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Was outside in -10 C. Now left ear rings for as long as a sound is played or spoken. Just certain vocals and high pitched sounds.

Was outside in -10 C. Now left ear rings for as long as a sound is played or spoken. Just certain vocals and high pitched sounds.

You are describing: the response of the ear to a noxious injury LOUD SOUNDS are the most common (eg a gunshot etc) I suppose intense cold could damage as well but you have to check this with an Audiologist!! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do high pitched sounds like vacuum make me want to leave room? Hurt my ears.

Why do high pitched sounds like vacuum make me want to leave room? Hurt my ears.

May have hyperacusis: There is a condition called hyperacusis in which certain sounds can be painful. Sometimes it can occur in patients with underlying hearing loss. I recommend you see an ENT doctor to have a hearing test and an ear exam. ...Read more

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What can cause a swishing sound in ears when hearing high pitched sounds? Ear tests were ok and doc said i just had sensitive ears so should i accept?

What can cause a swishing sound in ears when hearing high pitched sounds? Ear tests were ok and doc said i just had sensitive ears so should i accept?

May be other entity: There are other "things" that can cause one to hear swishing sounds in the ear so if your doctor has only sent you for audiometry testing you could inquire as to their opinion in performing some other tests to rule out something abnormal within the inner ear or even the neck itself. It is slightly odd that only high pitched sounds seem to trigger the noise though. I'm not sure what that indicates. ...Read more

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Can a wax blockage in your ear cause a high pitched ringing only during loud noises, as well as being sensitive to sounds? Ive had a partially blocked ear all day, it got worse when I itched it and pushed more wax in. Is this common with blockages?

Can a wax blockage in your ear cause a high pitched ringing only during loud noises, as well as being sensitive to sounds? Ive had a partially blocked ear all day, it got worse when I itched it and pushed more wax in. Is this common with blockages?

Yes, medical eval: needed. You may have wax touching your eardrum causing the ringing, or you may have damaged your eardrum when manipulating the wax. Evaluation by a medical professional is advisable. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My balance is off, I have double vision, and I keep hearing really high pitched sound in my ears. What can I do?

My balance is off, I have double vision, and I keep hearing really high pitched sound in my ears. What can I do?

Diplopia tinnitus: The inner ear affects balance and visual coordination. When it malfunctions tinnitus (high pitched ringing in the ear (s) is a common accompaniment. If available, you should consult with a neuro-otologist who can sort this out. Otherwise an otolaryngologist can be very important (ent doctor). Do this soon as hearing can be affected. ...Read more

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I had a TIA on nov 3rd and 10 days after the attack I have a high pitched sound in the right side of my brain, (not ears) is it from medications?

I had a TIA on nov 3rd and 10 days after the attack I have a high pitched sound in the right side of my brain, (not ears) is it from medications?

Unusual descript.: A sound "in your brain" can only be one of three things: 1) a true external sound with acoustic interference 2) a miscue of the auditory center within the brain responsible for localization of sound or 3) misplacement of inner narrative (as occurs with schizophrenia). You are likely suffering from #2. Certain meds are known to cause tinnitus or "ringing." please discuss with your doctors. ...Read more

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Had a large pop and then really high pitched whining in ear that woke me up last night. Currently dizzy, echo in ears, 96.3 temp, sounds intensified.

Had a large pop and then really high pitched whining in ear that woke me up last night. Currently dizzy, echo in ears, 96.3 temp, sounds intensified.

Get checked: This could represent a spontaneous (versus traumatic) rupture of your eardrum. Please go get this checked by your doc tomorrow or very soon. Be well! ...Read more