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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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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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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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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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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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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

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When ever I hear loud sounds or high-pitched noises I get an ear ache and a slight headache. Why?

Ear pain: Intratympanic muscles are contracting to protect the ear from noise. These stretch or tense the eardrum which activates receptor pain fibers. Best to use ear plugs or a headset if such exposure is anticipated. Headache caused by muscle tension or splinting. ...Read more

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I had high-pitched ringing and blood rushing sound in ears for years? Is this impending brain aneurysm?!

I had high-pitched ringing and blood rushing sound in ears for years? Is this impending brain aneurysm?!

Probably not: Your symptoms are not uncommon, but if you have not checked it out with your doctor, it would be wise to do so. The only way to check out impending brain aneurysm is to have special studies of brain circulation (cat scan, mri). ...Read more

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Do I have tinnitus? Often I get a noise in my ears, but it is a low "wa" sound that reverberates when other people talk, not a high-pitched ringing.

Do I have tinnitus? Often I get a noise in my ears, but it is a low "wa" sound that reverberates when other people talk, not a high-pitched ringing.

You may have: Tinnitus however your symptoms are more consistent with wax build up in the ears. Have your health care provider clean out your ears or use a product like Debrox at home. ...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? I've 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? I've 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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What is wrong with my ears electronics hurt my ear now? A weak ago I had lots of wax in my ears the doctor cleaned out all the wax I went home now when its quiet I hear a high-pitched sound from the television and when its quiet I hear a hissing sound my

If : If the doctors cleaned a large amount of wax out of your ears, you may simply be hearing things you couldn't hear with your ears plugged. I'm not sure what you mean by your ears being sensitive to electronics. If you mean you are hearing more hissing and high-pitched sounds, it could just mean you can hear better. If you mean wearing ear buds and earphones hurts, it may be that your ear cartilage is sore from using electronics too much. Sometimes the ear canals can get bruised cleaning wax out of the ears, and that could cause discomfort as well. If the problem is slowly improving, I would wait. If getting worse, return to your doctor, or an ear doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My ear hurts when there is a loud or high pitch sound. What should I do?

Ear plugs: Some people are particularly sensitive to loud noises, and if you are, you should wear ear plugs during loud events. ...Read more

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In my left ear high pitch noises sound robotic like. What is the cause I would be great-full for your help?

In my left ear high pitch noises sound robotic like. What is the cause I would be great-full for your help?

Tinnitus : You could be suffering from tinnitus or ringing of the ears. The causes include an ear infection, exposure to loud noises, Ménière's disease, an acoustic neuroma, to high blood pressure and head and Dneck tumors. A new tinnitus should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I've woken up to my right ear sort of ringing sound high pitch but only when there's noise so not when there quiet?

Hi I've woken up to my right ear sort of ringing sound high pitch but only when there's noise so not when there quiet?

Tinnitus: High pitched ringing is tinnitus, a sensation created by the brain when insufficient or abnormal signal sent from the ear (like phantom leg syndrome). It is experienced by persons with normal hearing exposed to silence. It persists after severing the auditory nerve. If occurring less than 3 weeks and stable, then suspect noise exposure, head trauma, wax, medication side effect, infection, TMJ. ...Read more

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I have a high pitch sound in my left ear. I'm getting over a cold and I have terrible ringing in just my left ear. Will it go away on its own?

I have a high pitch sound in my left ear. I'm getting over a cold and I have terrible ringing in just my left ear. Will it go away on its own?

Possible: Unusual for viral illness to cause unilateral ear ringing (tinnitus), but some meds taken for a cold more often can cause tinnitus (eg NSAIDS or antibiotics). Even excessive earwax and eardrum irritation can result in ringing. There are many other potential causes, which warrants discussion with a physician. Rarely, unilateral tinnitus can be due to tumor or blood vessel problem. ...Read more

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High pitch ringing in ears for years when its very quiet sometimes feels like blood rushing and there is a whoosing sound or my ears feel clogged, why?

High pitch ringing in ears for years when its very quiet sometimes feels like blood rushing and there is a whoosing sound or my ears feel clogged, why?

Tinnitus : The symptoms you have are called tinnitus. Most of the time it is subjective. I. E no other person can hear that sound. Some times doctor may hear a sound with stethoscope on head or ear. This is called objective tinnitus. For subjective sound no effective treatment is available. For objective sound there is possibility of successible treatment ...Read more