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Sudden Loud Noise
Something happened years ago and am now reminded of it. I haven't talked about it. I have bad dreams and get upset and tingly at sudden loud noises?
Sometime I wake up panicked with fast palpitations & feeling anxious. No sudden loud noise or nightmares trigger it, out of the blue. Is this sinister?
More info: Do the palpitations awaken you or do you awaken with a startle which causes the heart to race? How fast is your pulse when you note the palpitations? How long do they last? Do you also get palpitations on other occasions. A pulse rate of 120 to 150 has more significance than one of 90, for example. A startle reaction may last a minute or 2 as opposed to significant tachycardia. Consult your md. ...Read more
After a sudden loud noise, my ears became plugged. Will listening to music right after this incident permanently ruin my hearing?
I was exposed to sudden loud noise and now my left ear is plugged. If I listen to music on headphones, will I lose hearing in my left ear Permanently.
This would be a good time for you to see an Ear specialist!
Hope all goes well.
PS: I an wearing Hearing aids and doing OK! ...Read more
Recurring warmth followed by pain in ear. Started years ago after sudden loud noise in headphones. ENT says ears look normal, hearing test confirms.
TMJ: Rule out other causes of ear pain including TMJ. See an oral surgeon to rule in/out TMJ. If TMJ, see a TMJ expert. ...Read more
Today I had a sudden loud ring noise in my ear and as I was sitting my vision became slanted momentarily. I might have been dehydrated. What is this?
Dehydrated: We don't have enough information as you didn't even provide us with your age let alone any medical or social history. If you think you were dehydrated then be mindful of keeping well hydrated with water during the day. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. ...Read more
I have ptsd. Is there anything I can do to stop these flash backs happening? Loud, sudden noises usually trigger them.
If you are: Experiencing a great deal of dissassociation then both a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and an atypical antipsychotic will likely be necessary. If you only have increased startle response to triggers then treatment could be less aggressive. Highly recommend cognitive processing therapy which is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy specific for ptsd. ...Read more
Upper airway obstruc:
Snoring is due to obstruction of your upper airway, usually due to some prominence of the soft tissues at the back of your throat as well as relaxation of those muscles when you sleep.
Treatment can be as simple as weight loss or not sleeping on your back, or a medical device called a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to keep the back of the throat from collapsing when asleep. ...Read more
It is possible: Is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Headache, vertigo, visual disturbances nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness, neck pain, stomach nose bleeding, visual and auditory hallucination are common symptoms. This condition must be professionally managed. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more
DEPENDS: dB X length:
N.I.H.L. (noice induced hearing loss) is due
to long or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels. The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before nihl can occur. Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after long exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss.
Nihl is 100 percent preventable! All individuals should understand the hazards of loud noise. & please protect hearing! ...Read more
Varies: The intensity of the murnur can vary depending on various patient factors, including the precise location of the defect in the wall, the size of the patient, the pressure on the right side of the heart, etc. However, a restrictive vsd will usually produce a prominent murmur. ...Read more
Why tolerate?: Loud snoring can be a sign of more serious medical issues. If someone snores loudly, and is overweight, and/or is tired during the day, they may have sleep apnea. Have the snorer see his/her doctor for further evaluation to determine if further testing is necessary. Don't tolerate loud snoring, as it could be a warning sign. ...Read more
Without more info...: ...its hard to say how normal or not this may be, but there are a variety of intestinal noises that are considered highly specific for pending obstruction, hypermotility, etc. Only examination can determine the significance of your abdominal sounds and/or symptoms. ...Read more
Many reasons: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface cartilage of the thigh bone that it rubs. Other causes could include a meniscus tear, plica, patellar tendonitis etc. Some fluid build up in the knee causes cracking. Try therapy, antiinflammatories, ice and sometimes a knee sleeve. See orthopedist. ...Read more
Damage to ear: Prolonged and sustained exposure to loud noises like guns, power tools and loud music can damage the very sensitive hair cells in your cochlea that allow you to hear. When these cells start to become permanently damaged then you will start to hear ringing in your ears. Try to protect your ears from this as much as possible with ear plugs and perhaps some of the ringing will decrease or disappear. ...Read more
Locking no: Foot should not "lock up" although I may not understand what that means to you. It is common to hear popping sounds. That is usually from a tendon snapping over a bony prominence. If one of the joints stops moving then it needs to be examined and x-ray by a podiatrist or orthopod ...Read more
Lower tolerance.: Your decreased tolerance to noise as you age could be due to a number of factors. You could be less occupied in your mind with other issues and therfore more sensitive to your immediate environment, there could be some emotional changes, and lastly there could be some early dementia. Increased hearing ability is not likely since the opposite usually occurs with aging. ...Read more
Good question: I live near an airport and wear earplugs at night because I am sensitive to the noise. It helps to some degree. There are machines that produce white noise that may help or make your own (turn on a fan, listen to music). Make sure you are nice and relaxed before getting into bed. Take a bath, drink some sleepytime tea and try to take your focus away from the noise and count those sheep! ...Read more
This is common: Many people with headache disorders are sensitive to loud noise. Loud noise can intensify existing headaches or cause new ones. The physiologic mechanisms are not fully understood. Changes in air pressure from sound waves is part of the cause but probably not the whole answer. ...Read more
Need support: I would think that if you are going to practice reading out loud, that you should do so with a speech coach or professional who has dealt with studdering. I would assume that there are varying ways to help treat studdering, and each case may only work as a custom program. ...Read more
Your diet and you: I'll bet the answer lies in the interaction of the food in your diet and it's affect on the bacterial balance of your microbiome. You may want to experiment with a probiotic and/or a prebiotic. Studies suggest our microbiome is as unique to us as our fingerprints! So there is no "one size fits all" recommendation for probiotics. Try a large serving of asparagus and see if you feel better or worse. ...Read more
Definitely a trigger: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, high altitude, sensory input such as glaring or flashing lights, sunlight, loud noises, and exposure to odors, head trauma, and stress have all been implicated in migrain ...Read more
No: This varies from woman to woman.Get a more detailed answer ›
Wake Up Snoring: Loud snorers often do "wake up", but not due to the loudness of the snoring, but due to dropping oxygen in the blood. The wakes don't have to mean fully awake, but more commonly involve tossing and turning, especially if the snoring leads to reduction of airflow for more than ten seconds. Go see your doctor. ...Read more