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Sudden Noise In Ear
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
Sudden left ear feel clogged, some hear loss with tinnitus, vanishes in 3-7 secs, also ear (clicks) when someone stops speaking or noise stop?
Recurring warmth followed by pain in ear. Started years ago after sudden loud noise in headphones. ENT says ears look normal, hearing test confirms.
ENT : I would have a consultation with an ENT specialist. Preferably one that has interest and expertise in auditory disorders. Hope this helps! ...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
Not great choices: Your best bet is to try to avoid loud noises and wear hearing protection when you are around loud noises. Also decrease caffeine and alcohol intake as much as possible. It used to be that ENT doctors offices would do Lidocaine IV drips for this but it is not really done anymore. No great medicine available just protect and help your ears as much as possible. Also see your dr and see if wax also. ...Read more
If noise caused permanent damage to the ears why does the ringing noise go away after just a few days?
This time...: Ringing in the ears after a noise exposure means you suffered a "threshold shift". This is usually something that could be measured with a hearing test. That is, if you had a hearing test before the exposure and even weeks after the exposure, you would see a drop in your hearing. Your ear may partially heal itself, hence the ringing going away. Some noise damage could cause permanent ringing. ...Read more
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