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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
Be careful: You can clean the outsides of your ears with soap and water. Be careful not to put anything (q-tips, bobby pins, pens, fingernails) into your ear canals- you can do serious harm. So long as your eardrum is intact, you can use mineral oil to keep the wax accumulation down in the canal. If you are unsure, please see an ENT who can advise you more directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing loss: Many people have damage to their hearing mechanism either from trauma or infection. When the tiny sensory hairs in the cochlea are damaged, they will act as if they are hearing even when it is silent. Because the ringing is constant, that implies a long-term hearing problem. This can be evaluated by an audiologist who may recommend hearing aids if you are having difficulty hearing conversations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers