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What are possible causes of ringing of ears?

What are possible causes of ringing of ears?

Tinnitus: You would need to be evaluated by your otolaryngologist and your audiologist to get more info about the cause. Loud noises and head injuries are two common reasons for chronic tinnitus. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in the ears. Can be of unknown origin, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerves, ...Read more


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What are the causes of tinnitis?

What are the causes of tinnitis?

Hearing damage: Generally, you can think of tinnitus as a "phantom limb" syndrome following loss of some of your hearing (usually high frequency hearing loss). A hearing test may be useful. ...Read more

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What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

Many things: While inner ear problems like meniere's are on the list, the list is long and includes migraines. Only a good medical evaluation by your doctor, testing, and possibly ENT or neurology evaluations can really answer this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ear ringing?

What are the causes of ear ringing?

Local nerve damage: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears caused by damage to the hearing nerve. It can come from a one-time event (rock concert) or multiple events over time. It is typically heard at the frequency of the damage. It is essentially the brain thinking it heard a sound at that frequency when there is no sound. The brain hears it because of the damage and does not always resolve completely. ...Read more

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What causes tinnitus?

What causes tinnitus?

Problems inner ear: Tinnitus is located usually within the inner ear auditory apparatus, but referred sounds could be due to extra cranial vasculature stenosis, or even transmitted cardiac sounds. Rarely, arteriovascular malformations cause tinnitus-like issues, and hyperthyroidism may cause venous hums. ...Read more

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Is increasingly worsening tinnitus cause for concern?What are some of the causes of an increased volume or persistence of ringing?

Is increasingly worsening tinnitus cause for concern?What are some of the causes of an increased volume or persistence of ringing?

Persistent Tinnitus: Great quest. Although tinnitus is a common (typically benign) condition, it is worth mentioning any changes to a specialist. It can result from a # of diff causes (meds, vascular, neurologic) but most are idiopathic (unknown cause). Standard eval inclds a hearing test, followed by an ENT exam. History is important, so before your visit, try to write down all your sympt's & what makes better/worse. ...Read more

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What are the common causes dizziness and loss of memory?

What are the common causes dizziness and loss of memory?

Dizziness & memory: Dizziness and memory loss occurring together should prompt a visit to your primary doctor or neurologist. Conditions like stroke or other neurologic disorders need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are the major causes of benign positional vertigo?

What are the major causes of benign positional vertigo?

Loose otoconia: The most accepted hypothesis for benign positional vertigo is loose otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) from the utricle ( a structure in the inner ear). When you move your head in a critical position, these crystals move and stimulate the inner ear balance mechanism and the room spins around (vertigo) for 10 to 30 seconds. It is usually self limited and can respond to head exercises. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

Blood pressure: The most frequent symptoms of low blood pressure can be dizziness and temporary loss of side vision (closing in). Be sure to have this checked out first with a simple blood pressure test. ...Read more

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Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

Causes of loss of peripheral vision?

Retina-optic nerve: Peripheral vision loss may be a retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, rare drug toxicities, immune retinopathy, retinal infection, and glaucomatous optic neuropathy. In the brain migraine, and certain types of stroke can cause a loss of peripheral vision. Transient obscurations of vision may be low blood pressure. An eye examination with dilation should identify the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes or sources of tinnitis?

see below: Tinnitus is not a disease, but a non-specific symptom that can be brought on by a mental or physical ‘change’, not necessarily related to hearing in the ear or the auditory pathway. Tinnitus can start gradually or suddenly and for some people are easily related to a specific cause. Scientists disagree over the exact nature of tinnitus; it is believed to involve processes in both the ear and brain. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of temporary loss of vision?

What are the common causes of temporary loss of vision?

No one best answer: Temporary loss my be innocuous. Blurred vision from dryness, wrong glasses, medication side effects are temporary but so are many other more serious conditions that may lead to sudden and maybe permanent loss. Mini strokes to the eye or brain, intermittent glaucoma attacks, optic neuritis, small hemorrhages in the eye (diabetics) to name a few. See your eye md asap. ...Read more

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Possible causes of chronic ear pain?

Possible causes of chronic ear pain?

Ear Pain: Infections (internal and external), ear wax, throat infections, vascular issues, TMJ problems, dental infections, salivary gland problems and numerous other diagnoses can be involved. See your doctor who may refer you to an ENT specialist in some cases. ...Read more

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What are causes of deafness?

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What are causes of deafness?

Deaf: Aging, noise, genetics, illnesses such as otosclerosis or autoimmune disease, neurological such as stroke or ms, medications such as some antibiotics or Aspirin or nsaids or diuretics, chemicals such as lead or mercury or gasoline, physical trauma to ears or brain. ...Read more

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Which causes of hearing loss are most common?

Which causes of hearing loss are most common?

Myriad: Most often is due to wax in the ear canal. Also, due to fluid build up behind ear drum or ear infection. Aging process and noise exposure will also produce this. ...Read more

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Causes of headaches and treatment?

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Causes of headaches and treatment?

Headache- 200 types: In 2004, the International Headache Society published the Classification and Diagnostic Criteria for Headache Disorders. There are more than 200 types of headaches. Visit AHS for more information: http://www.americanheadachesociety.org/ ...Read more

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Is increasingly worsening tinnitus cause for concern?What are some of the causes of an increased volume or persistence of ringing?

Persistent Tinnitus: Great quest. Although tinnitus is a common (typically benign) condition, it is worth mentioning any changes to a specialist. It can result from a # of diff causes (meds, vascular, neurologic) but most are idiopathic (unknown cause). Standard eval inclds a hearing test, followed by an ENT exam. History is important, so before your visit, try to write down all your sympt's & what makes better/worse. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus cause headaches ?

Can tinnitus cause headaches ?

Not usually: Unless the tinnitus is associated with an enlarging acoustic neuroma, there is no other relationship. Tinnitus involves degeneration of the hearing, and headaches are due to non-ear etiologies. ...Read more

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Tinnitus is a high pitched sound. what can tinnitus cause?

Tinnitus is a high pitched sound. what can tinnitus cause?

Hearing loss: Although the question should more appropriately be what causes tinnitus, the best answer to give you is that in some patients at the beginning of their awareness of the sound in the ear, they become depressed, anxious and unhappy. Tinnitus does not cause anything else. But the presence of tinnitus, particularly, unilateral tinnitus rarely can be associated with an acoustic tumor. ...Read more

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So is tinnitus caused by one loud exposure, in my case empty bb gun, more likely to go away over time then not going away at all?

Yes: One loud noise exposure from a gun is enough to cause tinnitus. It may resolve but there is no way of knowing. Also determine if you have developed a high frequency hearing loss. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus cause you to become deaf?

No: The origin of tinnitus is in the central auditory pathways of the brain. As such it does not lead to deafness. However, most people with loud tinnitus can notice some hearing loss because the brain producing noise will mask the environmental sound from being perceived. Particularly if the tinnitus is loud. ...Read more

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How to diagnose tinnitus caused by cervical (neck) issue? Which medical professional should I consult?

How to diagnose tinnitus caused by cervical (neck) issue? Which medical professional should I consult?

Neck?: Tinnitus is a phenomenon involving the VIIIth cranial nerve, which is nowhere near your neck. I fail to see how a neck "issue" (whatever that means) could have anything to do with it. Tinnitus usually falls within the purview of otorhinolaryngology. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus cause hearing loss?

Related: We usually think of it as the other way around. But, there can be tinnitus with normal hearing. Get a formal hearing test from an ent/audiology team and see what's really going on. There are ways to treat tinnitus without surgery. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus caused by TMJ permanent? Is exercise of back and neck a good home remedy for tmj?

Is tinnitus caused by TMJ permanent? Is exercise of back and neck a good home remedy for tmj?

No: get both your ear and TMJ checked for unresolved infection. Get your TMJ checked for joint loading. Sometimes both issues are at play causing the ear ringing. ...Read more

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Tinnitus causes? Not sure if it is a coincidence, but the right side of my nasal cavity is a bit stuffed up the last 3 days.

It's a coincidence: Tinnitus has several possible causes. If you're concerned, you should look up the differential diagnosis. In the absence of symptoms or signs referable to adjacent cranial nerves, I would be most concerned about hearing loss. A primary care doc can do a quick & dirty in-office hearing test or, if (s)he thinks it's indicated, can refer you for an audiogram & also possibly an electronystagmogram. ...Read more

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Is the tinnitus caused by celexa (citalopram) temporary? I got rid of it before but I dint remember how it disappeared. It was very difficult for awhile

Is the tinnitus caused by celexa (citalopram) temporary? I got rid of it before but I dint remember how it disappeared. It was very difficult for awhile

Ear ringing: ear ringing is typically due to toxin, pathogen, or allergen in the TM joint, or ear. Sometimes biomechanical factors associated with the TM joint can cause ear ringing. Get checked ...Read more

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Does tinnitus cause cyst in the parotid gland?

Does tinnitus cause cyst in the parotid gland?

No: Tinnitus is a symptom where you hear noise that is not present in your environment. Cyst in the parotid develops independent of that. ...Read more

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How is the treatment for multiple sclerosis? Will my tinnitus (caused by multiple sclerosis) go away after i treat it?

How is the treatment for multiple sclerosis? Will my tinnitus (caused by multiple sclerosis) go away after i treat it?

Hard to predict.: If you have Multiple Sclerosis, you should be using specific MS medication, and do NOT understand why you are using ginkgo, which is totally useless for any neurological disease. Tinnitus may be due to inner ear issue and best to evaluate using audiological/ otological testing. ...Read more

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Is there a way to reduce tinnitus caused by Chiari malformation? Its my only troublesome symptom. Sometimes they ring bad sometimes it's very bearable

Is there a way to reduce tinnitus caused by Chiari malformation? Its my only troublesome symptom. Sometimes they ring bad sometimes it's very bearable

Muscle spasms: muscle spasms in the neck from any cause, including arnold chiari can cause ringing in the ears. The only semi reliable treatment I have found is botox. Surgery for the Arnold Chiari in my experience makes it worst. ...Read more

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Is it usual for the pulsatile tinnitus caused by IIH to go away when pressing on the neck, and return once you let go?

Is it usual for the pulsatile tinnitus caused by IIH to go away when pressing on the neck, and return once you let go?

Yes: When you press on your neck you are reducing the blood flow to the brain, so the tinnitus stops. When you relax your pressure the blood flow return to its usual state so the tinnitus returns. Talk to your doctor about treatment alternatives. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus caused by ear wax?

No: The causes of tinnitus is very numerous including noise exposure, head trauma, medications, and infections. Ear wax, though it can make tinnitus more conspicuous by making internal sounds more obvious, is not known to provoke tinnitus. ...Read more

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Can a myringotomy worsen existing tinnitus (cause unknown)? Myringotomy to alleviate excruciating ear pressure

Can a myringotomy worsen existing tinnitus (cause unknown)? Myringotomy to alleviate excruciating ear pressure

2 questions: Myringotomy can not have an effect on tinnitus unless you have middle ear fluid. Tinnitus is now considered a central (brain synchronicity problem). The pressure question again can only answered by the middle ear being full of thick fluid causing pressure and hearing loss. Middle ear fluid rarely causes excruciating ear pressure unless you have pus under pressure. You need accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible that tinnitus cause throat tightness?

Is it possible that  tinnitus cause throat tightness?

Possibly: Tinnitus & throat tightness may have common cause involving the eustacian tube (connects middle ear to the throat). It functions as a drain & pressure equalizer for the middle ear. Tinnitus occurs in 10-20% of people esp as they get older. Holding your nostrils & gently blowing against a closed mouth may relieve pressure. If it persists it is best to consult your doctor to determine cause & tx. ...Read more

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Tinnitus caused by retracted tympanic membrane will go away? How do I treat it? My doctor told me to try vasalva technique and take nose drops.

Tinnitus caused by retracted tympanic membrane will go away? How do I treat it? My doctor told me to try vasalva technique and take nose drops.

Likely temporary: Tinnitus may be caused by multiple etiologies: Hearing loss, noise exposure, medication side effects, allergies, eustachian tube dysfunction, trauma, infection to name a few. Valsalva (autoinsufflation), decongestant, nasal steroid spray and time usually suffice. Occasionally a temporary oral steroid will hasten resolution. If persistent audiogram and ENT (otolaryngology) follow up is warreted ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in ears = tinnitus = ...Read more