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What Causes Ringing In My Ears
TINNITUS(RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor , following common conditions allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more
Tinnitus: Ringing in ear is a kind of degenerative process that is more common in people who had been exposed to loud noises, but can happen to everybody. Might stay for the rest of your life. If it is associated with dizziness, or hearing loss, then needs evaluation. White noise at bed site might mask the ringing in ear. People gets frustrated, but you need to know that it is not a dangerous condition. ...Read more
Tinnitus: Tinnitus usually goes along with hearing loss. Nerve damage due to noise &/or aging often causes ringing. Medications: Aspirin or other non-steroidals (ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) etc.) cause tinnitus. Caffeine, nicotine, can increase tinnitus. Diuretics or certain antibiotics can cause it-- no medicine shown to cure tinnitus. Try masking noises like a fan or radio. Get ears and hearing checked. ...Read more
High blood pressure: Normally one doesn't hear their own heartbeat. However sound travels in the direction of (blood) flow & the only way it gets amplified is if there is more. That happens frequently (but not most of the time) with high blood pressure, or hypertension (also known as the silent killer, but perhaps u r lucky it's not silent in your case). See a doctor, get your blood pressure checked during an episode. ...Read more
Tinnitis: You are describing the classic symptom of tinnitis, or 'ringing in ears.' If it persists longer than a few minutes or comes back often then make an ENT appointment with audiogram (hearing test). A primary care clinic visit is low yield for tinnitis as the physical exam is almost always normal. Audio +/- vestibular exam usually lead to a diagnosis. ...Read more
No: Most cases of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is not due to allergies. It is a common condition in older folks. It is usually caused by nerve damage (of the nerve that carries sound). It could be age related, hereditary, or form damage from constant exposure to loud noises (gun fire in the military, loud rock music etc., ) or rarely after some antibiotic use and eustachian tube dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wax: It can be an external issue, with cerumen (/wax) buildup that needs removed, or can be an internal problem, with clogged / blocked eustachian tubes. Can also be medication effect, virus, etc. So, should be seen, by your dr or an urgent care dr to identify or rule out the "easy" things. If symptoms persist, follow up with ent. ...Read more
What diseases are a symptoms constant noise (ringing) in the ears (in my head) and sometimes laying and weight in my ears?
Multiple: Hearing loss, ear infection, fluid behind the ear drums, meniere's disease, difficulty normalizing the pressure behind the ear drum, and rarely a tumor on the hearing or balance nerves call all cause this problem. See your doctor and have your ears (and possibly hearing) checked to figure this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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