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What Happens If Someone Screams Really Loudly Into Your Ears Will I Lose My Hearing
Could be: Loud enough noise can damage the hearing mechanism without question. ...Read more
I have tinnitus and some hearing loss. Can a Dr tell by looking in your ears with otoscope if is wax or could wax be impacted way in and not visible?
Yes: Wax is always visible with otoscopeGet a more detailed answer ›
I (19) have meniere's disease for about a year. Can it be treated. At first only my left ear was ringing, but now both. Will I lose my hearing power.?
See an ENT doctor: Meniere's is difficult to "treat" permanently, but can often be "managed." what type of management depends on how bad your symptoms are and what level of hearing you have. You should be seen by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
56 year old husband with minor hearing loss has loud constant ringing in ears. What is causing this?
Time?: If this is only for a few seconds, it is probably not a problem, it it is consistently happening and for longer than a few minuts, especially if it happens in only one ear, you should see an ENT and also have a hearing test. Sometimes the ear just makes noises (tinnitus) but it can be a sign of previous hearing damage or hearing loss. ...Read more
Hearing loss: Do you use qtips, which just pushes the wax further in. Do you have any chronic dermatologic problems like eczema, which might make you more prone to build up debris in the canal. Do you do other things (oils, flushes, candling) in the ear canal that might irritate it and cause wax to build up. There also are just people who have heavier wax production and need to have a regular ear cleaning. ...Read more
You can.: Depending on the type of infections, where you get them, they can cause tympanic membrane perforation, scarring on the TM and alter the bones that are in charge of conducing noise. See your doctor, if this is a pattern, you might need to see an ENT specialist that can do special tests/ procedures to improve the situation. ...Read more
Just heard very loud pop in my ear loud enough to make me jump-like someone took plastic bubble wrap &popped it directly in ear. No hearing loss. Cause?
Ear popping: An audible pop in the ear could be caused by the eustachian tube opening suddenly, causing a pressure differential in the middle ear, which you hear as a pop. Another common source of popping in the ear can be the jaw popping with opening the mouth, typically. If this keeps happening, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate this and probably an ENT would be best. ...Read more
Just had sudden temporary hearing loss in right ear. Last week I had ringing and buzzing. I can hear now again but less loud then left ear!
I have been very sensitive to loud noises on both ears for more than 5 months. There is no hearing loss or ringing. What could be going on?
I have been having hearing loss and my ears are very sensitive to loud sounds even when the television is turned up I get veru irritable. Doyouknowwhy?
Dysacussis: Intolerance to loud noises (dysacussis) is often associated with a high frequency hearing loss. Irritability is the anxiety associated with the intolerance. It is obvious that an ENT exam and audiogram is necessary for a proper diagnosis and possible treatment. The symptoms require an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more
Is the sound of water and bubbles going past my ears when swimming front crawl loud enough to cause hearing loss?
No: Noise-induced hearing loss is based upon sound intensity and duration of exposure. 90 db is the sound intensity at which exposure for greater than 8 hours per day puts an individual at risk for hearing loss. Examples of 90 db would be hair dryer, motorcycle, blender, etc. The noise exposure from swimming is inadequate to cause such loss. ...Read more
Hearing loss I am a 40 year old female. I traveled to australia over two months ago with a pretty bad cold. My right ear was in a state and grew worse with the pressure changes, so much in fact, it was causing me great pain and I was hearing loud pops.
I am also afraid of doctors, and I am one...
I think your primary doctor can look in your ear to see if there is any damage (likely not, but the pressure problems can cause ear drum rupture--which would then relieve the pressure). They may also be able to see fluid in the middle ear (behind the ear drum). This problem can lasr weeks after the flight. If this continues, get a full hearing test and see an otolaryngologist (ent). Some medicines may speed your recovery: decongestant, nasal steroids, oral steroids (controversial), afrin. You may eventually need tubes. ...Read more
Tinnitus (constant and loud) in left ear/head, no hearing loss (test done), throat congestion, no nasal congestion, little hypersensitivity, from 18days?
LPR: Laryngopharyngeal edema (lpr) is a form of acid reflux that is often 'silent', meaning that heart burn is absent. If tiny amounts of acids make it high into the back of your throat, a dry cough, hoarseness, shortness of breath or ear fullness from eustachian tube irritation can develop. Treatment is to discontinue caffeine and alcohol, no late meals and otc-ppi such as Omeprazole before meals. ...Read more
Fortunately no: Good news is that your hearing is not in any danger at all from your alopecia. Alopecia and deafness are very different and are also caused by different disease processes. If you notice a change in your hearing, you may want to see an audiologist. In the meantime see your regular doctor to discuss hearing loss in more depth. Good luck. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I have dizzines 24/7 and back pressure in the back and top side of the head whith tinnitus, 1 ear exam abaut lose my hearing is good.
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have used hyrogen peroxide directly in ear for ear wax and during ear wax hudrogen peroxide goes in ear & after it I feeling lose my hearing more!? Its demage inside ear!? Can u plez suggest me what to do!?
Peroxide for earwax: Peroxide progressively breaks down earwax with repeated use. I recommend that my patients use 5 drops in their affected ear 2-3 times a day for 7 days when their ear is filled with wax. It is not unusual for ear to feel clogged and for hearing to be muffled until the wax resolves. You can see your local otolaryngologist for a thorough ear cleaning. ...Read more
I use Q tips too much, and cause bleeding/scabs in my ear because of it. Can I permanently lose my hearing from excessively damaging my ear canal?
Avoid Qtips: Abrasions or minor damage to the ear canal could cause possible infection in the outer ear, or irritation and bleeding. Typically it should not damage the deeper structures of the ear or affect hearing. Generally, Qtips are not recommended as the wax that is naturally produced is protective, and there is no need to remove it. If it becomes bothersome in can be gently washed out. ...Read more
Feeling dizzy and everything sounds funny in my head. Cause for concern? A few weeks ago I had a cold that made me lose my hearing in one ear for days
Anxiety, see a PCP: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have had an ear infection for over a year and am sure im starting to lose my hearing. I got amox-clav 875 mg tabs. But not sure how much to take?
See an ENT doctor: Do not self-medicate. See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment. (s)he will order the appropriate studies to determine the reason for persistent or recurrent middle ear fluid in a 21-year-old, then explain all needed medical ; surgical treatments. (s)he will also order an audiological exam to determine your degree of hearing loss, if any. Stop messing around, with your hearing at stake. ...Read more
I get dizzyness and headaches and when I lay on my stomach it feels like pressure in my head also feel like I lose my hearing in one ear even tho I don't I can still hear any ideas what this could be??
Positional headache: Any time a headache changes with position it is a hood idea to get checked out just to be sure everything is normal in your brain. The feeling of fullness in the ear is also somewhat atypical for a regular migraine so I would be sure to ask your doctor about an mri. ...Read more
Tinnitus (constant, loud, in head), hyperacusis (very little), no hearing loss (test done), started after earpain, pluggedear (only first 4days), from 30days?
See an ENT doctor: Get this assessed professionally, not over the internet. ...Read more
While I was reading, I started hearing loud screaming voices in my head. What could this be? I only had two hours of sleep last night.
Sleep deprivation: Can cause unusual symptoms including hallucinations. On the other hand, hearing voices in your head on a daily basis is a serious condition that requires medical attention particularly if the voices are telling you to hurt yourself or someone else. Seek medical attention promptly if this happens. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Can someone screaming at you, after time and time again, cause hearing loss? I'm only fourteen and have been diagnosed with moderate hearing loss.
If someone has done something to experience possible hearing loss (ex.: someone screaming) how long does it take before the hearing loss will kick in?
May not: Some one screaming once in a while should not cause hearing loss. Most often progressive hearing loss occurs due to constant noise at the same frequency and high decibel levels. Occupations that are prone airport personnel on the field, jackhammers, rock concerts- sounds ranging above 90 db. It is hard to predict who are prone and how long it may take. ...Read more
No: Ringing in the ears, tinnitus, does not have to be associated with a hearing loss. An audiogram can demonstrate a hearing loss. Remember, the human inner ear, even in the presence of normal hearing, may have loss of the organ of hearing for the very high frequencies, such as 10, 000 to 16, 000 cycles per second. This loss of hair cells in the very basal turn of the cochlea may cause tinnitus. ...Read more
Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read more
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