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Why do I keep hearing white noise in my head every night?

Why do I keep hearing white noise in my head every night?

Normal blood flow.: You're probably hearing the blood flowing through blood vessels in the ear area. When you have your ear on a pillow or mattress, you're blocking out environmental noises, so the normal noises of circulation become audible. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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White Noise (Definition)

Some crying children are calmed by white noise or shushing noise from parents (perhaps reminiscent of sounds the babies heard in the womb). Such noise can be very helpful for children with colic, especially in combination ...Read more


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I have had a moderate headache with white noise in my head and neck pain for 2 weeks. Also hear clicking sound in my head when walking. Please help.?

I have had a moderate headache with white noise in my head and neck pain for 2 weeks. Also hear clicking sound in my head when walking. Please help.?

Tension type: Headache. There is no evidence that white noise can cause headaches. The symptoms you have presented are similar with tension type headache. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause constant white noise in my ears and a fullness in my head?

What could cause constant white noise in my ears and a fullness in my head?

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

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Swooshing white noise type in ears, mucus feel at the bottom of throat have slight head Ache in eyes&left side head sometimes when I cough, move head?

Swooshing white noise type in ears, mucus feel at the bottom of throat have slight head Ache in eyes&left side head sometimes when I cough, move head?

Infection: Sounds like an infection of the sinuses and / or middle ears. If you do not have a fever and have had the symptoms less than 10 days you can try treating it with rest, fluids and OTC meds like dayquil / nyquil, advil, Robitussin / mucinex (guaifenesin). If the symptoms last over 10 days, if you get vertigo or a fever of 101 or more, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I keep hearing white noise or ringing in my ear?

Why do I keep hearing white noise or ringing in my ear?

Good question: Ringing in the ears is a very common complaint seen in an ENT office. If the sound is symmetrical in both ears, it is probably of no concern. If it only on one side, a complete ear workup is mandatory.
If it is the result of excessive noise exposure, it is usually not correctable. The why in your question is that the most modern concept is a synchronous electrical discharge from the brain. ...Read more

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When I burp, I can feel my right ear having some pain. Put some ear solution but it's not getting better and I keep hearing those white noise. Why?

When I burp, I can feel my right ear having some pain. Put some ear solution but it's not getting better and I keep hearing those white noise. Why?

Get checked: Ear pain can be caused by either infection associated with either the ear or with the TM joint. Biomechanical factors with the TM joint could also be a cause for such ear pain. Get checked by an ENT or TM joint expert. ...Read more

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Tinnitus have had tinnitus since serving in the engine rooms of warships in the '70s. Right ear, high frequency ringing, always there. Left ear is clear. Doctors generally tell me to play background music or white noise. Just wondering if there have been

The: The causes of tinnitus are many, and the treatment needs to be individualized, you likely have some noise induced hearing loss with tinnitus, and this may respond to medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) or a benzodiazepine. Other techniques like tinnitus retraining therapy may help where an audiologist finds the frequency of your noise and tries to eliminate it.

An excellent website for sufferers of tinnitus is from the american tinnitus association

http://www. Ata. Org/for-patients/tips

the techniques listed by the other doctors are correct that tinnitus is worse when the ambient noise level is low and playing background music or white noise may make it less noticeable, but each case may have a unique cause and the more you can describe when it occurs and relate it to things like blood pressure or exercise or straining, the more likely the doctor will be able to make it better.

Finally since your tinnitus is unilateral, an MRI of your brain and iac is indicated to rule out a mass in the nerve of hearing.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does white noise make some people sleep?

Why does white noise make some people sleep?

Blocks out stuff: White noise is helpful for some people because it floods the senses with a signal that doesn't require any thinking to sort out - it's not the same as music or tv so the brain can 'tune it out' meanwhile other stimulus are not allowed in. Doesn't work for everyone. ...Read more

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Why do I like the sound of staticy white noise?

Blocks out stuff: White noise is helpful for some people because it floods the senses with a signal that doesn't require any thinking to sort out - it's not the same as music or tv so the brain can 'tune it out' meanwhile other stimulus are not allowed in. Doesn't work for everyone. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a white noise machine be bad for you?

Please tell me, could a white noise machine be bad for you?

I hope not: Because we use multiple white noise machines at our Behavioral Health Clinic to block out noise from various therapy sessions. ...Read more

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How does a white noise app work?

How does a white noise app work?

White noise: It produces white noise, which is noise just below the threshold of what we usually hear. It can be used to help muffle noise, so you can sleep. It also can help people who have ringing in their ears. ...Read more

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Can white noise at the work place be harmful?

Can white noise at the work place be harmful?

Possibly: Any noise, if loud enough, can cause hearing loss. More information would be necessary to conclusively answer your question. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration may be a resource for you. ...Read more

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What can I use to make white noise in my room?

Cheap: You can try simply tuning a clock radio between stations, at a very low volume. There are other options, but this one is free. ...Read more

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Does this white noise work better than the humming of my fan?

Does this white noise work better than the humming of my fan?

Sleeping tight: Ambient background noise preferences can vary from person to person. There is no right or wrong choice, only a choice that is best for you! Give it a try and see if it helps better than your existing fan. ...Read more

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Hearing white noise after sex?

Hearing white noise after sex?

??????: I am not sure what your question is. Can you pplease explain it a little more thoroughly? What is white noise, when after sex, immediately, minutes later? How long does it last? Any other medical problems? Any meds? Viagra/cialis? ...Read more

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Can white noise be disruptive to my deep sleep?

Can white noise be disruptive to my deep sleep?

White noise effects: Most people buy white-noise machines or recordings to block out occasional/intermittent sounds like honking horns, barking dogs, etc. While some work better than others, many people find they help them fall and/or remain asleep. Their effectiveness can vary with level of fatigue and depth of sleep cycle. Anyone caring for a baby or child should avoid anything that will make it hard to hear crying. ...Read more

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What white noise level should I listen to to make me sleep?

Low as possible: White noise is often used to help shut out other noises and eases the transition from wakefulness to sleep for many people. Turn the volume as low as possible, as repeated exposure to any loud noise may result in small but cummulative hearing loss. ...Read more

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What to do if you need to sleep with 'white noise' in hotel?

What to do if you need to sleep with 'white noise' in hotel?

Bring your own white: Noise with you & use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable >. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be using a 'white noise' all the the time when I sleep?

Is it ok to be using a 'white noise' all the the time when I sleep?

That may be a good: Strategy for sleep - it is ok. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath >. ...Read more

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Do white noise machines affect your hearing if you use them nightly for decades?

Shouldn't: Although it is possible if you had the machine up very loud. At average volume settings there should be very little, if any, risk of hearing loss. ...Read more

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What is white noise therapy for tinnitus?

Background noise: Tinnitus treatments are unfortunately limited. Besides just living with it, there are limited medications (a google search will find >2 million options) that are truly efficacious. White noise therapy, or background noise therapy involves drowning out the tinnitus with items such as noise makers, ceiling fans, background music, etc. If additional symptoms present, Audiologist/ENT eval is vital ...Read more

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Why do my ears feel overwhelmed by white noise?

Tinnitus: This question has been addressed a number of times.
Ent docs see this problem all the time. A number of questions arise. Are you exposed to loud noise (hunting, noisy occupation)? Your question suggests that both ears are involved. Although this is likely a perfectly benign condition, you should have an ear examination and a hearing test. Tinnitus is presently thought to be a central problem. ...Read more

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Do white noise machines affect your hearing when you listen at bedtime?

Do white noise machines affect your hearing when you listen at bedtime?

Maybe: Usually white noise or ambient noise machines help one to tune out distracting sounds and help one to sleep better. If they are fairly loud it could affect your hearing but normally the volume shouldn't be that high anyway. ...Read more