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I hear this ringing sound for like two seconds almost every month in my lifted ear only could it be my unborn child's heartbeat I'm hearing I need phe?

I hear this ringing sound for like two seconds almost every month in my lifted ear only could it be my unborn child's heartbeat I'm hearing I need phe?

Tinnitus: 2 seconds every month seems like a rare event to me. It's unlikely that ringing sound is fetal heartbeat. If worried, time rate of ringing sound. Fetal heart rate is 120-160 beats per minute or 2-3 beats per second. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/basics/definition/con-20021487 for more info. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Why is it that in a quiet room I hear my ears ringing?

Why is it that in a quiet room I hear my ears ringing?

No masking: When there is competing environmental sounds, the ringing in your ears can be "masked" or drowned out. This is why some physicians recommend the use of noise machines or air fans for those individuals who had difficulty sleeping due to the ringing when in a quiet setting. ...Read more

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When you hear your ears ringing, what is actually happening?

When you hear your ears ringing, what is actually happening?

Possible nerve damag: Many causes but a common cause is damage from too much noise to the auditory nerve or vascular insufficiency to the nerve area in the ear.

Stop using headphones with loud music and noises coming through. ...Read more

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What is helpful for menier's/tinnitus noises in ears and hearing difficulties?

What is helpful for menier's/tinnitus noises in ears and hearing difficulties?

Meniere's, tinnitus: If your tinnitus is worsening please get your hearing checked to make sure it is not getting worse.
Improving speech understanding with a hearing aid (if indicated) helps tinnitus. ...Read more

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Why would I hear a humming sound in my ears? Is that tinnitus or just my blood flowing?

Why would I hear a humming sound in my ears? Is that tinnitus or just my blood flowing?

Either: Tinnitus is usually a ringing noise but the term can be applied to any noise heard in the absence of external stimuli. Many people can hear blood flowing in their head especially if middle ear problems are present. ...Read more

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Fullness in ear and decreased hearing, slight tinnitus. Due to my grinding on that side?

Fullness in ear and decreased hearing, slight tinnitus. Due to my grinding on that side?

See an ENT ASAP: There are a few things that can cause the symptoms you are noticing, including TMJ disorder or cranio-mandibular disorders. Tinnitus, ear fullness and decreased hearing can also be symptoms of serious ear problems such as otosclerosis, meniere's disease and acoustic neuroma. I recommend you see an ENT for evaluation before writing it off as jaw, or TMJ related. ...Read more

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I had last 10 days Tinnitus in my ears. I haven't been exposed to any noise environment, neither accident. It's like you hear vibration. Any medicine?

I had last 10 days Tinnitus in my ears. I haven't been exposed to any noise environment, neither accident. It's like you hear vibration. Any medicine?

Long list of causes: List of causes of Tinnitus is very long. From Eustachian tube dysfunction, medication, vascular malformations, tumors, middle ear muscle spasms to temperomandibular joint problems. See a good ENT doctor who will take thorough history and arrow down the cause specific for your tinnitus symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Worrisome young heart hey, I had a friend that, while running, heard his heart beating in his ear, my first idea was pulsatile tinnitus, but later he explained that he could hear it stop for a few seconds. Not just a simple beat skip but literally stop. H

Worrisome young heart hey, I had a friend that, while running, heard his heart beating in his ear, my first idea was pulsatile tinnitus, but later he explained that he could hear it stop for a few seconds. Not just a simple beat skip but literally stop. H

Hello. : Hello. You really are a worrisome young heart. I have felt/ heard my heart beating around my temples a number of times when I was really exerting myself. From what you describe he was well with no symptoms. Because he did not hear his heart for a few seconds, it may have been beating or may have had a brief pause. If your friend develops problems with irregular heart rhythm patterns in the future, he has chest discomfort, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, those would be definite reasons to see a doctor. What you are describing doesn't really sound abnormal. Take care. ...Read more

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Could hydrocephalus be related to recurring sudden unilateral hearing losses with almost complete recovery, intermittent tinnitus or ear congestion?

Could hydrocephalus be related to recurring sudden unilateral hearing losses with almost complete recovery, intermittent tinnitus or ear congestion?

Hydrocephalus : Hydrocephalus is not associated tinnitus, hearing loss, ear congestion. Mastoiditis, middle ear infections, or other primary ear problems are likely the culprit. See an ears nose and throat surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have unilateral tinnitus. If l also hear slightly less well with that same ear, is acoustic neuroma still unlikely?

I have unilateral tinnitus. If l also hear slightly less well with that same ear, is acoustic neuroma still unlikely?

Acoustic Neuroma: An acoustic neuroma is a slow-growing tumor of the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. The symptoms vary based on the size of the tumor. Common symptoms include: abnormal feeling of movement (vertigo), hearing loss in the affected ear, ringing (tinnitus) in the affected ear, dizziness, headache, numbness in the face or one ear, pain in the face or one ear, and weakness of the face. ...Read more

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I got shot in the ear with an empty bb gun. And now I have tinnitus, so I got my ear check, my hearing was good. Is there any hope losing my tinnitus?

I got shot in the ear with an empty bb gun. And now I have tinnitus, so I got my ear check, my hearing was good. Is there any hope losing my tinnitus?

Could be temporary: Tinnitus, or ringing sensation in the ear, is often experienced after exposure to a sudden or prolonged loud noise, such as a gunshot or even being a loud concert. When it occurs after a single exposure, it can often be temporary. If persistent, you should seek further medical care. ...Read more

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Had shingles in ear and head 4mos ago. Lost hearing, still have heavy headedness and lost equalibrium will this ever go away will the tinnitus ever go?

Had shingles in ear and head 4mos ago. Lost hearing, still have heavy headedness and lost equalibrium will this ever go away will the tinnitus ever go?

See an ENT: If you haven't already you should see an ENT doctor. The hearing is unlikely to be restored at this point but you might benefit from a hearing aid or other treatment. Your balance is likely not "accommodating" well (the other inner ear taking over for this one) given that you're still dizzy... A course of "vestibular" physical therapy may be the answer to get you moving around normally again. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus in one ear with no hearing loss be fixed?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that cause tinnitus. I recommend you see an otolaryngologist for a full evaluation. Be prepared with your medical ; surgical history and write down ahead of time all the medications (even herbals ; vitamins) that you're taking. Plan to discuss when your problem started and the quality of the tinnitus (high-pitched? Rushing sound? Continuous? Rhythmic? Etc...). ...Read more

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Sudden left ear feel clogged, some hear loss with tinnitus, vanishes in 3-7 secs, also ear (clicks) when someone stops speaking or noise stop?

Sudden left ear feel clogged, some hear loss with tinnitus, vanishes in 3-7 secs, also ear (clicks) when someone stops speaking or noise stop?

First thought...: If this is new, then the first thought would be eustachian tube dysfunction leading to fluid build up in the middle ear. Inflammation in the nose and/or throat (sometimes due to acid reflux) is a common cause. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I lost some hearing with tinnitus in left ear while when I yawn my hearing comes bk 2 good, is that a pressure inside the ear & what's the solution?

I lost some hearing with tinnitus in left ear while when I yawn my hearing comes bk 2 good, is that a pressure inside the ear & what's the solution?

Rec: ear MD exam & a: Suspect that you may have scar tissue or adhesions from a past history of middle ear infection or injury. Recommend ear md microscope exam of ear and audiogram. ...Read more

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How long a feeling of fullness in ear and a tinnitus can last due an otitis middle aer? My infection gone but I can't hear yet. It passed 7 already :(.

How long a feeling of fullness in ear and a tinnitus can last due an otitis middle aer? My infection gone but I can't hear yet. It passed 7 already :(.

See your doctor : It may not have fully drained. If so you're hearing may seem dull until it clears. Ask for ear drops that have some steroid like hydrocortisone to get specific instructions on use. You may need to lie down for a few mins. During instillation, and put some cotton in to keep it there. You may need to ask whether short term decongestant can help you too. Stay away from dairy products too. Treat allergy. ...Read more

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Head cold for 8 days. Blocked ears/pressure/hearing loss for 7 days. Intense, constant tinnitus for the past 2 days. Should I be worried? Thank you.

Head cold for 8 days.
Blocked ears/pressure/hearing loss for 7 days.
Intense, constant tinnitus for the past 2 days.
Should I be worried? 
Thank you.

Not yet: The consensus in our specialty (ENT) is that an 8-day history of your symptoms is a viral upper respiratory infection. An antibiotic is not needed at this time. Unfortunately, you have tinnitus or perception of sound in the ear which is a central (auditory nervous system) problem. If you are not significantly better in 3 to 4 weeks consult an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Feel fluid sloshing around when I move my head around in left ear only. Ear muffled--cannot hear well. I have tinnitus. Is this shl or etd or effusion?

Feel fluid sloshing around when I move my head around in left ear only. Ear muffled--cannot hear well. I have tinnitus. Is this shl or etd or effusion?

Ear fluid: Hello. The answer to your question is that each possibility could exist. A complete audiometric evaluation with a tympanogram could help answer your questions. See your ENT who will review these questions in more detail. ...Read more

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After my ears were cleaned I hear a low-pitched sound in them when the tv plays the pitched sound increases I think its tinnitus but is this cause there no wax in my ears

I : I may have answered this question already so forgive me. Tinnitis is usually caused by an inner ear problem, not wax, and there are directed treatments for it if it is bothering you. Your best bet is to have an ENT evaluation with an audiogram to better understand the cause for this. ...Read more