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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)

Tinnitus is when a person has a persistent noise in his 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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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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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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I am 23 and I have tinnitus without visible cause. Since last week, when i hear some noises (high-pitched) my right ear respond by "booming". ?

I am 23 and I have tinnitus without visible cause. Since last week, when i hear some noises (high-pitched) my right ear respond by "booming". ?

Tinnitus: The most common cause of persistent tinnitus is hearing lost: other causes are TMJ disorder or neck problem. Please see an ENT doctor for examination and hearing testing ...Read more

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