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Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Yes

If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears.
The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved.

In brief: Yes

If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears.
The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved.
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology

In brief: No

Ringing in the ear has to be deeper than an external infection.

In brief: No

Ringing in the ear has to be deeper than an external infection.
Dr. Matthew Goren
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