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Why do both my ears ring when I only have an ear infection in one ear?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Comes from brain

Ear ringing (tinnitus) typically is generated in the brain, so it can be perceived as coming from both ears or "inside the head".
Occasionally it is generated directly by the ear or nearby structures. If chronic and/or pulsatile or assoc with other symptoms, best to see a specialist (otologist, neurotologist) to properly evaluate.

In brief: Comes from brain

Ear ringing (tinnitus) typically is generated in the brain, so it can be perceived as coming from both ears or "inside the head".
Occasionally it is generated directly by the ear or nearby structures. If chronic and/or pulsatile or assoc with other symptoms, best to see a specialist (otologist, neurotologist) to properly evaluate.
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Crossover

Not unusual occurrence.
Your baseline hearing and work history should be taken into consideration. Confirm with your otolaryngologist.

In brief: Crossover

Not unusual occurrence.
Your baseline hearing and work history should be taken into consideration. Confirm with your otolaryngologist.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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