8 doctors weighed in:

I often hear sustained high pitched sound. Is this normal?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Tinnitus not normal

Although it is common.
It is also generally not a sign of anything serious. You should get your hearing tested, as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is usually associated with hearing loss. See your ENT and protect your ears against noise damage with ear plugs in a noisy environment. Best wishes.

In brief: Tinnitus not normal

Although it is common.
It is also generally not a sign of anything serious. You should get your hearing tested, as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is usually associated with hearing loss. See your ENT and protect your ears against noise damage with ear plugs in a noisy environment. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
Thank
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It may be

Tinnitus is defined as sound that you hear that is not present in the environment around you.
You are describing tinnitus which is extremely common. New onset tinnitus should be evaluated by an ENT doctor with an examination including formal hearing testing.

In brief: It may be

Tinnitus is defined as sound that you hear that is not present in the environment around you.
You are describing tinnitus which is extremely common. New onset tinnitus should be evaluated by an ENT doctor with an examination including formal hearing testing.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Mike Bowman
If your tinnitus feels extremely loud or disruptive, or if it is present only on one side, make sure you get it evaluated.
Read more answers from doctors