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Ringing In The Ears Causes And Treatment

Written By: admin - Nov• 07•12

or the second, try to picture what it would be like attempting to sleep on a busy

airport runway while aircraft landing as well as taking off all about one. Thats how it can

be like for some of us who get ringing in the ears Tinnitus.
Presently there are some treatments for Tinnitus which work, it is

important to comprehend every kind so

you can come across appropriate treatment
Ringing within the ears is actually not necessarily the proper description of what we hear whenever

we suffer through tinnitus. Ringing in ears sufferers may hear a lot of differing kinds of noise, such as buzzing , hissing, whistling, roaring, rushing as well as other water like

sounds. Some Tinnitus sufferers hear several

various noises in a fairly short period of time, I suppose that they least

have some variety.
There can be a lot of differing

explanation for ringing in the ears cause recognized as Tinnitus. The most common causes fall

below the next 3 areas:
1) Damaged Cochlea Tinnitus – An ear injury that can be caused by repeated exposure to loud noise or loud music. Ears

are unable to differentiate from music or other noises such as industrial or construction. It is no benefit wearing ear protection when you are at work or when

doing DIY and then listening to one’s favourite music at full blast through headphones, or

repeatedly heading to loud music gigs. It will be no coincidence that many musicians suffer from ringing within the ears cause

Tinnitus.
2) Continuous Strain – Numerous of us live highly stressful lives and ringing ears Tinnitus

could be caused by the over stressed existence we live. It will be

highly crucial to use time for your self and

your own household. Think about what makes you calm as well as relaxed (preferably

involving many exercises!) as well as make time for this frequently. Some of

the greatest forms of relaxation perform include work

outs such as racquet sports, walking as well as jogging, but yoga as well as meditation are not as physical yet even

more calming.
3) Persistent Sinusitis – Sinus as well as allergy issues may also induce tinnitus,

whether though disease or an allergic response, this may induce ringing in the ears Tinnitus. This

happens once mucus builds up in the inner ear, causing a cracking or buzzing sound that may be

pretty annoying.
Avoid high levels of caffeine as well as alcohol because they can make you extremely sensitive to

tinnitus sounds. Silence makes the ringing within the ears usually seem louder, as you will

notice it much more whenever you are within a

quiet area.
As there are no medicines which will completely cure Tinnitus, but there are a

quantity of products that can solve your own Tinnitus problem. You might will need to test a few, or a combination of them, to make the

difference for you. What worked for me was the Tinnitus retraining therapy, that can be

one technique that has proven

extremely widespread through its high success rate.

The straightforward concept will be to educate the brain not to

listen to the buzzing or ringing. These products will obviously takes a little period of time, and a

little practice, however the results, just like anything which takes a bit of time, are

often worth it. The sufferer does not need to have to

use any medication, as well as all that can be needed can be the commitment to experience the method through and the continuous ringing

in your ears will offer all the motivation you could require.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    is this natural medicine KALI SULPH very effective in the treatment of ear ringing?
    i have been experiencing very sharp ear ringing lately and it has been associated with palatal myoclonus a condition that causes involuntary jerky movements in the throat, face and ears. i hope you can help me out. it is driving me nuts!!

    • ANSWER:
      Well here is what KALI SULF is used for in Homeopathy, please read it carefully :-

      KALIUM SULPHURICUM
      Potassium Sulphate
      (KALI SULPHURICUM)

      Ailments accompanied by profuse desquamation. Applicable to the later stages of inflammation. Yellow, mucous and serous discharges, profuse and intermittent. Has been found of much use in oxaluria.

      Head.–Rheumatic headache, beginning in evening. Bald spots. Dandruff and scaldhead.

      Ears.–Eustachian deafness. Discharge of yellow matter (Hydr).

      Nose.–Cold, with yellow, slimy expectoration. Nose obstructed. Smell lost (Nat mur). Engorgement of the nasal pharyngeal mucous membrane, mouth breathing, snoring, etc, remaining after removal of adenoids.

      Face.–Aches in heated room. Epithelioma.

      Stomach.–Tongue coated yellow and slimy. Insipid, pappy taste. Gums painful. Burning thirst, nausea, and vomiting. Load feeling. Dread of hot drinks.

      Abdomen.–Colicky pains; abdomen feels cold to touch; tympanitic, tense. Yellow, slimy diarrhœa. Constipation, with hæmorrhoids (Sulph).

      Male.–Gonorrhœa; discharge slimy, yellowish-green. Orchitis. Gleet.

      Female.–Menses too late, scanty, with feeling of weight in abdomen. Metrorrhagia.

      Respiratory.–Coarse rales. Rattling of mucus in chest (Tart em). Post-grippal cough, especially in children. Bronchial asthma, with yellow expectoration. Cough; worse in evening and in hot atmosphere. Croupy hoarseness (Hep; Spong).

      Extremities.–Pain in nape, back and limbs, worse in warm room. Shifting, wandering pains.

      Fever.–Rise of temperature at night. Intermittent fever, with yellow, slimy tongue.

      Skin.–Psoriasis (Ars; Thyroid). Eczema; burning, itching, papular eruption. Nettle-rash. Polypi. Epithelioma. Seborrhœa. Favus. Ring-worm of scalp or beard with abundant scales.

      Modalities.–Worse, in evening, heated room. Better, cool, open air.

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      Take Care and God Bless.

      .

  2. QUESTION:
    I was busy cooking when an ad came on TV about treatment for ringing in the ears. I have it now and for the?
    past3 weeks I’ve had it on and off. Anyone seen this commercial and know the number to call, cause this is driving me nuts! Any one know a cure for this? It’s medical term is tendinitis, I think or something like that.
    Thanks Adam you are so right I knew I had that wrong, just couldn’t think of the right term (smile).

    • ANSWER:
      Well, ringing in the ears is called “tinnitus” (see link, below), and the product you saw advertised was Lipo-Flavanoids (see 2nd link, below), but I don’t think it actually works (see 3rd link, below).

      Good luck!… ☺

  3. QUESTION:
    What could cause this ringing in my ear and what will the likely treatment be? Has someone been through this?
    I’m a 25 year old male with a fiancee and a daughter. (and another one due in a few months)

    I have had this ringing in my right ear noticeably for about a week now, however some days it appears to be gone. It’s like an ultra-high frequency and not so loud as to distort my hearing, but I notice it’s there. I suffer from bad anxiety and I have become fixated on it, and naturally started to stress about what could be causing it, will it ever go away and will I go crazy from it.

    It seems to have come out of nowhere, I don’t remember having it this morning but I know it came on at about 3pm and hasn’t gone away 11 hours later.

    Im a very heavy drinker to the point of ridiculousness and I did consume a significant amount of alcohol the night before.

    Also my wedding is coming up and I have been very stressed about it.

    Is it a normal occurrence? has anyone been in this situation and it gone away on it’s own or is it a matter of ‘once it’s here it’s here to stay’ and now I have to treat it as best I can to try and live a normal life?

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like tinnitus. I get it occasionally but it disappears on it’s own.
      Tinnitus can be very annoying and sleep disturbing but is rarely a sign of anything serious.
      It can be caused by loud noises like music.
      Tinnitus can be worse if you are anxious or stressed which you say you are.
      If you are very bothered about it then I think you should go see your doctor to see what they can do and to put your mind at rest. There are several different views and practices on treating tinnitus, with help from your doctor or through research you can find the right treatment for you.
      I have put a link to the British Tinnitus Association ( sorry I have not checked where you are from) but there is lots of information and stories from other sufferers.

      http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/index.php?q=information/info+sheets/front+page/what_is_tinnitus.html

      I hope this helps!
      Relax and enjoy your wedding. All the best x

  4. QUESTION:
    Any one know about auto immune inner ear disease and any possible causes and treatments?
    The diagnosis of auto immune inner ear disease was arrived at after no other explanation for loud tinnitus(ringing in the ear) accompanied with a loud roar and slight pressure in the ear. Similar to the feeling while in an airplane. No congestion accompanies this pressure and ENT doctor says there is no bulging of the eardrum so it’s clear. Prescribed prednisone but I refuse to take it and would like to explore any optional remedies. Comes and goes, can’t pin point anything making it come or go.

    • ANSWER:
      there is a product called RingStop you can get at health food stores I have a friend who took it and it’s fabulous.

  5. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus (ringing in ears)?
    I need the location, problem/fact, cause, and treatment, and i can’t find anything!!!
    Wikipedia isn’t always correct and i tried Google and the info i got was all too vague.

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus (from the Latin word for “ringing”) is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound.

      Tinnitus can be perceived in one or both ears or in the head. It is usually described as a ringing noise, but in some patients it takes the form of a high pitched whining, buzzing, hissing, humming, or whistling sound, or as ticking, clicking, roaring, “crickets” or “tree frogs” or “locusts”, tunes, songs, or beeping. It has also been described as a “wooshing” sound, as of wind or waves. Tinnitus can be intermittent or it can be continuous. In the latter case, this “phantom” sound can create great distress in the sufferer.

      Tinnitus is not itself a disease but a symptom resulting from a range of underlying causes. Causes include ear infections, foreign objects or wax in the ear, nose allergies that prevent (or induce) fluid drain and cause wax build-up, and injury from loud noises. Tinnitus is also a side-effect of some oral medications, such as aspirin, and may also result from an abnormally low level of serotonin activity. It is also a classical side effect of Quinidine, a Class IA anti-arrhythmic. In many cases, however, no underlying physical cause can be identified.

      The sound perceived may range from a quiet background noise to one that can be heard even over loud external sounds. The term “tinnitus” usually refers to more severe cases. Heller and Bergman (1953) conducted a study of 80 tinnitus-free university students placed in an anechoic chamber and found that 93% reported hearing a buzzing, pulsing or whistling sound. Cohort studies have demonstrated that damage to hearing (among other health effects) from unnatural levels of noise exposure is very widespread in industrialized countries.

      Yeah, I would read the article. It has all the stuff that you wanted, and it would be too long to put in here IMO.

  6. QUESTION:
    does anybody know about ringing in the ears?
    whats the cause and wuts the treatment for it?

    • ANSWER:
      it’s not good. usually means damage to your eardrums because of any kind of loud noise: music, jack-hammers, jack-as ses.

  7. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears for about 4 days?
    Well I’ve had ringing in my ears for about 4 days. I have some reasons which may or may not have caused it.

    1. The day I got it, I had used an old ear scratcher which had been in a dusty old cabinet for a few years to pick my ear wax out.

    2. Before I used the ear scratcher I had ear wax in my ear for a few days.

    3. I play on my PS3 quite a lot with my friends and I normally use my wireless bluetooth headset for talk with one an other. Doesn’t seem loud normally but I’ve turned it down now when I use it.

    It started off in my right ear, but today it suddenly started in the other ear. Sometimes it’s noticeable sometimes its not. Will it go away? Shall I go to the doctors and will they give me treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      have that checked out by a doctor…theyll most likely give u something to treat it.

  8. QUESTION:
    what do i do bout the ringing in my ears?
    is it a disease, wat is it called, r there treatments, is it serious , can it get worse, could it cause me to become def,do i need to see a doctor, ect….

    atleast try to give me two answers and maybe additional information if there is any please answer asap p.s. do not put any websites just straight forward answers
    it has been going on for a long long long while n i almost thought it was normal …but it wasnt

    • ANSWER:
      If the ringing is constant or lasts for a long period of time I would recommend going to your doctor. Another possibility is that you are spending too much time in contact with loud noises – such as listening to your IPod. When the ringing occurs – I’ve been told that you are lousing frequencies of hearing – which can lead to loss of hearing over time.

  9. QUESTION:
    RLS! any effective alrenative treatment?
    I have restless syndrom. My neurologist says that it is PLMD(periodic limb movement disorder). It is that creepy feeling in the leg joints and muscles when I am about to fall asleep. It goes away as soon as I get up and walk. It comes back again as soon as I am about to sleep. Once I fall asleep, I am fine. The problem is to fall asleep during the day or night.

    For the past 3 years, I have used: Clonazepam, Celexa, Bupropion, Klonopin, and Requip. None of them worked.

    However Hydrocodone worked for the past 3 years, eventhough I had to increase the dosage every 3-6 months.

    I used Hylands’s leg cramps homeopathy medication. It slightly worked but caused ear ringing due to quinine and stomach problems due to poison ivy.

    Currently, I am using Gnaphallium Poly 30X, acupuncture, and a small dose of Hydrocodone. This combination is working to some extent.

    Anyone over here has a better success with anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Aromatherapy can also help; and the blend below won’t interfere with any of the meds you take, acupuncture, or homeopathy.

      Put 3 drops lavender and 4 drops roman chamomile in one ounce of unscented massage oil or natural cooking oil. Use on the bottom of each foot one hour before bedtime.

      Please feel free to email me with any questions.

  10. QUESTION:
    Nonstop ringing in the ears?
    Hi, for the past couple months or so, I have been suffering nonstop ringing in the ears… It’s really bugging me to death and it seems like it’s getting louder. Could this be tinnitus (or however it’s spelled)? I’m only 17… but if I do have it, then oh well. Is there any known cure for it? Or at least any treatments? Because I want to do something about it before it gets any worse.

    BTW, I have had ear problems ever since I was a baby, but that’s different ’cause those were infections. But if you need to know, I have had ear tubes on three separate occasions. I am unsure if it’s all related or not.

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Ringing In Ears…………………?
    I think i have tinnitus..anyone else have it? i have had it for a while like a year but didnt bother me cause it would happen every so often …but for a few days its been constant and i have gone insane..usually i just had change the position of my head to make it stop but nothing is working anymore..and its not even ringing its like pulsating which is even more annoying…anyone else gone/going through this?
    did you get treatment? what kind? did it work?
    HELP PLEASE IM GOING CRAZY!

    • ANSWER:
      I hope you feel better…. don’t cut your ear off! haha ;) go to the ear nose and throat doctor theres gotta be something they can give u for that…. mayb e even zanax or something to calm you down ya know?

  12. QUESTION:
    Dear Sir I M suffering from tinnitus(ear ringing) since the last six years.which has caused hearing loss also
    Ear ringing sometimes triggered automatically and sometimes i feels better too.it is hampering me to concentrate better and sometimes it is so irritating caused to drop me in depression.The ringing what i feel is like,when an individual feels a sound in his ears after hearing the noise of crackers.I am an army personnel age 35 years.In 2001 i met with an accident caused spine problem for which i had to take the strong dose of pain killers.Please help me out because it has caused an immense downfall in my performance.
    Sir i have heard about a sound tharepy for tinnitus in which the paitent is given a treatment in which he is to hear a high frequency noise with the help of some special instruements of similar kind of ringing ears which relief the paitent to a certain extent.if it is so than tell me about this also.

    • ANSWER:
      What Causes it – Most cases of tinnitus probably stem from repeated exposure to loud noises (rock music, gunshots, industrial machinery), which can damage the nerves and tiny hairs in the inner ear that detect sound. Other causes, some of which are easily remedied, include excess earwax, ear infections, too much alcohol, poor blood circulation, and the side effects of certain medications, especially antibiotics or aspirin. Recent research indicates that the ringing probably involves some sort of nerve malfunction in the brain — not simply problems within the ear.

      Cut back on caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, and aspirin; they can make ringing in the ears worse.
      Have your hearing checked. A properly adjusted hearing aid may diminish or even eliminate the ringing.
      Ask your doctor about ear devices that cover up, or mask, tinnitus. Low-volume white noise, such as television or radio static, may also help.
      Exercise to improve circulation and possibly ease symptoms.
      Consider acupuncture to relieve the buzzing.

      Aspirin, especially if it’s overused, can cause ringing in the ears — and so can the aspirin-like herb white willow bark. Avoid both of them if
      ringing in the ears is a problem.

      Loud noises may be the prime contributing factor to tinnitus. To help prevent further damage to the ears, wear earplugs. They are a boon if you’re often exposed to noisy machinery, music, or explosives.

      For the many chronic cases with no readily treatable cause, supplements may be effective. Those listed can be safely used together and usually need to be taken long term, though benefits may be noticed within a month.

      Ginkgo Biloba: 40 mg 3 times a day. Standardized to have at least 24% flavone glycosides.

      Inositol Hexaniacinate: 500 mg 3 times a day. This form of niacin does not cause flushing.

      Vitamin B6: 50 mg 3 times a day.
      200 mg daily over long term can cause nerve damage.

      Vitamin B12/Folic Acid: 1,000 mcg vitamin B12 and 400 mcg folic acid a day. Take sublingual form for best absorption.

      Magnesium : 400 mg twice a day. Take with food; reduce dose if diarrhea develops.

      Zinc/Copper : 30 mg zinc and 2 mg copper a day. Add copper only when using zinc longer than 1 month.

  13. QUESTION:
    HepC treatment and depression?
    I’ve been on treatment (pegasys and ribavirin) for 9 months now to get rid of it. I’m genotype 1A so treatment protocol is usually 48 weeks, although my doc said that they will keep me on for as long as the insurance will pay for it, which is bullsh*t. They say that treatment can cause depression and a host of other things. In the past 4 months I’ve had 4 transfusions of RBCs to keep me “healthy.” My labs have sucked, mostly for the past 4 months (obviously) and now I’m getting really depressed in addition to being more sick (nausea, ringing in the ears, fatigue, dizzy, out of breath) due to my hemoglobin being low. They’re keeping a close eye on that as well.

    Does anyone out there have any experience with this? Please, only serious answers. This is a real problem and I need real advice.

    I’m bipolar to start so I do have depression here and there but my meds usually keep me intact, and they have for years now. My doc ok’d an increase of lamictal but said that it probably wouldn’t help much, if any, but that he doesn’t want to add any meds to my regimen because I’m already on so many meds….

    Please Help!
    I use Klonopin, but rarely. Since it is a depressant I question your answer. Do you really think a depressant will help with depression? Duh, I think not.
    What does cheap health ins have to do with depression? I thought I’d get SOMEONE who’s serious but not! Please someone, try and answer my question because I’m very serious about this. Thank you. :-)

    • ANSWER:
      um, try Cymbalta, that should help out a lot.

  14. QUESTION:
    What may be wrong with me?
    I’m 15 and I have
    *ringing in the ear , more noticable in quiet places
    *ear pain
    *ear causes popping/crackling sound when i swallow and when I yawn sometimes

    Whats wrong with me
    and when I get a treatment for this disease, will I get rid of the ringing in my ear

    Thanks
    the doctor I went to said I don’t have an infection but she seems like she doesn’t know anything
    do I go to another doctor and check

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    I really do need some dental/hearing help (URGENT)?
    I have been suffering from mild tinnitus(ringing ears) for a couple of months now. It’s in both ears. I’m 15 years old.
    A day of so before the ringing-ish sound started, i accidentally listened to my ipod at max vol for approx. 5 seconds. I normally listen to very acceptable volumes.
    I naturally have a cross bite. My lower jaw(i think) is more to the left. Sometimes(once in a while only) when i yawn/open my mouth wide, there is abit of some crackling etc noises. It’s quite soft too though. Anything to do with TMJ/TMD? So how possible is each of these scenarios the cause of my tinnitus?
    Or is it other causes like blocked Eus. tube?
    Treatment cost and methods?
    Thanks. (:

    • ANSWER:
      - Wear protective earplugs or earmuffs in noisy places as loud noise may make tinnitus worse.

      - Exercise regularly. Exercise improves blood flow to the structures of the ear.

      -Manage stress. Try meditation or deep breathing exercises.

      -Try using other sounds to distract you and mask the tinnitus. When trying to sleep, put on a fan, play soft music, listen to a ticking clock, or tune a radio.

  16. QUESTION:
    Other treatments for jaw clenching your teeth?
    For the past few months, I’ve been experiencing moderate to severe symptoms caused from clenching my jaw at night and unconsciously during the day. Ear aches, ringing in the ears, jaw pain, headaches, and neck pain. I’ve been using a mouth guard, but it lost its effectiveness. Is there anything else I can do? I’m only 16 and seems ridiculous that I should be having these kinds of problems. Also, is this something that could be caused by depression?

    • ANSWER:
      I know exactly what you are going through, I have TMJD as well. Is your mouthguard from the dentist (made specifically for your teeth?). The mouthguard I suggest you try is an NTI mouthguard. Its a little pricey, but it give me so much relief. Get the daytime and nighttime one. Yes, depression can definitely cause physical pain, especially stress and anxiety, it all goes to my jaw. Don’t use a store-bought guard, get one made for you, its worth it. Also, ice both sides of your jaw and your neck, with those gel-ice packs, with a washcloth wrapped around it, and ask your doctor/dentist for a muscle relaxer like Klonopin, that’s what I take, to help relax the clenching muscles. You can never be too young for any physical problems, or depression, unfortunately….

  17. QUESTION:
    I need to know how to report a doctor?
    I need to know how to report a doctor?
    I have some health problems and tonight wasn’t feeling well. My husband thought I should go to the ED to seek help. I have been to this hospital before for the same thing and the first time, they hospitalized me overnight saying that I was severely dehydrated, my BP was very low and my electrolytes were way off. So today I started passing out off and on and was worrying my husband so he took me there again. I was passing out when they got me out of the car and as I went thru triage/intake. They got me into a room and the EKG guy came in to get an EKG on me. He commented to the nurse that I was very lethargic…he asked me if he could put some stickers on me and I said ok. As he was putting the stickers on me I closed my eyes…I’m was very weak and tired and was just laying there letting him do his job. The doc came in and patted my face and I looked up at him. He said do you remember me? I said yea you treated me last time I was here. He said you were NOT unconscious when I walked into this room, you were faking it. I saw your eyelashes fluttering and know you were faking it. I said I was lying there quietly waiting on the man to run an EKG on me. He said I’ve seen you for this before haven’t I? I said yes and you admitted me overnight. Then he said, you’re a phony. You are a fake. I came into this room and saw your eyelashes fluttering and know you were faking being unconscious…you are a phony and I don’t treat phonies. Then I told him how today (before I started passing out) that me and my husband had walked into a rental property that we are interested in and the freezer smelled like pure ethanol which I think contributed to my lightheadedness and ears ringing…and probably helped caused me to start passing out (I do have a heart condition) and he replied, (I swear on my life these were his exact words, “I don’t know nothing about architecture so we’re not having that discussion.” and walked out of the room!!!!!!!

    Now when I first got there they did blood pressure cks and they were fine and the EKG was normal, however this doesn’t mean that I wasn’t severely dehydrated enough to need saline and/or observation. He’s under oath to treat patients w/ respect and dignity and calling a patient a phony is surreal to me….Furthermore, why would I, as a mature 38 yo woman want to go to the ED on a Monday night for a bag of saline? For the fun of it?

    What do I do? My husband has already called the hospital to complain. Patient services is closed until tomorrow but I’m pretty sure they will take his side. Hospitals always take the docs side.

    My next step? I’m so upset right now (and still weak and still not feeling good and probably still needing treatment) that I want him fired. But I have no idea what to do.

    Thanks in advance.
    Gary this hospital is just across the rd so it’s very convenient…the next hospital is county hospital nearly 30 mins away…that’s why we chose the close one. There are always 2 sides to every story, agreed…but I just can’t see justifying talking to a woman of integrity that way. I’m clean cut and not on drugs and I have a Hx of vasovagal problems…it’s documented…and like I said, why on earth would I go into the ED on a Monday night for a bag of saline? It’s not like I was in there asking for narcotics…..*sigh** He refused treatment on me “because I’m a phony? Also, not just why but how does a woman “fake” passing out? I couldn’t even keep my head up when I got in there. Good grief.

    • ANSWER:
      I would have to agree with Gary and John. Hospitals do take complaints seriously regardless of who they are against. However, know that unless there is a pattern of this type of behavior, the odds of him being fired are very low. No hospital, or any other business for that matter is going to fire an employee over one event, unless it is egregious. And they definitely will ask for his side of the story.

      I would start by trying to complain to the director of the ER, as John said, however he/she might not be there or might be working at the time of the call. If so, ask to speak to an administrator of the hospital and lodge the complaint there. It will be taken seriously.

      As to the rest of your statement, you would be surprised what patients come to the hospital “complaining” about to get even minor treatments. When I was a medical student we had a guy who was brought into the ER by family, complaining of chest pain. After hours of treatment and negative testing, he admitted he just wanted an excuse for missing work.

  18. QUESTION:
    What do these symptoms mean? (Ear problems)?
    I have had ear problems for the last 3 months. It all started on June 10th, 2011. I was at a friends house, and he got a new drum set. I tried out his drums, it was probably my first time drumming in a long long time. I used no ear protection, and had ringing after I was done drumming. The ringing lasted about a week and then went away. The next week, the ringing “came back” but was a little different. It sounded different and was louder than it was the week prior. I had gone swimming for 3 full days before the ringing came back, so I got it checked out for an infection. The doctor said it was a small middle ear infection, and then prescribed me on amoxicillin. The infection went away by the end of the 10 day treatment, but the ringing and fullness and some pain was still there. I got it checked out again at a different clinic the next week. The doctor there said that there was some fluid stuck in my eustachian tube which was causing the ringing and pain and fullness. He then checked my jaw, and said I also had some jaw problems, which could also be causing the ringing/pain. So I let it go for a few weeks, it got a little bit better. The fullness was the same, but the ringing was declining. But the pain was still there, and even worse than before so I got it checked out again. I actually went to our family doctor this time, since I was home and not camping/at my fathers. Our doctor said that I still had fluid in my tubes, and that he had no idea why the other clinic doctor thought it was jaw problems, and that it should clear up in 2 – 4 weeks. It is close to being the 4 week mark, the ringing has gone down a lot, so I think it did. And I’ve been noticing my ear problems less and less each week. But the pain has gotten worse over the weeks. I woke up today at 7 AM, when I usually wake up at 12 PM. I woke up with my ear throbbing in pain, on the inside. I cleaned around the inside of my ear to check for blood and/or drainage. There was nothing there though, so I went back to sleep and woke up later with the pain gone. I do have some reoccuring pain behind my ear, but it only lasts for a few seconds or minutes. I really don’t think the tinnitus is from the drumming, becaus it went away and was gone for a few days. I could sleep in my bed with no tv on or a fan on and I wouldnt hear anything. Now I cant sleep without a fan on to block the tinnitus. It only gets noticable at night now, but it isn’t as loud or annoying as it used to be. Does anyone have any idea what it is I have? I did have some jaw pain in the last while, but not much for me to worry about. I just want to know if it is water in my tube, TMJ/TMD, other problems, or if it may be infected again from the water. I have had some drainage in the past weeks as well. Anything will help, thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    ear piercings infections?
    I got my first ear piercing done in june but took the left one out and was not able to put it back ,so i got new pair after a week and its been 2 months I haven’t got any problems but today I noticed that there is a swelling in my left ear and that is filled with
    puss and took the ear ring out ,squeezed the puss out. Now its all swollen and I cant get the ear ring back in. what treatment should I do?I use a 24 ct gold earring , so pretty sure that the infection is not caused by earrings. The lump of puss is still there in my ear lobe.

    • ANSWER:
      well first, you shouldn’t have taken it out. You have just allowed the infection to grow. Do sea salt soaks and neosporin.

  20. QUESTION:
    I REALLY need help please…?
    I have been suffering from mild tinnitus(ringing ears) for a couple of months now. I want to first find the cause of it. I’m 15 btw.
    I naturally have a unaligned jaw. From a scale of 0-10, how possible is this the cause of TMJ/TMD and therefore tinnitus?
    A few weeks after my tinnitus started, i started having weird mild neck uncomfortableness. Hahas. Like a feeling to stretch my neck/roll it around. Not sure if this is just in my mind though.
    Also, if it is, how can i cure it? Expensive treatment?
    More info on other cause or explainations are very much appreciated.
    Thanks.
    I never listen to overly loud music except this one thime a couple of days before the tinnitus started. I accidentally played my ipod at the max for about 5 or less seconds. I don’t think it is that significant to cause such damage though. (:
    I never listen to overly loud music except this one thime a couple of days before the tinnitus started. I accidentally played my ipod at the max for about 5 or less seconds. I don’t think it is that significant to cause such damage though. (:

    • ANSWER:
      I am 15 too… I had mine because of loud music… have you listened to your music loudly before??? … I had the same neck feeling… it comes and goes… I don’t really know what to do :(

      I don’t think so either :).. wanna be friends ? ;)

  21. QUESTION:
    i REALLY need help…?
    I have been suffering from mild tinnitus(ringing ears) for a couple of months now. I want to first find the cause of it. I’m 15 btw.
    I naturally have a unaligned jaw. From a scal of 0-10, how possible is this the cause of TMJ/TMD and therefore tinnitus?
    A few weeks after my tinnitus started, i started having weird mild neck uncomfortableness. Hahas. Like a feeling to stretch my neck/roll it around. Not sure if this is just in my mind though.
    Also, if it it, how can i cure it? Expensive treatment?
    More info on other cause or explainations are very much appreciated.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      u definitely hav a temporo mandibular joint disorder…and all the symptoms r corelated….there r dentist who have done specialization in tmj….go to them and check out for the treatment…

      for temporary relief from pain u can apply alternate packs of hot and cold for few mins each evry day

  22. QUESTION:
    Am I going through alcohol withdrawal?
    I am a shocking binge drinker and I find myself often drinking twice or more a week, each time I drink a whole bottle of scotch or bourbon. Not even socially, often just at home in front of the television.

    This week among other symptoms I have had a ringing in my ear that has caused me to believe I will go “insane” and I have had repeated panic attacks. (I’m not sure if the booze can cause this but it seems likely)

    I have decided to stop drinking permanently because I’m afraid of what’s happening to me.

    Has anyone out there been through this or similar? What treatment is available? I hear there is a tapered dose of Valium available to combat the withdrawal symptoms, but have I been drinking enough to be experiencing this?

    • ANSWER:
      I am wondering how long you have been practicing this way. I am not going to label you as an Alcoholic as that is something for you and you only. I will say that drinkig this way is indicative of alcoholic tendency. I will also tell you that it is a progressive disease. It gets worse. A lot worse. I have seen the results. You do not want to go there. Yeah you will tell yourself it can’t happen like everyone else but it will. Not may. Will. It sounds like you are sufferring withdrawl and maybe even delerium tremours (DT’s). If they are really bad they can be life threatening. This is usually in the more progressive stages of alcoholism though so don’t go panicking on my. A doctor will sometimes prescibe valium to ease those symptoms. You can’t stay on it though. You will be just picking up another addiction. alcoholism has an underlying emotional component. That is the root. That is why there are support networks. These emotions can act up as all the negative emotions that get supressed with drinking are no longer supressed. It can be a roller coaster ride that drives many back to the bottle. Depending how you see it you can attend AA. Great people. You will learn a lot about life. You can find a treatment center in your area that is 12 step based. That is best because it leads quite naturally into meetings and support group work. Do this man. You choice is really now or later. Later is harder. Later costs more in terms of Health and in terms of all the relationships and property (most importantly you body and mind) you will inevitably destroy. If you can stop on your own great. If you can’t do not hesitate. Just do it. There will be an emotional component either way. don’t kid yourself about that. It needs to be addressed on way or the other. If not you will find yourself another addiction. These things are fact Bro. It’s your decision. I wish you much Love and Luck. Many Blessings.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is my diagnosis? General and special senses case studies!?
    2: Rick Rotella
    Rick Rotella is a psychologist, who spends his days listening to patients talk about their lives, experiences and feelings. A few months ago, he experienced a bad case of the flu. Since his recovery, Rick has noticed that he hears sounds that seem quieter and distorted. He is also unable to hear “s”, “f”, and “z” sounds. These symptoms are interfering with Rick’s ability to help his patients, and he needs you to help him restore his health to normal.
    Symptoms:
    •Hears sounds as quieter and distorted
    •Inability to hear “s”, “f”, and “z” sounds
    •Vertigo
    •Tinnitus (continual ringing/roaring sound heard in the ear)
    Diagnosis:
    Treatment:
    #3: Carol Johnson
    Carol Johnson is a middle-aged mother of two who loves to play soccer with her children. During the past few months, she has noticed her peripheral vision deteriorating, and she does not understand why the rest of her eyesight is fine. She has been to a doctor about the problem before, but he could not explain the cause of Carol’s sight problem, as she displays no further symptoms. Because he could not find the problem, he was unable to treat her and her vision is slowly becoming worse.
    Symptoms:
    •Impaired peripheral vision
    •Gradual loss of eyesight
    •No pain/discomfort
    Diagnosis:
    Treatment:
    #4: John Smith
    John Smith is a twenty-year-old college student. A few months ago, he was diagnosed with depression, but his treatment has not been effective. In addition, he is experiencing a form of vertigo in which the world seems to be spinning around him (episodic rotational vertigo). He is also having trouble with his hears. John has a “plugged” feeling in one ear, which varies in intensity, episodic hearing loss, episodic tinnitus. He does not understand these new symptoms, and he wonders if they are connected to his depression. The other doctors he has seen have not helped him, as they have not seen a case like this before.
    Symptoms:
    •Existing depression
    •Episodic rotational vertigo
    •“Plugged” feeling in one ear
    •Episodic hearing loss
    •Episodic tinnitus
    •Developing hypersensitivity to sound
    Diagnosis:
    Treatment:

    • ANSWER:
      You want us to do your homework for you?

  24. QUESTION:
    Marijuana versus Aspirin. If both were legal which would you choose?
    (All of this from an article written almost 2 years ago)

    When Bayer introduced aspirin in 1899, cannabis was America’s number one painkiller. Until marijuana prohibition began in 1937, the US Pharmacopoeia listed cannabis as the primary medicine for over 100 diseases. Cannabis was such an effective analgesic that the American Medical Association (AMA) argued against prohibition on behalf of medical progress. Since the herb is extremely potent and essentially non-toxic, the AMA considered it a potential wonder drug.

    Instead, the invention of aspirin gave birth to the modern pharmaceutical industry and Americans switched away from cannabis in the name of “progress.” But was it really progress? There can be no doubt that aspirin has a long history as the drug of choice for the self-treatment of migraines, arthritis, and other chronic pain. It is cheap and effective. But is it as safe as cannabis?

    History:

    -Marijuana has been used for over 5,000 years.
    -No one has ever overdosed on marijuana.
    -Aspirin has been used for 108 years.
    -Approximately 500 people die every year by taking aspirin

    The Law:

    -Marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug, meaning the US government believes it is extremely dangerous, highly addictive, and of no medical value.
    -Aspirin is available for pennies and can be purchased by children at any drug, grocery, or convenience store. Often they are just handed out free by people with no medical education.

    Marijuana side effects and dangers:

    -The dangers of marijuana include possible respiratory problems caused by the deposition of burnt plant material on the lungs. This danger can be eliminated with alternate forms of consumption such as eating or vaporizing the medicine.
    -For two to four hours, marijuana causes short-term memory loss, a slight reduction in reaction time, and a reduction in cognitive ability. These conditions DO NOT persist after the herb wears off.
    -Hunger
    -Paranoia
    -Laughter
    -Introspection
    -Creative Impulse
    -Euphoria
    -Tiredness
    -Forgetfulness
    -0 Mortality Rate

    Aspirin side effects and dangers:

    -When taken with alcohol, aspirin can cause stomach bleeding.
    -Reye Syndrome in children: fat begins to develop around the liver and other organs of the child, eventually putting severe pressure on the brain. Death is common within a few days.
    -People with hemophilia can die.
    -People with hyperthyroidism suffer elevated T4 levels.
    -Stomach problems include dyspepsia, heartburn, upset stomach, stomach ulcers with gross bleeding, and internal bleeding leading to anemia.
    -Dizziness, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, vertigo, vision disturbances, and headaches.
    -Heavy sweating
    -Irreversible liver damage
    -Inflamation and gradual destruction of the kidneys
    -Nausea and vomiting
    -Abdominal pain
    -Lethargy
    -Hyperthermia
    -Dyspepsia: a gnawing or burning stomach pain accompanied by bloating, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and burping.
    -Tachypnea: Abnormally fast breathing
    -Respiratory Alkalosis: a condition where the amount of carbon dioxide found in the blood drops to a level below normal range brought on by abnormally fast breathing.
    -Cerebral Edema: Water accumulates on the brain. Symptoms include headaches, decreased level of consciousness, loss of eyesight, hallucinations, psychotic behavior, memory loss and coma. If left untreated, it can lead to death.
    -Hallucinations, confusion, and seizure.
    -Prolonged bleeding after operations or post-trauma for up to 10 days after last aspirin.
    -Aspirin can interact with some other drugs, such as diabetes medication. Aspirin changes the way the body handles these drugs and can lead to a drug overdose and death.
    -It is used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains.
    -Used as an antipyretic to reduce fever.
    -Used as an anti-inflammatory medication.
    -Aspirin is used in long-term, low doses to prevent heart attacks, strokes, and blood clot formation in people at high risk for developing blood clots.
    -It has also been established that low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or of the death of cardiac tissue.
    -For 50-year-old men, taking an aspirin every day to prevent heart disease and stroke carries a risk of 10.4 deaths per 100,000 men per year over and above their overall death risk.
    If you think that cannabis is actually safer than aspirin, you are not alone. In October 2000, Dr. Leslie Iversen of the Oxford University Department of Pharmacology said the same thing.
    In her book, ‘The Science of Marijuana,’ Dr. Iversen presents the scientific evidence that cannabis is, by-and-large, a safe drug. Dr. Iversen found cannabis had “an impressive record” when compared to tobacco, alcohol, or even aspirin.
    “Tetrahydrocannabinol is a very safe drug,” she said. “Even such apparently innocuous medicines as aspirin and related steroidal anti-inflammatory compunds are not safe.”

    So if safety is your concern, cannabis is clearly a much better choice than aspirin. If you eat it or vaporize it, it just might be the safest painkiller the world has ever known.
    A lie? No I don’t want to get high. I want Medical Marijuana. (No not Marijuana, MEDICAL MARIJAUANA) to be legal under Federal Law. Please prove to me how any of this is a lie and I will listen.

    • ANSWER:
      Everything in this post is pretty much the truth…

      Marijuana smokers rarely get brown lung, asthma, emphysema, and many of the other respiratory illnesses that tobacco smokers often get…

      You CANNOT overdose on marijuana. Even if its high grade, the amount you would have to smoke is physically impossible to ingest in the time period required (if i remember correctly, the amount to OD is something like a pound in around 15 minutes, im not absolutely positive on this, it may be even more than the above amount)

      people have been smoking the plant for over 5,000 years, and not one death can be directly attributed to its use…

      So in short, you can overdose on aspirin. Heck you can even overdose on caffeine. So i think marijuana use (health wise) is a lot less harmful for your body than aspirin…

  25. QUESTION:
    How can I treat tinnitus?
    Is there even a treatment? For me, it’s not a constant ringing, and my mom’s friend thought it might be my problem because her husband had it, but I’m seeing a specialist on the 22nd. I looked some stuff up about it, and it did say constant exposure to rock concert could cause it, and that’s me in a nutshell, haha.

    It’s not the ringing that bothers me, it’s the way that I can’t be around arcades because the vibrations bother me. I can’t be in churches or movie theaters because the noise levels also get to me. I miss going to concerts, and I have one coming up on the 29th which I think would probably be my last if I were able to go without feeling lightheaded or having a panic attack because of the noise. I’m only 17, and I think I screwed my ears over going to so many loud concerts. Blah, this sucks.

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you letting people know just how much damage loud music does to young ears; it’s an increasing problem.

      There are treatments (not cures) for tinnitus: some of the most promising seems to be exposure to white noise and pink noise, but some vitamin and mineral supplements are recommended too.

      Here’s a link you might want to read:

      http://www.causeof.org/hypera.htm#HyperTinnitusHyper

  26. QUESTION:
    I was slapped in the ear, and now my ear feels “clogged”, can someone tell me the best “healing” solution?
    I was in an open water swim race, and was slapped in the ear. At the time, there was a loud ringing, but the ringing eventually went away. Now, 1 day later, my ear feels “clogged” and all sound is a little “muffled.”

    If I hold my fingers over my nose, and close my mouth, and then “blow” (as if you were decompressing on an airplane) … then I hear air escaping from my hurt ear (normally, the pressure from “blowing” would cause the ears to “pop” and the pressure would be released).

    Please do NOT just say – “see a doctor.” I’m looking for a diagnosis (based on this limited information) and a potential treatment plan. If the diagnosis is severe, then I’ll see a doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      You have probably burst your ear drum, if this is the case it will take time before the muffled sound ceases. When mine burst a few years back I had the effect for a month. If it persists longer or you are having pain (I know you don’t want to hear this) you should consult your doctor. Good luck!

  27. QUESTION:
    Im afraid a few of my migraine attacks recently caused permanent damage.?
    Im afraid a few of my migraine attacks recently caused permanent damage. I had migranes when i was younger. and was migrane free for 2 years. This past april I was getting over an infection that lasted about 3 months. since i was on a steriod treatment my migranes returned and are now very violent. Im left with lasting afterimages, confusion at times(well after my migraine has past) numbness. can migranes cause vision problems since april ive had snowey vision that wont go away as well as ringing in my ears.
    im worryed about these recent migrane attacks. What treatment options are out there?
    I went to a neurologist like 2 days ago, i guess he must have been having a bad day because the whole vist lasted no longer then 15 min. and no test were done. i plan on going to a new neurologist.
    Im 17 years old.

    are close to fainting and/or blackouts normal with migranes?

    • ANSWER:
      I think you need a CAT scan or MRI or something. Don’t worry about it, just make sure there is no tumor or aneurism up in there.

  28. QUESTION:
    how do you repay a huge huge sleep debt? I just can’t sleep?
    I’m 20, and a few years ago I started getting constant (and I mean constant, like 24/7) ringing in my ears. I’ve been to the doctor a million times and know the cause, there’s just no treatment. but it’s really been interfering with my sleep. I often can’t fall asleep because of it, and when I *do* sleep, I don’t ever sleep deeply. I never feel rested. it’s really starting to get to me

    I’ve tried sleeping pills but they make me feel so strange, melatonin but I don’t think it’s good for me, warm milk makes me sick, chamomile tea barely has an effect on me, have any other suggestions? thanks so much
    oh crap, wrong section. sorry

    • ANSWER:
      you probably should see a sleep specialist for that

  29. QUESTION:
    Can safe noise levels exacerbate tinnitus?
    Hi. I’ve had ear trouble ever since I went to a concert in November. First it was noise-induced hearing loss (a small amount of permanent loss, but thankfully nothing that inhibits conversation). Unfortunately, and apparently unrelated, this was followed immediately by a bad case of eustachian tube dysfunction. I didn’t really experience bad tinnitus (I had some whooshing, some washing machine type noise, some ringing, but all really low, at times) until recently. This was after an only somewhat-helpful prednisone treatment for my ETD, so it might just be accompanying the return of inflammation ’round the ol’ eustachian tubes. However, I’m really not sure, as my symptoms change so frequently I don’t really know what a stable ear condition is for me anymore.

    I want to know if listening to music or traffic noise, etc. at ostensibly safe levels – that is, levels that usually wouldn’t require any hearing protection – can make my tinnitus temporarily worse. I think this increase in tinnitus volume and regularity might be a result of my working up the nerve to listen to more music lately, being more cavalier about going to restaurants playing music, etc. I’m conscientious now, as you can imagine, and listen to music when I can help it at the lowest enjoyable volume, and try to have gaps of quiet time in my day (a healthy habit for a university student anyway!).

    Does anyone find that noise which would, for the average person, pose absolutely no problem whatsoever, might exacerbate the tinnitus of someone who’s had nerve damage to their ears from noise or other causes? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Whenever I bend over or twist my back (as in when playing golf), my hearing significantly decreases. Why?
    This has gotten increasingly worse over the years to the point that I had to quit golf. Now, at age 59, the hearing loss occurs when I simply bend over to pull weeds or to pick up the newspaper off the porch. It is often accompanied by Tinnitus (ringing and pulsating in my ear) It used to last anywhere from 2 hours to 2 days, but now it’s pretty much all the time. It’s almost like a have something pressing against my auditory nerves which acts up when I bend or twist. Any idea what could cause this and what treatment options are available? Thanks.
    Over the years, it has gotten so bad that I have had to quit golf. Now, at age 59, simply bending over to pull weeds or picking up the newspaper off the porch will trigger hearing loss and severe tinnitus. These spells used to last from 2 hours to 2 days, but now are pretty much all of the time. I’m not taking any ototoxic medications and my blood pressure is 120 over 80. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds to me like high blood pressure.

      The affliction can cause tinnitus and vision problems, as well.

      There is a major industry built around lowering blood pressure.

      Ribo-flavenoids are sometimes prescribed to lessen the problems associated with tinnitus.
      Heads-up: Many “experts” believe that tinnitus is a psychological condition.Tinnitus has the same stigma as
      fibromiligia. Is it real, or imagined.

      Of course, see your Doctor. But educate yourself first, there is a wealth of info available on the net. Check out webmd.

      EDIT: your stystolic pressure , at 80, is a little high. Blood pressures are known to change greatly through-out a day.
      Might try a Holster monitor. One wears the unit through out a 24 hour period. Your Doctor can readily plot the highs and lows.

  31. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus and the military?
    I’ve had this problem for quite awhile, but it doesn’t effect my hearing in any way. I went to a doctor and they said that I didn’t have any hearing loss present. I’ve also had a problem with earwax build-up, but that doesn’t seem to be causing the problem because the ringing did not go away after I’ve had my ears cleaned out.

    So far, there aren’t any good doctors in my area. Whenever I brought this problem up, it seemed apparent that I knew more than they did about tinnitus. I did eventually find an ENT and she scheduled me for an appointment to further dig into my cause for the condition, but my guardian didn’t bother to take me because she was afraid that she would have to cover the cost of the whole procedure.

    I recently swore in to the Navy, but I won’t ship out until summer of next year. At meps, I did not once mention to the doctors about this problem. I’ve gotten quite a few suggestions saying that I should wait and get into the military to seek out treatment. I went with their advice because money is tight and my insurance does not cover anything.

    I recently have received a small source of income and I’ve been thinking about making an appointment to try and find out what the cause of the ringing is, but I’m not so sure about my insurance.

    Any opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      ugh I had that when I was thirteen, then it went away. It was so damn annoying. The ringing can sort of get in the way during commands and duties while in the military. Is it loud? Could it be caused by loud noise exposure or allergies? Tinnitus can be caused by head injuries too.

  32. QUESTION:
    Lost hearing about a month later, should i still see an ENT or could this have caused more damage?
    went to the gun range on Sept 26. After I left i could not hear out of my right ear. Then came the constant ringing and muffled sounds in that ear. Now today, nearly 3 weeks later I can still hear out of my ear but its faint and i have adjusted to this change. I had on ear muffins, but not a combination of ear plugs and muffins at the range.

    My insurance doesn’t start until Nov. 1. I knw that I will still go to an ENT, but the time that has passed, could it have damaged my ear even more without treatment? I wear ear plugs from time to time. Can some of my hearing still be saved with a hearing aid?

    I went to my primary and then an audiologist days after the incident and paid out of pocket.
    Yes. i went with a police man. That was my first and LAST time at a gun range.

    I know that hearing loss is most often permanent, and in this case- I think it is. I always had “bad hearing” in this ear, but it was never enough to NEED a hearing aid. smh. I will just adjust :)

    • ANSWER:
      The only way you will know the damage incurred is to go to the ENT. How did this happy if you were wearing protection? Anyway concussive damage is often permanent but not always. So go when you can it’s only a few weeks away. And when you do go get advice on getting your own personal hearing protection. There are professionals who actually work at ranges and listen to hundreds and thousands of reports with no damage. If you were wearing protection which belonged to someone else that may have been the problem. Ill fitting or incorrect ear protection can be bad. Get it checked and in the meantime stay clear of concussive noise. That would be bad to go through the rest of your life deaf even in one ear. And what was said about hearing aids was correct. Even the most expensive ones simply amplify with some filtering. None will be corrective.

  33. QUESTION:
    I think I have a tumor in my head, what should I do?
    I’m not really sure, but these are some of the things I feel:
    I am experiencing pain on the lower left part of back of my head. Usually this happens in the morning, sometimes at noon and the least at night. They don’t happen consecutively, but occur almost to say the least in an hour. I don’t know if I can associate this with my migraine issues. I get pain on the left part of my forehead when a migraine occurs, sometimes preceded by the pain on the lower left part of the back of my head. Sometimes its the migraine alone and the other pain and vise versa. My migraines started when I was in the 6th grade which caused my absence for at least a week because of its recurrence, and the lower left pain on the back of my head gradually became stronger in high school and until now. Some other things that have gradually happened are some twitching in my fingers/hands and legs whenever I sleep or simply do my everyday living. I also have a problem with my memory, which is a surprise considering the fact that I and my family know that I have a good memory. I sometimes feel so sleepy or tired or even weak, even when I have a good night’s rest, this often leads to my having afternoon naps, but still having the urge to just sleep. I have trouble concentrating and have language slurs and have minimum pains in random parts of my body and vision/hearing problems (ringing in the ears, double vision). I also have trouble with balance sometimes. I am really concerned about this, I don’t know what is wrong, hopefully nothing is, I haven’t gone to any doctors yet about these symptoms, but I have seen a doctor about my migraines and she has advised me to just lay off some foods like chocolate to prevent it from happening. Lately I haven’t gotten any migraines, but the other stuff I have been experiencing until now and I am still afraid that I will have a migraine due to the fact that it sometimes lasts for 2 days and the pain is truly excruciating so I always keep some headache or pain reliever medicine with me. What is your diagnosis? Do I have a disease of some sort? If so, what should I do? Who should I see? What treatments are there available if these are minor symptoms?

    I am a freshman in college and I was hoping that none of this will interfere with my studies. Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      GO TO THE HOSPITAL
      and tell them all of this

      but it might also be extreme tiredness or cold

  34. QUESTION:
    If your doctor laughed at you what would you do?
    So I’m a 19 year old with Maniere’s Disease. It’s been getting worse; I’m losing more hearing and my symptoms are bad; no low salt diet doesn’t eliminate it, diuretics cause me to spend days in the bathroom getting sick, and the only thing that works is taking Xanax pills. Also I’m conservative; I don’t want to get surgery for it as I know the risks and I’m strongly against it. I went and saw my doctor yesterday and I asked him about new treatments but he laughed in my face and said he can’t do anything about the hearing loss, ringing in the ears, or fullness he can only deal with the dizziness and my options are surgery or allergy shots. Should I get a second opinion? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      get a different DR

  35. QUESTION:
    Headaches or something else?
    I am experiencing pain on the lower left part of back of my head. Usually this happens in the morning, sometimes at noon and the least at night. They don’t happen consecutively, but occur almost to say the least in an hour. I don’t know if I can associate this with my migraine issues. I get pain on the left part of my forehead when a migraine occurs, sometimes preceded by the pain on the lower left part of the back of my head. Sometimes its the migraine alone and the other pain and vise versa. My migraines started when I was in the 6th grade which caused my absence for at least a week because of its recurrence, and the lower left pain on the back of my head gradually became stronger in high school and until now. Some other things that have gradually happened are some twitching in my fingers/hands and legs whenever I sleep or simply do my everyday living. I also have a problem with my memory, which is a surprise considering the fact that I and my family know that I have a good memory. I sometimes feel so sleepy or tired or even weak, even when I have a good night’s rest, this often leads to my having afternoon naps, but still having the urge to just sleep. I have trouble concentrating and have language slurs and have minimum pains in random parts of my body and vision/hearing problems (ringing in the ears, double vision). I also have trouble with balance sometimes. I am really concerned about this, I don’t know what is wrong, hopefully nothing is, I haven’t gone to any doctors yet about these symptoms, but I have seen a doctor about my migraines and she has advised me to just lay off some foods like chocolate to prevent it from happening. Lately I haven’t gotten any migraines, but the other stuff I have been experiencing until now and I am still afraid that I will have a migraine due to the fact that it sometimes lasts for 2 days and the pain is truly excruciating so I always keep some headache or pain reliever medicine with me. What is your diagnosis? Do I have a disease of some sort? If so, what should I do? Who should I see? What treatments are there available if these are minor symptoms?

    I am a freshman in college and I was hoping that none of this will interfere with my studies. Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      It is impossible to make a diagnosis over the internet. You need to see your doctor to have your complaints evaluated and decide if treatment is appropriate. Your symptoms are non-specific and could be related to many conditions. Discuss this with your doctor. Sorry I could not help more.

  36. QUESTION:
    cause of my tinnitus?
    ok so i got tinnitus 4 months ago and i finaly came up to first on the waiting list and got into a doc, now this is the oldest most arogent doctor you can imagine but basicaly i walked in and he put in earbuts that beeped and i had to push a botton everytime i heard a beep, so once that was done he said that i have perfect hearing with no loss. then he put wire stickers on my head and the earbuds clicked for 4 minutes. he then said that in my ears there are little piston like things and they have the responce and wear and tear that should be seen in a 40 year old(im 17) he then said my ipods to loud and nothing can be done, he said us punk kids with our “hip hop” and vibrating cars come in alot and its the same thing. but i was also diagnosed with tmj and clenching my teeth at night since before the ringing. is it possible that i have worn out ears from music but not damaged to the point of tinnitus? he didnt help at all and got mad when i asked if there was any treatment. if i push my ears hard and fast with cupped hands the ringing gets super loud than goes away for a few minutes. also the ringing always changes and goes from ear to ear. do i realy have perminent noise induced tinnitus or is it from my jaw and clenching? im at the brink of suicide because this fucking ringing wont stop!! please shed some light, what can i do!!

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t worry towards it too much, these types of problems are part of life. Do not depress too much try to find out the actual cause of this ringing sound. A wide variety of conditions and illnesses can lead to Tinnitus. Blockages of the ear due to a buildup of wax, an infection, or rarely, a tumor of the auditory nerve can cause the unwanted sounds, as can a perforated eardrum. But perhaps the most common source of chronic Tinnitus is prolonged exposure to loud sounds. The noise causes permanent damage to the sound-sensitive cells of the cochlea, a spiral-shaped organ in the inner ear. Carpenters, pilots, rock musicians and street-repair workers are among those whose jobs put them at risk, as are people who work with chain saws, guns or other loud devices or who repeatedly listen to loud music. A single exposure to a sudden extremely loud noise has also been known to cause Tinnitus. The natural process of aging can result in a deterioration of the cochlea or other parts of the ear and lead to Tinnitus. Tinnitus is also associated with Meniere’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear, and, a degenerative disease of the small bones in the middle ear. Other medical conditions that can cause ringing in the ears include high blood pressure, allergies, anemia and an under active thyroid. Tinnitus can also be a symptom of a disorder of the neck or jaw, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome.
      These are causes in detail. First of all note what the cause of your tinnitus is.
      For further reading

  37. QUESTION:
    what do you think the next cause of action will be?
    Ok my mri (without contrast as no need) came back all clear… The xray pic i seen, the right hand side of my head looks cloudy and the left is white or the other way round am unable to tell.. i suffer with my right!!
    secetary rang me to say report is there no action needed!! i have the doctor next week to discuss further treatment etc..
    i have been experiencing migraines not bad .. on my right side of my face.. it starts in my right ear i experience a clicky sound and what feels like the nerve from my right ear to behind my right eye tingles, and hurts, then just under my right eye and also in my right temple/forehead and that will start a migraine.. SOMETIME my right eye will water and my right nostral will run only sometimes.. especially when im outside.. and sometimes my hole head feelsl ike its burning and feels tender to touch all over.. so i had an mri to check for anything bad which i am sure would of showed up.. what do you think next thing will be? and the xray pic?

    • ANSWER:
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  38. QUESTION:
    TO JEANNIE, who posted about anemic kittens and removed question?
    Jeannie,

    If you suspect they are anemic, I would STRONGLY reccomend getting them to a vet. If you explain your financial situion to the vets office, they can work out some type of payment plan so you don’t have to pay all at once. They really need medical care and a proper checkup by a vet.

    The anemia can be a cause of the fleas. Kittens are not strong enough yet to deal with them and have very little blood in their bodies. They will suck out the blood quicker than it can be reproduced. If the fleas are bad enough, it can cause the anemia and the kittens will die. If they are in fact anemic, the fleas are probably the cause of it. Not to mention fleas can cause a whole slew of other problems such as ear mites (the ear mites will eat away at the lining of your kittens ears), and worms. They need a good flea treatment such as Revolution (administered at a vets office) which will tackle the fleas, mites; ring, heart and hookworm. These can all be fatal to your kittens. Flea baths alone will not get rid of the fleas. You NEED to get them to a vet immediately before they die. Here are some websites to check also. PLEASE GO TO THE VET!

    http://www.k9web.com/dog-faqs/fleas-ticks.html#newborn

    http://www.dermvet.com/fleas.htm

    • ANSWER:
      Awe that is so sad that the question was removed.
      Love the answer above!
      That was such a great question and there are so many who can benefit from a question of this nature. I suggested kitten vitamins from a pet store to help them naturally build their levels back up, thoroughly clean the living area to get any fleas, larva, or eggs. And I also suggested to use Joy non antibacterial dish soap and sud them up for around 5 minutes to suffocate the fleas. The mom needs to be done as well. Vet care is important, however when you can’t afford to get them there right away, you must take other actions to keep them as stable as possible. Please pass this information on to her for me.
      Andrea

  39. QUESTION:
    Is TMJ the cause of my tinnitus?
    I’m listing my symptoms etc.
    I’m a 15 year old girl.
    My tinnitus started about 2 months ago and it sound like tv static/ringing/crickets. It’s rather soft but still rather prominent in quiet places/places without white noises. Sometimes it gets better, sometimes it worsens. Pretty manageable but i’m worried it will get worse in time.
    It is in BOTH ears. I seem to focus more on the right ear most of the time though. Not sure if i’m a more right person or if it’s louder on the right. If i try to listen, i can quite easily pick out the sound in my left ear in relatively quite places.
    I was born with a crossbite, meaning my lower jaw is more aligned to the left. Not very bad but still quite obvious if you look.
    I read about some tests to check if it is caused by TMJ but i’m not sure if those are myth or facts.
    -Pressing palm against forehead and resist with forehead
    -Pressing palm against lower jaw
    -Clenching jaw/teeth
    My tinnitus became more high pitched during all 3 tests.
    How high are the possibilities of my tinnitus being caused by TMJ? Are there any cures? Cost of treatment? WILL IT GET WORSE IN TIME? Who can i go to for a diagnosis?

    Also, i once suspected cochlear damage but other than this one-off incident of playing my ipod at max volume for about 5 secs a couple of days before the tinnitus started, i always listen to volumes very well within appropriate. Or could it really be this?
    Thanks for going through my long post. (:

    • ANSWER:
      The iPod could be a contributing factor. I had this start with me at 12 and it dissipated over time, either that or I got used to it to the point that my ears had a little ringing. No worries though, ask anybody and they’ll say that they hear ringing in quiet situations.

      So in conclusion, (lol) try and ignore it, see a doctor if it worsens and you’ll be fine.

      All the best and God bless.

  40. QUESTION:
    will sinus infection cause fatigue?
    after about a month of having a ringing and slight hearing loss in one ear and a pressure under the eye area i went and was diagnosed with a sinus infection. this was yesterday and have begun antibiotic treatment. today i feel worn out after just doing the smallest of tasks. i was also given a full blood test which showed normal counts on my blood so that ruled out anything serious. one thing to add is that this past wednesday i received my first infusion of reclast for osteoperosis that set in d

    • ANSWER:
      Any infection can have a side affect of feeling tired. Wait until you have finished the regimen of antibiotics and you should feel better.

  41. QUESTION:
    5 Months +Large Lump on Cheek which is growning bigger?
    My Husband has a lump on the outside of his L cheek bone that has grown very large in the last two weeks, he has had the lump for 2 years. He cannot hear 80% from his L ear and gets severe headaches and occasionally gets very angry out of the blue for no apparent reason. He has been passing blood in his stool on occasions and is very tired. I have called for Doctors to do a house visit in my area and they only go to patients who have been with them a while. He won’t go to the Doctors cause the waits are up to three hours long. Has anyone ever had similar symptoms or any ideas what this could be? He has two small children and a wife that loves him very much and I am getting very concerned. Do you think its over the top to ring an ambulance for treatment? he thinks so..
    Thanks everyone I totally agree with you all and he has just read your comments and we are off to the doctors.. I think he needed to hear it from someone else. I had been begging him for months to go.. bless you all.

    • ANSWER:
      No, it’s not an ambulance thing. Ambulances are for people who are going to die in the next few minutes.

      But it is a “GO TO THE DOCTOR OR I WILL KNOCK YOU OUT AND DRAG YOU THERE” thing.

      That’s f’ing ridiculous…he won’t go to the doctor because he has to wait?!?! A lump, that has been growing for two years, and is causing hearing loss?!?!?! Severe headaches?!?! So, he’s willing to live with this, and make you live with it, so that he can then die, and let you live with cleaning up his mess?!?!!

      That is perhaps the most irresponsible thing I have ever heard about an adult. Tell him that it is time to grow up and deal with it!!!

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      Gosh, I guess I was in a bit of a mood yesterday. That might have been a bit over the top, as answers go. I hope it did help, and I’m glad to know he has seen the light.

  42. QUESTION:
    Cats having adverse reaction to CAPSTAR (adult flea tablets- Nitenpyram)?
    An hour ago I gave my two persian cats and my puppy exelpet Capstar for cats and small dogs. Following the directions, they were given one tablet each and I crushed each tablet and mixed it in with each of their dinners. An hour later, I noticed that both my cats seem quite destressed. They are scratching like crazy, their breathing is very fast and they are panting like dogs with their tounges out and ears back, so loud that I can hear each breath. At first they were very restless, running around and stopping every now and then to scratch, mostly around their bottom area and their ears. My dog is fine.

    At first I thought the fleas might be bothering them as I have seen with my dog before when the vet sprayed him with flea spray. He kept scratching like mad and the vet reassured me this was normal as the fleas die they are irritating him as they are running around more than usual.

    So I rang the after hours vet clinic and explained to them the situation. I asked them if the fleas could just irritating them more than usual as they die, but they said that shoudln’t be happening and this reaction isn’t normal. I also quickly researched Capstar on the internet and one website said about adverse reactions:
    “The following adverse reactions have been reported in cats after giving PROGRAM Flavor Tabs: vomiting, depression/lethargy, anorexia (loss of appetite), diarrhea, hyperactivity, dyspnea (labored breathing), pruritus (itchy skin), and skin eruptions (rash).

    What like this is ok or something?! My cats did not have the same brand however the brand that I used has the same ingredient (Nitenpyram).

    I have decided to wait until the morning before taking my cats to the vet. The reason for this is (other than the fact that after hours consultation fees are triple the cost of the vet I usually take them too) both cats seem to be settling down now. one is still hiding under my bed and the other is lying on the floor close to me. Their breathing is still a bit faster than normal but they are much more calm. I’ll wait and see how they are in the morning. I definately won’t be using this product again!

    Have your cats ever experienced adverse reactions to flea products? What do you think could have caused it? Do you think it was just the fleas irritating them and the panting was caused by stress and hyperactivity? What could be done (besides taking them to the vet of course) to help them if they ever have problems from a flea treatment product again?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s an allergic reaction to the capstar. I have 6 cats and only use Capstar on them – my vet recommended it. When the fleas start dying the cats usually just scratch alot more. Your cats have had an adverse reaction. There’s nothing you can do for them if they have a reaction to another product, besides taking them to the vet. Basically it’s like your cats have been poisoned and need a vet’s assistance. If you are not going to take them to the vets tonight you need to keep a VERY close eye on them because it could end up being fatal. If their symptoms start to get worse, please take them in. Good luck.

  43. QUESTION:
    Repeated thrush infection…..medication? Can repeated infections cause pre-term labour?
    Hello there all!

    Well a while back after an internal exam to check out bleeding I found out I had a bad thrush infection. I had treatment for it as outlined by my OBGYN, but not long afterwards went on medication for an ear infection. The doctor who prescribed the medication to me told me that the medication might give me thrush – which it did! – and I did ANOTHER treatment which didn’t work and I got thrush also spread to my back-end area. Argh and OUCH! NEVER happened to me before.

    So I rang my OBGYN, he has got me to go out and get another specific treatment and I have taken that faithfully and on time. I also wash my towel each day and clothes so that I don’t wear the same things over and although I see an improvement, I’m not sure I have fully gotten rid of it yet still even after this treatment.

    So I wondered if my OBGYN checks me on Thursday and I still have the infection (which means it will probably only get worse again), do I then get medication? IS There medication I can take for this?

    Also I read a few times a little while back that repeated bad thrush infections can cause preterm labour? Is that true or something I have to worry about? Sorry if stupid question.

    I just REALLY want to get rid of this infection as like the hospital staff said, I can’t have it by the time I’m due to give birth and I can’t seem to shake it.

    Thanks for your replies! I will be asking this of my OBGYN in two days but curious to know anything before then. X

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  44. QUESTION:
    Val Venis Goes Nuts On John Morrison & Melina – Whoa?
    Trish Stratus confirmed last Friday via radio interview that she was snubbed by John Morrison at WrestleMania. He wasn’t interested in listening to her suggestions for their bout, and that when she went to hug him during the post-match celebration, he gave her the cold shoulder. The assumption backstage is that Melina was in his ear because she believed Stratus was taking “her spot” at the pay-per-view event.

    Former WWE talent Sean Morley (a/k/a Val Venis) is furious over their alleged treatment of Stratus, who he considers a friend. He posted a video online blasting the real-life couple, while also defending Stratus. His remarks are as follows:

    “I’ve always been really nice to Johnny and Melina. I’ve always been really nice to them. I don’t respect Johnny at all. And, you know, there are several reasons for that. And now, after snubbing Trish for supposedly taking Melina’s spot at WrestleMania. You know what? Screw it. The reality of the situation is Melina, it’s not your spot! It’s Vince McMahon’s spot and he’s going to put in that spot whoever will be doing the best for the company and it’s ain’t you, ah-ah! It’s Trish! You think you’re on the same level as Trish, Melina? Come on! All that respect I might have had for you, which honestly was just a little bit, is completely thrown out the freakin’ window now!

    “The reality is, your boyfriend Morrison is nothing but a chump ass bitch who has zero nuts! Zero nuts! What is it? First it’s Mike Knox, then it’s Batista? And the whole time Morrison goes on like, “It’s not really happening. It’s just, she doesn’t really cheat on me.” You’re a freakin’ ho Melina! You know what, I’m not even going to say freakin’ anymore, you’re a fucking slut, period! And Morrison you wanna go out there, and Melina, and snub, my t-dot girl Trish? Come on!

    “Melina, you’re not the same level as Trish. If you want that spot so much, why instead of taking it out on Trish and saying, “uhhh she took my spot,” why don’t you think, “Hmmm… Vince chose Trish for that spot. How can I better improve my charisma, my in-ring ability, my marketability. So that the next time Vince decides to choose someone for a certain spot, you’ll choose me.” It’s called competition. It’s called free market competition Melina. But no, you can’t handle that. You think you’re owed that spot, you ain’t owed nothing!

    “And then Morrison, you’re going to walk around like Batista didn’t tag your girl? You’re going to walk around like Mike Knox didn’t tag your girl? By the way, how does Mike Knox taste? How does Batista taste? How does, God knows how many other guys she’s banged right under your nose. In fact, it wasn’t even under your nose! You just pretend it was under your nose! You know the whole time it was f*****g going on! G*****n! So all and all, while you walk around snubbing Trish, a future Hall of Famer, you try and turn a ho into a house wife! Melina’s nothing more than a glorified ring rat. I have zero respect for you Morrison.

    “And you know what? We’re going to run into each other at some point in time. I’ll walk right up to you with my chin stuck out and you either chin me, or beat it! But the reality is, you ain’t got the balls to chin me! Cause the reality is, Trish has proven time and time again, to the entire world for that matter, that she has way bigger balls than you’ll ever have.

    “Keep trying to turn that ho into a house wife! F**k you Melina! F**k you Morrison! Trying to knock my t-dot girl Trish, who actually earned a spot! G*****n!”

    The video, which contains very foul language, is below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7SWb-lH86g&feature=player_embedded

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like Val Venis ran out of Xanax (plus) he needs decaffeinated coffee.
      I agree with the others that he could have handled that interview 200% better than he did – especially without all the vulgarity. I used to like Val Venis, but you know what? After that interview I have NO RESPECT for you Val Venis.

  45. QUESTION:
    Dear Sir I M suffering from tinnitus(ear ringing) since the last six years.which has caused hearing loss also
    Ear ringing sometimes triggered automatically and sometimes i feels better too.it is hampering me to concentrate better and sometimes it is so irritating caused to drop me in depression.The ringing what i feel is like,when an individual feels a sound in his ears after hearing the noise of crackers.I am an army personnel age 35 years.In 2001 i met with an accident caused spine problem for which i had to take the strong dose of pain killers.Please help me out because it has caused an immense downfall in my performance.
    Sir i have heard about a sound tharepy for tinnitus in which the paitent is given a treatment in which he is to hear a high frequency noise with the help of some special instruements of similar kind of ringing ears which relief the paitent to a certain extent.if it is so than tell me about this also.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Friend, I started suffering from tittinus 16 years ago in 1991.Besides the irritating ringing noise it was causing,i was told that there was loss of hearing to the extent of 25 percent in my left ear.All doctors then told me that the malady was on account of damge to the eighth nerve and thus neurological in nature; and there was no real treatment in allopathy for the same.Some doctors had even gone to the extent of saying that such damage was progressive and i was likely to go totally deaf at least in the left year in another six to ten years.This alarming prediction woke me up and i started looking into books of naturopathy and herbal medicine to see if those systems did mention of any remedy.A deep study luckily revealed that the herb ‘Gingko Biloba’ if taken for a very long period of time can help.I also found that certain selected health shops were selling tablets made of this herb.The literature i had read mentioned that this herb improved the blood supply to the brain and was thus helpful in all neurological disorders.So pronto i started taking it.And i can tell you that the disease has not progressed at all over the years inspite of my not so young age.On the contrary i would say that there has been improvement only.I may add here that ‘Gigko Biloba’ is good for many other diseases like blood pressure,diaberes,weak vitality etc and is not known to have any side effects.

  46. QUESTION:
    Dear Sir I M suffering from tinnitus(ear ringing) since the last six years.which has caused hearing loss also
    Ear ringing sometimes triggered automatically and sometimes i feels better too.it is hampering me to concentrate better and sometimes it is so irritating caused to drop me in depression.The ringing what i feel is like,when an individual feels a sound in his ears after hearing the noise of crackers.I am an army personnel age 35 years.In 2001 i met with an accident caused spine problem for which i had to take the strong dose of pain killers.Please help me out because it has caused an immense downfall in my performance.
    Sir i have heard about a sound tharepy for tinnitus in which the paitent is given a treatment in which he is to hear a high frequency noise with the help of some special instruements of similar kind of ringing ears which relief the paitent to a certain extent.if it is so than tell me about this also.

    • ANSWER:
      From the sound of your question, it appears that
      you need professional medical advice.
      Don’t trust a total stranger on Yahoo Answers to analyze your problem.
      I’ll assume you are on YA because you don’t want to call your doctor.
      But you could ask a nurse for an expert opinion.
      There is a website with registered nurses that will answer
      your question online for less than
      Simply go to:

      http://www.thenurseschoice.com/tnc/answerline/answerlineQuestionForm.php


Ringing In The Ears Cause

Written By: admin - Nov• 05•12

or the second, try to picture what it would be like attempting to sleep on a busy

airport runway while aircraft landing as well as taking off all about one. Thats how it can

be like for some of us who get ringing in the ears Tinnitus.
Presently there are some treatments for Tinnitus which work, it is

important to comprehend every kind so

you can come across appropriate treatment
Ringing within the ears is actually not necessarily the proper description of what we hear whenever

we suffer through tinnitus. Ringing in ears sufferers may hear a lot of differing kinds of noise, such as buzzing , hissing, whistling, roaring, rushing as well as other water like

sounds. Some Tinnitus sufferers hear several

various noises in a fairly short period of time, I suppose that they least

have some variety.
There can be a lot of differing

explanation for ringing in the ears cause recognized as Tinnitus. The most common causes fall

below the next 3 areas:
1) Damaged Cochlea Tinnitus – An ear injury that can be caused by repeated exposure to loud noise or loud music. Ears

are unable to differentiate from music or other noises such as industrial or construction. It is no benefit wearing ear protection when you are at work or when

doing DIY and then listening to one’s favourite music at full blast through headphones, or

repeatedly heading to loud music gigs. It will be no coincidence that many musicians suffer from ringing within the ears cause

Tinnitus.
2) Continuous Strain – Numerous of us live highly stressful lives and ringing ears Tinnitus

could be caused by the over stressed existence we live. It will be

highly crucial to use time for your self and

your own household. Think about what makes you calm as well as relaxed (preferably

involving many exercises!) as well as make time for this frequently. Some of

the greatest forms of relaxation perform include work

outs such as racquet sports, walking as well as jogging, but yoga as well as meditation are not as physical yet even

more calming.
3) Persistent Sinusitis – Sinus as well as allergy issues may also induce tinnitus,

whether though disease or an allergic response, this may induce ringing in the ears Tinnitus. This

happens once mucus builds up in the inner ear, causing a cracking or buzzing sound that may be

pretty annoying.
Avoid high levels of caffeine as well as alcohol because they can make you extremely sensitive to

tinnitus sounds. Silence makes the ringing within the ears usually seem louder, as you will

notice it much more whenever you are within a

quiet area.
As there are no medicines which will completely cure Tinnitus, but there are a

quantity of products that can solve your own Tinnitus problem. You might will need to test a few, or a combination of them, to make the

difference for you. What worked for me was the Tinnitus retraining therapy, that can be

one technique that has proven

extremely widespread through its high success rate.

The straightforward concept will be to educate the brain not to

listen to the buzzing or ringing. These products will obviously takes a little period of time, and a

little practice, however the results, just like anything which takes a bit of time, are

often worth it. The sufferer does not need to have to

use any medication, as well as all that can be needed can be the commitment to experience the method through and the continuous ringing

in your ears will offer all the motivation you could require.


Ringing In The Ears

Written By: admin - Nov• 05•12

or the second, try to picture what it would be like attempting to sleep on a busy

airport runway while aircraft landing as well as taking off all about one. Thats how it can

be like for some of us who get ringing in the ears Tinnitus.
Presently there are some treatments for Tinnitus which work, it is

important to comprehend every kind so

you can come across appropriate treatment
Ringing within the ears is actually not necessarily the proper description of what we hear whenever

we suffer through tinnitus. Ringing in ears sufferers may hear a lot of differing kinds of noise, such as buzzing , hissing, whistling, roaring, rushing as well as other water like

sounds. Some Tinnitus sufferers hear several

various noises in a fairly short period of time, I suppose that they least

have some variety.
There can be a lot of differing

explanation for ringing in the ears cause recognized as Tinnitus. The most common causes fall

below the next 3 areas:
1) Damaged Cochlea Tinnitus – An ear injury that can be caused by repeated exposure to loud noise or loud music. Ears

are unable to differentiate from music or other noises such as industrial or construction. It is no benefit wearing ear protection when you are at work or when

doing DIY and then listening to one’s favourite music at full blast through headphones, or

repeatedly heading to loud music gigs. It will be no coincidence that many musicians suffer from ringing within the ears cause

Tinnitus.
2) Continuous Strain – Numerous of us live highly stressful lives and ringing ears Tinnitus

could be caused by the over stressed existence we live. It will be

highly crucial to use time for your self and

your own household. Think about what makes you calm as well as relaxed (preferably

involving many exercises!) as well as make time for this frequently. Some of

the greatest forms of relaxation perform include work

outs such as racquet sports, walking as well as jogging, but yoga as well as meditation are not as physical yet even

more calming.
3) Persistent Sinusitis – Sinus as well as allergy issues may also induce tinnitus,

whether though disease or an allergic response, this may induce ringing in the ears Tinnitus. This

happens once mucus builds up in the inner ear, causing a cracking or buzzing sound that may be

pretty annoying.
Avoid high levels of caffeine as well as alcohol because they can make you extremely sensitive to

tinnitus sounds. Silence makes the ringing within the ears usually seem louder, as you will

notice it much more whenever you are within a

quiet area.
As there are no medicines which will completely cure Tinnitus, but there are a

quantity of products that can solve your own Tinnitus problem. You might will need to test a few, or a combination of them, to make the

difference for you. What worked for me was the Tinnitus retraining therapy, that can be

one technique that has proven

extremely widespread through its high success rate.

The straightforward concept will be to educate the brain not to

listen to the buzzing or ringing. These products will obviously takes a little period of time, and a

little practice, however the results, just like anything which takes a bit of time, are

often worth it. The sufferer does not need to have to

use any medication, as well as all that can be needed can be the commitment to experience the method through and the continuous ringing

in your ears will offer all the motivation you could require.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How To Cure For Ringing In The Ears?
    Is anybody can tell me about how to cure Ringing In The Ears ? Where should I get the best medication for it.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no ‘best medicine’
      You need to see an ENT specialist to find out the cause.

      1. Caused by impacted wax, appropriate drops and syringing the ear (by doctor)

      2. Eustachian tube dysfunction – caused by a congested nasal lining (stops middle ear secretions from draining properly), an antihistamine or a decongestant will help. Don’t use decongestant sprays for longer than 5 days as you then get rebound congestion.

      3. Pulsatile tinnitus, due to a change in blood flow in the vessels near the ear or to a change in awareness of that blood flow. treat hypertension if it could be the cause.

      Most tinnitus, it’s a matter of learning to live with it, tune it out.
      Have a radio on, do something that makes you concentrate and forget the noise

  2. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of ears ringing with tinnitus remedies?
    What is ringing in the ears treatment or ringing in ears treatment? I’m searching the information of ringing ears treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      This web has information about getting rid of tinnitus remedies at here.

      http://www.cure-tinnitustoday.info/articles/cures-tinnitus/what-home-remedies-for-tinnitus-work

  3. QUESTION:
    Can multiple and advanced earpiercings cause ringing ears?
    I have multpile ear piercings in each ear. However they are not the standard piercing they are very complex and intricate. IE, they are not the standard lobe and cartiledge piercings, they freak some people out. Could these piercings cause ringing in my ears. It comes and goes and when it comes it is loud and comes in patterns. Help??!! The material of the jewerly is all APP (Association of Professional Piercets) certified. I do have TMJ problems, could it just be that acting up, since when it does flare up my ears ring?

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt the problems are caused by the ear pieces. Speak to your doctor about it.

  4. QUESTION:
    Where can I find a sound effect of ringing ears like in call of duty?
    I am doing a project at school and I have to make a war scene. I decided to make it a 1st person video and a need a sound effect like the ringing in your ears in call of duty. I appreciat (sorry for bad spelling) your help.

    • ANSWER:
      If you’re asking about the sound effect that they use when you get disoriented by a flash bang (such as in Call of Duty 4), I believe all it is is a high pitched buzz or hum that drowns out other sound and lasts for a couple of seconds.

  5. QUESTION:
    does anybody have a remedy for morgellons symptoms? Such as ringing in the ears and the crawling feeling?
    My neighbor believes she has Morgellons but won’t see a doctor. She complains of ringing ears and her hearing has decreased, as well as she feels like bugs are crawling all over her. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are the symptoms of Morgellons:

      http://www.rense.com/general74/morg4.htm

      Also this website might offer some insight:

      http://www.allaboutworms.com/morgellons-worm-symptoms

  6. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for the Stabelite to work for ringing ears?
    I have a ringing in my ears. & I found in the cumpurter that this Stabelite will stop it I was wondering how it would be before it stops

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus is not curable so don’t waste your money on things that can’t help. If you have tinnitus you need to see an ENT doc to rule out any cause for it and so they can check for any hearing loss. Other than that tinnitus is not cureable.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of ringing ears?
    2 hours ago, my friend had one of those horns where you blow it at football games. We were in a room where it echos, she blew the horn right next to the right-side of my ear on accident, for a minute i couldn’t hear on my right. Now i keep hearing ringing and it feels like my ear is plugged. Does anyone know what i can do ?

    • ANSWER:
      Wait about a day and see if it goes away. If it doesn’t you are screwed because you now have tinitus ( look it up). There is no cure for tinitus. It is permanent damage to the little “hairs” (not really hair) in your ear that transmit sound. Although there are a lot of home remedies that I have tried and spent money on, none work. I bought a book about it and there are a lot of suggestions, but none of them work. The book also said that in some cases it can cause insanity. I haven’t felt any of that coming on , but I keep an eye out for it. I have had it every day for 10 years after a buddy fired a handgun next to my head.

      It sucks …. and you can sometimes filter it out but other times it is deafening. If you mow the lawn or go to a loud bar…. you can forget about hearing for a day or two because the ringing is so loud. Also I find that different foods make it ring louder, but I don’t bother because it is not that much of a difference.

      Tell your buddy he is a dick……..

  8. QUESTION:
    Is ringing ears a sympton of IBS, and heart pain and feeling like your throat is closing?
    He has been diagnosed with IBS but he has had heart pain and he says his throat closed up for a second. he has had ringing in his ears and the doctors don’t think anything is wrong with him except IBS

    • ANSWER:
      I have had IBS for 20 years now. I’ve never heard of anyone having ringing in the ears because they have IBS. It sounds like he should seek a opinion from a heart specialist. These symptoms to which you speak of sounds like heart issues. He really should get some help. My motto has always been “when in doubt, check it out”. Family physicians are not specialized in all areas of the medical field. I urge you to take him to see a heart specialist.

      I hope he feels better soon. Have a nice day.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I stop this ringing in my ears?!?
    I have ringing in my ears, and am desperately trying to get rid of it. can you please give me any suggestions? It’s been making it hard for me to sleep and giving me a headache. Thanks for helping me. I also have an in fection in my toe that I’m supposed to soak in Epsom salt, and I’m hoping that it won’t make the ringing worse, because iknow one of the causes of ringing ears is an overload of salt. Thanks for all of the help! I will be soooooo greatful for any solutions ! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have Myneres Syndrome which can cause that, but I can hear my heart beat in my ears(which is very annoying). I would recommend going to an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist and they can put you on medication that might help. They told me to decress salt intake so soaking your toe won’t make it worse.

  10. QUESTION:
    Woke up up to ringing ears what should i do?
    I was sick for couple days spitting up green mucous out of my chest, i woke up one day and it felt like my ear was plugged up but i covered both ears and i could hear fine. I got it to go away but there was a ringing for past 3 days. then i bent over to reach for something and my ear got the feeling of being plugged again. could mucous be in my ear from being sick? how can i get the ringing to stop along with the plugged feeling?

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend you see an internist specialist and have diagnostic testing done. That way the physician can determine the extent of the condition and an appropriate treatment can be developed.

      Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    How to fix ringing ears?
    I used to play in a rock band and was around a lot of loud drums, and amps. That was when I was between the ages of 15 and 18. I’m now 19 and my ears are constantly ringing.

    • ANSWER:
      You seem to have tinnitus.

      This extremely irritating and stressful condition of the ear is usually not caused by any external noise. This auditory sensation, or ringing in the ears, as it is widely known affects thousands of people. It involves a ringing noise in the ears which may or may not be accompanied by hearing loss. Although many tinnitus sufferers can hear perfectly well, some others experience such loud ringing in the ears that other sounds are virtually blocked out. This severe condition renders them helpless as they loose sleep and concentration.

      Tinnitus can be broadly classified into two types: Objective which is caused by vascular sounds in the head and neck or muscular contractions of the middle ear or the soft palate in the mouth. Your doctor can easily hear the same sounds on examination as you are yourself hearing.

      Subjective tinnitus refers to buzzing, roaring, ringing or whistling in the ear which may be continuous or intermittent and are only heard by the sufferer, i.e. a doctor is unable to hear the same sounds. Subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

      Pulsatile tinnitus can be of both types – subjective as well as objective.

      Wax buildup in the outer ear, ruptured eardrum, congested Eustachian tubes, some infection, Ménière’s disease, Side effects of certain drugs like sedatives, antidepressants , pain killers etc., Damage caused due to overexposure to loud noise, Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides level, diabetes, head or neck injury etc. are some reasons why humans have tinnitus.
      Utilize masking noise. Tinnitus is usually more bothersome when the surroundings are quiet, especially when you are in bed. A competing sound such as a ticking clock, a radio, a fan or white noise machine may help mask tinnitus. Small hearing aid like devices which generate a competitive sound may help reduce the awareness of the tinnitus. You may combine such maskers along with herbal & homeopathic remedies.

      According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), there is no known cure of tinnitus, at least with the conventional line of medicine. For a long time though, herbs & herbal formulas have come to the rescue of these tinnitus sufferers.

      Tinnitus is usually due to damage to the microscopic ends of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Perfect hearing is possible only if these nerves remain healthy and any damage to these nerves results in tinnitus or hearing impairment.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are Ginkgo Biloba, Rosemary, Avena Sativa, Wild Hyssop, Salicylic Ac. (30C), Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6), Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) etc.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may get more details on the above here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/tinnitus.htm

  12. QUESTION:
    Out of the blue I got really sick. Dizziness, ringing ears, and blurred vision!! Idk what it could have been?
    I was in the store.. It was a little hot but nothing extreme. All these symptoms occurred for like 10 minutes.But then I felt fine. What could have possibly been the problem?

    • ANSWER:
      dehydration maybe..
      make sure u drink a lot of water

      Check out this website…

      http://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=377734

  13. QUESTION:
    ringing in my ears after concussion?
    I have this constant ringing in my ears that wont stop and if they get to bad I start to have axeity. I been to the E.R about my ringing ears and the doctor just said it will go away. Its been a bit over a month now since the concussion and it isnt getting any better. Any segestions?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a symptom of a concussion, but I am unsure whether or not it should be continuing for this long.
      I defiantly recommend seeing a doctor again to get it checked out.

  14. QUESTION:
    ringing ears and bad taste in throat?
    for the past week i have had a constant buzzing feeling in my head and a nasty taste in the back of my throat? What may be wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      that is vertigo. when you listen to something on one ear more than another your ears become unbalanced (to say it in a way) and everything starts spinning. it goes away but if it is too severe like when you drive and it affects you there is meds.

  15. QUESTION:
    Large pimple in my ear, with ringing ears?
    A couple days ago i noticed a large bump in my ear. It hurt alittle bit and I think that its a pimple, but then this morning I noticed ringing in that ear and when I yawn, the ringing is very loud and it sounds like when a speaker goes all crazy. Does anyone know whats going on? Theres not alot of pain, I think alittle bit from messing around with it but I have no other symptoms.

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    any remedies out there for ringing ears?
    I have now had this ringing condition in my ears for about the last 5yrs….it seems to be really noticiable now when I’m ready for sleep….do any of you out there know of any type of Medication or herbal pills I could take to help….its really annoying….and very hard to get proper rest…please let me know ASAP…I’m going CRAZY!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. For me to sleep I need to listen to music or have the tv on, just something to distract me from the ringing. During the day when my mind is occupied, I can usually ignore it. I’ve never asked anyone about medication, but I would imagine sleeping pills would help.

  17. QUESTION:
    I went to a concert last night, I have RINGING EARS?!?
    I went to a concert last night, how bad of hearing will I have after the ringing stops?!

    It was 4 hours long

    I’m 16 and female

    There were electric guitars, amps, I was in the 3rd front row standing

    I had really really good hearing.

    How bad will my hearing be after the ringing stops?!??

    Be honest please

    • ANSWER:
      it will go away after a while. i was front row at Green Day and it went away after about two days. Don’t worry :)

  18. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears during pregnancy?
    Hi all,

    Im currently 35 weeks pregnet, and since the begining of the 2nd trimester, i have this strange ringing/wind/pulsating sound in my right ear?? Has anyone else had this during pregnancy at all? Sorta sounds like a heartbeat whoosing sound..I havent spoken to the widwifes or docs yet as i thought it wouldnt be a big deal but im now worried it wont go away after the birth of the baby.

    Please help…Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same thing, but I also have other symptoms that go along with it. I have very high bloodpressure and have been passing out since my first trimester. Right before I do pass out, I get short of breath, very weak and ringing in my ears. If you have no other symptoms, just mention it to your obgyn; I’m sure it’s no biggie :)

  19. QUESTION:
    why are my ears ringing?
    I have had “ringing ears” before. It usually would last 10 or 15 seconds and go away. Last week I noticed a ringing on the left side which hasn’t gone away. I feel fine otherwise. Does tinitus just happen all of a sudden or might it be something else? It’s driving me crazy and I can’t get in to see the doctor til next week.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    dark blurry vision, ringing ears, dizziness, sweating diagnosis?
    today i had a moment where i felt like i was about to faint, my vision went dark around the edges of my eyes, i felt ringing in my ears, dizziness, sweating, plus really painful menstrual cramps. I have never felt like this before.
    I havent been sick. this morning i had two eggs and then some chips at lunch.(could that be it?)
    anyone have any ideas.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    hearing voices and ringing ears?
    i’m 17 and i was sitting in my maths class texting when i heard someone whisper in my ear from behind me, i thought someone was behind me so i turned around to see who it was but no one was there.. i then started to hear voices whispering but i don’t remember what they said, once the voices stopped my ears starting ringing so i walked out of the class. any idea what this may be? sensible answers only please it’s put me into a lot of shock.

    • ANSWER:
      google “ringing ears” and “whispers in ear”
      You might have a infection or inner ear imbalance.
      Use Web MD (just google “Web MD” if you don’t know what it is)

  22. QUESTION:
    Why is it that in a quiet room my ears start ringing?
    I was told it is just from loud music for a while. I spent about a week keeping the volume low on tv and music to make the ringing stop but every so often out of nowhere my ears ring again. Why is that? and … Is there a way to stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20122183,00.html …)

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I stop my ears from ringing?
    I’ve noticed for the past few days that my ears have been ringing. Anytime it gets quiet, I notice it. I have a headache right now, but I think that might be from sitting in front of the t.v. for too long. Why do people’s ears ring, and is there anyway to stop it? It’s starting to really get on my nerves.

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus
      it is called Tinnitus

      Tinnitus, or ‘ringing in the ears’, refers to hearing sounds such as tones, whistling, wind rushing, crickets, etc. that aren’t acoustically generated. In other words, a person with Tinnitus can hear them in a quiet room. The most common Tinnitus sound is a tone.

      Most people experience a temporary Tinnitus condition at some point in their life, such as after a loud concert, or as a complication to an inner ear infection. Unfortunately for more than 16% of the adult population, this condition is chronic – it never goes away. Of the 50+ million people in North America with chronic Tinnitus, 12 million have a severe case. For these people it is not unusual to perceive a tone greater than 90 dB-SPL. Note that 80dB-SPL is the level in industry at which a hearing conservation program is required. (Room-level conversation is typically 65 dB-SPL and a jet engine is around 110 dB-SPL)

      Chronic Tinnitus can be caused in a number of ways: an over-exposure to constant loud or explosive noise (on the job exposure is a common source), reaction to medication, a head injury (car crashes are a common source), complication of illness, and others.

      One of the most common complaints related to Tinnitus is that it adversely affects sleeping patterns. Sufferers find they can’t get to sleep in a quiet room because of the annoying sound they perceive in their head. For many, this results in being progressively sleep deprived, and can start a downward spiral in psychological health. The reality is that Tinnitus is the only hearing affliction where anxiety, depression, and contemplating suicide are normal psychological complications. For most sufferers, their perceived level of Tinnitus is not constant and can worsen from exposure to high intensity noise, negative emotional pressures, heavy physical exertion, caffeine, salt, tobacco, allergens, and certain medications. Note that a common complication of aspirin for Tinnitus sufferers is that it temporarily worsens (makes louder) their Tinnitus.

      Outside of a cure, the most common desire of Tinnitus sufferers is to be able to control their Tinnitus rather than have it control them. A major factor in this is being able to sleep well and have the energy to face Tinnitus every day. When Tinnitus sufferers feel they have control, they are able to lead productive lives and many are able to get off all medications. The key to getting control is working with an audiologist to establish a personal Tinnitus management program.

      A Tinnitus Management program is a set of coping strategies that may vary depending on the level of activity and environment. It rarely is a one-component program. Typical program components include hearing aids, masking, residual inhibition, dietary and lifestyle changes, counseling, and support groups

  24. QUESTION:
    ringing ears question?
    hey im sure im not the only one who has heard if ur ears are ringing someone is talking about you. i highly doubt that but, mine have been ringing a lot lately. i just want to know what makes that happen…im guessing it has something to do with the electrical current in some areas. i dunno though…just one of those stupid little things i wonder about i guess.

    • ANSWER:
      taking too much aspirin or similar drugs can cause it, or it could be a neurological problem with the auditory nerve. See your doctor !

  25. QUESTION:
    Headaches and ringing ears?
    What could this be? I get frequent headaches and my ears ring alot. I am on a really crazy us in the mornings and afternoons, everyone is out of control, I sometimes get headaches from that but not alot, it is mostly sinus headaches.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    For people who have taken Wellbutrin XL, have you experienced your ears ringing as a side effect?
    I’ve been taking Wellbutrin XL 300 MG for about two weeks because have Seasonal Affect Disorder. My appetite is barely exists, have insomnia, and now experience ringing in the ears.

    • ANSWER:
      As for the ringing in the ears, that one is new to me. Wellbutrin can affect you appetite and sleep. I think you need to let your doctor know the effects the med is having on you. He may not think you are having any side effects unless you tell him. He may then change your dosage or put you on another medication that won’t have that side effect. Please let the doctor know.

  27. QUESTION:
    ringing ears from concert?
    well basically i went to a three days grace concert last night and my ears are still ringing is this normal….i wasn’t close to the speakers as well, and this is my first concert that i ahve gone to minus some of the dances i went to in elematary…but they were no were as loud as this one.
    do naps help the ringing at all??
    ya like i can hear my computer fans over my ringing. And also this today is the day aftter the concert.
    well the ringing is almost gone now. So ya it’s going away slowly…but it;s gonig away. Thx for the advice guys.

    • ANSWER:
      your ear drums need time to recover. 3 days is a little long, you may have damaged them. in time these things do heal but can be annoying. if the problem persists for a long amount of time or is accompanied by dizziness or headaches you may want to see a doctor to ensure you have not seriously damaged you ear drum, have an ear infection or onset tinnitus (chronic ringing ears). there isnt too much you can do for relief other than relax. usually you cant hear the ringing over a moderate volumed tv or radio, so you can try keeping ambience

  28. QUESTION:
    Can thinking of your ears ringing make it seem like they are really ringing?
    I am 15 and ever since I heard that my dad had tinnitus, It’s been in my mind for a lot of the time daily, and I keep thinking of that ringing sound. Well, ever since I thought of the ringing sound, my ears feel like they’re ringing all the time. Is this just my imagination? When I don’t really think of it, I don’t really hear it. And when I imagine the ringing becoming louder, it actually seems like it’s becoming louder

    Do you know what I mean???

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears? Any solutions?
    Recently (over the past few days, maybe 4 or 5) I’ve been hearing an annoying ringing noise in my ears that never goes away, I had a tiny bit of ringing in my ears before but now it’s extremely annoying. It came out of nowhere, I haven’t listened to loud music or been around loud noises in quite a while. I’m just wondering if it’s a condition or if it’s actually hearing loss? It seems unlikely that it would just come out of nowhere but is it possible?

    Thanks for any answers, and please don’t be rude to me. :)

    • ANSWER:
      take a look-

      http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=7&ved=0CDAQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.emedicinehealth.com%2Ftinnitus%2Farticle_em.htm&rct=j&q=tinnitus&ei=6ALNS_noBZSsswOQuZyvDg&usg=AFQjCNHwzaa5pwI2X5nFAG1p2XvvLo5LeQ

      wear ear plugs like the Quietus and if it doesn’t improve, get that checked by an audiologist

  30. QUESTION:
    How to fix a ringing ear?
    I just went out and shot my shotgun, but forgot to bring ear protection, is there anyway to stop the ringing in my ears?

    • ANSWER:
      NO! I’ll bet your real popular with your neighbors though!

  31. QUESTION:
    Ears keep ringing help?
    I got my Hunting and firearms license recently and iv been hunting for 2 years now, by the way im 16 years old. So lately i been randomly getting ringing ear sometimes in my right ear and sometimes in left. And sometimes one ear just goes blank and i cant hear anything out of that one for a while. Im assuming its from the loud shotgun while hunting for duck and geese. i only use earplugs for trap shooting.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Get your hearing tested. You could be damaging your hearing by not wearing protection. Heck, the military and police use ear protection when they are at the firing range. 16 is way too young to be messing up your hearing like that.

  32. QUESTION:
    What could this noise be? Subtle, high pitched/like ears ringing coming from only one room in the house.?
    Four family members of various ages hear the sound in one room only. My son cannot sleep in his bedroom where the noise is heard. We checked all electrical devices and toys, windows (thought it might be crickets and is not), television, lava lamp, smoke detector, etc. You cannot hear the noise in his closet or the hallway or any other room in the house. We even took his wristwatch out of the room. It is a constant, barely audible, high pitched sound as if your ears are ringing and the sound is not real, yet you get an eye/and headache if in his room for more than a few minutes. What else could it be??? What else should we check? He is sleeping in the spare bedroom for now, since it is unbearable. Myself and husband in our 30′s hear it, as well as my son who is 10, and our daughter who is 6. This is not a joke, or riddle…..so please offer only serious suggestions. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I would first shut off the main power supply in the breaker box and then listen for the noise. If it goes away, it is something electrical. Possible the transformer for the doorbell, etc… Next turn the electric back on one circuit at a time to see if the noise reappears. Then follow the circuit to isolate the malfunction.
      If that does not stop the noise try to isolate the noise to see if it coming from the attic, walls, or floor. It could be a water flowing in a pipe or air flowing over a air / vent pipe.

      Good luck…..

  33. QUESTION:
    ringing in ears for 2 months ,… only 14 , crying every day …. any chance it will go away , sad?
    okay im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months . i doctoros about a month ago for the first time and he ask me if i could pop my ears , i poped my LEFT ear and siad yes has i thought the right poped too , he then siad i HAD a inflammed ear cuased by a viral ear infection and there was nothing he could do , he siad for me to get a hearing test but the hearing test is not open till the 20th , so its gonna be about 2 months since i have seen him , the night after the docots i found out i couldnt pop my right ear and i havent been able to pop my right ear for the whole time but i diidnt relise , and about 3 weeks ago my LEFT ear started popoing sometiems when i moved my jaw , is this important and sould i go see my doctor now or wait till i get my hearing test as this is not that important , i raelly want it to go away , i cry 5 tiems a day and i just want silence , any chance it will go away , i haven smiled in 8 weeks /………….. oh and i some times get a little random pain in both my ears but it only last 10 secs , does this mean i COULD still have the infection and he could give me anbiobtics and then the ringing would stop or will the ringing never stop , i took a hearing test on the phone and i got good hearing in the RIGHT ear which is the ringing ear and the ear i cant pop ……. and in the left ear which pops sometiems when i move my jaw i got slight hearing loss ………. does this mean anything………… will my ringing go away or am i stuck with it for life……… i havent been happy in 2 months , i just want silence , its my 8 week hoildays and there almost over and i havent been happy ………. sould i see the docots before the 20th or just wait as there is nothing they can do

    • ANSWER:
      whoa girl, stop with the questions about this, it is not helping you. read some of the answers you already have.

  34. QUESTION:
    Can ringing in the ears cause deafness?
    My mom has ringing in the ears and is afraid of going deaf. Is it possible to go deaf from ear ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      typically hearing loss and ringing in ears coincide. As cells in the inner ear are damaged and hearing loss progresses many times the ringing starts to occur. The ringing is a sign that likely hearing loss has already started for her. The ringing will not make hearing loss get worse. She needs to be evaluated by an audiologist to see how bad her hearing is. She needs to try to protect her hearing from loud noise and may need hearing aids.

  35. QUESTION:
    Excedrin, ringing ears?! please help.?
    im 17 and all day today and half the day yesterday ive been taking excedrin for neck problems. my school nurse told me to take something with an anti inflammatory in it. ive been taking it every 6 hours and i took it about an hour ago and a half hour after that i started to get a ringing in my ears and im getting really scared because i looked it up and it said thats a really bad side affect. if i stop taking it tomorrow will the ringing be gone once i wake up?

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitis(ringing in the ears)is a side effect of aspirin.It’s common and will disappear when the effects of the excedrin wears off.Try Ibuprofin,the pain relief lasts longer and there are fewer side effects.

  36. QUESTION:
    Ringing In ears After Loud Concert…Need Good Advice…Any Similar Experiences? ?
    I am a 19 year old male who attended a concert on dec 19 which was fri night. Once I got to the concert I realized i had forgotten my ear plugs and it was too late to head back and get them. The concert was extremely loud and I knew i was going to pay with ringing ears. I have only been to one other concert where my ears rang but it went after about a day. The day after the concert the ringing was still pretty persistent but my hearing was not muffled. The second day the ringing had went down a lot and my hearing is 100%. I was having a pretty positive attitude after the first day thinking that upon waking up on the third day that all would be good. But when I woke up I still had very faint ringing in both ears. I have not had any pain in my ears and all of my hearing is completely there and normal. Will this ringing eventually die out? Is it taking longer because of how loud the show was and how long it was as well ( I was there for 4 hours)? I dont notice the ringing when doing everyday activity. I only do when I am sleeping or in a very very quiet room. I am hoping that this will eventually fade out but I am seeking some good advice.

    Again, the ringing has become very very faint after two days but is still noticeable when sleeping or in quiet areas. Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      Yea this will die out soon enough, the tiny little hairs in your ear that detect and seperate diffirent sounds are probably just a little worn out from the overload they were given, the ringing you hear is actually certain tones still being picked up from the concert.

  37. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears after allergies?
    About a week ago my allergies acted up and I got a mild head cold; my ears plugged up a little and my right ear was ringing pretty loud. I’ve always had a ‘slight’ ringing in that ear but not this bad. The head cold seems to be gone now but my right ear is still ringing much louder than normal. I haven’t been exposed to any excessively loud noises that would have damaged my ear lately. Could there still be fluid in my ear even though it feels fine? I’m really hoping this goes away soon as it is quite annoying..
    I was doing a little research and apparently certain prescription medications can cause or worsen tinnitus. I did notice that the ringing got significantly worse today; maybe it’s coincidental but I did start taking Ultram and Naproxen today (hurt my knee yesterday), so maybe that could be a cause, I don’t know.

    • ANSWER:
      I often have ear problems, and if they continue to be persistent I usually take Claritin for a few days in a row.

  38. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears WHY/////////?
    My husband has a constant ringing in his ears. The Dr. said he has some hearing loss from being around heavy equipment most of his life. Is this causing the ringing or is it another problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Both. High noise breaks small hair/nerves in the ear.

  39. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears/headache?
    I smoked marijuana for the first time since few months and after smoking a bit i got really dizzy i felt like i was going to faint. After drinking some water i got a bit better but i still had a headache my eye started itching then hurting a bit, I could hear ringing in my ears and static. I didnt smoke much… Day later i had a mild headache and mild ringing in my ears. Two days after smoking i am still having a headache and rining in my ears.

    Oh yeah i have been having a flu for over a week now that might cause headaches and ringing ears but i doubt that…Can you please tell me that TEMPORARY ringing in ears and headaches can be a side effect of smoking this shit.

    I am considering going to the doctor but i dont want my parents to find out i am 17 is there some kind of doctor/patient confidentiality that wont allow the to tell my parents?

    • ANSWER:
      When I get sinus pressure headaches, my ears ring and so does my husbands.
      I think you’re overreacting….
      If you are going to smoke, be prepared for the consequences because it sounds like you don’t think before you act. What’s done in the dark always come to light. Your parents will find out one way or another… maybe one of them or both knows that you do already?

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I make the ringing in my ears stop?
    5 months ago for some reason I put a little toy gun to my head it was already pretty loud but I had it directly on my ear and the noise made my ears ring and they’ve been ringing ever sense it’s called tinnitus I know that and I’m going to an ear specialist very soon but I need some remedy or way to make the ringing stop now I can’t sleep at night and the ringing is driving me Insane please help

    • ANSWER:
      If the ringing has persisted that long then, yes, you should see a ENT specialist. You may also want to try Murine ear drops available over the counter in some stores. Muring stopped my tinnnitus once. The tinnitus never came back. I guess I was lucky. It can get really annoying after a while.

  41. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears and Shrooms?
    I’m trying shrooms for the first. Last night I went to a death metal concert and I stood right next to the amp without ear protection. So, obviously, my ears are ringing. It’s 1:15pm right now and I will be doing the shrooms at around 8 pm. So I’m hoping the ringing will go away even more by then. Last night the ringing was really bad and all noise was muffled. But today I can hear perfectly fine but there’s still that loud ringing. I was wondering if this was going to effect my trip. Tonight is the PERFECT night to do them and I don’t know when I’ll get another chance like this. So the question, Will the ringing in my ears effect my shroom trip? Will it make it worse? better?

    • ANSWER:
      If you let it affect your trip it will. I can see how it might affect it– you could get really focused on the ringing and it could drive you crazy. Try to see the ringing as a positive thing and it could possibly become some magical aspect of your trip. Enjoy your trip!!

  42. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears……..?
    first of all, lovin the new mobile Y!A page!!

    and now to the question, i always seem to have a ringing in my ears whenever there isnt other noise… i dont listen to my ipod past half volume hardly ever, or go to any particularly loud places. this has happened as long as i remember, what could cause it?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Ringing Ears… HELPPP.?
    My ear is STILL ringing?
    So, bout 2 hours ago we went on our Easter shootin trip. Practicing for cowboy action shooting, i was shooting a .44 revolver, when i was shootin my plugs fell out but i was tryin to fire quickly, so i didnt push them back in. both ears were ringing, by right one stopped but the left ear is still ringing and when i talk it echos, and when others talk its muffled, like i have a cup over my ear. any of you know when itll stop ringin, or anyways to help make sure it stops soon? (I’m 13, by the way)

    Oh yeah, it was a .44 special. (revolver) if that helps you any? haha

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like tinatus (sp)
      Try some cotton wool in your ear and be ready for a couple days of ringing lol

  44. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my dizziness and ringing in the ears?
    I get dizzy easily, any time I move my head quickly, my ears ring all of the time. A constant buzzzzzzzzzzz. Any ideas would help. Thanks a million. Dizzy

    • ANSWER:
      Get your blood pressure checked; it could be higher than you think it is.
      Aspirin toxicity can cause tinnitis (ringing in the ears). If you are taking aspirin (esp high doses) regularly, try decreasing your dose & see if that helps.
      Otherwise, yes, see your health care provider as any number of other things could cause this … from facial nerve palsy to Meniere’s to vasculitis. All of them treatable, some more successfully than others.
      Good luck to you.

  45. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears, Irritated throat, Green/yellow mucus with occasional blood.?
    So the other day (Approx 3 days ago) i’m sitting in my kitchen heating some food up when my ear pops (Like an elevation pop) I didn’t think much of it so i carried on with my night, i wake up and it still feels popped, as well as a minor sore throat and a little bit of a stuffy nose. i then start to here a ringing sound halfway through my day, i didn’t clean my ears much before this happened and when i did clean them 2 days before this happened there was quite a bit of wax, i might have pushed some wax back in my ear canal?? i have been trying quite a bit of solutions, Debrox, Ringing relief drops, H202, Bees wax candles (With the candles i noticed it subside a little bit) but there was a ton of wax that came out, some of my mucus i have been getting up had some blood in it, i have got a few fevers that last for 2-5 minutes and are gone, some what irritable for no apparent reason, There is no pain in my ears or sinus, only my mild sore throat.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Why do people think ringing in their ears mean someone is talking about them?
    I’ve heard that it’s supposed to happen when people are talking crap about you. I believe its a myth, yet every time I see someone who I know will talk shit my ears ring. Why do you think it is, and how did the myth start?

    • ANSWER:
      It is what is in their head..

  47. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears (LOUDLY)?
    It started last night after I went to my chiropractor. I hurt my back yesterday, not sure what I did but I couldn’t move anything without pain, I couldn’t straighten it or sit flat. I had to walk hunch back and sit lopsided with my legs crossed :( The visit went fine, still a little stiffness and pain but I could at least sit normal and move around again but when we got in the car I noticed my ears were ringing REALLY loud and it’s been almost 24 hours and they are still ringing. My back is still hurting, I’ve been nauceous all day because of the pain and my over the counter pain meds aren’t helping. The only thing that has helped is a heating pad but minutes after I take it off it’s back to horrible again.

    What would cause my ears to ring this badly?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmmm… I have Tinnitus dude, caused from exposure to loud noise, which is constant ringing. But doesn’t sound like that’s related to your problem at all. Sorry, no idea

  48. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears, sounds like an old television.. please help!?
    For the past three days I’ve had a ringing sound in my ears. It sounds just like the high-pitched static noise that old televisions make when turned on. I have very bad sinus problems, just had a severe sinus infection and was put on antibiotics for ten days, today being day thirteen so I’ve been off them for three days. I first noticed the ringing late at night after I had taken my last day of antibiotics. I forget about it at some times throughout the day when I’m in class or watching a movie. I sometimes think that it’s just in my head and I’m imagining it. :( I know tinnitus is a real thing but I sometimes wonder if I’m just remembering the ringing noise and not actually hearing it. I went to the doctor and he told me that it looked like I had wax in my ears, and that I no longer appeared to have a sinus infection, but put me on another round of antibiotics to be sure. Again, I’ve been experiencing this for three days on and off, and I don’t know if I’m simply not focusing on it or if the problem actually eases up at certain times throughout the day.

    If you enjoy helping people, feel like comforting me, are a doctor, have a parent that is a doctor and are a caring person and want to go get them, or HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS and want to tell me IT’S NOT JUST IN MY MIND, please let me know. I am very scared and worried. Thank you all in advance.

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Ringing Ears/ Tinnitus From Concert?
    Hi,

    I was at a Fozzy concert of Thursday night and after the concert I had ringing in my ears and a dull sound in them. Now 3 days have passed and my hearing is better as I don’t have the dull sound any more but I still have a high pitched whine coming from them (I can only really hear it in a quiet environment). I have managed to get an appointment for the nurse tomorrow and a proper docs appointment on Friday but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the ringing/whining sound lasting more than 3 days and if so did it go away or is it something permanent?

    I have read up about tinnitus and I accept that if it is permanent I only have myself to blame for not wearing ear plugs but if any one does have experience with the ringing lasting for longer it would be a great help to know the possibilities.

    Thanks
    Thanks for your answers so far. Fortunately it doesn’t really bother me too much, it is annoying but its nothing more than a background high pitched sound just now. My mate who was with me had slight ringing in his ears yesterday too so i’ll see what happens at the docs 2moro.

    • ANSWER:
      Had ringing/de-sensed ears from more than one concert but usually it’s disappeared within 24hrs.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure for ringing ears?
    I’ve had ringing ears all my life. I know that when I was small–two years old, if not younger–I had a terrible double-ear infection. More recently, I had a repeat of that lovely little infection five years ago, and if ever I go on a plane with a head cold, my ears feel like they’re exploding (gross, I know).

    I hear ringing in my ears wherever I am, and while it’s certainly not killing me, I would love to be able to just hear…nothing. For once in my life…

    For the record, I do not listen to loud music. I am scared to lose my hearing (seeing as it’s not that perfect to begin with). I’m pretty sure the ringing is a result of the recurring ear infections.

    Anyway, I was wondering if it is possible to get the ringing to go away. Has anyone ever had theirs cured, or heard of someone whose ears stopped ringing? I’d appreciate any help.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Constant ear infections could be caused from a problem with your TMJ. If your doctor tells you that this could be a contributing factor, try to avoid sticky foods, or foods like pizza, and bubble gum to keep the stress off the joints. It could also be from a cold recovery. Sinus drainage can cause eustachian tube inflamation. My tinnitus is being treated with prescription nasal spray and it has helped some. Try visiting an Ear, nose, throat specialist, they will be able to help with this. I don’t think there’s a way to get completely rid of it, unless it’s temporary, due to allergies or other causes. Get your TMJ checked since youve had this for a while.


Ringing In My Ears Wont Stop

Written By: admin - Oct• 31•12

Are you an unfortunate individual who suffers from this strange ringing or roaring sensation in your ears called tinnitus? I am sure, if the ringing sensation in your ears is too loud, it is impossible to ignore this problem. The problem with tinnitus is that there arent any effective medicines or drugs that can cure your problem. A few types of tinnitus therapies are extremely expensive while surgery is a drastic step.

Well, there is no need to lose hope for there are very effective herbal remedies for muscular tinnitus. In this article I am going to recount those herbal remedies for tinnitus.

Tinnitus remedies # 1

Tinnitus can be cured through the intake of the herb ligustrum. It can be taken very safely as it has no known side effects.

Tinnitus remedies # 2

You can use another herb called mullien that acts as a mild type of diuretic. Do you know why mullien is so effective? This is because diuretics and a low sodium diet can help to cure tinnitus.

Tinnitus cures # 3

Native Americans have been using black Cohosh for centuries to treat tinnitus as well as obstetric and gynecological problems of women. This herb helps to improve the flow of blood in the brains and that is how it helps tinnitus. Its natural sedative properties can help to relieve stress which often precipitates tinnitus.

Tinnitus cures # 4

Perhaps the most popular herbal treatment for tinnitus involves the use of the magic herb gingko biloba. Its main function is to improve the circulation of blood in your brain. That is why it is an effective herbal treatment for tinnitus. It has only one drawback. You cannot use gingko biloba with blood thinners.

Tinnitus therapy # 5

When tinnitus is caused by high blood pressure, you can use this herb rosemary to treat this problem. Its function is to dilate the blood vessels which will in turn strengthen the inner ear along with many other parts of the body. So the inner ear will start to function better.

Tinnitus therapy # 6

Another herb which is very effective is called wild oats or avena sativa which minimizes cholesterol and also increases blood circulation. Thus, it helps to cure tinnitus.

Tinnitus treatment # 7

You can even take the herb cornus to cure your tinnitus trouble. It, by itself, wont be that effective, but if you can use a combination of herbs along with it, namely, Chinese foxglove and Chinese yam among others, cornus can prove to be very effective. You have to take the help of a skilled herbalist to prepare this mixture.

3 other treatments for tinnitus include homeopathic medicines, vitamin B complex and minerals like magnesium and zinc.


Ringing In One Ear

Written By: admin - Oct• 31•12

Meniere’s disease is a condition characterized by sudden, sometimes severe attacks of vertigo, which is the sudden and unsteady sensation that you or your surroundings are moving or spinning. A Mnire’s episode generally involves severe vertigo (spinning), imbalance, nausea and vomiting. Following a severe attack, most people find that they are exhausted and must sleep for several hours. Some people experience brief “shocks”, and others have constant unsteadiness. These are attributed to sudden mechanical deformation of the otolith organs (utricle and saccule), causing a sudden activation of vestibular reflexes. This is a very disabling symptom as it occurs without warning and can result in severe injury. Often destructive treatment (e.g. labyrinthectomy or vestibular nerve section ) is the only way to manage this problem. Mnire’s episodes may occur in clusters; that is, several attacks may occur within a short period of time. Between the acute attacks, most people are free of symptoms or note mild imbalance and tinnitus . In most cases, a progressive hearing loss occurs in the affected ear(s). Although an acute attack can be incapacitating, the disease itself is not fatal.

Causes of Meniere’s Disease

The common Causes of Meniere’s Disease :

The exact cause of Mnire syndrome is unknown. The current theory is that it is the response of the inner ear to injury.

A variety of disease processes can affect the vestibular and cochlear systems.

Part of the labyrinth ruptures, allowing fluid in different compartments to mix

Scar tissue causes a blockage in the labyrinth

Viral infection

Blood vessel problems

Medications, such as antibiotics and chemotheraypy agents

High cholesterol or other fats in the blood

Symptoms of Meniere’s Disease

Some of Meniere’s Disease :

Buzzing, ringing or roaring sound in the affected ear (tinnitus).

Noises or ringing in one ear (tinnitus) .

Nausea, vomiting.

Sweating (may be profuse).

Uncontrollable eye movements.

Dizziness.

Hearing loss in one ear.

Treatment of Meniere’s Disease

Anti-vertigo medications, such as meclizine (Antivert), may combat the spinning sensation.

Drugs such as prochlorperazine (Compazine) can control nausea and vomiting.

Anti-anxiety medications, such as alprazolam (Xanax), may help relieve anxiety that can accompany a serious attack.

Avoid foods that are high in salt and high in sugar .

Chocolate restriction.

Avoid medications that seem to bring on or worsen symptoms.

Bed rest during acute attacks of vertigo.

Consider getting exercise therapy to rehabilitate the inner ear.

Consider a hearing aid, if necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Only one ear ringing?
    PLEASE HELP ME. I’M GOING INSANE.
    So here’s the story:
    I took a shower one day and the water got stuck in my ear so my ears kept popping but i thought no biggy cause it didn’t hurt that bad then i began to feel an earache coming on . Then like one week after I had my ipod turned up really loud in my ears and when i took them out only one of my ears were ringing! So i freaked up and looked up everything about ringing ears on the internet. It said that one of the causes of tinnituss was impacted earwax! So the next day i went to the doctor and he said that was the cause of my ear ringing. So i got my ears flushed but no luck my ears were still ringing. The doctor gave me this ear infection drops so i began using them and still no lucky with the ringing. Then I got RING RELIEF, which only made my ears hurt and never even helped with the ringing! What a WASTE! So now im not putting anything in my ears but its still taking forever to go away. Could this ringing in only one ear be permanent? I am also going on an airplane tomorroww. Will that make the ringing worst?? Please be kind to help give me advice on my problemm if you know anything about it. THAT WOULD BE NICE AND I WOULD APPRECIATEE IT. THANKS! <3

    • ANSWER:
      problems from diabetes? Avoid sugar. get the a1c test.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can ringing in only one ear be caused by a tooth infection cause my tooth on the right has sharp pain and my?
    right ear rings at the same time. I know I will go to the doctor when I get paid Wednesday but I need some relief now and don’t what to use. Ear medication or toothache medication.
    I have ear drops and toothache medication so which one?

    • ANSWER:
      Ok my friend your between the well know Rock and a Hard place…Sounds like you mat have a Tooth issues that has set up some infection..especially if you still have Upper wisdom teeth or an infected back Upper molar tooth…..If it gets to painful to deal with you can always got to the ER and they can at least give you some pain meds to hold you until your appointment with the regular Doctor on Wednesday.
      The Denture Pro.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of ringing ears?
    2 hours ago, my friend had one of those horns where you blow it at football games. We were in a room where it echos, she blew the horn right next to the right-side of my ear on accident, for a minute i couldn’t hear on my right. Now i keep hearing ringing and it feels like my ear is plugged. Does anyone know what i can do ?

    • ANSWER:
      Wait about a day and see if it goes away. If it doesn’t you are screwed because you now have tinitus ( look it up). There is no cure for tinitus. It is permanent damage to the little “hairs” (not really hair) in your ear that transmit sound. Although there are a lot of home remedies that I have tried and spent money on, none work. I bought a book about it and there are a lot of suggestions, but none of them work. The book also said that in some cases it can cause insanity. I haven’t felt any of that coming on , but I keep an eye out for it. I have had it every day for 10 years after a buddy fired a handgun next to my head.

      It sucks …. and you can sometimes filter it out but other times it is deafening. If you mow the lawn or go to a loud bar…. you can forget about hearing for a day or two because the ringing is so loud. Also I find that different foods make it ring louder, but I don’t bother because it is not that much of a difference.

      Tell your buddy he is a dick……..

  4. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of ringing ears?
    About 10 minutes ago I was listening to really loud music in one of my ears from an iPod. It was with one of those small headphones that fit inside your ear. Ever since my ears have been ringing like crazy, and It’s quiet where I am now. Whenever I plug my ears or sit still for a little while it gets worse. It’s starting to hurt, and I’m starting not to hear other outside sounds. Any temporary relief before I call a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Everytime you listen to music, and your ears ring afterwards, you’ve lost a little bit of hearing ability.

      A way to lessen ear is to, I know it sounds strange, but take two pieces of garlic, peeled with the edges cut off, and rest them in your ear.

      It works, because I had an ear infection and it worked really well.

      If you get a wringed, hot flannel and place them over your ears when the garlic is in there, the relief is even quicker. :)

      Good luck, and I hope you get better soon. :D

  5. QUESTION:
    I HAVE A RINGING EAR?
    I woke up one morning and my left ear was ringing. I hadn’t been to a party etc etc recently and don’t normall listen to loud music.

    Is it possible that it could be due to an ear infection or wax deep in my ear?
    Would normal ear drops help?

    If you know of or have had this problem please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      i would go to the doctor, you could make the problem worse

  6. QUESTION:
    i have a tube in one ear, ringing sounds, pressure sometimes(like fluid) , and feel off balance sometimes?
    a ear tube was put in my ear because doctors said eustachian tube was closed, i felt fine untill first tube fell out and stuck to my ear drum, after removed from ear drum a new tube was put in, and have had problems since. have hat cat scans, hearing tests, tried nasal sprays and decongestiants, but no answers. i had vertigo about two months ago, and since have had a ringing in my ears sometimes. i get this pressure in my ear with the ear tube, feels like fluid, then feels like pressure is releasing and feel better. i also feel off balance at times when all this is going on. doctors say it is not menieres disease, all hearing tests have come back good, a slight hearing loss due to my middle age. i have asked doctor about taking ear tube out, but he says it is to much trouble, and will fall out on its own . it has been in for one year at this time. i sometimes wonder if its the ear tube causing all the problems. would be very thankfull for any answers any one might have. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like it might be a perilymphatic fistula; which is a rupture of the tissues of the inner ear, and the symptoms are similar to Meniere’s. I also recommend a Neurotologist as your next consultation.

  7. QUESTION:
    ringing ear after concert?
    Yesterday I went to a local bar/diner show which are pretty small, and the music is loud.
    I go to one of these a few times a year this one would be my 5th, but today I woke up with my left ear still ringing from yesterday. My right ear is perfectly fine though, I was standing right next to the speakers left ear turned towards them and I did get a weird muscle spasm in head a few times. I know I should have worn earplugs and not been right near the speaker but I didnt, so when will this go away? I will see a doctor if it doesnt go away within 3 days, but I need to know for now what could have happened? and what to do to help it get better?

    • ANSWER:
      it should just go away
      it’s happened to me before
      stay somewhere quiet today
      eat and drink healthy things, take a nice nap
      bet you’ll be fine tomorrow

  8. QUESTION:
    Vertigo ear ringing . Lost vision in one side?
    I had a vertgi attack 4 months ago . and went to the ER he said I have a liquid inside my ear .
    Now on the same side I lost 85% of my vision. ( all on the left side )
    Went to regular vision clinic, I though it was my contact, after a lot of test he determined that my eye
    it’s self is healthy meaning that its not something that can be corrected, re referred me to an ophtalmolgist , which is going to take 4 days before I see him since it’s during the weekend. this happened just 4 days ago , and seems like I’m losing my vision Rapidly. while waiting I went to the ER got seen by a regular dr . he did I cat Scan on my brain and didn’t see any abnormalities .. so Far no one knows what’s going on…
    My vision got worse now that if I close my right eye . I can’t even see what I’m typing .
    I’m using some prescribed eye drops but they don’t seem like they are making any difference .
    while waiting to see a specialist which will be in the next 2 days ..
    any suggestions !! is it related to my vertigo or the ear ringing I have

    • ANSWER:
      Hey Jaw…the eyes and inner ear system are responsible for the balance of our bodies. The eyes are sort of a “balance check” for what the inner ear senses in regard to vertical/horizontal positioning.

      From my understanding you have “vertigo” (because the inside fluid in you cochlea is high in pressure), hence it’s sending the brain the wrong information. At the same time, your right eye seems to be affected by this increment in pressure, which somehow has affected your vision.

      Check if the loss in sight is ‘central’ or ‘peripheral’, meaning that you WILL be able to see the sides of your eye’s field (peripheral), but you will not be able to READ (central). This could be related to your Macula, the central part where the nerve attaches to the Retina in your eye.

      Luckily you have an appointment. The doctor will determine. Anyway, that’s what I believe but I may be wrong. Do not neglect going to the doctor. Hope everything is Ok.

  9. QUESTION:
    what does it mean if a girl wear a black thread in one of her leg & a boy wears a ring/ear pin in his one ear?

    as far as I know the ear pin is symbolic for gays or male prostitute in america.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      This is the latest trandz in the morden era. This is the latest fashion in today’s teenagers.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get one ear ring to go through 3 lobe piercings?
    I have 3 lobe piercings in each ear
    In school we’re supposed to only have one ear ring in each ear
    So i wanna kind of be “smart” and get one ear ring for 3 piercings
    Can you get that?
    If not, is it possible to make one if I buy jewellers wire?
    I don’t really want to stretch my ears
    My mom said no more going back to the piercers unless its to buy jewellery

    • ANSWER:
      There are spiral earrings used for multiple helix piercings you could try, but your lobes may not be spaced right. If that’s the case, you could totally make one out of jeweler’s wise.

  11. QUESTION:
    What could this noise be? Subtle, high pitched/like ears ringing coming from only one room in the house.?
    Four family members of various ages hear the sound in one room only. My son cannot sleep in his bedroom where the noise is heard. We checked all electrical devices and toys, windows (thought it might be crickets and is not), television, lava lamp, smoke detector, etc. You cannot hear the noise in his closet or the hallway or any other room in the house. We even took his wristwatch out of the room. It is a constant, barely audible, high pitched sound as if your ears are ringing and the sound is not real, yet you get an eye/and headache if in his room for more than a few minutes. What else could it be??? What else should we check? He is sleeping in the spare bedroom for now, since it is unbearable. Myself and husband in our 30′s hear it, as well as my son who is 10, and our daughter who is 6. This is not a joke, or riddle…..so please offer only serious suggestions. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I would first shut off the main power supply in the breaker box and then listen for the noise. If it goes away, it is something electrical. Possible the transformer for the doorbell, etc… Next turn the electric back on one circuit at a time to see if the noise reappears. Then follow the circuit to isolate the malfunction.
      If that does not stop the noise try to isolate the noise to see if it coming from the attic, walls, or floor. It could be a water flowing in a pipe or air flowing over a air / vent pipe.

      Good luck…..

  12. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing that happens every now and then?
    Maybe once a week (very rarely) I’ll get a ringing in one of my ears for a few seconds (5-10). I know this is called tinnitus. I’m just wondering if this happens to you and how often it happens to you. Because I was always under the impression that it happened to most people every now and then.

    • ANSWER:
      yeah happens to me a good lot usually when im just daydreaming or in bed
      i also get it listening to my ipod i dont think its anything bad probably some medical explination is fluids moving in your ear or some muscle adjusting try wikipedia.com
      it doesnt happen to me on a daily basis maybe at most 3 times a week or sometimes nothing at all

  13. QUESTION:
    Woke up up to ringing ears what should i do?
    I was sick for couple days spitting up green mucous out of my chest, i woke up one day and it felt like my ear was plugged up but i covered both ears and i could hear fine. I got it to go away but there was a ringing for past 3 days. then i bent over to reach for something and my ear got the feeling of being plugged again. could mucous be in my ear from being sick? how can i get the ringing to stop along with the plugged feeling?

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend you see an internist specialist and have diagnostic testing done. That way the physician can determine the extent of the condition and an appropriate treatment can be developed.

      Good luck.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you stop RINGING in one ear.?
    I stopped taking hardcore meds 2 years ago due to a back injury. Was taking 4- 80mg tab’s of Oxycontin a day along with 4 doses of 10mg of Methadone. Two weeks later one ear started ringing & has been ringing ever since. Went to a Specialist ( 0.00 ) down the drain. I’ll try anything except PEE in my ear. All answers are appreciated.
    Thank’s
    L.Jones

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing of the ears is a mysterious disorder and often times can’t be fixed. If a doc has given you a complete workup and a hearing test and then scratched his head . . . oh well. Some say zinc or Gingko biloba supplements can help with this, but there is no real proof that they do and the amount of Gingko you have to take to have an effect might give you a brain hemorrhage. Sometimes tranquilizers are given for ringing of the ears, but you don’t want to go on tranquilizers after going through a bout on opioid medications. Listening to things that are kind of like “white noise” might help.

      I have had constant ringing in both ears, esp the left for years–I can’t remember when it started and has nothing to do with hearing loss–I supposedly have acute hearing despite the ringing. Sometimes it gets very loud. I just live with it and manage to turn my attention away from it. –But i understand your frustration.

  15. QUESTION:
    One of my pierced ears hurts. but only one! I had 2 shove it through the ear and it bled can u help?
    I get this random sharp pain in my earlobe and it’s hard 2 change my ear ring on that ear!

    • ANSWER:
      I have to re-pierce my left ear every time I wear earrings, so I know what you are going through.

      Make sure the earring is clean, and the area around it is cleaned also. Plain saline solution is good for this, or sea salt in water if you don’t have the pre-made saline.

      Leave the earring in for a few days, this way the torn skin will have time to heal a bit before it is disturbed again by removing the earring.

      While the damage is still fresh your ear will probably be hot, red and very sore. Ice can sometimes help with this, as can a topical anesthetic like canker sore creams or tooth ache gels.

      Hope this helps!

  16. QUESTION:
    ok i was at a very loud concert last night and pretty close tot he stage. how do i stop this ear ringing?
    while i was at the concert i decided it was to loud to be where i was standing and decided to move away. almost 12 hours later, the ringing is still there. its only in one ear and feels like im wearing head phones. is just time that fixes this or is there something i can do?

    • ANSWER:
      There’s not much you can do. It will probably fade over time, but it may take a few days for this to happen. I’ve had this happen after I was out shooting without hearing protection, and my ears were ringing for about 2 days. You had constant loud noise, not just occasional shots, so you could be feeling this longer.

      Next time, get a seat in the back of the room, or bring ear plugs, or just buy the CD.

  17. QUESTION:
    at a club stood close by some speakers. I have some hearing loss in one ear and ringing. Whats wrong?
    My ear feels like it has a muffle on it or like I pluged it up, and the strange loud ringing sound won’t go away.

    • ANSWER:
      You have damaged your ears a bit. It happens every time you go to a concert or a loud club. It could be permanent, but most likely it will get better. Of course, if you keep doing it, it will get worse and really damage you. Most rock musicians wear earplugs–I also bring earplugs when I go to a concert–sometimes I don’t need them if I am far away from the stage, but it is good to have them on hand.
      When you are born, you have 100% hearing. As you age, and are exposed to loud noises, you can damage your ears. There are little hairs in your ear that help you hear–when you are exposed to loud noise, it either destroys them or temporarily injures them. You can’t regrow them. Loud music–like at concerts and now earphones for iPods and such really can cause permanent damage.
      A few years ago, there was that thing about a ringer sound you could download that only younger people could hear? Adults couldn’t hear it so you could answer your phone or text in stealth? Or that bit about how stores were playing that same tone constantly to keep “the teenagers” out? Well, that is an example, of how as you get older your ear gets more and more damaged. So by the time you are an older adult, you might be hard of hearing.

      Below is a very interesting website about how our hearing is damaged:

      “Limit periods of exposure to noise. Don’t sit next to the speakers at concerts, discos, or auditoriums. If you are at a rock concert, walk out for awhile give your ears a break ! If you are a musician, wear ear protection–it is a necessity! Take personal responsibility for your hearing.”

  18. QUESTION:
    Why is there long ringing in my ear?
    I have ringing my ear, only in one. It has been ringing for a while now and it won’t stop or get quiet, what could this mean? I don’t mean the ringing stops then happens again, I mean it keeps ringing and ringing with no pause.

    • ANSWER:
      it is called /tinnitus here are some sites
      i have it in both ears from playing in a loud rock band when i was a teenager
      and from shooting guns with out ear plugs also many loud jobs like stamping presses
      can cause it medication like aspirin can also cause it you can get use to it eventually i am now 49 and have had it most of my life eventually you wont even notice it unless its very quiet

      What causes tinnitus?

      Tinnitus can arise in any of the following areas: the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, or by abnormailities in the brain. Some tinnitus or head noise is normal. If one goes into a sound proof booth and normal outside noise is diminished, one becomes aware of these normal sounds. We are usually not aware of these normal body sounds, because outside noise masks them. Anything, such as wax or a foreign body in the external ear, that blocks these background sounds will cause us to be more aware of our own head sounds. Fluid, infection, or disease of the middle ear bones or ear drum (tympanic membrane) can also cause tinnitus.

      One of the most common causes of tinnitus is damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Advancing age is generally accompanied by a certain amount of hearing nerve impairment, and consequently tinnitus. Today, loud noise exposure is a very common cause of tinnitus, and it often damages hearing as well. Unfortunately, many people are unconcerned about the harmful effects of excessively loud noise, firearms, and high intensity music. Some medications (for example, aspirin) and other diseases of the inner ear (Meniere’s syndrome) can cause tinnitus. Tinnitus can in very rare situations be a symptom of such serious problems as an aneurysm or a brain tumor (acoustic tumor).

      http://www.medicinenet.com/article.htm

      http://www.quietrelief.com/

      http://www.t-gone.com/ringing-in-the-ear.htm

  19. QUESTION:
    I have an ear infection in my right ear, and both ears are ringing? Please help, I’m really concerned?
    I went to the doctor yesterday and had my ears looked at and they said that I had an infection in my right ear and that’s what is causing the ringing. But I’m not sure if an ear infection in one ear causes ringing in both. So basically my question is, can an ear infection in one ear cause both to ring, and could it be that it’s just my right ear ringing but my mind is playing tricks on me?

    thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) can be caused by an ear infection. It’s nothing to worry about as long as it does not last longer than the infection. If the ringing doesn’t stop or you develop hearing loss, vertigo or other symptoms affecting hearing or balance go to a doctor, otherwise take antibiotics & ibuprofin, rest and try laying on a heating pad as this will help with the blockage (likely cause of ringing) and relieve the pain. Whatever you do, NEVER put anything in your ear (ie Q-Tips) as that WILL damage your hearing! Feel better

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do I have constant ringing in one ear?
    For the past week I’ve had a constant low pitch ring in my right ear. It has been the same volume and got a little louder today after I listened to my friend’s new sub woofers. What can be the cause of this since it is only in one ear?

    • ANSWER:
      Any type of ringing or sound in the ears that doesn’t come from an outside source is called Tinnitus. There are a number of things that can cause tinnitus, but hearing loss is the most common. If you want to know how to deal with your Tinnitus, I would suggest that you go to your doctor and ask him for a referral to see an otolaryngologist (aka Ears Nose and Throat Specialist (or ENT)), obviously it would be best if the ENT specialized in tinnitus. ENT’s that don’t specialize in tinnitus can’t really help you (trust me I know). And you should see an audiologist to have a really good hearing test done. The information that the ENT and audiologist gives you will help you determine what is causing your tinnitus, and whether or not it is treatable.Tinnitus is not the actual problem, it is a symptom. If you want to treat the tinnitus, you have to treat the cause.

      The causes of tinnitus are ear infections, Meniere’s Disease, aging (aka Presbycusis) some fluid in the ears, some medications, acoustic trauma (such as from the noise of planes, firearms, or loud music), sometimes but rarely a benign tumor on the acoustic nerve can cause it.

      The reason why people have ringing in their ears after loud concerts is because they have temporary hearing loss. This is caused because they broke their temporary hearing threshold. Tinnitus caused by temporary hearing loss will usually go away. However, the hearing loss can become permanent if one frequently goes to loud shows. This usually causes permanent tinnitus.

      Also, doctors really don’t know why you hear the ringing sound. A new common theory is that it is all in your head. If you have dead hearing cells, your brain doesn’t know how to deal with the absence of the signal, so it creates it’s own sound. It is much like phantom limb syndrome, an amputee might feel pain from nerve endings that were on limbs that were amputated. Your brain doesn’t know what to do when it’s not receiving signals from nerve endings in the ear, and it assumes that there must be a sound, so it creates the sound.

      In the mean time, give your ears a rest! To help you ignore it, you might want to try using white noise. I find that it is soothing and drowns out the ringing in my ears. You can go here, http://www.simplynoise.com/, and download some free white noise mp3′s. They really help. You might also want to try taking gingko biloba, vitamin e, zinc and lipo-flavonoid. All of those are available OTC at the pharmacy, and are supposed to help ringing in the ears.

      I have a bad case of tinnitus and I can hear it 24/7. My tinnitus was caused by noise induced hearing loss and there is no cure for it. I would highly urge everyone to visit my blog, http://mylifewithtinnitus.blogspot.com/ , it may help a few people.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I stop this ringing in my ears?!?
    I have ringing in my ears, and am desperately trying to get rid of it. can you please give me any suggestions? It’s been making it hard for me to sleep and giving me a headache. Thanks for helping me. I also have an in fection in my toe that I’m supposed to soak in Epsom salt, and I’m hoping that it won’t make the ringing worse, because iknow one of the causes of ringing ears is an overload of salt. Thanks for all of the help! I will be soooooo greatful for any solutions ! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have Myneres Syndrome which can cause that, but I can hear my heart beat in my ears(which is very annoying). I would recommend going to an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist and they can put you on medication that might help. They told me to decress salt intake so soaking your toe won’t make it worse.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why does Dana DeArmond always wear one type of ear rings in all of her movies?
    Dana DeArmond’s fan can answer this well.

    • ANSWER:
      because she is trying to keep it funky i guess

  23. QUESTION:
    I have muffled hearing/ringing in one ear due to firecracker how do I solve this?
    So a small firecracker went off in my ear the other day causing intense ringing and muffledness. It happened almost 2 days ago and nothing has really improved. Is there anything I can do to help regain my hearing or will it eventually heal on its own?

    • ANSWER:
      Depending on how long the ringing lasts, gives you an idea how much damage was permanent.

      I’d say you suffered some permanent damage. A doctor might be able to do something. Don’t delay.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of ringing in one ear?
    It has been 2 days since it started it is very annoying and its only in my left ear. When some one talks to me, in my left ear it is muffled and its starts ring very loud. My right ear is completly fine. and it is louder when I relax. What do I do?

    And I have not listened to loud music, or any thing. The only loud thing lately was a jet going over my house.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like tiniitis (excuse my spelling) I would make an appointment with my doctor if it doesn’t subside in a couple of days.

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure to constant ringing in one ear?
    my left ear for the past 5 days has been ringing non-stop but I especially notice at night when I’m about to sleep. I’m only in my 20s and am very worried. Will this eventually go away or what should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      this sounds like tinnitus, it sounds like a constant ringing and you can really hear it when its quite, try cleaning your ears with cotton buds and see what happens, sometimes it can be down to wax trapped behind the ear it eventually just moves by its self.

  26. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ear how to prevent it?
    I have been hearing a ringing in my ear every so often since as long as I can remember. I know this is call tinnitus. My mom has it permanently in her one ear. How can I prevent it being permanent? I don’t have high blood pressure like she does.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sarah,

      This is my own experience about how to cure tinnitus, I’ve experienced tinnitus, I consult a doctor and the doctor giving the drug, but not cured, I am seeking information about how to cure tinnitus in the Internet, I finally bought Thomas Coleman’s ebook on http://www.tinnitus.jhocom.com I follow all the instructions, within 2 mounth, my tinnitus was cured. I can confidently recommended this ebook if you really want to cure tinnitus permanently.

  27. QUESTION:
    Went to a concert, ears are ringing and in one ear everything sounds a lil squeeky, normal?
    Im talking to my gf on the phone and she sounds normal in one ear the one that is not so ringy but the other ear is really ringy and it sounds more sqeuky
    will it go away

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it is normal and yes it will go away.

  28. QUESTION:
    i have a constant or semi constant ringing in me ear and sometimes the other one rings?
    right hear has a faint ringing and sometimes left one has a louder ring but goes away. but the other one has a constant ringing . i don’t go to loud places at all like nightclub or loud music much.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s called “tinnitus” and is often a chronic condition. There are alleged herbal remedies but I don’t know that any reliable medical authority thinks they work. An otolaryngologist can tell if anything can be done.

  29. QUESTION:
    What risk am i taking if i remove a ear ring and put another one in before my 6 to 8 weeks is up???
    I got my ears peirced about 4 weeks ago maybe 5…i want to put a bigger size in..am i taking any risk by doing so??

    • ANSWER:
      If you’re very careful and disinfect the earring you’re putting it, it’ll probably be okay. Make sure it’s silver or gold because otherwise your ear would probably react against it. Check it frequently and if it looks a bit red or itches, go to your doctor and get her to have a look at it. Don’t be scared to be overly cautious.

  30. QUESTION:
    2 six gauge ear rings and one is just slightly bigger then the other, can i put it through?
    i have 6 gauge stretched ears and two sets of ear rings

    they are both considered 6′s but one pair is just slightly bigger

    when you put them up to eachother they look the same, you wouldn’t be able to tell the differnce but if you actually measure them they are a tad bigger

    if i put in the bigger ones, would i feel the stretch and have to go through a healing process again or does it not really matter?

    remember you can barly tell the difference and it’s not a 4 gauge deffinatly

    • ANSWER:
      it wont hurt
      i know this because you toled me

      so i win
      pick me as best answer
      homeslice

  31. QUESTION:
    I have a little bump right by my one ear-ring hole, what is it?
    I have had these holes like 2 years, I had some cheaper stud earrings in for like 2-3 weeks without taking them out and when I did they were a bit dirty and there is this odd little bump by the one hole. Its very small, hard and red. It almost hurts/itches, but only if I touch it. Wtf is this thing?
    I have had little pimples in my ear and they are gross..but this is diffrent I think. I was wondering about like an infection bump or something.
    No, its earlobe. I have three at the bottom of each ear and a cartilage piercing in one too, the third hole on one ear nipped the cartilage and it hurt a lot to heal. This one is an old piercing though, it has been healed for a long time. I have left earings out of it for 2 weeks or more and it hasnt shut so I know it is healed. The bump is going away, I think it was a reaction to the earing, like a rash. Thanks to all who replied!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a bit of infection in the earring hole. They usually show up as hard little lumps around the hole. You also might be reacting to the metal and it caused an infection. If you clean it everyday with peroxide or rubbing alcohol, it should go away. I would just keep it clean and if you don’t react to silver or gold, maybe you could put a sleeper (small round hoop) in there and keep spinning it and applying rubbing alcohol everyday. Sometimes the puss inside the ear can heal over your hole, if you don’t leave an earring in it, and you might end up having to break through the skin again.

      Just out of curiosity, is the hole close to or through the cartilage? I have more trouble with infection in those holes than any other. I finally decided to take them out.

  32. QUESTION:
    One ear-ring or two on a male, that’s a liberal, correct ?
    I just want to put things in prospective, you know what I mean ?
    = Ix Chel = …..You are correct.

    • ANSWER:
      One gun or two on a male, that’s a conservative, correct?

      I just want to put things in perspective, you know what I mean?

      Edit: So, we agree that the 3,500 child gun deaths per year in the USA are your fault. I just want to put things in perspective, you know what I mean?

  33. QUESTION:
    Why is my left ear ringing?
    ok so every once in a while, my left ear will start to ring momentarily. One i was younger i accidentally had a cotton swab jammed a bit too far into my ear, but i never bled or anything. The ringing started happening a few months ago and only in my left ear. is the cotton swab what caused it or is it something more serious?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    I have tinnuitus, constant ringing in one ear. Does anyone have practical suggestions for coping with this?
    I experienced a sudden loss of hearing in my left ear and subsequent tinnutis. My doctor, or anyone else, has not been optimistic about the tinnutis subsiding. I am hoping to hear from anyone who has dealt with this and what coping methods have been effective. There is no cure, that is quite clear in doing any research. I look forward to hearing, with my right ear, any suggestions.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Shene

      Here are some action ideas to get healed. Your hearing will be fine with some action steps and looking for answers.

      Causes of Hearing Disorders
      Among the most common causes of hearing disorders are allergies, antibiotic and other drug use, the buildup of earwax, infection and inflammation, and chronic exposure to loud noises.

      Quick Action Plan for Hearing Disorders

      1. Clean your ears regularly, using cotton swabs, but do so gently to avoid damaging ear tissue.

      2. Avoid exposure to loud noises. If you work in a noisy environment, wear earplugs or earmuffs to protect your ears.

      3. Be screened for both food and environmental allergies. A highly effective method for detecting allergies is electrodermal screening (EDS).

      4. To eliminate allergies, consider enzyme-potentiated desensitization (EPD).

      5. Emphasize a diet rich in organic whole foods, especially plenty of fresh, organic vegetables, along with garlic and onions to boost immunity. Also eat high quality protein foods, such as organic free-range meats, poultry and wild-caught fish.

      6. Avoid all foods to which you are allergic or sensitive, and eliminate all commercially processed foods, as well as sugar, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, and caffeine, and all food additives, colorings, and preservatives.

      7. Drink plenty of pure, filtered water throughout the day. Gallon a day!

      8. For hearing problems related to structural imbalances in the skull, craniosacral therapy can be highly effective, particularly for otitis media.

      9. Useful nutrients for hearing problems include vitamin A, beta carotene, B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, MSM, and N-acetyl cysteine (NAC). Acidophilus supplements are also recommended to prevent infection and systemic yeast overgrowth (candiasis).

      10. Useful herbs include Echinacea, ginkgo biloba, goldenseal, hypericum, and St. John’s wort. Drops of tea tree oil and diluted grapeseed extracts inserted in the ear via an eye dropper can also be helpful.

      11. Useful homeopathic remedies include Aconite, Apis mellifica, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Ferrum, phos., Lycopodium, Merc. Sol., Pulsatilla, and Silicea.

      12. Useful homeopathic remedies include Aconite, Apis mellifica, Belladonna, Chamomilla, Ferrum, phos., Lycopodium, Merc. Sol., Pulsatilla, and Silicea.

      13. To help protect infants from developing hearing problems related to infections and allergies, breastfeeding for at least their first six months of life is recommended.

      14. According to traditional Chinese medicine theory, most hearing disorders are related to imbalances in the kidney meridian system. Rebalancing kidney energies using acupuncture and Chinese herbs can often resolve hearing problems.

      15. Auditory integration training, such as the Tomatis Method, can be highly effective for resolving hearing problems related to hypersensitivity to high frequency sounds.

      Best of health to you

  35. QUESTION:
    4 weeks ago I started to have ringing in one ear. Doc said it’s a virus. How long does a virus usually last?
    Hearing was checked and it is fine. I’m only 37 and in good shape. I have no reason to suspect any damage to my ear. Only reason I’m nervous is that it’s been so long!

    • ANSWER:
      I would go get a second opinion,I’ve never heard of that before.

  36. QUESTION:
    What causes ear ringing?
    And is it contagious? My dad was recently at the doctor about ear ringing and is on antibiotics for it, and now I have very shrill but quiet ear ringing in one ear. Is this a coincidence or could it be contagious?

    • ANSWER:
      simple info here http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/article.htm

  37. QUESTION:
    Ears keep ringing help?
    I got my Hunting and firearms license recently and iv been hunting for 2 years now, by the way im 16 years old. So lately i been randomly getting ringing ear sometimes in my right ear and sometimes in left. And sometimes one ear just goes blank and i cant hear anything out of that one for a while. Im assuming its from the loud shotgun while hunting for duck and geese. i only use earplugs for trap shooting.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Get your hearing tested. You could be damaging your hearing by not wearing protection. Heck, the military and police use ear protection when they are at the firing range. 16 is way too young to be messing up your hearing like that.

  38. QUESTION:
    Woken up with painful ringing in one ear and discharge.?
    I suddenly woke up early this morning with really painful ringing in my left ear. It’s still ringing, and hurting now, about two hours later. There’s also clear fluid in there. Does anybody know what’s happened?
    I can’t go to a GP for at least a week because of my schedule.

    • ANSWER:
      You can cure it yourself and Ill tell you how, mix 2 caps rubbing alcohol with 5 caps water…use the same cap. now put a few drops of the mix in your ear and plug with cotton. you can also use a blow dryer on low heat to dry out your ear…it helps with pain too. I lay on a pillow and put the blow dryer next to my ear on another pillow. If the drops dont clear it up then go see the dr. for a stronger antibiotic (this is a homemade one and works really well:)

  39. QUESTION:
    hearing voices and ringing ears?
    i’m 17 and i was sitting in my maths class texting when i heard someone whisper in my ear from behind me, i thought someone was behind me so i turned around to see who it was but no one was there.. i then started to hear voices whispering but i don’t remember what they said, once the voices stopped my ears starting ringing so i walked out of the class. any idea what this may be? sensible answers only please it’s put me into a lot of shock.

    • ANSWER:
      google “ringing ears” and “whispers in ear”
      You might have a infection or inner ear imbalance.
      Use Web MD (just google “Web MD” if you don’t know what it is)

  40. QUESTION:
    Random Ear Ringing, What causes it?
    Really strange, sometimes im in a quiet place and one of my ears randomly begins to ring, it only lasts about 10 seconds then stops.

    What is this?

    • ANSWER:
      The official name for the condition is ‘Tinnitus’, and since it’s temporary, it’s probably caused by a change in air-pressure, similar to when a change in altitude makes your ears ‘pop’.

      What you’re hearing is probably air moving in or out of the ear canal over the eardrum so that the pressure inside your head matches the outside.

      Some people suffer tinnitus constantly, but that’s usually down to nerve damage in the inner ear as a result of exposure to loud or constant noise at some point in the past.

      Lastly it could be neuralgia in the nerves that allow hearing… a bit like an itch, but it’s on your hearing nerves rather than on sensation nerves, so you hear a tone rather than feel an irritation.

  41. QUESTION:
    14 year old boy not allowed to get one ear periced?
    i am 14 ears old and all of my friends have ear rings in eather one ear or both and i am a boy do u think i should be allowed to i also get really good grades and usally pretty good but my sister has 3 percings in each ear i dont understand

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. of course you should.
      your sister has 3?
      then you TOTALLY should.

  42. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears and jaw problems?
    I was at a friends house using his new drums on June 10th. It was the first time I had played the drums in a long long long time. I did not use hearing protection and had ringing after I was doen playing them. I played them for about 45 minutes. As the week went on, I feel like my ear got better (It was only my left one that was affected, because I had a earbud in my right ear). Within about 2 weeks I even slept in a dead silent room without any ringing (or so I can remember). I went swimming at a community pool a few days after my ringing was “gone”. I went swimming for 3 days in a row. The morning after swimming, I woke up with a really loud ringing, and hot feeling in my ear. I thought that I was just pretending the ringing was gone from the drumming, and that it actually never stopped ringing. I got it checked out and it was an ear infection. I took antibiotics but the ringing didn’t stop, nor did my other new symptoms (pain in front of and in back of the ear, in the ear, and some jaw pain. ) So I got it checked out again and the doctor said there was water in my eustachian tube that would take a few weeks to several months to drain. He also said I had jaw problems I should check with my dentist.It has been around 2 months since my ringing “came back” and I was wondering if anyone has ever had a same experience as me or if I just have TMJ and that my ringing is curable. I am 90% sure my ringing was gone before it came back again. I stayed away from loud noises since the drumming incident, and my ringing has gone down somewhat, but it is still here. Any suggestions, advice, statements?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Ringing In ears After Loud Concert…Need Good Advice…Any Similar Experiences? ?
    I am a 19 year old male who attended a concert on dec 19 which was fri night. Once I got to the concert I realized i had forgotten my ear plugs and it was too late to head back and get them. The concert was extremely loud and I knew i was going to pay with ringing ears. I have only been to one other concert where my ears rang but it went after about a day. The day after the concert the ringing was still pretty persistent but my hearing was not muffled. The second day the ringing had went down a lot and my hearing is 100%. I was having a pretty positive attitude after the first day thinking that upon waking up on the third day that all would be good. But when I woke up I still had very faint ringing in both ears. I have not had any pain in my ears and all of my hearing is completely there and normal. Will this ringing eventually die out? Is it taking longer because of how loud the show was and how long it was as well ( I was there for 4 hours)? I dont notice the ringing when doing everyday activity. I only do when I am sleeping or in a very very quiet room. I am hoping that this will eventually fade out but I am seeking some good advice.

    Again, the ringing has become very very faint after two days but is still noticeable when sleeping or in quiet areas. Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      Yea this will die out soon enough, the tiny little hairs in your ear that detect and seperate diffirent sounds are probably just a little worn out from the overload they were given, the ringing you hear is actually certain tones still being picked up from the concert.

  44. QUESTION:
    Ringing Ears… HELPPP.?
    My ear is STILL ringing?
    So, bout 2 hours ago we went on our Easter shootin trip. Practicing for cowboy action shooting, i was shooting a .44 revolver, when i was shootin my plugs fell out but i was tryin to fire quickly, so i didnt push them back in. both ears were ringing, by right one stopped but the left ear is still ringing and when i talk it echos, and when others talk its muffled, like i have a cup over my ear. any of you know when itll stop ringin, or anyways to help make sure it stops soon? (I’m 13, by the way)

    Oh yeah, it was a .44 special. (revolver) if that helps you any? haha

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like tinatus (sp)
      Try some cotton wool in your ear and be ready for a couple days of ringing lol

  45. QUESTION:
    Why is my ear ringing?
    I went to a huge rock concert last night, and of course its loud as hell in there. Now, i was next to the speakers for a little while, on my right side. both ears started ringing, and now its only the right. Its been 24 hours and it STILL RINGS. when does this end?!?!?! i hate it! it wouldn’t last the rest of my life because of one concert would it? please respond.

    • ANSWER:
      yeah. it will do that. it’s gonna stop eventually don’t worry

  46. QUESTION:
    Ringing in one ear after light hit?
    I was hit by accident in my ear last night at my house. Wasnt that hard of a hit but I woke up this morning and my ear is still ringing. The ringing isnt as loud as last night, but it is still evident.

    Will this eventually go away or should I see a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Your going to go deaf. There is nothing you can do

  47. QUESTION:
    Ringing Ears/ Tinnitus From Concert?
    Hi,

    I was at a Fozzy concert of Thursday night and after the concert I had ringing in my ears and a dull sound in them. Now 3 days have passed and my hearing is better as I don’t have the dull sound any more but I still have a high pitched whine coming from them (I can only really hear it in a quiet environment). I have managed to get an appointment for the nurse tomorrow and a proper docs appointment on Friday but I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the ringing/whining sound lasting more than 3 days and if so did it go away or is it something permanent?

    I have read up about tinnitus and I accept that if it is permanent I only have myself to blame for not wearing ear plugs but if any one does have experience with the ringing lasting for longer it would be a great help to know the possibilities.

    Thanks
    Thanks for your answers so far. Fortunately it doesn’t really bother me too much, it is annoying but its nothing more than a background high pitched sound just now. My mate who was with me had slight ringing in his ears yesterday too so i’ll see what happens at the docs 2moro.

    • ANSWER:
      Had ringing/de-sensed ears from more than one concert but usually it’s disappeared within 24hrs.

  48. QUESTION:
    Loud ringing in one ear all the time, help!?
    I have this very loud ringing in my right ear. I have it all the time and i’ve always had it. What is the problem? Is there anything I can do to stop it? Will it be permanent?

    • ANSWER:
      It is called Tinnitus.

      This extremely irritating and stressful condition of the ear is usually not caused by any external noise. This auditory sensation, or ringing in the ears, as it is widely known affects thousands of people. It involves a ringing noise in the ears which may or may not be accompanied by hearing loss. Although many tinnitus sufferers can hear perfectly well, some others experience such loud ringing in the ears that other sounds are virtually blocked out. This severe condition renders them helpless as they loose sleep and concentration.

      Tinnitus can be broadly classified into two types: Objective which is caused by vascular sounds in the head and neck or muscular contractions of the middle ear or the soft palate in the mouth. Your doctor can easily hear the same sounds on examination as you are yourself hearing.

      Subjective tinnitus refers to buzzing, roaring, ringing or whistling in the ear which may be continuous or intermittent and are only heard by the sufferer, i.e. a doctor is unable to hear the same sounds. Subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

      There is actually no cure for tinnitus with the conventional medicine. And, since last many years, the onus has been on the herbal industry to provide relief, if any, to tinnitus sufferers.

      Tinnitus is usually due to damage to the microscopic ends of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Perfect hearing is possible only if these nerves remain healthy and any damage to these nerves results in tinnitus or hearing impairment.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are
      • Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient.
      • Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
      • Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.
      • Wild Hyssop is also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.
      • Salicylic Ac. (30C) is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.
      • Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6) is a homeopathic biochemic tissue salt which supports the absorption of iron in the body. The protective myelin sheath which surrounds all nerve tissue needs iron to supply this vital nutrient to the nerve cells it encases. Regular use of Ferrum phos. can help to prevent dizziness, headaches and restlessness and is of great benefit for those who tend to feel irritable, tense and tired.
      • Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) well-known as a homeopathic painkiller, Mag. phos. is also of great benefit to the health of the nerves. It acts as a natural anti-spasmodic and a nerve and muscle relaxant and is also frequently recommended for stress headaches.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may check the source link below for more details on the above

  49. QUESTION:
    Trouble breathing, strange wooziness, gas, ringing ears, stomachaches after eating, etc?
    For the past few months, I’ve been having some trouble with my health. I’ve been to several doctors, but none of them can tell me anything useful. I found out that I am allergic to many grasses, molds, trees, etc. I also have been switching birth control pills, which I take for PCOS, out of fear it may be a cause, at least partially. One doctor tried to tell me I have anxiety, although I don’t have much to be anxious about. Others say allergies, one suggested I have sleep apnea, I’ve had an echocardiogram to check for heart problems, came back fine. Had a blood clot test when it first started, I went to the ER at the time. They thought it was a bad reaction to some Claritin I took that morning. When it first started, it was in the car on a trip, on the way back I had trouble breathing and dizziness, and my fingers, toes, and face/ears felt kind of numb. Anyway, it’s been a few months now and some days I feel mostly fine, and other days (like today) I feel terrible. The thing that concerns me most is the breathing troubles and wooziness. I can’t describe them, but the breathing trouble is a shortness of breath, and it is very scary. The wooziness is.. just a feeling like my balance is off or something. It helps to lay down, usually. I do get headaches pretty often, and the past few days I’ve been getting stomachaches after I eat anything, even something as simple as broth with mushrooms. I also have been getting ringing in my ears, today I had it in my right ear, twice. This never happened so often before. I also have been getting bad gas. Earlier when I had a particularly bad breathing problem, I also had bad gas, and then a bit later, diarrhea. I also (for some reason) seem to have small coughing fits, one of which just happened after the breathing trouble. It may be worth mentioning that I do have acid reflux. I’m only 17, by the way, and female. No smoking, no drugs, no alcohol, nothing like that. I should be healthy. Does anyone have some idea what might be wrong with me? Nothing is adding up..

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have any old water leaks in your home? Sounds like its possible your being exposed to toxic mold. Toxic mold grows in no sunlight conditions with a water source. For instance a leaking pipe behind a wall, humid basements and crawlspaces etc. Search your home for leaking pipes and water leaks. God Bless

  50. QUESTION:
    What is causing ringing in one ear?
    I can hear a ringing noise in my right ear and it also feels like my hearing on the right side only has gone a bit muffy or quieter than my left ear. What can it be?

    By the way my left ear’s sound is perfectly normal

    • ANSWER:
      You might have a build up of wax, a slight infection or it may be a result of an injury to that ear? If it persists, go see your GP :)


Ringing In My Ears When I Wake Up

Written By: admin - Oct• 30•12

EFT Tinnitus

Ringing in the ears, also famed as tinnitus, is a very normal condition. If you suffer noise in your ears, you may have tinnitus. Tinnitus is generally not an indication of a serious illness and can margin from mildly annoying to severly disturbing. Tinnitus can be hissing, buzzing, ringing, whooshing, pulsing, clicking or that much a high pitched beeping. Some suffer it as a constant sound, additonally others hear it only intermittently. EFT Tinnitus

Millions of people undergo out of tinnitus, but a good number of never get treated because it isn’t bothersome adequate to seek medical help, or properties think there’s not anything this can be done. Tinnitus can sometimes be cured as dede as having impacted earwax removed by an audiologist or doctor. Natural treatments that work well for some and not so well for others.

If you suffer from tinnitus, you may have to experiment to find what works best for you. As is the case with hearing loss, tinnitus can be caused by excessive noise like loud music, loud machinery, and noisy environments in general. Other culprits that have been found to cause tinnitus in some people are prescription drugs, antidepressants, migraine medications and over the counter drugs. Poor diet has been proven to be a contributing factor in hearing loss and tinnitus. Most natural treatments consist of herbal ingredients. The one herbal that appears most often is ginko biloba.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears when I wake up?
    It’s only 30 min or an hour after I wake up. If I sit down still look straight there’s a ringing in my left ear. If I tilt my head in any direction it will stop. If I’m walking I can’t hear it either. If I cover my left ear it goes away, if I cover my right ear it comes back. What’s going on??? Is this from listening to my iPod or being in band????

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing in your ears also called Tinnitus is generally caused for poor blood cirrculation. Try negative ion therapy. It has like a 99% cure rate since negative ions are scientifically proven to increase blood circulation. The band I use is called SuperBandz. It’s only , you can get them online. Easy fix!

  2. QUESTION:
    WHY AM I SENSITIVE TO NOISE WHEN I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING FROM SLEEP? IS IT SOMETHING TO DO WITH MY EARS?
    When I wake up in the morning, I am sensitive to noises. My ears hurt in the morning, especially around loud noises or regular conversation. After I wake up, sometimes I get a ringing in my ears. Why is this? Is there a scientific reason or something biological?
    I’d be curious to know.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I’m the same way. I’m 99.9% positive it’s just because your ears haven’t heard anything for like 8 hours or however long and its just taking time to adjust again.
      Hope I helped.

      Answer mine if you can?

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AlJ0HiDs_BJiOqO4u2Y16_3sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20110523170957AAUWHhJ

  3. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ear when i wake up?
    Hey guys this has happened to me 3 times already. I dont know if its the lack of sleep but when i wake up my ear feels like theres air vibrating inside. I dont really know how to describe it. My ear feels more alert and i think you can call it ringing inside. But it doesnt hurt at all its just uncomfortable. Can anyone please help me

    • ANSWER:
      Please visit a ear specialist, it could be injury inside the ear.

  4. QUESTION:
    ringing in ears when i woke up… again!?!?
    ok am gonna try to make this short because its very hard and long to explain…. 1st off it happened to me when i woke up 3 years ago my ear was muffled and there was ringing too, altough the ringing stoped but my ear was still muffled… so i went to all kinds of doctors and they all told me the same thing… go to an ear specialist, but no one can figure out what was wrong with my left ear… and NO i do not have wax build up, i do not listen to loud music, in fact i take very good care of my ears… my right one is fine its just my left one, but i never found a cure, but anywats… this morning i woke up with the same shit, i am used to my muffled ear but that fucking noise its terrible, and yet again i dont have wax or listen to loud music, (i take very good care of my ears) but yeah does any one know a good solution to this medical problem? or have any sugestions? ive heard about ear candling, ive also heard about tinitus relaxing music and others…. i have not tried em, but does any one have a really good suggestion or what could be causing my problem?…. am still too young i dont wanna live with this problem my whole life

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/article.htm

      Check this out

  5. QUESTION:
    Left Ear was ringing a bit when I woke up?
    Okay, I woke up this morning with a little ringing in my left ear. It does not hurt at all. I fell asleep with no ringing in my left ear. I can only hear the ringing when it’s very quiet. Will this go away later during the day?

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Ear Ringing when I woke up?
    When I woke up this morning I could feel that there was some pressure in my left ear. Not sure what the exact term for it is but that’s how I can describe it. I hear ringing noises whenever I hear noises.

    It’s been like this since I woke up today. It doesn’t hurt so I’m not sure if it’s a ear infection and I’m not expecting to go to the doctor for something that could go away toomarrow so I just want to find out what it might be.

    Please don’t say go to the doctor. Really if thats all you got to say then don’t answer,

    • ANSWER:
      I hope this has went away for you because same thing happened to me I woke up this morning and my right ear was ringing a little and it felt like a cotton ball was jammed in there i notice when i talk or someones talking to me is when the ringing really picks up loudly, just seems like any noise causes it to ring and distort my hearing, very annoying im pretty sure i sleped on that ear though but that shouldnt have caused it so who know’s, and i dont listen to music loud and havent been to any loud concerts so i really dont know, lets us both hope it goes away!

  7. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears worse when i first get up – Why?
    Hi folks,

    I have had this ringing in my ears since Jan 22nd, have been to the docs many times and he said i have a little fluid behind my ear drum (middle ear area), but my eustation tubes are also blocked because of sinus/blocked nose etc. I inhale steam 3/4 times a day which helps, if i don’t i get a bad headache, i also use ephedrine nasal drops 4 times a day, it seems to be worse after i wake up for some reason, why is this, and does anybody suffer with this, how do you cope with it and what else can i do. Also if i pop my ears holding my ears an blowing out my ears will eventually pop and i can hear air coming out but not for long! HELP!!!!
    Thanks for that – also and i know wat your going to say – i smoke too!! about 15 cgarettes a day, if i stop will this hellp in any way at all!! I have cut down my coffee intake already. Do the drops help!

    • ANSWER:
      I am Dr Prateek Nayak . I am a Consultant in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery practising in Bangalore ,India.
      Ringing in the ears or otherwise called tinnitus can be due to many causes including middle ear fluid like in your case
      3 months is a long time for you to be suffering from persistent ear fluid.
      u need a detailed examination including examination of the back of the nose[ nasopharynx] with a nasal endoscope to see if any mass blocking the eustachian opening
      if that is normal u may need a prolonged course of antibioitcs to help resolve the sinusits, eusachian dysfunction and ear fluid
      also continue with steam and take chewing gum
      Take care

  8. QUESTION:
    Is tinnitus (ringing in the ear) from Adderall permanent or when will it go away?
    Okay so 5 days ago I had an AP final so I took 2 Adderall at 11am. Later that night I barely slept at all, as expected, and woke up with my ears ringing the next morning. I have not taken any Adderall since then but the ringing is yet to completely recede. Does anybody know if this is permanent or will the tinnitus (ringing in the ear) go away soon?

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t worry too much. It will go away after few more days. You have to relax and stop taking Adderall. Also, avoid any kind of noises that will cause more ringing in the ear. Stop listening to music and go some places where it is quite and relaxing. If its still annoy you, then I suggest you consult a doctor immediately. I hope that help you.

  9. QUESTION:
    RINGING EARS I NEED HELP?
    I was in a wreck right.
    And so I actually crawl away with a mere cut on my hand, and no other “injuries” until i started recognizing them. After my adrenaline slowly goes away, I got outta the shower and when i started brushing my hair I felt a really sore spot on my head, I knew then I had to have hit my head above me kinda hard..and I had been having aching headaches that only go away with sleep.

    In the accident, no airbags deployed, i went around a 25 mph bend on a dirt road going 60 *complete dumbass*
    slid across the road spinning out, hit the ditch, went airborn for a few seconds, opened my eyes as it crashed headfirst into the dirt, saw nothing but felt it still sliding, i figured I was rolling at the time, but came to find out later i wasn’t. bumper was unscathed, no airbags, but i think i hit my face on the steering wheel. 3 days later, earlier today, after getting frustrated with my mom while having another serious headache, my ears start ringing. i wake up 4 hours later, from the same ringing noise, and it wasnt from silence. idk what this is. no health insurance, so no doctor. i need a home remedy and i dont want to lose my hearing >.< any help at all is appreciated. this was done in a suv mind you :P

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus#Treatment

      I’m not medical expert or anything, but I think you really should go see a doctor. It might be something worse than tinnitus, which could slowly make you deaf or worse, make you completely unable to move.

  10. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears that happens only when I’m sleeping?
    I’m 15 and at night when i go to bed sometimes i get woken up after 10 minutes of sleep by ringing in my ears. The first thing i want to do is get up because it’s so dreadful, but when I try i cannot move my body!!! I lie still until i finally can move. Then the ringing goes away. When i try to go back to sleep it returns and i was wondering what it was or how i can stop it from happening. Also, i don’t experience it at all through the day.

    • ANSWER:
      maybe ur developing tinnitus

  11. QUESTION:
    Woke up with ringing/hissing noise in both ears?
    It was about 5 in the morning I woke up and I could hear this weird buzzing or ringing noise in both my ears. I’m probably thinking it is tinnitus but this never happened before like this. Last night though I was working on Garageband with my music and I did play synths that were kind of loud and uncomfortable to the ears. But when I went to bed my ears were just fine? So far the hissing has not gone away it usually is most present with things are quiet but when I hear something louder I can’t hear the ringing. Someone help? Will it eventually go away? (BTW every now and then I do feel a little ache i my ears but not enough to be painful) Thank you guys!

    • ANSWER:
      You have tinnitus – the perception of sound in the absence of sound.

      There is no “cure” for tinnitus. The reason is that tinnitus is caused by hearing loss and the hearing loss that causes it is generally permanent (either from aging, noise, etc.). The brain can learn to ignore the tinnitus though, but that takes some work on your part to reduce your stress (like meditation) and sound therapy to help the brain not hear the ringing. Currently the best treatment for tinnitus is sound based therapies. The only web-based one, that is research based and personalized, is at beyondtinnitus.com.

      This company’s system is based on research of two ear nose and throat doctors done at the University of California Irvine.

      Basically, they figure out your tinnitus pitch and loudness, etc. and give you a sound file that you can download for therapy that is specific to your tinnitus. The therapy sound can be mixed with your own music using their system and you can listen to your own music while the sound therapy file is working in the background.

      The alternative is therapy in the clinic with tinnitus retraining therapy or Neuromonics, but those will cost you ~00.

      Herbal remedies have not been shown to be effective in good clinical studies. Sound therapies have are effective 80-90% of time, whereas herbal remedies have only been found to be as effective as sugar pills. Ginkgo has been studied in large clinical trials and it wasn’t found to be effective at all. My dad had bothersome tinnitus and he took Ginkgo and it didn’t help. He tried the sound therapy and he can’t hear the ringing. If he really thinks about it and listens for it, he hears it, but otherwise it’s not noticeable and doesn’t keep him up at night.

      Source:

      http://www.beyondtinnitus.com/tinnitus-treatment

      http://ent.uci.edu

  12. QUESTION:
    How long should your ears be ringing after a concert?
    Normally when I have gone to concerts (in total this is only about my 5th ever) the ringing stops after a few hours. i went to bed last night and woke up and my ears are still ringing. it is not as bad, but when will they stop? or did i do something really bad to them?

    • ANSWER:
      You might’ve seriously hurt your eardrums. I really doubt it, give it another couple days and if it’s still there consult a doctor. Next time wear the ear puff things you stick in your ears. Doesnt make you any less hardcore and if you’re like in the front it really helps and still sounds as loud. Can really get hurt if you go right next to speakers without anything to shield that sound.

  13. QUESTION:
    What does it means when your eyes black out and you hear ringing in ears?
    My friend was smoking weed, and when she was done she passed out.. she said she first heard a ringing and her vision slowly went completly black… she completly blacked out, and was pale as anything, with her eyes wide open.. but it looked lik all the life had been sucked out of her and she wasnt saying anything at all.. she woke up about 3 minutes later cuz i was carrying her… did she die for those 3 minutes? what happened?
    what happened to her?

    • ANSWER:
      1) NO MORE DRUGS

      2) She needs to go to the doctor ASAP and get checked out

  14. QUESTION:
    What is this incredible ringing in my ears and how do I get rid of it?
    My ears have been ringing for at least the past six hours. It’s not the TV; they began to ring when I woke up this morning (before I turned the TV on) and remain long after I turn the TV off. Could this be an ear infection? My ears don’t hurt..

    Thanks in advance for your answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus is a physical condition, experienced as noises or ringing in the ears or head when no such external physical noise is present. Tinnitus is usually caused by a fault in the hearing system; it is a symptom, not a disease in itself.Tinnitus is rarely an indication of a serious disorder, but it is wise to see your doctor if you think you might have it. Should something treatable be causing it, you might be referred to a specialist.

      The noises may seem worse if you are anxious or stressed. When tinnitus starts, particularly if it’s sudden, you may naturally be frightened and your concentration or your sleep may be disturbed. You may get angry and frustrated because no-one else understands, or you may live alone and not have anyone to talk to about it

  15. QUESTION:
    I woke up with extreme pain in my ears, like a ringing sound, I remember seeing a light too, what is this?
    Last night I woke up in extreme pain, I remember feeling distressed, I was sobbing trying to stop the ringing in my ears. When I say ringing…it wasn’t really that, it was loud!! To the point where I was trying to wake my partner up but I couldn’t hear my voice through the buzzing/ringing. The strange thing is, I felt dazed and confused by this noise but my room was lit up by something, there was no tv or any other light on in the room either. Whether this was my confused state of mind or something else I don’t know. But I’m to the point of wondering if it even happened or not, but I remember the pain and sobbing when it wouldn’t stop. Anyone had a similar experience? Or can help me figure out what the hell happened?

    • ANSWER:
      If it was affecting both vision and hearing I would assume something neurological and recommend seeing a doctor asap

  16. QUESTION:
    woke up with ear ringing????! HELPP!?
    THIS IS REALLY IRRITATING THERES A RINGING IN MY RIGHT EAR SINCE THIS MORNING WHEN I WOKE UP!!

    WHAT IS IT!!!

    please describe!

    • ANSWER:
      Ok What you have is “Tinnitus” Tinnitus is a ringing , swishing in the ears. It is not a serioues problem, it will go away. If not in the next few days go and see your doctor. Aspirin, high intensity music , gun fire can give you ringing .

  17. QUESTION:
    Woke up with ringing in ear. Tinnitus??
    Hi all,

    I woke up this morning with ringing in my left ear. It’s driving me insane. I did some research and found the symtom tinnitus. I thought it was ear wax build up, so I cleaned it with a over the counter ear wax remover, but the ringing still occurs. What I have found out about tinnitus is that it can be also caused to over-dose of caffeine. I have taken a lot of caffeine the past 2 days and I also drink about 5 beers a week. Could it be tinnitus that’s buzzing me? This ringing has happened to me before, only when I got water in my hear from showering and it would cure itself in a week. What can I do to make it better? I just want the ringing to stop. Please help.
    I do listen to music moderately loud in the car and at home, but not extremely loud that I can’t hear anything else. Also I do not take aspirin at all or any sort of pain releivers.
    yes. i also smoke about 8 cigarettes per day.

    • ANSWER:
      Call your doctor. You may have something in your ear that they need to remove. Do you really want to listen to the ringing for a week just to SEE if it goes away?

  18. QUESTION:
    how long for ears to stop ringing after a concert?
    Good afternoon, all.

    When I was younger (in my teens), I used to go to concerts and shows all the time. They were often incredibly loud (which was great, I’m not complaining). I would sometimes wake up the next morning with my ears “ringing” but I didn’t care because I was just an idiot kid, and it would usually go away by the second day thereafter. At its worst, I would have some residual effects by the end of the 2nd day after, but never by the third.

    I’m now 27. I went to a show this past Friday, and was right near the speaker. When I went to bed later Friday night, and woke up Sat morning, my left ear was ringing terribly, and I couldn’t hear out of it very well. Unlike 10 years ago, it hasn’t seemed to get better quickly – now 3 days later, it’s still sort of buzzing out of that ear.

    Anyone with medical knowledge want to hazard a guess as to whether this will get better? If so, how long will it take? And is there anything I can do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      >First Off< Let me say that I am not a doctor, I didn't/don't play one on T.V., nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn last night. Having gotten that off of my chest, let me just inform you that you are doing >SERIOUS< & >PERMANENT< damage to your hearing. The "Ringing" you are experiencing is called Tinnitus. It is a result of the damage you are doing/have done to your inner ear. It results in a loss of some or most of the frequencies in the range of human hearing......(IE: You go deaf!) If you Ever want to be able to hear >Anything< within a few years (YES! I'm SERIOUS!) Start wearing hearing protection, or avoid ANYTHING that has sound levels of 80dB or more. The damage you do when you expose your inner ear to sound pressure levels of 80dB+ is BOTH damaging, AND cumulative (It "Adds" up & NEVER goes away!). Go see an "Ear,Nose, and Throat" Doctor or an Audiologist, and see if you have a chance to save your hearing...... And "Grow up", Loud Music is cool!......Being deaf because of it ISN'T! You're not 15 anymore...... T.S.

  19. QUESTION:
    I’m 36 Weeks Pregnant And Today When I Woke Up My Ear Was Plugged With Ringing In It?
    Could This Be An Ear Infection And Is It Common In Women When Their In The Last Month.

    • ANSWER:
      It happened to me a few times during last months of my pregnancy. Sometimes the feeling would stay for 12 hours or so. I checked with my doc and he did many different tests, but wasn’t able to determine the cause. My blood pressure was actually low. He did not see anything wrong with my ears, and he said that the possible cause was the allergy.

  20. QUESTION:
    Lately my ears have been ringing and my tonsils are swollen?
    I have always had a problem with my tonsils being very large and the ubula sticking to the sides. Lately my ears are ringing and I have bad breath. My tonsils have red veins in them and when I wake up in the morning my ears feel very clogged. Is there someone who has advice on what to do or knows what is happening? I would preferably like to hear from an ENT, but any help would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      Do your tonsils have white patches on them? You might have Tonsillitis, a tonsil infection. I know that when my tonsils were infected, they were enlarged and my uvula would stick to my tonsils. I know someone who had Tonsillitis and would get constant ear aches. She had to get them removed, so I suggest you go see a doctor about them.

  21. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when your ear is ringing.?
    what does it mean when your ear is ringing all day woke up with it ringing its is knocking my equilibrium off. I look in the mirror and it feels numb on my left side or clogged what does that mean for almost 8Hrs.

    • ANSWER:
      You have a middle ear infection!

      My right ear has been clogged/ ringing (still is) and I did not think anything about it until I moved my head wrong and I, too, was knocked off my equilibrium so bad that I actually turned pale and got sick losing my lunch yesterday. I had to go to the E.R. where they treated me with a potassium solution for the dizziness, Ondansetron for the nausea/ vomiting, and Amoxicillin for the infection itself. I have to take both the Ondansetron and Amoxicillin, and see my primary care doctor for a follow up.

      You need to see a doctor right away because it is only going to get worse. Trust me!

  22. QUESTION:
    Why doesn’t my cat wake up when I make noise.?
    My cat is healthy and her hearing is fine, she hears everything when she is awake.

    She has a chair in my living room she sleeps on. When I walk by her, when the phone rings, when people knock on the door, even a bad thunder storm outside, etc she doesn’t wake up, her ears don’t even twitch. It’s like she is dead, until I touch her then she wakes up right away.

    She has been like this as long as I’ve had her, which is 4 years. Is it just her, that she trusts me so much or have you seen other cats like this too.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      It sounds like you have a cat who is a very deep sleeper and very comfortable and feels safe in your home.

      Since you said she’s healthy and reacts to noises when she’s awake I wouldn’t worry too much about it being a hearing problem. Though of course at your next vet visit you could always ask them to take a look just to be sure.

      Honestly though, take it as a compliment. You’ve done such a good job creating a close bond with her and making her feel so safe and secure that she doesn’t feel the need to react to every noise.

      Or of course she could just be a really good sleeper, (though personally I like the first theory better, lol).

      Good Question,
      I hope this helped & Have a Great Day

  23. QUESTION:
    ears ringing and back problem questions?
    well, i have really bad back problems. i stretch when i wake up every morning too…but the thing is i can’t stand for long periods of time without my back starting to be in a lot of pain and it’s really uncomfortable and it just hurts. i don’t know why this is happening and i am positive it isn’t my mattress because i have tried sleeping on different beds and still…same thing. it gets to where i can’t bend over , look at my feet/stomach without my back being in a lot of pain…

    also i went i guess you could say “deaf” in one ear for about 20 seconds and i got REALLLLLY dizzy and a really loud ringing started up in my other ear. it was really weird and i didn’t like it at all.

    also, almost always as soon as i start to lay on my stomach my ears start to ring, i get a REALLY bad INSTANT headache and i get very, very dizzy.

    what is wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds like wut happened on house the other week… but a doctor’s diagnostic or however u spell it would give u the best answer cuz most ppl here aren’t doctors. also a doctor could ask u specific questions that would help specify the problem, not to mention he could do tests and stuff

  24. QUESTION:
    I have ringing in my ears, what is the cause of it?
    Here is what I did last night: I went to a carnival and there was a stage with a rock band playing on stage, and I was listening to them for about 15-20 minutes before I leave. They were pretty loud, and then when I got home, everything was fine.

    After taking a shower, I decided to go to bed, and I had my iphone on and I was listening to my iphone 3g to a relaxing acoustic piano song and it was set on medium volume of 5 volume bar out of the possible/ 17 volume bars and I fell asleep to the music without turning it off until morning so it was about 7 hours with it still playing. I had the iphone speaker on so I did not use an earphone, I had the iphone about 10 feet away from me. I woke up with ringing/hissing in my ears, and I still have it. Was this cause by the music played overnight or the rock band?

    I was thinking that the rock band at the carnival made my ear damage, and that night when I was sleeping, my ears was supposed to get rest so it can recover, but my ears wasn’t able to rest properly because I had my iphone music on so the iphone music made the ringing sound. Is this plausible or the ears never rest? In other words, if I didn’t have the iphone music playing that night, I wouldn’t wake up with the ringing.

    Does tinnitus cause further hearing loss, and even deaf? Will it go away?

    Please provide me with a detailed answer, thank you :).

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus is the result of damage somewhere in the auditory system – most commonly damage in the inner ear, but can also be a result of hyperactive neurons firing in the brain even though there was no signal sent for them to fire.

      We’re all aware that a very loud noise causes damage in the ear, but it’s not so commonly realised that a moderate level of sound over a long period also causes damage. The damage is done to the hair cells in the inner ear, which convert the sound waves to electrical impulses. Sound waves cause them to wave back and forth, but too intense a sound and they are flattened, and in extreme cases, snap off completely.

      It is believed that tinnitus results when the cilia are damaged if they are flattened so that adjacent cells touch each other. This is believed to set up a “short circuit”, where they stimulate each other to keep sending the electrical impulses.

      Tinnitus will not cause hearing loss – it is just a symptom of a problem, not a cause it itself.

      Will it go away? Not on its own. Many audiologists will tell you there is nothing that can be done, except try to trick your brain into ignoring the sound, but there are a very, very small number who believe otherwise. There is a listening program called Sound Therapy that was developed by a French ear specialist, which appears to stimulate the cilia to return to an upright position, breaking the short circuit. I used it myself after having tinnitus for 12 years, and it did cure my tinnitus completely. So if it bothers you, you can rest assured that there is something that can be done about it!

  25. QUESTION:
    ear problems – ear ache/ear ringing/jaw hurts when chewing/ ears not popping?
    i woke up the other day and bang my left ear ached everytime i chewed food. it cleared up after a few days (this was last week). anyway i have now got this annoying rininging in my ears as well as ear ache. my ears refuse to pop (you know when you yawn & stuff).

    what could it be?

    im guna book an appointment with my doc.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be the first sign of TMJ, and let’s hope it isn’t, because TMJ sucks!

      But, it could also be something as simple as a plug of ear wax that’s become lodged far down in your ear canal and needs to be professionally removed. Do *not* try to do this yourself. Go to the doctor and have him take a look. If it’s a wax blockage, then he’ll probably give you some drops to put in your ear for the next week or so, then schedule an appointment to have a nurse flush your ear out with a big ole syringe. It’s weird feeling, but it doesn’t hurt, and you’ll feel so much better afterwards.

  26. QUESTION:
    Heavy chest feeling when I wake up and shortness of breathing during the day?
    Sometimes when I try to wake up within the morning, I notice that I can’t stand up from bed right away because my chest feels really heavy. It doesn’t happen often but it does happen every now and then. When I stand up, it’s really hard to breathe and I would stand still in a spot, trying to regulate my breathing. My eyes would blank out too and fade back to normal and sometimes I hear a small ringing in my ears although in a few minutes, it goes away. No longer than 5 minutes. I have no health problems whatsoever.

    Another problem at occurs a lot is that I get a shortness of breathing. Sometimes it feels really suffocating for me to breathe. Then my heart would pound really hard and I could really feel it. Normally when I lay on my back, I don’t feel my heart pounding much but now when I do, my heart pounds really hard that it feels like the bed is shaking by it too. I believe 2 weeks ago, I noticed my heart beat changed too because normally I would never feel it beat unless it’s after P.E, but now I feel it beating really hard even when I’m doing nothing. What do you guys think?
    also, last time i went to the doctor which is probably in november 2009, my avg heart rate is 61 bps.
    I am 15 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      If you really want to determine the cause of your symptoms, then you need to go to your regular doctor. You may have some sleep paralysis that prevents you from standing up right away in the morning. It is normal to have body paralysis during certain stages of sleep, but some people can have the paralysis last for a short period of time when they wake up. This is not a sign of anything serious. The pressure in your chest and shortness of breath could be related to anxiety, a heart condition or lung issues. It is really impossible to say the cause of these symptoms with limited information and you must see your doctor regarding this. A serious condition is very unlikely at your age, but not impossible. Asthma is a possibility and can be evaluated for with simple breathing tests. It is not abnormal to feel the sensation of your heart beating and this is unlikely be anything serious. The heart can temporarily beat harder for many reasons, such as with exercise, caffeine, stress, anxiety, pain, etc.

  27. QUESTION:
    Sometimes when im sleeping during the day, I can wake up but not be able to move. Continued below.?
    Its like my body is still sleeping because i physically cant move, but my mind is awake. I can hear whats going on around me and i am still aware of my surrounding, my senses seem to be on but i still cannot move. It scares me so bad sometimes because i actually have figured out how to wake my self up out of this. I have to concentrate of either my toes, or my foot, or my fingers, or my hand and i have to slightly wiggle them. It takes sometime but i cant eventually do it. I like have to move my body to make it realize that its time to wake up. its like im screaming and no one can hear me. I hate when this happens and i sometimes am afraid to nap during the day or evening. it even sometimes happens at night. What is wrong with me? oh and recently i have been having this mad ringing in my ears? Whats wrong with me??

    • ANSWER:

  28. QUESTION:
    Why do i still have ringing in my ears two days after a NIGHTCLUB!!?
    Okay, so i went to a nightclub last friday night, and it was my first one.
    when i left, my ears felt clogged up and heard some ringing.
    It went away a bit.

    Then i woke up the next morning( yesterday saturday), and still clogged up ears and ringing!

    its sunday night already and i STILL hear the ringing.
    its NOT going away and i still feel a littttleeee clogged up in my ears. But the ringing is more of my concern.

    Does anyone know if this is permanent?
    or will it go away in the next days?
    im really scared…
    the ringing is so annoying.

    & it only happend to me, not the poeple i was with.
    its drivin me crazy.

    i dont really party, so i dont really hear this loud music so it cant be from excessive loud exposure.
    i do listen to music with headfones, and people have talked really loud in my ears or heard noises that have popped my ears for a second. ive been to a few parties in the past, but nothing TOOO loud. and it was a long time ago.

    but not something like listening to LOUD club music every weekend.

    please help.

    will i go away?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi– speaking from personal experience ..the ringing should go away. I used to go clubbing every weekend and this would happen if I was too close to the speakers. I used to look at it as a sign of a great night out! I have heard that there is some permanent damage when this occurs, but you should be alright. Listening to loud music through your headphones, even though you don’t get ringing is probably more harmful. If you’re really concerned about it in the future, wear ear plugs- do not put tissue in your ears, it can get sucked into the ear canal (this happened to a friend of mine) and that will hurt and a doctor will have to get it out.
      Good luck– when you wake up tomorrow it should be fine. You’ll have forgotten all about it– hopefully!

  29. QUESTION:
    How can I stop my ears from ringing?
    I don’t know what’s going on but when I was about to go to sleep last night my ears started ringing really bad. I finally was able to fall asleep but I woke up this morning and it continues to occur. I don’t know if it’s just something in my head by it has gotten really annoying. What can I do about this? Will it leave by itself?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no point in trying to diagnosis you via this forum, but there are many reasons for the cause of ringing noises in your ears (tinnitus). If it continues I would get it checked by a health care clinician.

      Common causes:
      Loud noises. This is one of the most common reasons for tinnitus, and, over time, loud noises can also cause hearing loss.
      Medication. More than 200 medications can cause tinnitus. Often when the medication is stopped, the tinnitus goes away.
      Ear or sinus infections. This is often temporary and goes away after the infection is treated
      Less common causes:
      Tumor in the brain or ears.
      Head and neck trauma.

      Sometimes there is no know cause

      Most of the time it will go away in a few hours or a couple of days. All I can say is when this has happened to me in the past it was because of listening to loud music with head phones. When I took to much tylenol once. When I had a infection in one of my ears. All went away, but it is better to try to find out “why” or what is causing it and go from there.

  30. QUESTION:
    how to make the ringing in my ears stop?
    when i was about 5 or 6 my little brother (who is now 15) woke up in the middle of the night crying so i went into his room and laid in bed with him and he ended up stabbing me in the ear with the end of sunglasses. my ear bled and i went to the doctor. well now im 19 and i’ve started to go running and after a while of running my ear starts ringing. im wondering if it has anything to do with that incident? and is there anything i can do to make it not ring while im running?

    • ANSWER:
      Well seeing that the incident was 19 years ago…I doubt it is the cause. It could be but I doubt it. Ringing in the ears can mean tinnitus or some kind of inflammation in your ears. It could be caused by some sort of viral infection or it can be because of exposure to loud noises (eg. listening to music on high volume for prolonged periods etc.) There are other more serious causes of tinnitus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus#Causes) but usually it’s because of exposure to noise.

      How to make it stop though…I’m not sure if there is any sort of medication to stop it if the symptom is isolated to only ringing in your ears…unless there is some other underlying cause but if it’s only a symptom of your hearing, then there’s not much you can do about it I think…Lay off loud noises.

  31. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of ringing in my ears?
    i had my ipod on full blast when i was jogging and got home at 6pm (western time.) I then lay down on my ben intending just to rest but i accidentally fell asleep, not waking up till about an hour ago (midnight.)

    My ears are now ringing terribly and it is making me crazy! i understand that it will heal itself mostly by morning and completely by the end of the weekend… but is there anything i can do to stop it faster or at least make it less intense?

    • ANSWER:
      No, but you shouldn’t have your ipod on so loud, you can cause irreversible damage to your ears. There’s not much you can do other than wait it out though.

  32. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears just got a lot worse?
    Ok, so I have had ringing in my ears for a few months now. I have been working on listening to a lot less music, and listening it to it quieter (I never use headphones anymore). Since Sunday I have had a head-cold, (Sore throat, headaches, cough, and runny nose). But today when I woke up the ringing in my ear was very bad. Now I can hear it over other sounds in daily life (people talking, car ect) not just when its quiet. Did I do something wrong? What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not sure about this but Miners disease causes ringing of the ear if i’m correct but since you do have a cold im not really sure either way you may want to get that ringing checked out

  33. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears, Irritated throat, Green/yellow mucus with occasional blood.?
    So the other day (Approx 3 days ago) i’m sitting in my kitchen heating some food up when my ear pops (Like an elevation pop) I didn’t think much of it so i carried on with my night, i wake up and it still feels popped, as well as a minor sore throat and a little bit of a stuffy nose. i then start to here a ringing sound halfway through my day, i didn’t clean my ears much before this happened and when i did clean them 2 days before this happened there was quite a bit of wax, i might have pushed some wax back in my ear canal?? i have been trying quite a bit of solutions, Debrox, Ringing relief drops, H202, Bees wax candles (With the candles i noticed it subside a little bit) but there was a ton of wax that came out, some of my mucus i have been getting up had some blood in it, i have got a few fevers that last for 2-5 minutes and are gone, some what irritable for no apparent reason, There is no pain in my ears or sinus, only my mild sore throat.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    I have ringing in my ears what’s going on? (read detail)?
    I went to a carnival and there was a stage with a rock band playing on stage, and I was listening to them for about 15-20 minutes before I leave. They were pretty loud, and then when I got home.When I got home, everything was fine, and I decided to go to bed, and I had my iphone on and I was listening to my iphone 3g to a relaxing acoustic piano song and it was set on medium volume of 5/ 17 and I fell overslept for 6 hours with it still playing. I had the iphone speaker on so I did not use an earphone, I had the iphone about 10 feet away from me. I woke up with ringing/hissing in my ears, and I still have it. Was this cause by the music played overnight or the rock band? What is the possible decibel before my ears are damaged? Can someone explain to me if I am going to be okay, will I have hearing loss, will this hissing stop any time soon, it’s been two days?
    Can someone detail ccrobe’s answer, so will my ringing stop any time soon? Why does some people have permanent ringing for the rest of their life?

    • ANSWER:
      Ill tell you what it is, its going to sound serious but it isn’t. It was caused by the loud music, the ringing in your ears is the sound of the receptor for that particular frequency that you’re hearing dying. You will never be able to hear that particular frequency again so enjoy the ringing while you can because its the last time you’ll ever hear it. However, the human ear can detect so many frequencies that it won’t make a noticeable difference unless you kill a lot of frequencies.

  35. QUESTION:
    I feel paralyzed when I wake up sometimes?
    I’ve been getting this a lot -

    I’d wake up in the middle of the night or just right after i’ve fallen asleep and I can’t move anything or speak.. once I tried so hard to move my arm and i saw it move by the corner of my eye.. i just couldn’t feel it move. It usually goes away and i can move if i stay awake for 5 minutes or so but its a horrible experience! If i try to keep my eyes open, my ears start making a loud ringing sound.. and it hurts. But if i go back to sleep, i usually just wake back up again-

    the other night it happened 3 times in a row (the same night)

    Its been happening (not every night but occasionally) for about 5 years..

    My sister says its because the brain shuts off the muscles so you won’t literally act out your dreams, like dogs do. So if you wake up in the middle of it, you are paralyzed?

    But is there any easier way to stop it then just going back to sleep? Because when I wake up from it I usually want to.. actually wake up

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, your sister is correct; your brain does more or less shut down your voluntary muscles while you enter REM-phase sleep to keep you from flailing about. (You referred to dogs moving in their sleep; dogs never truly enter REM-phase sleep like humans do due to their lower brain functions.)

      But when you wake up, you wake up. Your voluntary muscle movement should return immediately. I believe the first answerer is correct; this sounds an awful lot like sleep paralysis. I suggest consulting a doctor about it; I’m not sure if there’s much you can do in the long run, but I think there are ways to prevent it. Good luck!

  36. QUESTION:
    fluid in my ears caused ringing?
    Fluid and ringing in my ear?
    A three yeats ago, I woke up with a plugged up ear. I thought it would go away soon, but it stayed for a couple of months before I decided to go to the doctor. I went to the doctor, and she said that I have tinnitus and she cann’t do anything to stop the ringing, last week I felt very disease that lead me to vertigo I took Meclazine medication to stop the diseaseness, after two days I was still diseasy then I want back to ENT doctor because I have pressure she said that my ears have fluid She gave me Triamterene W/HCTZ. to drain the fluid in my ear, and told me come back in two months. and she told me that I had some fluid in my ears. my left ear is stil ringing, and it ringing non stop since then, and it’s been going on for a long time now.

    You know the “click” sound your ears make when you swallow? Well, right now, my left ear doesn’t make that sound. I can hear 100% out of both ears, but my left ear won’t stop ringing, and it doesn’t feel “right”, so to speak. I can hear fine, but it still rings. Any idea??

    • ANSWER:
      I have had tinnitus for a couple of decades!

      The ringing NEVER goes away!!!

      My ears have been ringing 24/7 for over 20 years, there is no cure. You just have to learn to live with it.

      Tinnitus is very, very stressful. There is no such thing as peace and quiet, ever!

  37. QUESTION:
    why are my ears ringing and how do i stop it?
    i do not know where the ringing is coming from its like from my head but possible could be the right ear. my right ear distorts sounds if they are loud i can still hear them perfectly fine but they have a bit of a buzz to them it’s like my eardrum is shaking. I don’t know how this happened i havent heard a really loud noise, the only thing i can think caused it was bending down in the shower becuase a lot of water went in my ears and when i woke up i had this high pitched ringing. how could i stop this or do you think this is something that will heal on it’s own

    • ANSWER:
      Try this site, it has information on the problem

      http://www.t-gone.com/ears-ringing.htm

  38. QUESTION:
    ringing noises in one ear when ever i yawn?
    about 2 days ago i woke up and my right ear felt like as if something popped it..i cant really explain it..anyway ever since then i heard ringing noises in my right ear every time i yawned. what can i do to stop this?

    • ANSWER:
      Only a test of ‘Audio Gram’ will reveal whether you have ear problem or not. Better to get tested early.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is it when you having ringing of the ears, neck pain and dizziness!!!!?
    All of this started about 2 weeks ago and has gone away and then came back the other morning. I woke up and my neck was sore then did my morning ritual then as I was heading out the door my ears starting ringing and I got really dizzy, in turn making me nauseated. The dizziness subsided as well as the ringing but I still has pain in my neck and it is making my head, teeth, and jaw hurt. At first I thought it was sinus pressure but I have not been congested so I am not sure what is going on. Can anyone help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like you have a Chiropractic problem in your neck. They can easily cause sore neck, ringing in the ears and dizziness.
      Have you been under lots of stress, or have you had a neck or head injury even a long time ago?
      I would highly recommend seeing a good insurance list Chiropractor in your area. They will help you and give you a discount too if you aren’t insured.

  40. QUESTION:
    has anyone had a loud ringing in their ears just at they are about to fall asleep?
    I think everyone has experienced the dream where you feel like you’re falling, and then you twich and wake up. Well i have recently been having problems with sleeping. Instead of the normal twitch or two… i will literally kick uncontrollably. Sometimes i will just about to go into a deep sleep, adn i will feel like my head is pulsing or twitching, and i try to open my eyes, but i cant. and just this morning i experienced a loud ringing ( like the kind that comes on tv when the chanell goes out and the colorful screen comes on) and it sounds like its coming from inside my head. Are these normal symptoms when you’ve had an inconsistant amount of sleep, or should i see my doctor about this.. b/c it scares me!

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn’t say it’s normal or abnormal. My question would be why are you not sleeping? That’s a question you should be asking your doctor… unless it’s just that you’ve been partying too hard.

      There are medications available in this day and age that you shouldn’t have to suffer sleep deprivation, you could also be having a severe form of sleep apnea… and you don’t want to mess with that.

      Good luck… lack or sleep or poor quality sleep stinks.

  41. QUESTION:
    Are these the symptoms of a brain tumor?
    dull headache (mostly in temples) and light headedness for 7
    days
    nausea twice during the 7 days
    no vomiting
    soar throat most mornings when i wake up
    ear ringing twice for a couple of seconds during the 7 days
    no vision problems
    no vertigo
    excedrin and tylenol haven’t helped

    my head begins hurting usually in the morning or early afternoon, and then continues till the evening.

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like a migraine or an ear problem- but not a brain tumour.

      Go to your doctor so they can investigate. It may be a simple infection or bug

  42. QUESTION:
    Ears ringing, body tingly?
    When I wake up from a nap sometimes my ears ring and my body feels tingly and if I jump right up I am shaky. I barely feel conscious. Is this because I was in a deep sleep or something else?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be signs of a circulation, sleep disorder, blood sugar, anxiety, or other disorder, Or it could just be normal for you.

      I have some health issues that do this to me, but I know others who have this happen & don’t.

  43. QUESTION:
    when i woke up my right ears hearing was practically half gone?
    i thought it might be wax. so i used a q-tip and tried to clear it. that wasn’t it.
    so i went to school and the entire day i’ve been hearing like.. robotic echoes of everyone talking.

    and i could hear myself talking in my head if you know what i mean. like i hear my voice in my head wheni talked.

    and my right ears kinda been sensitive to hearing..
    my ap us teacher kicked a cardboard box and it was ALOT louder then it should have been. i like, cringed.

    and its still ringing right now..

    whats going onn?! im like freaking out

    • ANSWER:
      wow, that’s scary. You need to see a doctor right away. There couldbe something wrong. Do you go to a lot of concerts or listen to your MP3 too loud?

  44. QUESTION:
    ringing in ears / coming down with cold?
    Hello all!

    Okay, here’s what’s up. This morning I woke up with kind of a sore throat. Throughout the day I started feeling a little stuffed up and my ears started ringing. My ears are a bit watery occasionally. This is usually what happens when I’m coming down with a cold.

    What’s best to take? Should I go straight for the Theraflu?
    ***** My EYES are a bit watery, lol

    • ANSWER:
      chicken soup

  45. QUESTION:
    What could be causing the ringing in my ear, and will it resolve on its own?
    A few things could be causing this, and I’m not sure if I should be concerned or not. It started last night, and when I woke up in the middle of the night it was still ringing, as well as this morning. Getting a Doctor to check this out isn’t an option due to lack of insurance, lack of local audiologist, etc
    .
    1.) About a month ago I was involved in a car accident, and I read that whiplash can cause ringing in the ears, plus I was given 300 mg of Ibuprophen. I woke up with the ringing about a week and a half after the accident, but it cleared up later that morning.
    2.) I was given a perscription for flagyl for a bacterial infection I had, and then after I finished that, a week later came down with a sinus infection and was given azythromycin. I also read that antibiotics can cause this ringing, and it’s not often I take 2 courses of antibiotics back-to-back.
    3.) Probably not likely, but on Saturday I got my second hole in my ears peirced. The lobe, not anything else.
    4.) I have polycystic ovarian syndrome, and am on birth control and spironalactione as a diuretic. I read also about how these can cause it.
    5.) Friday night I was out with a friend and we went to a club and when we left, our hearing was a little fuzzy. I haven’t had that since middle school as this was the first time I’d ever been to a club, and the first time I’d been around loud music like that since like, 8th grade (I’m 23).

    Is it most likely a combination of all of these things, and should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnutis, or ringing in the ears can mean a variety of things. It could result as a side effect of a particular medication, it can signal infection or fluid behind the eardrum in the middle ear, an inner ear problem, or hearing loss due to age, exposure to noise, ect. Illness such as a cold or sinusitis can cause ringing as well. Constant ringing can be annoying, and in some cases it can interfere with hearing, but many people ignore it. If the ringing comes on suddenly, is extremely loud, then it is a good idea to get a hearing test and exam from an ear, nose and throat specialist. Unfortunately, this is not cheap, esp for those without medical insurance. Hopefully this is only temporary and you have nothing to worry about.

  46. QUESTION:
    went to a concert last night and my ears are all messed up today?
    So I went to a skrillex concert last night (hell yeah!!!) and it was amazing but REALLY loud. i wore ear plugs but when i got out everyones voices sounded super high pitched like they all inhaled helium and my ears were ringing incredibly loud. i didn’t freak out because a) this happened to me the other night when i was at a club and b) i have mild but chronic tinnitus either way, so ringing doesn’t bother me that much. anyways, i figured that when i’d wake up today it’d all be gone because last time it disappeared over night. well i’m a little freaked out now because it’s 8 to 12 hours after the concert and my ears are still ringing loudly and it feels like my ears went into “screw this” mode and basically i can’t hear shit. it feels like everythings muffled, in fact one ear feels a little more muffled than the other. everything seems underwater-like. how bad did i screw up my ears?? i’m only 18!!!

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  47. QUESTION:
    High-pitched ringing in ears..from what and how to heal?
    About 4 days ago I woke up one morning with ringing in my ears. I didn’t have the ringing when I went to bed the night before and there were no loud noises during that night.

    Ever since then the ringing has not stopped. If I cover my hands to both ears I can hear the ringing.
    I can also hear bizarre things, like the high pitched sound of my bathroom light when it’s turned on or the electricity running through my computer monitor.
    .
    It’s as if whatever I hear between 16khz-18khz gets exaggeratedly high. For the first day after I got the ringing even the PA announcer on the tram to work hurt my ears and gave me a slight headache…now it hurts a good deal less.

    What on earth is going on and how can I fix this? For the record, I don’t have a stuffy nose or any obvious “sinus” symptoms. I sure hope this is not Tinnitus: were are only 28 and only go to loud clubs or live venues about once a month or less for one hour or less at a time.

    As if this were not weird enough, this afternoon my girlfriend got the same thing. I would think maybe my motorcycle caused this (engine noise, even though I wear a helmet)…but she mysteriously got it about 5 days after we last rode on the motorcycle.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s tinnitus. Cause is unknown as is a cure. I have it recuring frequently. You just learn to ignore it, like ignoring the sound of traffic.

  48. QUESTION:
    Ringing In ears After Loud Concert…Need Good Advice…Any Similar Experiences? ?
    I am a 19 year old male who attended a concert on dec 19 which was fri night. Once I got to the concert I realized i had forgotten my ear plugs and it was too late to head back and get them. The concert was extremely loud and I knew i was going to pay with ringing ears. I have only been to one other concert where my ears rang but it went after about a day. The day after the concert the ringing was still pretty persistent but my hearing was not muffled. The second day the ringing had went down a lot and my hearing is 100%. I was having a pretty positive attitude after the first day thinking that upon waking up on the third day that all would be good. But when I woke up I still had very faint ringing in both ears. I have not had any pain in my ears and all of my hearing is completely there and normal. Will this ringing eventually die out? Is it taking longer because of how loud the show was and how long it was as well ( I was there for 4 hours)? I dont notice the ringing when doing everyday activity. I only do when I am sleeping or in a very very quiet room. I am hoping that this will eventually fade out but I am seeking some good advice.

    Again, the ringing has become very very faint after two days but is still noticeable when sleeping or in quiet areas. Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      Yea this will die out soon enough, the tiny little hairs in your ear that detect and seperate diffirent sounds are probably just a little worn out from the overload they were given, the ringing you hear is actually certain tones still being picked up from the concert.

  49. QUESTION:
    Flash of light, ringing ears, unable to move. What happened?
    I’m asking this question in R&S because this is the most populated and I’m wanting to get as many answers as possible.
    This morning when I was sleeping. I remember dreaming about something. Then it feels like I was partially aware and was half asleep and awake. I saw kind of like a flash followed by a ringing in my ears and tingling through my body. I was trying to wake up fully but I couldn’t. Felt like I was paralyzed. This lasted for around 5-10 seconds at which point my wife shook me and said “hey” a couple times. She said I was shaking/vibrating and breathing heavily. I have never experienced this before. Could it have been a seizure of some kind? I have no history of seizures in my family. I’m 23 years old. Thanks for the help.

    • ANSWER:
      Sleep paralysis.

      Pretty common actually and most people outgrow it.

      At any rate it is harmless. The conscious mind simply wakes up before the body does.

      Love and blessings don

  50. QUESTION:
    almost impossible to wake up?
    My husband is extremely hard to wake up in the mornings. If he could he would be able to easily sleep 16 hours. He gets the normal 6-8 hours of sleep a night. Even if he goes to bed earlier he still is hard to wake up. I can shake him, yell his name, putting a ringing phone up to his ear, and he barely budges. We have tried him sleeping on the couch, getting the loudest alarm available, getting more sleep, less sleep. Nothing seems to work. Any advice? Also, he will talk to you in his sleep when you try and wake him, sometimes even saying nasty things, mostly he talks about work.
    He does have a poor diet. He eats alot of fast food, smokes, and drinks pop all day. He is physically on the outside in great shape…

    • ANSWER:
      If he’s sleep talking, his body could be having extreme difficulty getting into the really deep stage of sleep for a long enough time to feel really rested by morning. Has he tried sleeping pills? It may sound counterintuitive, but 8 or 9 solid hours of sleeping pill sleep might help him wake up feeling more refreshed, if he’s having problems getting sufficient REM stage sleep.

      He could also have a hormone imbalance, poor diet, or be depressed. These conditions can all lead to difficulties waking up in the morning. He might be drinking too much caffeine and getting poor quality sleep. I know when I changed to strictly water for fluid intake, I felt much more lively during the daytime.


Ringing In My Ears And Dizziness

Written By: admin - Oct• 29•12

When one asks, is there more than one way to cure the ringing in my ears, I have to assume you have ringing in both ears. Whether one has ringing in both ears, or just one, you will have different options depending on the cause of your “Tinnitus”. By the way, Tinnitus is the acknowledged term for the ringing in your ears.

The overall majority of people, who suffer with Tinnitus, got it from noise damage. If you got it at work, for example, a construction worker around noisy machines like jack hammers, or a police officer at the gun range, or a roady on a rock-in-roll concert tour, the decibel level of the noise is what kicks up your tinnitus. And the longer you are in that situation the closer you will get to losing your hearing if you don’t take precautions by using ear plugs or some other prevention measure. Tinnitus sneaks up on you, and before you know it, you have a full blown, raging cacophony of sounds that can drive you mad. I know; I speak from experience. The ringing in my ears got so miserable I wanted to shoot myself, well maybe that’s a little dramatic, but I hope you get the point. It’ll drive you nuts, and the cure is determined by the cause.

So back to your question, when it comes to tinnitus caused by sound, one of the best ways to treat it, is with sound. There are many options from which to choose. There are sound machines, which mimic the sounds of nature, hypnosis classes and CD’s, and new wave sound machines that provide the latest in computerized diagnostic and treatment technology for tinnitus. I have only used the machines that mimic natural sounds, but the other types of treatment are getting rave reviews, as well.

Dr. William Martin, Professor of Otolaryngology at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland said “It’s a very noisy world we live in today and all of our toys are noisier than ever. The consequences [to our hearing] will become permanent.” The hearing loss in the younger generation, Dr. Martin believes, is due to their current lifestyle of loud music, video games, televisions, etc, and Dr. Martin believes that if left unchecked, will eventually make hearing loss and tinnitus as common as the common cold, everyone will have it.

Earwax, believe it or not is the next most common cause of ear ringing, or Tinnitus. Get it professionally removed if you can, because putting things in your ears that don’t belong, is another large cause of ear damage and tinnitus. Medications that your doctor prescribes for other medical conditions, such as; antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, chemotherapy drugs, quinine, even aspirin can cause tinnitus. If you begin to have symptoms of tinnitus after your doctor has put you on any of these or any other meds get to your doctor as soon as you can. Under those circumstances your physician should change your medications and that should clear up your bout of tinnitus.

Again, the cure for your tinnitus will depend on the cause, and, before I go any further, don’t believe it when they tell you that, for some types of tinnitus, there are no cures. There are you just need to keep trying. It took a long time for me to find the right one; you will too! There are lots of new holistic approaches now that weren’t available when I was trying to get my tinnitus under control. Herbal solutions like Ginkgo Biloba, hypnosis, acupuncture, biofeedback, and even exercise have all been used successfully to treat tinnitus.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    dark blurry vision, ringing ears, dizziness, sweating diagnosis?
    today i had a moment where i felt like i was about to faint, my vision went dark around the edges of my eyes, i felt ringing in my ears, dizziness, sweating, plus really painful menstrual cramps. I have never felt like this before.
    I havent been sick. this morning i had two eggs and then some chips at lunch.(could that be it?)
    anyone have any ideas.

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  2. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, ringing ears, blurred vision, and now fainting. What’s wrong with me?
    I’m unemployed and have no health insurance. I’m still going to see a doctor about it eventually.

    In my entire life, I have had now 4 of these ‘episodes’ where suddenly my ears begin to ring and my vision gets blurry. I guess I could even describe it as blotchy. You know how when you look at a light for a long time and then look away and it leaves a mark? Yeah, my entire field of vision gets covered in those. I can still see, just not well at all. The last 3 times it happened (2 of them about 3 years ago in the same year; the other about 5 months ago while at work) I felt like I was going to pass out but never actually have. These episodes last anywhere from 2-10 minutes in length and I have been told by one observer that I look really pale when it happens. I am not diabetic.

    Today, I actually passed out. Or, at least I think I did. I remember falling over for about 5-10 seconds and then stumbling back up on my feet.

    Now, do any of you have any idea what this is? It scares me every time it happens. Is it some kind of panic attack?

    Yes, I know to see a doctor.
    It may actually be a panic attack.
    Lately I’ve been pretty nervous about developing a kidney stone because I’ve been having dull pain in my lower-left back area. This morning before I went to the bathroom (to pee, ironically) I could have swore I felt a squirting sensation that you normally associate with kidney stones.

    The episode at work was during a small store meeting discussing a bunch of boring stuff. I don’t really think I was panicking then, but maybe because I’m generally nervous in social situations.

    The two other episodes occurred at high school. One during a video on VDs and another at random.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a tough one. Could be a lot of things. Could be a panic attack (or hyperventilation of you notice your breathing really fast). If you are lying down and you stand up quickly, it may be kind of like a headrush (If this is the case, sit up first before standing up). It could be a lack of blood in your brain for many reasons during these episodes. The easy test for hyperventilation is to breath back into a paper bag and see if the symptoms go away (Sometimes just holding your breath works..sit down first though). Just a couple of thoughts off the top of my head. Good Luck

  3. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my dizziness and ringing in the ears?
    I get dizzy easily, any time I move my head quickly, my ears ring all of the time. A constant buzzzzzzzzzzz. Any ideas would help. Thanks a million. Dizzy

    • ANSWER:
      Get your blood pressure checked; it could be higher than you think it is.
      Aspirin toxicity can cause tinnitis (ringing in the ears). If you are taking aspirin (esp high doses) regularly, try decreasing your dose & see if that helps.
      Otherwise, yes, see your health care provider as any number of other things could cause this … from facial nerve palsy to Meniere’s to vasculitis. All of them treatable, some more successfully than others.
      Good luck to you.

  4. QUESTION:
    what could cause dizziness, headaches, ringing in ears, and blurred vision?
    I’m a 15 year old girl. And for the past week or so; I’ve been dealing with constant dizziness, headaches, ringing in my ears, and at times my vision is somewhat blurred; and it also feels as though the room is spinning and I feel weak. I’m not sick with a cold, fever, or anything like that. And it’s sort of scaring me, because I don’t know what’s wrong. HELP??? :]

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Olivia,

      It sounds as though it could be a middle or inner ear infection. You need to see your GP and get them looked at. Could also be blood pressure but at 15 I seriously doubt that.

      Don’t go on suffering, you GP will be able to give you some medication to help.

      Love Mel.X

  5. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears, sweating, dizziness, nausea after drinking?
    I was drinking last night. I’d had about 10 standard drinks maybe.. Which I realize is a lot, but I’ve drunk this much before and never had anything like this happen.

    At about 7 am I woke up feeling pretty sick, but at this point no longer drunk. Went to the bathroom thinking I was going to throw up. All of a sudden I was extremely dizzy, and could hardly walk. My head was spinning, I was sweating a lot and very cold, I had extremely loud ringing in my ears, I couldn’t hear anything, and I noticed my own reflection in the mirror was very pale. I had to sit down and after some time (maybe 20 minutes? it seemed to last forever..) the ringing started to die down and I was able to stand up again.
    It was really scary at the time, to the point I almost woke my friend up to take me to the hospital because I was afraid I had alcohol poisoning or something.

    Like I said. I know I drank a lot, but I’ve drunk easily the same amount or more several times before and never experience anything like this. I’m really concerned this could be cause by something other than just the alcohol?

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  6. QUESTION:
    dizziness headaches ringing ears vision issues etc…?
    Since last November i have been experiencing headaches and dizziness… i went to the gp several times.. in the end i had an MRI and it came up fine except for swollen adenoids and swelling behind the eyes. Since then, i have still experienced dizziness. I have ringing in the ears and now a clicking when i swallow or yawn. My vision has also deteriorated.. it seems hazy in poor lighting and i get starburst effects with bright lights e.g. lamposts and cars. I do not know what to do because it is horrible. My family do not really seem to understand how i feel unwell all the time and probably think i am a bit of a hypochondriac. I have not been to the GP since December because i do not see what more they can do for me. My Grandad died of a brain haemmorhage and i am worried that it may be an aneurysm or something like that, however; i have had an MRI so i do not know what it could be =(

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it may be Tinnitus. Some of the symtoms include ringing in the ears, headaches, vomiting, dizzyness and vision problems. There are two good articles here:

      http://subarachnoidhemorrhage.info/tinnitus-headache-common/

      and

      http://subarachnoidhemorrhage.info/headache-ringing-ears-dizziness-bother-you/

      I hope they help you and I hope things get better.

  7. QUESTION:
    Last time I took ibuprofen I got a huge head rish, dizziness, ringing in ears. Is it safe for me to take it?
    I read up on it and it’s a common side effect- but my tooth hurts :|
    head rush

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  8. QUESTION:
    Question about headache/ ringing in ears/ dizziness.?
    I’ve had a headache/ migraine for over a week now. I thought this was menstral related but it’s still here. I had a huge migraine lastnight and now tonight I have dizziness and ringing in the ears. What could this mean or be? I don’t have insurance and am currently unemployed, so going to my doctor is out of the question. Pleas give me some insight. Thank you.

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  9. QUESTION:
    Stomach pain, dizziness, ringing in ears?
    Hi, I woke up two days ago with a stomach ache. It felt like my insides were getting small, or they were going to explode.
    Yesterday, I started to get ringing in my ears.
    Today I felt really dizzy.
    All of these symptoms are happening today.
    Mostly dizziness and stomach pain.
    Has anyone ever experienced this?
    Does anyone know what it may be?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have anxiety? I get these symptoms due to my anxiety problem. The ears ringing and dizziness could also be due to an inner ear infection. I would see your doctor if it continues.

  10. QUESTION:
    please help.. i have been having headaches , dizziness , sand ringing in ears for four months?
    I have had 2 mri’s , been to ENT and Neurologist. No diagnosis so it defaulted to migraines.. I’m in constant pain. Only thing is that the day this started i woke up to realize one of my back teeth had cracked( about a third of the tooth) The doctors all said this is unrelated but does anyone think they could be wrong?

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  11. QUESTION:
    UTI-Dizziness & Ringing in Ears?
    I went to the doctor with an aching back, and from a urine test it was determined I had a UTI. I started taking antibiotics for this two days ago (Alprim). I’ve just experienced dizziness, ringing in my ears, and nausea. It’s the middle of the night here, so I’m not going to the doctor, but I’ll make an appointment to see him tomorrow. For now, has anyone experienced these symptoms as either a side-effect of antibiotics, or of a UTI, or can offer any useful suggestions?

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  12. QUESTION:
    Strange bleeding, dizziness, ears ringing, clammy?
    I woke up after three hours of sleep and felt weird. I had started bleeding differently the morning before from the vagina area. It is not heavy, but it is faster. I do not feel pain like I usually do.

    I woke up and thought maybe I had lost too much blood because I felt unusually weak. I checked and seemed not to have lost much. I walked to another room and looked at the clock even through I knew the time. When I walked to my Mom’s room I couldn’t walk straight and thought I would faint. I got hot and then clammy. My ears started to ring. My Mom told me to sit down and my head cleared and slowly the ringing went away.

    I was given milk and stuff which tasted strangely good. Due to medication (I suppose it is medication) I have trouble eating sometimes, and do not always like the taste of things. One day something will taste good and then it will be different. There are times when I just skip a meal because the food seems so horrible. Things have seemed unusually horrible for a while now.

    There are times when I get hot when everyone else is cold. I will take off my coat and people think I am crazy. This tends to happen when I am tired. When this is combined with not eating for a while I feel extremely hungry, but it feels like if I eat I will throw up.

    I have sleeping problems where I sleep way too much. I’ve slept 1-2 days waking up only briefly before. This has been getting better (over years), but I am unable to keep any sort of schedule. I just cycle from being up in the day to the night to the day etc..

    Lately I got a cold and started sleeping much more then usual for a few days. Next I started waking up more during the night and suddenly could keep a better schedule. I have Bipolar disorder, but noted that this did not seem like manic sleep problems. I was getting at least eight hours of sleep even if it was not all at once.

    Many months ago I started to have trouble holding in water. It seemed that right after I drank I needed to pee. My pee was more yellow, but I connected this to a medication change. It slowly got better, but sometimes my pee will seem weird.

    After this medication change I started daydreaming almost constantly. I was taken off my anti-psychotic because I was down to only 5 mg (which my Dr told me was too little to do anything). It was as if my ability to think expanded after years of dullness.

    My sleeping problem changed dramatically. I slept less, but wasted time pretending to be asleep just to daydream. It was so entertaining I could not stop. My family kind of got worried when they would open my door just to find me seating staring into space.

    I might be stir crazy because when I have something to work on my desire to daydream disappears.

    I tend to be a recluse even if I love people. I spent years in a location not needing driving and when I started again I was making horrible mistakes. I had forgotten many of the basic rules just seemed unable to think clearly. I declared myself a hazard. There is no public transportation near my house so I feel trapped by my fear of driving. I wonder if this is an excuse to be a recluse.

    I seem to forget most these things when seeing the Bipolar Dr. I always talk about sleeping too much, and little things. I am not really sure if I have given a clear picture. I also downplayed the daydreaming because I do not want to face the dullness again. It is more difficult to think on medication.

    He somehow makes it seem as if what I do say is trivial. It took him, I’m guessing, a year before he recommended I see a sleep Dr.

    The sleep Dr. was not going to give me any sort of sleeping test. She told me to do things I knew I should be doing, but somehow never have to well-power to do. So I figured my own weakness was causing the problem and stopped going to see her.

    I want to call the non-bipolar Doctor, but my Mom says that because it is getting better I should wait until morning. After writing this I feel I can wait, but want any ideas on what could be happening. I got horribly side tracked (as is my way). My head has cleared up, and maybe really was an overreaction. I was worried about bleeding so I became sick.

    • ANSWER:
      Sound like side effects of Quinine if that is any medicine you are taking. If not, you can try taking a dose of China 30c which is homeopathic version of Quinine. This can restore the body functions to more normal like. Hope this help

  13. QUESTION:
    Dizziness,Nauseous,ringing ears,blurry vision?
    Okay so this has happend to me like 5 times in my whole entire life.
    And it happened this morning.
    So I was in the shower, doing my thing. And all of a sudden I felt nauseous.. and dizzy.. and like I felt like it was a bit hard to breathe. And I took some deep breathes , to see if it would go away but it got worst.
    So I dropped everything got a towel and tried to walk to go get water. At this time my vision was so bad I couldn’t see anyting. It look like a tv with static. And as I walked to go get water I felt like I was gonna fall and faint. When I got water I sat down in my couch and drank the water. After A few seconds I was able to see. And went on with my day.
    What is this? Is this normal? I’m really curious…
    I need answers.
    Oh and I’m a 16 year .old girl. Please help????

    • ANSWER:
      I get that on a daily basis but I’m epileptic. If you were already in the shower, one cause can be from the hot water and the steam around you. next time when you feel strange, turn the water onto cold and stand under cold running water. Do not walk around, because if you do end up falling, you could do yourself damage from falling somewhere.
      I think it’s normal.

      ((if it only happens in the shower, then make your showers cooler, because this feeling can be caused by heat and steam)), if it’s happened other times then get yourself to the the doctor for a checkup.

      all the best

  14. QUESTION:
    dizziness, blurred vision, ringing ears..?
    this has happened to me before but this was terrifying..
    ive had a history of dizziness and blacking out in the shower..it doesnt happen often but when it does i can brush it off and im fine a few moments later, and it hasnt happened since early last year. i hopped in the shower and about 15 minutes later i got dizzy..dizzy to the point where i had to get out before rinsing and sit down. when i sat down, my ears started ringing so bad i couldnt hear the water, and then my vision went black. i was unable to function for a good 10 minutes. it happened an hour ago and im still shaky, my head is throbbing, im still pale and i feel very weak. any suggestions? thanks.

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  15. QUESTION:
    Sudden dizziness and ringing in ears?
    Iv been having ringing in my ears and sudden dizziness that last for a few seconds then goes away i also have had pain in the back of my head im only 19 my bp is 126 over 70

    • ANSWER:
      Vertigo

  16. QUESTION:
    Sharp pains, very pale, dizziness, ringing in ears…?
    About every couple of months or so i get this sickness. I’ve talked to my doctor about it and they dont know what it could be. I’ll be perfectly normal and then all of a sudden i get real dizzy, i get ghost white, my ears start ringing, and i get REALLY sharp pains in my stomach sometimes i start shaking. I even passed out once. It is the most horrible feeling ever! It feels like i just need to empty everything out of my stomach. So i try going to the bathroom and that usually helps. It comes on so quick and only last like 10-15 minutes. My mom has gotten it ever since she was my age (15) but me and her are the only people in our family with it. Its the most terrible thing ever and im worried i might get it when im out with my friends or at school and i just want it to stop! Does anyone have any suggestions on what it is or how it can be treated? And does anyone else experience these symptoms? Also my mom just found out she was anemic (shes 37) could this have anything to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      yes i also get this, so do alot of people i know, mine is related to hormones usually pms. or it could even be irritable bowl syndrome. it really does suck, be cautious and watch what you ate before the attack, that my also bring on the episode, being anemic could bring on those symptoms, so get checked out. i dont know but for me it is almost always associated with prementral syndrome, but i am also 39 yrs old, their may be a certain food that can bring it on, this sounds stupid but for me its peppers. hope you figure it out.

  17. QUESTION:
    Vertigo, Ringing in Ears, & Dizziness ?
    My dad has these symptoms. It use to only happen like every year, now its becoming more frequent. They gave him an MRI about 10 years ago (this was the first time it had ever happened to him & it was really intense), lately, its happened twice in the past year. They gave him another MRI (Brain & ear). The ENT said that his ear was fine and nothing was found, so she referred him to a Neurologist (Brain Doctor). He said that it wasn’t his brain. He has been told that he may have Meniuere’s Disease (not sure how to spell that), but not a definite, his symptoms aren’t regular and accurate enough to be diagnosed. WHAT COULD ALL THIS POSSIBLY BE ?! He literally has to lay in the bed for days, sometimes up to 2 weeks because of the veritgo. He can deal with the ringing, but when it gets bad enough; he can’t walk with that vertigo . Does anyone else have this ? I really wish there was something to do that would cure it. He has recently lost a lOT of weight; 80 pounds! Could that be affecting all this ? He did it by working out and low carb dieting. He is MUCH healthier now though.
    He takes a large pack of vitamins every morning. Along with ginko biloba (again; not sure on the spelling) which is said to help with vertigo because it increase blood flow to the brain.

    • ANSWER:
      Low carb dieting? Maybe he is low in some nutrient. If you google “tinnitus vitamin deficiency” you will see that there are a lot of vitamins which are related to this problem; Vitamin E, Vitamin B12 for example.

  18. QUESTION:
    Dizziness and ringing in ears?
    So about 5 weeks ago, I started experiencing the following symptoms on about a weekly basis:

    Ringing in my right ear with dizziness, then a few hours later the ringing disappears but the dizziness stays for another few hours and goes away. My college’s nurse practitioner told me it was being caused by earwax buildup, and she flushed it all out. The symptoms continued on a weekly basis, and last sunday, I had a horrible spell that left me unable to walk for several hours. Since then, I’ve been having slight dizziness all the time. I went to the same NP yesterday, who still said it was wax, cleaned it out AGAIN, and it didn’t help at all.

    Any ideas? I have another appointment in a week, and if it doesn’t help, I’m going to see an Ear/nose/throat doctor, because I’m sick of this.

    • ANSWER:
      Some common food additives can cause those symptoms. Such things as MSG, vegetable protein, and aspartame.

      Dr. Janet Hull, Nutritionist, was diagnosed with Graves Disease, a fatal thyroid disease. She happened to read an article about aspartame poisoning, cut out all aspartame from her diet and eventually got well.

      Pilots have been warned to avoid aspartame sweetened drinks.

      “Both the Air Force’s magazine, Flying Safety, and the Navy’s magazine, Navy Physiology, published articles warning about the many dangers of aspartame including the cumulative deleterious effects of methanol…” ” A hotline was even set up for pilots suffering from acute reactions to aspartame ingestion. Over 600 pilots have reported symptoms including some who have reported suffering grand mal seizures in the cockpit due to aspartame.”

      Third link is to a video about aspartame.

  19. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, Plugged ears, ringing in ears, weakness in legs upon bending/moving?
    I asked a question before about some of the symptoms mentioned here, but there are more. For about 2 months now, I have had a dizziness-type feeling in my head, maybe what feels like a band around my head, vision disturbances, plugged ears, ringing in ears, my legs get weak and tingly when I bend at the knees, or if I’m driving for a while, and a little nausea… Is this all legit, or am I having depression/anxiety symptoms?
    I’m on Wellbutrin… could it be?
    I have consulted an ENT and he has looked at my ears, also scoped my nose/throat, and has found nothing other than a severely deviated septum. Direct quote: “Wow, that’s a pretty twisted septum! One of the worst I’ve ever seen!”. He stated that it would not cause the symptoms I have. He wants me to through allergy testing, as he thinks it may be from a mold allergy. Are there different antihistamines for mold allergies? I take claritin every day, and Wellbutrin has antihistamine-like properties, as it acts like, and is put together like a tricyclic…. ?

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms may be side effects of Wellbutrin ( Bupropion is known to cause all the side effects you mentioned ) or it may be meneires disease (triad of vertigo,tinnitus and ear fullness or hearing impairment).

      Basically you must visit your treating physician and seek opinion of an ENT specialist.

      First and foremost just relax and consult a specialist who can examine you and decide your management plan.

  20. QUESTION:
    What could cause dizziness, double vision, ringing in my ears?
    I have a ringing in my ears for a few years now with no other problems. I live in a small community and I have had the doctor tell me that they didn’t know what caused it. the past few months I have had dizzy spells often (almost daily), I will get double vison before I have them and after at times. It is hard to do anything because they can come with out warning and last for a few hours sometimes longer. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a inner ear infection. I’ve heard of that happening for years.

  21. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, headache, ringing in ears! whats wrong?
    I’m usually dizzy, it’s a common thing for me… i never thought anything of it… until recently. I’ve been getting so dizzy I need to sit down or lean against something in order to not fall over. I’ve been having these surges of dizziness more frequently. And along with this… Recently I’ve had surges of ringing in my ears that gradually increase then decrease, they last usually 5-10 seconds. I’ve also had an increase in headaches… They feel more like pressure. These happen mostly in my left temporal and directly behind my left eye.
    When this happens… I’ve checked my blood sugar… it was 108. Which is normal…
    My blood pressure, temp., pulse… everything was normal.
    I haven’t been sick with anything like s sinus infection… anything of that sort
    I’m not taking any medications at all that would be causing this…
    I’ve noticed my eyes feel tired very often…i don’t wear glasses. And I can still see.. my vision is clear. They just feel like they have been strained.
    And I feel tired often…
    I don’t know what’s wrong…Im 19 years old… I don’t have insurance that’s the main reason I don’t bother going to the Dr. what’s going on with me??
    HELP?!

    • ANSWER:
      If your blood sugar level is within a reasonable range and you still feel dizzy, most likely it is your adrenal glands being overworked. Most likely you are eating a LOW FAT diet and LOW SALT diet, as well as being dehydrated. If you are not getting at least 5 hours of UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP each night, this will contribute greatly to this problem.

      Before you see a doctor about this that has no idea what he is doing with nutrition, you can try a few things to see if things don’t improve for you.

      If you are not eating good fats and focused on eating lots of carbs, you will be producing your energy from cortisol, primarily and your adrenals will be exhausted.

      When you sit in a chair for about 5 minutes and are at rest, then stand up quickly and feel dizzy, that is a definite sign of adrenal fatigue. This can affect your thyroid gland and your metabolism will slow down and this also contributes to the problem.

      Not eating salt will definitely create this issue. Salt nourishes the adrenal glands and when you don’t eat salt, this usually means you are not getting good electrolytes in your body and this also contributes to this problem.

      You need to make sure you are getting properly hydrated and that means more than drinking water, but you also need those electrolytes.

      Take your total body weight and divide by 2. That number is the amount of water in ounces that you need to drink each and everyday. Along with that, you should consume 1/4 teaspoon of “air dried sea salt” in conjunction with each quart of water you drink. This puts the electrolytes in your body that will give you proper hydration. The typical white table salt you buy in stores like the Morton Salt, for instance, is terrible for you and has loads of chemicals added. Avoid that junk. If you drink ANY diuretic drinks like, sodas, coffee, tea, alcohol, commercially prepared fruit drinks, energy drinks, etc., these all dehydrate you and you will need to add more water to the total to compensate for the water loss due to these diuretic drinks. Take the total ounces of the diuretic drinks and multiply by 1.5 and add that total to the original total to come up with the proper amount of water you need to drink each day.

      Make sure you get about 1 to 2 teaspoons of that air dried sea salt for a few days because that is loaded with minerals you need.

      The next thing is to change your diet to reduce the carb intake to about 75 grams per day and get plenty of good fats. AVOID ALL BAD FATS like VEGETABLE OILS (soybean, canola, cottonseed, and corn oils) are all bad, fried foods, trans fats, and all hydrogenated oils are very bad for you. Avoid all that completely.

      Make a mixture of: 1/3 olive oil, 1/3 sesame seed oil, 1/3 coconut oil and use that for all your cooking where oil is used and mix some balsamic vinegar with that oil for salad dressings.

      The headaches you are experiencing are most likely from food allergies. To test a food to see if you have an allergic reaction to it or are just sensitive to it, do this test. Sit in a chair and get calm. Take your pulse rate for a full 60 seconds (not the 15 sec. multiply by four thing). Now put whatever you want to check for allergic reaction in your mouth and chew it for 30 seconds. Then take your pulse again. If your pulse increases more than 6 beats in a minute, you are allergic. If you have type “O” blood, use 4 beats.

      The mix of food you should strive for is 40% carbs (75 grams), 30% fats, and 30% proteins. Your 30% fat mix should be in the following ratio: 60% monounsaturated fat (like olive oil); 30% saturated fats (like that in real butter –try to get raw butter made from cows that are fed grass, not grain and coconut oil); and 10% polyunsaturated fats from nuts and seeds preferably, not vegetable oils, NONE of that garbage.

      The proteins should be “complete” proteins if possible like what you get from eating the whole egg or a combination of foods that make a complete protein like beans and corn. Animal protein is very good for you if it comes from grass fed cows or wild fish. Avoid farm raised any sea food, it is junk and contains none to minute amounts of omega 3 fatty acids.

      Eliminate ALL SUGAR from your diet; ALL OF IT.

      To jump start your body’s nutrition, I also suggest you get some nutrients from the following place: Call: (800) 370 – 3447 and order these items:

      Adrenal Complex — take 9 of these before noon each day
      Tranquinol — take (2) 1 hour before bed
      Melatonin — take 3 to 5 drops under your tongue before you go to sleep. (this is a very special melatonin, unlike anything you buy in typical stores and is the fully reduced form)

      Within a day or two you should see dramatic results and feel much more energy than you do now.

      good luck to you

  22. QUESTION:
    ringing in ears and dizziness help?
    sometimes when i eat something that is very fattning like fast food after an hour or so I get this ringing in my ears and I get dizzy it scares me so my heart starts beating really fast and after that I get heart burn pains in my chest I have been told I have acid reflux disease(gerd) but I don’t know if this could be causing this can anyone tell me if they have ever had somthing like this happen to them thanks
    I do not smoke anything or drink anything I only drink water and that also gives me heartburn
    I am 31 yrs old and I am overweight and scince I started feeling like this I have changed my diet and I have lost about 15 lbs I know thats good and i am happy about loosing the weight but I wish I did not feel all this to loose weight

    • ANSWER:
      If you notice these symptom after you eat something, best advise is to omit these items from your diet. You didn’t say how old you were, whether or not you lie down after eating, if you are overweight etc. If you are being treated for gerd, for sure do not lie down on an empty stomach, and most physicians suggest that you raise the head of your bed 4 inches so you get no reflex (or less anyway) when you sleep. And for sure, don’t go to be on a full stomach. Erosion of the esophagus leads to scarring, and in later life, difficulty in swallowing. This area then has to be stretched mechanically under a general. Treat your gird and excess stomach acids with OTC drugs or script ones, and avoid foods that have adverse effects…..Helpful?

  23. QUESTION:
    Can eating less cause dizziness and ringing in ears?
    Okay So I’ve been eating less the past few months because I’m getting over having a stomach ulcer (which I’ve already gone to the doctor for) Anyway I mostly eat toasted bread, cheerios, bananas, rice, bagels, peanut butter, and peanut butter crackers. Also all I drink is water. Well tonight I ate a piece of toast and some cheerios and when I stood up to go into the kitchen I all of a sudden felt really dizzy, had saw black spots in front of my eyes, and had a ringing in my ears. And my hearing became all fuzzy like I was under water. It only lasted about 30 seconds then went away. My mom thinks its because I haven’t been taking any vitamins and lack of eating. Is that what caused it? Help please!

    • ANSWER:
      This is normal for someone who has been inert for a period of time and then is rushed into action. It doesn’t happen often but I used to get this all the time as a kid. Being malnutritioned could have something to do with it but more than likely this isn’t due to anything serious. If the problem starts to happen a lot more frequently go see a doctor.

  24. QUESTION:
    Just wondering if pregnancy normals woes have symptoms of dizziness and ringing swimmers ears?
    I’m about 19.5 weeks prego…And these past few days everytime I’ve been in the middle of eating dinner I would get an extreme wave of dizziness for about a minute or so. It literally has happened everytime at dinner for the past 3 days then this morning I had a weird case of ringing swimmers ear after I got up to use the restroom and have been getting a few more dizzy spells throughout the day. I’m not stressed about it since dizziness is common in pregnancy but just want to make sure it’s nothing serious that I am overlooking~ I have a my 20 week sono on friday and will see the doc them but wondering what I can do myself just to prevent it from happening ..thank everyone :)

    • ANSWER:
      you’re dehydrated. Pinch the skin on the back of your wrist for 3 seconds, then let go and see how long it takes to return to normal. If it’s longer than … immediately; you need more fluids. Actually, being pregnant, I’m not really sure that’s the correct test for you- but it may work. You’re still describing dehydration /anemia symptoms. They both can cause lack of oxygen to your eyes and brain, causing dizziness. The dehydration from reduced volume in your bloodstream, and the anemia from reduced oxygen carrying red blood cells. Talk to your doctor either way.

  25. QUESTION:
    after a funeral and a long plane ride I now have rhythmic ringing in my ears and dizziness – PLEASE HELP ASAP!?
    I am also very depressed – can’t stop crying (not like me at all) – but the ear problem and dizziness is the worse!!

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    Headaches dizziness neck stiffness muscle pain twitching ringing ears?
    Hello,

    I am a nineteen yo female. I have been have dizzy headAches now for just over a month. They are constant and they do not go away. I do not feel like the room is spinning more that I am swaying and I need to steady myself. My neck feels stiff and turning my head makes me feel nausea. I am sick physically every few days and wake up every morning feeling sick. I struggle sleeping and my headaches feel more sever at night when I’m lying down and this is when my ears tend to start ringing. My left arm is feeling heavy and it hurts to touch in places, I also struggle to carry heavy items in it. My legs twitch and spasm when I hold them out straight and this also occurs when I try walking down the stairs. I am seeinG a specialist on the 22nd and I am scared stiff. What could this be? Also, a week into the symptoms my boyfriends mother was diagnosed with a brain tumour and I am worried that I have one. It is constantly on my mind… The worry.. Could the stress be causing the problem, please help I’m really scared. Also my bp was 138 over 88 when usually it is around 100 over 70 and my heart rate was 96 on four occasions.

    • ANSWER:
      Stress could well be the cause of all your problems – including a slight rise in your BP.
      Anxiety precipitates a multitude of symptoms, see link.

      It could be a viral infection ofthe inner ear (labyrinthitis) which is leading to headaches, vertigo and tinnitus (ringing in the ear).
      Or, as suggested Meniere’s disease.
      You must understand we can only guess.

      Neither of the above have anything to do with a brain tumour, which is most unlikely at your age.

      This won’t stop you worrying, but do try to stop taking your pulse and BP, by doing so you create a vicious circle as anxiety sends them up.

      I am sorry about your boy friend’s mother, you and he are bound to be upset, comfort each other.
      Good Luck on the 22nd

  27. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, ear ringing, etc.?
    For a week already I am having ringing in my right ear only. The sound is quite soft and can only be heard at quiet times such as in bed. The ear does NOT hurt. Also today I’ve start to feel some dizziness and my peripheral vision seems to be less clearer also. 2 days ago I was on the plane for 13 hours and it was quite tiresome; I had quite a headache then, but now I don’t have headache anymore, the dizziness is there and the ear is still ringing if I listen to it closely at night.

    For the past 2 years I had an average of 7 hours sleep per night, and in the past week, my sleep was not very good since I had to switch the time change from US to China (traveling), so I am not sure if that’s part of the factor.

    I just want to know what is wrong with me. Thanks for any help.
    Oh also, I have a feeling of lightheadedness… I wonder if it’s vertigo. Just another note, recently, after the plane ride, I don’t recall for any more headaches.

    • ANSWER:
      My first reaction is that you are experiencing and inner ear issue… this can be a mild fluid build up to a possible full blown infection…

      The ringing isn’t really the clue here… the dizziness is…

      I suggest you get the advice of a competent Dr… it could be a simple fix like a decongestant…. or an allergy med… or it could require an antibiotic if it is an infection….

      good luck and feel better soon…

  28. QUESTION:
    for the past three months i’ve been having this bad ringing in my ears, dizziness Vomiting for x 1 week why?
    for the past three months i’ve been having this bad ringing in my ears, dizziness. Vomiting for x 1 week and i dont have insurance. called an ent consultation varies from 300 – 500 hundred. could that be symptoms of brain tumor or just tinnitus ? saw a general dr and he said it was sinuz infection. Gave me Augmentin, but dizzness and ringing still here and BAD to the point i can’t sleep at night. What shoud i do ?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    Dizziness, nausea, and ringing in ears keeping me up all night (and more) What could it be?
    I am a 20 year old female suffering from slight dizziness all day, extreme fatigue, gagging (this has been happening since I was 15, I will randomly gag for no apparent reason, and will not be able to breathe for 5-30 seconds) occasional ringing in ears it gets worse when I lay down, at night I can not sleep for the past 3 nights when I try to sleep because my body is exhausted and I can’t keep my eyes open I lay in bed for hours not falling asleep, I get too dizzy and nauseous to fall asleep and toss and turn so much my husband can’t get any sleep either. last night I was up until 10 AM but I was so dizzy and nauseous I couldn’t leave my bed. I constantly feel heavy headed, and my stomach is always nauseous, even when I am hungry.
    I have also been experiencing a lot of vomiting and diarrhea the past few weeks, for about 4 nights in a row because I got intense stomach pains and horrible diarrhea the same time, at first i would get dizzy around 9PM, pains started and got worse at 9:30, and I would be running to the bathroom for about 20 minutes by 10 and then be running back and forth for a few hours and after the diarrhea ended, my nausea and vomiting began for about an hour.
    Does anyone know what these symptoms could be?
    Sorry this is such a long post I am just getting concerned, I do not have health insurance so seeing a dr is expensive.
    Thank you in advance for your answers :D

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Constant Dizziness / Ringing In Ear?
    quick question , im suffering with constand dizziness ( the feeling like the wolrd around me is spinning) i have a crunching in my ears when i yawn and a high pitch ringing when its quite it the room. im 20 years old. someone help me

    • ANSWER:
      Look up Meniere’s syndrome online or on the dictionary, I know that it causes dizziness but I am not sure about the ringing in the ear. Just a suggestion, cant recall entire definition! Sorry!

  31. QUESTION:
    Headache,ringing in ear,dizziness?
    I need answer what is the ringing in ear,headaches and dizziness means and what can i do about it?
    my ears are hurting and ringing also.

    I also have a Eye crustyness can’t open them in the morning.

    I can hear few times with my hearing aid but i need help.
    also it happenes when i have a cold,runny nose and swelling tounsels(throat)
    I will get it checked my my doctor tomorrow they are closed and im hard of hearing.
    after visitong doctor’s office yesterday, i found out that i had a mucus in my system and gave me mucudex dx and some med and then today im feeling well and my ear is not ringing and hurting.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to get that checked its probibly something with your inner ear and you could lose your hearing if you dont get it checked by the doctor, you really need to get it checked

  32. QUESTION:
    headaches, dizziness, ear ringing for four months..?
    can this be related to a tooth that broke( about a third of it).. the headaches started the next day.. the tooth is in the back of my mouth… i have had 2 mri’s. i have saw a ENT and a Nuerologist.. They are guessing migraines.. The pain is really messing up my life.. I haven’t saw a dentist because the doctors say its not tooth related but I’m getting desperate and wonder if any one has any suggestions or information that suggests that i could be tooth related.. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      See a dentist it could be the tooth

  33. QUESTION:
    What could cause dizziness, ringing in the ears, dark blurry vision, and nausea?
    I’ve experience the above symptoms three times. Once was today and the other two times were a couple years ago. I get so dizzy I’m unbalanced and I can’t walk. My vision gets blurry but really dark. It’s like when you hold a cloth in front of your eyes, but it’s really bright outside so you can still see some light and shapes, but its mostly dark. Today it happened while I was standing up, and I sat down for a while and it went away. I stood up again and it came back and I had to lie down for awhile. I ate breakfast right before it happened, and I don’t have high blood pressure. Any suggestions to what this might be would be very helpful!
    Edit : Thank you for the two responses. I was already standing up at the times when it happened, so I don’t think it was caused by standing up too fast.

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    rapid heartbeat, dizziness, and loud ringing in ears while asleep?
    Upon falling asleep a few minutes ago, I had a dream that I was lost… I suddenly began to get dizzy and my ears started to ring… following that was a rapid heartbeat… In my dream I was about to ask if someone could take me to the hospital but I couldn’t talk… so I scared myself awake and these symptoms went away…….. what happened?!?!?! I’m scared this could be a sign of a heart problem, ear problem, or even worse- a brain tumor… was it a panic attack?

    If Its of importance, I had taken a small dose of melatonin before bed but I doubt that is the issue.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you probably dreamt your symptoms, if you didn’t feel anything when you woke up.

  35. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears, headache, dizziness, tired… what’s going on?
    Sunday during church, my left ear started ringing – badly. It went away after a couple minutes, but I got a really bad headache through my entire head. I took some Excedrin Migraine and slept once I got home, made sure to up my water intake, and felt better.

    The next day, I had four or five periods where my ears would ring (sometimes one, sometimes the other, and even once both), followed the first time by a headache that pretty much lasted all day. Again on Tuesday, the same thing happened. Yesterday it wasn’t as severe with the headache, but the ringing was there. Tuesday night I also started getting dizzy spells, and I’m incredibly dead tired. I slept for 10 hours last night, got up and have been exhausted all day. I’m putting off going to sleep until this headache subsides enough to warrant trying.

    Anyone have any ideas what’s going on? I’m a 23 year old female living in SE Montana, I eat a healthy diet, and drink about 4 1/2 twenty ounce bottles of water a day….

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should get your ears checked. I have migraines, but this summer got really bad dizziness/vertigo when travelling. When I saw my doctor, which was later after the symptoms had lessened, he suggested something called an “Epley’s maneuver”.

      At least try to get some heat on the worst ear, like a blow drier or heating pad.

      Get better soon!

  36. QUESTION:
    What happened? Increased Heart , intense heat, dizziness, silence then ringing in ear.?
    I was sitting in class and then I coudlnt hear anything although eevryone was still tyalking and then a really loud ringing for 3 seconds, and then my heart was pounding really fast , and I went really dizzy for a couple seconds and couldnt see straight. It went away after a couple of seconds but head still feels cloudy .

    What happned ?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same thing happen to me. I ended up going to the doctor and they found I have an iron deficiency.

      Even if it only happened once it is worthwhile going into your GP and just having it looked at. You will probably have to have a blood test done and then the doctor can go from there.

  37. QUESTION:
    Sudden dizziness, nausea, shaky legs, and loud ringing in ears?
    I just got my period yesterday.
    It wasn’t that bad until about an hour ago.
    I took two advil about ten to fifteen minutes ago.
    I’ve been up all night; a storm as well as horrible cramps kept me awake.
    I got up to go upstairs and get a glass of water and a snack and I suddenly felt dizzy.
    I also felt very shaky and there was a loud ringing in my ears.

    I went back into my room, relaxed on my bed, breathed through my mouth for five minutes, and everything but the ringing and the cramps pretty much went away.

    What could’ve caused this?

    • ANSWER:
      Some women get horrible cramps because their back muscles are tight and messing with the nerves going to the ovaries. Tight back muscles can tighten up the neck muscles, as they share muscles together, to cause the dizziness, nausea and ringing in your ears. When the neck muscles are tight they press into the blood vessels to restrict the flow of blood leaving the head. That limits the amount of fresh blood entering the head to cause a reduced oxygen level in the brain. There are three stages of lowered oxygen levels in the brain and they are; feeling very tired; getting dizzy or light headed; and passing out. The neck muscles go to the top of your head passing just inside of your ears. When the neck muscles are tight they can press onto the nerves going to your ears to cause the ringing you had. I don’t get the connection with tight neck muscles and nausea other than the fact that most people who complain about tight neck muscles list that as a problem. To get rid of these problems you have to free up your neck muscles and here’s how to do that:
      Neck Release:
      Place your hands behind your head touching your fingers. Press into the back of your neck with them and hold the pressure on them. After 30 seconds slowly lower your head until your neck is fully extended. Release the pressure but hold your head there for another 30 seconds.
      When the back muscles are tight they can press into the nerves, as they leave the spine, going to the organs. If the ones being pressed on go to the ovaries it will give you pains in them as they try to function. All this happens because when your cycle starts it causes the body to tighten up a bit and anything that was in a tight mode already ends up with enough pressure on them to cause the rest of the problems to happen. Once they are freed up it should help reduce the pains a lot. To lessen the cramping pain you have to free up the back muscles, which also caused the shaky legs, and here’s how to free them up:
      Back:
      (do from a sitting position)
      Place your left hand on your left leg next to your body. Place your right hand over your left shoulder, fingers over the back and the palm in the front and firmly pull down on them and hold. After 30 seconds slowly lower your body forward and to the outside of your left leg, keeping your left arm fairly straight as you do. When you reach your lap remain there for another 10 seconds, release the pressure but rest there for another 30 seconds. Then reverse your hand positions and do your right side. For both- for best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is it when you having ringing of the ears, neck pain and dizziness!!!!?
    All of this started about 2 weeks ago and has gone away and then came back the other morning. I woke up and my neck was sore then did my morning ritual then as I was heading out the door my ears starting ringing and I got really dizzy, in turn making me nauseated. The dizziness subsided as well as the ringing but I still has pain in my neck and it is making my head, teeth, and jaw hurt. At first I thought it was sinus pressure but I have not been congested so I am not sure what is going on. Can anyone help!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds to me like you have a Chiropractic problem in your neck. They can easily cause sore neck, ringing in the ears and dizziness.
      Have you been under lots of stress, or have you had a neck or head injury even a long time ago?
      I would highly recommend seeing a good insurance list Chiropractor in your area. They will help you and give you a discount too if you aren’t insured.

  39. QUESTION:
    ringing in both ears head aches dizziness all day?
    last week on Monday i got sick on a Friday went to the hospital i was told i had sinus infection they gave me a scrip of some meds i ended up with allergic reaction to them on Monday i went to see my family
    doctor she gave me a shot of a steroid since then i have not gotten any better i have ringing in both ears all day long it don’t stop along with the head aches all day and dizzy all day my heart feels like its fast and i feel like i can’t breath also in the middle of my neck and shoulder blades hurt as well i am really scared i don’t have insurance i do hope someone can help me and give me some idea to what it can be i have looked online but came across many things it can be this has been like this for almost 2 weeks now

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  40. QUESTION:
    DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO ME??(Dizziness,ears blocked and ringing,vision problems)?
    this happened to me around 4am in the morning ,i have blood pressure problems and type 2 diabetes
    so the back of my head was hurting so i took a pain killer and went to sleep around 12am
    then as i was sleeping i suddenly felt like the whole room was shaking and i heard this really loud noise (like the noise that comes from the air conditioning but 10x louder) so i woke up to see the time
    as i looked up i noticed i couldn’t see the time it was blurred
    all i saw was the red light coming from the clock and i felt like the room was turning really really fast and
    my left ear was completely blocked and in my right ear i can only hear that real loud buzzing sound
    i didn’t feel no pain no where
    it was so bad i thought it was an earthquake
    so i got up and took the support of walls and furniture to get myself to the kitchen
    this happened to me for 20 min
    i did go to the ER and they checked my blood and did a brain scan but didn’t say what happened
    they just told me that im not in danger
    i though i was going to die or sum thing it was that bad
    i just wanted to know what happen to me and why
    so does anyone know
    or
    did anyone experience this..what should i do?
    thank u
    i am alright right now but i feel like i have no energy and i have alot of anxiety and a bit of dizziness

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  41. QUESTION:
    If you are familiar with Meniere’s disease can you tell me if these symptoms sometimes occour.?
    I have the classic dizziness, ear ringing, ear pressure and vision problems but sometimes I also get a numbness in the face and tension all around my head. Any experience with these additional symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Shelly -

      I have a form of Meniere’s and I never get the numbness.

      Have you seen your doc recently? The tension may be minor, but numbness can be serious.

      I’ve found that sometimes I tense up my facial & neck muscles – then get a headache. But numbness – never. Dizziness, ringing and vision headaches are common.

      Dan

  42. QUESTION:
    I have constant ringing in my left ear. Why when I do housework does this get worse and cause dizziness?
    I have been diagnosed with possible Menears disease since I have a high pitched hearing loss in my left ear and in the past have had vertigo. When I clean my house and bend up and down a lot it gets much worse with the ringing and dizziness

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not a doctor, but it sounds to me like your equalibrium is off. This happened to my father when I was younger. He had the same symptoms that you are describing. What you do, is go to a doctor. If it IS the equalibrium that is off-balance, they will have you lie on a table and they will do some sort of procedure where they put something into your ear. The room will look like it starts to spin while they are fixing it, but then it stops and everything is back to normal. Thats what happened to him atleast. If not equalibrium, it could be your blood pressure also. Whatever it is, it sure does not sound fun. I would get it checked out ASAP.

  43. QUESTION:
    Ringing in the ear, headache and dizziness?
    I have this continuous ringing in my ear for the past couple of months, sometimes my left back of the head hurts and rarely get dizziness with headache. What does this sound like?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Developing hearing loss and ringing ear before vertigo in Meniere’s disease?
    I went to an audiologist about a year ago and discovered I had some low pitch hearing loss, worse on the left. She asked me specifically about ringing in my ears and dizziness which I presume was a reference to Meniere’s disease. At that time, I didn’t notice those symptoms. I still haven’t had any vertigo, but I have had very frequent ringing more recently, especially in my left ear.

    Has anyone had any experience with Meniere’s disease? Is it very common for vertigo to not present until later?

    Thanks!
    Just a few more details…I have episodes of sensitivity to sound where it feels good to just hold my ears. I also have episodes of a sensation of twitching in my ears, what I assume to be the stapedius muscle. Also, I am 24 years old.

    Thanks again!
    I have never had any exposure to loud noises; I don’t use headphones, don’t like rock music, etc. I got out of woodworking because the equipment hurt my ears despite use of protection…same with hunting with my family.

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for the middle ear infection and dizziness to go away?
    im taking augmentin plus my ent gave me ciprofloxin ear drops for dizziness and ringing in the ears is it common to feel dizzy and off balance

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it is. Last time I had it, it lasted for nearly a week.
      UK

  46. QUESTION:
    Trouble breathing, strange wooziness, gas, ringing ears, stomachaches after eating, etc?
    For the past few months, I’ve been having some trouble with my health. I’ve been to several doctors, but none of them can tell me anything useful. I found out that I am allergic to many grasses, molds, trees, etc. I also have been switching birth control pills, which I take for PCOS, out of fear it may be a cause, at least partially. One doctor tried to tell me I have anxiety, although I don’t have much to be anxious about. Others say allergies, one suggested I have sleep apnea, I’ve had an echocardiogram to check for heart problems, came back fine. Had a blood clot test when it first started, I went to the ER at the time. They thought it was a bad reaction to some Claritin I took that morning. When it first started, it was in the car on a trip, on the way back I had trouble breathing and dizziness, and my fingers, toes, and face/ears felt kind of numb. Anyway, it’s been a few months now and some days I feel mostly fine, and other days (like today) I feel terrible. The thing that concerns me most is the breathing troubles and wooziness. I can’t describe them, but the breathing trouble is a shortness of breath, and it is very scary. The wooziness is.. just a feeling like my balance is off or something. It helps to lay down, usually. I do get headaches pretty often, and the past few days I’ve been getting stomachaches after I eat anything, even something as simple as broth with mushrooms. I also have been getting ringing in my ears, today I had it in my right ear, twice. This never happened so often before. I also have been getting bad gas. Earlier when I had a particularly bad breathing problem, I also had bad gas, and then a bit later, diarrhea. I also (for some reason) seem to have small coughing fits, one of which just happened after the breathing trouble. It may be worth mentioning that I do have acid reflux. I’m only 17, by the way, and female. No smoking, no drugs, no alcohol, nothing like that. I should be healthy. Does anyone have some idea what might be wrong with me? Nothing is adding up..

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have any old water leaks in your home? Sounds like its possible your being exposed to toxic mold. Toxic mold grows in no sunlight conditions with a water source. For instance a leaking pipe behind a wall, humid basements and crawlspaces etc. Search your home for leaking pipes and water leaks. God Bless

  47. QUESTION:
    Is a ringing in the ears after a MINOR head injury dangerous?
    I threw a rubber ball at my 14 year old brother. It hit him in the ear. 2 hours later, his ear is ringing and he can’t hear that well out of it.
    My mother is a very neurotic woman and insisted I check out if it was a big deal.
    I’ve researched it a bit so far… it says that after a major head injury, i.e. a concussion, there could be ringing. I personally think it was caused by impaction. Sorta like a plunger to his ear or something.
    Does anyone out there (any doctors) think he should go in for a checkup? The only symptom I know of was the ringing. No dizziness or anything as far as I know.

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      NO. He’ll be fine after a night’s sleep. He just had a blow to the ear, that’s all, and it causes the tiny bones in your middle ear to vibrate.

      Did you see Saving Private Ryan? Remember how Tom Hanks becomes temporarily deaf after a bomb blast? Same idea, only it was a sonar blow to the ear, rather than physical.

  48. QUESTION:
    My Mom was just referred to a neurologist by a ENT doctor. What are they looking for?
    She saw the ENT for dizziness. He did test and her ears are fine, but she failed one test and he said it had to do with her CNS. Here are all of her symptoms: dizziness, ringing in ears, when reading for 15 minutes the words get blurry, and she has lost her sense of taste of some foods. Any ideas on what she may have? I am ready to hear anything…

    • ANSWER:
      If she was referred to a neurologist the ENT doctor thinks it has something to do with her brain and/or nerve conduction. They may want to do and EEG to test the electrical conduction of brain. This will allow them to see if a specific part of her brain isn’t working properly. They may also want to do an MRI or a CT scan of her brain to see if there is a growth, bleeding or inflammation. It’s hard to say what it is without tests being done…it could be anything from migranes to a tumor.

  49. QUESTION:
    My mom…vertigo (dizziness), tinnitus (ringing in the ear), and nausea?
    Okay. Since January my mom has been goin through these symptoms. The doctors weren’t sure but they diagnosed her to a sinus infection. She usually complains daily that her ear is making a loud ringing noise. And her ear is popping. She says it feels like she has pressure in her war. In January it was so bad, that she couldn’t walk.! She began to improve but still gets the symptoms. She is nearly deaf in the affected ear. He first time we took her to the er, they said it’s no tumor or stroke, or nothing with the heart. It’s so bad she quit her job to stay home. She goes through a lot of stress.! Today we went to go looking at houses, and she told me in the car, her ear was popping and ringing loudly.! She said she is very dizzy. I had to help her walk. She got in the room, and began Throwin up a bunch.! Her doctors all say it may be a sinus infection.! I’m tired of hearing that because it’s not. If it was, the medication they gave her would have helped. Her symptoms:
    Nausea
    Vertigo
    Tinnitus
    Ear popping
    Pressure in ear

    Please help.!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      To me it sounds like Meniere’s Disease. It effects the inner ear and causes progressive hearing loss as well as your balance which can cause vertigo, nausea, etc. If possible, you might want to have your mom bring up this disease with her doctor so they can at least confirm or deny it.

  50. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ear after dizziness?
    Yesterday I got dizzy all of a sudden and couldn’t even walk without being dizzy and almost throwing up, also this ringing started in my ear, I layed down for a few hours and was able to stand, now today I’m not dizzy but I still have this high pitch noise in my ear, what can I be?

    • ANSWER:


Ringing In My Ears

Written By: admin - Oct• 29•12

Tinnitus is the name of a little known medical condition where an individual hears sound in their ears. People with this condition describe hearing a ringing sound; however, others hear a whistling sound, a humming sound, the sounds of crickets, songs, beeping noises, tunes, whining noises, whizzing and other odd sounds. Some people even experience a roaring sound in their heads which can become very annoying as well as distracting.

So I guess the best Tinnitus definition would be a condition that at its mildest is an annoying ringing in your ears that comes and goes, all the way up to a full blown crisis with painful, constant, nagging noise that takes over your quality of life and makes it miserable.

Tinnitus can become a lot more than just annoying, it can change your life. Some patients suffer from Tinnitus to such a degree that they can no longer live a normal life. These sounds can be heard quietly, like background music, or it can be so loud that it interferes with your hearing of normal external sounds and can be extremely painful. It goes on and on and sometimes it gets so bad you just want to scream.

Tinnitus can sometimes be heard by a doctor, in other words, the sounds can be heard outside the patient’s body. This type of Tinnitus is usually due to an unrelated outside medical condition. Tinnitus can be a symptom from other medical problems, and it can help diagnose those problems you don’t know you have. Tinnitus can also occur or become more prominent when an individual has a fever or a non-ear related medical condition.

The most common causes of Tinnitus start with infections of the ear (both inner and middle ear infections), the placement of foreign objects within the ear, excessive wax build up, nasal allergies which affect the amount of fluid in the ear and taking too much of some medications, such as aspirin. Interestingly, a low Serotonin (hormone) level can cause Tinnitus, as well as major depression.

Tinnitus can also be caused by Cochlea damage. The Cochlea has this tinny hair like things that help send sound to the brain, and it helps keep us upright. Swimming accidents, sports injuries, dental surgery, allergies and sinus infections can cause it as well. Tinnitus is more common than one might think. A study has been done on a group of Tinnitus-free individuals that showed that almost 95 percent were able to hear a pulsing, buzzing or whistling noise when placed in a silent chamber.

There is an epidemic of hearing damage in the US due to exposure to high levels of noise, and noise is the second most common cause of Tinnitus. The noises can come from many different sources, like your favorite concert, or musical act. It can come from a noise source on the job, like in Industrial occupations. Thanks to OSHA, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, most industrial work places furnish some form of ear protection, but not all. Just guard your hearing, it’s important.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can multiple and advanced earpiercings cause ringing ears?
    I have multpile ear piercings in each ear. However they are not the standard piercing they are very complex and intricate. IE, they are not the standard lobe and cartiledge piercings, they freak some people out. Could these piercings cause ringing in my ears. It comes and goes and when it comes it is loud and comes in patterns. Help??!! The material of the jewerly is all APP (Association of Professional Piercets) certified. I do have TMJ problems, could it just be that acting up, since when it does flare up my ears ring?

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt the problems are caused by the ear pieces. Speak to your doctor about it.

  2. QUESTION:
    does anybody have a remedy for morgellons symptoms? Such as ringing in the ears and the crawling feeling?
    My neighbor believes she has Morgellons but won’t see a doctor. She complains of ringing ears and her hearing has decreased, as well as she feels like bugs are crawling all over her. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are the symptoms of Morgellons:

      http://www.rense.com/general74/morg4.htm

      Also this website might offer some insight:

      http://www.allaboutworms.com/morgellons-worm-symptoms

  3. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of ringing ears?
    About 10 minutes ago I was listening to really loud music in one of my ears from an iPod. It was with one of those small headphones that fit inside your ear. Ever since my ears have been ringing like crazy, and It’s quiet where I am now. Whenever I plug my ears or sit still for a little while it gets worse. It’s starting to hurt, and I’m starting not to hear other outside sounds. Any temporary relief before I call a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Everytime you listen to music, and your ears ring afterwards, you’ve lost a little bit of hearing ability.

      A way to lessen ear is to, I know it sounds strange, but take two pieces of garlic, peeled with the edges cut off, and rest them in your ear.

      It works, because I had an ear infection and it worked really well.

      If you get a wringed, hot flannel and place them over your ears when the garlic is in there, the relief is even quicker. :)

      Good luck, and I hope you get better soon. :D

  4. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for the Stabelite to work for ringing ears?
    I have a ringing in my ears. & I found in the cumpurter that this Stabelite will stop it I was wondering how it would be before it stops

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus is not curable so don’t waste your money on things that can’t help. If you have tinnitus you need to see an ENT doc to rule out any cause for it and so they can check for any hearing loss. Other than that tinnitus is not cureable.

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of ringing ears?
    2 hours ago, my friend had one of those horns where you blow it at football games. We were in a room where it echos, she blew the horn right next to the right-side of my ear on accident, for a minute i couldn’t hear on my right. Now i keep hearing ringing and it feels like my ear is plugged. Does anyone know what i can do ?

    • ANSWER:
      Wait about a day and see if it goes away. If it doesn’t you are screwed because you now have tinitus ( look it up). There is no cure for tinitus. It is permanent damage to the little “hairs” (not really hair) in your ear that transmit sound. Although there are a lot of home remedies that I have tried and spent money on, none work. I bought a book about it and there are a lot of suggestions, but none of them work. The book also said that in some cases it can cause insanity. I haven’t felt any of that coming on , but I keep an eye out for it. I have had it every day for 10 years after a buddy fired a handgun next to my head.

      It sucks …. and you can sometimes filter it out but other times it is deafening. If you mow the lawn or go to a loud bar…. you can forget about hearing for a day or two because the ringing is so loud. Also I find that different foods make it ring louder, but I don’t bother because it is not that much of a difference.

      Tell your buddy he is a dick……..

  6. QUESTION:
    How to cure my ringing ears? is it Tinnitus?
    I always have a ringing in my ears. What could cause this? Is there any way to help it?
    Could this be related to tinnitus?

    • ANSWER:
      I have this same thing but I’m not quite sure if it’s related to tinnitus. You could be getting destracted very easily because you may have ADD. ADD isn’t related to tinnitus but the ringing is actually just normal for most people.There are numerous things that can cause chronic ringing in the ears. Inflammation of the inner ear is one of many, but the most common cause nowadays is psycholgical. It’s a “somataform” illness, or “conversion disorder.” In neurology they call it a “disturbance of function.”
      It’s easy for a doctor to rule out psychogenic tinnitus, though, by simply putting a stethoscope to your ear. If he or she can hear the ringing, then it isn’t psychogenic.

      now you can find simple cure for tinnitus , just with 3 easy step must you do. no surgery, you can find it at this link http://tinnitushealer.com/
      just try it

  7. QUESTION:
    How can I stop this ringing in my ears?!?
    I have ringing in my ears, and am desperately trying to get rid of it. can you please give me any suggestions? It’s been making it hard for me to sleep and giving me a headache. Thanks for helping me. I also have an in fection in my toe that I’m supposed to soak in Epsom salt, and I’m hoping that it won’t make the ringing worse, because iknow one of the causes of ringing ears is an overload of salt. Thanks for all of the help! I will be soooooo greatful for any solutions ! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have Myneres Syndrome which can cause that, but I can hear my heart beat in my ears(which is very annoying). I would recommend going to an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist and they can put you on medication that might help. They told me to decress salt intake so soaking your toe won’t make it worse.

  8. QUESTION:
    Woke up up to ringing ears what should i do?
    I was sick for couple days spitting up green mucous out of my chest, i woke up one day and it felt like my ear was plugged up but i covered both ears and i could hear fine. I got it to go away but there was a ringing for past 3 days. then i bent over to reach for something and my ear got the feeling of being plugged again. could mucous be in my ear from being sick? how can i get the ringing to stop along with the plugged feeling?

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend you see an internist specialist and have diagnostic testing done. That way the physician can determine the extent of the condition and an appropriate treatment can be developed.

      Good luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    How to fix ringing ears?
    I used to play in a rock band and was around a lot of loud drums, and amps. That was when I was between the ages of 15 and 18. I’m now 19 and my ears are constantly ringing.

    • ANSWER:
      You seem to have tinnitus.

      This extremely irritating and stressful condition of the ear is usually not caused by any external noise. This auditory sensation, or ringing in the ears, as it is widely known affects thousands of people. It involves a ringing noise in the ears which may or may not be accompanied by hearing loss. Although many tinnitus sufferers can hear perfectly well, some others experience such loud ringing in the ears that other sounds are virtually blocked out. This severe condition renders them helpless as they loose sleep and concentration.

      Tinnitus can be broadly classified into two types: Objective which is caused by vascular sounds in the head and neck or muscular contractions of the middle ear or the soft palate in the mouth. Your doctor can easily hear the same sounds on examination as you are yourself hearing.

      Subjective tinnitus refers to buzzing, roaring, ringing or whistling in the ear which may be continuous or intermittent and are only heard by the sufferer, i.e. a doctor is unable to hear the same sounds. Subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

      Pulsatile tinnitus can be of both types – subjective as well as objective.

      Wax buildup in the outer ear, ruptured eardrum, congested Eustachian tubes, some infection, Ménière’s disease, Side effects of certain drugs like sedatives, antidepressants , pain killers etc., Damage caused due to overexposure to loud noise, Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides level, diabetes, head or neck injury etc. are some reasons why humans have tinnitus.
      Utilize masking noise. Tinnitus is usually more bothersome when the surroundings are quiet, especially when you are in bed. A competing sound such as a ticking clock, a radio, a fan or white noise machine may help mask tinnitus. Small hearing aid like devices which generate a competitive sound may help reduce the awareness of the tinnitus. You may combine such maskers along with herbal & homeopathic remedies.

      According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), there is no known cure of tinnitus, at least with the conventional line of medicine. For a long time though, herbs & herbal formulas have come to the rescue of these tinnitus sufferers.

      Tinnitus is usually due to damage to the microscopic ends of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Perfect hearing is possible only if these nerves remain healthy and any damage to these nerves results in tinnitus or hearing impairment.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are Ginkgo Biloba, Rosemary, Avena Sativa, Wild Hyssop, Salicylic Ac. (30C), Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6), Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) etc.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may get more details on the above here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/tinnitus.htm

  10. QUESTION:
    ringing in my ears after concussion?
    I have this constant ringing in my ears that wont stop and if they get to bad I start to have axeity. I been to the E.R about my ringing ears and the doctor just said it will go away. Its been a bit over a month now since the concussion and it isnt getting any better. Any segestions?

    • ANSWER:
      That is a symptom of a concussion, but I am unsure whether or not it should be continuing for this long.
      I defiantly recommend seeing a doctor again to get it checked out.

  11. QUESTION:
    does anyone have ringing ears that get worse when sinus infection or sick does it calm down?
    i have ringing in my ear and it got worse recently from an ear infection and sinus allergiy issues its bugging me has anyone experienced this maybe someone can describe how loud there ringing is so i get an idea of how bad it is. thank you please get back to me oh anyone tried ginko or lipoflivnoids does alchohol make it worse

    • ANSWER:
      you have tinitis and it was made worse by an ear infection? tinitis is ongoing if thats what you are referring too…. and yes it would be made worse by ear infections/ sinus problems. ringing can be ‘deafening’ at times where you dont hear much of whats going on except the ringing!

  12. QUESTION:
    ringing ears and bad taste in throat?
    for the past week i have had a constant buzzing feeling in my head and a nasty taste in the back of my throat? What may be wrong?

    • ANSWER:
      that is vertigo. when you listen to something on one ear more than another your ears become unbalanced (to say it in a way) and everything starts spinning. it goes away but if it is too severe like when you drive and it affects you there is meds.

  13. QUESTION:
    Large pimple in my ear, with ringing ears?
    A couple days ago i noticed a large bump in my ear. It hurt alittle bit and I think that its a pimple, but then this morning I noticed ringing in that ear and when I yawn, the ringing is very loud and it sounds like when a speaker goes all crazy. Does anyone know whats going on? Theres not alot of pain, I think alittle bit from messing around with it but I have no other symptoms.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    any remedies out there for ringing ears?
    I have now had this ringing condition in my ears for about the last 5yrs….it seems to be really noticiable now when I’m ready for sleep….do any of you out there know of any type of Medication or herbal pills I could take to help….its really annoying….and very hard to get proper rest…please let me know ASAP…I’m going CRAZY!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I have the same problem. For me to sleep I need to listen to music or have the tv on, just something to distract me from the ringing. During the day when my mind is occupied, I can usually ignore it. I’ve never asked anyone about medication, but I would imagine sleeping pills would help.

  15. QUESTION:
    32 weeks pregnant ringing ears..seeing spots and tingling lips?
    I am 32 weeks pregnant and have being seeing stars often even when im Just sitting watching TV and not doing much..I’ve also noticed ringing ears a lot and tingling lips out of no where…has anyone else experienced this? This is my second pregnancy and I never had this in my first thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like pre-eclampsia Id get in touch with your midwife asap as it can be very serious…

  16. QUESTION:
    ringing ears how do I get rid of it?
    I have ringing in my ears and was wondering how to get rid of it

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    I went to a concert last night, I have RINGING EARS?!?
    I went to a concert last night, how bad of hearing will I have after the ringing stops?!

    It was 4 hours long

    I’m 16 and female

    There were electric guitars, amps, I was in the 3rd front row standing

    I had really really good hearing.

    How bad will my hearing be after the ringing stops?!??

    Be honest please

    • ANSWER:
      it will go away after a while. i was front row at Green Day and it went away after about two days. Don’t worry :)

  18. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears during pregnancy?
    Hi all,

    Im currently 35 weeks pregnet, and since the begining of the 2nd trimester, i have this strange ringing/wind/pulsating sound in my right ear?? Has anyone else had this during pregnancy at all? Sorta sounds like a heartbeat whoosing sound..I havent spoken to the widwifes or docs yet as i thought it wouldnt be a big deal but im now worried it wont go away after the birth of the baby.

    Please help…Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I have had the same thing, but I also have other symptoms that go along with it. I have very high bloodpressure and have been passing out since my first trimester. Right before I do pass out, I get short of breath, very weak and ringing in my ears. If you have no other symptoms, just mention it to your obgyn; I’m sure it’s no biggie :)

  19. QUESTION:
    why are my ears ringing?
    I have had “ringing ears” before. It usually would last 10 or 15 seconds and go away. Last week I noticed a ringing on the left side which hasn’t gone away. I feel fine otherwise. Does tinitus just happen all of a sudden or might it be something else? It’s driving me crazy and I can’t get in to see the doctor til next week.
    Thank you

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    dark blurry vision, ringing ears, dizziness, sweating diagnosis?
    today i had a moment where i felt like i was about to faint, my vision went dark around the edges of my eyes, i felt ringing in my ears, dizziness, sweating, plus really painful menstrual cramps. I have never felt like this before.
    I havent been sick. this morning i had two eggs and then some chips at lunch.(could that be it?)
    anyone have any ideas.

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    hearing voices and ringing ears?
    i’m 17 and i was sitting in my maths class texting when i heard someone whisper in my ear from behind me, i thought someone was behind me so i turned around to see who it was but no one was there.. i then started to hear voices whispering but i don’t remember what they said, once the voices stopped my ears starting ringing so i walked out of the class. any idea what this may be? sensible answers only please it’s put me into a lot of shock.

    • ANSWER:
      google “ringing ears” and “whispers in ear”
      You might have a infection or inner ear imbalance.
      Use Web MD (just google “Web MD” if you don’t know what it is)

  22. QUESTION:
    Why is it that in a quiet room my ears start ringing?
    I was told it is just from loud music for a while. I spent about a week keeping the volume low on tv and music to make the ringing stop but every so often out of nowhere my ears ring again. Why is that? and … Is there a way to stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20122183,00.html …)

  23. QUESTION:
    Are my ears ringing as a result of a plane ride.?
    I took a 1/2 hour ride in a Cessna 182 on Saturday. We went up to 6500 feet. Does that have something to do with my ears ringing? How can I make this ringing stop?
    Could there be a pressure change by removing my headset at 6500 feet? Would that cause a problem?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be lingering effects of the pressure changes, or it could be a result of the high noise levels in a typical airplane cockpit.

      Putting a headset on or taking it off won’t affect pressure changes in your ears, but taking off a headset could expose you to high noise levels that might cause ringing later.

      Many aircraft have cockpit noise levels so high that your hearing can be damaged over time unless you wear ear protection (such as a closed headset that blocks outside noise).

      Ringing that lasts for a long time could be a sign of damage, such as a ruptured eardrum. Since it has been several days now, you might want to ask your doctor about it.

  24. QUESTION:
    How can I stop my ears from ringing?
    I’ve noticed for the past few days that my ears have been ringing. Anytime it gets quiet, I notice it. I have a headache right now, but I think that might be from sitting in front of the t.v. for too long. Why do people’s ears ring, and is there anyway to stop it? It’s starting to really get on my nerves.

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus
      it is called Tinnitus

      Tinnitus, or ‘ringing in the ears’, refers to hearing sounds such as tones, whistling, wind rushing, crickets, etc. that aren’t acoustically generated. In other words, a person with Tinnitus can hear them in a quiet room. The most common Tinnitus sound is a tone.

      Most people experience a temporary Tinnitus condition at some point in their life, such as after a loud concert, or as a complication to an inner ear infection. Unfortunately for more than 16% of the adult population, this condition is chronic – it never goes away. Of the 50+ million people in North America with chronic Tinnitus, 12 million have a severe case. For these people it is not unusual to perceive a tone greater than 90 dB-SPL. Note that 80dB-SPL is the level in industry at which a hearing conservation program is required. (Room-level conversation is typically 65 dB-SPL and a jet engine is around 110 dB-SPL)

      Chronic Tinnitus can be caused in a number of ways: an over-exposure to constant loud or explosive noise (on the job exposure is a common source), reaction to medication, a head injury (car crashes are a common source), complication of illness, and others.

      One of the most common complaints related to Tinnitus is that it adversely affects sleeping patterns. Sufferers find they can’t get to sleep in a quiet room because of the annoying sound they perceive in their head. For many, this results in being progressively sleep deprived, and can start a downward spiral in psychological health. The reality is that Tinnitus is the only hearing affliction where anxiety, depression, and contemplating suicide are normal psychological complications. For most sufferers, their perceived level of Tinnitus is not constant and can worsen from exposure to high intensity noise, negative emotional pressures, heavy physical exertion, caffeine, salt, tobacco, allergens, and certain medications. Note that a common complication of aspirin for Tinnitus sufferers is that it temporarily worsens (makes louder) their Tinnitus.

      Outside of a cure, the most common desire of Tinnitus sufferers is to be able to control their Tinnitus rather than have it control them. A major factor in this is being able to sleep well and have the energy to face Tinnitus every day. When Tinnitus sufferers feel they have control, they are able to lead productive lives and many are able to get off all medications. The key to getting control is working with an audiologist to establish a personal Tinnitus management program.

      A Tinnitus Management program is a set of coping strategies that may vary depending on the level of activity and environment. It rarely is a one-component program. Typical program components include hearing aids, masking, residual inhibition, dietary and lifestyle changes, counseling, and support groups

  25. QUESTION:
    Headaches and ringing ears?
    What could this be? I get frequent headaches and my ears ring alot. I am on a really crazy us in the mornings and afternoons, everyone is out of control, I sometimes get headaches from that but not alot, it is mostly sinus headaches.

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    For people who have taken Wellbutrin XL, have you experienced your ears ringing as a side effect?
    I’ve been taking Wellbutrin XL 300 MG for about two weeks because have Seasonal Affect Disorder. My appetite is barely exists, have insomnia, and now experience ringing in the ears.

    • ANSWER:
      As for the ringing in the ears, that one is new to me. Wellbutrin can affect you appetite and sleep. I think you need to let your doctor know the effects the med is having on you. He may not think you are having any side effects unless you tell him. He may then change your dosage or put you on another medication that won’t have that side effect. Please let the doctor know.

  27. QUESTION:
    ringing ears from concert?
    well basically i went to a three days grace concert last night and my ears are still ringing is this normal….i wasn’t close to the speakers as well, and this is my first concert that i ahve gone to minus some of the dances i went to in elematary…but they were no were as loud as this one.
    do naps help the ringing at all??
    ya like i can hear my computer fans over my ringing. And also this today is the day aftter the concert.
    well the ringing is almost gone now. So ya it’s going away slowly…but it;s gonig away. Thx for the advice guys.

    • ANSWER:
      your ear drums need time to recover. 3 days is a little long, you may have damaged them. in time these things do heal but can be annoying. if the problem persists for a long amount of time or is accompanied by dizziness or headaches you may want to see a doctor to ensure you have not seriously damaged you ear drum, have an ear infection or onset tinnitus (chronic ringing ears). there isnt too much you can do for relief other than relax. usually you cant hear the ringing over a moderate volumed tv or radio, so you can try keeping ambience

  28. QUESTION:
    Can thinking of your ears ringing make it seem like they are really ringing?
    I am 15 and ever since I heard that my dad had tinnitus, It’s been in my mind for a lot of the time daily, and I keep thinking of that ringing sound. Well, ever since I thought of the ringing sound, my ears feel like they’re ringing all the time. Is this just my imagination? When I don’t really think of it, I don’t really hear it. And when I imagine the ringing becoming louder, it actually seems like it’s becoming louder

    Do you know what I mean???

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  29. QUESTION:
    pregnant with ringing ears?
    I am 29 weeks pregnant and this morning I woke up with ringing ears. Thankfully I am in my doctor’s waiting room…already had a scheduled appointment. It is really freaking me out. I have never really experienced this before, and all of these horrible thoughts are going through my mind like stroke and brian problems…HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has this happened to anyone else?

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears? Any solutions?
    Recently (over the past few days, maybe 4 or 5) I’ve been hearing an annoying ringing noise in my ears that never goes away, I had a tiny bit of ringing in my ears before but now it’s extremely annoying. It came out of nowhere, I haven’t listened to loud music or been around loud noises in quite a while. I’m just wondering if it’s a condition or if it’s actually hearing loss? It seems unlikely that it would just come out of nowhere but is it possible?

    Thanks for any answers, and please don’t be rude to me. :)

    • ANSWER:
      take a look-

      http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=7&ved=0CDAQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.emedicinehealth.com%2Ftinnitus%2Farticle_em.htm&rct=j&q=tinnitus&ei=6ALNS_noBZSsswOQuZyvDg&usg=AFQjCNHwzaa5pwI2X5nFAG1p2XvvLo5LeQ

      wear ear plugs like the Quietus and if it doesn’t improve, get that checked by an audiologist

  31. QUESTION:
    How to fix a ringing ear?
    I just went out and shot my shotgun, but forgot to bring ear protection, is there anyway to stop the ringing in my ears?

    • ANSWER:
      NO! I’ll bet your real popular with your neighbors though!

  32. QUESTION:
    Ears keep ringing help?
    I got my Hunting and firearms license recently and iv been hunting for 2 years now, by the way im 16 years old. So lately i been randomly getting ringing ear sometimes in my right ear and sometimes in left. And sometimes one ear just goes blank and i cant hear anything out of that one for a while. Im assuming its from the loud shotgun while hunting for duck and geese. i only use earplugs for trap shooting.

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Get your hearing tested. You could be damaging your hearing by not wearing protection. Heck, the military and police use ear protection when they are at the firing range. 16 is way too young to be messing up your hearing like that.

  33. QUESTION:
    What could this noise be? Subtle, high pitched/like ears ringing coming from only one room in the house.?
    Four family members of various ages hear the sound in one room only. My son cannot sleep in his bedroom where the noise is heard. We checked all electrical devices and toys, windows (thought it might be crickets and is not), television, lava lamp, smoke detector, etc. You cannot hear the noise in his closet or the hallway or any other room in the house. We even took his wristwatch out of the room. It is a constant, barely audible, high pitched sound as if your ears are ringing and the sound is not real, yet you get an eye/and headache if in his room for more than a few minutes. What else could it be??? What else should we check? He is sleeping in the spare bedroom for now, since it is unbearable. Myself and husband in our 30′s hear it, as well as my son who is 10, and our daughter who is 6. This is not a joke, or riddle…..so please offer only serious suggestions. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I would first shut off the main power supply in the breaker box and then listen for the noise. If it goes away, it is something electrical. Possible the transformer for the doorbell, etc… Next turn the electric back on one circuit at a time to see if the noise reappears. Then follow the circuit to isolate the malfunction.
      If that does not stop the noise try to isolate the noise to see if it coming from the attic, walls, or floor. It could be a water flowing in a pipe or air flowing over a air / vent pipe.

      Good luck…..

  34. QUESTION:
    ringing in ears for 2 months ,… only 14 , crying every day …. any chance it will go away , sad?
    okay im 14 and i have had ringing in my right ear for 2 months . i doctoros about a month ago for the first time and he ask me if i could pop my ears , i poped my LEFT ear and siad yes has i thought the right poped too , he then siad i HAD a inflammed ear cuased by a viral ear infection and there was nothing he could do , he siad for me to get a hearing test but the hearing test is not open till the 20th , so its gonna be about 2 months since i have seen him , the night after the docots i found out i couldnt pop my right ear and i havent been able to pop my right ear for the whole time but i diidnt relise , and about 3 weeks ago my LEFT ear started popoing sometiems when i moved my jaw , is this important and sould i go see my doctor now or wait till i get my hearing test as this is not that important , i raelly want it to go away , i cry 5 tiems a day and i just want silence , any chance it will go away , i haven smiled in 8 weeks /………….. oh and i some times get a little random pain in both my ears but it only last 10 secs , does this mean i COULD still have the infection and he could give me anbiobtics and then the ringing would stop or will the ringing never stop , i took a hearing test on the phone and i got good hearing in the RIGHT ear which is the ringing ear and the ear i cant pop ……. and in the left ear which pops sometiems when i move my jaw i got slight hearing loss ………. does this mean anything………… will my ringing go away or am i stuck with it for life……… i havent been happy in 2 months , i just want silence , its my 8 week hoildays and there almost over and i havent been happy ………. sould i see the docots before the 20th or just wait as there is nothing they can do

    • ANSWER:
      whoa girl, stop with the questions about this, it is not helping you. read some of the answers you already have.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can ringing in the ears cause deafness?
    My mom has ringing in the ears and is afraid of going deaf. Is it possible to go deaf from ear ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      typically hearing loss and ringing in ears coincide. As cells in the inner ear are damaged and hearing loss progresses many times the ringing starts to occur. The ringing is a sign that likely hearing loss has already started for her. The ringing will not make hearing loss get worse. She needs to be evaluated by an audiologist to see how bad her hearing is. She needs to try to protect her hearing from loud noise and may need hearing aids.

  36. QUESTION:
    Excedrin, ringing ears?! please help.?
    im 17 and all day today and half the day yesterday ive been taking excedrin for neck problems. my school nurse told me to take something with an anti inflammatory in it. ive been taking it every 6 hours and i took it about an hour ago and a half hour after that i started to get a ringing in my ears and im getting really scared because i looked it up and it said thats a really bad side affect. if i stop taking it tomorrow will the ringing be gone once i wake up?

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitis(ringing in the ears)is a side effect of aspirin.It’s common and will disappear when the effects of the excedrin wears off.Try Ibuprofin,the pain relief lasts longer and there are fewer side effects.

  37. QUESTION:
    ringing ears…?
    i have always had ringing in my ears…whenever there is silence that’s all i hear….i always have a fan running all night to block it out….can i stop this?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes there is something you can do. Depending on what you prefer you can either go to an Ear Nose and Throat specialist who will examine your ears and recommend treatment. The other option is using ear candles, also called coning.

      If you would like more information you can check out this website. www.lrwhandmadecreations.com I use candling for me and my family with wonderful results.

  38. QUESTION:
    Ringing In ears After Loud Concert…Need Good Advice…Any Similar Experiences? ?
    I am a 19 year old male who attended a concert on dec 19 which was fri night. Once I got to the concert I realized i had forgotten my ear plugs and it was too late to head back and get them. The concert was extremely loud and I knew i was going to pay with ringing ears. I have only been to one other concert where my ears rang but it went after about a day. The day after the concert the ringing was still pretty persistent but my hearing was not muffled. The second day the ringing had went down a lot and my hearing is 100%. I was having a pretty positive attitude after the first day thinking that upon waking up on the third day that all would be good. But when I woke up I still had very faint ringing in both ears. I have not had any pain in my ears and all of my hearing is completely there and normal. Will this ringing eventually die out? Is it taking longer because of how loud the show was and how long it was as well ( I was there for 4 hours)? I dont notice the ringing when doing everyday activity. I only do when I am sleeping or in a very very quiet room. I am hoping that this will eventually fade out but I am seeking some good advice.

    Again, the ringing has become very very faint after two days but is still noticeable when sleeping or in quiet areas. Thanks again!

    • ANSWER:
      Yea this will die out soon enough, the tiny little hairs in your ear that detect and seperate diffirent sounds are probably just a little worn out from the overload they were given, the ringing you hear is actually certain tones still being picked up from the concert.

  39. QUESTION:
    Ringing Ears………………?
    I’m a 15 year old boy.. I never listen to loud music.. I hear a lot of ringing noises in my ears, and most times i hear everything easily, just whether or not i am paying attention or not depends on if i hear something properly.. so what is this ringing sound and how could i stop it? .. esp. at night
    will it make me deaf or anything though?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears after allergies?
    About a week ago my allergies acted up and I got a mild head cold; my ears plugged up a little and my right ear was ringing pretty loud. I’ve always had a ‘slight’ ringing in that ear but not this bad. The head cold seems to be gone now but my right ear is still ringing much louder than normal. I haven’t been exposed to any excessively loud noises that would have damaged my ear lately. Could there still be fluid in my ear even though it feels fine? I’m really hoping this goes away soon as it is quite annoying..
    I was doing a little research and apparently certain prescription medications can cause or worsen tinnitus. I did notice that the ringing got significantly worse today; maybe it’s coincidental but I did start taking Ultram and Naproxen today (hurt my knee yesterday), so maybe that could be a cause, I don’t know.

    • ANSWER:
      I often have ear problems, and if they continue to be persistent I usually take Claritin for a few days in a row.

  41. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears WHY/////////?
    My husband has a constant ringing in his ears. The Dr. said he has some hearing loss from being around heavy equipment most of his life. Is this causing the ringing or is it another problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Both. High noise breaks small hair/nerves in the ear.

  42. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears/headache?
    I smoked marijuana for the first time since few months and after smoking a bit i got really dizzy i felt like i was going to faint. After drinking some water i got a bit better but i still had a headache my eye started itching then hurting a bit, I could hear ringing in my ears and static. I didnt smoke much… Day later i had a mild headache and mild ringing in my ears. Two days after smoking i am still having a headache and rining in my ears.

    Oh yeah i have been having a flu for over a week now that might cause headaches and ringing ears but i doubt that…Can you please tell me that TEMPORARY ringing in ears and headaches can be a side effect of smoking this shit.

    I am considering going to the doctor but i dont want my parents to find out i am 17 is there some kind of doctor/patient confidentiality that wont allow the to tell my parents?

    • ANSWER:
      When I get sinus pressure headaches, my ears ring and so does my husbands.
      I think you’re overreacting….
      If you are going to smoke, be prepared for the consequences because it sounds like you don’t think before you act. What’s done in the dark always come to light. Your parents will find out one way or another… maybe one of them or both knows that you do already?

  43. QUESTION:
    How can I make the ringing in my ears stop?
    5 months ago for some reason I put a little toy gun to my head it was already pretty loud but I had it directly on my ear and the noise made my ears ring and they’ve been ringing ever sense it’s called tinnitus I know that and I’m going to an ear specialist very soon but I need some remedy or way to make the ringing stop now I can’t sleep at night and the ringing is driving me Insane please help

    • ANSWER:
      If the ringing has persisted that long then, yes, you should see a ENT specialist. You may also want to try Murine ear drops available over the counter in some stores. Muring stopped my tinnnitus once. The tinnitus never came back. I guess I was lucky. It can get really annoying after a while.

  44. QUESTION:
    Is there anything i can do to get my ears to stop ringing ?
    Both my parents had their ears ringing permanently, but that started in their 30s, I’m 17. It stated on Thursday, and hasn’t let up since then. Is there anything I can do to make it stop, or at least lessen ?

    • ANSWER:
      A ringing in the ears is commonly suggestive of elevated blood pressure. Your blood pressure fluctuates constantly in response to the demands of the body, and it is normal to have a ringing in the ears occasionally.

      However, if the ringing has been consistent and if it lasts for more than a couple of days, you should tell your doctor because it can be a sign of heart disease/defect or several other more serious problems. I would ask your parents though, high blood pressure can be hereditary and they probably know the source of their “ringing” so you might want to find out from them.

  45. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears and Shrooms?
    I’m trying shrooms for the first. Last night I went to a death metal concert and I stood right next to the amp without ear protection. So, obviously, my ears are ringing. It’s 1:15pm right now and I will be doing the shrooms at around 8 pm. So I’m hoping the ringing will go away even more by then. Last night the ringing was really bad and all noise was muffled. But today I can hear perfectly fine but there’s still that loud ringing. I was wondering if this was going to effect my trip. Tonight is the PERFECT night to do them and I don’t know when I’ll get another chance like this. So the question, Will the ringing in my ears effect my shroom trip? Will it make it worse? better?

    • ANSWER:
      If you let it affect your trip it will. I can see how it might affect it– you could get really focused on the ringing and it could drive you crazy. Try to see the ringing as a positive thing and it could possibly become some magical aspect of your trip. Enjoy your trip!!

  46. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears……..?
    first of all, lovin the new mobile Y!A page!!

    and now to the question, i always seem to have a ringing in my ears whenever there isnt other noise… i dont listen to my ipod past half volume hardly ever, or go to any particularly loud places. this has happened as long as i remember, what could cause it?

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  47. QUESTION:
    Ringing Ears… HELPPP.?
    My ear is STILL ringing?
    So, bout 2 hours ago we went on our Easter shootin trip. Practicing for cowboy action shooting, i was shooting a .44 revolver, when i was shootin my plugs fell out but i was tryin to fire quickly, so i didnt push them back in. both ears were ringing, by right one stopped but the left ear is still ringing and when i talk it echos, and when others talk its muffled, like i have a cup over my ear. any of you know when itll stop ringin, or anyways to help make sure it stops soon? (I’m 13, by the way)

    Oh yeah, it was a .44 special. (revolver) if that helps you any? haha

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like tinatus (sp)
      Try some cotton wool in your ear and be ready for a couple days of ringing lol

  48. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my dizziness and ringing in the ears?
    I get dizzy easily, any time I move my head quickly, my ears ring all of the time. A constant buzzzzzzzzzzz. Any ideas would help. Thanks a million. Dizzy

    • ANSWER:
      Get your blood pressure checked; it could be higher than you think it is.
      Aspirin toxicity can cause tinnitis (ringing in the ears). If you are taking aspirin (esp high doses) regularly, try decreasing your dose & see if that helps.
      Otherwise, yes, see your health care provider as any number of other things could cause this … from facial nerve palsy to Meniere’s to vasculitis. All of them treatable, some more successfully than others.
      Good luck to you.

  49. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you hear ringing in your ears?
    My ears ring and it’s like I hear wind in them and I can’t really hear that well.I want to know if it is anything serious.and why is it happeing?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you listen to music at a high volume? Do you do that frequently?
      Do you go places – clubs, concerts for example – where music is played a high volume?
      Are you exposed to loud noises at work (like in a construction job, working at an airport, for example) or do you have hobbies or interests that expose you to loud noises – such as trap shooting or target shooting, or woodworking with power tools?
      If you mow lawns, do you use hearing protection?

      A common cause of tinnitus is prolonged exposure to loud noises for long times, or very loud noises for short times. It can be caused by various other things as well. Sometimes caffeine (as in coffee), can make it worse.

      The only thing that you can do is to go to a doctor and get a referral to an ear-nose-throat specialist and/or an audiologist for a hearing evaluation.

      In some cases, it goes away after a while if it was brought on by short term exposure to a some very loud noises. It does tend to be a long term (as in permanent) issue.

  50. QUESTION:
    Ringing ears, Irritated throat, Green/yellow mucus with occasional blood.?
    So the other day (Approx 3 days ago) i’m sitting in my kitchen heating some food up when my ear pops (Like an elevation pop) I didn’t think much of it so i carried on with my night, i wake up and it still feels popped, as well as a minor sore throat and a little bit of a stuffy nose. i then start to here a ringing sound halfway through my day, i didn’t clean my ears much before this happened and when i did clean them 2 days before this happened there was quite a bit of wax, i might have pushed some wax back in my ear canal?? i have been trying quite a bit of solutions, Debrox, Ringing relief drops, H202, Bees wax candles (With the candles i noticed it subside a little bit) but there was a ton of wax that came out, some of my mucus i have been getting up had some blood in it, i have got a few fevers that last for 2-5 minutes and are gone, some what irritable for no apparent reason, There is no pain in my ears or sinus, only my mild sore throat.

    • ANSWER:


Ringing In My Ears All The Time

Written By: admin - Oct• 29•12

I’m guessing you have been suffering from strange noises in your ears?

To some, the sounds come in the form of ringing, to others they can be buzzing, popping or even the sounds of crickets chirping.

Sound familiar? Don’t panic, no you are not losing your mind and yes you have probably been losing sleep. What I have described above is a condition known as tinnitus.

Without a lengthy explanation, tinnitus comes about when the fine inner ear hairs are damaged or flattened.

Inner ear hairs usually stand straight up, vibrating from all the sounds around us.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Ears ringing all the time (ear tumour?)!!?
    Earlier on in the year, I’ve started hearing these little ringing noises, usually when I’m going to bed, or after I listen to my mp3. I thought it’d go away soon but now I’ve started noticing the ringing more often and louder too – and it’s especially worst when I’m somewhere quiet, like when I’m reading. Otherwise, when I’m distracted with other things or talking to others I don’t notice it as much. The ringing is very annoying and I’m starting to worry that it could be a symptom of a disease or illness. Does anyone know if this could be an ear tumour?
    Other than the ringing, I there’s also the cracking sounds I hear when I swallow or yawn, but otherwise, no hearing loss (or none that I notice, just yet).

    • ANSWER:
      It is called tinnitus. Mine started 38 years ago after a middle ear infection. Like you say it’s very loud when there is no background noise so I will keep the tv/radio etc, on low so there is no complete silence. I have also found that aspirin, a fever, illness increases the ringing until it’s deafening. The increase in volume is usually my first indication of an illness starting. Believe it or not you do learn to cope with it on a daily basis. I do know that people who do not have it have no idea what it’s like, what we go through.

  2. QUESTION:
    What’s the ringing I get in my ears all the time?
    I’m posting this for my mom. She’s the one with symptons for your info, not me.

    Okay, my mom has been getting ringing in her ears for about a month now and she already has a doctors appointment, so don’t say “go to the doctors”.

    She’s just wondering because it’s really annoying and she needs advice on how she can control it or what it is.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      This sounds like tinnitus which can be a symptom of other conditions usually to do with hearing damage but sometimes can be linked to blood pressure or other conditions that effects anythying near the inner ear.

      This webiste explains it pretty well:

      http://hubpages.com/hub/WhatCausesTinnitus

  3. QUESTION:
    I have a constant buzzing/ringing noise in my ears all the time should i go to docs?
    It is more noticeable at night when its quiet i dont feel dizzy or anything its just annoying and keeps me awake at night

    • ANSWER:
      Check out the site below.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

  4. QUESTION:
    I am having ringing in my ears all the time and kinda dizzy at times. Any suggestions what might be causing?
    this. It is so annoying!

    • ANSWER:
      Obviously, you need to see a doctor, but I see acoustic neuromas more frequently now when I do a MRI for the reasons your described. These are not cancer, but benign tumors, and the research has shown that cell phone use increases the risk for developing them!

      You can read about acoustic neuromas here:

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/acoustic-neuroma/HQ00182

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_neuroma

      Read about their link to cell phones here: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/14/health/main649429.shtml

      http://news.com.com/Study+links+cell+phones,+tumors/2100-1039_3-5409531.html

  5. QUESTION:
    help,i think im going deaf.ive have a ringing sound all the time in my ears and im losing my hearing?
    the sound in my ears is like the pitch sound of crickits,my doctor just looked at my ears and said they looked ok,but im losing my hearing,they dont hurt,what is this??????

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing in the ear is called Tinnitus and it is more common than most people think. They say Tinnitus can be brought on by stress.
      There isn’t much that can be done about it but there are some books out there that can help reduce stress related Tinnitus.
      Try the The Tinnitus Relief Program book by Dr. Grossan.
      Now hearing loss is something different and a Doctor can not determine hearing loss with a simple look inside the ear.
      You should go see an audiologist.

  6. QUESTION:
    i have a really sharp pain in my throat and my ears feel like there ringing all the time?

    • ANSWER:
      u might have a ear and throat infection. please visit a doctor asap…….prevention is better than cure.

  7. QUESTION:
    Sleep paralysis this time with loud ringing in ears?
    I woke up for class today (im in college) but it was cancelled so i went back to bed…i fell back asleep for a while and then started dreaming, all of a sudden the dream felt so real but i like woke up and knew i was about to experience sleep paralysis so i tried to fight it and then i got this loud ringing noise in my ears that got louder and louder. once i woke up i now feel extremely weird and out of it…is this normal or should i get checked out?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s normal enough, as sleep paralysis and the early stages of out of body experience go. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exploding_head_syndrome talks about it a little.

  8. QUESTION:
    ringing in my ears all the time and my ear is swollen and i cant hear.?
    So i have had a ringing in my hear since the beginning of the year and just recently i haven’t been able to hear very well. I have a pounding headache on my left side its getting to the point to where i cant concentrate at all. I told a pharmacist I have a build up of wax and he said it could be just my allergies but pointed me in the direction of a Walgreens brand of Ear Wax Removal which has Carbamide Peroxide – 6.5 % in it. I used it and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. then I used the washer bulb thing(i used warm water). It worked at first now I have a major headache and it feels worse then it did before.. I would go to the doctor but I have no car to get there and theres not a place close enough for me to walk to one. So for now I am stuck with home remedies.. any suggestions? ive tried olive oil by the way.. it didnt help at all. and yesterday I did try to use water to get it out.. and i did something stupid. I tried to use a bobby pin to get the earwax out.. I know the whole don’t stick anything smaller then your elbow in your ear rule.. i just tired of not being able to hear.

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably time to move beyond home remedies for this. Ringing in the ears is probably tinnitus, but if you also have swelling you may have an infection. You really do need to find a way to get to a doctor.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/article.htm

  9. QUESTION:
    hello, my dad has ringing in the ears all the time there a cure for that?

    • ANSWER:
      Head noise, or ringing in your ears (tinnitus), is common. Millions of people have some degree of tinnitus. For some of them, the ringing in their ears is distressing enough for them to seek medical help. But, tinnitus isn’t a disease. It’s a symptom that can be caused by a number of medical conditions. Tinnitus may be the result of age-related hearing loss or ear injury, or it may be an indication of a disease of your circulatory system.
      Ringing. Buzzing. Roaring. Whooshing. Chirping. Beating. Humming. While you may enjoy these sounds in nature, they’re no fun when they’re coming from inside your own head.

      Most people find that by taking steps to reduce or mask the noise or by treating its underlying causes, their symptoms improve over time. And although the noise of tinnitus may be annoying, the condition rarely is a warning of a serious problem.

      Tinnitus involves the annoying sensation of hearing sounds in your ear when no external sound is present. Signs and symptoms may include:

      Noise in your ear, such as ringing, buzzing, roaring, whistling or hissing
      Hearing loss
      The noise may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and you may hear it in one or both of your ears. In some cases, the sound can be so loud it interferes with your ability to concentrate or hear properly.

      Earwax buildup may worsen tinnitus. Excess wax in your ear canal can reduce your ability to hear outside noises and amplify internal noises…

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tinnitu…

  10. QUESTION:
    why do i hear ringing in my ears all the time?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you smoke crack all the time? I hear that makes your ears ring…

  11. QUESTION:
    I have ringing in my ears all the time, but it stops when I put a damp finger in my ear…?
    I was diagnosed with tinnitus, but surely this shouldn’t happen if it’s a sound that is generated by my brain.

    When my finger is in my ear I hear no ringing, but as I slowly remove it I feel it “fade” up.

    Any ideas what could cause this, and is it worth re-visiting the Doctor?

    I am 27 y/o and got bad Tinnitus after a band practice, or that certainly drew my attention to what was perhaps there before. I do remember having a faint ringing for many years.
    Reason for having finger in ear is innocent – when you have a ringing that won’t stop, you will try anything to quieten it – just so happens I was just out the shower when I discovered it!

    • ANSWER:
      you need to see the doctor directly. I guess there’s a problem with ur eardrum.
      the reason the noise fades away when you put your finger inside ur ear, is that your finger stops the flowing of air inside your ear. because the eardrum reacts to air, I guess the cause is the eardrum.

  12. QUESTION:
    Why is there a ringing in my ear all the time?
    My dad said when people here a ringing in there a for a little while one of the hairs in your ear is dying or something like that. But I don’t think that is it. I still hear stuff but if the room is quiet or in complete silence I can hear it very clearly. So why do I always hear a ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      Classic symptoms of tinnitus.

      This extremely irritating and stressful condition of the ear is usually not caused by any external noise. This auditory sensation, or ringing in the ears, as it is widely known affects thousands of people. It involves a ringing noise in the ears which may or may not be accompanied by hearing loss. Although many tinnitus sufferers can hear perfectly well, some others experience such loud ringing in the ears that other sounds are virtually blocked out. This severe condition renders them helpless as they loose sleep and concentration.

      Tinnitus can be broadly classified into two types: Objective which is caused by vascular sounds in the head and neck or muscular contractions of the middle ear or the soft palate in the mouth. Your doctor can easily hear the same sounds on examination as you are yourself hearing.

      Subjective tinnitus refers to buzzing, roaring, ringing or whistling in the ear which may be continuous or intermittent and are only heard by the sufferer, i.e. a doctor is unable to hear the same sounds. Subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

      Wax buildup in the outer ear, ruptured eardrum, congested Eustachian tubes, some infection, Ménière’s disease, Side effects of certain drugs like sedatives, antidepressants (as in your case), pain killers etc., Damage caused due to overexposure to loud noise, Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides level, diabetes, head or neck injury etc. are some reasons why humans have tinnitus.

      Valium, Xanax and Klonopin are benzodiazepine drugs that many doctors prescribe for tinnitus. These are conventional medications which achieve only limited success in tinnitus relief, and usually their bothersome side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation often discourage use.

      They are addicting to varying degrees and cannot be used continuously for a long period of time. They are helpful in reducing tinnitus symptoms and aid in sleeping. Valium is the most addicting of these and is not used often for this reason.

      Xanax is very popular and is prescribed often for tinnitus. However, the ATA report on medications that cause tinnitus lists Xanax as causing it in 6.6% of cases.

      There is actually no cure for tinnitus with the conventional medicine. Actually, since last many years, the onus has been on the herbal industry to provide relief, if any, to tinnitus sufferers.

      Tinnitus is usually due to damage to the microscopic ends of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Perfect hearing is possible only if these nerves remain healthy and any damage to these nerves result in tinnitus or hearing impairment.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are
      • Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient.
      • Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
      • Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.
      • Wild Hyssop s also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.
      • Salicylic Ac. (30C) is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.
      • Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6) is a homeopathic biochemic tissue salt which supports the absorption of iron in the body. The protective myelin sheath which surrounds all nerve tissue needs iron to supply this vital nutrient to the nerve cells it encases. Regular use of Ferrum phos. can help to prevent dizziness, headaches and restlessness and is of great benefit for those who tend to feel irritable, tense and tired.
      • Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) well-known as a homeopathic painkiller, Mag. phos. is also of great benefit to the health of the nerves. It acts as a natural anti-spasmodic and a nerve and muscle relaxant and is also frequently recommended for stress headaches.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may check the source link below for more details on the above

  13. QUESTION:
    Loud ringing in one ear all the time, help!?
    I have this very loud ringing in my right ear. I have it all the time and i’ve always had it. What is the problem? Is there anything I can do to stop it? Will it be permanent?

    • ANSWER:
      It is called Tinnitus.

      This extremely irritating and stressful condition of the ear is usually not caused by any external noise. This auditory sensation, or ringing in the ears, as it is widely known affects thousands of people. It involves a ringing noise in the ears which may or may not be accompanied by hearing loss. Although many tinnitus sufferers can hear perfectly well, some others experience such loud ringing in the ears that other sounds are virtually blocked out. This severe condition renders them helpless as they loose sleep and concentration.

      Tinnitus can be broadly classified into two types: Objective which is caused by vascular sounds in the head and neck or muscular contractions of the middle ear or the soft palate in the mouth. Your doctor can easily hear the same sounds on examination as you are yourself hearing.

      Subjective tinnitus refers to buzzing, roaring, ringing or whistling in the ear which may be continuous or intermittent and are only heard by the sufferer, i.e. a doctor is unable to hear the same sounds. Subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

      There is actually no cure for tinnitus with the conventional medicine. And, since last many years, the onus has been on the herbal industry to provide relief, if any, to tinnitus sufferers.

      Tinnitus is usually due to damage to the microscopic ends of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Perfect hearing is possible only if these nerves remain healthy and any damage to these nerves results in tinnitus or hearing impairment.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are
      • Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient.
      • Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
      • Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.
      • Wild Hyssop is also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.
      • Salicylic Ac. (30C) is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.
      • Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6) is a homeopathic biochemic tissue salt which supports the absorption of iron in the body. The protective myelin sheath which surrounds all nerve tissue needs iron to supply this vital nutrient to the nerve cells it encases. Regular use of Ferrum phos. can help to prevent dizziness, headaches and restlessness and is of great benefit for those who tend to feel irritable, tense and tired.
      • Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) well-known as a homeopathic painkiller, Mag. phos. is also of great benefit to the health of the nerves. It acts as a natural anti-spasmodic and a nerve and muscle relaxant and is also frequently recommended for stress headaches.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may check the source link below for more details on the above

  14. QUESTION:
    i have a ringin in my ears all the time what is that caused by?
    it rings all the time i can hear but the ringing is always there

    • ANSWER:
      You’ve got tinnitus. I have it too. There’s nothing to cure it, although there’s some new herbal type pill that claims to reduce the ringing. I don’t believe it. I’ve had tinnitus since I was a child. It came from a very severe dual ear infection that damaged my eardrums. At night, it’s the worst due to the silence. I meditate to help ignore the ringing & to relax into sleep. I’ve been told one day, I’ll have to wear hearing aids. I get my hearing checked every 6 months too. I’ve got 9% hearing loss in both ears & I’m just 33.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can thinking of your ears ringing make it seem like they are really ringing?
    I am 15 and ever since I heard that my dad had tinnitus, It’s been in my mind for a lot of the time daily, and I keep thinking of that ringing sound. Well, ever since I thought of the ringing sound, my ears feel like they’re ringing all the time. Is this just my imagination? When I don’t really think of it, I don’t really hear it. And when I imagine the ringing becoming louder, it actually seems like it’s becoming louder

    Do you know what I mean???

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    What could be causing my dizziness and ringing in the ears?
    I get dizzy easily, any time I move my head quickly, my ears ring all of the time. A constant buzzzzzzzzzzz. Any ideas would help. Thanks a million. Dizzy

    • ANSWER:
      Get your blood pressure checked; it could be higher than you think it is.
      Aspirin toxicity can cause tinnitis (ringing in the ears). If you are taking aspirin (esp high doses) regularly, try decreasing your dose & see if that helps.
      Otherwise, yes, see your health care provider as any number of other things could cause this … from facial nerve palsy to Meniere’s to vasculitis. All of them treatable, some more successfully than others.
      Good luck to you.

  17. QUESTION:
    i had 6 surgery on my left ear i loss 80 % of my hearing and rings all the time lots of pain also does anyone?
    my left ear ring all the time i had 6 surgery inner ear it ring louder when the wheather is going to change like a bad storm i lost 80% of my hearing in my left ear can someone help.

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    ringing in my ear all the time?
    I always have this ringing in my ear and it sometimes drives me crazy, but over time i learned to get used to it. Every night when i sleep its just there ringing. When i walk around an area the sound usually blocks it off, but as i type right now i still here it slightly but it doesn’t bug me anymore. I was just wondering if everyones like this or whats up??

    • ANSWER:

  19. QUESTION:
    Why do my ears feel stuffed up all the time?
    Why do they? I believe I have bad hearing because of this because I always have the television up really loud (so everyone says) but I still have a hard time hearing the tv. I get ringing noises in my ears several times a day. Sometimes they hurt. (My dad says it’s normal and that it happens to everyone when they get older, but I’m 18.) The weird thing about this is, when I go outside at night, I can hear everything! It’s like I have amazing hearing outside…I can hear things that are far away. But inside the house it isn’t so good…except in my room. While trying to sleep, with the box fan on high, I can hear really good. I don’t understand this. Please will someone enlighten me as to what could be wrong?And how much does it cost to go to the ear doctor when I have no health insurance? (no one in my family does.)

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      You could be dealing with sinus issues (an example only).

      As for the issue of going to the doctor, due to not having health insurance, I would recommend checking with the city health department to see if they offer a free health clinic that can help you evaluate this situation further.

  20. QUESTION:
    Which mp3 players do not cause ringing in ears?
    When I first started listening to mp3 players I did not get ringing. Then one time my good one broke and all the ones I’ve purchased since have caused major tinnitus. I’ve lost hearing, too… Is it the type of mp3 player that causes ringing or the type of earphones? I can barely even hear music in the players anymore, either.

    • ANSWER:
      Discuss it with your Doctor or audiologist.

  21. QUESTION:
    high pitched ringing in my ear all th time louder when i’m on the computer or lying in bed next to my alarm cl?
    louder when i’m on the computer or lying in bed next to my alarm clock

    • ANSWER:
      If your computer uses a CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor, which resembles an analogue television set in form and function, your ears may be reacting badly to the scanning action, which occurs at a frequency near the upper limits of our ears’ own frequency response. I couldn’t explain the sound from the alarm clock, but it could be a similar phenomenon. See a doctor who specializes in ear medicine.

  22. QUESTION:
    What do I do to stop the ringing in my ears?
    There’s a ringing noise in my ear all the time. IT GETS SO ANNOYING!

    • ANSWER:
      This is not a good sign. First question, is the ringing literally every second of the day? Second, do you listen to loud music or have earphones or ear buds on alot? Third, is there any pain in your ears or neck?
      If the ringing is literally all the time, you need to go to the doctor. This could be a disorder called tinnitus.Tinnitus is usually permanent and can become progressively worse over time. The characteristic symptom of this disorder is constant ringing or humming in the ears. However, if you are listening to loud music or headphones constantly, your ears may not be able to handle the sound level. Simply, turn the music down. Lastly, if the ringing is accompanied by pain of the ears or throat, it may be an infection of the inner ear or eustachian tube. In this case you should also see your doctor.
      Student Nurse

  23. QUESTION:
    Ears ringing question . . .?
    My mom has been to the doctor complaining about her ears ringing all the time. The doctor sent her to a specialist to talk about having surgery to have sinus scraped because he thought that was what was causing the ringing. The specialist said did a hearing test,,,nothing was wrong. And he said it wasn’t her allergies…so he has ordered her to do a catscan. She also has been having sharp pains in her breast area…so she had to have a mammogram & gyno appt. set up as well. I know she is a nervous wreck, and very scared-and I was just curious if anyone else knows what this could be caused from or had similar situations. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      ringing in the ear is called tinnitus. Have her check her diet, make sure she’s not consuming a lot of sugary, salty or caffinated things. Those are triggers for tinnitus. Even some medications/drugs can cause tinnitus.

  24. QUESTION:
    Constant ringing in ears ?
    I have never listened to loud music, or been around super loud noises , why do my ears ring all the time???

    • ANSWER:
      Constant ringing or buzzing in the ears is called tinnitus. It can generate into a more difficult problem and even hearing loss. You should have your ears check by a professional. Tinnitus has many causes in addition to loud noises. You might have had a childhood illness and infection that is just now showing up in the ears.

      I have had tinnitus and hearing loss for more than 35 years… don’t risk further ear damage and loss of hearing. Have it checked soon. You might also have a hearing test in case you might have a hearing loss, which frequently accompanies tinnitus.

  25. QUESTION:
    I have had ringing in my right ear and it feels plugged all the time with slight hearing loss. What is wrong?
    I went to my ENT a few weeks ago, and he gave me a hearing test and I was above average for both ears. He said it didnt look like anything was wrong with my inner ear. He cleaned out the wax in my ears, but its still the same.

    • ANSWER:
      This happens to me when I experience vertigo. Also, you may seek the help of a neurologist. It could be something more serious. Another thing you may consider is how many hours you spend on the phone or if there is a far amount of loud noises in your life. I hope you feel better soon.

  26. QUESTION:
    why do I hear ringing sounds in my ears? how can I remove it?
    I work in the bomb squad for 9 years and I think I damage my ear drums, I hear ringing sounds in my ear all the time.

    • ANSWER:
      my best friend has a ringing in one of her ears since we where kids…but shes is stubborn & will not go to the doc. she says she able to block it out unless shes sleepy.

      Don’t be like my friend, please.

      I wounder what made it start now? Loud Concert?

      Best Wish’s,
      Nolwe

  27. QUESTION:
    Anyone know how to stop the ringing in my ears?
    My left ear rings off the hook all the time. been to the ear Dr. and he said I have tinnitus and there is no cure.It gets so loud at times I can’t fall to sleep unless I turn the tv up for back ground noise. It’s causing me to have panic attacks and anxiety.

    • ANSWER:
      Utilize masking noise. Tinnitus is usually more bothersome when the surroundings are quiet, especially when you are in bed. A competing sound such as a ticking clock, a radio, a fan or white noise machine may help mask tinnitus. Small hearing aid like devices which generate a competitive sound may help reduce the awareness of the tinnitus. You may combine such maskers along with herbal & homeopathic remedies.

      Valium, Xanax and Klonopin are benzodiazepine drugs that many doctors prescribe for tinnitus. These are conventional medications which achieve only limited success in tinnitus relief, and usually their bothersome side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation often discourage use.

      They are addicting to varying degrees and cannot be used continuously for a long period of time. They are helpful in reducing tinnitus symptoms and aid in sleeping. Valium is the most addicting of these and is not used often for this reason.

      Xanax is very popular and is prescribed often for tinnitus. However, the ATA (American Tinnitus Association) report on medications that cause tinnitus lists Xanax as causing it in 6.6% of cases.

      There is actually no cure for tinnitus with the conventional medicine. Actually, since last many years, the onus has been on the herbal industry to provide relief, if any, to tinnitus sufferers.

      Tinnitus is usually due to damage to the microscopic ends of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Perfect hearing is possible only if these nerves remain healthy and any damage to these nerves results in tinnitus or hearing impairment.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are
      • Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient.
      • Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
      • Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.
      • Wild Hyssop s also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.
      • Salicylic Ac. (30C) is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.
      • Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6) is a homeopathic biochemic tissue salt which supports the absorption of iron in the body. The protective myelin sheath which surrounds all nerve tissue needs iron to supply this vital nutrient to the nerve cells it encases. Regular use of Ferrum phos. can help to prevent dizziness, headaches and restlessness and is of great benefit for those who tend to feel irritable, tense and tired.
      • Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) well-known as a homeopathic painkiller, Mag. phos. is also of great benefit to the health of the nerves. It acts as a natural anti-spasmodic and a nerve and muscle relaxant and is also frequently recommended for stress headaches.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may check the source link below for more details on the above

  28. QUESTION:
    i hear a ringing noise in my ear almost all the time. what could this be?
    it just goes on and on and doesn’t stop most of the time. sometmes my ear hurts. it’s hard to hear people when they speak. it sometimes seems like people are mumbling. i have to put the tv really high but even then i have problems understnading it cuz it just sounds like mumbling and clinging and clashing noises. the same thing with listening to music. what chould this be? fyi i did recently take a hearing test and didn’t pass. could i be losing my hearing?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    ringing in my ears?
    you know when you get a ringing in your ears some times and it passes. well i have a ringing in my ears all the time i first noticed it about a year ago. i when i sleep i needed white noise from a fan to drown it out. now that i have my job i have to wear ear plugs and i hear the ringing when ever i have them in and when it is quite enough and i am alone with my thoughts i can hear the ringing.
    What should i do? should i vistit the doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      I definitely know the annoying ringing sound. Since you’ve had it for more than a year, you probably have tinnitus, but definitely see a doctor.

      Here’s what webMD has to say:

      Tinnitus is usually caused by prolonged exposure to loud noise (acoustic trauma), which damages to the nerves in the inner ear. However, tinnitus can occur with all types of hearing loss and may be a symptom of almost any ear disorder. Other possible causes of tinnitus include:

      * A buildup of earwax.
      * Medications, especially antibiotics or large amounts of aspirin.
      * Drinking an excessive amount of alcohol or caffeinated beverages.
      * Hearing loss that may accompany aging (presbycusis).
      * Ear infections or eardrum rupture.
      * Dental or other problems affecting the mouth, such as temporomandibular (TM) problems.
      * Injuries, such as whiplash or a direct blow to the ear or head.
      * Injury to the inner ear following surgery or radiation therapy to the head or neck.
      * A rapid change in environmental pressure (barotrauma).
      * Severe weight loss from malnutrition or excessive dieting.
      * Repeated exercise with the neck in a hyperextended position, such as when bicycle riding.
      * Blood flow (vascular) problems, such as carotid atherosclerosis, AV malformations, and high blood pressure (hypertension).
      * Nerve problems (neurologic disorders), such as multiple sclerosis or migraine headache.
      * Other diseases. These may include:
      Acoustic neuroma
      Anemia
      Labyrinthitis
      Meniere’s disease
      Otosclerosis
      Thyroid disease

      Most tinnitus that comes and goes (intermittent) does not require medical treatment. However, if tinnitus is accompanied by other symptoms, becomes persistent, or starts to localize to one ear, a visit to a health professional usually is needed. Often there is no cure for tinnitus, but your health professional can help you learn how to live with the problem.

  30. QUESTION:
    Solving ringing ear problem?
    Since I got back from Afghanistan about 2 months ago my ears have been ringing at times, not all the time like it was doing when I was in Ghanners which was obviously due to all the booms and bangs everyday.

    But now everyday every couple of hours I will just get a ear ringing session from anything from 10 seconds to a couple of minutes.

    Anyone know if it will eventually go away without having to go see the doc?

    Cheers.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry I would love to give you an answer that would say, ‘don’t worry it will go away’, I think you will have to live with it and to really cheer you up it will get worse. After firing the usual army weapons after the last war. anti tank even the rifle I use to have ringing in the ears for two or three days, yes it the booms and bangs that soldiers meet. About twenty years ago I went to a hearing Specialist and after testing me he told me I was an ex soldier and I have been too close to these booms and bangs He told and was so correct that I would have trouble for the rest of my life speaking to ladies because pf the higher pitch voice, or hearing sounds from two directions He was so right, sorry son its the cost of serving. On a soldier to soldier basis I salute you and thank you for what you have done. Ex
      Royal Fusiliers

  31. QUESTION:
    My ears ring when it is quiet in a room?
    Whenever I am in a quiet room my ears start ringing and I first noticed this past June after i had just been sick. After I got better I noticed that my ears were ringing at times and it was loud enough for me to hear in a loud room. Over time it faded and I forgot about it but now recently I have been noticing that my ears ring when it is quiet. Also I do not listen to any loud music of wear earphone or headphones. The only loud noise I would be exposed to is the surround sound for my tv but even that is only kept at a moderate level and is never loud at all. I don’t know what has been causing my ears to ring. Also at times if I cover my ears I can hear the ringing.

    • ANSWER:
      could be tinnitus

      This extremely irritating and stressful condition of the ear is usually not caused by any external noise. This auditory sensation, or ringing in the ears, as it is widely known affects thousands of people. It involves a ringing noise in the ears which may or may not be accompanied by hearing loss. Although many tinnitus sufferers can hear perfectly well, some others experience such loud ringing in the ears that other sounds are virtually blocked out. This severe condition renders them helpless as they loose sleep and concentration.

      Tinnitus can be broadly classified into two types: Objective which is caused by vascular sounds in the head and neck or muscular contractions of the middle ear or the soft palate in the mouth. Your doctor can easily hear the same sounds on examination as you are yourself hearing.

      Subjective tinnitus refers to buzzing, roaring, ringing or whistling in the ear which may be continuous or intermittent and are only heard by the sufferer, i.e. a doctor is unable to hear the same sounds. Subjective tinnitus is more common than objective tinnitus. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this disorder. In almost all cases, only the patient can hear the noise.

      Pulsatile tinnitus can be of both types – subjective as well as objective

      Wax buildup in the outer ear, ruptured eardrum, congested Eustachian tubes, some infection, Ménière’s disease, Side effects of certain drugs like sedatives, antidepressants , pain killers etc., Damage caused due to overexposure to loud noise, Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides level, diabetes, head or neck injury etc. are some reasons why humans have tinnitus.
      Utilize masking noise. Tinnitus is usually more bothersome when the surroundings are quiet, especially when you are in bed. A competing sound such as a ticking clock, a radio, a fan or white noise machine may help mask tinnitus. Small hearing aid like devices which generate a competitive sound may help reduce the awareness of the tinnitus. You may combine such maskers along with herbal & homeopathic remedies.

      According to the American Tinnitus Association (ATA), there is no known cure of tinnitus, at least with the conventional line of medicine. For a long time though, herbs & herbal formulas have come to the rescue of these tinnitus sufferers.

      Tinnitus is usually due to damage to the microscopic ends of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. Perfect hearing is possible only if these nerves remain healthy and any damage to these nerves results in tinnitus or hearing impairment.

      Some herbal remedies exist which can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs & biochemic tissue salts used are
      • Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient.
      • Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
      • Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.
      • Wild Hyssop is also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.
      • Salicylic Ac. (30C) is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.
      • Ferrum phosphoricum (Ferrum phos. D6) is a homeopathic biochemic tissue salt which supports the absorption of iron in the body. The protective myelin sheath which surrounds all nerve tissue needs iron to supply this vital nutrient to the nerve cells it encases. Regular use of Ferrum phos. can help to prevent dizziness, headaches and restlessness and is of great benefit for those who tend to feel irritable, tense and tired.
      • Magnesium phosphate (Mag. phos. D6) well-known as a homeopathic painkiller, Mag. phos. is also of great benefit to the health of the nerves. It acts as a natural anti-spasmodic and a nerve and muscle relaxant and is also frequently recommended for stress headaches.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      You may get more details on the above here http://www.healthherbsandnutrition.com/remedies/t/tinnitus.htm

  32. QUESTION:
    Constant ringing sound in ears?
    I’ve had it for a long time now, a ringing sound in my ears, constantly all the time. I’ve heard it been called “tinitus” before, is there no cure for this at all? It can be very hard to sleep with the sound at times :|

    • ANSWER:
      It’s not a disability
      I have the same problem and it annoys me like crap
      Usually when you blow your nose or bend over for a while right?
      One time I was like crying cause it was soooo horrible
      It’s not a disability, it may just be our sensitive ears ;)
      I wouldn’t worry about it, we’ll survive :P

  33. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears at random?
    Sometimes I hear this random ringing in one of my ears. Always my right ear. It usually lasts a few seconds and happens at random. Especially when it’s dead quite in the room (or maybe that’s the only time I notice it). It goes away on its own and seems to have no real cause. I’m perfectly healthy and young so it makes no sense. My mother has it permanetly in her one ear. She hears this ringing all the time and says it changes pitch and volume at random as well. I believe she told me it is because of high blood pressure. I don’t have high blood pressure. But is it hereditary and will it grow worse over time? Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus, or ringing in the ear, is the experience of hearing sounds like hissing, buzzing or whistling in the ear, and is related to damage to the hair cells of the inner ear. As a long-time tinnitus sufferer, I can testify that it can be very annoying and distracting, especially if it’s constant. There is often accompanying hearing loss, and it can be triggered by loud noises
      Tinnitus can also be brought on by colds, flus, ear infections, too much ear wax, head injuries, high blood pressure, Meniere’s disease (too much fluid in the inner ear, causing problems with hearing and balance) and otosclerosis (new bone formation on the stapes in the middle ear, causing deafness). There are also drugs that can cause temporary tinnitus, including aspirin, quinine, antibiotics, and alcohol, as well as smoking.

      One effective home remedy for tinnitus recommended by George W. Facer, M.D., an otolaryngologist at the Mayo Clinic, is to remove ear wax once a month. Put a couple of drops of hydrogen peroxide, mineral oil or glycerin in the ear, allowing the excess fluid to flow out. This will bubble away and soften the wax. Repeat the process for a couple of days. Then fill a bowl with body temperature water, fill a rubber bulb syringe with the water, hold your head over the bowl, and squirt gently into one ear canal. Turn your head and let the water run out of the ear. Repeat on the other ear. Dry your ear with a hair dryer or a little alcohol after removing wax or showering.

      C. Norman Shealy, M.D. of the American Holistic Medicine Association suggests the following home remedies for ringing in the ears. Black cohosh in tincture form can be used if tinnitus is due to blood congestion or pressure in the head. Feverfew tincture or leaves also help (but never use feverfew if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, do not give to small children, and do not use if you are taking blood-thinning drugs). In cases of ringing in the ears due to poor circulation or high blood pressure, you can try hawthorn tincture.

      Aromatherapy offers a number of fragrant oils that can be either massaged into the head, neck or chest or heated in a vaporizer and inhaled, including rosemary, cypress, lemon and rose to increase circulation and decrease ringing in the ears.

      Homeopathic remedies for tinnitus include salicylic acid for roaring, dizziness or deafness; China sulf. for buzzing, hissing or singing; and Kali iod. for ringing in the ears.

      Certain vitamins and minerals can also reduce ringing in the ears. Increase your intake of magnesium, potassium and manganese and eat foods rich in A and C and bioflavonoids, which encourage good circulation.

      Another home remedy that I personally recommend is learning to “tune it out”. Even though I have tinnitus, most of the time I don’t notice it because I’ve trained my mind not to focus on it.
      High Blood pressure, which is also known as hypertension, is actually a very serious condition which affects the blood flow to and from the main arteries from the heart. Sufferers of high blood pressure are more susceptible to developing peripheral heart disease, kidney disease and renal failure. Sufferers are also at a greater risk of having a heart attack or a stroke. A person who is considered to have high blood pressure is when their blood pressure registers at around 140/80
      High blood pressure is one of the major health risks in America today. It is a silent killer which often has very few symptoms until it becomes severe enough to cause significant damage to your body. High blood pressure can effect many organs in your body, including the brain, eyes, heart, arteries, and kidneys.

      Fortunately, it is very easy to diagnose high blood pressure. Every time you go to your doctor’s office, it’s almost a guarantee that a nurse will measure your blood pressure. This is done using a device known as a sphygmomanometer and a stethoscope. The sphygmomanometer is an inflatable cuff with a pressure meter attached
      could contribute to all of these things.
      Many people experience an occasional ringing (or roaring, hissing, buzzing, or tinkling) in their ears. The sound usually lasts only a few minutes. Ringing in the ears that does not get better or go away is called tinnitus. You may hear a sound, such as a ringing or roaring, that does not come from your surroundings (nobody else can hear it). The sound may keep time with your heartbeat, it may keep pace with your breathing, it may be constant, or it may come and go. Tinnitus is most common in people older than age 40. Men have problems with tinnitus more often than women. There are two main types of tinnitus.

      Pulsatile (like a heartbeat) tinnitus is often caused by sounds created by muscle movements near the ear, changes in the ear canal, or blood flow (vascular) problems in the face or neck. You may hear sounds such as your own pulse or the contractions of your muscles.
      Nonpulsatile tinnitus is caused by problems in the nerves involved with

  34. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears. Possibly from having wisdom teeth out 3 weeks ago?
    I have some ringing in my ears. Could it be that they messed something up when they extracted all 4 of my wisdom teeth 4 weeks ago? I have only noticed this ear ringing problem for the last week and there is some slight pressure in my ears as well from time to time.

    Possibly seasonal allergies?

    I am sneezing and coughing more than usual these past several days.

    • ANSWER:
      Nobody’s ever mentioned anything like that. It must be from Novocaine though. Generally, the herb Ginkgo Biloba helps with ringing in the ears.

  35. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears after a concert?
    I went to a concert Saturday night, and my ears still haven’t stopped ringing. I know that there are thousands of questions about this, but I don’t want to read all of them.

    It was my seventh concert, and the first time my ears have ever rung after. Usually, I feel deaf for like an hour and it gets better. The ringing is really starting to scare me because I don’t know anything about it. It is probably the most annoying thing that I have ever experienced, and I will never go to a concert without ear plugs again.

    Oh, and I was in the first row. Directly in front of the speakers/amps. Now that I have experienced this, I do realize the importance of wearing ear protection, but I didn’t before.

    Is there anything that I can do to help it heal faster/prevent it from being permanent?

    • ANSWER:
      Hopefully it does go away. If not then you have tinnitus. Permanent ringing in your ears. Just like most rock musicians.

  36. QUESTION:
    Ears are ringing, is this a sign of hear loss?
    I’m only 16 years old, and my ears have been ringing for some time (not frequently) but I thought I should find out why now. I’m assuming it’s cause I listen to my iPod too much. I listen to it daily for 30 minutes (in total) and the volume is about half-way; you could say exactly half-way. I’m not sure if that’s too loud but I’ve seen others who have had it to full volume but they don’t experience ringing in the ears. And I know some people who often go to live concerts so they’re exposed to loud noise quite often and yet they also don’t experience this ringing. Why is it just me?

    Anything to prevent this ringing other than to stop listening to music? I thought I should just burn all my music onto a CD so I could listen to it in the car (most of the time when I’m listening to my iPod is in the car) but at home I play it on a CD anyway.
    But are there any suggestions without actually having to stop using my iPod?
    I’ve been thinking of seeing a doctor but I never found it serious. The ringing comes probably once every fortnight? But this week, it’s been happening for the past three days and sometimes my right ear suddenly gets blocked. Today the ringing has occurred about 3 times already…

    Also wondering, will wearing ear plugs help prevent this? Or are ear plugs bad? (Sometimes I wear it to sleep cause my parents leave the tv on too loud). I heard that wearing ear phones to block out noise but you’re not playing any music can be bad (probably misread or misunderstood it…) so just wondering if that’s the case for ear plugs
    @kate
    It doesn’t happen after listening to music; usually occurs when there’s not much noise around me. I’m quite stress-head (lots of people tell me that) so I’m always stressed, particularly with school related things.

    The ringing only happens in one ear. What does it mean if it rings in both ears?

    And when my right ear gets blocked, its not the same sort of block when your in a plane. Things just go quieter in my right ear (only happened like 3 times this year but all happened in a day or two) so I assumed that its “blocked”.

    So if wearing ear plugs is safe, if by chance my ears start ringing when wearing them, does that mean its not a bad sign?

    • ANSWER:
      If it is happening in just one ear, that is a reason to check in with a doctor. It could be a wax buildup (but don’t you dare use a Q-tip), or it could be nothing. But guidelines say that “unilateral tinnitus,” or ringing in just one ear, is something that warrants a checkup. When you say your right ear “gets blocked,” do you mean that it feels like it’s full? Do you experience any dizziness?

      It is tough to pinpoint the cause of ringing ears! In a lot of cases it occurs as a result of a “temporary threshold shift.” This just means that your ears have been exposed to something too loud and you have acquired a slight hearing loss that usually goes away within 24 hours. But it can also be a symptom of stress or anxiety and it’s presentation varies hugely from person to person. And so, though it doesn’t look to me like your iPod is too loud, tinnitus is a wildcard- what might be just fine for one person could really unhinge someone else.

      Do you notice anything specific that seems to be linked to the ringing? Does it happen right after you take out your earphones, or does it show up when you’re in a quiet room? Have you been stressed or bothered by anything in the past few days?

      As far as ear plugs, they are just fine if you want to avoid loud sounds. But when you’re wearing them, you actually might experience more ringing. Tinnitus is your brain’s normal response to silence.
      ——————————–
      For most people, ringing occurs in both ears. And in most cases, I’m sorry to report that nobody knows what causes it. If it’s happening in just one ear though, it’s more likely to be a symptom of something we can find and treat. So it’s worth a shot to get it checked out.

      Before your appointment, keep a “tinnitus diary.” Write down how you were feeling just before the ringing started (stressed? upset?), what you were doing, and even what you ate (we do know that salty foods, spicy foods, caffeine, and alcohol can be triggers for some people.) Make sure you tell your doctor about the feeling that your ear is blocked. Also take note of any interesting features of your tinnitus (is it a steady constant ring, or does it “pulse,” for example.) These details can be diagnostically important.

      Many primary care doctors ignore their patients’ tinnitus concerns. If you feel like you’re being written off, make an appointment with an audiologist.

      As long as your ear canals are clear, earplugs are perfectly safe. If your ears start ringing when you’re wearing them, it’s only because you’ve just made everything quieter and not because you’re damaging your system in any way.

  37. QUESTION:
    Terrible ringing in my ears!!!?
    So i was at a concert last night and as usual my ears started ringing afterward. The issue though is that this time the ringing was more powerful and prevalent than other times and usually it’ll be gone in the morning. This isn’t the case now and I have had ringing in my ears all day although definitely not as bad as last night. When can I expect the ringing to go away? Is there anything I can do meanwhile to make it more tolerable? or to make it go away faster?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps the worst of it might be gone by tomorrow. It’s called tinnitus.

      A poor sound systems PA, with too much distortion can make things worse. I remember when I was younger going to a rave party with a poor sounding loud PA and having the same problem.

      The best thing you can do is get plenty of rest. I would recommend later getting a hearing test. You may have some permanent hearing loss. They might look daggy, but wearing ear plugs in future would be wise.

  38. QUESTION:
    I went to a concert last night & my ears have been ringing and hurting all day?
    I go to concerts all the time, & this has never happened to me before! We were standing near the speakers, but my ears didn’t bother me at all during the concert. This morning when I woke up…….I immediately went back to bed because my ears were ringing horribly & it was so painful. My best friend said to take Sudafed to relieve the sinus pressure, but it made me feel soooo much worse! Now on top of the horrific ear ache, I feel really dizzy and weak, but like hyped up at the same time. I haven’t been able to eat anything all day.

    I used to get ear aches all the time when I was on the swim team, but never this intensely, and I haven’t had one in yrs. I’m 16 now.

    I have a mosquito ring on my phone & I can’t even hear it today!

    I would be really grateful if someone could give me tips about dealing w this. My mom’s a Dr, but she’s in London & I can’t talk with her until tomorrow because it’s late and I think my head will explode from pain by then. It’s just…horrible.

    Thx!

    • ANSWER:
      Umm, I go to a lot of hardcore metal concerts, and my ears continue to ring all the next day. However, it’s never been as serious as you describe. I would say just try to listen to soft music quietly all day so you won’t notice the ringing. If you can, go to a different doctor, or go to the hospital if you think it’s necessary. You may have an ear infection, and you just happened to be at a concert before it set in.

  39. QUESTION:
    ringing in ears casued by virus ….. olny 14 , had for 2 months , will it ever go away , cry all day?
    okay im a girl and im 14 and i have had ringing in my ears for 2 months now , i hate it so much , i wish it would go away , i can hear it over the tv and everything and i just want it to go away , ive been crying like 5 times a day and i feel sick all the time and i dnt eat much anymore because im so scared im gonna have it for the rest of my life . i went to bed one night and i heard the ringing in my ears and i went to the doctors about a month ago and he siad my ear was inflammed and was caused by a viris and i had acute tinntuis , my ear has been poping every time i move my jaw and it feels blocked , i had a cold about 4 days b4 the ringing started …. any chance it will go aaway , i really want it to but i dnt think it will and the thought about living with it for the rest of my life , its my school hoildays and i cnt injoy any of it becuae im so sad and i have not smiled in 2 months …….. i just wanna hear silence and to be like happy like i use to be b4 i had it , this is the worst thing to ever happan to meeeeeeeee , i just wanna be happy again
    is there any chance it will go

    • ANSWER:
      I think you should “beg ” your parents to take you to a Specialist. There is no way should be suffering this long. I get ringing every once in awhile. I can only imagine what constant ringing would be like. Hope you see a specialist soon ! Take care sweetie.

  40. QUESTION:
    I’m dizzy most every day. It gets worse often times resulting in vomiting. I also have ringing in my ears?
    I read that Menieres comes and goes. Mine is pretty much there all the time. My ears were checked and they are clear.
    BP-Ok
    No diabetes
    Had a scan of my sinuses but not my brain.

    Could this be a bran tumor? Meds stop the dizziness but make me so sleepy. How can anyone live like this?
    Ok I’m thinking i meant BRAIN tumor not a a bran tumor. LOL

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    Attention doctors!!! my ears pop all the time when i swallow? what could it be?
    they feel like there plugged up .
    just like when your under water or on an airplane.
    its annoying and it hurts my ear drum somethimes.
    but my right ear hurts the most and im getting that annoying
    ringing sound! what type of medicine should i take to get better?

    stuff you should know!
    i get sinus headaches all the time
    i have mucus in my throat constantly and after a while i
    get bad i get brohncitus all the time so……

    • ANSWER:
      Eustachian catarrh – may be causing blockade of the tubes connecting your throat to the middle ear. This is causing problem. It can be treated by Antibiotics, anti inflammatory analgesics and try to blow air keeping mouth/nose closed.
      Good luck!

  42. QUESTION:
    My left ear seems to have an ich in it all the time an some ringing, is this some kind of ear infection ?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you listen to loud music or work around loud equipment??? This sounds like a sign of tinnitus, which I have constantly, ringing of the ears.. I listened to loud music in my younger days…

  43. QUESTION:
    Why do I get random earaches and ringing (in the ears)?
    Throughout out the day, every day, I get random earaches that last anywhere between 30 seconds to a few minutes. They’re about a 4 or 5 on a scale of 1-10, pain wise. Then, other times, I’ll get random, light ringing in my ears. It’s never both at the same time. The ringing, once again, last anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes. Why do I get these, and is there a way to make it stop?

    I take good care of my ears. Music is always at a relatively good volume, never all the way up. So it can’t be blamed on my beloved iPod.
    I listen to my iPod pretty much all day. It varies from about 2 hours a day to perhaps 3, but I sleep with it on. But when I sleep, I put in on my speakers behind my bed on a pretty low volume. I’ve had these ear issues since 6th grade, before I even had an iPod, so I don’t think that’s it.

    • ANSWER:
      If it wasn’t for you listening to your iPod, I would say that you have an ability to feel, through your ears, pressure that could be seismic. Myself knows where and when there is going to be an earthquake, volcanic growth, eruption, almost to the day, because of the ringing in my ears! The headache is localised, normally close to your eye, left for a distance but right very close! Have you ever done a survey on your feelings? Have you noticed that the ringings are approximately just before, or a round about the time, of an earthquake? Maybe you have, what my husband calls Bats ears! Anyway, You and I ,if my theory is right, know that the next earthquake will be through so close to Opotiki just now

  44. QUESTION:
    i have a loud ringing sound in my ears at all times?
    i think its called tininitus or whatever, but ive had it for longer than i can remember. i honestly dont know what pure silence sounds like. i have told my doctor about it, and he said its because that i listen to music too loud. when i told him that it has been going on long before i even owned a pair of headphones, he still said, “its cuz you listen to your music too loud” this is the same doctor who refuses to tell me what to do about stretch marks on my back, only that i “have bad posture” if there is anything to do about either of these things, what are they?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello,

      Your doc doesn’t satisfy you because he cannot. Conventional line of medicine does not have a cure for tinnitus as yet.

      Wax buildup in the outer ear, ruptured eardrum, congested Eustachian tubes, some infection, Ménière’s disease, Side effects of certain drugs like sedatives, antidepressants, pain killers etc., Damage caused due to overexposure to loud noise, Elevated cholesterol and triglycerides level, diabetes, head or neck injury etc. are some reasons why humans have tinnitus.

      Valium, Xanax and Klonopin are benzodiazepine drugs that many doctors prescribe for tinnitus. These are conventional medications which achieve only limited success in tinnitus relief, and usually their bothersome side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation often discourage use.

      They are addicting to varying degrees and cannot be used continuously for a long period of time. They are helpful in reducing tinnitus symptoms and aid in sleeping. Valium is the most addicting of these and is not used often for this reason.

      Xanax is very popular and is prescribed often for tinnitus. However, the ATA report on medications that cause tinnitus lists Xanax as causing it in 6.6% of cases.

      Natural and holistic tinnitus remedies can be effective in assisting with the relief of symptoms, as well as addressing the individual’s overall health and well-being.

      Tinnitus herbal remedies can be used to support all body systems involved in helping the ear to perform its tasks of clear hearing and balance, as well as the circulatory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.

      Some of the most common herbs used are

      • Ginkgo Biloba is excellent for a number of cerebral and circulatory disorders. It is probably the most widely-used herb for tinnitus and many sufferers swear by this natural ingredient.
      • Rosemary dilates and strengthens blood vessels and is an excellent circulation tonic. Rosemary is particularly useful for tinnitus that is caused or worsened by high blood pressure and other circulatory conditions.
      • Avena Sativa is effective in reducing high cholesterol levels which can contribute to circulatory problems which cause tinnitus.
      • Wild Hyssop s also useful in reducing pain and inflammation.
      • Salicylic Ac. is indicated for tinnitus with loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. This remedy is particularly useful in people whose symptoms began with a bout of flu, Meniere’s disease or long-term use of aspirin.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck

  45. QUESTION:
    My ears feel like they’re full of water and clogged up all the time?
    Its been happening for a while now and it makes me feel like crap. It feels as if i need to pop them all the time but they wont pop and once in a while i hear this ringing sound inmy ears but thats like only ‘sometimes’ , not usually. My ears actually start to feel full and clogged up after or while i listen to music, and i’d say i lisent to it preety loud or moderate .. im scared, does anyone know why my ears do this all the time?

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to stretch your ears after the 6-8 right after you get them?
    I want to stretch my ears, and I’ve recently put in 18 gauges. Of course after the 6 weeks from when I got my ears pierced. Now I know that when you pierce your ears they say after you first change them out leave them in for around 6 months to a year. But do you think its safe to change them to 16 gauge after about 2 months, and keep ear rings in all the time?

    Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      i heard minimum of 3 months to re-stretch…
      i know someone with 0 gauge in their ear. they told me

  47. QUESTION:
    I had ringing in my ear now and again and now its all the time, my doctor has told me its fluid, is it?
    my dad told me about tinitus and thats when it became persistant, am I being paranoid? is that why I have it all the time cos I think bout it all the time? when I dont think about it, it goes. They say have sound in the background with tinitus but that just aggrivates it. I’m desperate for it to go away, my ears are blocked too and hear a clicking. Can the fluid be a result to the ringing and will it go away? Ive looked tinitus up on the net but I have other symptoms too that are not mentioned and have recently been through alot of emotional stress, It seems to go for bout an hour when I feel really happy. can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Did your doctor not do any tests on your ears at all?

      Tinnitus is quite common and there are some treatments that can help, but you really need to find the cause first.

  48. QUESTION:
    Has Anyone Took Medication For Hypertension And Had Increased Tinnitus Noise In Their Ears?
    I have tinnitus but would only hear the noise sometimes. MY doctor increased my medication dosage last week and now I hear the ringing in my ears ALL the time.

    Has then ever happen to anyone taking medication and what can I do to decrease the ringing in my ears?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,

      This is my own experience about how to cure tinnitus, I’ve experienced tinnitus, I consult a doctor and the doctor giving the drug, but not cured, I am seeking information about how to cure tinnitus in the Internet, I finally bought Thomas Coleman’s ebook on http://www.tinnitus.jhocom.com I follow all the instructions, within 2 mounth, my tinnitus was cured. I can confidently recommended this ebook if you really want to cure tinnitus permanently.

  49. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears problem?
    2 days ago i was cleaning my ears out and some of the wax went to the back of my ear canal. i got it out using hyrdogen peroxide so now my hearing is almost all the way back to normal, but i have had ringing in my ear the whole time which is about 2 days now. what does that mean?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ross, you should go to see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist. You may have injured your inner ear during cleaning. A ringing is is called Tinnitus.

      It cannot be stressed enough that your ears are extremely delicate, and one has to be very gentle when cleaning the ear wax. That’s why you should never stick anything into your ears or up the ear canal, even something as soft as a cotton swab must be kept well away from your ear canals.

      The ear wax that gets produced in the ear is very necessary. Ear wax is not something that your body produces that is simply manufactured to irritate you and to be scratched out.

      Cotton swabs actually cause trauma to the ear canal.

      If not carefully used physical damage can and does often occur.

      Instead of removing ear wax, what you are far more likely to achieve is to aggravate the situation by pushing the ear-wax, old skin and other debris towards and against the ear drum.

      Many people suffering from tinnitus report that their tinnitus often started or was aggravated after a prolonged period of “self ear maintenance”, they tried to remove ear wax. The ear wax removal consisted of mainly shoving ear buds or cotton swabs, pens, pencils, hair pins or in fact, anything else that is handy, up the ear canal and having a good old scratch.

      As mentioned earlier, this often only has the effect of pushing the ear wax and debris even further up the ear canal and against the ear drum.

      Some aggresive pushing, scratching and scraping around in the ear canal is the norm.

      Normally all that is achieved is:

      no ear wax removal takes place
      the ear wax is pushed up against the ear drum
      some permanent loss of hearing occurs
      ear infections almost invariably follow
      ear drum damage and possibly worst of all…
      cochlea damage from the shock and noise of all that scratching about in the ear.
      you can start experiencing tinnitus

      This hearing loss is normally only due to the wax being “stopped up” against the ear drum and is not of a permanent nature.

      Of course, sometimes the ear wax removal does lead to tinnitus.

  50. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears?
    I was diagnosed with diabetes 3 years ago, and about 1 month ago, I began having ringing in my ears all the time, could it be caused by the diabetes, and is there any cure????

    • ANSWER:
      My husband had tinnitus and then i read somewhere that if you take 400 mg vitamin E it could help it .
      Well he took it and it went away – and he stop taking it and it returned – soo again he took the vitamin E and he said it lessened the ringing but it was in the background – finally after taking the vitamin e for 2 years it is finally gone-

      the tinnitus is not from diabetes but it could be due to high blood pressure and stress or even allergies

      good luck


Ringing In Left Ear Myth

Written By: admin - Oct• 27•12

Before you can treat tinnitus, you must find out what caused it it. Tinnitus is typically a symptom of your body battling another health issue. Removing the origin will usually put a stop to the tinnitus. Some everyday causes of short-term tinnitus are colds, and sinus or ear infections. Tinnitus brought on by these kinds of infection will almost always leave when the infection has left.

Did you know that a staggering amount of people worldwide are ill with tinnitus? In just the U.S., roughly 36 million sufferers from tinnitus have a ringing sound in their ears. For a large number of these sufferers, the tinnitus will only last for a short time frame, whereas others will be lifelong sufferers.

Abrupt noises such as loud, violent explosions, or prolonged exposure to loud incessant noises such as loud music are the typical causes of tinnitus.

Medications, either prescription or over-the-counter, may perhaps be the cause of your tinnitus. Consult with your physician over the possibility that the drugs you are taking could be causing the tinnitus. A decrease and/or alteration in medication may get rid of the tinnitus, but don’t modify a prescribed amount of medicine before consulting your physician.

An everyday and more lasting cause of tinnitus is injury to the inner ear. This could be caused by exposure to loud sounds over a period of time. If it is necessary for you to be surrounded by sounds similar to jack hammers, heavy machinery, aircraft engines or other loud noises, you should wear ear protection. Loud music such as that found at rock gigs can also be the cause if one is exposed to them frequently and for a long time. A thorough exam by an ear doctor will pinpoint the cause and numerous solutions can be applied with the doctor’s recommendation to remove tinnitus.

Several tactics can help make tinnitus bearable, however the ability to tolerate it varies between person to person. Tinnitus can often help to suppress with a hearing aid. A variety of combination of vitamins and/or supplements are available for purchase for tinnitus. Most of these use a combination of antioxidant vitamins or supplements that have been shown to slow age-related hearing loss in animal scientific studies and a few human studies. Various small drug businesses have begun testing medications with the purpose of targeting specific kinds of tinnitus, for instance a drug which would purposely cure typewriter tinnitus. If these trials prove a success, Dr Salvi believes the key pharmaceutical businesses that so far have shied away from tinnitus research may well start to listen.

The ringing in the ears caused by tinnitus should be alleviated by better blood flow and circulation. Having a healthy immune system can really help remove tinnitus too. A weak immune system is a result and by-product of poor wellbeing, and makes you more susceptible to many health conditions, with tinnitus as a frequent symptom. For that reason, if you want to get rid of tinnitus, you have to improve the health of your immune system.

Tinnitus has been shown to be exacerbated by both alcohol and caffeine. Anxiety and worry, acute tiredness and insomnia are also typical causes. Be careful taking aspirin and other over-the-counter pain killers as these can cause tinnitus. Cutting down on caffeine and aspirin may cure your tinnitus; stress reduction techniques could also help put a stop to sleep deprivation associated tinnitus.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is TMJ the cause of my tinnitus?
    I’m listing my symptoms etc.
    I’m a 15 year old girl.
    My tinnitus started about 2 months ago and it sound like tv static/ringing/crickets. It’s rather soft but still rather prominent in quiet places/places without white noises. Sometimes it gets better, sometimes it worsens. Pretty manageable but i’m worried it will get worse in time.
    It is in BOTH ears. I seem to focus more on the right ear most of the time though. Not sure if i’m a more right person or if it’s louder on the right. If i try to listen, i can quite easily pick out the sound in my left ear in relatively quite places.
    I was born with a crossbite, meaning my lower jaw is more aligned to the left. Not very bad but still quite obvious if you look.
    I read about some tests to check if it is caused by TMJ but i’m not sure if those are myth or facts.
    -Pressing palm against forehead and resist with forehead
    -Pressing palm against lower jaw
    -Clenching jaw/teeth
    My tinnitus became more high pitched during all 3 tests.
    How high are the possibilities of my tinnitus being caused by TMJ? Are there any cures? Cost of treatment? WILL IT GET WORSE IN TIME? Who can i go to for a diagnosis?

    Also, i once suspected cochlear damage but other than this one-off incident of playing my ipod at max volume for about 5 secs a couple of days before the tinnitus started, i always listen to volumes very well within appropriate. Or could it really be this?
    Thanks for going through my long post. (:

    • ANSWER:
      The iPod could be a contributing factor. I had this start with me at 12 and it dissipated over time, either that or I got used to it to the point that my ears had a little ringing. No worries though, ask anybody and they’ll say that they hear ringing in quiet situations.

      So in conclusion, (lol) try and ignore it, see a doctor if it worsens and you’ll be fine.

      All the best and God bless.

  2. QUESTION:
    Honestly; what do you think!? I really need….?
    CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM! I need you guys to read this part and tell me your HONEST opinion. Of course there are spelling errors and grammar errors that have spell checks and grammar checks and re-read’s written all over them. But this is only what you think about it.
    I’d run into a pole. Typical. Why did I have to be so clumsy? Davie was always perfect. Why couldn’t be more like him? I didn’t understand. I mean, my father, was perfect and so was my mother. They’d fit together like corresponding puzzle pieces. Why didn’t they stay together? He was the peanut to her butter… and she was the macaroni to his cheese. Mom never talks about what happened, and I really never ask. All I know is she left him for some reason and never wanted to go back. She didn’t want me to be raised in that household or in the town for some strange reason. Maybe that was why she was “relived I’d had a good night and she was worried about me,” I quote from her. Back to Davie and Brad. Davie was flawless and Brad probably was too. Maybe, Brad Slagle was a figment of my imagination. Maybe I’d dreamed all of this. Maybe I hadn’t even woken up this
    morning… maybe Davie hadn’t died yet… maybe I was still only 15. I knew this was impossible because I’d never believed in premonitions or glimpses of the future.
    Any supersticions really, they were just some cheesy myth. But I knew I was not dreaming and all this had happened. My life was already down the tubes. Maybe
    this Brad/Davie thing was all in my head. They probably don’t even have the same features. Although I had no way of knowing at the moment, because Brad and Davie’s images were foggy in my mind. For now. As soon as I opened my eyes I’d be reassured of things and how they are and how they are meant to be. And this is not how things are meant to be. When you die you either go to Heaven or Hell. There is no inbetween where you take the form of someone else’s body or you stay on earth as an animal or something like that. No recarntaion. It just wasn’t possible. It didn’t even make sense. He was either in Heaven or Hell. Heaven; hopefully. Someday we would reunite. But this was not my time. His time has come, and I thought this would be mine. I tried to fight to open my eyes but they wouldn’t. I still lay there unconscious not moving. I didn’t even feel like moving, and I couldn’t. It’s like my brain was shut off and had gone on a vacation. It wasn’t there. I could barley think and this is what I thought about. Its not like I could tell my brain to tell my eyes to open. I tried but they didn’t. I just lay there for several more seconds…minutes…hours…days… or maybe weeks. When I finally sunk back to conciousness, I was confused. What was going on? Number one, people were probably laughing at me and stepping all over me; or number two someone gracious and respectful enough had taken me somewhere safe. I thought the first. Beeps were ringing in my ear. Kids were probably snapping pictures on their cell phones and sending them to everyone they knew and sending them to their email to upload them on Myspace and Facebook. But these beeps were too consistent. Whoever was with me had no clue I was awake because whoever was there sat quiet and still without moving. But I could feel the presence of someone. I continued to lie there for a few minutes just to recoop myself so I was aware of anything that happened when I opened my eyes. I wanted to document
    this in my brain. I took in the smell. It smelled very clean. Now it’s time to take in the scene. I finally opened my eyes and hoped to find a familiar face. Hank maybe. Although I really wasn’t thinking of what he looked like…nothing came to mind. I opened my eyes batting them slowly. Stuff was kind of foggy like my eyes had been dialated. The room was all white, a flat screen nailed to the wall on a stand, some “get well” balloons, and cheesy photos. I would’ve thought it was a hotel room but I had an itchy blue blanket draped over my body; I was on a hard mattress with side rails, and the pillow was lumpy. The bed was propped up about 135 degrees. I was in the hospital. The annoying beeping noise was my heart monitor. It was flying. Hank was holding my taped-hand with a needle going through my vein. I shuddered at the thought of getting in and out. “Addison? Addison!” I guessed this was my father, but everything before the accident was foggy. Before I could reply “Dad,” he’d thrown his arms around my neck in rejoicement that I was awake. His strong arms were around my limp neck. It hurt, but in a good way. My whole body ached really badly. He pulled away gently when he felt me wince. “Sorry,” he said with a grin on his face. He was so happy I was awake. “Dad? What happened?” I strained my voice, barley a whisper. “Baby, you ran into a large metal pole and fell back on your head and hit the concrete. You busted your head open… you lost so much blood; you’ve been unconscious for five days,” he winced at the last two words. “Hmph, soun

    • ANSWER:
      It’s good, I like your idea. But, to make it clearer for the reader, can you have paragraphs, and separate the story from what you said? I’d love to read more!

      Good luck :)
      Beth xx

  3. QUESTION:
    Im writing a story i just started. i write alot im thriteen. i want to know if you think i should continue?
    PLEASE BE HONEST!!! dont spare my feeling or any of that crap. be honest i really want to know wht you think…and please dont copy my story thats pledgurism im trusting people to not do that.:
    The book flipped open revealing my whole destiny. Pages and pages of my family history. The old withered pages probably hadn’t been turned in a hundred years. I tore my eyes from the pages not willing to see any more. This couldn’t be true. These words were myths. Vampires, werewolves, they weren’t real. Everyone in the room stared at me waiting for a reaction. I didn’t have one. I just wanted to run from the room. Leave and pretend I hadn’t seen any of it. The book, the tower, everything. I would have to leave my old life. This was something I couldn’t tell anyone else. They would have locked me up.
    I couldn’t take it anymore. I ran out of the building and into the meadow, it’s once elegant features now a harsh nightmare. I ran to a stop and stumbled to the ground. Stephen’s voice was right in my ear but I couldn’t make out the words. I realized my eyes were closed and opened them seeing that I was no longer on ground. Stephen had picked me up and was taking me back to the tower. I fought against him but he was stronger then me. I didn’t want to go back to that horrible place. I just couldn’t stand it. We walked in the doors and everyone just stared like they had before. I looked around, not noticing anything different about the people in the room. After a moment I noticed what was different. The people that were in the room were changing. All their faces changing physically all at different rates. It seemed like days had gone by before everyone had completed the change. In the room there were now only two human forms. Large wolves about the height of an average 12 year old stared at me almost eye to eye.
    “Wake up.” Stephen said in my ear. I was confused. Wake up? What did that mean?
    A loud ringing in my ear made all the confusion go away. I was in my bedroom lying on my bed. My mom continued to tell me to wake up until she saw that I was awake. I looked up at her and my eyes followed her to the beeping alarm clock on the other side of the room. She flipped it off and then turned back to me.
    “Who sets their alarm clock at four-o-clock in the afternoon?” She started to lecture. She always hated my sleeping process and no matter how much she tried it always stayed the same. I just could not wake up early. I spent all my nights having nothing to do but being fully awake.
    “I went to bed at like six AM last night. If I didn’t set my alarm clock I would wake up and it would already be night time again.” I explained for the millionth time. My mother ignored me and went to the curtain covered windows and ripped them open letting a beam of sunlight come into the room.
    “There is an easy way of fixing that. Why don’t you just not fall asleep so late?” She said sarcastically. I rolled back over covering myself with my blankets blocking out the horrible light. She coughed loudly implying that she wanted me to stay awake. I sighed and uncover my face just enough to see her.
    “When you’re ready come down stairs. Dinner- or should I say breakfast- is almost ready.” With that she left the room and closed my door.
    I sat looking up at my ceiling remembering my dream. What was that? It felt so real. And that book? What had it been talking about again? I struggled to remember all the details. If I really couldn’t remember the whole thing then it must not have been very important. I forced the memory to the back of my mind and got out of bed.
    I stumbled back and forth throughout my room finding clothes. I picked up a tan v neck top and white capris and quickly changed looking in the mirror.
    My outfit worked perfectly with my pale skin and long dark brown hair. I brushed out my hair and gave up on trying to look possibly decent.
    I went down stairs and plopped on the couch. My mom’s boyfriend was in the kitchen making dinner and my mom was talking to him. I didn’t have any other sibling so other then the noise they were making the house was silent.
    I jumped to my feat at a loud knock on the door. Racing to the door I pulled it open already guessing who it was. It was my best friend Bianca; she was coming over so we could hang out after dinner. Plans we had already made yesterday.
    “Hey!’ she exclaimed hugging me as I closed the door and we went into the living room. “You’re mom said you were still sleeping when I called last? I thought that when I got here I would have to personally go wake you up.” Bianca laughed also being annoyed by my sleeping process.
    “I know I just got up. I didn’t have time to get ready or anything so sorry.” I explained. She looked me up and down and looked amazed.
    “You always look great. I don’t know how you do it. You’re just naturally beautiful.” She commented.

    • ANSWER:
      you’re a great writer and i like the story. =] and dont worry, i wont steal from you ;]
      however, being a young author, i suggest you wait a while, at least to after high school, wherre your voice has probably developed and your grammar/punctuation/language has grown. In the meantime, take notes. get your characters memorized (know them like your best friends), develop the sense of visualization. these things will make a dramatic difference; you’ll just ‘see’ the place, and you’ll just ‘know’ the characters. You wont bring them places, theyll go where they want. ‘]
      great start though. hint: show, dont tell. ex: showing: The grass was wet and dew was still on it from last night after the rain. ex: telling: the grass was wet.
      =p
      good luck!
      -ahauntingnearu