Tinnitus Miracle

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Ear Tinnitus Cure

Written By: admin - May• 17•12

If you are 45 or 50 years old or there about’s – then this information is definitely for you as we are going to look at Meniere’s disease – that is a little known disease that can cause noises in your ears amongst other things.

So what are the symptoms of Meniere’s disease.
Well they will vary from person to person but typically you will find:

>Tinnitus
>Vomiting
>Vertigo
>Deafness

Meniere’s disease or otherwise Meniere’s syndrome is caused by an increase in the amount of fluid in the semicircular inner canals of the ear. This is the part of the ear that controls our balance and poise.

This excessive fluid not only damages the internal ear canals but if the condition is left untreated the cochlea can also be damaged. When this happens, sufferers will also be plagued with difficulty perceiving sounds and may well have to cope with tinnitus at the same time.

The deafness caused by Meniere’s disease is different from other hearing losses in two principal ways. Firstly it affects a low-frequency range of sounds making them difficult to distinguish and for many people, the way they hear is changed so that they become very sensitive to loud sounds and noises.

The first signs of Meniere’s disease will often be the appearance of vertigo. In some cases the vertigo attack is so severe that the person suffering from it may well collapse on the spot.

Many people later remember that – just before the attack they did feel some mild discomfort. However others say they felt quite distinct pain in ears just before the attack.

However, it should be noted that in many cases the appearance of vertigo is preceded by bouts of tinnitus.

Obviously the amount of time that tinnitus attack proceeds the onset of vertigo will vary from person to person as will how long each bout of tinnitus lasts. But one thing that does not vary, is that if this condition is left untreated sufferers will get hearing loss – often complicated with tinnitus.

The medical community is fairly unsure about the exact cause of Meniere’s disease although many times experts have traced the origin to something like a food allergy, a viral infection, a sluggish thyroid, or adrenal gland problems.

One of the known causes is linked to the presence of syphilis.

Another part of medical community also believes that Meniere’s disease can be caused by either diabetes or high blood pressure.

Like many medical problems, once the cause is pin pointed – efforts can then be made to treat the condition.

In those cases where there is an underlying problems such as high blood pressure – than many times – treating that problem will usually clear up the problem with Meniere’s disease. Most of the time treatments offered are drug based.

The good thing is that if it is caught early enough – there is a possibility of a complete reversal of the problem. However virtually in every case where Meniere’s diseases is left untreated the end result is the person will become deaf.

This is obviously why it is important that is if you believe your tinnitus may be caused by Meniere’s disease then this is something that you must get checked out as soon as possible. Simply because if it is diagnosed early enough than the treatment will be very effective indeed.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does removing ear wax that is plugging the ear cure tinnitus?
    I believe my husband has tinnitus because of his excessive ear wax. We can never keep his ears clean and he doesn’t like doctors. He has had ringing in his ears for years. If I was to convince him to go to a doctor for a cleaning to unplug his ear will it cure his tinnitus. Also, using drops and water in his ear do not work.

    • ANSWER:
      Ear was produces pressure in the ear and can reduce hearing. So it’s good to have it cleaned out. A physician’s office can do it easily, quickly, and painlessly. Ear was, however, it doesn’t cause tinnitus.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do I cure tinnitus from excess ear wax!?
    This is driving me insane, it’s mild but VERY annoying.
    No trauma or infection or any other sort of thing happened to my ear.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there a sure cure for Tinnitus, buzzing and noise in the ear without any external stimulation?
    I have been suffering from tinnitus in my right ear since 10 yrs.Taking Vit E, and heavy dose of B12, Ginko Biloba were of no use.

    • ANSWER:
      As of this time there is no cure.
      I have had it for a long time myself. Most of the time I can ignore it but sometimes it seems to be worse than others.

  4. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus cure can you endorse one that actually relieves the ear ringing.?
    My heart breaks when I have to watch my grandmother struggling with ear ringing! The tinnitus is not the worst of it though, because she struggles to sleep her overall health seems to be deteriating. It appears to me that because she is so irratable and up tight, she doesn’t get to sleep much and always seems to catch almost every sickness that is going around. Can this be because of her tinnitis? I am looking for a tinnitus treatment for her.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s very interesting that there are about four or five of you asking the exact same question give or take a word or two.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/tinnitus#tr…

      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/tinnitus/…

      http://www.t-gone.com/

      http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/arti…

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tinnitu…

  5. QUESTION:
    Will tinnitus go away when a ear infection cures?
    I woke up with a sharp pain in my left ear, i went to the doctor that very morning. The doctor told me that it was an ear infection and gave me some ear drops and antibiotics. My brother helped me dropped the ear drops, and i ate my medicine. I slept for awhile and realised that my ear didn’t hurt anymore. However, it still felt slightly blocked, i went on with my daily activities. The next day, i started hearing buzzing sounds in my ear. Will tinnitus go away when my infection cures?

    • ANSWER:
      yes i would think so if the infection asn`t damaged any thing else, your doctor would tell you for sure.

  6. QUESTION:
    I know there is no cure for tinnitus’s of the ear .?
    but i have a terrible busing in one ear that is driving me insane , i have a hearing aid in the other ear is there anything i can do. i have heard that a hearing aid in the tinnitus ear can help

    • ANSWER:
      First call should be to make an appointment with your Doctor/GP. My Dad has Tinnitus and now wears a hearing aid. Tinnitus cannot be cured but can be managed.

  7. QUESTION:
    How do you cure yourself of tinnitus(ringing in the ear)?

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t think there’s a cure. If you’ve got it, I guess you’re stuck for life. Sorry. I have it sometimes… When it’s quiet it get’s bad sometimes, so I like having some kind of sound, like a fan running, and that makes it go away.

  8. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend has tinnitus(ringing in the ear) is there anything to cure this?
    He’s tried different vitamins and medicines but nothing seems to stop the ringing. Any Help, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      There isn’t a cure for tinnitus I’m afraid. It’s actually a symptom of something else that cause the effects that your boyfriend is having.

      I have a similar symptom, but it’s not tinnitus, although I do understand how frustrating it can be. Mine was caused naturally, according to my doctor, although it can be caused by prescription drugs (that’s not to scare anyone off them!).

      Most people have to live with it, and kind of get used to it, but there are some things that you can do to help it, or at least reduce the experience of the sounds, depending on how the condition occured, which is why it’s important to understand the causes of it first.

      Theres loads of websites out there that give advice, I found the one below particularly useful.

  9. QUESTION:
    How can I cure ringing in my ears with tinnitus remedy?
    How can I cure ringing in the ears with natural remedies for tinnitus.

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you’re going through. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for tinnitus. The pills don’t work. Herbal supplements don’t work. All you can do is use techniques to help you not concentrate on the noise. Use “white noise” machines to help mask your internal “ringing”. Try not to dwell on it. Protect your hearing by not exposing yourself to high noise levels which would make it worse. That’s all there is right now.

  10. QUESTION:
    How to get rid on tinnitus or ear ringing?
    If anyone have idea that how to cure tinnitus then pls tell me….I am suffering from this problem

    • ANSWER:
      Using devices like hearing aids and sound generators to mask the ringing in ears. A new technique, the acoustic neural stimulation, uses these sound generators to deliver music injected with broadband acoustic signals for those afflicted with very loud tinnitus.

      http://tinnitus-treatment.yourhealthorbit.com/

  11. QUESTION:
    Cure for Tinnitus Does anyone Have A Suggestion?
    I’m looking for a cure for my tinnitus. My doctor says ear doctor says it’s permanent. I lived with this for quite sometime over six years – just woke up one day and had it.
    I don’t want to try pills unless they cure what I have and I can stop taking them.

    Does anyone know if tinnitus chiropractic or acupuncture medicine cures tinnitus?
    And you suggest a doctor near the N.Y area.

    If someone can help that would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      It is too bad but so far there are no drugs or medicine that have been proven to cure tinnitus.

      I have, however, heard of a supplement that has helped a lot of people by improving the circulation of blood in the inner ear. It is called Lipoflavonoid. Also, some people with tinnitus have found that taking vitamin A, B, C, D, and E helps because they boost your immune system.

      Other things that help are, if you smoke, then quit, and also cut back on alcohol, salt and caffeine.

  12. QUESTION:
    What is Holistic system cure for Tinnitus ringing in ears acne yeast infection psoriasis hemorrhoids etc?
    I have never heard the term holistic cure.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you can try one of the natural treatments available on the Internet – some of them do actually work. For my psor. I use herbal cream by Champori quite successfully. It takes just a couple of weeks to clear the spots and they then stay clear for months on end.
      Try it: Champori is available online without prescription and comes with money back guarantee so if it doesn’t work for you – it’s free.
      Abi

  13. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedies can you advise me regarding something that really relieves the ear ringing.?
    It is just scary to watch my daughter struggling with the ringing noses in her ears! The tinnitus is not the worst though, as she find it hard to get her overall health is also starting to suffer. It seems to me that as she is so stressed and up tight, she can’t sleep for long and always seems to pick up virtually every infection that is doing the rounds. Is this be resulting from her tinnitus? Where can I get a tinnitus cure for her.

    • ANSWER:
      Please don’t get too stressed out. I know that your doctor will tell you that there is no cure but my mom unearthed this website http://www.t-gone.com that offered much support in determining the root cause of her tinnitus. Surely worth a visit.

  14. 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

  15. QUESTION:
    Is classical music the only cure for tinnitus ?
    And what exactly happens in you’re ear when u get tinnitus what goes wrong ?

    • ANSWER:
      Birgir,

      Music shields your ears from that sound by masking those disturbances. The basic issue still remains unresolved. End of the day, your tinnitus is a nerve related issue as your auditory nerves (not always the cause but usually is) get damaged due to any of the below mentioned reasons.

      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.

      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 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.

      Hope all this helps

      Good Luck!

      Read in detail if you wish on the link below

  16. QUESTION:
    Any cure for tinnitus (Ringing in the ear)?

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing, roaring, buzzing, and other noises in the ears that are unrelated to external sounds can be intermittent or continuous. This condition can be very distracting and irritating, and is sometimes associated with partial hearing loss. Tinnitus can accompany other conditions related to the ears and nervous system, some of which need a physician’s assessment and treatment. Homeopathic remedies often reduce the discomfort and frustration that come with tinnitus.

      Homeopathic remedies found effective in tinnitus relief:

      Calcarea carbonica: When this remedy is indicated, tinnitus may be experienced alone or with vertigo. The person may have hearing problems, or cracking and pulsing sensations in the ears. People who need this remedy are usually chilly, easily fatigued, crave sweets, and feel overwhelmed and anxious when unwell.

      Carbo vegetabilis: This remedy may be useful if ringing in the ears occurs during flu or other conditions involving vertigo and nausea. The symptoms may be worst in the evening and at night. The person may feel cold and faint, but usually has a craving for fresh and moving air. Carbo vegetabilis is also helpful when an illness has been prolonged or recovery is slow.

      China (also called Cinchona officinalis): This remedy is often helpful to people who feel touchy, weak, and nervous with sensitivity to noise and tinnitus. It is often indicated after fluids have been lost through vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, and surgery or other conditions involving blood loss.

      Chininum sulphuricum: Buzzing, ringing, and roaring sounds that are loud enough to impair the person’s hearing suggest a need for this remedy. The person may also have a tendency toward chills and vertigo, during which the tinnitus is often worse.

      Cimicifuga: People likely to respond to this remedy are very sensitive to noise, along with tinnitus, and often have pain and muscle tension in the neck and back. They are usually energetic, nervous, and talkative, but become depressed or fearful when not feeling well. Headaches and problems during menstrual periods are often seen in people who need this remedy.

      Coffea cruda: This remedy may be helpful to an excitable, nervous person with tinnitus accompanied by extremely sensitive hearing and a buzzing feeling in the back of the head. People who need this remedy often have insomnia from mental overstimulation.

      Graphites: This remedy may be beneficial to a person who has tinnitus with associated deafness. Hissing and clicking sounds are often heard in the ears (or even louder sounds like gunshots). People who need this remedy may also have a tendency toward constipation, poor concentration, and cracking skin eruptions.

      Kali carbonicum: Tinnitus with ringing or roaring, accompanied by cracking noises and itching in the ears, may be relieved with this remedy. Vertigo experienced on turning is another indication. People who need this remedy are often quite conservative, with a rigid code of ethics. They tend to feel anxiety in the region of the stomach.

      Lycopodium: A humming and roaring in the ears, along with impairment of hearing, suggest the use of this remedy. Sounds may also seem to echo in the ears. People needing Lycopodium often have a tendency toward ear infections with discharge, as well as chronic digestive problems or urinary tract complaints.

      Natrum salicylicum: This remedy may be beneficial if ringing in the ears is like a low, dull hum. Loss of hearing related to bone conduction, as well as nerve interference and vertigo, may be involved. Natrum salicylicum is a useful remedy when tinnitus and tiredness occur after influenza or along with Meniere’s disease.

      Salicylicum acidum: This remedy is indicated for tinnitus with very loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. The problem may have begun with flu, or occur in a person with Meniere’s disease. Salicylicum acidum may also be helpful if tinnitus has been caused by too much aspirin.
      Homeopathy Dosage Directions

      Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

      Many homeopathic physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the remedy work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is treatment for ringing in ears same as remedy for tinnitus cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      I always have the same understanding like you and now I know what it is all about. By chance it happened to me that I came across http://www.apnidukaanse.com/tag and that now I know that there is an easy way to get rid of tinnitus problem and easily cure the same at home. The website provides a great information, solutions and remedy for ringing in ears. Thanks to this website.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know whether there is a cure for tinnitus?
    I have been advised there is no cure for tinnitus! I cannot survive awful ringing sounds in the ears? Surely there must be some cure available somewhere?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure, but there are ways to manage it.
      1. Wear earplugs. I reduce more damage to my ears and reduce the ringing in my ears by wearing earplugs to concerts, automobile races, around heavy machinery, and at night while I sleep. Or invest in those noise-reduction headphones by BOSE when you travel on airplanes, and use them when working alone at your desk to mask out the noise of the computer equipment.
      2. Reduce “white noise” by shutting off all unneccesary appliances and electronic equipment when not in use. Replace an old, noisy refrigerator with a quieter one. Replace old appliances with energy-saving ones that are also quieter.
      3. Turn down the volume on your music player headphones, turn down the volume on your stereo, turn down the volume on your home-theater surround sound, don’t sit right next to the speakers at a concert, and protect your ears inside machine shops and mechanics’ garages.
      4. Move to a quieter neighborhood. This may sound silly, but reducing traffic background noise can at first make the ringing in your ear louder, but your brain will adjust to it after a few days. In fact, reducing ALL your background noise will make the ringing more pronounced, but after a few days of quiet, you brain will adjust and the ringing will lessen. It takes time, but it really works.
      5. Excercise, eat right, and take your vitamins. By incorporating more activities in your life, you will adjust your ears to hearing a wider variety of sounds and different volume levels, as well as focusing your attention on your activities instead of staying home and focusing on the ringing in your ears. The more you divert your attention from your ears, the easier it is to adjust to the ringing.
      6. Learn Sign Language, just in case none of the above works and you lose your hearing altogether. You’ll make new friends in a whole new world ;) !

  19. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus cure – where can i find it now?
    Guys, is there any of you who know about Tinnitus cure? How to stop ringing in my ears? I was told simply to try and ignore the ear buzzing noise that was filling my head. I tried, I even bought the ‘calming music’ to help me. It didn’t work.

    I really need your help now.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve experienced that. Don’t worry. Just try to avoid coffee, tea, sweet foods, and refined alcohol because all these result in low blood sugar which can lead to tinnitus.

      Reducing your stress level will also decrease tinnitus, therefore breathe deeply.

      I found a useful site you might want to check out:

  20. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus cure can anyone endorse any that really produces results.?
    It is just frightening to watch my friend struggling to cope with the ringing in her ears! The tinnitus isn’t the worst of it though, because she battles to fall asleep her overall health is also starting to suffer. It seems to me that because she is so tired and anxious, she can’t sleep for long and always seems to catch every sickness that is going around. Can this be related to her tinnitus? I am looking for a tinnitus cure urgently.

    • ANSWER:
      i think i was told by my chiropractor to take vitamin b6 for this, he said i had fluid behind my ears…wahtever that meant, i took b6 and it did help.

  21. QUESTION:
    How can I stop ear ringing? I need to get rid of tinnitus, any ideas?
    I have tinnitus, which we all know is a ringing in the ears. I need to stop ear ringing, because it is really starting to bother me. So, what is the best way that I can naturally cure the ringing in my ears? The faster I can stop ear ringing, the better!

    • ANSWER:
      The best way for you to stop ear ringing is a combination of some simple medicine, combined with all natural cures. I cannot speak for everyone else, but to cure my tinnitus I combined two aleve per day, or the recommended dosage with some simple home remedies.

      However, this alone did not cure my tinnitus. Learning some quality relaxation strategies and home remedies really is the way to go. Here is where I found some great information, and maybe it can help you out as well. http://stop-ear-ringing.blogspot.com. This should help stop the ear ringing, at least it worked well for me.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can you grow a near eardrum to cure tinnitus?
    I know you can use stem cells and what not to create new organs in a lab. I’ve even seen a rat with an ear growing on its back. My question – is it possible that you can grow a near eardrum that can be surgically implanted to replace the original? I am not sure how complicated an organ the eardrum is compared to hearts, livers, and what have you. It seems pretty sensitive… thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Not yet.

      Tinnitis originates from the INNER ear cochlear device and isn’t related to the drum.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can ear wax cause tinnitus, if ear wax is removed will the problem be cured?
    I AM VERY SCARED…..PLEASE TELL ME DOES TINNITUS ALSO LEAD TO DEAFNESS FOREVER.

    I AM VERY SCARED TO VISIT TO ENT FOR REMOVING WA DUE TO SOME PAS EXPERIENCES…WONT IT BE POSSIBLE TO TAKE ANESTHESIA AND THEN REMOVE THE WAX?

    • ANSWER:
      First, please try to relax as stress can aggravate tinnitus. And I’m sorry you had such a bad experience with your ENT. No doctor would recommend the extreme measure of going under anesthesia to have ear wax removed. Ear wax can painlessly be removed at home with over the counter drops and syringe. Or you can try ear candles (you won’t believe what comes out of your ears when you do). This is very relaxing. Ear wax can cause tinnitus, so if you think that is your problem by all means address it first. But it is not the most common cause – exposure to loud noise is the most common cause.

      Tinnitus does not cause deafness although it can make it hard to hear over the noise in your head sometimes.

  24. QUESTION:
    What causes the condition know as Tinnitus, any cure?
    Tinnitus is a ring in the ear non stoping 24hr

    • ANSWER:
      There are several causes, among them, exposure to loud noises and uses of certain drugs. Here is a more complete list:

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

      There are also many treatment options (diet changes, medications, electrical stimulation, etc.)

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

  25. QUESTION:
    I understand there is a cure for tinnitus?
    My audiologist tells me that there is no cure for tinnitus! How can anyone live horrible ringing noises in their ears? some treatment obtainable somewhere?

    • ANSWER:
      I found help. I know that conventional wisdom will tell you to live it or that there is no cure but my mom unearthed a website http://www.t-gone.com that offered much support in finding the root cause of her tinnitus. The site is well worth a visit.

  26. QUESTION:
    I have been told by ENT specialists that there is no cure for Ringing in the ears [Tinnitus].Experts comment?
    Any medicine which we can take to reduce the ringing sound in the ears and get relief
    Doctors prescribed Daflon tablets but it does not give any relief

    • ANSWER:
      Well, at present there is no known cure, though research is going on at this very moment.

      Sometimes, in the case of loud noise having been the cause, and depending on how long the exposure to it lasted and how loud it was, tinnitus will may go away by itself in a few days or weeks.

      However, if your tinnitus has gone on for some months, it is likely that it won’t resolve. But never say never, as I heard of a case that had lasted some 20 years and disappeared when the man stuck his head out of a car window (he was a passenger, by the way) when travelling at high speed on the motorway. However, I am not suggesting you do the same :)

      Daflon is not the only drug used in the treatment of tinnitus. Sometimes mild anti-depressants or even anti-sickness drugs may be tried. I stress the word “tried” because tinnitus is one of those ailments which is very individual. What works for one person may not for another.

      Some people say accupuncture helps; others say Ginko Biloba (a herb you can get from the health food store) relieves their tinnitus.

      There are tinnitus maskers which “mask” the sound by replacing it with white noise.

      In certain extreme cases caused by things like acoustic neuromas and vascular abnormalities, surgery might be offered.

      So even if your specialist runs out of ideas for you, there is nothing to stop you trying out others’ ideas (as long as you thorougly research them first to make sure they are safe). You might even want to run them past your specialist. Do remember that your specialist is fully trained in this area. So working together with your doctor should provide the best possible treatment.

      I know when I gave myself tinnitus from hitting my head during a faint, that one of the biggest things for me was learning to concentrate on other things. It was a long, slow process, but worked for me. I went from driving myself crazy trying to get back to silence, to being able to think of something else for 1 minute, 5 minutes,10 minutes, 30 and so on, till nowadays I can cope with my tinnitus without too much trouble at all.

      The main thing is that you get some support so that you don’t feel alone with this.

      You might like to have a look at the following site operated by the British Tinnitus Association, which will give you an insight into causes and treatments, and also offers you a helpline number where you can talk to someone about what is happening to you.

      http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/index.php?q=general+information

      0800 018 0527 free of charge – from within the UK
      44 (0)114 250 9922 outside the UK

      If you live in the US see here:

      http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/noiseinear.asp

      Don’t give up!

  27. QUESTION:
    is there any one trying to find a cure for tinnitus and hearing loss?
    i want know is there any researches on tinnitus like aids,cancer. i just wonder why the don’t have a cure for this medical is just getting so advanced theycan replace a cut ed hand but they cant transplant ears why?

    • ANSWER:
      They cannot transplant ears because the organ of hearing is located inside the skull inside the hardest bone in the body (the temporal bone). It is hard to get to. Also tinnitus is a very abstract thing so it is hard to study, hard to find a cure for, and hard to live with. It is not simply something that needs to be fixed. There are many forms of tinnitus as well. many people have tinnitus all their lives who have normal hearing. What causes that. Others it is likely caused by exposure to loud noise, and it often accompanies high frequency hearing loss. Some medications also cause tinnitus as a side effect. Stopping the medication may stop the tinnitus or you may be stuck with it.

  28. QUESTION:
    How do I cure tinnitus?
    I have an infernal ringing in my ears. How do I get it to stop? I have already stopped use of headphones, both in-ear and over-ear. I have turned down all the sources of noise that I can, but it still goes on.

    • ANSWER:
      Treatment may be quite different in each case of tinnitus. In most cases there is no cure, and treatment is designed to help people manage tinnitus on a day-to-day basis.

      Some people find that taking certain medicines can trigger tinnitus. If this is the case, your GP may advise changing medication to stop the tinnitus. Sometimes tinnitus disappears of its own accord, or may only occur in response to an obvious cause such as anxiety or stress.

      There is no specific medicine to treat tinnitus, but research continues.

      Tinnitus is strongly linked to stress, and sometimes people are prescribed sedatives, tranquillisers, or antidepressants to help lessen the effect that the tinnitus has on their lives. Normally these are more effective if prescribed together with on-going counselling.

      Other medicines, such as local anaesthetics, those that interfere with nerve conduction, and anticonvulsants (drugs used to prevent seizures and convulsions), such as carbamazepine, have been tried to treat the symptoms of tinnitus. However, trials have been disappointing. Four randomized clinical trials of carbamazepine and trials of other anticonvulsants have failed to show any benefit.

      There are a number of other things that may prove effective in controlling tinnitus:

      listening to calming music on personal headphones, especially at bedtime,
      white noise generators (tinnitus maskers) may make it less easy to hear the tinnitus,
      use of a hearing aid if you have slight hearing loss. Being able to hear sounds you cannot normally hear may help to override the tinnitus noise,
      deliberate effort to concentrate on something else and to ignore the tinnitus; and
      cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) by a hearing therapist to help people change their response and lower their awareness of tinnitus.

      Depression is not uncommon with severe tinnitus, and requires specific treatment such as antidepressant drugs or talking therapies such as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

  29. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if exercise or a chiropractor can cure tinnitus?
    Hi , I have had tinnitus for 5 long years now . I have always felt it was due to stress and tension. On Monday while using my easy shaper exerciser my ears suddenly stopped ringing. Sadly the ringing returned a few hours later, but the silence for those few short hours was wonderful . Since the ringing stopped completely for that time , i am certain its not permanent. Has anyone either doctor or patient had any success with a chirpractor?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had it since I was a lad, so much to the point I wanted to blow my brains out as a teen. My saving grace was finding a large HEPA filter that makes a ton of white noise, and I’m able to get a good night’s sleep.

      I despise quiet rooms…the silence turns into ringing and roaring in no time. Some days it is better, some worse.

      Tinnitus is permanent damage to your hearing; mine from childhood sickness. I know some vets that got theirs in the service, and some older musicians that are starting to exhibit it. I’ve been told and read that hearing damage is not repairable.

      I’ve been to doctors, chiropractors, tried herbal remedies and for me, nothing has worked. The only thing they did was take my money.

      I’m wondering for you if it might be allergy related? I’m thinking the exercise got your sinuses cleared. Does it always go away when you exercise? Possibly an over the counter medicine might help. I hope so…I don’t wish this on anybody.

  30. QUESTION:
    I was told there is a cure for tinnitus?
    The doctors told me there is no cure for tinnitus and I would have to live with it! How can anyone live with these awful ringing noises in their ears? Is there some treatment available somewhere?

    • ANSWER:

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

  31. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any treatment or cure for Tinnitus that is continuos ringing noice in ears?
    Western medicine/surgery has no solution for continous noice inside the ears, day and night. They say this ( tinnitus) has to be lived with!

    • ANSWER:
      As someone suggested T-Gone, let me explain what that mini site is all about: http://www.t-gone.com/

      Ignore it! It is only a way for making money. Once you give them your email address, they will bombard you with emails until you buy this product. Be careful and make more research.

      Alternative Treatments
      Some people have taken minerals such as magnesium or zinc, herbal preparations such as Ginkgo biloba, homeopathic remedies, or B vitamins for their tinnitus and found them to be helpful. Others have experienced tinnitus relief with acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, magnets, hyperbaric oxygen, or hypnosis. A few of these therapies have been researched in an attempt to verify the anecdotal claims. But the results have not conclusively identified these treatments as helpful for tinnitus. Your doctor might give you clearance to try them for tinnitus anyway given that they generally carry little risk to health and some people find them helpful.

      Amplification (Hearing Aids)
      Some tinnitus patients with hearing loss experience total or partial tinnitus relief while wearing hearing aids. There are many variables that determine success. However, if a patient has a hearing loss in the frequency range of the tinnitus, hearing aids may bring back in the ambient sounds that naturally cover the tinnitus.

      Biofeedback
      Biofeedback is a relaxation technique that teaches people to control certain autonomic body functions, such as pulse, muscle tension, and skin temperature. The goal of biofeedback is to help people manage stress in their lives not by reducing the stress but by changing the body’s reaction to it. Many people notice a reduction in their tinnitus when they are able to modify their reaction to the stress in their lives.

      Cochlear Implants/Electrical Stimulation
      A cochlear implant has two components: 1) an electrode array that is threaded into the cochlea, and 2) a receiver that is implanted just beneath the skin behind the ear. The electrode array sends electrical sound signals from the ear to the brain. Because electrode implantation destroys whatever healthy hair cells were left inside the cochlea, these implants are prescribed to deaf or near-deaf patients only. In one study, half of those who had tinnitus before their cochlear implants experienced tinnitus relief after their cochlear implants.

      Why do cochlear implants help tinnitus? There are two possible reasons: 1) The tinnitus might be masked by the ambient sounds that these devices bring back in. 2) The tinnitus might be suppressed by the electrical stimulation sent through the auditory nerve by the implant. Some forms of electrical stimulation to the ear can stop tinnitus briefly.

      Cognitive Therapy
      Cognitive therapy is a type of counseling that is based on treating a patient’s emotional reaction to tinnitus rather than the tinnitus itself. To accomplish this desired change in perception, a counselor will help the patient identify negative behaviors and thought patterns, then alter them. Counseling programs are individually designed for patients and are most effective when coupled with other tinnitus treatments, such as masking or medication.

      Drug Therapy
      Many drugs have been researched and used to relieve tinnitus, but there is not a drug that has been designed specifically to treat tinnitus. Some drugs that have been studied include anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax, antidepressants like nortriptyline, antihistamines, anticonvulsants like gabapentin, and even anesthetics like lidocaine. All successfully quieted tinnitus for some people.

      The American Tinnitus Association cannot recommend which treatment, drug or otherwise, is right for you. This is for you and your healthcare provider to determine. Remember to talk to your provider about side effects and about other medications you currently take. Because side effects can happen with any drug or drug combination, patients have to decide for themselves if an undesirable side effect is worth the trade off of tinnitus relief.

      Many people ask why pharmaceutical companies aren’t actively researching a drug designed specifically for tinnitus. Partly, this is because of the cost-prohibitive nature of prescription drug development. A report in the December 2003 Wall Street Journal reported that large pharmaceutical companies spend an average of .7 billion to develop a new drug therapy. This price tag includes the creation of the drug, testing, approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and marketing.

      Creating new drugs involves a certain level of failure. Only about one out of eight drugs tested on animals actually make it to the consumer market.

      On a related topic, some drugs can actually include tinnitus as a side effect. Read more here.

      Sound Therapy
      Various treatment strategies use sound to decrease the loudness or prominence of tinnitus. Sound therapies include both wearable (hearing aid-like devices) and non-wearable devices (such as table-top sound machines or even a whirring fan). Often, sound is used to completely or partially cover the tinnitus. Some people refer to this covering of sound as masking. Sound therapies should always be combined with counseling.

      TMJ Treatment
      Tinnitus can be a symptom of a jaw joint (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ) dysfunction. This can happen because muscles and nerves in the jaw are closely connected to those in the ear and, under the right circumstances, can interfere with the ear’s nerves. Dental treatment or bite realignment can help relieve TMJ pain and associated tinnitus. See your dentist if you think you have this problem.

  32. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus treatments can anyone recommend something that actually relieves the ear ringing.?
    It is saddeneing because I have to stand by and witness my grandmother battling to cope with ringing in her ears! That is not the worst though, because she find it hard to sleep her overall health seems to be getting worse. It appears that as she is so irratable and up tight, she doesn’t get to sleep much and always seems to get every germ that is doing the rounds. Can this be resulting from her tinnitus? Where can I get a tinnitus cure urgently.

    • ANSWER:
      I found relief for tinnitus. I know that your ENT will tell you to live it or that there is no hope for a cure but my boss found this website http://www.t-gone.com that gave her a lot of advice in finding the root cause of her tinnitus problem. The site is well worth checking it out.

  33. QUESTION:
    I have “Tinnitus” – a ringing in the ear…Does anyone out there know of a cure… or a very good treatment

    • ANSWER:
      I read all the previous answers and agree with most that it may be incurable as it is the sign of hearing damage usually due to loud noises (music, concerts, bands, and often in men, the use of many power tools.) I think it is important that you use ear protection even when mowing the lawn to help prevent further problems. Those squeezable earplugs are good.
      I have used ear protection for years even at concerts. I discretely put some silicon earplugs in and loosen them just enough to hear and enjoy the music but not leave with my ears ringing. I hope they do find a cure for tinnitus as so many people suffer from it and the upcoming generation likes everything even louder, not realizing the consequences.

  34. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus cure can someone advise me regarding something that actually works.?
    It is saddeneing because I have to stand by and witness my gran battling with the ringing noses in her ears! The tinnitus is not the worst though, because she battles to sleep her overall health seems to be getting worse. It appears to me that because she is always so irratable and up tight, she can’t sleep much and nowdays seems to pick up every germ that is doing the rounds. Is this be related to the tinnitus? I am searching for a tinnitus treatment right now.

    • ANSWER:
      My son got tinnitus help. I know that your ENT will tell you to live tinnitus or that there is no chance of a cure but my son found this website http://www.t-gone.com that offered him much help in determining the cause of his tinnitus problem. Surely worth checking it out.

  35. QUESTION:
    What helps Tinnitus is there any cure?
    My boyfriend has Tinnitus. I dont know too much about it. Other than its ringing in the ears, that drives him crazy & causes him to loose sleep. Is there any known cure? Any tips & tricks that help from some one that has it? I feel helpless, its sad I wish I could fix it for him.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus cure can you advise me regarding one that actually works.?
    My heart breaks when I have to stand by and watch my daughter battling with ringing in her ears! The tinnitus isn’t the worst of it though, because she battles to fall asleep her overall health seems to be getting worse. It seems to me that because she is so tired and anxious, she can’t sleep for long and always seems to pick up every germ that is doing the rounds. Can this because of her tinnitus? Where can I get a tinnitus treatments for her.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s very interesting that there are about four or five of you asking the exact same question give or take a word or two.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/tinnitus#tr…

      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/tinnitus/…

      http://www.t-gone.com/

      http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/arti…

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tinnitu…

  37. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus cure can someone recommend one that actually produces results.?
    It is just frightening to watch my grandmother suffering to cope with the ear ringing! That is not the worst though, as she battles to get her general health seems to be getting worse. It appears that because she is so stressed and up tight, she doesn’t get to sleep for long and nowdays seems to pick up almost every sickness that is going around. My theory is that this related to the tinnitis? I am looking for a tinnitus cure right now.

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.home-remedies-for-you.com/remedy/Tinnitus.html

  38. QUESTION:
    Any cure or remedy for tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?
    Have been suffering for >10 years. ENT specialist had diagnosed as ‘irreversible ear damage’ due to job environment. Had tried acupuncture but no effect. Ringing sound of high and constant pitch 24/7. Especially loud at night when the surrounding is quiet. NO IDIOTIC ANSWERS,PLS

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer as well. I have/had sensitive ears. I had been to like 50 rock concerts and blared music from 1985 to 1995. I started wearing earplugs at concerts.

      then in a drunken stupor at a nine inch nails concert I removed my earplugs. my ears rang for six months.

      here is what I do. get a fan in your bedroom and run it constantly. it provides the white noise and drowns it out.

      or one of those wave machine things works well too.

      Alprazolam (xanax) can be used to treat it.

      However, if you have the gene for addition, alcoholic, drug problems. then be careful.

      try another ENT. acupuncture?

      good luck brotha.

  39. QUESTION:
    what´s the latest treatment to cure tinnitus ( ringing in the ears ) ??

    • ANSWER:
      gluten free diet and get your thyroid checked TSH should be under 3 and check for antibodies

  40. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to cure constant ringing in the ears (Tinnitus) ?
    I always had ear infections and problems with my ears as a child. For about 6 years I have had a CONSTANT ringing in my ears. It gets louder at night or when I’m sick and it drives me crazy and makes it very hard to concentrate/stay focused. I have been to my doctor, clinics and other doctors…basically I have learned it was probably caused by being exposed to smoke (my dad always smoked in the house when I was growing up, or being exposed to loud noise…I went to a few concerts before it started…but not many. My doctor kept prescribing me nasal spray but that never did anything. Another doctor told me there is nothing to be done about it and that it is an “inconvenience” I will have to live with forever. I have heard or seen adds for products or surgeries that can help but I don’t know much about them. If anyone knows of any possible solutions, please help! Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      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

      http://ent.uci.edu

  41. QUESTION:
    How do you cure tinnitus.?
    I have a constant ring in my ear that wont go away.The doctor told me that their was no cure and to learn to ignore it, but it is impossible.

    • ANSWER:
      Your doctor is right as there is no cure with the conventional line of medicine.

      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.

      But, 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

  42. QUESTION:
    Has anyone found an effective cure for tinnitus?
    I’ve had a ringing in my ears for years due to exposure to loud noise. I’ve seen several ads and websites, but I’m not sure which ones are scams and which ones actually work. Any information would be greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately there is no medical cure for tinnitus. In fact, it’s interesting to note that over 200 types of medicines, including antibiotics, diuretics, and aspirin can cause tinnitus.
      The best results are coming from home remedies and holistic methods. there are some ideas on this site:

      http://earinfectioncauses.blogspot.com

  43. 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?

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anyone found some natural cures for tinnitus (ringing in the ear) that have worked for them?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Suniel Kaushal answer is really good.

      Other than that you could be eating to much of Chinese or any other of pre-made supermarket foods loaded with MG (mono-sodium glutamate).

      It is known to cause tinnitus and dull headache in some people.

  45. QUESTION:
    Ringing in left ear started 30 minutes ago. Found out its called tinnitus. Any help you can give me?
    Is there any cure? I can still hear through the ear, and its only in the left, not right ear. Never heard of this problem till I got it. And yes, I do clean my ears using cotton swabs. I suppose its a message to others not to stick anything in your ears. Its really true that doing so can cause trouble.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had ringing in my ears before, but it went away. Chances are, yours is the same way, and it will go away on its own.

      If it lasts more than a day, or it happens often, then go see your doctor, because there could be an underlying medical condition.

  46. QUESTION:
    What are the tinnitus symptoms ?
    Hello brothers and sisters,

    Can any one explain me what are the ear tinnitus symptoms ?
    I am come to know about ear tinnitus recently.One of my friend who writes about tinnitus told me to visit http://www.eartinnitus.com/tinnitus-symptoms.html How i can cure tinnitus ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi donold,

      I think tinnitus is curable and many people recovered from that.It’s symptoms is just ringing ears.I am go through your friend’s link and there it is clearly explained.

      In that same site go through below pages you will get solution.

      All the best :-)

  47. QUESTION:
    what is the cure for tinnitus?
    I have a preferated eardrum and my ear is ringing. It was ringing before I preferated it, but not as loudly.

    • ANSWER:
      The following tips may help you reduce symptoms of tinnitus.
      Cut back on or eliminate alcohol and beverages containing caffeine.
      Stop smoking and stop using smokeless tobacco products. Nicotine use makes tinnitus worse by reducing blood flow to the structures of the ear.
      Limit your use of aspirin, products containing aspirin, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
      Exercise regularly. Exercise improves blood flow to the structures of the ear. However, avoid extended periods of exercise, such as bicycle riding, that keep your neck in a hyperextended position. For more information, see the topic Fitness.
      While waiting to see whether tinnitus goes away, or if your health professional has advised you that your tinnitus will be present for a long time, try these methods to cope with the constant noise:
      Limit or avoid exposure to the noises you suspect are causing your tinnitus. If you cannot avoid loud noises, wear protective earplugs or earmuffs.
      Try to ignore the sound by directing your attention to other things.
      Practice relaxation techniques, such as biofeedback, meditation, or yoga. Stress and fatigue seem to make tinnitus worse.
      Quiet rooms can cause tinnitus to seem more distracting. Background noise may reduce the amount of noise you hear. Play music or white noise when you are trying to fall asleep or anytime you find yourself in a quiet place. You may consider buying a machine that makes soothing sounds, such as ocean waves.
      Try the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba. Some studies suggest that it may help relieve tinnitus, but other studies do not show a benefit. Further studies are needed to determine the best dosage.

  48. QUESTION:
    Does any one have a cure for tinnitus?
    high pitched whistleing in the ear’s, I’ve had it a long time, but its got worse lately.

    • ANSWER:
      I dont think there is a cure sweet oil seems to help a little. I guess it soothes the little hairs in the ears…or basically floods them out for some temporary relief.
      Sweet oil can be found in the herbal section of food/drug stores.
      Put just a drop or 2 in the ears.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for a type of hearing loss called tinnitus?
    Two years ago, my friend suffered a mini stroke and lost his right ear of hearing. Otherwise, everything else seems to be fine. I wonder if an MRI procedure could pinpoint the area within the ear that is causing the hissing/tunnel sound.
    I wonder if his ear can be brought back to normalcy.

    • ANSWER:
      No. Basically, hearing loss is irreversible. There are cochlear implants, but those aren’t a reversal of hearing loss, just an aid to improve hearing. Tinnitus is actually common for many people. Most people get it, but extreme tinnitus is a constant problem and results in hearing loss. In those cases, the damage is generally not reversable. However, ringing in the ears goes away in most people if it isn’t serious.

  50. QUESTION:
    how do i cure my Tinnitus?
    it started two weeks ago when i was cleaning my ear out with a cotton bud,, it’s a really low hissing sound in my LEFT ear but it’s still annoying. My mom has ordered some ear drops does anyone think this might help?? or are there any other remedies that will help?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you may have compacted ear wax, use ear drops to soften and the see your doctor to have your ears flushed out.
      Using cotton buds in your ear is not a good idea, as you have found out.


Ear Tinnitus And Vertigo

Written By: admin - May• 17•12

The first step in treating tinnitus is to figure out the cause of it. Tinnitus is usually a symptom of something else occurring in your body. Removing the reason will usually end the tinnitus. Some common reasons for short-term tinnitus are colds, sinus infections and ear infections. Tinnitus introduced by these types of infection will almost always clear up as soon as the infection has gone.

Did you know that a staggering amount of people worldwide are ill with tinnitus? In the United States alone, roughly 36 million people have tinnitus and a ringing sound in their ears. For many of these sufferers, the tinnitus lasts for a short time frame, whereas others will be lifelong sufferers.

Sudden noises such as loud, violent explosions, or lengthy periods of exposure to loud continuous noises such as loud music are the typical causes of tinnitus.

Medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, may well be the cause of your tinnitus. Talk to with your health professional about the possibility that your medication could be causing tinnitus. A cutback or alteration in medication may eradicate the tinnitus, but do consult a doctor before adjusting the dosage of a prescribed treatment.

An ordinary and more permanent cause of tinnitus is damage to the inner ear. This could be caused by subjection to loud sounds over a period of time. If you need to be around noises like jack hammers, heavy machinery, plane engines or other loud noises, you should wear ear protection. Loud music for example at rock gigs may also be the culprit if one is subjected to them frequently and for a long time. A complete series of tests by an ear doctor will identify the cause and a number of options can be applied with the doctor’s counsel to remove tinnitus.

A number of techniques can help make tinnitus tolerable, however the capacity to tolerate it varies between person to person. Tinnitus can often help in supressing with a hearing aid. A variety of mixtures of vitamins or supplements are on the market for tinnitus. Most of these use an amalgamation of antioxidant vitamins or supplements that have been proven to slow age-related hearing loss in animal research and a few human studies.

Many small drug companies have started to test treatments with the intention of targeting particular types of tinnitus, such as a drug that would specifically cure typewriter tinnitus. If these kinds of trials prove a success, Dr Salvi claims the major pharmaceutical businesses that so far have hid away from tinnitus studies could start to listen.

The ringing in the ears caused by tinnitus should be aided by improved blood flow and circulation. Looking after your immune system can really help eliminate tinnitus as well. A weak immune system is the result and cause of weak health, and could make you more prone to a plethora of illnesses, with tinnitus as a common symptom. For that reason, if you don’t want to suffer from tinnitus, you have to better the strength of your immune system.

Tinnitus is considered to be aggravated by both alcohol and caffeine. Stress and worry, excessive tiredness and sleeplessness are also common causes.

Take care self diagnosing aspirin and other over-the-counter pain killers as these have been known to cause tinnitus. Taking less caffeine and aspirin might finish off your tinnitus; anxiety reduction practices may well also help terminate excessive exhaustion related tinnitus.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    HELP! Ear Ringing/ Tinnitus?
    Well, this has been the one of the toughest things to deal with. Started a year ago with a clogged ear feeling, and 2 episodes of vertigo. Then nothing at all for a year except for a slightly clogged ear every now and then. Then 1 year later, I woke up with severe vertigo and ringing in my left ear, nausea, spinning, vomitting…was brutal. Went to the doctor 3x now. The last time I was given prednisone to relieve inflammation but didn’t really help. Now I started having jaw pain, teeth grinding and crunching in my jaw and a slight ringing in the ear.

    I have researched everything to do with vertigo, ear infections, TMJ, Meniere’s and Tinnitus. I did take the prednisone but didn’t help. I have also tried many natural things, Ice packs on the jaw, stretching, taking drops in Cayenne in water, stopped chewing gum and have tried massaging the jaw. My jaw pain isn’t always there, just started, but the ear clogging has been happening for like 6 months now!

    Sorry for the long post, but I am really having a tough time with this. Not sure if its an ear infection, TMJ, or both. The jaw pain comes and goes, bbut the ringing has been constant for like 8 days! I have also scheduled an appt with an ENT but have to wait like 4 months for the appt. Anyone have any help with this? The vertigo has only happened 4 times but the ear problem is a daily problem. Any help would be great, and don’t say “go to the doctor” because I have. Should I just go to the Emergency room? Worried it could be. More serious then just an ear issue. have to wait for ENT. Thx in advance!

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    Do you have Vertigo or TMJ?
    I just want to help out if someone is/was suffering from the same symptom’s that took over my life for 1.5 years. I have seen my dentist and I am doing great now! Just one possibility if the vertigo just doesn’t seem to add up right:

    I have had every one of these symptoms since day one except loose teeth, limited opening and sensitive teeth. I’ve caught myself clenching but that one is still up in the air. Too bad nausea isn’t on there, that was a huge problem.

    Symptoms of TMJ Disorder:

    Headaches/Migraines (cluster headaches, aka “squigglies”)
    Jaw pain
    Neck/shoulder pain
    Jaw clicking and popping
    Limited opening
    Ear congestion
    Vertigo (dizziness)
    Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
    Difficulty swallowing
    Loose teeth
    Clenching/grinding – your teeth should only be in the “closed” position when chewing
    Facial pain – I had “zappers” around my eyes
    Sensitive teeth
    Difficulty chewing
    Postural problems
    Tingling/numbness in fingertips

    The muscles in the my neck and shoulders were so tight that I had to go to physical therapy. I do stretches everyday just to make sure those muscles don’t tighten back up. Once my jaw was aligned, everything seemed to just fall into place. I hope this helps. FYI- I had a crown put on my back molar approximately two months before my symptoms hit me.

    • ANSWER:
      I have vertigo (labyrinthitis) I was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with it, I also get the tinnitus as it is a inner ear infection which affects your balance. I also have caught myself clenching my teeth and standing differently but I think that i just because I am trying to keep myself standing up straight – hard when the room is spinning all day and night. It’s not that same but it seems I have some of your symptoms.

  4. QUESTION:
    What to do about Ear pain/infection/ TMJ?
    Well, this has been the one of the toughest things to deal with. Started a year ago with a clogged ear feeling, and 2 episodes of vertigo. Then nothing at all for a year except for a slightly clogged ear every now and then. Then 1 year later, I woke up with severe vertigo and ringing in my left ear, nausea, spinning, vomitting…was brutal. Went to the doctor 3x now. The last time I was given prednisone to relieve inflammation but didn’t really help. Now I started having jaw pain, teeth grinding and crunching in my jaw and a slight ringing in the ear.

    I have researched everything to do with vertigo, ear infections, TMJ, Meniere’s and Tinnitus. I did take the prednisone but didn’t help. I have also tried many natural things, Ice packs on the jaw, stretching, taking drops in Cayenne in water, stopped chewing gum and have tried massaging the jaw. My jaw pain isn’t always there, just started, but the ear clogging has been happening for like 6 months now!

    Sorry for the long post, but I am really having a tough time with this. Not sure if its an ear infection, TMJ, or both. I have also scheduled an appt with an ENT but have to wait like 4 months for the appt. Anyone have any help with this? The vertigo has only happened 4 times but the jaw and ear problem is a daily problem. Any help would be great, and don’t say “go to the doctor” because I have. And have to wait for ENT. Thx in advance!

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  5. QUESTION:
    What to do now about Ear infectinon? Crunching, some jaw pain and now ringing.?
    Well, this has been the one of the toughest things to deal with. Started a year ago with a clogged ear feeling, and 2 episodes of vertigo. Then nothing at all for a year except for a slightly clogged ear every now and then. Then 1 year later, I woke up with severe vertigo and ringing in my left ear, nausea, spinning, vomitting…was brutal. Went to the doctor 3x now. The last time I was given prednisone to relieve inflammation but didn’t really help. Now I started having jaw pain, teeth grinding and crunching in my jaw and a slight ringing in the ear.

    I have researched everything to do with vertigo, ear infections, TMJ, Meniere’s and Tinnitus. I did take the prednisone but didn’t help. I have also tried many natural things, Ice packs on the jaw, stretching, taking drops in Cayenne in water, stopped chewing gum and have tried massaging the jaw. My jaw pain isn’t always there, just started, but the ear clogging has been happening for like 6 months now!

    Sorry for the long post, but I am really having a tough time with this. Not sure if its an ear infection, TMJ, or both. The jaw pain comes and goes, bbut the ringing has been constant for like 8 days! I have also scheduled an appt with an ENT but have to wait like 4 months for the appt. Anyone have any help with this? The vertigo has only happened 4 times but the ear problem is a daily problem. Any help would be great, and don’t say “go to the doctor” because I have. Should I just go to the Emergency room? Worried it could be more serious then just an ear issue. have to wait for ENT. Thx in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a chronic ear infection that is getting worse and possibly spreading to other structures. Best to have a doctor look at it and treat it as soon as possible. Serious infections can make your jaw stiff and painful, and can produce swelling around the jaw and funny crackling noises, as well as the usual ear-infection symptoms.

  6. QUESTION:
    Hearing problem – Help with CT interpretation?
    I have hearing loss on the right side for the past 18 years (mild to moderate). The doctors once said it was sensorinural due to TB drugs taken by me during childhood. But an audiogram taken in 2003 revealed conductive hearing loss with mild neural loss. Audigrams repeated in 2005 and 2007 revealed the same.Tympanometry done at that time revealed a Type B Flat Tympanogram. The ENT prescribed antibiotics for 2 weeks. Now when I repeated the audiogram it revealed moderate to severe mixed hearing loss. Ofcourse I don’t find much difference. I went to the same ENT specialist whom I have been visiting so far and he said nothing to worry and presciribed some multi-vitamins. He inspected my ear and said everything is fine. I have no ear pain, head ache, no ear discharge, vertigo, tinnitus (very very rare). I have nasal allergy and nasal congestion with no discharge once. So I went to a doctor for second opinion who adivised CT of the Para Nasal Sinus anf temporal bone. The CT of my para nasal sinus revealed mucosal thickening.

    The readings are as follows:
    Soft tissue densities noted in right tympanic cavity.
    Mastoid air cells on right side are sclerosed
    Epi, meso and hypotympanum appear normal on left side.
    scutum appears normal
    The middle ear ossicles appear normal bilaterally. No evidence of bony destruction/discontinuity.
    Bony cochlea, Vesitbule and semicircular canals appear normal on both sides. No evidence of bony destruction.
    Internal auditory canals and internal auditory meati appear normal.
    carotid and facial nerve canals appear normal on both sides
    cerebellopontine angle cisterns appear normal. No evidence of mass lesion seen
    Eustachian canals appear normal bilaterally
    The carotid canal appears normal bilaterally
    External auditory canal appears normal bilaterally.
    The nasopharynx appears normal
    Soft tissue appears normal.
    Impression
    Soft tissue densities in tympanic cavity with sclerosed mastoids air cells in the right side – suggestive of chronic otomastoiditis
    —————————————-…
    I asked the specialist whom I visited now with the report and she said forget the CT report. She refused to explain any questions/doubts other that a nasal spray and an anti-allergy tablet for a month and told me to meet her then.
    What is soft tissue density in the typanic cavity? Does it represent any fluid or some other?
    I asked whether I need any antibiotic for the chronic mastoiditis. she replied negatively. Please help?
    All the above said scan report may be due to some repeated infections during the childhood was her answer. I told her so far in my life I haven’t had any ear problem other that the hearing loss. I am worried please help.

    • ANSWER:
      No soft tissue density is not any fluid collection, it is just increased thickening of the the tissue.. but the CT is abnormal as it shows inflammation( that is bodies reaction to an infection or any foreign body)…. with prolonged inflamation tissue density can increase

      now i can recommend one thing, that is to show ur report to an ent specialist…………. an second opinion is always gud……….. i would have done it if i was in ur place

  7. QUESTION:
    Dad having vertigo problems ?
    My dad is sitting in the car with a bad vertigo spell, we are pulled over & were not in a rush…but im wondering how long this should last ? He has menures disease..(not sure how to spell it) but its a sickness wherebyou get tinnitus (ringing ib the ear) along with vertigo. Its been bothering him for about a week now, on and off. Wht can i do to help him? And how long shouldbthis last?

    • ANSWER:
      Meniere’s attacks can be very short or last for what seems to be an interminable length of time.

      The best thing you can do is to learn about Meniere’s disease so that you can be aware of what he might be doing to put himself into jeopardy. Sometimes factors are beyond ones control.

      http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/balance/meniere.asp

      At the NIDCD site linked about, you can learn much about this inner ear disorder and you might learn signs which will help you keep both of you safer. For example, he he is having a bout of tinnitus or ringing in the ear, that might be a sign that he is going to become dizzy. That is the time he must pull over to the side of the road.

      This might also be the time for him to learn about canes. For his next birthday, consider a really sharp looking cane or walking stick for him. While he might really need a walker, a cane or pair of canes/walking sticks will also work.

      Talk to him and ask about his symptoms. If he is reluctant, tell him that you already know that one school of thought feels that it could result from genetic variations and run in families. You have a right to know.

      How is his condition being treated? Medication? Diet which limits salts and taking ddiuretics Antibiotic injections? Pressure pulse treatment? Is he considering surgery?

      You might find the read easier at the Mayo Clinic website. Navigate from page to page:

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/menieres-disease/DS00535

      You really want to read the page below because it shows the ways in which you can provide support and encouragement for your father.:

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/menieres-disease/DS00535/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

      Meniere’s disease has no cure and the disease can become progressively worse so it is imperative that you encourage your father to follow the treatment upon which he and his doctor can agree.

      I hate to say this but you ought to read the Wikipedia article as it has some additional information upon the directions this disease can take.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/menieres-disease/DS00535.

      By the way, how long did the particular episode last?

  8. QUESTION:
    Vertigo, nausea, migraines, tinnitus, sore neck…what is wrong with me?
    It started 8 weeks ago, when I think I may have had the H1N1 flu (swine flu). I was sick for 3 days with a sore throat, stuffy nose, and coughing. I got better really quick, but then about 1 week later it came back with a vengeance. I had a fever, my body ached all over (especially my legs, back and neck), I had a sore throat, stuffy nose, blocked ears, and a really bad chest infection. It took me 3 weeks to fully recover (my chest mostly). I thought yes, finally I am healthy again!
    And then one morning (about 3.5 weeks ago) I woke up and I was so dizzy. Every time I bent my head down the whole room would tilt and sway like I was on an amusement park ride. I also had tinnitus in my left ear. I researched online and I thought it must be Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo since I only had it when moving my head around or laying down. I found some home exercises to do that was suppose to help. I tried to do them, but they made me so dizzy that I had to run to the toilet and vomit profusely.
    The next few days, the vertigo started to occur at random times and I couldn’t even watch TV one day because my vision was shifting and flickering. I was almost going to go to the emergency room, it was that bad, but I decided not to.
    The next day it was better. Although it was replaced with an extremely sore neck. So then I thought maybe the vertigo and nausea was coming from my neck. I’m hardly one to get headaches, and I have had about 3 or 4 migraines in the last few weeks.
    And then another morning I woke up and my ears felt all stuffy and wet. So then I was thinking maybe something is wrong with my ears.
    Some days are better than others, that is why I keep putting off going to the doctor. I always think this is the day that I will feel better and then the next day it is back to the same.
    Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Based on your symptoms, in combination with a sore neck, the first thing that comes to mind is EBV (mono). But it could be a number of things.

      The doc can check to see if the virus is in your blood stream (once infected, it’s always there).

      If it is EBV, some people get it once and never see it again, other people get infected, then have flare-ups off & on for the rest of their life.

  9. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know the best way to relieve tinnitus?
    and is there a connection between tinnitus and vertigo (other than they are both related to the ear)? I have both!

    • ANSWER:
      That would depend upon the cause. In most cases there is no connection. If tinnitus is caused by hearing damage, there is no treatment of which I know. If caused by brain damage, very rare, then there might be treatment related to working with the brain.
      Vertigo might be caused by damage to the part of you ear that helps with balance. That is permanent. If caused by brain damage instead, who knows. People who have been near large explosive blasts sometimes have both. People who have been subjected to extreme psychological stress might have one or another. The psychologically induced symptoms may not be permanent. Usually those go away with time, but they can be permanent. Blindness is more common from stress, but anything can happen.
      In short, I know of no real treatment. Talk with your doctor. Personally, I am learning to live with hearing loss and tinnitus. It’s not fun. I also wear hearing protection to try to keep what hearing I still have. The irony is that tests show my bad hearing to be normal.

  10. QUESTION:
    How long should I suffer before killing myself?
    I’m 18 and for 4 years I’ve experienced Hearing loss, Vertigo, Dizziness, Head Pain, Ear pressure problems, Tinnitus, Ringing in ears, Blurry vision, Shortness of breath…I keep meaning to do something about it but no one believes in me, and think im a joke?

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus problems in left ear?
    I used to suffer mild tinnitus in my left ear, it was loud but short in duration. Recently it is lasting a lot longer, & keeps me awake at night, but its not as loud as before. I’m due to see my doctor in April for another hearing test etc (I’ve suffered vertigo and lost some hearing in it already) but is there anything I can do to stop it!! (apart from put the radio on to drown out the noise).

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard so many theories, even including implants in the ears left by aliens that cause the tinnitus ringing. You need to do your own research and find your own beliefs. But, there are beliefs that something called “ear candling” will cure you of all causes of tinnitus, and is ancient medicine that is supported in many cultures today. See the websites that follow:

  12. QUESTION:
    Question on sex, tinnitus and vertigo?
    Hi,
    I masturbate about once a week in my mid thirties or so.
    Does avoiding ejaculation even when you feel you really, really must have it has something to do with loss of hearing, vertigo and tinitus?
    I’ve been doing this quite often thinking I would enjoy sex more if I dont spill out come and become weak afterwards until dizzyness hit me one night.
    I am now severly deaf on my left ear for more than ten years.
    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh, please… masturbation has NOTHING to do with hearing loss and vertigo.

      Go see a doctor. There is definitely another reason why that is happening besides jerking off.

  13. QUESTION:
    Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!?
    Ok I am a 13 year old girl, who has had vertigo, tinnitus, and ear problems since February and I am incredibly angry that it has not gotten better, so I have cut myself a few times

    what should i do?????????????????????????????????????????

    • ANSWER:
      My ear started ringing about 7mths ago, as well.
      I’ve seen several doctors and have been told many things regarding the condition. I get how it’s driving you out of your mind.

      Don’t cut yourself over it.. Tell your parents to explore different treatments and options .. get 2nd or 3rd opinion.. doctors opinions vary and they often over look things. You really need to see an otolaryngologists not a general practitioner.

      1) ear crystals can cause ear ringing as well as vertigo.
      You can try self treatment at home to reduce or eliminate that problem. But it’s not going away over night. it takes a few weeks of these methods to solve the issue.

      http://www.bchealthguide.org/kbase/topic/detail/other/hw205519/detail.htm

      2) TMJ or TDD can cause ear ringing, headaches, dizziness, funny vision, etc… Do you grind or clinch your teeth? If so go to a Dentist to get fitted for a spacer/retainer to wear at night.

      3) Stress… if you have lots of stress (school, boyfriends, pressure) it is possible that your neck and upper back muscles have stress-knots. These muscles connect to the muscles behind the ear.

      Once you omitted these conditions you really need to check into some serious causes. Example: Meniere Disease, tumors,

      Good luck and see other doctors advice… It will not go away until you find the cause and treat it.

      Also stop thinking about it.. it seems louder when all you do is think about it. At night have some other soft background noise so you can fall asleep.

  14. QUESTION:
    Bad vertigo attacks for 4 weeks, should I wait for medication to work or go to the ER?
    long story and limited space, so i’ll try to keep this brief.

    - Motion sickness since Aug. ’06, mostly in the car, bus was ok, Sept., woke up with vertigo
    - Went to doc, got anti-nausea meds, didn’t help, switched to ginger root, that seemed to control the motion sickness
    - April ’07, motion sickness worse, car, bus, even elevator, didn’t go out much, limited to walking everywhere
    - May, pain, pressure, tinnitus in my right ear, which is weird since I was born completely deaf in that ear (left ear is normal)
    - Woke up with vertigo twice, 2 weeks apart
    - Braved the bus and went back to see my doc, he gave me a presciption for betahistine, which I’ve been taking for the past 10 days.
    - Bus ride home from that trip was bad, vision loss, almost passed out, haven’t traveled since
    - Since that ride, 10 days ago, the vertigo has been non stop, from everday to every 30 sec.,keep waiting for meds to work but they haven’t yet.
    - some double vision, eyes rolling

    What do you think?
    more details, haven’t slept in 2 days because everytime i try to lie down and close my eyes I get vertigo, have an appointment with an ENT aug. 16th, long wait

    • ANSWER:
      I would go to a doctor soon. It might help calm you to know that vertigo is rarely super serious. But why suffer. Go have your ears checked, possibly an EKG and a brain scan just to make sure you are ok. You have suffered long enough. You need some relief.

  15. QUESTION:
    My son has been diagnosed with symptoms of “Menieres disease”. Tinnitus and vertigo.?
    He has had a brain scan years ago and it showed nothing. We have done a lot of research. He has tried many things, vitamins, no caffeine, low salt intake, water pills etc… Hearing loss (mostly in one ear) and constant ringing in the ears are his worst symptoms. He hears his heart beat in his ears constantly.

    Does anyone have a experience with this? Please I have checked so many websites…
    Marla, my son is 26. He did have a ct scan. We live in San Jose, Cal.
    He has 3 different sounds, a “seashell”, “pulsating” the last sound, “ringing” I think? Thank you for your help.
    very interesting info…thankyou and please keep it coming!

    • ANSWER:
      According to French ear specialist Dr Alfred Tomatis, vertigo is the result of the stirrup muscle in the middle ear going into spasm. The stirrup muscle helps regulate the pressure in the inner ear, so if it goes into spasm, it sends pressure waves through the inner ear, which upsets the balance mechanism in the inner ear.

      He developed a method of treating Meniere’s disease, through a listening program which tones the ear muscles, literally giving them a gym workout, with alternating, fluctuating sounds and higher and higher frequencies.

      When used over a prolonged period of time, his method (called Sound Therapy) also treats the root causes of tinnitus and can improve hearing. That’s how I learned about it – I used it myself in 2003 to successfully treat my own noise induced hearing loss and tinnitus, which I’d had for 12 years.

      Just a note about the “pulsating” tinnitus compared to the others – pulsatile tinnitus has a different cause to “regular” tinnitus. It is an indication of a vascular condition rather than a problem in the ear, so it would be a good idea to get his cardiovascular system checked out if you haven’t already.

  16. QUESTION:
    Need some help figuring this out, what is this?
    I’m 16, I’ve had vertigo (dizziness) and tinnitus (ear ringing) for 3 years now and have no idea what it is but lately every time I do anything like play badminton (not hardcore of course), just dance slightly to music or even just walking up the stairs. I get extremely tired, dizzy/disoriented, light headed, out of breath, my heart races and feels like it’s pounding out of my chest and I just seem to really crash in energy. It seems to have gotten worse because it’s happening with less and less exercise. (ex. just walking up the stairs)
    And to top everything off I think I’m having trouble with my memory…I’m 16! that shouldn’t happen!! I feel exhausted almost all the time, it’s not like a fall asleep tired, but like you just feel like not doing anything and resting all day. And even when I sleep, when I wake up I’m still tired.

    Does anyone have any idea of what this might be?
    Thanks in advance,
    Take care and God bless!
    ~Hillary
    Thanks for answering, =] I’ve been to over 20 doctors for my dizziness over the past 3 years so I’m not too quick to head on over to the doctors office since no one there has been able to do anything for me. I had thought it might have been my blood sugar as well and had that tested not too long ago and they said it was fine. I really wish I could figure out what this is. =[

    • ANSWER:
      You possibly could have low blood sugar. I would most def go talk to your doctor and have some blood tests done. When you feel dizzy, your blood sugar might have a sudden drop, making you feel that way. Good luck. I hope you feel better.

      If you can’t get into the doc soon. Try having some fruit with you, or something sweet like juice at all times. When you feel sick, try eating or drinking that, and see if you feel better right away. Cause that can help your blood sugar, if that truly is the problem.

  17. QUESTION:
    along with the vertigo headaches and tinnitus i also have one dilated pupil does that mean anything i have bee
    n to the doctor and am waiting to see the specialist ,, my doctor put me on antibiotics and ear drops to no avail

    • ANSWER:
      It is not normal to have one dilated pupil-have you told your doctor about that? Have you seen your eye doctor? Your blown pupil probably has nothing to do with your other issues. Call right away!

  18. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus is supposed to be just head noises, but what happens if it is accompanied by pain?
    I’ve suffered from tinnitus for 10+ years now and the noises themselves have never been too much of a nuisance, but in recent months I’ve started to experience significant pain, soreness, itching, tingling, and throbbing in my ears, along with headaches, jaw pain and vertigo. I’ve also been a severe teeth-grinder and wear a protective mouthguard at night. Should I be worried? And should I even bother wasting money to see a ENT if they’re basically just going to give me a hearing test and tell me to learn to live with it?

    • ANSWER:
      The pain, tingling, pruritis and throbbing you’ve been experiencing may be a component of the teeth grinding or it may be a separate issue involving the ears only. It will take professional help to sort this out. You can start with your dentist and if this is outside his/her scope of practice then a visit to an ENT would be appropriate. No responsible ENT will order audiology (this is not a hearing loss issue) then tell you to learn to live with pain, throbbing, etc. There is more that can de done to determine the cause of your problems.

  19. QUESTION:
    I think I might have Vertigo?
    I’ve had kind of like a tinnitus in my ear. Its like when you cant get water out of your ear mixed with a heartbeat, that sound. I just feel weird looking around. Can anyone tell me if i MIGHT have Vertigo? And what treatments are?
    Been having pain behind my left eyeball. And the tinnitus is on the left side aswell.

    • ANSWER:
      If you feel like external object moving around you than you have it.

  20. QUESTION:
    Ed, a 45-year-old man, goes to the doctor complaining of severe pain and reduced hearing in the right ear?
    Ed, a 45-year-old man, goes to the doctor complaining of severe pain and reduced hearing in the right ear. He is not experiencing any vertigo or tinnitus. Ed states that he has a minor cold and that he was on an international flight the day before. What is likely the problem with Ed’s ear?

    1. damage to the spiral organ
    2. excessive endolymph fluid in the membranous labyrinth
    3. damage to the vestibulocochlear nerve
    4. unequal pressure on the tympanic membrane resulting from excessive fluid within the middle ear

    What is the answer?

    • ANSWER:
      4. He has serous otitis media from barotrauma.

      http://www.ncemi.org/cse/cse0306.htm

      Damage to the spiral organ or excessive endolymph would cause the cochlear symptoms (tinnitus or vertigo) your problem says aren’t there.

  21. QUESTION:
    I’ve had horrible symptoms for the 5+ years and doctor’s still haven’t decided what is it yet?
    During my freshman year of college I got a horrible cold and fever. The fever was so bad that I was hallucinating. After that I began experiencing tinnitus (ringing in my right ear) every since. It has never stopped since that night. It gets quieter but then sometime its really load an roaring. Another symptom I have is severe Vertigo with true Nystagmus. The vertigo happens when Im really upset, happy or sad. In extreme heat or cold. And also if I do anything that gets my heart rate up. So the vertigo is episodic. I’ve been getting tested for years. They’ve found white spots on my brain during MRI’s, I have clinical hearing differences in my right ear(tinnitus) but no clues to what is –or how to make it stop. I can’t even mop my floor without getting severe Vertigo and having to lay down til it ends–which can be 3hours to five complete days! If you know anything about this–or have experienced it please help. I need a way to make ths go away so I can enjoy playing with my daughter!

    • ANSWER:
      .
      So sorry you are enduring this. Often a bad virus can be a trigger for autoimmune disease. AS you have lesions on the brain, what tests have they run to determine the cause? I have Antiphospholipid syndrome and it can cause several of your problems. Not every one presents the same with this, but I would recommend a blood test.
      Best wishes

  22. QUESTION:
    Can anybody give me the buzz on tinnitus?
    I’ve suffered from tinnitus since May 11, 1996. I’ve had to accept the fact that these awful noises will never go away for the rest of my life, but what I can’t accept is the (sometimes intense) soreness, tingling, etc., in my ears as well as slight pains in my jaws and headaches which have all cropped up in recent years. Aspirin, Tylenol, etc., have little or no effect. Obviously tinnitus is not self-correcting which is why I haven’t noticed any improvement since I swore off headphones and loud music a couple of years ago (all of you I-Pod users out there, be warned).

    A bit of background: I’m a 32 year-old male in excellent physical health with no history of head trauma or infectious disease (e.g. Meniere’s); my tinnitus was caused entirely by use of headphones. Amazingly, an ENT has tested me and told me that my hearing is still perfect despite the tinnitus. And, I don’t have any other tinnitus-related symptoms such as insomnia or vertigo.

    Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow! God bless you. I am only slightly familiar with this terrible condition as I only suffer from this at night when I’m about to fall asleep. My husband also has a mild case because when in Iraq he suffered an IED attack that damaged his earring. He went through extensive surgery, but this is the final outcome for him. Your case sounds alot more intense than any other I’ve heard of. I can’t imagine living with that for 10 years. The only thing I could suggest for you would be to research clinics or hospitals around the country that specialize in this type of condition. Maybe they can offer you some hope. Well good luck to you and God Bless! :)

  23. QUESTION:
    Menieres or residual labyrinthitis?
    Well, here it goes. It started with a vertigo attack on 23rd of December, 2009. It was severe vertigo, fullness in my left ear only, tinnitus, nystagmus, vomiting, etc.. Lasted for about a week; an attack everyday. It was diagnosed as acute viral labyrinthitis according to the first doctor I went to and the hearing tests/ENG i had done. Then it came back again about a month later. So my doctor asked for a MRI to exclude tumors. Came out fine. It kept coming back every month until may of 2010 it came back but of weaker vertigo. Just felt like my head was heavy at movement but if I lied down still I was ok. No vomiting at all. Only slight nausea when moving my head. Went to about 5 doctors and they still diagnosed it as residual labyrinthitis. The last doctor I went to, a month ago, he diagnosed it as menieres disease according to a new hearing test. Told me I should go on a low salt diet and gave me a medicine that prevents the retaining of water in the body(amiloride). After that I had another attack but it was weak as described above. I was good for about 3 weeks, nothing at all. 5 days ago I started feeling some fullness in my ear again. A day later I had another weak attack (only heavy head slight nausea), then yesterday I had a strong vertigo attack. Felt that it was spinning, nystagmus, strong nausea. So.. my question is could this still be labyrinthitis or is it menieres for sure?
    I don’t smoke or drink. I used to have some hearing loss in my left ear but now it is back to normal.

    • ANSWER:
      Did your doctor’s every consider checking you for superior canal dehiscence syndrome?
      Have they discussed whether or not to put a collar button is your ear (PE tube).

  24. QUESTION:
    Advice for partially erupted & impacted wisdom tooth, swelling of gum’s & throat pain?
    Finally doing something about a possibly impacted wisdom tooth that’s caused me problems for over 2 years now.

    I’d like to know a few things if anyone can help, bear with the long description of my situation.

    No actual pain in the tooth itself, just the gum surrounding the partially erupted tooth. The wisdom teeth in my upper jaw have came in flawlessly, no problems whatsoever … except for the havoc raining down from one.

    Top left wisdom tooth is so jagged & sharp it’s constantly jabbing down on the lower left wisdom tooth & the surrounding gum’s, irritating my gums & causing them to swell. Usually the swelling & pain would go away with the proper care (a mix of saltwater gargles & using mouthwash, also I find a tea made from white sage leaves helps reduce inflammation some). Well it’s happened again, only this time worse. A larger area of gum-line is now effected, accompanied by a sore throat & slightly swollen lymph nodes under the jawline on the outer left side of my neck ( just under the swollen areas in my mouth ), no fever. Impossible for me to eat just about anything and very hard to open and close my mouth all the way or stick my tongue out. I can tell the lower left tooth is probably impacted, I see the molar just in front of it is raised significantly as if the wisdom tooth was slowly pulling the tooth in front of it outward, so needless to say I will be asking to have it extracted and may ask to have the top tooth shaved a little to help prevent anymore gum irritation.

    Been dealing with the pain & swelling since Tuesday Oct 21 & finally got an appointment for Tuesday Oct 28, I hate to wait that long especially since it could be infected but I’ll take what I can get.

    Now for the question part lol:

    What, other than gargling with warm saltwater, are some good home treatments to help keep the swelling & pain at bay until I see the dentist?

    Is an extraction my best method for solving this problem once & for all or are there alternatives?

    I might get prescribed antibiotics since I’m pretty sure this is an infection, so what are the kinds of antibiotics prescribed for such conditions? What are the names of the typical antibiotics given for gum/mouth/throat/tooth infections?

    I have some recent gastrointestinal problems resulting in weight loss & improper nutrient absorption & I take probiotics 2-3 times daily either in the form of yogurt, a probiotic cereal, and/or lactobacillus acidophilus supplements (13.3mg or 2 billion cultures) to help, I’m sure I’ll need to up the dosage when taking antibiotics.

    When would be the proper time to take probiotics? A few hours before or after antibiotics? Should I take the antibiotics and probiotics with or without food? How long would I need to be on antibiotics before surgery? Is taking antibiotics recommended for someone like me who already has some GI problems?

    I’ve had tinnitus in my left ear for over 10 years & a recently a bout with severe vertigo that left me incapacitated exhausted & starved for a week, I hear that the local anesthetic administered before oral surgery can actually cause tinnitus.

    Does anyone know if this is true? Would this irritate my problem ear further?

    After vertigo, I don’t want to risk using an anesthetic that would irritate my ear more & cause another bout of vertigo, although I am aware that this possible infection could surely do the same thing if it spreads.

    Would I be prescribed any post-operative painkillers? If so, I’d like to know what kind of medication is usually prescribed after a wisdom tooth extraction?

    Sorry again for the overly descriptive “questions” but I’ve been worried of this, any advice, tips, or personal experience is greatly appreciated!

    Thank you, Namasté!

    ~ Peace & BaLaNcE ~

    • ANSWER:
      Considering it’s just your gums that hurt I’m not sure if my advice is going to help but maybe it’s worth a shot? I came across this website while suffering through a monster toothache these past few days. What I found that works for me is a combo of Table salt, Black pepper, Cheyenne Pepper, Granulated garlic, and a dash of vanilla extract to form the mix into a paste. I also use a cold compress but every tooth is different so you will have to experiment for yourself. A slice of onion in my mouth also helps the pain a bit which also works to naturally fight infection according to my sources, oh and Garlic is the same as the onion. None of these taste good but when your mouth hurts you will do anything to get relief, mouth pain is the worst. Also with the Cheyenne pepper it’s pretty spicy but I think it helps to take my mind off the pain a bit. Good luck I know you are miserable right now, hope it gets better! Go check out this site that I used and find what works for you.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are these symptoms of?
    Hearing loss, Vertigo, Dizziness, Head Pain, Ear pressure problems, Tinnitus, Ringing in ears, Blurry vision, Blood circulation problems, Sweaty feet and hands, Weak facial muscles (cant keep a healthy expression, Numbness to body

    Doctor says it could be thyroiditis, but i believe it could just as well be my tmj jaw joint problems because the severe tightness in my jaw and i wont get a blood test unless i absolutely have to

    • ANSWER:
      Why won’t you get a blood test? TMJ can cause some symptoms, but not likely all of those, especially blurry vision.

      Why bother going to a doctor if you are going to ignore what s/he says and diagnose yourself. Do you not want to get better?

      Blood tests are easy and can tell you a lot.

  26. 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?

  27. QUESTION:
    Can someone explain what’s going on with my ear?
    Alright, this is has been going on now for about a month and this is the fourth time it’s happened. I’ll be doing things like typing up my notes or watching TV and then suddenly, my left ear will completely lose hearing. Following that, I’ll hear extremely loud tinnitus and experience vertigo. Then, within 15 seconds, the tinnitus and vertigo go away and my hearing is restored.

    I have no idea why this is happening. It’s not wax buildup (seeing as I clean my ears everyday anyways). Also, I haven’t had any head injuries recently or even in the past. I haven’t had any type of sickness for the past 15 months. Finally, when I listen to music, I make sure I don’t listen to it at a loud volume.

    Can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      Even though you clean your ears everyday, it could be wax buildup – if you use Q-tips for example, it could be that you are pushing the wax further into your ear. In any case, this is something you need to get checked. Something is going on and you need to find out what it is. See your doctor.

  28. QUESTION:
    Anyone got rid of their tinnitus?
    My ear Dr says he can’t find anything wrong and can’t do anything for it. The roaring is driving me crazy. I can’t believe there isn’t a cure out there somewhere. Anyone ever had it and got rid of it? I also suffer from vertigo. That has been controlled with med sometimes. Any help?

    • ANSWER:
      Ask physican to perscribe haldol for tinnitus… and Dramimine for motion sickness should help with the vertigo … Or, go to an ear nose and throat specialist.

  29. QUESTION:
    What could it be..?
    I have ringing in the ears (tinnitus) all the time, I get spells of dizziness (vertigo) they can last up to a week and they also happen when I move my head fast. I also have fluctuating hearing loss.

    I went to a specialist, but i am looking for a second opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like an inner ear problem to me….particularly Meniere’s but I am not a doctor. I attacahed some information below to help ya.

      Have you tried some Dramamine II to help settle it down. I would also call your doctor and see if he can get you into a ENT.

      Good Luck!

  30. QUESTION:
    Can a Inner Ear Disorder go unnoticed?
    For the past year ive been experiencing severe symptoms of Blurry Darkened vision, Dizziness/spinning sensations[possibly vertigo], daily fatigue, and sleep issues.. Ive noticed that ive been getting tinnitus a bit and ear pains[mostly in right ear]. I have had severly tests over the year including a MRI/CT, and bloodwork for diabeties and hypoglycemia all resulting normal.. If it helps i had to completely cut out alcohol and caffine from my diet[Notice they were major triggers to attacks]. I think it may be something to do with a inner ear disorder, could be wrong though.. Any imput on anything will be helpful..
    several test*

    • ANSWER:
      Meniere’s Disease does not show up on an MRI or a CT, and requires more specialized tests.

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/menieres-disease/DS00535

  31. QUESTION:
    I have had 6 severe vertigo attacks in nearly 2 months?
    Hi Everyone, Im a newbie to all this. But I just need some answers if anyone can help me .
    Im 24 and have had 6 severe vertigo attacks in nearly 2 months now, on average, 1 every 1 and a half weeks. I get tinnitus in my ears, spinning, no balance, and nausea and vomiting, alot, this seems to last about 10 hours each attack, and the next couple of days after I just feel a bit deflated and knackered.

    I’ve been to the doctors a few times, I’m on betahistine tables ( but I don’t think there doing much good). I had an mri scan on tue and am due a hearing test. My doctor thinks I may have menieres disease. But I am just wondering if anyone has had this or anything similar before and its just gone away after a few months. I’m just fed up of having these attacks so often. Don’t no why?
    If anyone has any advice or help I would really appreciate it.

    Thank you.x

    • ANSWER:
      Has your doctor given you the exercise on the bed thing? You lie in the middle of the bed with your head hanging off the edge. Next, turn your head all the way to the right slowly. If you start to spin, remain in this position till it subsides. Then, turn your head all the way to the left. Again, let the spinning stop and then turn all the way over on your stomach with your head still remaining off the edge. When the spinning stops , repeat this until you no longer spin. Sometimes it takes a few times, and sometimes it stops on the first try. I have had vertigo and this stopped mine. I hope it helps you.

  32. QUESTION:
    I don’t know if I can go on like this.. Any help at all is appreciated?
    I hate to complain but please please help.. Tinnitus is killing me..?
    I have menieres disease, with extremely loud constant painful tinnitus in my right ear. I’m 22 and my ear has been ringing non-stop for 7 years now, among other symptoms, like losing the hearing in my right ear and getting bad vertigo attacks. It has worn me down

    A few months ago I started taking Paxil for depression and panic attacks. I’m also taking klonopin as needed. Despite all this, I still feel horrible and I have dropped out from university.. I can’t find a job.. I feel like I’m losing faith, I feel so guilty and ungrateful for saying this. Please don’t tell me to go back to the doctor, I’ve been a zillion times. Is there anything else I can do?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    In Meniere’s Disease, what is the pertage of cases where the condition eventually spread to the other ear?
    I would like to know more accurately to assist my being able to accept ahead of time, take the best possible steps now, and be ready for the possible future.

    One of my doctors told me the rate is approximately 30 to 40 percent. I do not want to try the needle injection to deaden the sack in the inner ear if there is any truth to that because if I go deaf in both ears I want the maximum chance of being able to have some hearing and sense of direction with hearing aids. Also, what things can I do to help the tinnitus and the vertigo beyond the water pills, the antivert, and the valium? Are there any reliable natural substances that are known to help? Are there exercises or anything else I can do beyond avoiding salt?

    • ANSWER:
      Sojourner,
      No two patients with Ménière’s disease are alike as the frequency of attacks and course of the condition are very unpredictable. It is more common in men than women. Ménière’s disease usually affects only one ear, and while there is one normal ear there may well be no difficulty in hearing in normal situations. In a minority of patients Ménière’s disease may develop in the second ear. If the condition is untreated, the hearing tends to become progressively worse, although in the early stages the hearing often returns to near normal levels following an attack. There are, however, many more common causes for vertigo which can be misdiagnosed as Ménière’s disease. Sometimes the term is used quite wrongly as a diagnosis for any kind of balance disturbance. It is important to make sure that you do have this condition, and not something else, as there are some very specific treatments for Ménière’s disease which do not work in other conditions, and vice versa. Here are some specific features of Ménière’s disease: 1. It first appears in relatively young people (usually around the age of 30). 2. If your first attack of vertigo is in your 70s then it is likely to be something else. 3. It is usually, but not invariably, associated with hearing symptoms in one ear, for example, fluctuating hearing in the low frequencies, tinnitus and sensitivity to sound. 4. The hearing symptoms should occur at or around the time of the attacks of vertigo. 5. The hearing symptoms are usually experienced in one ear, not equally in both ears. 6. It is quite common to have a feeling of pressure in the affected ear before or during the attack. Sometimes this is the worst symptom. 7. The attacks of vertigo usually last from two to twenty-four hours. The spinning is often very fast and is often aggravated by moving the head. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sometimes diarrhoea, although these symptoms may get better as time passes. 8. There are often other symptoms such as sweating, palpitations and anxiety associated with the attacks. These symptoms can accompany any severe vertigo. 9. There are periods of “remission” when patients feel quite normal. These may be as short as a few days or longer than ten years.

      ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED, IN ANY FORUM AND ESPECIALLY IN THIS ONE. – MANY ANSWERS ARE FLAWED.

      It is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before trying to find a cure. Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

      The information provided here should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.

      I add a link with details of this subject

      http://www.dizziness-and-balance.com/

      disorders/menieres/menieres.html

      Hope this helps
      matador 89

  34. QUESTION:
    Please help, any adviceat all greatly appreciated?
    I have menieres disease, with extremely loud constant painful tinnitus in my right ear. I’m 22 and my ear has been ringing non-stop for 7 years now, among other symptoms, like losing the hearing in my right ear and getting bad vertigo attacks. It has worn me down

    A few months ago I started taking Paxil for depression and panic attacks. I’m also taking klonopin as needed. Despite all this, I still feel horrible and I have dropped out from university.. I can’t find a job, even part time, despite having a great resume. I don’t want to get out of bed. Is there anything else I can do?

    • ANSWER:
      I have no idea what it’s like having those conditions, besides depression. I’m not sure how differently it affects you, but I can answer some part of your question.

      I was in a similar situation a few years back, I dropped out of university, couldn’t find a job, couldn’t get out of bed. I had to start forcing myself to wake up at a specific time in the morning, I would go out skating or walking for a few hours and just created something for me to accomplish. As for jobs- the job market is just terrible as it has been the past few years. You may want to start volunteering wherever you can in your area so employers can see that on your resume, also try applying at places with high turnover rates, like a call center or a fast food joint- and go back frequently to let them know you’re still interested. It may take em a while to call back.

      Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

  35. QUESTION:
    Fullness in ear, disoriented, other ear noises are really loud..?
    So about 3 hours ago I was sitting at my cubicle and my ears started feeling weird, mainly my right one. I felt like they had the air on too high, almost like there was a helicopter or train near by. My right ear is really clogged up and the other ear is being extremely sensitive to sound. I feel disoriented, but not dizzy (yet?). I just feel uncomfortable and a little dazed. I have had vertigo some in the past several years ago, but never had this ear problem. I know all about tinnitus, but haven’t heard of one ear being dull and pressured, while the other is picking up too much sound, and along with disorientation and fatigue. Any guesses?

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Labyrinthitis or Tinnitus :(?
    For the past two weeks(on wednesday) now I’ve been experiencing a ringing in the ears. At first I feared it was tinnitus, since it seemed to match and I sometime listen to my music loud. I later hoped that it would turn out to be labyrinthitis, but throughout those entire two weeks, I have felt no sort of vertigo/dizziness/nausea. So it seems to be more and more like tinnitus :( If tinnitus, it is quite light, the only times I notice it is if it is very quiet and my attention is not already occupied by something else. At first, it seemed to be solely in my left ear, even when quiet, but now it also seems to be in my right ear, despite not listening to loud noises for those two weeks. The fan from my computer beneath the desk is enough to overcome the sound of it, and even the miscellaneous outside noises seem enough to cover it up.
    I just really don’t want it to be tinnitus.

    P.S. Looking for some sort of real medical advice here, not ‘banishtinnitus.net’

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    What kind of ear problem?
    I’ve been having weird ear/head problems for months. Frequent headaches, dizziness (though no vertigo) and general pressure in my head. My ears sometimes feel like they have fluid in them and the doctor has seen this at times. I’ve also developed tinnitus in the last few months.

    Recently, I went swimming a lot underwater. In the last week, it felt as if I had trapped water in my ear. It was all squishy and I could actually feel it. One morning i woke up and my ears were so congested that I could hardly hear out of them.

    The tinnitus has gotten worse and although it feels like there’s less fluid in them, my hearing is still off and things sound kinda distant. my ears also ache a little. The doctgor said i have an “infection” ut didn’t elaborate. I’m taking antibiotics in case it’s bacterial but notihng seems to help this feeling of having fluid in my ears (and it’s def. in my middle ears now.)

    Is this a Eustachian tube dysfunction? If fluid doesn’t leave your middle ear, can it travel to your inner ear and cause things like Meniere’s Disease?

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You should really leave out the guess work and get a proper diagnostic because all the things you described are triggers or results of tinnitus and if you don’t isolate the main affection that triggers them you’ll be in a lot of trouble. Nobody can give you a proper answer based on your question. I had a severe case of tinnitus for 5 years and one of the causers were antibiotics, this may or may not apply to you. One tip tough, whenever you go swimming you should use ear protection.

  38. QUESTION:
    Brain damage caused by viral meningitis in 2002?
    In April 2002, I had a viral fever with symptoms very like meningitis (stiff neck pain, fever, heavy catarrh). One ear was completely blocked (Left), and the other partially blocked (Right). Both had heavy tinnitus. It was the ear partially blocked that suddenly went buzzy, and by morning the sound was gone, never to return, except for a slight hearing when scratching that ear. The tinnitus remained in that ear, but the other blocked ear recovered completely. There has been a numbness around the right ear ever since.

    I have noticed since then a failing memory, both long and short-term. My short-term memory is roughly equivalent to my mother, who is in her 80s, and I am forever forgetting what I am doing. I am also losing words. My medium-term memory is dreadful – I cannot remember at all without a lot of work what I did a week ago, or a month ago.

    In fact, remembering anything, even how to put the kettle on, takes longer as if I am routing another part of the brain to do the thinking. It is like everything is on the tip of the tongue and I have to work at remembering all the time. I get quite a headache doing simple things. I get quite bad tempered as a result. Getting ready to go anywhere takes a long long time, while I try to remember everything I have to bring.

    I have not worked regularly since I was sacked by Worcestershire County Council for being a useless old man relying on memory aids, when the young woman they really wanted would not need them.

    Everything I notice points to some damage to the temporal lobe close to my right ear, where the auditory nerve was almost certainly destroyed by the virus. Yet, I am a musician, and can still perform regularly, and can pitch notes as well as ever (even though I do find myself forgetting tunes these days). I struggle with one ear of course, but I have had to learn to deal with that.

    Physical movement is normal. So too is analytical ability. Libido is well down. Range of emotions is normal. Balance is normal (usual problem with vertigo at heights, but I’ve always had that). With the antidepressants, sleep is normal. Speech is normal. Just this ongoing confusion and having to concentrate all the time just for simple things.

    I had an MRI brain scan in 2003, which was normal, so it seems no physical damage has been found.

    The doctor’s response is to keep me on the antidepressants (Trimipramine) I have been on since 1998. Nothing more they can do. They suggested once I go onto an SSRI, but I was on Prozac before, and it did nothing for me. I am not at all sure Serotonin level is the problem.

    I heard on the news a few months ago a woman who had a viral meningitis attack about the same time I did, who lost her short-term memory entirely and was pensioned off.

    Has anyone else had experience of this around 2002? Particularly interested in an outbreak of West Nile Fever in the USA at the end of 2001, since I was there then.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, i’m in the uk – guess youre not, but i had meningitis in 2004 and i have since lost my memory and had psychotic symptoms. My mental health team dont believe there is a connection to the meningitis but i know there is. before it i was highly performing at university, working, in a relationship now im out of work and cant even remember peoples faces if i dont see them for a few days. im trying to do a college course but its like a language i dont speak i dont remember things from one day to the next. Have you had any help from meningitis charities – they can provide counselling and other support. Its hard i know but it sounds like you have a great love of music this is something at least. keep fighting and i hope you find the answers you need. xx

  39. QUESTION:
    Could this be vertigo?
    Hello.. Please could you help me find out whats wrong with me?

    I have been unwell since a recent ear infection back in February 2010. I had 2 lots of medication and the ear infection cleared up. I do have benine tinnitus which was diagnosed some years ago. (its worse when Im ill and mainly at night) For the last 6 weeks I have been feeling not 100% right in myself. I have been to see an out of hours GP who diagnosed me with sinutitus but my normal GP said I didn’t have it. My GP said it was a migraine which I had had but my migraine symptoms are always the same pattern and I haven’t had one for over 12 months. Some days I have no energy at all but I carry on. I have 3 children age 11, 8 and 7.5 months so as you can imagine I find looking after them hard work especially the baby as the other 2 are old enough to look after themselves in the house. (ie wash themselves) My fiance is brilliant but does work during the day so its left down to me with the baby…I look after him but feel I could be doing more if I was 100% myself. I have had bloods taken at the GP’s surgery to rule out diabetes, thyroid, liver function and all my tests came back normal…I had reflexology as an alternative as I had chronic neck pain and since having that I have had no more neck pain..I have booked reflexology again for this Friday…I am now trying although I shouldn’t self diagnose as its frustrating not knowing how I am going to be day to day. Last Wednesday 14/4/2010 was the only day I have felt normal in ages…I eat regularly do exercise in moderation and try and get 8 hours sleep a night, don’t smoke or drink much..I am now thinking I could have vertigo as part of my symptoms are light headiness, dizziness and I often feel like I am going to collapse…However Im not to sure of the symptoms.

    Ive gone through so many illnesses symptoms in my head that Im worn down from ME to stroke…However Im at my wits end with it all. I just want to be normal again. Im 32 and feel 82 and its getting to the point Id rather not go out incase I collapse with my son in tow. Im very sacred and frightened…

    Thanks for reading and your answer.

    • ANSWER:
      I am Dr Sonia S V . I am a Consultant in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery practising in Bangalore ,India.
      First of all i will tell you how we explain the term vertigo- it is a spinning sensation like a rotation
      vertigo is not a disease but a symptom
      from reading your history you have not mentioned any spinning as such but say there is tiredness and light headedness
      On more point is your tinnitus one sided?
      Are you getting adequate sleep?
      Are you eating well and resting adequately?
      Has your ear infection cleared up according to your GP?
      Sinusitis + ear infection also points to eustachian tube dysfunction which can produce balance system problems
      I can only give you points to think about as dizziness has myriad causes and the best advise would be to trust your GP and ask informed questions and discuss diagnosis and treatments.
      All the best
      check out my colleagues website on tinnitus

      http://my.opera.com/prateeknayak/blog/

  40. QUESTION:
    Help! What should I do now? Hormone?
    I have hair all in weird places…hair coming out…body hair everyweher face changes…dark cirlcels..sebum …weird smells…severe depression (suicidal) just so many diff things..I am constipated, sometimes
    ____ I have hypothermia/low body temperature (I feel cold when others feel hot, I need extra sweaters, etc.)
    ____ I feel fatigued, exhausted
    ____ Feeling run down, sluggish, lethargic
    ____ My hair is coarse and dry, breaking, brittle, falling out
    ____ My skin is coarse, dry, scaly, and thick

    ____ I have puffiness and swelling around the eyes and face
    ____ I have pains, aches in joints,
    ____ I feel depressed
    ____ I feel restless
    ____ My moods change easily
    ____ I have feelings of worthlessness
    ____ I have difficulty concentrating
    ____ I have more feelings of sadness
    ____ I seem to be losing interest in normal daily activities
    ____ I’m more forgetful lately

    ____ My hair is falling out
    ____ I can’t seem to remember things
    ____ I am getting more frequent infections, that last longer
    ____ I’m snoring more lately
    ____ I have/may have sleep apnea
    ____ I feel shortness of breath and tightness in the chest
    ____ I feel the need to yawn to get oxygen
    ____ My eyes feel gritty and dry
    ____ My eyes feel sensitive to light
    have headaches
    ____ I have strange feelings in neck or throat
    ____ I have tinnitus (ringing in ears) ONLY SOMETIMES
    ____ I have vertigo
    ____ I feel some lightheadedness

    The wrost part is thats its been happening for like 6 months… i have been fighting , tried mental meds, tried anti androgen and birth control…nothing makes a difference or helps…I was happy to finally get to see an endocrinologist and get some hope to reverse and recover..but he just said he thinks my adrenals are producing toom much DHEA or DHT im not sure which one.. and testosterone…he said both levels were high…i have had cat scan of pelvis, and ultrasound of ovaries..and MRI of adrenals..all came back “normal” and they say my thyroid levels are “normal”…but im suffering greatly…my endo is a joke, and can hardly understand english and rolled his eyes at me..and just gave me bc and upped the anti androgen and said see you in 2 months…terrible…by then i will be dead…I am not sure what to do at this point…any suggestions would be great. thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      This is way too long

  41. QUESTION:
    I think I have Vertigo. Help!?
    I’m 20 years old.

    Symptoms:
    For the past few days I’ve been suddenly having dizzy spells.. Like the spins when you are drunk, but I’m not drunk nor am I on any drugs.. It almost feels like I am really high but for no reason. Like really high when shit starts movin!

    Causes?:
    These things may have contributed to why I have vertigo..
    for the past three years I had been drinking alcohol alot, but in recent months (about six) I’ve been reletively sober. I don’t eat alot, sometimes I eat as little as one meal a day.. but not all the time. when I have food I eat as much as I can. I believe I am unhealthy because of my diet. I don’t eat alot of fruits or vegetables.
    I have Tinnitus. I never clean my ears.
    I also have Tachycardia and heart murmurs.
    I’m just trying to give all the information I can think of that will help you make an Amature diagnosis.

    Diagnosis:
    What are some Diseases/disorders/problems that could be related to this shit?
    Anything you can think of can help me figure this out.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Because you stated you have cardiac issues I think the wisest thing for you to do is see your doctor. A cardiac arrhythmia could cause the dizziness. Your diet wouldn’t be the cause of your symptoms solely, but certainly could contribute. DON’T clean your ears! Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ears. Talk to your doctor. You may have a worsening inner ear problem (you mentioned tinnitus), and you may have a change in your cardiac condition.

  42. QUESTION:
    What kind of of Doctor for cervical vertigo?
    I was rear ended in a car accident a couple months back, I developed Tinnitus within a couple hours and severe dizziness by the next morning. Went to the ER and had Cat scan, Severe Cervical Sprain “whiplash” ER doctor said it should pass within a month. It did not so I was sent to an ENT ,he diagnosed me with Vertical Whiplash and said my symptoms were Vertical Vertigo. He pulled it up on the computer and showed me all the info he had, He explained the problem is there is no test to prove whats going on. they sent me for an ENG test and a MRI but before I went he told me they were just to rule out other things,if he was correct they would come back normal,,They did, He sent me for a second opinion with a Otolaryngologists, he agreed ,Cervical Vertigo..The insurance company sent me to a neurologist, He says there is nothing wrong with me. The ENT says he can not help as it is not an ear problem so he is releasing me. Now here I am , I have severe Tinnitus , prone to dizzy spells and every couple weeks have a bad spell of Vertigo, The room spins to the right and I can feel my heart pounding in my neck. I don’t know where to turn.Does anybody have an idea what kind of doctor I could go to for help, The only thing all the Doctors I have went to agreed on was a chiropractor could make it worse .

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Anyone else here have meniere’s disease?
    Meniere’s disease is a inner ear disorder that causes tinnitus, dizziness, and extreme rotational vertigo…

    • ANSWER:
      I have all the symptoms of Meniere’s disease. My doctor is sending me back to the ENT and I think I’ll be going for an MRI of the auditory canal.
      I have had two attacks of vertigo in the past, tinnitus and pressure in my left ear. I have some high pitch hearing loss in my left ear. I’ve been on nasal sprays, decongestants, and had allergy testing. I do have environmental allergies but no food allergies. I’m allergic to dust, mold, tree pollens, dogs and cats and a couple of other things. I’m miserable because of the constant pressure and ringing (although the ringing isn’t that loud). I’m really afraid of becoming deaf. I wish I had some answers for you …just wanted u to know your not alone.

  44. QUESTION:
    Could this be an inner ear disorder?
    Hi guys I’m hoping someone may be able to help me. I am an 18 year old female & for the past 2 months or so I have been very light headed. It’s not vertigo but it feels as though I could pass out. Along with this,I feel tired all the time sometimes I feel like I’m in a dream and I’m always with brain fog where I just don’t feel right. I seem to not be able to concentrate as well as I used to. I also have pulsatile tinnitus(doctors don’t seem to worry about it too much) I’ve had MRI’s of my brain also MRA because I thought I wasn’t getting enough blood flow to my head, I’ve had CT scans, Carotid Ultrasound, and blood tests.

    What could possibly be wrong with me? I went to a neurologist, cardiologist, and an ENT. They all think it might be anxiety.
    Right now I am going to another ENT who THINKS it might be BBPV…it’s just a suggestion, he doesn’t sound too sure though. He says not to worry about the pulsatile tinnitus…but the thing is that 2 days after first getting the pulsatile tinnitus I started getting the dizzy spells.

    I’m starting to suspect inner ear problems since I have suffered many sinus infections and such. I was thinking maybe labyrinthis(sp?) since I have all the symptoms. How do I get diagnosed with it? I am currently going to an ENT, should I go to a neurotologist instead because this ENT doesn’t seem to know too much about it.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow! I didn’t think of that! I bet that’s right!

      As well as being an ENT, he also needs to work with, or be, an audiologist.

      TX Mom

  45. QUESTION:
    Could an ENT miss an inner ear problem on first visit?
    I have been light headed/ with dizzyness and vertigo 24 hours a day 7 days a week for over 2 months already!
    I’m not anemic or diabetic or have any neurological issues, I have had an MRI with contrast of my brain and a CT scan too.
    I have also have pulsatile tinnitus to go along with these symptoms.

    I went to an ENT because I am more than sure I might have something wrong with my inner ears (eg:labyrinthitis) He did not find any fluid inside my ears so it is not Meniere’s disease.

    Are all inner ear disorders or viruses easy to find? Or are there special tests to determine If you have one or not?
    I’ve had many sinus infections in the past and I have read that you usually get labyrinthitis after a upper respiratory (sp?) infection…

    • ANSWER:
      Good ENT doctors are hard to come by. Get a second opinion.

  46. QUESTION:
    Does having tinnitus disqualify you from the army as a medic?
    I joined the Army as a medic this past November. I’ve been having a ringing in my ears for the past few years, but recently its been getting really severe. I’ve been having a few more issues, perhaps a minor bit of hearing loss? I only notice it because sometimes my ears “pop,” and I hear better, and it gradually goes back to the normal softness.

    But back to the original question, will having tinnitus disqualify from the army? I don’t want to go through with having the doctor diagnose me, then get told that I cannot go through with my military training and be a soldier medic. The “hearing loss” isn’t that severe, so it won’t stop me from being able to do my job. I also have a past family history of meniere’s syndrome, which consists of tinnitus, hearing loss, loss of balance, vertigo, etc.

    • ANSWER:
      Not at all. Tinnitus is a person battle, not a medical disqualification. I’ve had it for 9 years following a car crash. I highly recommend that you get custom molded in the ear “sound generators” if you need help adjusting to the never ending noise.
      And while I’m here, thanks for serving our country!

  47. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of Vertigo and could I have it?
    A few days ago I was lying in bed when my vision unexpectedly started going from one side to the other then my body felt like it was spinning around, I just thought it was because I was tired, it only lasted a few seconds before it started again then it stopped, after awhile I just fell asleep.

    A few days after that I was watching television and it started again, this one lasted much longer, I asked my brother if I was moving at all he said No. I sat for a bit longer and eventually it stopped.
    There was one or two times after this but it would only last for a second or so.

    I told my mum she said the closest thing it sounded like was Vertigo so I just wanted to know what it was and if there’s anything that can be done to stop it from happening.
    – I’m 16 and also get ringing in my ears, which my mum says is a sign of having tinnitus but haven’t got this checked either I haven’t had any injuries to my head and I don’t get headaches just in case it’s caused by anything like that.
    Any help would be appreciated :) Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      This site may help you out:)

      http://www.healthscout.com/ency/68/462/main.html

  48. QUESTION:
    Anyone have experience with Meniere’s Disease?
    I suffer from chronic tinnitus and hearing loss in my right ear. I also have had three incidences of vertigo in the past year and a half. Just wondering if there are other’s who suffer from this disease and how they deal with it.
    Interesting… I had kidney stones a few years back. I had never heard tinnitus was related to the kidneys. Thank you for this information. How do I find a CNT?

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus is often linked to infection in the kidneys or urinary tract (often not found in lab tests), weak adrenal glands, heavy metal toxicity from amalgam fillings, and low pH in the stomach making you mineral deficient. The kidney energetics play a key and important role in the ears and hearing as well as physical strength. Also, if your kidneys are weak, this will cause your lymphatic system to not drain as well and leave you with lots of toxins in the body that can promote disease easily.

      Avoid eating toxic oils like VEGETABLE oils, especially any hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils and fried foods. Avoid all the excitotoxins, like MSG, aspartame, preservatives, etc. that can all stress the kidneys. Avoid eating after 7:00 pm, avoid drinking fluids before going to bed, get lots of sunlight each day. Eat lots of cultured foods, like homemade keifer.

      Also, I suggest going to see a good Certified Nutritional Therapist to get tested in regard to finding out what nutrients you are deficient in and to suggest a good diet for you.

      good luck

  49. QUESTION:
    Should I have an MRI :/?
    Could I have an acoustic neuroma?

    when I was 13 I developed what was then diagnosed as Meniere’s disease. I had a CAT scan done, but I have never had an MRI. I am now 21, so it’s been 8 years.

    I have had loud constant tinnitus in my right ear for the past 6 years, along with vertigo and hearing loss.

    I did have an ear surgery to rule out a fistula when I was 16. If there was an acoustic neuroma present would they have seen it then? Should I ask the doctor to send me for an MRI now?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m not positive, but i think that acoustic neuromas only affect one side at a time, so it seems reasonable to look into it. A CT scan is likely to pick up a neuroma that is large enough to cause symptoms as severe as yours, but a MRI has higher resolution and might find something missed by a CT scan. I think its a good idea to ask your doc about this.

  50. QUESTION:
    this is incredibly important, please anyone help?
    I am 20 now, but when I was 13, I started getting vertigo attacks and very loud constant ringing in my ears. fluctuating hearing loss too. I had all of the typical Meniere’s symptoms. including over the past 7 years a worsening brain-fog and depression.

    I was diagnosed with “Meniere’s syndrome” at 15. last year I put on 60 pounds rapidly without change in diet. My thinking is becoming sluggish. I just got a blood test back, I have low cortisol, low progesterone, low testosterone, elevated TSH.. my doctor’s referred me to an endocrinologist, further blood tests, and a CT scan. This may not help at all, but prior to getting “Meniere’s” I remember waking up a lot with lower back pain

    I’ve read that hypothyroidism can cause all of my symptoms – hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, weight gain, mental symptoms, tiredness, depression..I’m wondering if maybe I don’t HAVE Meniere’s Disease, is there is ANY possibility that a thyroid or hormone problem could be at the bottom of this ALL? And if so what is the prognosis for having had it so long, untreated? :/ thanks SO much

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, absolutely. I know because I am hypothyroid and have had all of those symptoms. The thyroid is the hormone that regulates cell metabolism for the entire body, if it isn’t right, nothing will be right. You’ll be treating symptoms instead of the cause.
      I was first put on synthroid, which is a synthetic medication. It brought my TSH into normal range, but I still wasn’t well until I went on Armour thyroid. It is the first hormone replacement made and it comes from a pigs thyroid. Many doctors wont prescribe it because they think it is old fashioned, I wouldn’t take anything else. I am myself again. Newer isn’t always better. You have to be your own health advocate. Go to the About.com net work, it is a great source of info on every health topic.


Ear Ringing Tinnitus Remedies

Written By: admin - May• 11•12

Tinnitus is not something brand new as people have been troubled with it since records began.

It may be you know very little on the subject of tinnitus, to put it simply its a condition where people hear a endless sound in their ears. The sounds they hear can vary in frequency from surprisingly low to painfully high and can change in volume and strength over the complete spectrum from being barely audible at one extreme and utterly eliminating the ability for someone to focus at the other.

A lot of people have most likely suffered tinnitus during their lives “hearing” the sounds which have been mentioned above in one form or another. It’s true to say that not one of these people will consider themselves to have tinnitus, largely due to the fact that the ringing only lasted for a short while.

What many individuals may well not understand is that it is quite feasible for anyone to experience a sudden onset of ringing in the ears without any warning that it was likely to take place and there are a number of explanations why this could be so

For the majority of sufferers for the most of the time the ringing the experience is only short-term lasting for a few minutes or so up to a maximum of several days Things like a serious ear infection can give some individuals ringing in the ears For others the cause can be attributed to something like a buildup of ear wax in the ear canal — in this case is essential to remember that our ears are quite delicate so digging them out with a hairpin or toothpick could be harmful. There are far better ways to do that.

A safe and gentle means of cleaning the ears is through the use of an over-the-counter ear wash or drops that you can get from your health store or chemist.

Another problem is that even everyday drug treatments could cause some individuals a problem with tinnitus.

Things like ibuprofen, naproxen sodium (Naprosyn, Aleve), salicylate analgesics — which are a higher dose of aspirin – and many non-steroidal anti-inflammatorys can also be a problem.

An easy to understand reason for tinnitus could possibly be as a result of having a trauma to the head. Some automobile accident victims have reported the sudden onset of tinnitus subsequent to getting just such an injury.A number of automobile accident victims have described how receiving such an an injury has caused sudden onset of tinnitus.|Typically as recovery of a head injury advances the tinnitus reduces and gradually fades away.

A trip to the dental surgery has been the cause for yet another group of individuals to develop sudden onset tinnitus — more often than not this is just after something like a deep tooth extraction.Ultrasound cleaning teeth could also give rise to sudden onset tinnitus particularly where the cleaning takes place on the upper jaw as the bone conducts what’s in essence quite a loud sound through to the ear itself

There’s not a lot you can do to protect oneself from these kind of events as in the case of visiting the dentist the sound is produced inside the head so ear plugs would have no benefit.

If you realize you’re going to be exposed to excessive noise say from machinery it is only sensible to use earplugs because they will considerably reduce and sometimes stop hearing damage occurring.|That in essence is why it is essential users of such machinery wear protection suitable to the noisy conditions

Older models of MRI scanners and cat scanners can easily be very noisy indeed therefore care should be taken if you have to under go a procedure with this type of equipment. It’s well worth noting that even while you don’t have your head within the equipment you can still be subject to high volume noise. Obviously the facilities manager will ensure that people having scans like this are given the right hearing protection — generally in the form of earplugs — the use of which is normally required.

Bouts of Sudden onset tinnitus — another types of tinnitus — can typically be explained relatively easily so you should always evaluate the most obvious causes first. For instance, a most likely cause could be that you’ve been recently exposed to a loud noise. Loud rock concerts are a causes of sudden onset tinnitus. You may even have over heard ticket holders saying how they were not able to hear for a number of days after the live show because it was so loud. this is stated with an air of pride, almost as if it was a rite of passage thinking that anything less than that meant the concert wasn’t as good as it could have been.

The thing is that for 99% experience sudden onset tinnitus will find that their ability to hear is only going to have been damaged a little and hopefully to the point where no irreversible damage has taken place and so should return to normality with a couple of days and definitely within a week.

Click on the link for more details about suddern ear ringing and to learn more about what you can do about successfully treating tinnitus

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some remedies for ear ringing(tinnitus)?

    • ANSWER:
      With all your questions on this topic why not go see a doctor and find out if you have a serious problem or are just like millions of people who have ringing in their ears from time to time?

  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:
    Tinnitus remedies can someone recommend any that actually relieves the ear ringing.?
    My heart breaks when I have to stand by and watch my gran battling to cope with ear ringing! The tinnitus is not the worst of it though, because she struggles to sleep her general health is also starting to suffer. It seems that as she is always so tired and anxious, she doesn’t get to sleep for long and nowdays seems to catch every infection that is going around. My theory is that this be resulting from the tinnitis? Where can I get a tinnitus treatment for her.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had a fair degree of success using homeopathic tinnitus remedies for noise induced tinnitus. I believe the web page I found was http://www.t-gone.com/tinnitus.htm

      I also got a lot of email and telephonic support so I would suggest your gran, or you, cantact them on their toll free number which is 1 800 314-2910

      Hope it all works out OK for her.

  4. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedies can you advise me regarding something that really relieves the ear ringing.?
    It is just scary to watch my daughter struggling with the ringing noses in her ears! The tinnitus is not the worst though, as she find it hard to get her overall health is also starting to suffer. It seems to me that as she is so stressed and up tight, she can’t sleep for long and always seems to pick up virtually every infection that is doing the rounds. Is this be resulting from her tinnitus? Where can I get a tinnitus cure for her.

    • ANSWER:
      Please don’t get too stressed out. I know that your doctor will tell you that there is no cure but my mom unearthed this website http://www.t-gone.com that offered much support in determining the root cause of her tinnitus. Surely worth a visit.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can I cure ringing in my ears with tinnitus remedy?
    How can I cure ringing in the ears with natural remedies for tinnitus.

    • ANSWER:
      I know what you’re going through. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for tinnitus. The pills don’t work. Herbal supplements don’t work. All you can do is use techniques to help you not concentrate on the noise. Use “white noise” machines to help mask your internal “ringing”. Try not to dwell on it. Protect your hearing by not exposing yourself to high noise levels which would make it worse. That’s all there is right now.

  6. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus treatment can someone advise me about something that actually relieves the ear ringing.?
    It is just frightening to stand by and witness my grandmother struggling to cope with ear ringing! The tinnitus is not the worst though, as she battles to fall asleep her general health is also starting to suffer. It seems that as she is so irratable and up tight, she doesn’t get to sleep much and nowdays seems to catch every infection that is going around. Is this be resulting from her tinnitus? Where can I get a tinnitus remedy right now.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that conventional wisdom will tell you that there is no chance of a cure but my friend unearthed a website http://www.t-gone.com that offered much support in finding the cause of her tinnitus. So I would advise a visit.

  7. QUESTION:
    i have tinnitus in my left ear, what is the best remedy to stop the ringing?
    I have had ringing in my ear for many years now it didn’t used to bother me but now it is driving me nuts, what is the best remedy or treatment for tinnitus?

    • 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

  8. QUESTION:
    I’ve had tinnitus (ringing of the ears) for several months now. Any treatments or home remedies?
    Back in February, I got an ear infection due to getting altitude sickness on a ski trip. Ever since I’ve had a constant ringing in my ears. I went to my doctor and he said to give it time but it still hasn’t gone away. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      your diet can help alot
      try eating a lot of fresh pinneapple and garlic

  9. QUESTION:
    Is there any remedy for Tinnitus or ear ringing. Some times sound that it is unbearable?

    • ANSWER:
      That reminds me of when my mom told me that ringing in the ears was the aliens trying to talk to you. lol

  10. QUESTION:
    Do you know any HOME REMEDIES for tinnitus or “ringing” of the ear?
    I need something I can do easily, & at home. PREFERABLY- no medications…BUT I’ll take ANY recommendations. Something…anything! My dad has this horrible ringing that is killing him (By the way…it is ONLY in his left ear). Anyone have experience with this??? He went to the ear, nose & throat doc. today. They said that there is really nothing they can give him because he has high cholesterol & it would cause EXTREME high cholesterol if he took the medicine they had, it would be very “harmful”.They also said that he needs to be tested for hearing aids because he is somewhat deaf in the left ear. So….suggestion??

    • ANSWER:

  11. QUESTION:
    How do you stop ringing in your ear(Tinnitus)?
    Any home remedies??

    • ANSWER:
      When trying to determine the cause of the problem, work with your doctor and consider environmental factors as well as medicines.

      Aspirin, Xyban/Wellbutrin can cause this unpleasant effect as well as many other drugs. Your doctor may have prescribed something which has this side affect.

      Tinnutus never goes away in some people, even after medicine that may have caused it is discontinued.

  12. QUESTION:
    Remedies for tinnitus can anyone recommend?
    I just can’t stand this anymore, battling with tinnitus for months and it almost kill me. Been searching for tinnitus remedies and I would like to ask for help. Sometimes my left ear blocked and I couldn’t hear anything in it. Anything can stop my ear ringing problem? I had tried many medical and drug but it can only control but not cure it completely, any alternative remedies for tinnitus? Arrggh… life is hard.

    • ANSWER:
      You should first determine the causes of tinnitus. I don’t feel the medicine or drug is right for you because it is just not the right tinnitus remedies.
      Check out this nice article. It has some nice natural remedies for tinnitus and hope you can cure it. We know it, life is tough :)

  13. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedies can anyone advise me regarding one that really works.?
    My heart breaks when I have to stand by and watch my mom suffering with ear ringing! The tinnitus isn’t the worst though, because she battles to get her general health seems to be deteriating. It appears to me that as she is so stressed and anxious, she can’t sleep for long and nowdays seems to catch every sickness that is doing the rounds. My theory is that this be resulting from her tinnitus? I am looking for a tinnitus treatment right now.

    • ANSWER:
      If your mom has not seen an otolaryngologist, I suggest she do so to see if her tinnitus can be treated. Depending on the cause of the tinnitus, sometimes it can be treated with drugs or surgery. If her tinnitus is untreatable, there are several things she can try to make it less bothersome:
      avoid caffeine
      avoid nicotine
      zinc supplements may help
      use a white noise machine or a ticking clock
      avoid loud sounds, music and noises
      exercise daily (improving your circulation can help)
      avoid fatigue as it will intensify the ringing
      try to ignore the ringing
      if she has a hearing loss, a hearing aid with a “tinnitus masker” may help

      Please keep in mind that what works for some, won’t work for others so try all the options above to see what works for your mom. Clocks help for my husband who has tinnitus and has had it for years.

      Take heart in knowing that most adjust to the tinnitus in time so that it doesn’t bother them as much. It is always there for them but they “get used” to it and it becomes a part of them. I hope your mom gets better soon.

  14. QUESTION:
    Any cure or remedy for tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?
    Have been suffering for >10 years. ENT specialist had diagnosed as ‘irreversible ear damage’ due to job environment. Had tried acupuncture but no effect. Ringing sound of high and constant pitch 24/7. Especially loud at night when the surrounding is quiet. NO IDIOTIC ANSWERS,PLS

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer as well. I have/had sensitive ears. I had been to like 50 rock concerts and blared music from 1985 to 1995. I started wearing earplugs at concerts.

      then in a drunken stupor at a nine inch nails concert I removed my earplugs. my ears rang for six months.

      here is what I do. get a fan in your bedroom and run it constantly. it provides the white noise and drowns it out.

      or one of those wave machine things works well too.

      Alprazolam (xanax) can be used to treat it.

      However, if you have the gene for addition, alcoholic, drug problems. then be careful.

      try another ENT. acupuncture?

      good luck brotha.

  15. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedies can anyone recommend one that really works.?
    It is just too sad to stand by and witness my daughter battling to cope with the ringing in her ears! The tinnitus is not the worst though, because she find it hard to get to sleep her overall health seems to be deteriating. It seems to me that because she is always so tired and up tight, she doesn’t get to sleep much and nowdays seems to pick up every sickness that is doing the rounds. Can this be resulting from her tinnitus? I am searching for a tinnitus remedies right now.

    • ANSWER:
      What works for one person will not work for another so I will list several strategies here. However, one that seems to provide relief long enough to sleep is white noise so you might want to invest in a white noise machine. Static will often work just as well so you can try a radio set on a static station…no music, just the static.

      If your daugher’s tinnitus is untreatable, there are several things she can try to make it less bothersome:
      avoid caffeine
      avoid nicotine
      zinc supplements may help
      use a white noise machine or a ticking clock
      avoid loud sounds, music and noises
      exercise daily (improving her circulation can help)
      avoid fatigue as it will intensify the ringing
      try to ignore the ringing (easier said than done at first)
      if she has a hearing loss, a hearing aid with a “tinnitus masker” may help

      The susceptibility to illness would probably have no correlation to the tinnitus itself but it might to the lack of sleep. When we sleep, our bodies rebuild and without adequate rest, her resistance is impacted.

      My husband has had tinnitus for years and he said it eventually becomes so much a part of you that you hardly notice it. He had a terrible time in the beginning but now it is just something that is “always there”. Good luck to your daughter and you!

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure or remedy for tinnitus (ringing in the ears) lately?
    i am one of those sufferers of tinnitus for two yrs. and 4 months now. My hearing was profoundly affected and my gait balance as well. Please advise or suggest any helpful solutions.thanks

    • ANSWER:
      My boyfriend has the same problem. When we went to the ear doctor she suggested that we get on of those things that play nature sound and listen to it every night while we sleep. She said that after a couple of weeks of doing this that the ringing will stop. It must work since I haven’t heard him complain about his ears in a while. Good Luck!

  17. QUESTION:
    Is treatment for ringing in ears same as remedy for tinnitus cure?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi,
      I always have the same understanding like you and now I know what it is all about. By chance it happened to me that I came across http://www.apnidukaanse.com/tag and that now I know that there is an easy way to get rid of tinnitus problem and easily cure the same at home. The website provides a great information, solutions and remedy for ringing in ears. Thanks to this website.

  18. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedies can anyone recommend any that actually produces results?
    My heart breaks when I have to stand by and witness my daughter battling to cope with the ear ringing! That isn’t the worst though, because she battles to get to sleep her general health is also starting to suffer. It appears to me that as she is always so tired and anxious, she can’t sleep for long and always seems to pick up almost every germ that is going around. Can this be because of her tinnitus? Where can I get a tinnitus treatments right now.

    • ANSWER:
      google
      tinnitus cures and treatments
      my dad had it

  19. QUESTION:
    Please stop the constant ringing in my ears, Tinnitus?
    I have had tinnitus for more than five years and I have tried Vitamins and reducing stress, these remedies are not working.

    What can I do to get ride of Tinnitus

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The tinnitus, a variety of noise can be heard by a patient with this condition. It can be in forms of buzzing, ringing, hissing, chirping, sizzling, humming, roaring, tinkling, clicking, whooshing, ticking, whistling or whining. The key to successfully stopping ringing in your ear is to determine the exact cause of the ringing in the ear and then to treat that specific cause of the ear ringing. If your doctor wasn’t able to help you then visit http://tinnitus-treatment.dualcow.com/ for some amazing Treatment For Tinnitus and Remedies.

  20. QUESTION:
    Ear issues. Anyone have advice?
    The hearing is muffled in one of my ears & for the past two days there has been ringing in that ear. I’ve tried the over-the-counter ear wax removal & that doesn’t seem to do anything for me. I’m a 20 yr old college student with no insurance & I’m thinking I may need to see a doctor, but I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve been looking online for home remedies for tinnitus(ear ringing), but have yet to try any of them. This ringing is starting to annoy me & I just want it to stop! Can anyone offer any helpful advice about what I can do?
    no my nose isn’t stuffy & I’m not sick, but i have a cough that i’ve had for like a week now.

    • ANSWER:
      It is hard to discern what is wrong from your description.

      Most colleges have programs and services for students to be provided basic care in a college clinic which is bundled into all of those extra fees you pay per semester (some also offer very low rate insurance). Check into that and get looked at. It could just be an ear infection, but is it really worth possibly losing some hearing over?

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there any remedy for tinnitus or chronic ringing in the ears.?
    The tinnitus developed approximately 6 months ago.
    Hearing tests confirmed hearing loss from loud noise,
    but cannot pick up the ringing that I am experiencing.
    With background noise present , conversations are quite difficult to understand. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      First you need to figure out what’s causing the ringing. Are you having sinus problems? Do you have a collection of extra fluid in your inner ear?

      There are many things that can cause the ringing, and several treatments that can be done to relieve it- but it may never go away completely. The hearing test won’t pick up the ringing, only the hearing loss.

      You can have an MRI done of your head so that they can tell if you have fluid in your inner ear, or if the nerve endings in your inner ear are damaged.

      If you’ve seen an ENT, and and aren’t satisfied with the results you got you can always get a second opinion.

  22. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a remedy for Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?

    • ANSWER:
      Depends how you got the condition (rock concerts, work conditions). I have this condition and have gotten use to it. I have had many tests, hearing, MRI of my head, neurological exam, ear, nose and throat md exam. They could find nothing wrong with me that was related to tinnitus, so they had nothing to treat, it is annoying but I learned to live with it. You need to start with your doctor. Good luck!

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know alternative remedies for tinnitus?
    Having had help for hiatus hernia and atrial fibrillation from these pages I now have another condition to deal with – I can’t believe that this is all happening to me this year.
    Ttwo weks ago my right ear became completely blocked so that I couldn’t hear anything in it. My doctor said that the wax was solid and told me to use Otex until I came back from holiday and he would syringe it. The Otex gave me ringing in that ear . My ear has now been syringed (it was still completely blocked) but the ringing persists only much quieter. Although he said it must be tinnitus I think there is still some wax deep down in the ear but he says it is all out. Why did the tinnitus come on by using Otex? I would like to try alternative remedies but as I am on Warfarin and beta blockers there is not much I can have.
    Any ideas, please, as the ringing is driving me mad.
    Patsy 72

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy

      As homeopathy is specific to every person, below is a sample of the many prescribed remedies.

      Take one of the following 6C remedies three times daily for up to two weeks (or as prescribed) to control tinnitus.

      If you have a roaring sound in your ears accompanied by giddiness and deafness or some hearing loss, try Salicylic acidum.

      If you have roaring with a tingling sensation and your ears feel clogged up, he recommends Carbonium sulphuratum.

      If the noise is a buzzing or hissing sound, Chininum sulphuricum.

      If the noise is a ringing sound with no other symptoms, Kali iodatum.

      In the case of infection, take 3X of Hydrastis, every four to six hours.

      When hypertension, depression, or piercing pain is involved, take 3X – 30X of Aurum.

      Homeopathic Remedies for Tinnitus

      Calcarea carbonica: When this remedy is indicated, tinnitus may be experienced alone or with vertigo. You may have hearing problems, or cracking and pulsing sensations in the ears. Those who need this remedy are usually chilly, easily fatigued, crave sweets, and feel overwhelmed and anxious when unwell.

      Carbo vegetabilis: Useful if ringing in the ears occurs during flu or other conditions involving vertigo and nausea. The symptoms may be worst in the evening and at night. You may feel cold and faint. You may have a craving for fresh and moving air.

      China (also called Cinchona officinalis): Helpful if you feel touchy, weak, and nervous with sensitivity to noise and tinnitus. This remedy is often given after fluids have been lost through vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, and surgery or other conditions involving blood loss.

      Chininum sulphuricum: Buzzing, ringing, and roaring sounds that are loud enough to impair the person’s hearing suggest a need for this remedy. A tendency toward chills and vertigo, during which the tinnitus is often worse is another indication for this remedy.

      Cimicifuga: This remedy is useful for people who are very sensitive to noise, along with tinnitus, and often have pain and muscle tension in the neck and back. They are usually energetic, nervous, and talkative, but become depressed or fearful when not feeling well. Other indications for this remedy are: headaches and problems during menstrual periods.

      Coffea cruda: This remedy is indicated for an excitable, nervous person with tinnitus accompanied by extremely sensitive hearing and a buzzing feeling in the back of the head. They often have insomnia from mental overstimulation.

      Graphites: Beneficial to a person who has tinnitus with associated deafness. Hissing and clicking sounds are often heard in the ears (or even louder sounds like gunshots). The person may also have a tendency toward constipation, poor concentration, and cracking skin eruptions.

      Kali carbonicum: Useful for tinnitus with ringing or roaring, accompanied by cracking noises and itching in the ears. Vertigo is another indication. Persons who benefit most from this remedy are often quite conservative, with a rigid code of ethics. They tend to feel anxiety in the region of the stomach.

      Lycopodium: This remedy is often prescribed when you have a humming and roaring in the ears, along with impairment of hearing. Sounds seem to echo in the ears. You have a tendency toward ear infections with discharge, as well as chronic digestive problems or urinary tract complaints.

      Natrum salicylicum: Beneficial if ringing in the ears is like a low, dull hum. Loss of hearing related to bone conduction, as well as nerve interference and vertigo, may be involved. This is a useful remedy when tinnitus and tiredness occur after influenza or along with Meniere’s disease.

      Salicylicum acidum: This remedy is often indicated for tinnitus with very loud roaring or ringing sounds, which may be accompanied by deafness or vertigo. Flu and Meniere’s disease are other indications. This may also be helpful if tinnitus has been caused by too much aspirin.

      Alternative treatments tinnitus

      • Arches Tinnitus Relief Formula-The Science Behind the Product: The “mechanisim” of how Arches Tinnitus Relief Formula® works is explained in detail.

      • Arches Tinnitus Stress and B-12 Formulas -How they work for tinnitus: The importance of B vitiamins for tinnitus is explained in detail.

      • Alternative Treatments for Tinnitus- Part 1 : Recognized tinnitus authority, Dr. Michael Seidman, looks at the history of alternative treatments and vitamins effective for tinnitus.

      • Alternative Treatments for Tinnitus – Part 2 : Mineral therapies are growing in acceptance and use. Recognized tinnitus authority, Dr. Michael Seidman, looks at mineral remedies for tinnitus.

      • Alternative Treatments for Tinnitus – Part 3 : Herbal medications are growing in acceptance and use. Recognized tinnitus authority, Dr. Michael Seidman, looks at herbal remedies as well as new science for tinnitus.

      • Acupuncture and Tinnitus: Acupuncture, Chinese diagnostic techniques and Chinese herbal therapy are now being used by major US medical institutions to treat many condition including tinnitus.

      • Antioxidants, Tinnitus, and Your Health – Free radicals at work in our bodies can cause tinnitus. Learn how they work and what you can do to fight them.

      • B vitamins (Importance of) : Reducing stress and improving mood can make living with tinnitus more bearable.

      • Biofeedback & Neurofeedback: Reducing stress and improving mood can make living with tinnitus more bearable.

      • Body Language Vitamins, Optimal Health & Tinnitus – There is a direct correlation between your health and your tinnitus. Michael Seidman MD has developed a series of suplements that are an important piece of your total health puzzle.

      • Brain Receptors and Tinnitus: It helps with migraines, lowering high blood pressure and raising low blood pressure. Now many with tinnitus are getting some relief using biofeedback.

      • Complementary & Integrative Medical Options for Tinnitus : A Speech: The complete text of a speech delivered a public forum series by national tinnitus authority, Michael Seidman, MD.

      • Cochlear Implants and Electrical Stimulation: Electrical suppression of tinnitus; its history and treatments.

      • Caroverine Treatment: Caroverine therapy may show hope for cochlear synaptic tinnitus which includes both noise induced tinnitus and tinnitus caused by toxicity to prescription drugs.

      • Diet & Tinnitus: You are what you eat. But did you know that what you eat affects what you hear? Both good and bad diets affect tinnitus.

      • Ginkgo Biloba and Your Health : A lot of claims have been made… some true some false. Barry Keate sets the record straight.

      • Why not all Ginkgo products work for tinnitus : Not all ginkgo products are alike. Consumer Labs found that less than 23% tested contained all necessary components for an clinically effective extract. Here’s what you must know before buying.

      • Hypnotherapy and Tinnitus: Once considered alternative, hypnosis in the treatment of tinnitus is now helping many people.

      • Hypnosis (self) and Relaxation to Reduce Tinnitus (“Noise, What Noise?”): Learning to “unhook” the negative emotions and fear associated with tinnitus is discussed.

      • Inflammation, Omega-3s and Tinnitus: Inflammation can have a significant effect on tinnitus and individuals are finding help through a fishy substance.

      • International Tinnitus Forum (22nd): Arches President Barry Keate attended this major enclave of tinnitus researchers and specialists in New York City. Read the latest on what’s new in tinnitus treatments.

      • International Tinnitus Forum (23rd): Tinnitus researchers and scientists met in Los Angeles to discuss new and transitional therapies in tinnitus in 2005. Arches President Barry Keate was there.

      • Low Level Laser Therapy & Tinnitus: Lasers have been used to treat tinnitus for two decades. But the jury is still out. We look at the pros and cons of this treatment.

      • Medicines to Treat Inner Ear Disorders: From the use of lidocaine and steroids to antibiotics and antioxidants, nationally recognized tinnitus authority, Dr. Michael Seidman, looks at medicines that treat inner ear disorders.

      • Magnesium, Your Health & Tinnitus : An important mineral in the fight against tinnitus has other benefits.

      • Masking for Tinnitus: Since the early 1900′s doctors and clinical researchers have been trying to mask the sounds caused by tinnitus. New digital technology has made tinnitus maskers more effective than ever.

      • Neurotoxins and Tinnitus-Part 1: Aspartame. It’s sweet and tastes like sugar but why does it make your tinnitus worse? What’s in your diet soda could affect your tinnitus.

      • Neurotoxins and Tinnitus-Part 2: Monosodium Glutamate. No one ever asks for MSG at their favorite Chinese restaurant, then why is it still so prevalent and affect your tinnitus? .

      • Neurotoxins and Tinnitus-Part 3: Solutions. How to combat neurotoxins, reduce tinnitus and lead a healthier life is discussed in this final installment.

      • Save Your Hearing Now: Many with tinnitus also suffer from hearing loss. Leading ENT physician, Michael Seidman, MD, has developed the first all-natural treatment plan to battle hearing loss safely and effectively.

      • Sleep and Tinnitus: Tips. techniques, and remedies are discussed on how to get to sleep with tinnitus.

      • Sound-based Tinnitus Therapy: A new approach for individuals who have single pitch or mono-frequency tinnitus shows positive results.

      • Stapedectomy for Otosclerosis : Some individuals who suffer from otosclerosis also have tinnitus. For some having a stapedectomy can be a viable method to relieve both the sclerosis and the tinnitus. Barry Keate gives an overview on the procedure.

      • Stem Cells in Mice Lead to New Hair Cell Growth: Harvard researchers create a breakthrough towards regeneration of delicate hair cells.

      • How Sugar Metabolism Affects Tinnitus – Part 1: Metabolism of the inner ear and its dependency on the supply of oxygen and sugar (glucose) from the blood supply is discussed.

      • How Sugar Metabolism Affects Tinnitus – Part 2: Hyperinsulinemia, Obesity and Diabetes can contribute to tinnitus.

      • Tinnitus Retraining Therapy: Retraining the brain not to hear the sounds is the basis of this treatment.

      • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation : Magnetic stimulation may help individuals with constant tinnitus sounds.

      • Trytophan and Tinnitus: The Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome – There is a link between tryptophan, serotonin, melatonin, and tinnitus.

      • Zinc Supplementation & Tinnitus: A review of a new clinical study on the efficacy of zinc in the reduction of tinnitus.

      • Zinc and Tinnitus and the Immune System : There exists an important correlation between zinc and tinnitus. It is also important in sustaining proper immune function

  24. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a remedy for ringing in the ears? It called tinnitus..?
    I have had a MRI and it came back with sever sinusitis, but the doctor said there is nothing he can do about the ringing in my ear. Does anyone know anything that may help? It is driving me crazy…
    I have the ringing all the time in my right ear, it comes and goes in the left ear. From what the doctor says there is nothing you can do for sinnitus, but I was hopeing someone new of something that helped. I do use my fan at night, but it doesn’t help much.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many remedies for ringing in ears. Article in my source is one example that could help you.

  25. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedy can anyone advise me about any that really produces results.?
    It is just frightening to stand by and witness my gran battling to cope with ear ringing! The tinnitus is not the worst of it though, because she struggles to get her general health seems to be getting worse. It seems that as she is always so tired and up tight, she can’t sleep much and nowdays seems to catch every sickness that is going around. Can this be because of the tinnitus? I am looking for a tinnitus treatments right now.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s very interesting that there are about four or five of you asking the exact same question give or take a word or two.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/tinnitus#tr…

      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/tinnitus/…

      http://www.t-gone.com/

      http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/arti…

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tinnitu…

  26. QUESTION:
    Ringing in the ears….Tinnitus? Anyone have this problem??
    My left ear has started ringing like crazy the other night at 3am…I couldn’t fall back to sleep. It is still ringing…three days later. I was just searching info online and there is not much but I wanted to see if anyone had any home remedies or experience with this..ITS KILLING ME!!

    • ANSWER:
      Many people experience ringing in their ears. It’s part of living in such a loud environment. In some cases, it is associated with hearing loss so it should be something that is checked out. I’ve had ringing in my right ear for about 10 years now. Mine was brought on by severe hearing loss in my right ear. It drove me crazy in the beginning and made sleeping difficult. The person who suggested low background music is right. Anything kind of low and constant noise will help distract you. You can leave some music or the tv on low. I hope yours goes away because I know how annoying it can be. In case it doesn’t then just be patient because as time goes by you will learn to block it. Most days I forget it’s there until I think about it. Wish you the best…

  27. QUESTION:
    Ringing Noises in Ears *Tinnitus
    Ok I know what the ringing noise is, but I get it for 10 seconds or so every third day (average), I looked around a little online and I found out about it, But what if it happens as often as I am having it? This is going to sound disgusting, but I do think I have a build up of wax or something in my ears, is this linked? (I assume so) And more importantly is it a problem?

    In case it matters, I am 16, I read that it is most common in people over the age of 40.

    I have tried clearing my ears with ear drops and a ‘home-made’ remedy of warm olive oil (grandparents suggestion).

    Any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      There are literally hundreds of reasons for tinnitus, from drug interactions to stress to random and unexplainable. Unfortunately, there’s no cure but if it bothers you talk to a doctor about ways to cope with it.

      The important thing is for you to find out if there’s a reason for it (disease, infection, etc) and have that taken care of. The most common reason for tinnitus is some hearing loss. Don’t want to scare you or lecture you but please protect your hearing. Don’t listen to the radio or iPod with volume over 50%. Wear earplugs at concerts… etc.

      Hearing loss is cumulative. So your ears may ring and then go back to normal after a while but damage is already done. Your hearing is no longer 100%. Any more exposure to loud noise will only decrease your hearing from this lower level. It never comes back.

  28. QUESTION:
    Help!!! Anyone with tinnitus / ringing in the ears?
    Okay. So I’m going insane. For the past few months I have this terrible, deafening roaring sound in my right ear. I can’t hear out of it now. The noise is so loud that I can barely sleep at night anymore.

    I’ve tried every home remedy that I can think of.. ear drops, ginko supplements, pills specifically for tinnitus, fans and music to drown it out…

    I can’t take it anymore!!! So does anyone know any remedies? Anything else I can try? I’ll try ANYTHING. Please… I’m miserable….

    • ANSWER:
      It could be lots of things. You really should see an ENT. Could be a balance disorder of the inner ear that could require medical treatment.

      Also, do you take a lot of aspirin or similar products? Medications like that an cause ringing in the ears. Or, if you’re on some other meds, that can be causing it. I had a friend who once had that but she was in bed recuperating from something and was on muscle relaxants. Maybe coincidental but she also got a clogged ear on one side where she couldn’t hear anything. Then she tried ear drops like Debrox and it got worse cause it went to both ears then.

      Don’t fool around with it. See an ENT. You could be causing permanent injury to nerves in your ear or anything else in there. Or, it could be something simple that the doctor can cure with simple medication or an antibiotic.

  29. 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.

  30. QUESTION:
    What are some remedies to alleviate tinnitus?
    I have a persistent ringing and zing zing sound in my ears that will not go away. The doctor just told me it was tinnitus and not much could be done. Help.

    • ANSWER:
      The following tips may help you reduce symptoms of tinnitus.
      Cut back on or eliminate alcohol and beverages containing caffeine.
      Stop smoking and stop using smokeless tobacco products. Nicotine use makes tinnitus worse by reducing blood flow to the structures of the ear.
      Limit your use of aspirin, products containing aspirin, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naproxen.
      Exercise regularly. Exercise improves blood flow to the structures of the ear. However, avoid extended periods of exercise, such as bicycle riding, that keep your neck in a hyperextended position. For more information, see the topic Fitness.
      While waiting to see whether tinnitus goes away, or if your health professional has advised you that your tinnitus will be present for a long time, try these methods to cope with the constant noise:
      Limit or avoid exposure to the noises you suspect are causing your tinnitus. If you cannot avoid loud noises, wear protective earplugs or earmuffs.
      Try to ignore the sound by directing your attention to other things.
      Practice relaxation techniques, such as biofeedback, meditation, or yoga. Stress and fatigue seem to make tinnitus worse.
      Quiet rooms can cause tinnitus to seem more distracting. Background noise may reduce the amount of noise you hear. Play music or white noise when you are trying to fall asleep or anytime you find yourself in a quiet place. You may consider buying a machine that makes soothing sounds, such as ocean waves.
      Try the herbal supplement ginkgo biloba. Some studies suggest that it may help relieve tinnitus, but other studies do not show a benefit. Further studies are needed to determine the best dosage.

  31. QUESTION:
    Can You Stop the Ringing in My Ears?
    I’ve had Tinnitus (ringing in my ears) for about 2 mths now. I’ve been told there is no cure. I’m in serious need of assistance because I’m not getting any sleep. So if anyone can help me with some remedies it would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, I’ve been told that it may be a side affect from taking Flexeril (muscle relaxant). Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      Personally I cannot help u but a good “Ear,Nose, & Throat doctor can.
      U need to see them to get your relief or it will continue. It has nothing to do with your medication. This I know of.
      The ringing in your ears has to do with something that needs a doctors attention.
      I know as i wear hearing aids on both ears and I have had this conditon for many years until I saw a doctor. The hearing aids has nothing to do with the ringing either.
      The ringing has to do with one of the bones or nerves in your ears.
      This needs to be addressed pronto. !!

  32. 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.

  33. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedies can someone advise me about any that actually produces results.?
    My heart breaks when I have to watch my grandmother battling to cope with the ringing noses in her ears! That is not the worst though, as she find it hard to fall asleep her overall health is also starting to suffer. It appears to me that because she is always so irratable and anxious, she doesn’t get to sleep much and always seems to catch virtually every sickness that is doing the rounds. Is this be related to her tinnitis? I am searching for a tinnitus cure right now.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to help a tinnitus sufferer sleep is a soft, steady stream of noise in the background, as from a fan or air conditioner. Tinnitus most often becomes an irritant only during moments of silence in a room.
      Fans, air conditioners, wind, and white noise are the only remedies for sleep lost to tinnitus.

  34. QUESTION:
    Do homeopathic remedies (the little ones you can buy in health stores) work at all?
    I am 20 and I’ve had constant/24 hr ringing in the ears for 6 years now. I’ve tried pretty much anything, but have never tried a homeopathic tinnitus remedy? is there any chance however slim that it may help?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Sparsile,

      Sorry nobody has answered you.

      I’ve used this answer before. In fact, I think my prior account was deleted because of it. But there’s nothing wrong with the facts.

      In a word, “no”, they don’t work. No homeopathic dilution works better than placebo. They can’t.

      What is homeopathy?
      ————-
      Classical homeopathy originated in the 19th century with Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) as an alternative to the standard medical practices of the day, such as phlebotomy or bloodletting. Hahnemann’s theories were based on metaphysical energies rather than on biology, anatomy, chemistry, etc.

      Classical homeopathy is generally defined as a system of medical treatment based on the use of infinitesimal amounts of substances that in larger doses produce effects similar to those of the disease being treated. For example, the homeopathic remedy for sleeplessness is a highly diluted dose of caffeine. Hahnemann believed that very small doses of a substance could have very powerful reverse healing effects because their potency could be affected by vigorous and methodical shaking (succussion).

      So in other words, if you put a tiny amount of some ingredient in water, then shake it, then dilute it, then shake it more, then dilute it more, eventually you’ll have an effective medicine.

      Homeopathic dilutions
      ————
      Homeopathic dilutions are indicated by letters like X or C. “X” means dilute 10 to 1. So a dilution of 6X means do a 1 in 10 dilution six times. Or, in other words, 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000 parts water (six zeros). “C” means dilute 100 times. So a 6C dilution means 1 part ingredient, 1,000,000,000,000 parts water. You can find many homeopathic remedies available with 30C dilutions – you do the math. And the totally ridiculous bit of advertising – the bigger the dilution, the “stronger” the medication.

      Here is a useful table of homeopathic “potentencies” and their dilution rates (0.1ml of original ingredient):
      6C = 4 Olympic class swimming-pools.
      13C = 3/4 of all Earth’s oceans.
      16C = Sphere of water the size of Earth.
      19C= 10 Spheres with same diameter as our Solar System
      22C = 1 cubic light-year
      26C = 1 Sphere with same diameter as the Milky Way

      Another example, the very popular homeopathic remedy Oscillococcinum 200C is made with a 1 in 100 dilution performed 200 times. That’s 1 part ingredient in 1 followed by 400 zeros parts water, then sprinkled on a sugar pill. Now, physics will tell you that there is not a single molecule of duck liver on your sugar pill.

      In summary, the homeopaths are water or a sugar pill on which water has been sprinkled.

      Hahnemann came up with his ideas before we knew what molecules were. So when molecular theory came along and proved that many homeopathic remedies didn’t have even a single molecule of the original substance, homeopathy proponents like Jacques Benveniste tried to prove that water “remembered” the original ingredient. (1) They never explained how the water “remembered” the homeopathic ingredient but didn’t “remember” the copper pipes, glass jars, or fish poop from the lake it came from. (2) Benveniste was completely discredited when it turned out his lab technicians were altering data so that their boss would have positive results.

      http://br.geocities.com/criticandokardec/benveniste02.pdf

      Do Homeopathic Remedies work?
      ————–
      Because it has marketing appeal, “Homeopathic” is used as a label on many things, including soothing creams and herbal remedies that are NOT classic homeopathic dilutions. An herbal remedy may work just fine, but it is just like any drug, and should come with all the same testing and warnings as any drug. However, the classic homeopathic dilution liquids and pills do NOT work better than water or sugar pills.

      1) Large scale, well-designed studies of homeopathic dilutions find they work no better than placebo. (But don’t underestimate the power of a well-delivered placebo to cure somebody’s complaint. People who “believe” they feel better usually DO feel better. Just don’t try to use a placebo for cancer or malaria or AIDS, etc.)

      2) There is a million dollar prize available from JREF for anyone who can show, under reasonable scientific controls, that homeopathic dilutions work better than placebo. The prize has been available for over a decade, and nobody has claimed it. Here is an example of a failed attempt: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s827502.htm

      3) No homeopathic practitioner (or anyone else) can tell the difference between a vial of homeopathic dilution and plain water.

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2002/homeopathy.shtml

      4) James Randi regularly demonstrates homeopathic remedies do nothing by taking an entire bottle of Calms Forte – a homeopathic sleep aid. Even though the box says “warning, don’t exceed recommended dosage”, the entire bottle of pills has no effect on Randi or on anyone else.

      In short, homeopathic pills/dilutions don’t work any better than sugar pills.

      Why does the FDA allow ineffective “medicines” to be sold?
      —————
      Because of their long use in the United States, the U.S. Congress passed a law in 1938 declaring that homeopathic remedies are to be regulated by the FDA in the same manner as nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, which means that they can be purchased without a physician’s prescription. Today, although conventional prescription drugs and new OTC drugs must undergo thorough testing and review by the FDA for safety and effectiveness before they can be sold, this requirement does not apply to homeopathic remedies. In other words, the FDA gave anything with the words “homeopathic” an exemption from the requirement to demonstrate that they’re effective.

      Most people know that the herbal remedy St. Johns Wort can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills. However, unlike herbal remedies, there are no “drug interaction” warnings for homeopathic remedies. Why? Because they don’t do anything.

      Conclusion:
      ——–
      If you can be cured by placebo, then you can be cured by homeopathic remedies. But you should look at the price on the box and ask yourself: Is this a lot to pay for sugar pills and water?

      Buyer beware.

  35. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus?! Ringing in the ears!!! Help please !?
    My dad has had tinnitus for a while, and its not a regular thing, the first 2 encounters were 10 years ago, then he had one about a year ago, and now he’s having another spell. Its really bad & the doctors don’t really have any medicine to give him, so he just sits there in pain for a week or 2, until it goes away on its on. What can we do to help? We try being quiet, but every little sound is huge. Are there any home remedies to this that we could try?! Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t really understans the pain thing, tinnitus and ringing in the ears is not painful. Anyway, this is from an article about natural methods, hope it helps:

      To Do List

      1. Manage stress. Stress can make tinnitus worse. Stress, anxiety and panic management, whether through relaxation therapy, biofeedback or exercise, may provide fast relief.

      2. Reduce your alcohol intake. Alcohol increases the force of your blood by dilating your blood vessels, causing greater blood flow, especially in the inner ear area.

      3. Try Ginko Biloba supplement. Many tinnitus sufferers have reported a dramatic relief after taking this herb.

      4. Take care of your cardiovascular health. Regular exercise, eating right and taking other steps to keep your blood vessels healthy can help prevent tinnitus linked to blood vessel disorders (pulsatile tinnitus for example).

      5. Earwax removal. Removing impacted earwax can decrease tinnitus symptoms. But this is true only if you have too much earwax. Normally, earwax should not be cleaned or removed at all!
      Not To Do List

      1. Artificial sweeteners were found to be a possible contributory factor for tinnitus, hearing loss and dizziness. Avoid artificial sweeteners in your food and beverages and see if you feel any difference. There are people who suffered from tinnitus for 15 years until they discovered this was the only reason for their ringing!

      2. Avoid possible irritants. Reduce your exposure to things that may make your tinnitus worse. Common examples include loud noises and nicotine.

      3. Avoid exposure to loud music and noise. This is especially important, of course, for people suffering from sound-induced tinnitus.

  36. QUESTION:
    I have tinnitus in my ear and it rings like crazy, do u know of any home remedy.?

    • ANSWER:
      This is an article about natural treatments for tinnitus, hope it helps:

      To Do List

      1. Manage stress. Stress can make tinnitus worse. Stress, anxiety and panic management, whether through relaxation therapy, biofeedback or exercise, may provide fast relief.

      2. Reduce your alcohol intake. Alcohol increases the force of your blood by dilating your blood vessels, causing greater blood flow, especially in the inner ear area.

      3. Try Ginko Biloba supplement. Many tinnitus sufferers have reported a dramatic relief after taking this herb.

      4. Take care of your cardiovascular health. Regular exercise, eating right and taking other steps to keep your blood vessels healthy can help prevent tinnitus linked to blood vessel disorders (pulsatile tinnitus for example).

      5. Earwax removal. Removing impacted earwax can decrease tinnitus symptoms. But this is true only if you have too much earwax. Normally, earwax should not be cleaned or removed at all!
      Not To Do List

      1. Artificial sweeteners were found to be a possible contributory factor for tinnitus, hearing loss and dizziness. Avoid artificial sweeteners in your food and beverages and see if you feel any difference. There are people who suffered from tinnitus for 15 years until they discovered this was the only reason for their ringing!

      2. Avoid possible irritants. Reduce your exposure to things that may make your tinnitus worse. Common examples include loud noises and nicotine.

      3. Avoid exposure to loud music and noise. This is especially important, of course, for people suffering from sound-induced tinnitus.

  37. QUESTION:
    i have a small ringing noise in my ear?
    i heard that i might have tinnitus (however its spelled) and i have read that there is a few causes such as bent broken hairs in ear. i also might think it is from earwax on eardrum because i might have compacted earwax with q-tips i have been using…. What is the best thing for me to do go to the doctor or try a home remedy to cure tinnitus

    • ANSWER:
      maybe it has to do with high blood pressure or something like that…

  38. QUESTION:
    How do I stop my ears from ringing?
    I was in a club last night and my ears haven’t stopped ringing yet. I’m pretty new to partying and I never expose myself to other loud noises.
    I’m sure I don’t have tinnitus or anything serious.
    Does anyone know of any simple home remedies?
    Or has anybody had a similar experience. If so, how long did it last?

    • ANSWER:
      It will probably stop in a few days. However, repeated exposure to noise in which you experience ringing in your ears afterwards can lead to hearing loss. The ringing in your ears is your body telling you the noise you were in was tooooo loud. Wear ear protection to the clubs, mowing the lawn, target shooting etc. It is not worth it.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can you help me stop the ringing in my ears?
    The ringing in my ears is constant but I only hear it when it’s really quiet. At first I thought it just happened late at night but then I realized one day(when plugging my ears so I didn’t hear an irritating commercial on tv from the other room) that the ringing was always there. It just didn’t always bother me because it’s usually drowned out by all the noise around me. I’ve read about ear ringing and apparently that’s called tinnitus. Now, are there any remedies or anything that can get rid of the ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      There can be many causes for tinnitus. Identify the cause and you can usually find a remedy. My mom uses a low-salt diet to control the level of ringing. She has Meiner’s disease and the ringing is caused by swelling of the tissues in the inner ear. Lower salt for her means less fluid retention. The lower salt also helped her with weight and lowered her blood pressure! Good things all round!
      There can be other causes and so other remedies. For most people, trying a low salt diet isn’t going to hurt them so you might try it.

  40. QUESTION:
    Remedies to cure or reduce tinnitus, musician needs to know?
    Professional musician with ringing in the ears needs help!

    • ANSWER:
      not quite sure how to cure it, there are different types of tinnitus. i have found that “white noise” seems to help especially when falling asleep. turning on the television – a channel that nothing is broadcast on – somehow that seems to help

  41. QUESTION:
    home remedies for tinnitus ?
    ringing in the ears

    • ANSWER:
      There is none

      You could try neural linguistic programming

  42. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus and possible remedies?
    Okay, so, my friend and I went out to shoot his new gun on Tuesday, June 9th, that he bought that day. It is basically an exact copy of the military issued M16 plus or minus a few accessories. I have not shot a rifle before and he forgot ear plugs. I did not know that I should use ear plugs while shooting a rifle, I barely hunt and I have shot a shot gun and a .22 before. Anyways, I shot 30 rounds with the gun and it was extremely loud. I told him about the ringing and he said that it should be gone in about a day or two. However, it is now Saturday, June 13 and the ringing still has not gone away. Are there any possible remedies that I would be able to get? Simple, complicated, techniques to do, things to eat, etc?

    • ANSWER:
      In your case, I think this should be just temporary. However, if you’re looking for some remedies, you may look at the articles in my source.

  43. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus….what is the cause? What is the “simple” remedy?
    Tinnitus….the ringing in the ears. What is the cause. There must be a simple answer, right? Anybody have it and found a way to make it go away? The kind I mean is the high pitched steady ringing, or hissing sound. Thanks for your answers.

    • ANSWER:
      nutrients: folic acid, vitamin B12, and iron (you could get these nutrient levels checked up by the doctor or nurse. they will run a blood test to determine if you lack any of them.)

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the common causes and are there any inexpensive remedies for tinnitus?
    Started as a “rushing” noise in my ear about 2 years ago, occuring off and on. For the past three months, I’ve had been a constant high-pitched ringing, some days louder than others. Occasionally, I have an “episode” where it is so loud, it’s like a train whistle in my head! Most days, as long as there’s background noise, I can deal with it. Other days, even background noise doesn’t “mask” it and I want to pull my hair out! I’m 53, in good health, otherwise–but have no insurance and unemployed–which is why I haven’t seen a doctor…any good, sound advice to help relieve this “ringing” would be greatly appreciated! Oh–I believe I do have some hearing loss because of it–not sure if it’s that or just that some noises bother more than others–like when the dogs bark…

    • ANSWER:
      Most tinnitus is idiopathic, meaning there’s no known cause. You learn to live with it. Tinnitus is the most common ear complaint there is.

      Some of the other causes are trauma – when trauma is resolved, tinnitus is often resolved. Hypertension — control hypertension and resolve tinnitus. Hypernatremia — lower sodium and tinnitus resolves. Infection — treat the otitis and resolve the tinnitus. Vestibular disorders — treat the disorder and tinntius usually resolves.

      In your case, there may be more going on than simple tinnitus. If there’s a free clinic you can locate, go there and have your ears checked.

  45. QUESTION:
    Bad ringing/buzzing in my ear …?
    I’ve had noises (like whooshing) ever since I was little, but now i have this deep buzzing that only goes away with louder noises. I have trouble sleeping and I dont know how I can live with this!!!
    Does anyone here have it (could be Tinnitus)? And what did u do about it? Any remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you listen to loud music a lot? If your ears ring after loud music it’s a sure sign your eardrums have been damaged. The whooshing sound is the blood pulsing through the artery which sits close to the ear. Many people can hear that. You could have tinnitus and there are some treatments for it such as medication, but many people just live with it.

  46. QUESTION:
    I am seeking a homeopathic remedy for tinnitus for my mother , doctor said live with it!?
    She has constant ringing in both ears this has been going on for a year or more !

    • ANSWER:
      Are you asking more for a brand or for information about them? I’ve seen a few on the market like RingStop or Lipoflavonoid (which is not homeopathic, but it helps the ears) that people do get a lot of relief from. I’ve tried some of the formulas and have gotten some relief from ringing in my ears from them, but it should be pointed out that it can potentially take several months to have complete relief, too. I noticed that my ringing was decreased within a couple months and I couldn’t handle taking the pills anymore (high priced and gave me a bad taste I didn’t like), but my ringing wasn’t terribly bad to start with. If it’s bad enough that she needs the help, I would definitely recommend trying them so long as she’s aware of all that… they really do help if you can get past those “down sides”. Good luck and I hope I helped!

  47. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know of a home remedy for tinnitus?
    Ringing in the ears.

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes, this is a temporary condition following an illness. An over the counter decongestant might help. Sometimes, this becomes a chronic condition and you need to learn techniques to ignore it or go to a tinnitis clinic where they can teach you these things. There are no “remedies” for this condtion.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is my father suffering tinnitus? If so how to get rid of it?
    Lately my father says that he feels something with his ear. A ringing sound is heard while there is no sound around. Please help me to show the cheapest remedy available on the markets.

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedy can you recommend any that really produces results.?
    My heart breaks when I have to witness my friend struggling to cope with ringing in her ears! That is not the worst of it though, as she find it hard to fall asleep her general health is also starting to suffer. It seems that as she is always so stressed and up tight, she doesn’t get to sleep much and always seems to catch every infection that is going around. Can this resulting from the tinnitis? Where can I get a tinnitus treatments right now.

    • ANSWER:
      Please don’t get too stressed out. I know that most people will tell you that there is no cure but my friend found a website http://www.t-gone.com that offered much support in determining the cause of her tinnitus problem. So I would advise spending some time there.

  50. QUESTION:
    Health question: I have a problem of Tinnitus. Is there any remedy?
    In this problem. I get a regular ringing or hollow sound in my ears. This problem just started about 3-4 months back just after I had some ear infection. Doctors say that there is no treament available for this problem and I have to get adjusted with it for the rest of my life. Its very annoying and I have lost all peace of my life. I can not concentrate on any work, I can not even sleep at my own. Please advise me if any one has any remedy. I heard that there are some non-conventional remediews which cure this problem.

    • ANSWER:
      There are treatments. Check out the link.


Ear Ringing Symptoms

Written By: admin - May• 09•12

Most people at some point in their lives have had a funny noise or ringing in the ears. In most instances the ringing goes as quickly as it came, maybe lasting only a minute or so. But this isn’t true for everybody as for some unlucky people, the ringing came – and never went away. These people have the condition known as tinnitus.

The thing individuals may well not understand is that ringing in the ears can be a sign of many various health problems.

Top of that list will see ringing in the ears or tinnitus as a symptom of allergies or sinus problems. The thing is, it may well not be the allergies on the sinus problem that is causing the ringing in the ears. Quite often it’s the medications used – such as as antibiotics or antihistamines to treat allergies and sinus conditions that caused the problem.

The reason for this is simple in that medicines like antihistamines and antibiotics can often cause a thickening of the mucus in the ear making it difficult for the fluid to drain away leading to inner ear infections, pressure buildup and consequently ringing in the ears. Presbycusis, an age-related hearing loss is another condition that can produce ringing in the ears as can muscle tension, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), vitamins B12 deficiency and thyroid disorder.

Little known cause of ringing in the ear is anxiety. This is because people who suffer anxiety or have panic attacks can experience a whole multitude of symptoms. However don’t be overly concerned as it doesn’t mean you have an anxiety panic disorder just because you got ringing in your ears.

Another thing that can cause ringing in the ears is high blood pressure which can apparently also mean you have high cholesterol. A number of medical investigators feel that this is because the cholesterol has stuck to the blood vessels by the ear and as blood flows pass them it makes a swishing noise passing over the uneven surface.

So if you’re hearing a swishing noises rather than ringing noises perhaps it may be good to get your cholesterol levels checked.

Even so, the different types of tinnitus still remain the most common cause of ringing in the ears.

Atherosclerosis remains the rarest form of tinnitus. Unusually and unlike most other forms of tinnitus with arteriosclerosis the noise can be heard by somebody else as well. The reason for this is simple in that there is a physical problem with the structure of the ear itself. Meaning that a doctor or anybody else can hear the noise by using the stethoscope or other suitable equipment.

Most typically the noise generated with atherosclerosis is more like a pulsing or rushing sound caused by the passage of blood as it pulses through and around the ear.

The most common types of tinnitus will cause a noise that only the individual sufferer can hear. Noises can range from a ringing sound through to a buzzing, a whining, a popping and for some people – something like the sound of radio static.

Also, some people will be affected in just one ear whereas others will be affected in both ears.

However the biggest problem with tinnitus remains that cures seem very elusive. Due to the difficulty of finding effective drug based treatment many people have chosen to look at finding more natural cures being agreeably surprised by the effectiveness of things like homoeopathy, acupuncture and even hypnosis.

Even for the many sufferers who have been told “nothing can be done — just get on with it” the cure may still exist and they should not be put off by this pessimistic advice.

The reality is that thousands and thousands of people would not accept there was no hope and went on to find effective treatment for themselves. So perhaps the real truth is “something can be done you just have to keep looking”

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Sinusitis and ear ringing symptoms?
    Hi. Can sinusitis cause your ears to ring. I have had ongoing problems for about 3 months or so. If i steam and blow my nose hard or “snort” in covering one nostril at a tiime the ringing will ease off for a bit (not fully go) then over a period of about an hour or so will return again, sometimes very loud. The ringing is worse in my left ear. My ear sometimes hurts as well not bad but annoying all the same. I have quit smoking 5 days ago to try to help it, given up coffee and still it does not get better. What else can i try and how can i be sure i have got sinusitis – my doc originally said i had fluid in my middle ear, what is the common sign of this. If i hold onto my nose and try and blow out i eventually hear air coming out after i have nearly blown a few blood vessels – is this a sign i still have fluid or blocked eustation tubes or sinusitis! Help, this is driving me insane

    • ANSWER:
      you have tinnitus and need preferably to see ear, nose and throat doctor, as if ringing in ears persist like this, needs looking at, and be careful what you do, blowing nose and all that as can in some circumstances make things worse. Have tinnitus, sinus, you name it and believe me not funny, as affects my balance, which is awful

      your GP can refer you, and don’t do anymore before you see someone.

  2. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing and other symptoms?
    I have had ringing in my ear for about 2 and a half months now. Other symptoms that I have are jaw pain, clicking sometimes when I chew, occasional pain behind the eye, ear pain, soreness in back of the ear. My ear also gets hot at night. I have had it checked by a doctor, and he said there is no infection but my eustachian tube is swollen up which builds up pressure that causes ringing. He put me on decongestant steroid nasal spray and I have been taking it for 5 days now, but nothing has changed. Any help?
    I woke up today with what seemed to be a loss of hearing in my left ear, feeling of fullness worse than before, really stuffy nose, small headache, and jaw pain. I cannot even open my mouth now without it hurting. It hurts below the ear.

    • ANSWER:

  3. QUESTION:
    I have constant ear ringing and headaches are those symptoms of high blood pressure?

    • ANSWER:
      Could be increased bp, or a sinus infection.

  4. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of ear ringing (tinnitus)?

    • ANSWER:
      You are feeling fuzzy in your head and one ear or both have constant background noise for no reason. It could last a short spell or days and sometimes never goes away.

  5. QUESTION:
    My symptoms include vertigo, and ringing in my right ear which also feels congested symptomes fade and return?
    Include every possible answer

    • ANSWER:
      of course i’m not a doctor and especially important, i’m not YOUR doctor, but i can think of two things. one, a sinus infection or two a condition (can’t remember the name) that has the symptoms you described and it causes hearing loss. both are serious, i think you should see a doctor and they will be able to find out for sure, both things are much better off when found early

  6. QUESTION:
    i have symptoms of fatigue, vomiting, nasuea, ear ringing, light headedness, and chills.what could i have?

    • ANSWER:
      Y’got the flu. See your doctor for a prescription for Tamiflu; it’ll help ya feel better.

  7. 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

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of an ear infection?
    I am still trying to get rid of a cold (still have some runny nose and a lingering cough) and I sleep one night only to awake with a weird feeling of fullness in my ear and a ringing noise. I’ve felt no pain at all the entire day, but after all, it is only the first day of these symptoms.

    Thanks for any help!
    BTW, i have no dizziness, fever, or anything like that; just a cough, runny nose, and a mixture of ringing and fullness in my ears.

    • ANSWER:
      If you experienced any stuffiness, you should just keep watching the situation.

      Nevertheless, just sleep it out for a night if there is no pain. Your body is made to fix itself quite a bit throughout life, and sleep may help.

      Obviously if pain develops, that’s the time to consider a doctor’s visit.

      If you can’t go to the doctor’s office, it should clear up with no problem since it was associated with a viral illness, BUT i;m ot sure, this part is from wikipedia, and it’s not always the best…

  9. QUESTION:
    Aspirin overdose ringing in the ear symptom?
    for the last 24 hours, i took about may be 30 or 25 pills of aspirin, the last pills i took was about 6 hours ago, i have ringing in my ear and can’t listen very well, i feel my head is heavy but i am not vomitting or fainted or anything, just thr ringing in my ear that bothers me so will it go away by itself? i just don’t feel that i have serious symptoms and should go to the hospital or else i am going to die, i know that if i give my body the time it will flushes away the pills but i want to know how long does it take? i know i shouldn’t have taken all that pills and i don’t think that i will do it again, so please if anyone experienced this before, i want to know when will this go away

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing in the ear is a symptom of sensitivity or overdose of aspirin. I don’t think U will die, but U should see a Dr.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can ringing in the left ear be a symptom of swimmer’s ear?
    I’ve noticed ever since I’ve been swimming that I’ve had issues with my ears. Could the water buildup be causing this ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      usually ringing ear is caused by loud noise ( listening to music extremely loud , or from industry * like continuous hammering without wearing ear muffs* )

  11. QUESTION:
    I was diagnosed w/bells palsy.I have all the symptoms.but i have an annoying ringing in my ear.is it related?
    my doctor said because it started the same day as the other symptoms its probably realted to it. But its really annoying..

    • ANSWER:
      Ya definitely they are related. The ringing sensation that you tell is known medically as TINNITUS you can search about it on net by searching on google. Basically bells palsy is an idiopathic (of unknown cause) paralysis of facial nerve. Facial nerve also gives a branch known as chorda tympani to the ear which is involved in hearing. So these two are related.

  12. QUESTION:
    Do I have the symptoms of an ear infection?
    I have a stuffed up nose and my left ear feels all stuffed up and it’s hard to hear out of. Also, both my ears have been ringing for a while now.

    • ANSWER:
      It can be just fluid in the ear. I get it all the time along with sinus infections. Take a decongestant or a expectorant. If it doesn’t start to clear, you will notice the difference in 2-3 hours, then call the doctor. It is a sinus infection along with a ear infection. Your local supermarket or drug store carry the decongestant and the expectorant.

  13. QUESTION:
    How long is the ringing in my ear going to last?
    I have been having an ear infection for awhile now and am on antibiotics. Though I have this ringing in my ear and found that the infection may be causing it. Do I have to wait till all my symptoms clear up or what?

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Concerned About Migraine and Ringing In Ear?
    I have ringing in my left ear and headaches which turn into migraines about once every 3 days. Not bad migraines but just wavy vision. Saw and ENT and he said my ears were fine. I’ve seen that there is medicine for migraines but they have a lot of side effects. Anyone else have these symptoms?

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Does it sound like I have an ear infection?
    **Asking in Diet & Fitness because it’s a more popular place to get answers

    These are my symptoms:

    -Ringing in ear, has gotten better however
    -Pain in ear
    -Redness inside and outside the ear, hurts to touch as well

    I have not been listening to loud music at all.
    Serious answers only.
    I’m planning on going to the doctor tomorrow, I was just asking.

    • ANSWER:
      Is your ear also warm? Take a look at the below link and see if it sound like what you have.

  16. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears with other symptoms. I need help?
    Let me start of by saying I’m 19 years old. I’ve been in a band for about 3 years and I’ve exposed me ears to extremely loud noise without plugs or anything to protect them and I believe I developed Tinnitus about 2 years ago. I had a slight ringing sound with a bit of buzzing but it was always tolerable, usually i would just put some music on and forget about it. Recently it’s been getting worse so I started wearing ear plugs and it seemed to be keeping things the way they were. I have the ringing in both ears. A few days ago I was playing the music without the ear plugs and the ringing seemed to get worse. Though the last few months I’ve been getting dizzy spells (vertigo if you will) and i didn’t think much of it. I started feeling nauseous to the point where I would want to vomit but I haven’t yet. I feel off balance throughout the day. My ears also feel full as if I couldn’t pop them but I really have no problem with that. The ringing seems to intensify sometimes and I also pick up a lot of sharp sounds in my ears that wouldn’t have bothered me before. After doing some research I came across meniere’s disease which pretty much backs up all of my symptoms. The only discouraging part is that I’m so young and this usually effects adults in their 30′s and up. Im not ruling this out a single bit but I wanted to know if anybody out there is suffering from the same symptoms or even has meniere’s disease and maybe tell me hoe to keep the ringing to a tolerable level. I have a hard time sleeping, thats when the ringing seems to be at it’s worst. I cut Sodium out of my diet as of yesterday and I’m waiting to see if it shows any positive results. The earliest I can get in to see my doctor is March 3rd (a little over 2 weeks from today) and I’m hoping i can deal with it until then. I’ve read that they do have surgeries to help with this and I would very much so consider it due to my young age. I’m hoping things will resolve on it’s own but only time can tell. Does anybody have any recommendations for me? Medications or just helpful information I couldn’t find on a website? It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      In the past year I’ve had nasty health problems. In my family, every member loses some or all of his/her hearing in one ear at 50 years of age.

      After surgeries, I could not get my balance back, kept falling, etc. I went to my ENT who has an audiologist working with him. It was determined that my hearing had indeed suffered (without help of rock music), and my balance was related to my hearing. I was told to get physical therapy.

      Do you think that stopping all air flow through your eardrums at night might help the ringing? Or does it matter. Maybe they’re going to ring anyhow from inside. Sleeping aids, antihistimines, meditation.

      If any of this stuff seems possible to you, just e-mail and I’ll help any way I can.

      TX Mom

  17. QUESTION:
    Mild ear ring, Inside of ear is wet and cold symptoms.?
    As above… I woke up a few days ago with what felt like a altitude pop in my ear, later that day it started ringing, since then i have been waking up with Cold like symptoms but through the day they die down, then come night time they are back, i have been hocking up Green/yellow mucus, i’m Irritated for no apparent reason sometimes, there is a tiny bit of pain here and there but not all the time, i haven’t put any drops in my ear or anything today then i noticed it was wet on the inside when i put my finger in. Could this be an ear infection?

    • ANSWER:
      funny colored mucus is indicative of bacterial infection.

      ♣♦

  18. QUESTION:
    Can anxiety cause a ringing in the ear?
    My anxiety is causing all sorts of symptoms. I just woke up and I have this annoying yet faint high pitched ringing in my right ear. I’m about to go back to bed but as of now it won’t go away. Anyone know if this is normal?
    I’m 15. P.S. John if you want you can just ignore these types of questions.

    • ANSWER:
      You have an ear condition known as Tinnitus, this is fairly common, I don’t think is brought on by anxiety. If it persists you may need medical attention.

  19. QUESTION:
    does some person with otitis media dint feeling any pain in their ear but have ringing in their ear instead ?
    hi, my doc say i have otitis media and i going to see a doctor soon. Patient wit otitis media usually have pain in their infected area but instead instead of having pain my ear, i just feel fullness in my ear and i oso keep hearing ringing sound. So the problem is can otitis media dint cause any pain but instead have other symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      you NEED TO CONTACT A PHYSICIAN, THAT SOUNDS LIKE A EAR BONE PROBLEM INSIDE OF YOUR EAR. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO TELL THE Doctor YOU HAS RINGING INSIDE OF YOUR EAR.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can stress lead to a ringing in the ear?
    i have had exams and for the past few days have had a slight ringing in the ear and havent slept properly, my ear dosent hurt nor is swollen,but theringing does get quite irritating, could it be due to stress??Or something else,my exams end soon so should i expect these symptoms to go away or go consult a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Stress manifests itself in so many different ways. It can be different problems for different people. You should see your doctor and see what they say. I take herbal tablets called Kalms to help when im stressed and they really do work.

      Good luck!

  21. QUESTION:
    Is ringing in both ears and dizziness considered Seizure Symptoms?

    • ANSWER:
      Generally that would be considered a hearing and vestibular problem. It could bring on a seizure, but would not seem to be a symptom of a seizure. You should consult with a doctor if this is a continuing problem.

  22. QUESTION:
    Jaw stiffness, ringing in the ears, flu-like symptoms and extreme fatigue and more what could this be?
    for the past year ive had some problems with my inner ear and having dizzy like symptoms. Recently my ears have felt blocked and have been ringing or pounding. A couple days ago i started getting cold/flu like symptoms. Extreme pressure in head, eye sensitivity to light, extreme fatigue, as well as blocked nose, deep cough etc. Today my jaw also started feeling stiff and weak? I have also been lightheaded especially when standing up. It my exam week in college so I need to get better asap because I have so much work to do. Does anyone please have any ideas what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe a really bad ear infection? That could cause jaw pain. Go to the doctor so they can prescribe medicine to clear up the infection.

  23. QUESTION:
    ear infection or wax blockage?
    Symptoms:

    Ear ringing like a bitch
    Fizzing sound when I move head from side to side laying down
    Dulled hearing

    I have had an ear infection in the past month and a half…the doctor has also said I have got wax in ear and gave me drops. However, wax has been coming out of my ear. There is now a bit round the edge of the hole in the ear. (Wax was covering all but a small portion of hole a few weeks ago)
    could it be the wax causing my symptoms or another ear infection?

    • ANSWER:

  24. 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:

  25. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing caused by Pepto Bismol?
    For the past three days I took Pepto Bismol about three times a day for a quite bad stomach upset (since resolved), and today I had ear ringing a couple times (each one lasting about thirty seconds). My ears did not ring thereafter. The label says if there is ear ringing I should contact my physician, but I am traveling in a remote area now and my doctor is on vacation. I can use the emergency service but it doesn’t really seem like something they would take for emergency, since ear ringing has ended and no other symptoms of overdose occurred. Anyone with medical knowledge, can you tell me whether I have a serious problem, or something that just stops over time without long-term damage? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I think you are fine. Since it stopped and is not continuous you will be fine. You should not take anymore Pepto and try another over the counter antacid that does not have salicylates in it. It might be the cause of the ringing in your ears.You did not mention if you have allergies to any medicines. If you are allergic to aspirin or motrin for example you should not take pepto. I think Mylanta does not have salicylates and might be a better choice to take until you see your doctor. I hope you are feeling better.

  26. QUESTION:
    Barely Hear and Ringing in Ear?
    Hey, about a week ago I noticed my right ear felt clogged and I heard a loud high pitched ringing. I had my parents look at it and try to sweep any ear wax but it didn’t help, I have listened to loud music in earbuds in the past but not recently, I’m only 14 and it’s not hearing loss by age and honestly this is really scaring me because I don’t know what’s wrong and when I hear the ringing it makes me feel it’s only getting worse. What might this be? Pretty much the symptoms are, ringing in the right ear, clogged and muffled hearing (right ear), and loss of hearing but still able to hear.
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You most certainly should get your mom to take you to the doctors. That could be very serious and even if it isn’t a huge deal now, that can easily multiply and get worse. Hearing loss should be taken very serious and being as young as you are, you want to make sure that you take care of it. Check out AidRight’s site, that should give you a lot of answers to your questions. Hope this helps and that your hearing improves.

  27. QUESTION:
    Could Slim Fast be causing mucus to form in my inner ear?
    I have drainage and have been to the doctor. Slim Fast which I started drinking this winter the same time my ear began ringing and I had symptoms that were allery like. I have drank it years before and did not have this reaction. I am 61, female, and under weight if anything, and drink it in stead of a Coke.

    • ANSWER:
      I would doubt it, but see a doctor..

  28. QUESTION:
    Can Toprol Blood Pressure Medicine cause ringing in ears and swelling of toes and fingers?
    Can Toprol XL cause constant ringing in ears and other symptoms, such as swelling of fingers and toes, mood swings, hateful thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. It also is used to prevent angina (chest pain) and to treat heart attacks. Extended-release (long-acting) metoprolol also is used in combination with other medications to treat heart failure. Metoprolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by slowing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so the heart does not have to pump as hard.
      Metoprolol may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
      * dizziness or lightheadedness
      * tiredness
      * depression
      * nausea
      * dry mouth
      * stomach pain
      * vomiting
      * gas or bloating
      * heartburn
      * constipation
      * rash or itching
      * cold hands and feet
      * runny nose
      Some side effects can be serious. The following symptoms are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:
      * shortness of breath
      * wheezing
      * swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
      * unusual weight gain
      * fainting
      * rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
      Metoprolol may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.
      Do not stop taking metoprolol without talking to your doctor. Suddenly stopping metoprolol may cause chest pain or heart attack. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.
      Please see the web pages for more details on Metoprolol (generic name) Toprol (brand name)

  29. QUESTION:
    What could be wrong with my mother’s ear if she has the following symptoms?
    My mother is experiencing some drainage, hearing loss, itching, a constant ringing, and an extremely foul smell in her right ear. Can anyone tell me what could be wrong with it?

    • ANSWER:
      She has a massive ear infection. Go to the doctor.

  30. QUESTION:
    Ok so ringing in my ear?
    im only 13 and i sometimes her a ringing noise in my ears…………i remember like 2 months ago at school we were taking a reading passage test, one of the passages was about hearing loss it said stuff like if you listen to loud music or go to loud concerts then you have better chances of getting hearing loss and stuff…i only listen to loud music on my ipod i never been to a concert :..i think they said one of the symptoms was ringing of the ear now im kinda scared :|..
    i know this is a dumb question but can you die from tintus or whatever?
    now y’all are scaring me :
    ok ill try turning the volume down on my ipod but i just love listening to the Beatles and stuff when im working on something lol

    • ANSWER:
      Well, the first step would be to turn down the music on the ipod. Does it need to be so loud that everyone around you can hear the songs?

      You could go to an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor).

  31. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms for middle ear???
    my dad said i have middle ear .. after i told him some of my symptoms like dizzyness preshure to me head when i stand up loss of vision and ringing in my ears 24/7 that stops me hearing proply sometime ect ect ect……………… can you tell me all the symptoms for middle ear … i want to know more about it and what can i take to help it??

    also what does depraved mean???????? yes random i no

    lol thanx

    • ANSWER:
      A depraved person is an immoral, bad person who tends to like evil things.

      I hope you are planning to go to your doctor. He/she will probably send you to a ENT specialist (ear, nose and throat).

      Until then try putting some oil in your ears and see if that helps. Olive oil, or whatever you have around. Maybe the pharmacy has non-prescription ones. I don’t think they will hurt your ears in any way. A few drops in each ear then a cotton ball to keep it in. You must be feeling miserable! Good luck!

  32. QUESTION:
    I od’d on about 30 325mg aspirin, i can afford a hosp. visit, how long will symptoms persist?
    I’ve had ear ringing, vomiting a strange black whatever, disiness, etc. Does anybody know how long symptoms will persist, I cannot afford to go to the er and am also wondering if there are any home remedies that might help.

    • ANSWER:
      Classic signs of salicylate toxicity. That black whatever is digested blood. You NEED to go to the ER. They won’t deny you care and can work something out. There are no home remedies.

  33. QUESTION:
    Are these symptoms of an ear infection or much worse?
    After having my ears cleaned 2 weeks ago, my ears were killng the same day I got them cleaned and has been ever since. My right ear is in more painful than my left ear. In my right ear, I’m suffering severe pain. It feels like there’s a fullness in my ear, ringing in my ear (like a whistling sound) even though I have tinnitus, it’s much worse! I’m having neck pain, pain behind my ear and pain on the right hemisphere of the back of my head (it comes and goes). And on top of that I’m having sleeping difficulty. In my left ear I am experiencing fullness and pain but not as severe as the right ear. Also when I went to get my ears cleaned, the doctor used the same cleaning tool after he finished cleaning my daughter’s ears. Can you help me???

    • ANSWER:
      Did the doc use hydrogen peroxide to clean your ear? This doesnt sound like its something someone can answer in this forum. I would go back to the Dr. to get it checked out. Might be a simple ear infection but you should really get it checked out.

  34. QUESTION:
    About my ear symptoms and what is happening to me?
    I seem to be having hearing loss in the right ear. Everyone sounds like they have a cold when I listen on the phone. When I hear some one singing or I whistle I hear a higher pitch in that ear than What is actually being whistled at that time.

    Thought I was Ototoxic but stopped all meds and still the same crap is happening to me will this last for ever or can it be reversed. I have noticed some ringing in my ears from time to time and I am losing balance when I get out of bed at night too quickly. What is wrong with me?

    Any help would be wonderfully appreciated. Trying to see a specialist but they are not easy to get hold of these days.
    You know I had TMJ problems about 3 months ago…….I never thought this could be the trouble but the advice and wisdom you provided makes sense. I had the TMJ pain on the left side and the right ear is a problem now.

    • ANSWER:
      Maybe you have TMJ. I have this, and it ends up tensing the muscles around my ears, and I have the same type of symptoms you are describing. You could get a mouth guard at a pharmacy to use while you sleep. This will reduce the intense muscular contractions you may be experiencing. I hope this helps. Good luck.

  35. QUESTION:
    Ear infection – ear ringing – help!?
    Last Monday I came down with what I thought was an ordinary flu virus: dizziness, extreme fever, dry/tight cough, short of breathe, vomiting, etc. Because I have had a previous history with minor asthma, my Doctor just prescribed me two inhalers; a ordinary blue Ventolin, and an orange Flovent. And because I was very stuffed up, she also prescribed a nasal spray called: omnaris (ciclesonide). She also said to get an OTC cough medicine with DM, so I got Buckley’s DM.

    By the weekend, I still had little improvement in my symptoms. To make things worst, I woke up Saturday morning with what I knew right away was an ear infection. Lot’s of pressure in my ear, and a constant ringing. So I went to the Hospital right away Saturday morning. The ER Doctor said yes I do indeed have an ear infection, and he said it appears I also have pneumonia, so he prescribed me an antibiotic called Avelox (moxifloxacin). He said it is one of the most effective antibiotics for treating pneumonia, and ear infections. Within 48 hours my fever had broke, my cough loosened up and all my flu/pneumonia symptoms had dissipated. So the Avelox seemed to have worked for that.

    But, my ear has had no improvement what so ever. It still has the throbbing pressure and a continual ringing in my ear. I was concerned, so on Tuesday (which would have been 72 hours since I started the antibiotics) I went to a family Doctor and told him about my ear. He looked in my ear, said it is inflamed and infected, but he said that Avelox antibiotic should clear it up, and I’ll have to wait it out before he can do anything else. And if it’s not better by the time I’m done my antibiotics, then to go back.

    Well it’s been 7 days on my antibiotics. I only have 3 doses left (1 a day). My pneumonia/flu symptoms are gone. I don’t feel congested and my sinuses are clear. But there is still no improvement whatsoever to my ear. It’s still throbbing, full of pressure and it still has a constant annoying high-pitched ringing. I’ve never had an ear infection and this very concerning. Does anyone have experience with ear infections where they’ve had a constant ringing?

    I should also mention my mom looked in my ear and observed that far down, it is very clogged up with a dry, solid wax. I stopped using the nasal spray: 1) Because my sinuses feel clear. and 2) Because I think it may be contributing to the dried up ear wax. I’ve also been very careful to not let water get in my ears in the shower.

    Does anyone have any experience with ear infections? Is this ringing common? I was also wondering if it is possible that this dried up wax that is clogging my ear is what may be part of the problem? My mom said it’s too far down (and too dangerous) to try and pick at. She said sometimes, when people have that, they sometimes put a couple drops of olive oil in the ear, and let the wax run out? My Doctor didn’t say anything about the clogged wax. Of course I can wait this out another 3 days on my antibiotics, but after 7 days, there is zero improvement. Any comments, suggestions or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing ears is a medical condition called “tinnitus” it is common for people with ear infections. I would go to the doctor and get it cleared out.

  36. QUESTION:
    Ringing ear during a middle ear infection?
    I went to my doctor with a stuffed ear, it hindered my hearing making everything softer on Saturday. It was only my left ear and when I went, he said it is because I had a cold, liquid pressure build up behind the ear drum makes my ear feel like that. He also said he noticed some redness and said there may be a middle ear infection and prescribed ran-cefprozil 500 MG tablets to take twice daily to help me out. Sunday night, I began to hear my right ear ring, after my left ear seemed noticeably better and my right ear was becoming worse. This ringing only comes form the right ear, and I am still on the medication and today is the third day of me hearing it and am beginning to worry about getting tinnitus. This ringing has been constant but the thing is if it was an ear infection, my ear would hurt no? And I would also have a fever or something. I do dot have many symptoms but having a headache from little sleep due to the noise. I am beginning to wonder if this is an infection at all, and if ringing in the ear while it feels clogged is normal? Should I go back and get s second opinion or something?

    • ANSWER:

  37. QUESTION:
    Slight ear ringing related to humidity level?
    It’s kind of a long story, but I’ll try to cut it short.

    I’m currently a student studying abroad in Japan. Right now it’s Japan’s rainy season, which means it’s constantly raining and it’s VERY humid. I’ve never lived in conditions like this before.

    About 2 weeks ago I noticed that my left ear had a slight ringing that came and went, and that my throat was sore, and also that I had some pressure building up in my head. I thought I was getting a cold, so for a few days I took cold medicine and rested a lot. The ringing didn’t go away, and I started to feel really foggy, slightly dizzy, and slightly nauseous. A week later I started to feel a lot of pressure in my left ear, and that night I had vertigo and extreme stomach pain. I thought for sure that I had an ear infection (though I didn’t have actual ear pain). The next day I went to an ENT who told me I just had a stomach virus. I took his meds and got slightly better, but the ear pressure and fogginess didn’t go away.

    I went to another doctor a few days later, and he told me it was a cold. A few days after taking his medicine, I still felt foggy and a lot of pressure, and some gland right underneath my left ear began to swell and I could feel it draining into my throat. Finally went back asking for antibiotics (up to this point I’d also had about 5 headaches since my first symptoms came about).

    I just finished my second day of antibiotics, and I finally feel less foggy. However, I still feel some pressure in my head that comes and goes, and now my right ear has started to ring slightly, which also comes and goes. My left ear no longer rings

    I’m wondering, perhaps the ringing and slight pressure is not due to an infection but due to the humidity and air pressure that I’m experiencing? Has anyone experienced anything like this? Until this rainy season, I’ve never felt any type of unusual sickness since I’ve been here.

    I don’t experience any ear pain or drainage from the ear or nose, but I can feel drainage in my throat, coming from somewhere. I also have no problems with hearing.

    • ANSWER:
      I couldn’t connect the humidity with your symptoms in my head. I just researched it for an hour and I couldn’t find a the connection of your symptoms to humidity. My first thought was sinusitis of the posterior sinuses. This would account for the pressure, fogginess, sore throat and drainage into your throat, vertigo, headaches and nausea. Sinusitis can be caused by a virus or bacteria. Viruses and bacteria tend to travel. Your sinuses drain into your throat. It also sounds like you have some fluid in the canals in your ears. Fluid in your ears can cause these symptoms as well.
      The canals in your ears connect to the eustachian tube which also drains into your throat. That is how the virus/bacteria travels so easily. With a posterior sinus infection you don’t have a runny nose and typically don’t sound nasal so it is easily missed.
      Since the antibiotic helped, it was most likely a bacterial infection. Sometimes with infections that have traveled about we need more time on the antibiotics to get considerable relief. You may even need another round of antibiotics. At this point it is very important that you drink plenty of water and rest.
      No lets go back to the humidity and rain. If the humidity is making your feel more pressure you would notice a significant difference when you are inside. Air conditioners and heaters really dry out the air. Do you feel better indoors?
      I’m not surprised it has changed ears on you. Compare it to a head cold when one day you can breathe out of your right nostril and then a few days later your left nostril is stuffed up.
      Cold and rain tend to lower our immune system. I don’t know what the temp is in Japan. But even if you get wet and then go into an air conditioned building you can get sick.
      I got a posterior sinus infection a few years back. I didn’t have a runny nose and I could breath easily from my nose. Within a couple of weeks, my glasses didn’t fit on my face because I had so much swelling in my sphenoid sinuses. I became very ill. I have a chronic infection in my brain and spinal cord. It made that flair up and I also gotpneumoniaa. I had 2 rounds of antibiotics to get better. That is unusual for me because I’ve only been on antibiotics a few times in my life.
      I hope this helps you.

  38. QUESTION:
    What is wrong with me?? Cloudy Vision, Ringing in the ear for weeks?
    Hey guys, I’ll try to make this as simple as possible, this has been going on since Christmas Eve

    Symptoms: Cloudy Vision, Ringing in Ears, Waking up in the morning feeling like I got no sleep, Insomnia, Sometimes I’ll wake up in the middle of the night completely weak but I can still move, my foot has been buzzing, Bloating, Burping, Completely messed up Digestive System, Fatigue sets in from 3pm on

    I’ve been to the doctor, they tested for Lymes, Mono, Epstein Bar, Multiple Sclerosis. Everything is coming back negative. I’m not stressed out at all. I’m down to like a few days of work a week!! I don’t even hang with my friends anymore because I’m so uninterested.

    If anyone has a clue as to what this may be, pleaseeee help me out, thanks!! =)

    • ANSWER:
      o_o. Dunno but I have it too. Except I get migranes too.

  39. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing after ear infection?
    I just got over a week-long cold (all the classic symptoms, cough, sore throat, sinus congestion, etc.). During the cold I developed an ear ache, which passed eventually. There was a discharge for a few days that came out of my ear after the pain stopped, which i understand is normal for ear infections. I saw a doctor fearing that perhaps my eardrum was ruptured, but she said no and gave me something to help fight the remnants of my cold. It’s been over a week and my ear is still ringing. Is it just the crap from the dicharge that got clogged in my ear or something? I’m skeptical to buy anything that goes in my ear just in case. Wondering what I should do.

    • ANSWER:
      some medications can cause Tinnitus, which hopefully you don’t have because that ringing from Tinnitus does not go away. If it continues, talk to your doctor about it again.

      since I don’t know what medication you were on I cannot look it up for you, but you can go to Drugs.com and put in the name of the medicine you were taking and look for the side effects and you can also do that on WebMD, both are very informative especially for side effects.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why do I hear a ringing noise in my ear?
    I’m sick to start off with (what my dad calls a “head cold”) and I guess I sneezed to hard and now I hear a slight ringing in my left ear.
    It’s weird because ever since I got sick, my voice sounds like a guy going through puberty. It cracks and I can’t hit the high notes. (FWI I am a girl)
    It’s only been going on for about 30 minutes, but it’s gotten on my nerves!
    When I bend down or hiccup my ears hurt like all the bloods rushing to my ears.
    The symptoms of my cold are sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, and guy puberty voice.
    Can it be an infection?

    • ANSWER:
      happens to me all my life

  41. QUESTION:
    Blurry vision, ear ringing, and vertigo on the left side of my head.?
    Hi, I had a severe Vertigo attack 3 months ago, I was throwing up every 5 minutes I didn’t know what was happening, I assumed it something I ate, I went to the ER they did blood test and cat scan on my stomach, They said I have vertigo as well as food poisoning. I felt much better after that. but I still have Vertigo eventhough not as bad, but it’s affecting what I do , I have to be carefull with the way I move my head, I have a constant ringing in my ear that never went away,
    I feel tired a lot, and I think I might have anxiety because I keep thinking I might have a more of serious problem like a brain tumor or something. when I lay down I kinda feel like there is a liquid that comes inside my mouth as if I have a runny nose ( and I don’t )
    now lately my vision on my left side is just weird blurry bright . and has been for 3 days
    right after I had a migraine on the left side . All this symptoms are just on the left side.

    I am 29 male and before Vertigo I was perfectly healthy, I don’t smoke . I drink occasionally
    My ER bill was more than 00 between the 2 visits, I don’t have insurance, or a job at this time. I don’t want to go to a dr if it’s not something serious.

    • ANSWER:

  42. 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.

  43. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing and thumping for 2 months?
    my mom’s had these symptoms for a while. she says it happens to both ears. she says the thumping sometimes happens when shes on the phone… sometimes keeps her up. she has no insurance, what can she try?

    • ANSWER:
      She may have wax trapped in both ears. There are several products available that can get the wax out safely. One of them is a ear candle. You can get them at health food stores. There are also some drops that you can put in your ears (I’m sorry I don’t know the name of them) that you can get at the drug store. Ask the pharmacist.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have a ringing and pressure in my ears since yesterday…no other symptoms? help?
    The day before yesterday I felt really really tired and all i wanted to do was sleep and wheni woke up i had this weird ringing and pressure in my ears (like when u have a ear infection minus the pain) Today I woke up early and it was sightly worse and my head hurts like crazy. I have no other symptoms such as fever, cough, nasal discharge or sore throat ONLY MY HEAD HURTS A LOT and I’m kind of confused..sleepy..wfeeling weird.

    What should I do?
    Go to the er…doc..what?

    • ANSWER:
      You may have an ear infection. It’s very possible especially at this time of year and with the weather we’ve been having recently. Rest as much as you can and if it continues to get worse, go see an ENT specialist to get a proper diagnosis.

  45. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of swimmers ear?
    i have heard of it but lately i have been going swimming every other day for about 2 weeks. i have been jumping in water from about 5ft to 16ft. and yesterday i did pencil jumps and that made me go deeper into the 16ft and i got really bad underwater headaches that dissapeared as soon as my head was above water again. today i have been experiencing light head aches throughout the day and sometimes a ringing in the ear that last between 20 and 50 seconds every now and hen throughout the day.

    are they any symptoms also what can i do to reduce the risk of developing it.

    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Jumping into deep water has it’s problems. You feel your ears hurting because of the pressure from the water. For every 2 feet of depth there is 1 psi of pressure. 16 ft is 8 psi of pressure. What may happen is that you might get a little caught in your ears while jumping in the pool. The pressure from the depth will compress that water deeper in your ear canal and give you a case of vertigo.

      If more water is trapped in you ears over a short period of time will give you a swimmers ear problem.

      The websites below will help you with your problem with good explanations.

  46. 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:

  47. 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

  48. QUESTION:
    Why won’t my ear stop ringing?
    It’s driving me crazy. Now, you might think I’m crazy… but it gets a little louder when I take a step. And it might stop if I’m turned a certain way. But I can’t be imagining it… because it goes against my expectations. I thought it must be something in the room I was in, so I started facing all different directions. It stopped when I was facing one direction… but then I moved laterally and started turning again, and it would ring when I was facing the direction I had been when it wasn’t ringing before. It’s been doing this for the past 20 minutes, and only in my left ear.

    I have a long history of ear/nose/throat problems… tonsillitis, sinus infections, ear infections, ruptured eardrums, TMJ (not exactly a throat problem but I’ve heard it can be related to ear problems).
    But recently, I haven’t had any problems. No ear infections or hearing loss… the only thing is an infection from a piercing on my right ear, and a hard lump behind it which might be mastoiditis, I have to see an ENT about that…
    I’m pretty sure I don’t have aspirin poisoning, as I haven’t had aspirin in a while and I don’t have any of the other symptoms. I am taking an antibiotic for my infection, but I take one a day, as instructed…

    I am going to clean out my ears and see if that’s the problem, but I kinda doubt it… What else could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Tinnitus or Menier’s Syndrome. They are similar.

      Basically the space between the eardrum and a close vein closes up and the noise is caused by the blood flow against the eardrum. Your hearing amplifies the noise. By moving your head the contact can change causing the effect you describe.

      It may be possible that minor surgery could solve your problem but this is something you need to discuss this with your specialist.

      Ian M

  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:
    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.


Ear Ringing Tinnitus

Written By: admin - May• 09•12

If you’re at present suffering from ear ringing tinnitus then I do not need to explain how horrible that is. However for many who are not sure if they actually have tinnitus, not to mention affected by ear ringing tinnitus let me describe a couple of of the symptoms.

To simply put it, when you hear ringing, buzzing, roaring, clicking, whistling or hissing sounds when no such sounds are present or heard by others round you then you might be experiencing tinnitus. These sounds are unique to you and change into very bothersome. When you this is you then the next step

is to find efficient tinnitus relief.

Now if you are affected by ear ringing tinnitus, then you are hearing extra of the ringing sounds reasonably then then hissing and whining. Ear ringing tinnitus or not severe tinnitus also called

power tinnitus will make life very difficult.

As most of you most likely already know there isn’t any positive fire proven treatment for those struggling with ear ringing tinnitus. There are various completely different theories about treatments. It isn’t like you can go to your doctor, get a prescription and a few days later all the things is fine. There are many totally different strategies to deal with ear ringing tinnitus. Not all the results are the identical for everyone. Unfortunately for most individuals, it’s just trying completely different methods of tinnitus aid till you obtain satisfying results. Listed below are some simple issues you can begin doing

as we speak which can be known to convey relief from ear ringing tinnitus.

The best way to avoid damaging your ears is to all the time wear ear plugs when attending a loud live performance or show, and be aware of the hazards they do say prevention is healthier than a cure.

If for an example, when you find yourself in a sound proof booth, body noises are extra noticeable, because outside sounds is diminished. There are 4 sections of the ear that this ringing can occur; the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain. You are extra conscious of those ear ringing tinnitus noises when ear wax or a

foreign matter blocks the background sounds from the outside.

Do you know that loud eartelephones can result in ringing in the ear if they are performed at loud levels within the ear.
An ear infection may cause buzzing ears together with fluid and infection. Loud ringing noises are one of the widespread causes of ear hums as you typically expertise at work.

These loud noises in the ear may additionally trigger damage to hearing & ear canal. In your everyday

setting extreme noise, reminiscent of firearms and high intensity music, might have lasting and damaging effects to your ears.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    What if I have tinnitus (ear ringing) but no hearing loss?
    My hearing tests reveal no hearing loss so what does this mean? Everything online talks about noise induced hearing loss but in my case my ears started ringing because of a bad cold. Does this mean I’m going to lose my hearing soon?

    • ANSWER:
      No. You will not lose your hearing if you take measures of things you should know about tinnitus. It is commonly caused by too much noises around you such as music, neighbors, cars, and a lot more. Simple irritation could lead into something worst so I suggest that if it will not go away after few more days then you consult a doctor immediately to avoid further infections.

  3. QUESTION:
    What have you done to alleviate your tinnitus (ear ringing)?
    I’ve tried nothin’ and I’m all out of ideas.

    • ANSWER:
      Get your Doc to check your blood pressure and thyroid. They dismiss this for guys quite often…but it can be a major cause of tinnitus.

      Avoiding caffeine and salt can help too.

  4. QUESTION:
    HELP! Ear Ringing/ Tinnitus?
    Well, this has been the one of the toughest things to deal with. Started a year ago with a clogged ear feeling, and 2 episodes of vertigo. Then nothing at all for a year except for a slightly clogged ear every now and then. Then 1 year later, I woke up with severe vertigo and ringing in my left ear, nausea, spinning, vomitting…was brutal. Went to the doctor 3x now. The last time I was given prednisone to relieve inflammation but didn’t really help. Now I started having jaw pain, teeth grinding and crunching in my jaw and a slight ringing in the ear.

    I have researched everything to do with vertigo, ear infections, TMJ, Meniere’s and Tinnitus. I did take the prednisone but didn’t help. I have also tried many natural things, Ice packs on the jaw, stretching, taking drops in Cayenne in water, stopped chewing gum and have tried massaging the jaw. My jaw pain isn’t always there, just started, but the ear clogging has been happening for like 6 months now!

    Sorry for the long post, but I am really having a tough time with this. Not sure if its an ear infection, TMJ, or both. The jaw pain comes and goes, bbut the ringing has been constant for like 8 days! I have also scheduled an appt with an ENT but have to wait like 4 months for the appt. Anyone have any help with this? The vertigo has only happened 4 times but the ear problem is a daily problem. Any help would be great, and don’t say “go to the doctor” because I have. Should I just go to the Emergency room? Worried it could be. More serious then just an ear issue. have to wait for ENT. Thx in advance!

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    How to get rid on tinnitus or ear ringing?
    If anyone have idea that how to cure tinnitus then pls tell me….I am suffering from this problem

    • ANSWER:
      Using devices like hearing aids and sound generators to mask the ringing in ears. A new technique, the acoustic neural stimulation, uses these sound generators to deliver music injected with broadband acoustic signals for those afflicted with very loud tinnitus.

      http://tinnitus-treatment.yourhealthorbit.com/

  6. QUESTION:
    What are some remedies for ear ringing(tinnitus)?

    • ANSWER:
      With all your questions on this topic why not go see a doctor and find out if you have a serious problem or are just like millions of people who have ringing in their ears from time to time?

  7. QUESTION:
    Does ginkgo seriously work for tinnitus (ringing ear)?
    I have unexplained ringing in my left ear without any hearing loss present. Will it work for me or not?

    • ANSWER:
      Assuming it is not connected with loud music or industrial noise…if so then you would need to stop using ipods/mp3s/other music players or get health and safety advise if it was in any way related to employment/industrial noise. Hopefully neither of these scenarios.

      Unless aspirin has been prescribed by a doctor, as a life-saving drug for instance for one who has heart disease, in which case it should be taken as prescribed….otherwise one not on this as a prescription drug with tinnitus should avoid it. Over-use can cause ringing in the ears. If prescribed aspirin you would need to talk to your doctor.

      Non-noise related tinnitus has also been associated with a deficiency of zinc according to a Japanese study [ http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/VF/HealthNotes/HN_live_uk/Concern/Tinnitus.htm , ref 5 therein, in Japanese. ]. You could try a good quality multivitamin supplement that contains both zinc and copper. You need to have copper too if you are going to supplement with zinc for any length of time because supplementing with one can lead to a deficiency of the other and both are needed for health. You could alternatively increase your intake of seeds and nuts…particularly pumpkin seeds rich in both zinc and copper naturally. Seeds and nuts are also rich in magnesium and that may help too by way of improving circulation. Low magnesium levels can cause blood vessels to constrict. The inner ear is supposed to have a high concentration of zinc. So even a slight deficiency might have an impact.

      Cut back on caffeine and alcohol too if you take these. They could make ringing worse.

      If none of this helps, herbs that may offer some help include ginkgo biloba, garlic, and black cohosh. You could try one of these but don’t take any herbs if you are on any prescribed medications without first consulting with your doctor or pharmacist.

      No one should ever come off any prescribed drugs without consulting their doctor first. And no one should take any supplements or herbs if on prescribed medications without consulting their doctor or pharmacist first…and the same applies to having any medical condition, including pregnancy.

      No one can say what will work for one because everyone is different. If this has gone on for any length of time you need to see an ENT Consultant.

      Best wishes.

  8. QUESTION:
    How can I stop ear ringing? I need to get rid of tinnitus, any ideas?
    I have tinnitus, which we all know is a ringing in the ears. I need to stop ear ringing, because it is really starting to bother me. So, what is the best way that I can naturally cure the ringing in my ears? The faster I can stop ear ringing, the better!

    • ANSWER:
      The best way for you to stop ear ringing is a combination of some simple medicine, combined with all natural cures. I cannot speak for everyone else, but to cure my tinnitus I combined two aleve per day, or the recommended dosage with some simple home remedies.

      However, this alone did not cure my tinnitus. Learning some quality relaxation strategies and home remedies really is the way to go. Here is where I found some great information, and maybe it can help you out as well. http://stop-ear-ringing.blogspot.com. This should help stop the ear ringing, at least it worked well for me.

  9. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus treatment can someone advise me about something that actually relieves the ear ringing.?
    It is just frightening to stand by and witness my grandmother struggling to cope with ear ringing! The tinnitus is not the worst though, as she battles to fall asleep her general health is also starting to suffer. It seems that as she is so irratable and up tight, she doesn’t get to sleep much and nowdays seems to catch every infection that is going around. Is this be resulting from her tinnitus? Where can I get a tinnitus remedy right now.

    • ANSWER:
      I know that conventional wisdom will tell you that there is no chance of a cure but my friend unearthed a website http://www.t-gone.com that offered much support in finding the cause of her tinnitus. So I would advise a visit.

  10. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedies can someone recommend any that actually relieves the ear ringing.?
    My heart breaks when I have to stand by and watch my gran battling to cope with ear ringing! The tinnitus is not the worst of it though, because she struggles to sleep her general health is also starting to suffer. It seems that as she is always so tired and anxious, she doesn’t get to sleep for long and nowdays seems to catch every infection that is going around. My theory is that this be resulting from the tinnitis? Where can I get a tinnitus treatment for her.

    • ANSWER:
      I have had a fair degree of success using homeopathic tinnitus remedies for noise induced tinnitus. I believe the web page I found was http://www.t-gone.com/tinnitus.htm

      I also got a lot of email and telephonic support so I would suggest your gran, or you, cantact them on their toll free number which is 1 800 314-2910

      Hope it all works out OK for her.

  11. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus cure can you endorse one that actually relieves the ear ringing.?
    My heart breaks when I have to watch my grandmother struggling with ear ringing! The tinnitus is not the worst of it though, because she struggles to sleep her overall health seems to be deteriating. It appears to me that because she is so irratable and up tight, she doesn’t get to sleep much and always seems to catch almost every sickness that is going around. Can this be because of her tinnitis? I am looking for a tinnitus treatment for her.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s very interesting that there are about four or five of you asking the exact same question give or take a word or two.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/tinnitus#tr…

      http://www.emedicinehealth.com/tinnitus/…

      http://www.t-gone.com/

      http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/arti…

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tinnitu…

  12. QUESTION:
    Does this X-tinnitus capsule really helps the constant ear ringing problem?
    I have constant ear ringing problem since 4 months and Doctor says there is no treatment. Then I saw this herbal medicine called X-tinnitus capsule with lots of customer testimony. Does this really help?

    • ANSWER:
      i know someone with the same problem, he now tries to use as less electronic devices as possible, so no cellphone, no pc, no tv etc, he says it helped a lot
      I’m not sure if there’s any medication to help you

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the causes of tinnitus(ear ringing)?

    • ANSWER:
      My Husband went to the doctor for just this problem today. They gave him a detailed hearing test and found he is nearly deaf in one ear and has poor hearing in the other. All war related.

      This is an annoying problem, for people. The doctor gave no cause, it’s like your eyes beginning to fail. It’s just a part of the body breaking down from life in general. There is some medicine on the market. I’ve been meaning to buy it, I wish I could tell you if the medicine worked.

      But, I can tell you that this is a problem that brings so much discomfort. It must nearly drive you insane at times. Good Luck and Good Health. I would see a hearing specialist.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have tinnitus (ear ringing)- which pain med worsens this more: NSAIDs or hydrocodone- for short term use?
    I have a swollen knee and will be taking corticosteroids for it. NSAIDs make the ear ringing much worse and I simply can’t handle it.

    • ANSWER:
      NSAID’s. Hydrocodone shouldn’t affect that condition negatively.

  15. 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.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have unexplained ringing (tinnitus) in one ear without hearing loss?
    My doctors can’t figure out why I have it or what to do about it. Any suggestions? Or ideas why I have this problem?
    I’m only 21 years old and I never listen to loud music EVER. I don’t even own an ipod.

    • ANSWER:
      Neither normal nor abnormal.
      Subjective tinnitus is by far the most common type of tinnitus. Everyone, if sitting in a soundproof room, hears noises in their heads. Usually these noises are masked in everyday life by all the noise going on in the world around us. If you cannot hear sounds in the outside world so well, you tend to notice the natural noises inside your head much more because they are not being masked (drowned out) by the environmental noises.

      Tinnitus is often, but not always, linked to a hearing loss. Only if the tiny hair cells of the cochlea are damaged, for example through certain drugs, noise exposure or as part of the aging process do you get hearing loss.

      Other causes of tinnitus include drugs such as aspirin (if overused), aminoglycoside antibiotics (a powerful form of infection-fighting drug), and quinine.

      I have it, no known cause. Mostly I can tune it out but sometimes when the world is quiet and still, or if I am not 100% fit it can really bug me.
      Best way to deal with it is to learn to tune it out, have a radio on in the background etc. When mine started I used to walk along busy streets so that the sounds masked my tinnitus.

  17. QUESTION:
    What are the chances that my tinnitus (ringing in the ear) will go away?
    I started to get a pretty bad beeping noise in my ear about 4.5 months ago after attending a loud concert. The sound is much quieter now than it was when it first started, and I can usually only hear it when I’m in bed at night. What are the chances that it will fade away completely?

    • ANSWER:
      It may never go away. Try to adapt to this condition, listen to music at night or get a noise machine of some sort. But just in case this is something serious, consult a physician.

  18. QUESTION:
    How do you stop ringing in your ear(Tinnitus)?
    Any home remedies??

    • ANSWER:
      When trying to determine the cause of the problem, work with your doctor and consider environmental factors as well as medicines.

      Aspirin, Xyban/Wellbutrin can cause this unpleasant effect as well as many other drugs. Your doctor may have prescribed something which has this side affect.

      Tinnutus never goes away in some people, even after medicine that may have caused it is discontinued.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can Computer Fans In My Desktop Always Running About 3 Feet Away From Me Cause Ear Ringing or Tinnitus?
    Hello. Yes, I have ringing in my ears or tinnitus. I am not a medical doctor or anything related to the health fields. I have a desktop computer that has several small fans running at all times inside the computer tower. The fans are on at all times keeping the computer cool. I wouldn’t say they are very loud in my opinion, just a low decibel sound. The computer tower is about 3 feet from my head resting on the floor. For the best way to explain, it would be like a low or low power vacuum cleaner running in the next room with my door open to the next room. I have seen the common decibel chart used for hearing called the “Decibel (Loudness) Comparison Chart”. There are a lot of these charts out there to look at. I couldn’t guess the decibel range because I don’t know exactly where to assume the sound level would be without proper equipment. I would be shooting in the dark. It is just strange that the ear that is the loudest ringing is the ear facing my computer tower. Also, I am many hours a day on my computer as well.

    I am not asking you to diagnose me or provide a clinical evaluation as a health care professional, I am just asking if ear ringing in your opinion can be caused under my circumstances.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      I’d say that it’s possible. To test it, you may want to get some earplugs, wear them for a few days and see if the tinnitus subsides. The link below gives some other good tips for reducing the effects of this annoying condition.

  20. QUESTION:
    Do follow up check up important for tinnitus(ear ringing)?

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus is such a common problem for people with few complications for millions but for others it could be a very serious warning of infection, high blood pressure etc. ONLY you and your DOCTOR know the answer for you.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can a retracted eardrum cause tinnitus (ear ringing)?
    I went to the ENT today for the maddening tinnitus I have been suffering with. I went to a bar last sat and every since they have been ringing. Although I had a sinus infection 3 weeks ago, and my ear has been full every since then. Well the ENT told me I have wax on my eardrum and my eardrum is retracted. He gave me nasonex and ear wax removal. So what is causing it? He doesn’t know. He says it could be, the loud music from the bar, the wax, the sinus infection, or the retracted eardrum, or any of the above. Any of you been through this? what did you do to relieve the ANNOYING buzzing?

    • ANSWER:
      “Tinnitus is rarely caused by a retracted drum. If tinnitus is present, another cause should be suspected. Because a retracted eardrum is often associated with a perforation, it is important to use forced air pressure (pneumatic otoscopy) to be sure that the drum is intact.”

      Occupational hearing loss By Robert Thayer Sataloff

      I really have no idea but this is the most precise answer I found… I can’t swear by it. Hope it has stopped ringing by now :)

  22. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms of ear ringing (tinnitus)?

    • ANSWER:
      You are feeling fuzzy in your head and one ear or both have constant background noise for no reason. It could last a short spell or days and sometimes never goes away.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the best treatment for severe Tinnitus? (ringing of the ear)?
    I am surprised that there are not much treatments available. I am desperate. Any one tried hypnosis?

    Sorry! (ringing of the ear) is a statement. Can’t delete the question mark.

    • ANSWER:
      what you need to take is ginko biloba. i get mine at walmart. i have had ringing in my ears since i was a small child. i am a 50′s somthing female. it felt so great to be able to get rid of it. i use 120 mg 2 cap once a day. good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend has tinnitus(ringing in the ear) is there anything to cure this?
    He’s tried different vitamins and medicines but nothing seems to stop the ringing. Any Help, thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi

      There isn’t a cure for tinnitus I’m afraid. It’s actually a symptom of something else that cause the effects that your boyfriend is having.

      I have a similar symptom, but it’s not tinnitus, although I do understand how frustrating it can be. Mine was caused naturally, according to my doctor, although it can be caused by prescription drugs (that’s not to scare anyone off them!).

      Most people have to live with it, and kind of get used to it, but there are some things that you can do to help it, or at least reduce the experience of the sounds, depending on how the condition occured, which is why it’s important to understand the causes of it first.

      Theres loads of websites out there that give advice, I found the one below particularly useful.

  25. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had any success with treating tinnitus (ringing in the ear)?
    I am 55 years old, have had this condition for about ten years, it is a very high pitched ringing in both ears.

    • ANSWER:
      It would depend on the cause of the tinnitus and unfortunately. most is idiopathic. Other causes include hypertension, hypernatremia, aspirin overdose, trauma, otitis media and inner ear structural disturbances. Idiopathic means no known cause and there’s no treatment for that. Some have used white noise at night to aid in sleeping but idiopathic tinnitus can’t be cured. One learns to live with it. With the other types, treat the cause and the tinnitus is usually resolved. My suggestion is that you get referred to an ENT to determine the cause.

  26. 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?

  27. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus remedies can you advise me regarding something that really relieves the ear ringing.?
    It is just scary to watch my daughter struggling with the ringing noses in her ears! The tinnitus is not the worst though, as she find it hard to get her overall health is also starting to suffer. It seems to me that as she is so stressed and up tight, she can’t sleep for long and always seems to pick up virtually every infection that is doing the rounds. Is this be resulting from her tinnitus? Where can I get a tinnitus cure for her.

    • ANSWER:
      Please don’t get too stressed out. I know that your doctor will tell you that there is no cure but my mom unearthed this website http://www.t-gone.com that offered much support in determining the root cause of her tinnitus. Surely worth a visit.

  28. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus (ringing in ear) from being at music festival?
    Long story short its not like i’m standing ontop of the speakers with amplifiers in my ears (i prefer the middle of the crowd), but my ears were ringing for a good 2+ hours after the concerts.

    I’m assuming that i’ve done some damage to them then but is there anyway to lessen this other than wearing ear-plugs?

    • ANSWER:
      There are meds that help but not much for a total cure . My brother has had it for half his life from working around heavy machinery and sleeps with a fan nearby his bed to drown out the tinnitus .

  29. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus ear ringing?
    Why went I wake up in the some mornings my ear ringing seems more louder and annoying?

    Blood panel shows good, not taking meds, nor asprin, etc. Had a check up and the Dr. didn’t see wax nor anything unusual.
    She said they may last forever.

    Input please. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have the same thing, and so do some other people I know. In my case it was the after effect of working around a high level of noise. Now I am careful to wear ear protection to keep it from getting worse, but during the last 20 years it is still there, only I have gotten used to it.

      I have a good pdf from a doctor about it. Email me if you want me to send it to you. terryoh60@yahoo.com

  30. QUESTION:
    ringing in the ear apart from tinnitus what could it be? there is also pain in the ear and that side of the fa?
    there isn’t an infection. That has been ruled out by the GP, but the pain is down the side of the face round the back or the head and around the ear. all noises seem very loud!!! and so is the ringing.

    A fire. engine went past me with the siren on yesterday, the sound was so loud and pain in my ear i was in tears. My GP says i have Tinnitus but can it really be this pain full ? and doesn’t it cause deafness?

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing in the ear can be caused by tight neck muscles. The muscles go to the top of your head passing just inside your ears. When tight they can press onto the nerves to cause pains and/or hearing loss, but why not make it louder as well? Freeing up your neck muscles should give you relief for this problem and here’s how to free them up:
      Neck
      Put your hands alongside your head so your thumbs are on the front of the muscle under your ear and your fingers are on the back of the muscle behind your neck. Squeeze your thumb and fingers together and hold. Relax your body. When your fingers and thumb touch, about one minute, slowly lower your head as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your neck lowered for another 30 seconds.
      For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.

  31. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my Ears, Tinnitus, Left ear specifically?
    I have suffered with this high pitch ringing sound in my ears mainly the left one for one year now.It all started after a bad cold last year, its the ringing gets better but it is always there. When its really bad its like someone just flicked a switch and this high pitch noise starts. It then brings on panic attacks and starts to really freak me out. I have been to every doctor and specialist out, even had brain scans but nothing is wrong. Can anyone please give me any help if you know of anything that may relieve this horrible lifestyle. When its really bad I also feel pressure in my ears, one starts thinking that your having a heart attack and things like that, I feel like I am going mad, wouldnt wish it on my worse enemy. So if any of you out there have this and know of anything that may help, please do tell.Bye the way I have tried the tea’s and pills, etc etc, even tried Hyno, and massage. Nothing works.

    • ANSWER:
      My poor husband had this too and it drove him mad. He had to see several doctors before he found relief. It is true there is no cure – but there is help. Some men find hay-fever tablets work, some ear candling, and there are many other drugs to help you just have to experiment. My hubby found Pebonin (I think that’s how to spell it) was the best for him. Good luck my friend I feel very sorry for you, knowing how miserably it has made my hubby’s life.

  32. QUESTION:
    Why do I have tinnitus (ear ringing)?
    My hearing is normal and my doctors can’t find any cause for it. I never expose myself to loud sounds. In fact I’m so paranoid about keeping my hearing I didn’t even go to my junior prom because of the loud music.
    I am studying to be a Sign Language interpreter. Never been exposed to loud anything.
    What other causes could it be? Will it ever go away or is it forever?

    • ANSWER:

  33. QUESTION:
    What causes tinnitus? Ear ringing?
    If my hearing tests were normal and so was my MRI what else could cause this problem? My docs aren’t doing anything to figure it out. I also have pain in my ears.
    Should I expect to be getting hearing loss in the near future or not?

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    does anyone have tinnitus ringing in the ears that gets worse when sinus probs and ear infections are present?
    i have tinnitus for the last year and a half i think it was cause by ear infection sinus infection i recently got sick again from spring allergy sore throat sinus preassure plugged and the ringing got worse has anyone experianced this and if so how did u deal with it did it go away please get back to me thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely….it’s quite common. Severe ringing is an aggravation no one understands until they experience it. There is a national support group, the American Tinnitus Association out of Portland, Oregon, and they publish a newsletter and have all sorts of ideas. I’ve been going through it for years myself and did a lot of trial and error things. The herb fenugreek helps a lot a people (drink in tea or take capsules); other people need to run radio “white noise” or music at night (I had to keep a clothes dryer running) to disguise the ringing. Others need relaxation drugs (not alcohol; it makes it worse). Of course, keeping your sinuses clear should help as well. If you’d like further support, feel free to email me.

  35. QUESTION:
    tinnitus ear ringing – can somebody help me?

    • ANSWER:
      solution to your problem is on http://tinitustherapytreatment.com

  36. QUESTION:
    How do you cure yourself of tinnitus(ringing in the ear)?

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t think there’s a cure. If you’ve got it, I guess you’re stuck for life. Sorry. I have it sometimes… When it’s quiet it get’s bad sometimes, so I like having some kind of sound, like a fan running, and that makes it go away.

  37. 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.

  38. QUESTION:
    Can a piercing cause Tinnitus? (ringing in ear)?
    Its 99% likely that the club i was in is what caused the ringing in my ear however the same night i got a piercing. Usually at concerts/clubs both ears will be ringing the next day however its been 3 days & only one ear persists on ringing (ie the pierced one) whilst the other is perfect………..so i’m just curious if the trauma from piercing can cause tinnitus at all

    • ANSWER:
      The piercing didn’t do it.

  39. QUESTION:
    what is the treatment for tinnitus(ear ringing)?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on the underlying cause of the problem. Most of the cases, tinnitus is caused by damage to the hearing organ(cochlea). There is no need for treatment other than reassuring that the tinnitus is not caused by another treatable illness. Most people with ear ringing are worse when under stress, so relaxation techniques is helpful. Encourage to avoid caffeine as it may worsen symptoms.

  40. 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

  41. QUESTION:
    tinnitus ear ringing?
    has anyone had it and gotten it cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Nearly 36million Americans have it.

      Valium, Xanax and Klonopin are benzodiazepine drugs that many doctors prescribe for tinnitus. These are conventional medications which achieve only limited success in tinnitus symptoms relief, and usually their bothersome side effects such as dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation often discourage use.

      Although they are helpful in reducing tinnitus symptoms and aid in sleeping, they are addicting to varying degrees and cannot be used continuously for a long period of time. 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.

      Others include:

      - Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline and nortriptyline
      - Migraine medications gabapentin (Neurontin) and acamprosate (Campral)
      - Baclofen (a muscle relaxant)

      Additionally, ATA clearly states that there is no cure for Tinnitus with the conventional line of medicine.

      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

  42. QUESTION:
    i have tinnitus in my left ear, what is the best remedy to stop the ringing?
    I have had ringing in my ear for many years now it didn’t used to bother me but now it is driving me nuts, what is the best remedy or treatment for tinnitus?

    • 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

  43. QUESTION:
    Is ringing in the ear (tinnitus) could be related to any heart diseases?

    If it is, any natural cure? like eating cloves of garlic or supplements?
    And i’ve noticed lately that the ringing is getting louder & louder. It’s just so annoying. Pls. help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly I dont think it has anything to do with clogged arteries as the cochlea helps with passing of soundwaves and cranial nerves that pass through. Go and have a full check up though just to rule out complications.

  44. QUESTION:
    Help.. Ringing In Ear (Tinnitus)?
    Hey, ive had Tinnitus (high-pitch sound in left ear) for about two weeks now, I want to know if anyone has any useful information that may help me. I can barely sleep at night its so bad. Ive gone to the doctor but he said he needed a later appointment >.>

    • ANSWER:
      Hey i got everyhing on Tinnitus but it wouldnt fit….
      so follow my link for a 360 on tinnitus

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

  45. QUESTION:
    Anyone else “suffer” from Tinnitus (ringing of the ear(s)!?
    The last i remember was about 2 years ago i kept getting sick with a cold or allergies which would case my ears to ring. But they would only ring when i was sick. Then before i knew it i hadn’t been sick for awhile and i still had the ringing after about 3 months. And now it still hasn’t stopped after 2 years it’ll be 3 years before next summer. Anyone else suffer from Tinnitus and have been to the doctors about it? I haven’t yet i’ve gotten so use to it being a part of me 24/7 that is easily slips my mind to make an appointment to see a Ear, Nose, & Throat doctor BUT now i don’t have insurance! I have never tryed anything to see if it goes away.

    • ANSWER:
      The best thing to do is see a doctor or speacialist as soon as you can, its horrible to live with problems you may not have to live with. I know people with the same problem, but it was caused by loud music damage, and the damage to the ear has already been caused and so is unreversable. Think about if you have been somewhere where there has been really loud noise or music, if not then maybe you can get rid of it.. try holding your nose and like push out, like you would when your ears have popped, it might work if you haven’t already tried it, but see a doctor or speacialist ASAP.
      Hope this helps.. Good luck :)

  46. QUESTION:
    i had ringing in my ear(tinnitus) and went to a ENT. you know what he did?
    i had this ringing in my ears(tinnitus) and went to the ENT. he took out a gun type tube put it in my ears and pressed its button 2-3 times a lot of liquid went inside my ears and then came a bloody big rubber probably half centimeter. he told me this was the cause of the sound and pain. but after he took out that shi* I can hear more of a air type sound its been a day but its like that, i keep hearing this air type loud sound!like when you drive at high speed with your window open you could hear sounds of wind in your air like that!! but whenever i close or block my ear from air i am not able to hear it! i am afraid that will it go away or is it more loud tinnitus :(?

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    what I must do to get rid of a ringing in my left ear(tinnitus)?please help me ASAP?

    • ANSWER:
      Tell us more Joseph.

      Is it constant?

      Any other symptoms?

      Did you listen to any really loud music or noise recently?

      Can’t help you much unless you let me know.

      For a list of most causes and treatment of ringing in the ear and tinnitus, see:

      http://www.tinnitussymptom.org/

      Take care Joseph!

  48. QUESTION:
    help me how to stop tinnitus ear ringinng facing since last 5 years using ginkobiloba tabs without any change?
    I am suffering from tinnitus ear ringing since last 5 year using ginkobiloba tabs but ringing is still on without any change and also loosing my hearing capacity please help me to avoid from this ear ringing

    • ANSWER:
      http://www.neuromonics.com/patient/index.aspx?rollover=true , visit this site, may be beneficial for you. God bless u.

  49. QUESTION:
    what is tinnitus or ear ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      it’s hearing a sound that is not coming from outside your own head

  50. QUESTION:
    Can Tinnitus or any other ear/hearing problem cause certain sound frequencies to seem as if they are ringing?
    I’ve been listening to music for a while and am not sure if I just didn’t notice it, but in some of the songs, the symbols now sound as if they are a high pitched ring/buzz. Is this hearing loss? Is it possible to recover? On a side note, I do hear tinnitus ringing when there is just silence. Annoying as hell this is. I want mah music back!

    Also, I can rule out damage from loud music or sounds cause I never go overboard with my volume. Anyway, im going to a doctor this week. Hoping its just temporary ringing from an ear infection =P

    • ANSWER:
      Hi tinnitus can be cause by a million things, some of them are hearing loss, loud noises, ear infections, sinus infections, allergies, foods can cause this also, a punctured ear drum. It is a good thing you are seeing your doctor to see what might be causing this for you. And yes it is irritating and bothersome. Good Luck.


Ear Ringing Stop After Concert

Written By: admin - May• 07•12

How To Stop Your Ears From Ringing After A Concert

You had a blast! The concert was great. But are your ears still ringing after the concert? Do you have that high pitch buzzing, screeching or a distant telephone-like ringing after a concert? No, aliens are not trying to contact you. The ringing sound in your ears after a concert or any exposure to loud noises is caused by tinnitus.

Tinnitus is a symptom to ear infections, wax build up, and to the most common case, noise-induced hearing impairment. Out of 5 people between the age of 55-65, is most likely to report tinnitus. People who love going to loud/ rock/heavy metal/high pitched concerts are most likely to fall in this category, and experience regular “ringing ears after a concert” side effect. The alarming side about this is that the damage or ringing ears doesn’t just occur after a concert, but also by regular exposure to sounds of highway traffic, airplane engines and even from the loud noise of the hair dryer.

The statistics are also rising for younger people due to constant exposure to loud music and common loud noises on urban areas. It is usually experienced after listening to loud music with headphones or bombasts of loud party music. With the popularity of iPods and other mp3 portable players, the younger generations are also constantly exposed to loud focused sounds from their earphones. Regular exposure to loud volumes may induce immunity but the damage to the neurons of the ear may grow prevalent with symptoms of hearing loss and tinnitus. How To Stop Your Ears From Ringing After A Concert

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    how do you make your ears stop ringing after a concert?
    I went and saw 3OH!3 last night and my ears still haven’t stopped ringing.

    • ANSWER:
      Disconnect them

  2. 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.

  3. QUESTION:
    How long does the ringing in my ear stop after going to a concert?
    I went to the Watch The Throne tour last night and after the show ended around 11:30pm, my ears were muffed up a bit and my ears were ringing, granted that is what happens after a loud concert. We weren’t right next to the hanging speakers but they were about 50-60ft away from our section. As I am typing this it is 7:44 am the next morning and my left ear is slightly muffed and it is ringing. It wasn’t as bad as last night, but the sensation is still there. How long will this last? Do I need to see my doctor? Or will it last a few days then go away?

    • ANSWER:

  4. QUESTION:
    How can I stop the ringing in my ears after a concert?
    I just got back from a loud concert, I didn’t even stay the entire time because it was too loud but my ears are ringing. I can hear perfectly it’s just the ringing is annoying me and it’s not the first time it happened, I usually wear earplugs though because I have sensitive ears. I forgot to buy some though :( how can I stop the ringing so I can sleep tonight?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    how long does it take for ears to stop ringing after a concert?
    went to a concert yesterday and almost 24 hours later my leftear has still not recovered.. i can still hear ringing out of it?.. :( its not usual that go to gigs of play really loud music so i cant have done too much previous damage.is this normal?… and when do you think it will get back to normal? all answers appreciated!!

    • ANSWER:
      Went to bob seager at 16 now 46 My left ear has not heard right since. Wear the ear plugs better to look like a dork than hear like a fish, Also most of the bands you see have plugs in so they can hear. Remember the last thing you hear could be your last concert.

  6. QUESTION:
    Any way to stop ears from ringing after a concert?
    I just got back from the Sonata Arctica concert (amazing metal band!!) and they were great but I had to take my earplugs out partway through the concert because I couldn’t hear the singer.

    Is there any way to help my ears stop ringing, or do I just have to deal with it for a while?
    Obsidian…. you’d be surprised at how many people wear ear plugs to metal concerts. It’s not stupid at all. Wearing ear plugs just softens the music and protects your ear drums…. it doesn’t keep you from hearing the music!!

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with the first answer.
      HOWEVER, I’m feeling particularly generous and will offer some advice anyway.

      Try what’s referred to on planes as a Mickey Mouse.
      Take some cotton balls, and soak ‘em in hot water. Squeeze them out a bit, and then kind of pack them into the bottoms of 2 separate cups, preferably plastic. Place the cups over your ears, and just chill out for a few minutes.

  7. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for your ears to stop ringing after being RIGHT next to a huge speaker at a concert?
    Like the question states, I was at a Shinedown concert last night, and was standing right next to a huge speaker. My ears are still ringing like crazy and they wont stop. My hearing is also somewhat distorted still (Its almost like there is a blanket over my ears). Anything I can do to help them? Did I damage them permanently?

    • ANSWER:
      1-3 days. saw shinedown and STP at rockfest in kansas city a couple weeks ago, same thing happened to me.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do I stop the ringing in my ears after going to a really loud concert?
    My husband and I went to a concert last night. It was indoors-I’m 5’3 so I stood pretty close to the front-my ears are still ringing. I never go to concerts. How do I make this stop?
    Gosh-Nikki, I’m so sorry about your ears! I was in the military and forgot my ear plugs-I can’t believe you have to deal with that permanently!

    Thank you all for the wonderful advice! I rarely do anything involving concerts and loud music so I genuinely appreciate the advice :)

    • ANSWER:
      DO NOT POP YOUR EARS. Wait it out and dont do anything unusual it will go away in a few days. My ears are f*cked because i went shooting one day and decided i would pop my ear after wards cuz i forgot to bring ear plugs. Unfortunately my ear drum ruptured and it bled profusely and now i have ringing in my ears for the past 3 years straight, constantly, 24-7 and it will not stop till the moment i die. Also i tried to go to an indoor concert bout a year ago and my other ear drum ruptured and now both of my ears are in horrible condition and the ringing just never goes away.

      PLEASE just leave it alone and PLEASE take care of your ears. For loud concerts wear small ear plugs, take precautions so you dont end up in the same boat as me.

  9. QUESTION:
    How do I stop my ears from ringing after a concert?
    I went to a concert last night and was about 2 or 3 feet away from the stage, it was in a small night club, and I was somewhat close to the amplifiers. My ears have been ringing ever since. Its been a full day and they still haven’t stopped. The ringing has definitely died down but it is still there and I can still hear it faintly in the background, even when I’m not concentrating on it. Its stronger in my left ear then right ear. I have noticed that I have to turn things up louder then usual to hear them well and I am terrified that I have compromised my hearing, especially since I had perfect hearing. Everyone I’ve asked says i just need to give it time but i find it hard believing them. Help please?

    • ANSWER:
      An ear doctor I spoke with said that the ringing in your ears is caused by the hairs breaking off, and once that happens, you’ll never hear that frequency again in that ear.

      I went to a concert many years ago where
      day 1 I was deaf.
      day 2 i was deaf, but heard ringing, loudly.
      day 3 was ringing plus hearing loud conversations.
      day 4 was what is now normal. I’m certain that I permanently lost a little hearing that night.
      I can hear the ‘mosquito ring tone’ but in the 3000 hz range, which is normal conversations, there are gaps.

      good luck, and wear earplugs to concerts in the future. the squishable disposable foam plugs are great, especially if you can find some that are near your skin tone.

  10. QUESTION:
    my ears wont stop ringing after a concert!!!! WHEN WILL IT STOP?
    its been 3 days and they still wont stop ringing, i was in el salvador at a party and there were ilke 20 huge speakers stacked on each other and i was next to them, i also when on a plane ride 2 days later, back to the US

    • ANSWER:
      now you have Tinnitus, you will get some relief but the noise is always going to be bothersome.

      one way to help alleviate the ringing in your ears is to have what is called ‘white noise’, a background noise like a fan running or a tape of waterfalls, something like that. My husband got this after a concert and it was driving him crazy at first til we figured out what it was and what could be done for it, nothing much to be done for it but have some background noise…and please, not loud noise.

  11. QUESTION:
    My ears are ringing after a concert?? When will it stop?
    Ok so I went to the Big Day Out festival yesterday and I was like at the front barrier right in front of the amp for at least 4 or 5 hours. Im worried why is hasnt gone away yet.. like its been over 24 hours since I was there.

    Have I permanently damaged my ears? =( And when will it stop? Its really annoying, esp. when its silent and I go to bed I have to lie there with the stupid ringing.
    Also its not as bad as yesterday night.. so it may be getting better. But still.. its still there and im worried..

    AND if I have supposely permanantly damaged my hearing.. like will it be REALLY bad?? Will i notice it? Ive never been to like a concert before where ive been next to the amp.

    Btw please no one lecture me on the use of ear plugs. I forgot to take them cos i was in a rush but after this experience i will definately never forget them again.

    • ANSWER:
      It will go away in time, and that time depends how loud the music was and how close you were to it.
      Probably no damage this time, however a few more time, and you WILL cause PERMANENT damage.

  12. QUESTION:
    how to stop ringin in the ears after a concert?
    i went to a concert…my ears dont stop ringing. how do i stop it!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      the only remedy is time-just wait it out and focus on other things

  13. 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.

  14. QUESTION:
    When will my ear stop ringing?
    I went to a concert a month ago and I was standing next to a speaker. My left ear was ringing for about a week after and it stopped completely. But now almost a month later my ear has started ringing again but it has been ringing for a little over a week. Is this going to stop ever or am I stuck with this sound forever. I hope it will go away as randomly as it returned.
    And sometimes it just hurts for no reason so does this mean it could be from something else and not the concert a month ago?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have a bit of tinnitus.

      It might be permanant, but it’ll probably gradually fade away. If not, well, sometimes ear doctors can fix the problem, but usually not.

      Check it out.

      Tinnitus.

  15. QUESTION:
    How I do get rid of the ringing in my ear after a loud concert?
    The ringing just won’t stop, and it’s driving me nuts.

    What’s are some good ways to help stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no way to stop it but time. Next time don’t sit or stand directly in front of one of those huge speakers. Once, after an all day outdoor concert, my ears rang for over a week.

  16. QUESTION:
    Ears ringing after concert..?
    I went to a concert friday night and now it’s sunday night. One of my ears is ringing. We were pretty close, in the very front, off to the side so we were turned a little, and now one of my ears is still ringing.
    I know I probably did a little damage to it.
    But when will it stop ringing!?!?! I can only hear it in quiet places and when i concentrate on it.
    But it’s annoying. Next time im bringing earplugs for sure.
    The concert was flyleaf, and it was only my second concert. (First one was flyleaf too. heehee.)
    Anyways, the last time we werent as close and my ear didn’t ring… But yeah when will it go away? Geeeesh. it’s annoying. I’m 13 incase you were wondering. So yeah.. I’m bringing earplugs next time. I don’t want to be deaf when I’m 30. lol. Anyways, when will it stop and where can I get some good earplugs (under 20 dollars ish?) that are good for concerts and won’t really muffle the sound and stuff..
    ANYWAYS

    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The reason why this happens, is because your middle ear has a small muscle. If there is a blast of loud noise, it has a reflex that causes it to contract to prevent the ossicles (those three tiny bones) from moving and sending loud sounds to the cochlea. However, that muscle cannot hold for very long and eventually will get tired, and relax. This causes the loud sounds to go to your cochlea, causing possible damage and your ears to ring for a long time afterwards. It should fade some over time, however it’s possible some level of tinnitus (ringing in your ears) to continue.

      I doubt you will go deaf because of one incident, however if you are constantly exposed to that level of noise it could cause noise induced hearing loss.

      You can find reasonably priced earplugs at any pharmacy. There are different kinds (putty like material, foam, etc), so find some that suits your needs. They typically reduce certain frequencies up to 15-30 dbs. If you need something a little bit more powerful, you can get earplugs made to the shape of your ear at an audiologist’s office.

  17. QUESTION:
    when will the ringing in my ear stop?
    i went to a concert (boys like girls, cobra starship the main and rocket to the moon) 2 days ago(friday) well it was a concert where everyone stand and u have to puss ur way to the front and my and my friend were luck we were front row then the speckers and the band playing were right in our ears well it was so loud if we wanted to talk we had to scream, so after the concert i had a ringing in my ear and it hasnt gone away, when will it stop?

    • ANSWER:
      Haha, same problem so many times, it’s so annoying. Wondering if by the time i’ve answered this question it’s stopped? If not it’ll stop very soon, once your ears are normal for a couple days :)

  18. QUESTION:
    how to stop the ringing in your ears after a concert?

    • ANSWER:
      The ringing in your ears after a concert is actually evidence of hearing loss. Yup. The best thing is to protect your hearing during the loud event. Either don’t get too close to the amplifiers, stuff something in your ears (some people actually wear ear plugs to concerts), or just live with less hearing (though as a music lover myself I wouldn’t ever want to lose my hearing)

  19. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of the ringing in my ear after a loud concert?
    The ringing just won’t stop, and it’s driving me nuts.

    What’s are some good ways to help stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      yuo cant. it has to wear off

  20. QUESTION:
    Question about ringing in the ears after concert.?
    I went to a concert on Saturday, which was good but I got ringing in my ears. It’s Monday morning now and it has not gone away yet but its not as bad. I had a similar experience in the summer of 2001 when I went to 3 concerts. The first concert it rang for 3 to 4 days and went away. The second time, I wear ear plug and didn’t have any issues. The third time, I didn’t wear ear plug for some stupid reason and it didn’t stopping and went to a doctor about it. It did stop ringing after a couple of weeks but came after a couple of months later which out going to a concert. That was the last concert I’ve been until now. I’ve always had ringing in my ears but learn to live with it and it was not back. How long should I wait until going to a doctor and would it be okay if I wear ear plugs the next time or I should avoid it? There is an other concert I want to go to and want to know if it’s okay to see if I wear good ear plugs?
    Would it be okay for me to go to a concert on the 21 of this month if I wear ear plugs? I pick up rubber one that is design for concerts. I only want to go because a girl I like, likes the band and wants to see them. My ears are getting better now but want to stay safe this time. I’m always going to wear on for now one.

    • ANSWER:
      the condition is called tinnitus, the ringing of the ears. you ear has all these little hairs that pick up sound including those tiny little bones that pick up the vibrations as well, when exposed to loud music and noises or even injury to the head it can damage or flatten so to speak, which causes the constant ringing, people experience the high pitched noise or the ring every once in a while, while for others it a never ending torment. honestly id ask my doctor before i went, once you lose hearing its hard to get back

  21. QUESTION:
    How long does the ringing in your ears last after a concert? And is there anything to stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      Mine took about 2 days, wish I maybe wore some ear plugs.

  22. QUESTION:
    my ear hurts after going to concert? when will it stop?
    i went to a concert a few days ago
    after i got home my ears were ringing
    the next morning my ears started to hurt when ever i touched it
    does anyone know when it will stop hurting???

    • ANSWER:
      it’ll stop eventually

      take some pain relievers

      next time maybe wear earplugs, you’ll definitely still be able to hear, but this might save you some pain

  23. 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.

  24. QUESTION:
    How do I stop my ears from rining 12hr after a concert ended?
    I went to Marilyn Manson yesterday…and was right by the speakers. (Spare me the lectures about wearing earplugs, please).

    My ears are still ringing. How do I get them to stop?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      All you need is time

  25. QUESTION:
    Ears Ringing After Concerts?
    i go to quite a few concerts and i’ve noticed that my ears sometimes ring the day after. i recently went to a concert and my ears have been ringing for the past two days after the show. can this cause permanent damage to my ears? what can i do to make them stop ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing in your ears is common after going to concerts, especially loud ones. The ringing is called Tinnitus. Subjecting your ears to high level decibels can damage your hearing long-term, however you would have to subject your ears to it pretty consistently. (Think Jimmy Page). Most musicians will now actually wear some sort of ear protection because they are constantly in noisier environments. You might want to buy some earplugs, or just put cotton in your ears for when you go to concerts. This way, you can still hear the music, but your eardrums are protected. In the meantime, if the ringing continues for 5 days from the day it started, I would suggest seeing an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor about it.

  26. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ear after concert!?
    Hey,
    about 3 days ago i went to see the The kaiser chiefs. I rarely go to concerts but the odd time i do i usually stand a bit further back.
    well anyway I was with friends who wanted to go up front, I didn’t really think about it at the time so i went along with it.
    so I ended up a bit too close to an amp and it was pretty loud! like i wasn’t right next to it but i was still pretty close. like 7 feet.
    well anyway I still have a ringing in my ear, I think its called tinnitus.
    I really hope this goes away soon but thrs no sign of it stopping. i herd it can make you go deaf and can last the rest of your life!
    can anybody help? how long should this last? im kinda getting worried about it :/
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      You can reduce noise induced hearing loss b wearing earplugs occassionally and removing your self from loud noises, thats about the only way. After a concert, it should usually only last a day or two at the most…

      You should go get it checked out by a doctor just in case

      Also, when you wear earplugs, remember not to sleep with them in or wear them too long as it can cause bacterial growth and infections.

  27. QUESTION:
    Ears still ringing 3 days after going to concert?
    I went to a great gig last Sunday (Living Colour) but ears haven’t stopped ringing since (it’s more like a high pitched hiss). It’s been 3 days. The hiss has decreased but it’s still quite noticeable.

    Has anyone been in a similar situation, how long did it take to go and anything i can do to help it cure.

    I always wear ear protection but this time didn’t come prepared … will never make that mistake again.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s called Tinnitus. You can read all about it in Wikipedia. I had the same thing after a concert once and it lasted for about a week. Within that time, I went to the doctor and got a hearing test, which I passed. Day by day, it faded away. Give it a little more time and hopefully it will fade for you as well. Until then, avoid loud music and other loud noises to allow your ears a chance to heal.

  28. QUESTION:
    Why do your ears ring after a loud concert?
    Also, how do you get them to stop? I went to a really loud concert a day and a half ago and my left ear is still ringing. It is rather annoying.

    • ANSWER:
      Because the noise has damaged the little hairs inside your ears. There’s nothing you can do, it’ll go away eventually but if you keep doing this it’ll stay permanently. Next time use earplugs.

  29. QUESTION:
    annoying ear ringing how do I make it stop!!?
    OK last night I went to a concert that was a few hours long. I had my left ear to the speakers because I was looking toward the stage, that ear is still ringing ridiculously since the concert up till now and it’s driving me insane will it just go away after a while?
    protest the hero.

    • ANSWER:
      you have tinnitus, its caused by an increase of blood in the inner ear in our case from trauma. It can also be cause by infection and old age. There is no single cure for tinnitus but drinking plenty of water can help, do not take any blood thinning tablets like aspirin as it will make it worse. It should pass in around 2-3 days.

  30. QUESTION:
    My Ears Won’t Stop Ringing?!?
    I went to a concert last night and my ears were ringing afterwards until I fell asleep. I just got home from school not that long ago and my left ear is still ringing on and off still kinda loud.

    Is that normal? Normally after a concert my ears will ring a little but they are done ringing that night.
    what i mean is they have been ringing all last night and today..

    • ANSWER:
      I think its normal, if it don’t go away after a few weeks go to a doctor, i had ringing in my ears but i have a medical condition.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why do my ears ring after a concert?
    I recently went to another concert at the Manchester Academy to see Stone Sour, I’ve been to a few and always my ears are ringing afterwards but it usually stops when i wake up. However they haven’t stopped ringing all day.
    All answers welcome.

    • ANSWER:
      THE PART OF YOUR BODY THAT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RINGING IS A NERVE THAT LEADS TO THE BRAIN THAT CAUSES YOUR BRAIN TO UNDERSTAND SOUND WHICH MAY HAVE DAMAGE THATS WHY YOU CAN HEAR IT LONG AFTER
      ONCE YOU GO TO SLEEP YOUR BRAINS KIND OF ON STANDBY SO YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HEAR IT GOING TO A CONCERT USUALLY PUTS OUT 110DB ANYTHING OVER 85DB CAN CAUSE HEARING DAMAGE

  32. QUESTION:
    ringing in my ears after a concert?
    i went to an ac/dc concert last night at msg but i wasnt right next to an amplifier but i still have rining in my ears. is there anything i can do to stop it? i dont think i damaged my ears because i had ear plugs in for most of the time.

    • ANSWER:
      Doesn’t matter if you were by a speaker or not… those concerts are so loud, it can cause permanent damage even with hearing protection on. Depending on how long the concert was and how much protection your earplugs gave you, there may still be damage. If you get any sort of “fullness” in your ears or feel like you can’t hear as well, you’ve caused permanent damage. The ringing often accompanies the hearing loss sustained at these concerts.

      I’d see if you can get better earplugs for the next time… and try to only keep yourself in the noise for 2-3 hours. Any more than that, and it’s too much of the toxic levels for too long.

  33. QUESTION:
    is it ok if my ears are ringing the day after a concert?
    this has never happened to me before, how long do you suppose it will take to stop, i am slightly worried, it has been 14 hours since i left the concert
    is it possible that i might have long lasting ear troubles due to this?

    • ANSWER:
      I have been playing live music for 30 years and have significant hearing damage, and permanent ringing in my ears.
      It’s VERY important for you and your friends to buy a pack of foam ear plugs – they sell skin colored ones at almost every drug store these days!!!
      They play music RIDICULOUSLY loud these days, and even LOUDER at discos than concerts!!! Technology has advanced to where amplifiers can generate many thousands of watts each – and many DJs and soundmen’s ears are already shot anyway, so they don’t realise what damage they’re doing to others.
      Use the ear plugs and get your friends to use them too – that’s if you want to be able to talk to your grandkids someday.

  34. QUESTION:
    will my ears stop ringing anytime soon?
    i went to a concert last night. i was right next to the speaker. i also have a cold and my ears fee clogged on and off all the time. by the time the show was over i could barley hear but after a few minutes my right ear was fine but my left ear was ringing and it feels stuffy. does this mean i am going to go deaf soon, will it go away in a few days, or should i go to a doctor. im kinda worried please help me =)

    • ANSWER:
      Loud concerts can cause ear ringing for the next 24 hours after event. Since you have seen this for several days, yes you should see a doctor to check out your ears. If they say all is ok, I would recommend that you bring some ear plugs with you to future concerts you attend.

  35. QUESTION:
    Will this ringing in my ears stop?
    Well, about 5 hours ago my brother popped bubble wrap by my ear, it was really painful at the time of the incident, and my ear was ringing for about 30 seconds after. Now it rings at random times every once in a while? Is this going to stop? is this the similar case of being at a rock concert for a while or being by the speakers?

    • ANSWER:
      Normally it will go away. My husband had a gun go off right next to his ear, and it was painful and was ringing for almost 2 weeks. But it did heal. As you are younger, and the noise wasn’t as loud, yours will probably be better in a few days. If not, then it’s time to see a Dr.

  36. QUESTION:
    My left ear has been still ringing kind of for 4 days? I need help.?
    My left ear has been still ringing kind of for 4 days already since the night I went to a nightclub. Obviously I’d walk out of the nightclub with massive ringing in my ears that I can’t hear too much and usually it would take me a full day or a day and a half to let it go back to normal but except, only my right ear is normal and my left ear is still ringing, not too much, the massive ringing went away, just regular ringing now. I’m not sure why? I’m confused.

    I mean it was only ringing more massive than my other club nights I’ve had that problem only because this club I went to was a small club in a basement, speakers everywhere and my friends i was with were on the dancefloor with big speakers full blast everywhere and they kept telling me to come with them there when I wanted to avoid too much pressure of loud noise as much as I can, than thats when I came out with sooo much ringing in my ears more than the other times I went clubbing.

    My ears started stop ringing alot after a full day, my right ear is back to normal but my left ear still has a little bit of ringing in them. I’m not sure why, its been like that for 2 days now and almost 3 days as I’m typing this.

    I’m not sure if its because usually its my left ear that makes very tiny poppy noise whenever I move my mouth around but I’m really concerned about this. If this is a major risk of going deaf everytime I go clubbing or to concerts, then I’ll stop if I have to. I’m really worried and also confused how other people are able to handle it.

    But as of now I need help with this problem with my left ear still having some ringing especially after clubbing 4 days ago? Why do I have this problem? And what can I do about it? Can somebody help me out with that? Please?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably Tinitus. Look it up.

  37. 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 :)

  38. QUESTION:
    ringing in my frakking ear?
    i went to a concert on the 23rd of october (dont know if this matters but it might give you an idea of how loud it was.) it featured popevil, Halestorm, saving abel, puddle of mudd, chevelle and alice in chains. i was only in the front row of the pit for the first two artists (i was only there to see Halestorm) there were intermissions in between the bands and after Halestorm i stayed farther back from the stage or just wandered the lobby (my mom and uncle wanted to see alice in chains who of course played last) it is now the 25th of october and the frakking ringing hasnet stopped i can hear out of both ears clearly but the ringing is getting annoying and it seems to be the worst in my left ear any idea on when it will stop?

    • ANSWER:
      You have tinnitus.

      Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom resulting from a range of underlying causes that can 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 can also be caused by hearing impairment and as a side-effect of some medications. Some cases of tinnitus are medically unexplained. [not in citation given]

      As tinnitus is often defined as a subjective phenomenon, it is difficult to measure using objective tests, such as by comparison with noise of known frequency and intensity, as in an audiometric test. The condition is often rated clinically on a simple scale from “slight” to “catastrophic” according to the practical difficulties it imposes, such as interference with sleep, quiet activities, and normal daily activities.

      Tinnitus is common. About one in five people between 55 and 65 years old report tinnitus symptoms on a general health questionnaire and 11.8% on more detailed tinnitus-specific questionnaires.

      Tinnitus and hearing loss can be permanent conditions, and therefore precautionary measures are advisable. If a ringing in the ears is audible following lengthy exposure to a source of loud noise, such as a music concert or an industrial workplace, it means that lasting damage may already have occurred. Prolonged exposure to noise levels as low as 70 dB can result in damage to hearing (see noise health effects). For musicians and DJs, special musicians’ earplugs play a huge role in preventing tinnitus and can lower the volume of the music without distorting the sound and can prevent tinnitus from developing in later years. For anyone operating loud electrical appliances, such as vacuum cleaners, hair dryers, and lawn mowers, earplugs are also helpful in reducing noise exposure.

      There are many treatments for tinnitus that have been claimed, with varying degrees of statistical reliability:

      Objective tinnitus:

      * Gamma knife radiosurgery (glomus jugulare)
      * Shielding of cochlea by teflon implant
      * Botulinum toxin (palatal tremor)
      * Propranolol and clonazepam (arterial anatomic variation)
      * Clearing ear canal (in the case of earwax plug)

      I hope this hwlps!

  39. QUESTION:
    I Went To My First Rock Concert Last Night And Now I Have A Ringing In My Ears?
    Okay, so I went to a Scorpions concert last night, and Ratt was opening for them, and they really loud! Especialy the guitars! I’ve never heard anything so loud in my life! I had to cover my ears, but it didnt help! And then after they finished I could barely hear anything! Anyways, Scorpions weren’t as loud as Ratt, but last night when I got home, I couldnt sleep because there was this loud ringing in my ears, and I still have it a little today. My friend who was sitting next to me is having the same problem! Is the ringing gonna stop? I’m a bit worried because I’ve always had excellent hearing and I hope this didnt perminately damage my hearing! Am I gonna be okay?

    • ANSWER:
      Not to frighten, but the ringing is actually hearing damage. It will most likely not be too serious — and the ringing will most probably stop. This is your first concert and it is a learning experience from that point of view. Usually it takes a day-ish to go away. However, if you have particularly serious damage, it can be something that becomes always present and annoying.

      I, for one, use ear plugs when I go to any concert now for one that reason. It does kill some of the high notes, but its the kind of trade off I’m willing to take for not having ringing after – or forever.

      Hope the concert was otherwise fun.

  40. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ears! will it stop?
    Hi there
    I was at a club thursday night (so two nights ago) and I was probably there for 2 hours total. It was loud, but not out of the ordinary. My friends had to really yell into my ears to tell me things. Anyways, I went home and my ears were ringing and felt clogged, like after you go to a concert. I slept on it, thought it would go away, but it still hasn’t. It’s gotten a bit quieter, but it’s still there and still annoying. I’m actually really scared that it might not go away. I’m not a big club person, maybe once or twice a month. Can anyone tell me what I should do, or from personal experience, is this permanent?
    thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt it’s permanent but the ear drum is probably trying to tell you that it doesn’t appreciate that unhealthy noise level. I won’t go into a place which is so loud that someone has to scream in your ear to hear them. That’s a ridiculous sound level and the place doesn’t deserve my business then.

  41. QUESTION:
    Is this true about the ear?
    I was just at a concert two days ago and I got on stage and was pretty close to the speakers. My right ear has stopped ringing but my left still is. And a friend of mine said that when hearing that after the ringing goes away it will be the last time I hear that frequency.

    Is that true? I doesn’t really sound true to me, but then again I can’t hear much of anything right now =P

    • ANSWER:
      No, that is not true, though i have heard of such speculations.

      When you hear exceptionally loud noises, your stereocilia (bundles of hair-like extensions) become damaged and mistakenly keep sending sound information to the auditory nerve cells. In the case of rock concerts and fireworks displays, the ringing happens because the tips of some of your stereocilia actually have broken off. You hear those false currents in the ringing in your head, called tinnitus. However, since you can grow these small tips back in about 24 hours, the ringing is often temporary.

      Noise levels louder than a shouting match can damage parts of our inner ears called hair cells. Hair cells act as the gatekeepers of our hearing. When sound waves hit them, they convert those vibrations into electrical currents that our auditory nerves carry to the brain. Hair cells reside in the inner ear inside the shell-shaped cochlea. Stereocilia, rest on top of them. When sound waves travel through the ears and reach the hair cells, the vibrations deflect off the stereocilia, causing them to move according to the force and pitch of the vibration. For instance, a melodic piano tune would produce gentle movement in the stereocilia, while heavy metal would generate faster, sharper motion. This motion triggers an electrochemical current that sends the information from the sound waves through the auditory nerves to the brain.

      The severity of hearing loss is measured by the degree of loudness, as measured in decibels, a sound must attain before being detected by an individual. Hearing loss may be ranked as mild, moderate, severe or profound. It is quite common for someone to have more than one degree of hearing loss (mild sloping to severe). The following list shows the rankings and their corresponding decibel ranges:
      Mild:
      for adults: between 25 and 40 dB
      for children: between 20 and 40 dB
      Moderate: between 41 and 55 dB
      Moderately severe: between 56 and 70 dB
      Severe: between 71 and 90 dB
      Profound: 90 dB or greater

  42. QUESTION:
    I Have a constant ringing in my ear?
    The past 6 months or so my ears have seemed a little more sensitive to loud, sudden noises. Even noises that aren’t that loud, but are sudden, such as my alarm clock, send chills through my body.

    On Saturday I went to my roomate’s dads concert. He’s in a heavy metal band called Soulfly, so it was definitely a loud show.

    After the concert I was practically deaf in my left ear, and it had a loud ringing in it. I went to bed and woke up on the morning with the ringing still there. Throughout that day (sunday) my hearing came back all the way but the ringing was still very loud, and non-stop.

    Now 3 days later the ringing is still there. It’s a little quieter but it’s still fairly loud. And extremely annoying.

    I’ve been to the same concert, and stood in the exact same spot 20 times (which i admit is a little close to the speakers, about 60 ft. away). I usually come out of them a little deaf and ringing for about a half hour afterwards. But its been 3 days.

    From what i’ve read online it seems like I may have damage my eardrum. There was a little bit of pain in my ear the first day, but nothing now. No fluids or blood leaking out. When i plug my nose and blow out it feels normal. No air comes out of that ear, so I dont think my eardrum is burst. I read that it will probably heal on its own gradually.

    Should I go see a doctor? I don’t want to lose my hearing. But I also dont want to have anymore doctor bills. I just had a ,000 copay for knee surgery.
    it’s probably about 2-3 concerts a year over time that i went to those shows. They weren’t close together.

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    i put visine in my ears after a loud concert. 10 days later i got vertigo. did i screw up?
    i’m a moron. i know. i figured they were like fake tears and i wanted some water to clean my ears out because they hurt like hell and wouldn’t stop ringing. now i have vertigo, i’m really really sick. i’m only 22. can you please help me figure this out?
    um… does this mean that i’ve damaged my ears for good? OR – does this mean that they can get the crap out of my ears??
    i went to the doctor wednesday, new years eve, the er doctor… he gave me medicine.

    • ANSWER:
      I doubt it was the visine after 10 days. You already had ear pain. Now you have vertigo. You need prescriptions for your ears so please go to the Dr.

  44. QUESTION:
    Will the ringing in my ear go away once my ear infection leaves?
    5 days ago I started with ear pain and ringing in my ears then I went to the walgreens pharmacy on Saturday because all the other clinics were closed and the doctor there diagnosed me with an ear infection and an upper respiratory infection as I also have a cold that started Friday.She gave me an antibiotic and a nasal spray to get the fluids moving so the liquid hitting my eardrum will go away and stop the pain. My question is that after the infection and cold is gone, will the ringing leave too? I haven’t had ringing before the pain started only randomly or when I have a headache or no sleep but it would literally last no longer than 6 seconds. Now the ringing lasts all day but I can only hear it when there is silence. I haven’t been exposed to loud noise that could cause this ringing. The last time I was was exposed to noise that caused my ears to ring was 2 years ago at one of my friends concerts. Also I use q tips a lot and put it in so maybe that’s pushing in ear wax and causing it to block my eardrum and giving me ringing? I an going to see an ENT but I have to wait until tomorrow to call and then wait until I actually get the appointment. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

    • ANSWER:
      Hello.

      Your ringing will most likely go away once the infection clears. I know that it can be nerve-wracking waiting to find out if it will go away.

      It’s important to know the different things that can cause ringing in the ears so that you can protect your hearing. Some antibiotics can even cause or aggravate the condition.

      I have suffered from ringing in the ears since I was 12. I am now 25. I created my own website to help people newly suffering from it. If you would like to find out more about it, visit my site:

      http://www.helptinnitus.weebly.com

      Good luck! and I hope it goes away.

      Cheers,
      John

  45. QUESTION:
    Ringing In My Ears.. Do I have hearing damage?!?!?
    My friend and I went to a Vains Of Jenna concert last night(not really a fan, my friend and I always go to their concerts though…it’s like an inside joke).. So anyway we were front row and standing right in front of JP (he is the bass player and is always too the far left).. The thought didn’t cross my mind at the time, but my friend and I were standing directly next to the speaker for their whole set.
    When I got in my car after the show, I noticed my ears were ringing…To a point I’d never felt before… Later that night I talked with my friend and out of the blue she mentioned her ears were ringing really bad… Anyways I figured it would go away after I slept… well my ears still haven’t stopped ringing today.. (it’s now around 6pm.. so it’s been almost 24 hours since the concert) and some times when I talk or someone talks it sounds really pitchy and kind of rings w/ the ringing in my ears.. (you know how like when you sing along to a song on the radio if you hit the exact same pitch as the person signing it rings)…

    So my question is… do you think I have any permanent hearing loss/damage, and is there any way to stop the ringing.. I’m getting so annoyed by it..

    • ANSWER:
      The ringing you’re experiencing now will go away in a day or so, however, be VERY careful not to do that too often because after many, many concerts and shows where you leave with ringing ears, eventually it WILL become permanent, and, trust me, if you think it’s annoying now, try having it 24/7 EVERY DAY, FOREVER, like I do!

      I’m a little older than you, and I went to dozens, maybe hundreds, of ear-splitting concerts as a teenager, plus I wore LOUD headphones ALL the time, and, well, now I hear ringing pretty much all the time- especially when it’s really quiet, I can hear it really loudly. You get sort of used to it, but it really, really, really sucks, big time, believe me, so be really careful out there!

  46. QUESTION:
    Ears hurt after concert?
    I went to quick a loud rock gig 2 days ago (on monday) and today, my ears are hurting so bad. I have a constant ringing in them and all when people speak or i hear music etc etc, it sounds really wierd. Is there a chance I could have damaged my ear drums and is there any way I can stop the pain?

    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      Your ears will recover. give yourself a silent night of sleep.
      The next morning it shouldn’t be ringing.

  47. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus; How, Why, Has anyone ever had it just go away after having it for awhile?
    Hello,
    I am having a really tough time coping with this high pitch frequency in my right ear. Became aware of it about a month ago, and after a club a bout a month ago, I really began to notice it, but only in the right Ear. The tone always fluctuates from high to mid high, like it wants to go out or something.

    I’ve had ringing in the ears last for a couple mins to a couple hours before, but never have had it stick around for longer than a couple weeks. I’ve noticed this ringing has sticked around, and I can’t tell if it really is going away or diminishing, but I’m hoping it goes away soon, but do you think it will? Here’s some info.

    I’ve narrowed down some possible causes: I’m upset at myself for many of them and don’t know how to forgive myself, but have learned the hard way
    -Fired a gun without ear protection 6 months ago, ear rang, but then stopped. but this could have been the beginning
    -Bumped my head into some hard sand 6 months ago, so tough my jaw shut, i was a little shook up by it, and had a lump but seemed to have recovered after 4 days; this was probably close to a mild concussion, but i really don’t think it was
    -the concert i went to last month had some loud music
    -right before the the tinnitus became apparent, i had started to sleep with long earplugs, but woke up every night to take them out because they hurt my ears bad , and noticed my ears hurt a bit the following morning, especially the right ear….

    I think a combination of all those is causing the ringing; but mainly he gunshot because the tinnitus is in my right ear…but then i wonder if sleeping with the earplugs had something to do with it….

    However, went to ENT, and he did tests. Hearing is Good,
    he tested the tiny hairs inside the ear for damage, and all of those were good, and he checked for fluid, pressure all that was good.
    Blood pressure is normal, i have slight TMJ, but it has never caused tinnitus.

    I’m really worried, and I’m baffled because the ENT said everything was OK , no wax, he checked it all, and he said we could do an MRI, but said since all the tests were good that it probably wouldn’t be necessary. He said i would have to live with it, or take a drug that looks like it would cause more harm than good….i asked him if it would go away, and he said he doesnt know.

    It’s been around for a month and thinking about it being around forever is scary, does anyone here think it will just go away as my body heals itself?
    Has anyone ever had it for a couple months then had it just go away? Will this issue resolve itself somehow? I just dont know what to do about it and i dont know when it will go away, i’m hoping it will soon because it was never really around before, and aside from a few blunders, i’ve always valued my ears and tried to protect them….

    • ANSWER:
      yes we see you are.. this is like the third or fourth question .. google it.. and drug stores usually sell over the counter stuff……. yeh that stuff is annoying…. google it…..

  48. QUESTION:
    Problems with hearing after loud concert last night?
    So i went to a concert thing last night, and it was fine until tinie tempah came on at the end and they turned up the music so loud!
    When i got back home i would hardly hear anything, i had to watch the tv on subtitles and was saying what to everyone and apparently i was talking really loud. i also had a ringing in my ears.
    Today when i woke up it was a tad bit better, i can hear a bit more but not fully. but the weird thing is, some people when they speak sound so high pitched! my mum just rang me up and she sounds like shes on helium! even songs sound different! I still have the faint ringing.

    I have been to one of these concerts before and it never went like this!

    What can i do to stop it and get my hearing back to normal!? :(

    Also i have problems with my hearing anyway and so do all of my family from both sides. i have high frequency hearing loss and my teacher had to use a microphone in my classroom in primary school for 3 years.

    • ANSWER:
      My suggestion would be to go see a ear doctor. She or he can tell you whats up with your ears.

  49. QUESTION:
    Ears Ringing when/if I should see a doctor?
    I went to a concert yesterday (during the day) and after the band stopped playing my ears were badly ringing and I could barely hear, it reminded me of what you see in war movies of reactions to explosions. It took some time and I could hear again, and I can hear fine now, but there is still a ringing in one of my ears almost 24hrs later (It sounds like crickets or hearing a burglar alarm). When should I see a doctor, if at all? I know they can’t make the ringing go away, but do I need to be checked for serious damage?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Wait another day or so mine rang for 2 days once

  50. QUESTION:
    Is this a good essay.?
    Maroon5 Rocks! I was nine years old when I went to my first concert with my aunt and her friend, daughter. It was the first, and probably the best concert that I have ever attended, it was true experience.

    When we got to the concert I bought a bright red T-shirt with all of the band members of Maroon5 on the front. I still have the T-shirt, but it’s way too small for me to wear now, considering I was about 5’3’’ then, and I’m now 6’1’’. There were only a few problems that I had at the concert, like the fact that our seats were so far away from the stage that we had to use binoculars to see the band perform.

    I remember seeing the band members all wearing red T-shirts and they had strange spiked hair styles. It was amazing how the stage lights were moving around and constantly changing colors. The stage was cool and looked like it was on fire, snowing, or raining. I was impressed by the opening band, the Hives, because they seemed just as good, or maybe even better than Maroon5. It was all just a wild and fascinating experience.

    I noticed that man with black hair and short stubble on his chin was recording the band with his cell phone, which I thought was strange at the time, but now I know that was Illegal. The fact that everyone around me was talking or yelling drove me insane because I couldn’t understand a lot of the songs. The most noticeable part of the concert was the group of girls just a few rows in front of me jumping and yelling “WE LOVE U MAROON5.” It is hardly enjoyable to pay a lot of money to go see a band perform when it’s barely understandable

    There were many large round speakers all around the arena. The music was being played at such a high volume that it felt like my ears where going to begin to bleed during the first thirty minutes of the concert. After the concert finally ended, it seemed like I was partially deaf with my right ear ringing non-stop. It truly was a very exciting experience for me at that age, but If it was more private it would have been much better.

    • ANSWER:


Ear Ringing Solution

Written By: admin - May• 06•12

The ringing, buzzing, crackling, or hissing sound you observe internally in one or both ears is due to Tinnitus. The gravity of the condition may vary from less irritating to a very severe pain. Tinnitus may be precipitated by allergy, high or low blood pressure mainly on blood circulation problems. A tumor, diabetes, thyroid problems, injury to the head or neck, along with adverse effects of medications ends up with tinnitus condition. Medications that require to be administered with caution comprise the anti-inflammatory medicines, antibiotics, sedatives, antidepressants, and aspirin. The ear is ringing when colds and flu, noisy environments and allergic reactions are within the vicinity. Other tinnitus elements deal with high salt intake, sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, various medications, tobacco, and caffeine.

It is difficult to live a normal life when your ear is ringing, buzzing, swishing or other kinds of noises heard. It can also be complex to look for a certain type of treatment that totally works for you. This is because of the principle that what normally is effective for one person may not be as equally effective to another. Second, there is quite a wide range of products to choose from, and not all of them are reliable or may be the first-rate option in obtaining a successful result. You may have experienced before spending a lot of money in looking for the most effective therapy. And up to that point, you are still unable to stop the ears from ringing.

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The main concern is that although the ear is ringing after exposure to loud noise, the condition is progressing. Sometimes, after leaving a noisy environment, your ears ring. And with this, the injury may sooner or later lead to high frequency hearing loss and tinnitus. An endless ringing of the ears that could disturb and bother with your activities may also occur. When the ear is ringing, it slowly changes your life and troubles in your health begin to take place. Hence, your immune system will be weak making it susceptible for diseases to penetrate. Consistent ringing in the ear sounds are extremely debilitating.

The homeopathic ear ringing therapies provide thriving effects in treating tinnitus and the ringing in the ears. When the ear is ringing, it is obligatory to alleviate it. You will then sense that the remedy has taken action once the amounts of the tinnitus are limited. The ringing in the ears or whatsoever sounds that you may become aware of can be continuous, or irregular in nature. Ringing in the ears may be merely associated to becoming old. However, experts made these interpretations as they were in the process of researching the useless sound gathered from a number of individuals concerned. Approximately each person at one time or another has gone through quite a few ringing of the ears.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the solution to my ear ringing?
    If I tilt my head backward and at a certain angle, I get a ringing noise in my left ear. Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      If thats the only thing causing your ringing, then just don’t tilt your head that way? Generally there is nothing you can do about ringing in your ears, known as tinnitus. I have it pretty much 100% of the time. Got it from multiple ear infections as a child. You just have to deal with it. There are some over the counter drops for it, but they don’t really work that well.

  2. QUESTION:
    does anyone have a solution for ringing in the ear?
    my ear started ringing three days ago ,it is aclicking noise realy instead of a solid ringing.my doctor is treating it as a sinus infection. any suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      probably ur doctor is correct..
      if the noise is described as ” clicky ” then most often it is due to a condition called Esutachain tube dysfunction………..
      It is a narrow tube running from back of nose to back of ear drum , its function is to suppply air to ear…………due to nose block, this tube can close or not function properly ..giving ear symptoms….clicking noise is when the mucle which holds this tube tries to open it unsuccessfully…

      if u are nasal spray. antiallergic medications then u should get over this in 2-3 weeks time..
      one way to know about it is to get a test called ‘tympanometry’ done

  3. QUESTION:
    Why is my right ear ringing so much?
    Hi all! I have read up on the Tinnitus thing. I have even visited an ENT. I was given no solution to my ear problem. My right ear feels full and rings quite a bit. I was wondering if there was indeed a way to stop this ringing. I feel like it is realted to my severe allergies. I almost feel like, since mucus is constantly draining from my nose and down my throat, that some of the fluid is getting into the ear. Am I correct in thinking this? Are there any solutions to this problem?

    • ANSWER:
      Therapeutic-grade essential oils can sometimes help with this problem. You can try: Helichrysum, juniper, geranium, peppermint, lavender and/or basil.

      If you layer lavender and basil together on your temples and forehead or helichrysum or juniper.

      Also, you can apply juniper with peppermint and geranium to the tips of your toes and fingers (the areas in reflexology that correspond to the head, eyes, ears), and on the brain stem so that the oils get into the nerve pathways.

      It generally takes 12-15 minutes to notice a change in hearing. Apply 1 drop of helichrysum on the opening of each ear and massage into the skin.

      NEVER POUR OILS DIRECTLY INTO THE EAR CANAL.

      It’s very important that if you try essential oils you make sure you are using therapeutic-grade oils. The oils sold at most stores, health food or otherwise, are not of therapeutic-grade and can even be toxic. If you’d like help finding therapeutic-grade oils, please contact me by email.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to sleep in my sensitive solution Claires ear rings?
    I got my ears pierced about 7 weeks ago and just changed my ear rings to a pair of sensitive solution’s ear rings,, im afraid to sleep in them with hè backings i have on. They are my Only backings :/ i dong want to sleep in them and have the backings fall off and have the ear rings come out and have my holes close and the backings I have on are the backings that came with the Claires sensitive solution ear rings not the clear ones the other ones.. PLEASEE HELPP MEEEEE!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      It should be fine to sleep in them but if you are worried about the earrings falling out in your sleep I’d just put the studs from when you got your ears pierced back in at night.

  5. QUESTION:
    Ear plugs causes excessive ringing in my head?
    Okay so I know ear plugs are supposed to block out all of the noise around you, and they do indeed for me, but whenever I put a pair in my ears to help me sleep at night all I hear is excessively loud ringing, which presumably comes from my mind. Does anyone else get this? Is there a solution to stop this ringing, or does anyone have a solution to help sleep better at night by blocking out the noise around me?

    Thank you kindly.
    Someone else please answer. Surely there is a better explanation than the obscure arrangement of words that Norma produced.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, sure you best choose any diverse solution, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should really undergo with it once it has been chosen

  6. QUESTION:
    My ear won’t stop ringing! Can anyone offer a legitimate solution?
    One night, while I was at the gym working out, I was listening to my iPod at a very high volume (max volume). When I left that night and started driving home, I noticed a buzzing drone-type sound in one of my ears. My right ear is fine, but my left ear has been ringing ever since then. It’s been about 4 days now, and I only notice it when I’m in a quiet environment, or the ambiance is still and tranquil. It doesn’t seem severe, and it certainly doesn’t hurt, but it’s daunting when I think about it and I just want it to go away (fear for the unknown). Aside from visiting the doctor and having him/her prescribe me an expensive medication along with having an additional fee for having visited in the first place, a remedy would be appreciated. Something that works…

    Yes, I know. I’ve learned my lesson. I won’t listen to my music as loud anymore, but it won’t be inaudible either because music (rock, metal, etc.) helps me drastically to get that adrenaline rush at the gym!

    • ANSWER:
      Welcome to the lovely World of tinnitus.

      The ringing in your ears is caused by damage to the eardrum. So no amount of expensive medication is going to fix it. Only time.

      If your lucky it will ease after a short while. But this can become permanent, so I suggest that your music be kept at the right volume to get you moving but without being too loud.
      Tinnitus literally drives people insane when it’s permanent.

  7. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a solution for ringing in your ears, it is causing a hearing loss. Please help.?
    Sometimes the ringing fads in and out. I thought it was high blood pressure, but after having it checked and it was normal I need to find a solution. HELLLP

    • ANSWER:
      Have you been exposed to lots of loud noise, like at work or concerts? It can be lots of things, but it might be electrolytes, especially intracellular magnesium depletion- how’s your diet? And any other symptoms?

      Here’s some links for you- good luck!

      http://www.tinnitusformula.com/qtimes/2002/08/magnesium.aspx

      http://www.jacn.org/cgi/reprint/23/6/730S.pdf

      http://www.ctds.info/tinnitus.html

      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/80862/natural_tinnitus_treatments.html

      http://www.puttingitright.com.au/magnesium.htm

  8. QUESTION:
    Can you use ear care solution for a new belly button ring?
    I just got my belly button pierced yesterday. The guy that peirced it didn’t tell me how take care of it.

    • ANSWER:
      i used peroxide and rubbing alchol… only use peroxide if it is infeted.. if you can gets this h2ocean stuff it can be used for more than just belly piercing… it is amazing and if you can ge tthat stuff don’t use anything else…. http://www.h2ocean.com/

  9. QUESTION:
    Ear Ringing Problems?
    After playing drums, me ears start to ring. I know the best solution is to stop playing drums, but are there any other solutions (wearing headphones?)
    is it bad if your ear rings

    • ANSWER:
      I think you may eventually end up with a hearing disoreder or hearing loss. Can you try headphones or earplugs to see if it helps? If the ringing continues and your hearing is compromised…….you may want to check with an ears, nose & throat specialist.

  10. QUESTION:
    Left ear ringing, irritated throat, mild stuffed nose, Yellow/green mucus with 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.
    Can nobody tell me what is going on? all these websites aren’t giving me anything but over priced meds.

    • ANSWER:
      William, your description seems to be that of an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold due to either a virus (most likely) or an early Strep bacteria throat. Please do not put anything in your ear to avoid punching a hole in your ear drum. The wisest thing for you to do is get to a doctor or health clinic for a while-you-wait Rapid Strep Test or throat culture to see if you have a Strep infection which will require a prescription antibiotic. Over 95% chance it will be negative and you need to treat it as a virus-caused cold. When the fluid build-up in your middle ear area goes down, your ear will feel better. Forget the fevers till they reach 104 degrees, quite unlikely.

  11. QUESTION:
    Loud ringing ears – Who knows the solution ?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know
      mine’s been ringing loudly for 6 years now and I get very very tired of it.
      try white noise, and ask your doctor about it. try to keep your stress levels as low as possible

  12. QUESTION:
    Constant ringing ears – Who knows the solution ?

    • ANSWER:

  13. QUESTION:
    Can I use Clarie’s ear piercing Solution to clean my septum ring? ?
    It’s pretty new, I’ve been cleaning it with dial like I”m suppose to, but I just wanted to know if I can use the stuff that they give you at claire’s when you get an ear piercing to help it heal. Can I do that?

    • ANSWER:
      yup. it’s a saline solution, i believe, which is good for your piercing. check to make sure there’s no hydroxide or alcohol in it, as those can irritate your piercing. good luck!

      oh. and SAY NO TO ANY KIND OF OINTMENT, like neosporin. it can clog your pores and extend healing time.

  14. QUESTION:
    can you use claires ear car solution on a lip ring?
    i jst go tmy lip piercing and have 2 bottles of claires ear care. idk if its ok to use it on it or not. i dnt want to use the soap tht they suggest jst for the fact that i dont want to touch it tht much. and i didnt get the H2ocean that they sold at where i got it bec my g-ma for some reason didnt buy it for me. btw i got it at bad boy tattoo and body piercing and they r very clean and very good so i know i wont have a problem with what they did. i jst woul dlike to know if i can use tht solution, and if i cnt thn where can i buy the H2ocean other thn bad boy tattoo bec i am very very far away from that place and cnt jst up and go there. or where can i get the sea salt tht they also suggest to use and how do i mix up that solution and how do i use it. i already have the mouthwash, (crest pro-health alchohol free) that they told me to buy. id jst like to know how to clean the outside and how to move it (btw its a hoop) to clean it without hurting it bec i really dont like causeing myself pain tht i can avoid. and when it comes time whn its finally healed, how do i change it? and what is the best type of ring to buy? plz help :)
    and if u have any extra advice on care id love to know all that i can for this is the 1st lip iercing ive had and i dnt want to screw it up. i have 4 earrings and havnt scrwd thm up so i hope i dnt mess this one up.

    • ANSWER:
      Very salty warm water at least twice a day is best as the chemicals can dry out your skin and may also be harmful if ingested

  15. QUESTION:
    Ringing ear, irritated throat, Yellow/green mucus.. Fever?
    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.
    There is also blood in my Mucus sometimes when it comes up

    • ANSWER:
      Ashley, what you are describing is an ear, nose, and throat infection. The mucus comes from the throat infection. You should never poke in your ears as it may cause the bleeding or worse, rupture the ear drum. What would be best is for you to visit a health clinic or family doctor to get a while-you-wait Rapid Strep Test to be sure you don’t have the potentially dangerous beta-hemolytic Strep bacterial infection which could lead to serious heart or kidney damage, and which, if present, should be rapidly treated with a prescription antibiotic. Good luck. NOW, please go get a throat swab test or culture for bacteria.

  16. QUESTION:
    My right ear is clogged and it is also ringing is there a chance of an ear infection?
    i took the solution to get the wax out of my ears but it does not seem to be working could it be water? Ill have to try that solution too before i go to the doctors just to make sure its not something stupid. Any ideas my ear doesnt hurt its just clogged so i can still hear but not as good and its ringing. Its been like this for 3 days

    • ANSWER:
      More then likely and it is nothing to be embarrassed about, you have a buildup of wax and there is wome water trapped under it.

      If you go to the dr, he will probably take and use a “syringe(not needle) and a whole lot of water will flow into your ear and rinse it out – unclogging that wax and untrapping that water! Do yourself a favor , make an appt tomorrow!

      It alsay happens to me and I cannot take care of it myself.
      I asked what I can do to stop it and he said Nothing- it’s nature and it happens. Once you understand that you will just know to make an appt every time.
      Dont try and use a q’tip it ca push the wax in further and it hurts sooo much wehn that happens.

      I put it off for about 2 weeks at one time and I never realized I was yelling.. until after I went to the dr and realized how GOOD I could hear again, LOL

  17. QUESTION:
    Persistent ear ringing. Any home remedy?
    Hi,

    I have a ringing in my left ear for 10 months now. I had literally all exams and tests done by doctors, including mangetic scan, labyrinth exam, blood tests, major neck veins triplex (ultrasound). I was given medication for vertigo and muscle relaxation. Also had physiotherapy for neck/shoulders to relax the muscles and ease blood flow to head. Nothing worked!!!!
    I was only diagnosed with a vertigo episode the time the ringing started and I was told ringing some times stay, but usually at older folks. I am 29.
    I have the ringing for 10 months now, I am used to it mostly, but some times it is louder and it drives me crazy!!! Any advice, something else I could try or look at for solution?

    Thanks!!
    Unfortunatelly it is not wax on ears. And nothing wrong with my hearing range.
    Tinnitus is a symptom and it’s not curable, the problem is that there seems to be no real reason for the ringing.
    Thanks for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      See, ultimately tinnitus is a nerve problem – related to your auditory nerves.

      As there is hardly any (or no as you yourself know) cure of tinnitus in conventional medicine, many a times, a doctor tries hard to find the fault somewhere else whereas, he and you both know that the problem in all probability is exactly what you see.

      In your case, it definitely looks like tinnitus only and you should do something for that.

      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.

      Herbal and homeopathic remedies can be used for Tinnitus 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!

  18. QUESTION:
    Half-deaf ear, solution?
    While washing my hair, water ran into my ear, normally this isn’t a problem and i feel bubbly stuff inside and it goes away but i didnt feel those bubbles and now that ear is half-deaf and feels awkward with a ringing sound inside. Help? :S

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your local GP. It probably has a lump of wax in it and the water has gotten behind it. The doc will wash it out with a syringe and all will be fine. It doesn’t hurt, either.

  19. QUESTION:
    I have had my ear pierced for nearly a week now and my right ear is fine but my left is still a bit sore?
    it hurts to twist the ear ring and i have been using the cleaning Solution they gave me. i am allergic to gold so i tried silver this time. Is this normal for one to take longer to calm down?

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    Tinitus (ringing in the ear) getting worse?
    I had my ears checked in February. I’ve lost 30% of my hearing over the years and have a very bad ringing. It gives me migraines and seems to be getting worse. Any real solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      Go to your ears nose and throat doctor and get on a antibiotic for 3 months. It helped me for a year but came back. Drives you nuts. i can not remember the name. But it was a long term one low dose.

  21. QUESTION:
    Ear Problem Solution?
    I am having trouble with my left ear.

    I have a slight bit of hearing loss in it and a little ringing, I don’t think it is clogged with wax since I use Q-tips to clean my ears with and I haven’t punctured the eardrum or anything like that anytime I’ve used them. I used to have ear infections when I was a little kid (Eighteen now), but I haven’t felt any pain whatsoever with whatever is going on with me now.

    Its nothing I want to bother going to to doctor with since it doesn’t hurt and I don’t feel sick, but its been going on for a few days now and I have to fly across the country real soon and I don’t want it to suddenly start hurting in the up-in-the-air pressure inside the plane.

    Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be wrong with me or have any solutions or rememdies?

    Just a note: I had over a dozen mosquito bites in the same evening around when my hearing started getting buggy (No pun intended), could this possibly play into it somehow?

    • ANSWER:
      If it is clogged with wax you can take care of that at home. Go get one of those baby nose blue bulb syringes. Fill it with warm (not too hot but you want it pretty warm) water, squirt the water GENTLY into your ear. Lay on your side for a while 5 minutes or so and left the wax soften, then see if you can’t squirt water a little more forcefully and get the wax out. If that doesn’t get it out, go to the doctor. They can get it out in just a few minutes pretty easily.

  22. QUESTION:
    What are the best (and least visible) ear plugs for loud concerts?
    I have been to a lot of loud concerts and have experienced ringing in my ears after these concerts. From what I hear, this ringing is not a very good sign and should be avoided. The simple solution would be for me to go out and buy some cheap ear plugs. However, I am young and if possible would prefer to not look like some paranoid old man wearing big ugly ear plugs. So does anyone know of a good pair of ear plugs, maybe clear or small ones and designed specifically for concerts, that could fit my purpose? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Usuially you can find flesh coloured ones. I’ve never seen clear one’s but I have seen silicone one’s but they get really gross and sticky after a while.
      There are some clear plastic ones that are for swimming but I doubt they would keep the sound away.
      Good luck.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can I stop the ringing in my ears?
    For the past few months I have been experiencing a terribly annoying, ringing sound in my ears. I’ve tried multiple prescriptions, and I’m afraid my next step is the operating room if I can’t find relief soon. I would hate to have to undergo surgery if there was another solution. Please help, this ringing just won’t stop.

    • ANSWER:
      Franklin, I dealt with this ringing sound, or tinnitus, for 4 years. While I had only a mild form, it was nearly completely debilitating. I can really feel your pain, which is why I’m so pleased to be able to offer you actual advice. I cured my ringing ears with an online program available here ( http://www.bit.ly/6Hnyu ). Their method involves 3 easy steps that are guaranteed to work for everyone. I was feeling relief within days, and was tinnitus free by the end of the week. This program was really worth the money, and I hope it works as well for you. Best of luck! Now go answer that phone! Lol :)

  24. QUESTION:
    A firework went of by my ear and it won’t stop ringing?
    Should I wait 24 hours or is there any solution to my problem?
    It kind of hurts now and my hearing is a little impaired.

    • ANSWER:
      There’s nothing you can do, and it will go away soon. I’d wait at least 2-3days for it to go away before seeing a doctor. Try to avoid a lot of loud noises in the meantime, since your ear is already damaged, further insult could lead to permanent hearing loss. It sound like this wasn’t something you planned, but make sure you wear ear protection when you’re that close to fireworks again. Good luck!

  25. QUESTION:
    Both of my ears are clogged and ringing: Solutions?
    One of my ears doesn’t really have a lot of wax and the other one does. The problem is that the both of them are ringing and been clogged. I want a simple solution to help get rid of the wax out of my ears without damaging them or causing some type of infection. I’ve looked online and I’ve noticed that Hydrogen Peroxide may work or even Vinegar. Is there any other quick solutions that I could use? I really want my ears to stop feeling so clogged. I don’t have any sinuses or anything similar. I’m a bit hesitant on using those two items but I don’t know. What do you guys suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      There are products out there for ear wax removal that contain carbamide peroxide and glycerin. While not FDA approved I have heard good things about them. It will help soften the cerumen “ear wax” so that it is easily removed. If you find that it has severely affected your hearing then I would contact your physician so that he can assist you.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I take off Stud ear ring?
    I got my ear pierced 6 weeks ago and i want to put a different one in. but i cant get this one out, ive been pulling on it for almost an hour. i tried twisting it and putting a solution on it but its not working.

    • ANSWER:

  27. 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

  28. QUESTION:
    Is this normal after having ears pierced?
    We had our daughters ears pierced last week exactly. She is 9 months old and we are cleaning them with salt water mixture and the ear cleaning solution that came with the ear rings. We clean them 2 times a day and turn them 2 times a day. They are still a little red and one has some discharge on the backing of the earring, it is not much but it is not hardened either. Is this normal? Is there anything else I should do to help them not get infected?
    Oh, another question…how long should this continue to happen? The redness…They are not bothering her!

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it’s normal. And you do not need to be turning the jewelry at all. Her ears will not “heal over” the jewelry or anything that people have told you.

  29. QUESTION:
    Routine call, shots fired, now a ringing ear.?
    I was doing a routine call when he got out of the car with a gun, shot dont know how many times, i shot twice with a 45. left ear is now rining, going to doc in two days….any home solutions?

    • ANSWER:
      Good idea going to a doc. You’ve probably got something called post-traumatic tinnitus.

      Tinnitus is a fancy word for ringing in the ears. It’s caused by the nerve cells in the ears firing off like crazy (kinda like a seizure in the brain, the brain cells fire off like crazy), and you hear a high pitched noise.

  30. QUESTION:
    Ear lobe piercings feeling lumpy, but don’t seem infected?
    I got my ears pierced four times (two on each lobe) back in October, two of which were re-peircings from about 3 years prior. I kept them in for the full six weeks, and now only take them out once a week for about two to four hours to play soccer. Before putting them back in, I clean the ear rings and my ears with the ear-cleaning solution.

    They feel lumpy, like that tube you normally feel when you have your ears pierced and roll them in your fingers, but it just feels bigger (more swollen maybe) than I was used to when they were pierced earlier in my life. They don’t look infected, only puss a very light yellow/white colour if I squeeze them, but this doesn’t usually happen. They don’t bleed, generally don’t hurt except for the occasional stick when the ear ring is caught on something or going in the wrong way. The usual.

    Also, I’ve noticed that the backs of my ears are sort of indented, as if the back of the ear ring were on very tight and causing an imprint in my ear, however I am using the same ear rings that they used to pierce my ears, and they are not tight whatsoever.

    So what the heck is going on? Are they just really fat tubes because I got two piercings at once??

    Thank you!

    -Ellen

    • ANSWER:
      Getting two piercings at once will cause them to swell more and by now you should either change from the original earrings or at least the backs of them. The bumps you feel are just the residue left over from when they were pierced over time all of this shall go down. Just know that in reality it takes 1 year or more (depends on the people since all are different) for holes to completely heal

  31. QUESTION:
    Whats some ear cleaner (like for ear rings) ? I need help!?
    Ok i got my ears peirced along time ago and I dont have any of the ear cleaner solution that the place gave me where i got them peirced. SO i went back up to the store where i had got it last time and it turns out they went out of business lol. SO where can I get ear cleaner soultion for ear rings like at walmart and etc.? Any natural stuff I can use? Any specc. brands?? Plz an thanks for all ur help!

    • ANSWER:
      theres not a lot out there but the stuff at claires stuff work just fine and its cheap!

  32. QUESTION:
    what to do after ear piercing?
    i got it done today but i’m not clear on whether when i clean it, do i take the ear ring out then after cleaning put it back in again? or do i just put my ear in salt water solution for 10 min with piercing in??????

    • ANSWER:
      you leave it in! soak your ear in sea salt water (which sould taste like tears) for 10-15 minutes then rinse it, and wash it twice a day with dial soap. always leave the ring in for atleast a month.

  33. QUESTION:
    how to stop ringing ears?
    how to stop ringing ears is there any could give alternative solution to stop ringing ears ?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, you dont have to worry about it, there is an alternative solution to stop ringing ears, and its 100% save. You Should check it out !

  34. QUESTION:
    ear lobe piercing infection solutions?
    hi i pierced my 2nd holes on both my ears by myself and they were fine for like a month until i changed the ear rings and now they’re both infected. i took the ear rings out and now i need to now how to clean the infections? Any solutions besides the sea salt solution? And should i let them scar over and repierce them or should i put the ear rings back in?

    • ANSWER:
      Below is a website that are professional piercers and it will answer any piercing questions you will ever have.

      http://www.piercingu.com/

      GOOD LUCK!

  35. QUESTION:
    Clogged Left Ear/No Pain or Ringing?
    Since Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, My left ear has been clogged.
    I visited a Doctor on Monday for a completely different reason, Then I told them about my ear.
    They checked and Found that their was no wax, They also did a hearing test which turned out to be normal.

    To be more descriptive, There isn’t any pain. I can still hear. No ringing The only thing is the balance fills off.

    Any suggestions?
    Possibly Diagnosis/Cure~Solutions?
    Length of time?

    Please, Leave input.

    • ANSWER:
      I had this same problem–find you an herb shop or health food store, even some pharmacies will carry them–they are called indian ear cones or ear candles!!! Looks scary but works GREAT!!!

  36. QUESTION:
    I’m 14 and have a ringing in my ear whenever there’s silence..Why? How can i make it go away?? Tinnitus.?
    When ever its silent, like for example when im sitting in my room alone reading, or trying to go to sleep, i hear this constant ringing in my left ear. it feels like i hear it in my left ear, but when i block it the noise doesnt cease, and it feels like im hearing the noise in my head. Sometimes my left ear hurts too, for example i cant hear the ringing now, but i heard it earlier when i was reading and it was silent, and now the inside of my ear is sort of aching a little..
    i was trying to sleep last night and it was awful, this low, ringing constantly in my ear..! I checked up about it and read about tinnitus? Could it be Tinnitus? Im only 14 years old.

    IMPORTANT: It only started 2 days ago, before that i was absolutely normal and fine. I have a cold at the moment and a throat infection, could this be the reason of the ringing..? Will it go away soon?

    And if not, does anybody know of any solutions? its annoying me so much i dont want to live the rest of my life with this ringing! Please any ways to make it go away??!
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Okay, it seems like it is caused by your cold.

      This kind of thing is usually caused by inner ear blockage. It can sometimes be ‘popped’ like you do when you get off a plane after a flight:

      Hold nose, close mouth, and ‘blow’ hard -it may pop your ear back to normal in an instant. Although, you may want to wait until your cold has gone, or it will feel awful :)

      I know what you mean though, it’s like a sound but not a sound. You can cover your ear and the sound still feels like it’s coming from inside your head.

      It doesn’t come and go – it’s there all the time, it’s just that you notice it more when there is silence.

      Don’t worry Naz, this shouldn’t be permanent. :)

      Take care!

  37. QUESTION:
    Just got my ear’s pierced – one question…?
    I got my ear’s pierced today about 5ish hours ago
    should i start to use tht cleaning solution on my ears and rotate the ear ring’s or is that too early to start doing???
    please help
    thnx

    • ANSWER:
      When i got my ears pierced, i was told to put the cleaning solution on every night before i go to bed and every morning when i wake up:)

  38. 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:

  39. QUESTION:
    Constant ear rinnging?
    I have had this constant ear ringing for about 2 months now, that started when I moved out of my parent’s house, and won’t go into all the details but I don’t think it’s Tinnitus. What I do think though is that it is a combination of stress and clinching and grinding my teeth at night. Are these possible causes and if so will a night guard be a solution?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    can I use hydrogen Peroxide or diluted one to treat my ear infection, even my ear drum ruptured?
    When went to urgent care in San Francisco General Hospital for my ear infection, a nurse there used very warm solution to wash my ear, then I felt a sharp pain, then I hear ringing, later Dr. told me they ruptured my ear drum. I was using two kinds of antibiotics, but did not work, Can I use Hydrogen Peroxide or 1:1 with water to treat my ear infection, if yes, then what is the vest way? thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If your eardrum is ruptured you do NOT want to put any liquid in your ear. For starters, you’ll probably get dizzy/vertigo, and you can do serious damage to your middle ear and quite possibly become permanently deaf.
      A homeopathic doctor can cure the cause of your ear infection and give you something to help heal your eardrum.
      If you have taken antibiotics you need to take probiotics to replace the good intestinal flora (antibiotics kill bad bacteria, but they also kill the ones that maintain your immune system — 80% of which is in your gut).

  41. 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    Is it ok to use the solution for freshly pierced ears on my new belly button piercing?
    The solution im talking about is what comes in a kit when you 1st get your ears pierced… is that ok to use on my new belly ring? If not what should I use?

    • ANSWER:
      No, definitely not. That stuff is complete rubbish and contains harsh chemicals which will strip away the good bacteria needed to fight infection as well as any bad bacteria.

      You need to only use sea salt soaks. Buy some sea salt from any supermarket, it’s quite cheap. Table salt will do absolutely nothing.

      Mix 1/4 of a teaspoon of sea salt with a mug of kettle boiled water. Leave it to cool a little so it’s warm but won’t burn you and soak the piercing in the solution until it cools. Navels are tricky for this so some recommend pouring some of the solution in to a shot glass or soaking some tissue and holding it over the piercing. The heat of the solution will help to draw out any nasty bacteria.
      Rinse away any excess salt afterwards with some fresh water.

      Do this twice a day for the first month or so after being pierced, then cut down to once a day.

      Do NOT twist the jewellery, this is completely unnecessary and does nothing but irritate the piercing and potentially cause scar tissue. Twisting the jewellery is an old wives tale from the Claire’s Accessories dark ages and should not be practised.

      In future make sure you stay away from places that pierce with guns, please read this guide for more information http://bodypoetry.co.uk/gun.htm

  43. QUESTION:
    Is my ear cartilage going to get infected after I changed it right away?
    I got my ear cartilage pierced 3 days ago and I changed the ring I got it pierced with (professionally with a needle) to a surgical steel nose stud, because I wanted it to be a tiny stud in my ear. I have been cleaning it 5 times a day with Dial antibacterial soap and saline solution. It’s sore, but it’s not oozing or bleeding. Will my piercing heal or should I take it out?

    • ANSWER:
      You are cleaning it too much! You will also clean away the cells forming that your body need to heal the area. Ear cartilage stays sore longer than any other piercing, so thats normal. I would clean it twice a day with a sea salt/ water mixture. One table spoon to 8 ounces of water. And clean w/ you antibacterial soap once a day when in the shower.
      It will be fine and in about 4-6weeks will no longer be sore.

  44. QUESTION:
    Ears Ringing? What is the cause?
    Hello.
    My dad always complains that his ears ring but you know men their to chicken to go to the doctor! So I was wondering if any of you knew of a solution or a cause?
    Please let me know!
    Thank-you!! :D

    • ANSWER:
      Sometimes simply taking any type of medicines can cause this problem. This includes asperins, other pain meds and once they are stopped for awhile the ear ringing can cease. Hope this helps.

  45. QUESTION:
    how do you get rid of ear keloids?
    i got my helia (part of cartilege that wraps around to the front, above the tragus) pierced a week before thanksgiving & i got a keloid on the hole about a month ago. ive been cleaning it & soaking my ear in the salt water solution every now & then & it seems to be getting a little smaller but is there anything else i can do to make it go away completely?

    & how long do you need to wait after a helia piercing to change the ring?

    • ANSWER:
      Sea Salt Soaks are best
      mix 8oz hot-warm water with 1/4 tsp sea salt
      dip a cotton ball in it and apply it to your piercing on both sides for 5-10 mins. 2 time daily

      It’s should start to go down in a week

  46. QUESTION:
    ringing in ears cure ?
    Is there a solution to cure ringing in the ears ?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have fluid in your ears. Try an OTC decongestant or call your doctor and ask his/her opinion about a prescription decongestant. My doctor (I also worked for him before I had my baby) always prescribed Prolex PD for ringing in the ears.

  47. QUESTION:
    Ear Piercing Help me PLSZ xx?
    i got my first piercing on my ears
    done at claire’s and i was supposed to take the ear ring out after 6 weeks
    i took it ou this morning and replaced it with some pearls then 10 minits ago the earing came out and i got this lump in my ear.
    I was so scared thinking it was the earing when i found the earing on the floor. the hole almost closed but i managed to put the original ear-ring back in .there was a little blood. but i cleaned the ear with a after care solution i got from claire’s, WHAT DO I DO?? scared =S. x
    Thankyou o much people xx
    Thankyou so much people xx

    • ANSWER:
      That ear care solution doesn’t really do much. Try cleaning it with 8 ounces of warm distilled or bottled water mixed with 1/4 tsp of sea salt. It’s probably an abscess, which is what happened with my cartilage piercing. It’s basically just a pus bubble. (Gross, I know). But just try cleaning it with that. And make sure your pearl earrings are either nickel free or 14K gold, or something that isn’t supposed to cause reactions. You could be allergic to the type of metal that those earrings are made of. You’ll be okay sweetie.

  48. QUESTION:
    Do you know of any treatment or cure for Tinnitus that is continuos ringing noice in ears?
    Western medicine/surgery has no solution for continous noice inside the ears, day and night. They say this ( tinnitus) has to be lived with!

    • ANSWER:
      As someone suggested T-Gone, let me explain what that mini site is all about: http://www.t-gone.com/

      Ignore it! It is only a way for making money. Once you give them your email address, they will bombard you with emails until you buy this product. Be careful and make more research.

      Alternative Treatments
      Some people have taken minerals such as magnesium or zinc, herbal preparations such as Ginkgo biloba, homeopathic remedies, or B vitamins for their tinnitus and found them to be helpful. Others have experienced tinnitus relief with acupuncture, cranio-sacral therapy, magnets, hyperbaric oxygen, or hypnosis. A few of these therapies have been researched in an attempt to verify the anecdotal claims. But the results have not conclusively identified these treatments as helpful for tinnitus. Your doctor might give you clearance to try them for tinnitus anyway given that they generally carry little risk to health and some people find them helpful.

      Amplification (Hearing Aids)
      Some tinnitus patients with hearing loss experience total or partial tinnitus relief while wearing hearing aids. There are many variables that determine success. However, if a patient has a hearing loss in the frequency range of the tinnitus, hearing aids may bring back in the ambient sounds that naturally cover the tinnitus.

      Biofeedback
      Biofeedback is a relaxation technique that teaches people to control certain autonomic body functions, such as pulse, muscle tension, and skin temperature. The goal of biofeedback is to help people manage stress in their lives not by reducing the stress but by changing the body’s reaction to it. Many people notice a reduction in their tinnitus when they are able to modify their reaction to the stress in their lives.

      Cochlear Implants/Electrical Stimulation
      A cochlear implant has two components: 1) an electrode array that is threaded into the cochlea, and 2) a receiver that is implanted just beneath the skin behind the ear. The electrode array sends electrical sound signals from the ear to the brain. Because electrode implantation destroys whatever healthy hair cells were left inside the cochlea, these implants are prescribed to deaf or near-deaf patients only. In one study, half of those who had tinnitus before their cochlear implants experienced tinnitus relief after their cochlear implants.

      Why do cochlear implants help tinnitus? There are two possible reasons: 1) The tinnitus might be masked by the ambient sounds that these devices bring back in. 2) The tinnitus might be suppressed by the electrical stimulation sent through the auditory nerve by the implant. Some forms of electrical stimulation to the ear can stop tinnitus briefly.

      Cognitive Therapy
      Cognitive therapy is a type of counseling that is based on treating a patient’s emotional reaction to tinnitus rather than the tinnitus itself. To accomplish this desired change in perception, a counselor will help the patient identify negative behaviors and thought patterns, then alter them. Counseling programs are individually designed for patients and are most effective when coupled with other tinnitus treatments, such as masking or medication.

      Drug Therapy
      Many drugs have been researched and used to relieve tinnitus, but there is not a drug that has been designed specifically to treat tinnitus. Some drugs that have been studied include anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax, antidepressants like nortriptyline, antihistamines, anticonvulsants like gabapentin, and even anesthetics like lidocaine. All successfully quieted tinnitus for some people.

      The American Tinnitus Association cannot recommend which treatment, drug or otherwise, is right for you. This is for you and your healthcare provider to determine. Remember to talk to your provider about side effects and about other medications you currently take. Because side effects can happen with any drug or drug combination, patients have to decide for themselves if an undesirable side effect is worth the trade off of tinnitus relief.

      Many people ask why pharmaceutical companies aren’t actively researching a drug designed specifically for tinnitus. Partly, this is because of the cost-prohibitive nature of prescription drug development. A report in the December 2003 Wall Street Journal reported that large pharmaceutical companies spend an average of .7 billion to develop a new drug therapy. This price tag includes the creation of the drug, testing, approval from the Food and Drug Administration, and marketing.

      Creating new drugs involves a certain level of failure. Only about one out of eight drugs tested on animals actually make it to the consumer market.

      On a related topic, some drugs can actually include tinnitus as a side effect. Read more here.

      Sound Therapy
      Various treatment strategies use sound to decrease the loudness or prominence of tinnitus. Sound therapies include both wearable (hearing aid-like devices) and non-wearable devices (such as table-top sound machines or even a whirring fan). Often, sound is used to completely or partially cover the tinnitus. Some people refer to this covering of sound as masking. Sound therapies should always be combined with counseling.

      TMJ Treatment
      Tinnitus can be a symptom of a jaw joint (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ) dysfunction. This can happen because muscles and nerves in the jaw are closely connected to those in the ear and, under the right circumstances, can interfere with the ear’s nerves. Dental treatment or bite realignment can help relieve TMJ pain and associated tinnitus. See your dentist if you think you have this problem.

  49. 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!

  50. QUESTION:
    Daughters ear piercing problems ?
    My 6 yr old daughter, had her ears pierced on 27th July. She returned to school, in Sept, 6+ weeks later, and we had to remove them for PE. Afterwards the earrings were difficult to put in, and after leaving them out for 2 days, my mistake, they wouldn’t go back in. We used a needle to open the hole, encourage them back in, which wasn’t nice, I know I shouldn’t have. After this we left them in, for 2 -3 weeks, cleaning and turning them regularly. I have been going into school taking them out and then putting them back in within 1-2 hrs, which was ok. This week we left them out for 5hrs on Wed, and got them in, but found it very difficult. As you can guess my daughter is obviously very nervous, and is getting quite mard about it.Her ears look very clean, and they turn well when in. I am so nervous, and starting to dread PE days Mon, Wed and Fri. What does anyone suggest. I clean them with cleaning solution, and regularly use sea salt solution too. We cant get her original ear rings in as they are too thick, I dint know whether this will cause any problems. All my husband keeps saying is leave them out, but we have gone this far, and I want to try to keep them in for her.
    HELP……… Karen

    • ANSWER:
      Bad decision on your part. Number one, you shouldn’t have taken them out in the first place, especially for PE. You should notify the school board. No school has the right to make your 6 year old take out her studs. Her holes are to small now and since you keep messing with them, even though you clean them, they are at a high risk for infection. Take them out and leave them out until they fully heal.When I had my ears pierced for the first time, I was 7. Lets just say that I had to let my ears close up 4 times and finally on the 5th time getting my ears done, I was 13, my mom finally let me keep them in. She did the same thing you are doing to your daughter. Now I have so many little holes in my ears, it looks bad. Keep out your daughters earrings until YOU are responsible to keep them in.


Ear Ringing Sound

Written By: admin - May• 06•12

Ayurvedic Remedy For Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a condition wherein a person hears unusual buzzing, or whistling type of sounds either in a single ear or in both the ears. This sound may be irritating and frustrating sometimes. Tinnitus is not an illness. It is a symptom of many medical conditions like ear injury, circulatory problem, or age-related hearing loss. It can be cured through natural treatments.

Many natural herbs have show marked improvements to cure tinnitus. To get effective results, use herbs that would stimulate circulation in your nutritional diet. Some of the herbs are as follows.

1. Ginkgo Biloba: This herb works to minimize the distress of tinnitus. Ginkgo increases the flow of blood to the brain. To get effective results, take enough ginkgo everyday.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Ringing sound in ear when you close them tight with finger ?
    Hi does anyone have this ? When I close my ears with my finger and listen, i hear a high pitch hissing… much like when its ringing continuously. its only in one ear. I ask my both niece and they both have that and in a ear too.. the sound is like a far distant cricket but its unbroken… and soft and high pitched. s this common? can you guys try and let me know? I am worried.

    • ANSWER:
      It is called tinnitus http://www.medicinenet.com/tinnitus/article.htm

      There are several things that can cause it, but for many people there is no treatment, other than learning coping mechanisms to deal with the times when the ringing is particularly bad. I’ve had it bad enough at times where it made it hard to sleep.

  2. QUESTION:
    when you have ear ringing, can the sound of the ear ringing itself hurt your ears?
    i have ringing in my right ear, and im wonderind if that constant ring can cause damage, just like a hihgh pitched sound would, or is the ringing just an illusion of sorts(your eardrum isnt actually picking up or making any sound, you just hear it) beacuase im wondering if its actual sound, or an illusion sent to your brain from your cochlea

    • ANSWER:
      Yep – What Calli said is pretty much correct. Another way to put it is that the damage is already done, at the nerve level. There isn’t actually any real sound causing the ringing sensation, so it can’t cause further damage.

      One important thing to watch out for – since there has already been some injury to the cilia and nerves, it’ll be easier for loud noises to cause more damage. If you like loud music, use firearms or work in a very noisy environment you’d be smart to start wearing something like those foam or soft rubber ear plugs. You can find them in Walgreen’s, WalMart or almost any pharmacy. I’m not kidding. I learned the hard way.

  3. QUESTION:
    What is that ringing sound in my ear every now and then?
    It doesn’t happen a lot but i hear a ringing sound in my ears sometimes. I probably hear it once every few months. It’s like a high pitched ringing sound. It’s like a one long continuous single tone. Any one know what that is?

    • ANSWER:
      Inflammation of the ear causes ringing sound you hear even apparently nothing is there.
      YOu better go to Ear Nose And Throat specialist before it get worst.

  4. QUESTION:
    I hear ringing sound in one of my ear continuously due to slap that ruptured my eardrum .How can it be cured?
    My ear drum was ruptured due to hurt by slap in one of my ear.
    I am constantly hearing ringing sound in my ears even after 8 months this hurt happened.Did it be cured.What will be the remedy?

    • ANSWER:
      Try real hard not to get slapped again…that might help

  5. QUESTION:
    Really weird ringing sound I get in my ear?
    So it’s really weird I sometimes get a high ringing sound in my ear for a few seconds and then it goes away and then comes back either a different day or later the same day. Should I be concerned or is it nothing to worry about?

    • ANSWER:
      Same thing happens to me. I’m not worried because it is never continuous, but if it is I would take it seriously and see a doctor. It happens to me when I bend my neck in a certain fashion. Maybe it’s my spine? I don’t know. I regularly get random ringings also, but it never bothers me. I think that it is just genetic. I have a brief history of ear problems early in my life. Maybe those problems contributed to my present problem. Other than that, I’m clueless.

  6. QUESTION:
    How do i increase the sound of my motorla v3i not the ringing sound but the ear sound it is to low help please?

    • ANSWER:

  7. QUESTION:
    I get a ringing sound in my ear’s every now and again?
    Every now and again i’l get a ringing sound in my ear, Normaly just one ear, For people who play console games it sounds Like a flas/stun grenade going off then the sound you get after.

    It feels weird for a while then the sound goes, What is it?
    Why does it happen?

    • ANSWER:
      I’m thinking of you….ha!

      Could be onset of tinnitus from loud music and high frequencies, riding motorcycles can do the same as music with wind pressure and noise, could just be pressure changes in atmosphere around you.

      It’s probably nothing….it’s the voices you want to be concerned about.

      If it keeps up you may want to get a hearing test and ear check up.

  8. QUESTION:
    There is a ringing sound in my ear?
    First it was that everything went dull, next there was pain in my ears. i thought it was wax buildup but apparently not. then i tried to use Q tips and it didnt help at all. my mom is away and is coming back in a week. and my dad does not know how to take care of a child. im 15 and i need help. what should i do? Now theres a freaking ringing sound in my ears. HELP ME.
    I have been listening to loud music for a period of time. but i stopped after my ipod stopped working
    and this sound is freaking clawing at me. it is not letting me do anything. i cant even play xbox live.
    i can barely hear out of my left ear.
    am i going to be deaf?
    is this permanent?
    and my dad just said to keep taking these anti biotic pills.
    but i dont think thatll do anything.
    guys, im freaking sketching out.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be Tinnitus. See your doctor.

  9. QUESTION:
    Whats that high pitch ringing sound you randomly get in your ear?
    im looking for the real explanation, you know how sometimes youll just be sitting there and then all the sudden your ear will start ringing, what the hell is that and why?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s called tinnitus.

      Tinnitus is treatable and can be cured.

      I’m sure if you talk to your doctor he can find some solutions for you.

      The solutions range as severe as gamma-knife surgery to simple stimulation (music therapy).

      If this is just an isolated case of tinnitus, then don’t worry. However, if it is chronic you might want to get with a doctor. By the way, check out the link below.

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

  10. QUESTION:
    Why do i always hear a ringing sound in my ear?
    Ok so i got a cold 4 days ago and i still have it…just 2 days ago i started hearing constant ringing in my ears and it’s kind of stopping me from sleeping.What is it and what should i do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you take any medications? some medications can cause side effects called Tinnitus… A constant buzzing of the ears due to a side effects of certain medicatons. Try to review the medications you took on a drug handbook.

  11. QUESTION:
    A constant humming/ringing sound in my ear for days!?
    I have a constant humming/ringing sound in my right ear and it’s been like that for 3 days now!
    When I talk my right ear kind of echoes my voice in my head.
    When I shut my ears with my finger and un-shut it, it stops for like 4 seconds and then starts ringing again!
    Does anyone know what it is or how to stop it?

    • ANSWER:
      You probably have an inner ear infection. You should go to a doctor and have it checked out.

  12. QUESTION:
    I have a constant ringing sound in my right ear, what is it?
    This only happened to me once before, last week i had a ringing sound in my ear and it went away. Today, i have a ringing sound since last evening. U don’t think it is anything serious do you? What is it? Only serious answers. Thanks!:)

    • ANSWER:
      this happend to me as well….there is stuff you can buy at the store that will specifically work on the ringing. probably you have some ear wax in your inner ear and by cleaning that out it will probably fix the problem. There are drops you can get over the counter that break up the wax and make it very easy to take care of.

  13. QUESTION:
    What’s it mean when one ear is kind of ringing and (it sound’s like crickets in your ear sound) ?
    How can I make the sound stop?

    • ANSWER:
      this is called tinnitus. it’s annoying, but there really isn’t anything you can do about it. if it’s happening often enough that it’s worrying you, you might want to see a doctor.

  14. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when your left ear rings/makes a ringing sound for like one second?
    does that mean someone is talking good about me
    no not all the time only when i yell alot … thats it it only happens some what

    • ANSWER:
      No, it means you could have tinnitus. Most people experience this, but if it happens all the time, you could have serious ear damage and possible future hearing loss.

  15. QUESTION:
    what does that mean if I hear a weird ringing sound in my ear?
    it kind of just happened again. there is no ringing going on around me… but then randomly i hear ringing going on.. wtf is that?? wtf is going on in my ear/brain?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey wassup bro, I had the SAME question before.. and everytime i ask people look at me wierd.. but i hear its cuz your hearing cell is dying.. BUUT just for you man i just looked it up and came upon this site. check it out cuz its actually WAAY more than i expected.. and some people actually hear other sounds besides ringing (which is kinda surprising)

      http://tinnitus0.blogspot.com/2008/12/medical-reasons-for-ringing-in-ears.html

  16. QUESTION:
    i have an annoying ringing sound in my ear its been 6 months?
    hay every1 about 6 months ago i had 2 ear infections and from having them i now have an extremely annoying ringing noise in my ear. when i go to sleep at night its quite loud and annoying my hearing is good but i just dont understand what this is? anyone know?

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is an actual medical condition. Causes can range from wax build up to over exposure to loud noises among others. For some the condition is so severe as to be maddening. The late actor Tony Randall (The neat freak from the Odd Couple) ) suffered from it and publicly spoke of how it effected his life.
      Since he suffered, much more information is available and relief can be found from home drugs as simple as aspirin to other prescription drugs. Go to the doctor. Finding the cause is key to the treatment. It does not usually just go away on it’s own. I will include a link that you may find helpful.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/ringing_in_ears/symptoms.htm

  17. QUESTION:
    What is this ringing sound coming from my dog’s ear?
    There is a ringing sound coming from my dog’s left ear only. He’s a 3 year old English Bull Terrier. Could someone verify whether I should be worried about this?
    3 year old English Bull Terrier with a ringing sound coming from his left ear?! Should I be worried?

    * The noise is there, I’ve had other people listen and confirm it’s there *

    Taking him to the vet tomorrow but though maybe I could find out before :)

    • ANSWER:
      I found my missing hearing aid in BOO’s poo !

  18. QUESTION:
    My sister has been hearing a ringing sound in her ear for two days now, will she be alright?
    First I should point out my sister is always on her ear phones listening to loud music, lately she has been complaining that she’s hearing a ringing sound in her right ear. It has been two days now it won’t stop, we are worried, what if its permanent. She’s going to the hospital soon, I just wanted to know if there are people who have experienced this or know what it is, will she be alright?

    • ANSWER:
      Might be tinitus. It comes and goes.

  19. QUESTION:
    My dog has a ringing sound coming from HIS ear, why?
    I don’t know why, but my bf decided to put his ear up to my dogs ear and my bf could hear a ringing sound. I then listened and could hear the sound also. We then both listened to our other dog’s ear and there was NO ringing sound. We moved to a quiet room, and we could still hear the ringing in one of our dogs ear, and not the other dog’s ear. Our body positions were the same while listening to both of the dogs ears, and the dogs were both sitting upright, does anyone know why this is happening?

    • ANSWER:
      A book on canine/feline neurology has some information on this rare condition, called otoacoustic emission (OAE). With OAE it appears some hair-like structures inside the ear, usually functioning for hearing, are vibrating and producing this ringing sound. It’s all still a bit of a mystery, but it doesn’t seem to be a health problem for the affected animal.

  20. QUESTION:
    I have a ringing sound in my ear?
    so me and my friends figured out that if you take an EMPTY bb gun, pump it and cock it. then put it up near someones ear it hurts like a bitch because of the noise. one of my friends got the barrell right in my ear and i had this really bad ringing in my ear for like a minute then it mostly went away. now after a couple hours every sound is muffled and there is a slight ringning, will this go away soon?

    • ANSWER:

  21. QUESTION:
    I have an annoying ringing sound in my ear all day?
    Ive had an annoying ringing sound in my ear all day and im wondering has anyone else experienced this
    I went out to a night club last night and got really drunk
    Is it to do with the drink and will it be gone over night

    • ANSWER:
      This is from the loud noise you experienced being in a club. The drink has nothing to do with it. When some noise induced hearing loss occurs, your brain starts producing this sensation of sound called tinnitus. Before it stays around too long, you need to start a personalized sound therapy.

      My dad had tinnitus from being in the military and getting exposed to gunshots. He used the personalized sound therapy system that was developed by ear nose and throat physicians at University of California at Irvine (http://www.beyondtinnitus.com). It took a few months, but he has had significant relief and can’t hear it anymore.

      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. Other so-called sound therapy systems will give you some music CD’s which are used for everyone.

      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.

  22. QUESTION:
    a light ringing sound in my ear?
    sometimes i hear a light ringing sound in my right ear, should i go to a doctor or is it fine?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you need to go to a doctor. Tinnitus, ringing in your years, can be a cause of many things and some are serious while some are not.
      But you need to be evaluated.

  23. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know why sometimes in my ear there is a ringing sound?
    I went to the doctor and she said its an infection. I took pills that she gave but they didnt help. The pharmacist gave me ear drops but the ear drops wont go in.

    • ANSWER:
      Might be symptoms of a condition called tinitis. Go and see an ear doctor and have them recommend a tinitis specialist.

  24. QUESTION:
    ear ringing and blocking sound?
    wen i was washing my hair, water got in my hair then it got stuck and blocked ear drum and its been bout a month, i did go to doctors and he gave me this ear drop that i used for a week and stopped. Ear can hear only alil better now but has non stop ringing sounds. I did try to pick out the wax, did i damage my ear?

    • ANSWER:
      it must be a tinnitus symptom. you don’t have to see the doctor dealing with this thing. there are many sites related to curing ear ringing by various treatment.

  25. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you fet a sudden ringing sound in your ear?

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.ata.org/

      http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=20474 :
      Ringing in the ears: Medically called tinnitus, this can arise in any of “the four sections of the ear” — the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the brain — and can be due to many causes including ear infections, fluid in the ears, Meniere syndrome (the combination of tinnitus and deafness), some medications such as aspirin and other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), aging, and ear trauma (such as from the noise of planes, firearms, or loud music). In rare situations, tinnitus may also be due to an aneurysm or an acoustic neuroma (a benign tumor on the acoustic nerve). Woodwind players are more likely to experience tinnitus than other orchestral players, probably because they usually sit just in front of the brass. If tinnitus persists or its cause is unknown, a hearing test (audiogram) should be done. Measures can be taken to lessen the intensity of tinnitus or to mask it.

  26. QUESTION:
    For 5 days my left ear has a muffled sound, popping and ringing. It doesnt hurt but I am worried and need to k?
    I can still hear out of my left ear just sounds like a cotton ball is in it. The ringing is almost constant and the popping happens when I swallow and yawn. It does not hurt but am wondering what is wrong. Thanks to anyone that can help me.

    • ANSWER:
      Ear infection!!
      I get them all the time!! Go to your doctors, its nothing to worry about. What ever you do dont stick cotton buds down your ear, i always do .. it always makes it worse!! Lol

  27. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of the constant ringing sound in my right ear?
    3 days ago I developed a cold (fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, stuffy nose). I always seem to have trouble with my ears whenever I get a cold. They always get plugged until the cold goes away. Last night, my ear was plugged as usual, but was extremely painful. More so than when I had an ear infection 4 years ago. I woke up last night with my right ear ringing, and it has been ringing ever since (approximately 20 hours).

    The pain has gone away, and it feels as if my ear is no longer plugged, but at the same time, I’m having the same trouble hearing as if it was plugged. Everything has a “muffled” sound in that ear, and it feels almost as if water is trapped in my ear, even though it is not. Any ideas what could be causing the constant ringing? I do plan on seeing a doctor tomorrow if necessary.

    Other notes: I am a 19 year old male, who is otherwise healthy, and has been taking Advil for the first time, to combat the fever I was stricken with.

    • ANSWER:
      You likely have Tinnitus. It is not a serious condition. Talk to your general practioner and he will likely refer you to an audiologist if you have a chronic condition that needs special treatment.

  28. QUESTION:
    Scratched my ear drum with my pink finger and now I’m hearing a ringing sound?
    I didn’t know it was possible to touch your ear drum with your finger? Will the ear drum heal itself? My hearing seems fine except for the ringing sound. Could the ringing be permanent?

    • ANSWER:

  29. QUESTION:
    I have been reading up on Tinnitus, because I have a ringing sound in my right ear.?
    Should I get this checked by a doctor? Sometimes I have a bad case of a ringing in my right ear only, and sometimes, I don’t have a ringing sound.

    Is this normal? Should I get checked?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi JNoob

      Here are some action ideas to get healed.

      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. 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.

      14. 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

  30. QUESTION:
    why does my ear keep making a ringing sound.?
    i have been having a ringing sound in one of my ears. it’s only in one ear though. it comes and lasts for maybe a couple of days and then it will go away for a couple weeks, but it keeps coming back. i’m wondering what it is, and what i should do? i did go to the doctor and he said to just take sudafed, but the doesn’t cure the problem. if anyone can give some feedback that would be great.

    • ANSWER:
      answer the phone

  31. QUESTION:
    what does it mean when you get that ringing sound in your ear?
    my friend and I get it all the time… what does it mean? Is it bad for you? what is it really doing?

    • ANSWER:
      its not bad
      sometimes im in a quiet place and it starts
      others im just doing nothing and i hear a soft ringing
      but its not bad
      probly just ur ears finding something to do
      i also sometimes use my ipod sorta loud and i get that after a while
      (that other dude has no idea what hes talkin about)
      nexy time u go to the doctor
      ask em what it might be
      but they might exxagerate and prescribe some ear drops
      ew

  32. QUESTION:
    I got hit in the ear with a dodgeball, now I hear ringing sound, should I contact a doctor?
    ok I got hit in ear with the dodgeball
    now I hear ringing sound. is that natural? I think when the ball hit me, forces pushes through my ear causing this. now it’s sensitive but I can’t hear well.

    • ANSWER:
      if your hearing doesnt return soonish, say within 24 hours, id say your best off going to a doctor. ive only been hit with a football in the head and the ringing then only lasted a couple hours. best be safe and get it checked out if it doesnt go away soonish

  33. QUESTION:
    Why do I suddenly not hear anything in one ear and get a buzzy ringing sound in it?
    It’s really weird, and I’ve always had the little episodes happen to me, but lately, I got them twice in just two days, usually I never get them (maybe once every three months). They last for maybe 30 seconds and the ringing gradually faints and then my hearing is restored.
    Have you ever gotten this, or know what it is?

    • ANSWER:
      Its Tinnitus.

  34. QUESTION:
    My ear has been ringing and very sensitive to sound for 3 days after an explosion?
    On the 4th i stood too close to a mortar going off. Someone had lit it without me knowing. I was about 2 feet from the initial blast and I got shell shock. Ive had a slight ringing in my right ear and its very sensitive to sound. Im wondering if its normal? or if i should go to a doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing is ok every now and then but you shouldn’t have sensitivity and should go to your doctor as you could have a tear in your eardrum or damaged hearing. You should go in to see your doctor as soon as possible to ensure the best care for your ears. The ringing is due to that excessive noise and you could have inflamation or congestion too. Congestion also causes ringing in the eusatcia tube however its spelled This tube runs from your ears through to the ear drum. Loud excessive sounds can cause this. You should be tested anyway.

      If there isn’t damage they may be sensitive for sound just because of the loud explosion and may take time to go away if it’ll repair itself. If you do have a tear in the ear drum it can repair itself but you can’t get it wet. Sometimes it requires surgery but I wouldn’t worry just yet. Your doctor can verify any damage to the ear drum. If you do require some more medical attention you can try for workers compensation. My dad has hearing loss due to the loud instruments he works with and got the most expensive hearing aids they will allow.

  35. QUESTION:
    I get a strange continuous ringing sound in my ear sometimes?
    it happens randomly.. i rarely listen to loud music and it’s not even that loud.

    • ANSWER:
      tinnitus. Can start soft and be intermittent,sometimes becomes continuous and continuous.
      No cure, people just have to learn to tune it out – as we do with other familiar noises around us.
      Not easy at first, but possible. It isn’t always caused by earphones/loud noises either.

  36. QUESTION:
    Why do i have a ringing sound in my ear?
    I am Fourteen years old and it seems whenever i try to consentrate such as Reading or writing something i get a buzzing sound in my right ear. i began to notice it about eight months ago but didnt think anything of it. The sound is becoming distracting. I do not notice the sound any other times except when i try to read/write

    • ANSWER:
      i get it too! i think it’s normal though.

  37. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of a ringing sound in your ear?

    • ANSWER:
      IT IS CALLED TINNITUS. NO CURE .JUST GOT TO LIVE WITH IT

  38. QUESTION:
    Does your ear make a ringing sound?
    Maybe once every month or so, cuz my does and I can’t here on one ear for a short second
    hear*

    mispelled..

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah tinitis, commons causes

      Load Music
      Your Screaming Children
      Aspirin overdosing

      Mine still ring from all the rock concerts I used to go to.
      Now my kids are finishing them off.

  39. QUESTION:
    Weird constant white noise/ringing sound in my ears the past few days?
    I don’t know if it’s out of stress or out of some sort of damage I did with my new ear plugs…

    Can someone help me out? Should I wait it out and see a doc?

    The sound is something between white noise and your ear ringing. It’s the volume of a light whisper…

    • ANSWER:
      Its tinnitus, inner ear problem, mostly incurable , see an ENT DR and find out for sure.

  40. QUESTION:
    Health Question :ringing sound in ear?
    For many years I’ve had this low ringing sound in my ear, I only hear it when it is VERY quiet, then when I hear it it can be very loud so I turn on my fan to cover the sound.its not the loud ringing you get that only lasts for a couple seconds.and I don’t notice the low ringing during the day. I can hear fine though, What is this low ringing???

    • ANSWER:
      As you know the medical term is tinnitus but i have a theory that its the actual sound of our own ears and body. The body is so finely tuned its the only way we can percieve it, as a background whine.

  41. QUESTION:
    why do my ears constantly make a ringing sound?
    my ears are constantly ringing really loud, they like never stop. and it seems that my right ear rings louder than my left. this has been going on for a really long time. what could be the problem? what can i do to stop the ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      A good ear doctor should be able to tell you. One told me that there is nothing to be done about it. It is maddening isn’t it? There are some homeopathic drops that help some from the health food store. I have it sometimes and other times it seems to get better.

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

  42. QUESTION:
    i have ringing in my ear after i used olive oil ear drops?
    Basically i thought i had a bit of wax in my ear, so i used some olive oil ear drops. For around a week ive had a quiet ringing sound in my ear. I dont think its tinnitus because it started after i put the drops in and when i hold my nose and and blow, my ringing ear makes a different sound to the other ear. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    Ringing sound in the ear?
    Rarely I hear some kinda high pitched ringing sound in my left ear. it sounds something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u_8Qg1npAM
    Watch from 0:40.
    I wanted to know what is this and is this is serious?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    I have an ear infection and I have a bit of hearing loss and there is a continuous ringing sound in my ears..?
    I did have pain but the doctor set me up with a 7 day antibiotic period, I have 2 or 3 days left of them. The pain has almost completely gone but it is really hard to hear. Is this permanent?

    I am quite scared thinking that I am going to be deaf.

    Will it be safe to hold my nose and blow the stuff in my ears further out?

    Thanks people.

    • ANSWER:
      You are suffering from tinnitus. It sounds like an outer ear infection so it’s not going to be permanent.
      Once the infection has cleared up completely the ringing and discomfort will subside. Sometimes the side effects, such as tinnitus and hearing loss, can take a few weeks to go away completely. That’s perfectly normal.

      You’ll be fine, don’t sweat it.

  45. QUESTION:
    Ringing sound in my ear 24+ hours after shooting?
    Me and my dads friend were out shooting glass bottles we shot about 700 rounds, I can say he shot 350 and I another 350. He shot these 350 .22 cal plus we shot a .45 handgun and rifle about 50 times. Hes shooting was about 6 feet away from my left ear and the ringing sound still there after more then a day I know it would go away I just “heard” or read about tinnitus “””””Enjoy that ringing sound that you are hearing now. It’s the swan song of your ability to hear any noise at that frequency. When the ringing goes away, you will never hear another noise at that particular frequency ever again.”””””” I would want someone to explain this to me it not too clear for me please and thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      The ringing sound is a warning. You are losing your hearing. The longer the ringing last the worse your hearing will be. I bet you don’t use earmuffs when you are shooting. I have ringing in my ears 24/7. Protect your hearing.

  46. QUESTION:
    Ringing sound in my ear 24+ hours?
    Me and my dads friend were out shooting glass bottles we shot about 700 rounds, I can say he shot 350 and I another 350. He shot these 350 .22 cal plus we shot a .45 handgun and rifle about 50 times. Hes shooting was about 6 feet away from my left ear and the ringing sound still there after more then a day I know it would go away I just “heard” or read about tinnitus “””””Enjoy that ringing sound that you are hearing now. It’s the swan song of your ability to hear any noise at that frequency. When the ringing goes away, you will never hear another noise at that particular frequency ever again.”””””” I would want someone to explain this to me it not too clear for me.

    • ANSWER:
      You have damage to your inner ear and the nerve that carries the sound signals from your ear to your brain. Once the ringing goes away, you might not even notice it but you won’t be able to hear some quiet things you used to be able to hear.

      Wear ear protection when you go shooting!! You will still have a good amount of hearing left but only if you start protecting your ears from now on. Get ear plugs!

  47. QUESTION:
    ringing sound coming from my ear its pretty loud and i cant only really hear it when i sleep at night?
    the day before i was watching tv while listening on the headphones i think my ear is damaged and im going to go deaf what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like you have a condition called tinnitus. Tinnitus is not itself a disease but a symptom resulting from a range of underlying causes, including ear infections, foreign objects or wax in the ear, and injury from loud noises. Tinnitus is also a side-effect of some oral medications including aspirin.

      Your ear is almost certainly not damaged and you are not going to go deaf. Do a google search on the word for more information.

      Yahoo Answers should not be your source of information regarding medical conditions. Since you seem really concerned, see you physician for advice.

  48. QUESTION:
    Ringing/Wind sound in ear?
    At night I notice that I hear a ringing sound of wind in my right ear. My ear isn’t clogged and it doesn’t hurt, I don’t listen to loud music or anything but I have been swimming lately. It’s just an annoying sound. It happens when my head is tilted a certain direction, some angles I can’t hear it but other angles I can. Should I go to the clinic?

    • ANSWER:
      there’s probably water in your ear. If you go to the doctor, they’re going to tell you to go to a pharmacy and get an ear medication called “Swim Ear”. All it does is help dry up the water in your ear. You should try that if you’d like to save yourself a trip to the doctor. If that doesn’t work, then you should go to the doctor.
      Hope this helps. :]

  49. QUESTION:
    what is ringing in your ear suppose to sound like exactly?
    like when ur sleeping and everythign is absolutely quiet, are u suppose to hear somethign in ur ear?

    some high pitched thing or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Just a really high pitched squeal, like when an electric guitar goes nuts, it aint the best feelin in th world :(

  50. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing and the sound is muffled?
    My ear began ringing yesterday afternoon when I woke for a nap. I just noticed my (left) ear felt different. It felt…closed up, and would do this strange loud ring whenever I talked, or some sound came on. Well, I went to sleep last night, and I woke up around 5 am and noticed it seemed to have gotten worse. The ringing in my left ear is constant, and I can’t really hear well out of it.

    It feels like there is fluid-buildup in there because my left ear feels…congested? Whereas my right feels normal. I already have hearing loss in my right ear so I am kind of freaking out.

    My boyfriend is usually in the car with me and is very insistent on playing music REALLY loud, even if I don’t want it, and Sunday we drove three hours in the car and the music was blasted.

    I’m suspecting this is the reason. But why did I start to feel the effects a day later, and does that mean I have permanently damaged my hearing? I don’t know what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be damaged or recovering from damage like swollen ear drum. Could be an infection that was further agitated by your idiot bf. Or it could be Tinnitus… ringing in the ears.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing and the sound is muffled?
    My ear began ringing yesterday afternoon when I woke for a nap. I just noticed my (left) ear felt different. It felt…closed up, and would do this strange loud ring whenever I talked, or some sound came on. Well, I went to sleep last night, and I woke up around 5 am and noticed it seemed to have gotten worse. The ringing in my left ear is constant, and I can’t really hear well out of it.

    It feels like there is fluid-buildup in there because my left ear feels…congested? Whereas my right feels normal. I already have hearing loss in my right ear so I am kind of freaking out.

    My boyfriend is usually in the car with me and is very insistent on playing music REALLY loud, even if I don’t want it, and Sunday we drove three hours in the car and the music was blasted.

    I’m suspecting this is the reason. But why did I start to feel the effects a day later, and does that mean I have permanently damaged my hearing? I don’t know what to do.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be damaged or recovering from damage like swollen ear drum. Could be an infection that was further agitated by your idiot bf. Or it could be Tinnitus… ringing in the ears.

  3. QUESTION:
    Ear is clogged up and ringing, but I’m sure it isn’t wax?
    It happened three days ago after my dad pushed me into our pool and I put Ear-O in it, It hurt extremely bad, now my hearing in that ear is clogged and I have a low ringing sound in the ear. Any way I can fix this? I have used Ear-O before, and I’m sure it isn’t an allergic reaction or anything, and our pool is clean. Only one ear was effected.

    • ANSWER:
      It is most likely water.Just let your ear drain for a couple of days.If not then go see a doctor.

  4. QUESTION:
    Any cure or remedy for tinnitus (ringing in the ears)?
    Have been suffering for >10 years. ENT specialist had diagnosed as ‘irreversible ear damage’ due to job environment. Had tried acupuncture but no effect. Ringing sound of high and constant pitch 24/7. Especially loud at night when the surrounding is quiet. NO IDIOTIC ANSWERS,PLS

    • ANSWER:
      I suffer as well. I have/had sensitive ears. I had been to like 50 rock concerts and blared music from 1985 to 1995. I started wearing earplugs at concerts.

      then in a drunken stupor at a nine inch nails concert I removed my earplugs. my ears rang for six months.

      here is what I do. get a fan in your bedroom and run it constantly. it provides the white noise and drowns it out.

      or one of those wave machine things works well too.

      Alprazolam (xanax) can be used to treat it.

      However, if you have the gene for addition, alcoholic, drug problems. then be careful.

      try another ENT. acupuncture?

      good luck brotha.

  5. QUESTION:
    when ever you hear a sudden or loud sound you ears ring inside.?
    so what do you say that effect on ears?some words like ringing and what the best words?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s called “Tinnitus” and there is a therapy called TRT, Tinnitus Retraining Therapy available thru audiologists, developed by Neurologist, Dr. Jasterboff at Emery-Riddle University which utilizes white-noise sound generators worn in the ears for a period of about 18 months. It worked wonders for my husband, who also had hyperacusis (sensitivity to sound). He’s a musician who thought his career was over and was next to being suicidal… He’s now back to playing live music and recording. Have I answered your question? A lot of people have ringing in the ears and most people are able to just ignore it, and it just goes away…

  6. QUESTION:
    How to stop ringing in ears?
    When I bite down, I have an little ringing in my right ear, then later, I have ringing sound
    I think always, since I remembered, when I bit down I had ringing in my right ear or something
    Could it be ear wax thingies??? I had A LOT of ear infections as an little kid, I’m thinking that ringing when I bite down is an effect of all those ear infections….

    I had hearing tests before, and nothing was wrong…I remember in 5th grade, they did an hearing test and put a tube down there and I passed the test, nothing was wrong…I’ve gone to the doctor before and nothing was wrong
    I’m going to ask my dentist (since I’m going tomorrow) about it, I’m healthy, I’m scared because I’m a hypochondriac and the ringing when I bite down is scaring me!!!
    I’m very sensitive to changes in temp. or air pressure, but always??? Is there any meds that could take the weird “ringing when I bite down”
    My mom said don’t worry about it, but it’s bugging me
    I’m also Clairaudient (clear hearing, picks up on paranormal sound waves) do you think those spirits are contacting me or something??? I don’t know
    Help me!!! Will this ringing kill me???? I’m scared, and I’m only 13!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Well since you had a lot of ear infections, you could have Tinnitus, which is ringing in ears.
      Not dangerous, nothing wrong with you, just it is annoying.
      My dad had an ear infection and has had tinnitus ever since.
      Look up on google if their is any treatment
      Good luck

  7. QUESTION:
    Ringing in ears with other symptoms. I need help?
    Let me start of by saying I’m 19 years old. I’ve been in a band for about 3 years and I’ve exposed me ears to extremely loud noise without plugs or anything to protect them and I believe I developed Tinnitus about 2 years ago. I had a slight ringing sound with a bit of buzzing but it was always tolerable, usually i would just put some music on and forget about it. Recently it’s been getting worse so I started wearing ear plugs and it seemed to be keeping things the way they were. I have the ringing in both ears. A few days ago I was playing the music without the ear plugs and the ringing seemed to get worse. Though the last few months I’ve been getting dizzy spells (vertigo if you will) and i didn’t think much of it. I started feeling nauseous to the point where I would want to vomit but I haven’t yet. I feel off balance throughout the day. My ears also feel full as if I couldn’t pop them but I really have no problem with that. The ringing seems to intensify sometimes and I also pick up a lot of sharp sounds in my ears that wouldn’t have bothered me before. After doing some research I came across meniere’s disease which pretty much backs up all of my symptoms. The only discouraging part is that I’m so young and this usually effects adults in their 30′s and up. Im not ruling this out a single bit but I wanted to know if anybody out there is suffering from the same symptoms or even has meniere’s disease and maybe tell me hoe to keep the ringing to a tolerable level. I have a hard time sleeping, thats when the ringing seems to be at it’s worst. I cut Sodium out of my diet as of yesterday and I’m waiting to see if it shows any positive results. The earliest I can get in to see my doctor is March 3rd (a little over 2 weeks from today) and I’m hoping i can deal with it until then. I’ve read that they do have surgeries to help with this and I would very much so consider it due to my young age. I’m hoping things will resolve on it’s own but only time can tell. Does anybody have any recommendations for me? Medications or just helpful information I couldn’t find on a website? It would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      In the past year I’ve had nasty health problems. In my family, every member loses some or all of his/her hearing in one ear at 50 years of age.

      After surgeries, I could not get my balance back, kept falling, etc. I went to my ENT who has an audiologist working with him. It was determined that my hearing had indeed suffered (without help of rock music), and my balance was related to my hearing. I was told to get physical therapy.

      Do you think that stopping all air flow through your eardrums at night might help the ringing? Or does it matter. Maybe they’re going to ring anyhow from inside. Sleeping aids, antihistimines, meditation.

      If any of this stuff seems possible to you, just e-mail and I’ll help any way I can.

      TX Mom

  8. QUESTION:
    Will this ringing in my ears go away eventually?
    My ears have been ringing for 4 days now. The sound is like the noise you hear when you turn on a TV. I haven’t been listening to loud music. I had a headache all last week and I was taking Ibuprofen and Advil. I think maybe it’s a side effect but should it last this long?

    • ANSWER:
      Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Advil:
      Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; trouble breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody or black, tarry stools; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; confusion; dark urine; depression; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; mental or mood changes; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe headache or dizziness; severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea; severe vomiting; shortness of breath; stiff neck; sudden or unexplained weight gain; swelling of hands, legs, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual joint or muscle pain; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision or speech changes; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

      Read more: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/advil-side-effects.html#ixzz0ol6gWde4

  9. QUESTION:
    Am I Showing Symptoms of Tinnitus or Some Other Hearing Problem?
    I’m age 17, male.

    Last week on Thursday, around three in the morning, I was awake watching television, and randomly I noticed a ringing sound in my ears. At the time I was smoking pot, and thought that It might have just been the fact that I was in a state of euphoria, so I ignored it, and eventually went to sleep. When I woke up the next morning, I got up to go turn on the tv set, and noticed when I did, I heard a constant ringing sound in my ears again. At first I thought It was my television set making the noise, due to it being broken or audio damaged or something? I mean, the tv is kinda old. The ringing noise didn’t fade away and it got to the point that it was so annoying, I turned the television set off. I then went down stairs, to the other television set, and the ringing then began to happen again. After discovering that both tv sets we’re having the same effect on my ears, I was very confused for the reason why, cause I’ve watched tv & movies for years, and never ever noticed this.
    I then came to the thought, thinking that maybe I was around the tv too much and needed to go outside for a while, and take a break from it? When I went outside, the ringing noise seemed to fade away and I came to the thought, thinking that maybe the only thing I needed was to get away from electronics for while? After being outside that day for over 7 hours, I came back inside to turn on the television set, only to discover the ringing continuing and somewhat worse. It didn’t make any sense to me?

    I then started thinking maybe I was sensitive to noise or something? Then after a while of avoiding the tv, the ringing started occurring even when I was around silence. This kinda freaked me out. So I started coming to the assumption that I might have had a ear infection, like I had experienced many years ago when I was very young. So I went to the doctor and they said my ears we’re fine and that their was no ear infection. This scared me, not being able to get a for sure answer about the ringing in my ears.
    So I started searching online, and began to discover something called Tinnitus. The name Tinnitus made me feel paranoid right away, after me seeing that movie with Ron Livingston, Music Within, after seeing him come back from war with hearing problems and then going deaf.
    I started thinking of what could have caused it? I was thinking it was maybe me listening to my MP3 headphones too loud, but It just didn’t seem possible, cause I’ve listened to my MP3 many times at low volume and sometimes high volume, and never experienced any hearing problems, but then again I can’t be for sure?
    May I point out that I’m wanting to become a filmmaker, and for about a month now, I was writing a screenplay, what I was putting all my energy into, causing me to drink more caffeine than usual (im very addicted, love caffeine), smoke more cigs, pot, and listen to music alot to get my creativity going. I started finding out that caffeine, nicotine, smoking period, and loud music could cause Tinnitus. So I stopped drinking caffeine, smoking cigs, smoking pot (Marijuana seems to intensify the ringing), and listening to my MP3. The ringing still kept happening. Then I started hearing about Tinnitus, being caused by poor diet. So I tried to make my diet as healthy and natural as I possibly could, but nothing changed, the ringing became more louder and annoying.
    What could this ringing in my ears be? Is it Tinnitus? Am I gonna go deaf or crazy from this constant ringing? It’s very irritating, and even before the ringing, I suffered from insomnia, and the ear ringing is causing my insomnia to get much worse. This ear problem is really stressing me out, questioning what’s in store for me in the future, I don’t know how much longer I can rake the ringing, and am almost leaning towards the idea of suicide. Which trust me, I don’t want to do! I just don’t wanna suffer like this! What should I do? I feel very hopeless, alone, and in mental pain at the moment. I feel very trapped! Will this pass? Could caffeine, smoking, pot, music, insomnia, or stress cause this?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you should go to doctor, but the same think happened to me.

      I had a writing project that had me hunched over my desk 13-18 hours a day. I started to experience a ringing sound but a quick Google search confirmed that it was not the brain tumour that I feared but a probable back alignment problem.

      After five/six visits to a Chiropractor the ringing went away along with the tense cord of muscles bunched up around my neck. My doc is a genius so yours might take longer.

      Oh, and I quit smoking pot when I realized my writing wasn’t near as great as I thought once the buzz dissipated.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can Prograf cause Tinnadus as a side effect?
    I have been taking a very low dosage of Prograf (2mg)ever since my heart transplant and have always had a ringing in my ears when outside sound isnt there. Is it Tinnadus? I’ve always had it but have just started to really notice it. Anything I can do? Talk to my doctor or…..

    • ANSWER:
      Tinnitus is associated with the use of Prograf. There are many other medications that can cause tinnitus, such as Aspirin in high doses, aminoglycoside antibiotics and high doses of loop diuretics like Furosemide. I don’t know your other medications, but they should also be reviewed. Several medical conditions are also associated with tinnitus. Let your heart transplant doctor know this. You may need hearing testing and evaluation by an Otolarynologist. Good luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    Need EAR help, anybody a doctor? Buildup/bizarre amplified sound.?
    Hello, for a few months now I’ve had severe earwax buildup; I read that most buildup is just perceived as buildup because the ear makes more wax when you take it out. However, my buildup gets to be so bad that it VERY greatly effects my hearing, and after I clean my ears out, I can suddenly hear things much louder and crisper.

    So, I was just cleaning them out now; when I cleaned one out with a q-tip (I know you’re not supposed to do that, but I can’t stand not hearing things!), there was no added noise or sound or anything, it just got the wax out (and a lot of it, too…). However, when I went to the other, the sound was SO amplified, it was like somebody was fumbling a feedback-y microphone VERY loudly RIGHT inside my head. It was extremely loud and painful. I was very gentle and didn’t go too far into my ear. It also sounded a bit liquid-y, but there was no liquid on the q-tips, just the wax. Once in a while I have also heard ringing noises.

    I read that you can clean out your ears by putting a little hydrogen peroxide in them but I don’t want to do that if I have a possible ear injury. I don’t have insurance so I want to make sure this isn’t something I can fix at home before I go spend a lot of money at the doctor.

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve always heard the hydrogen peroxide thing. Ive tried it too and it works really well. I can’t see why it would be an issue even if you have an injury since its an antiseptic but then again im not a Dr. If you want a dr’s advice…you should go to one. I vote hydrogen peroxide. You’ll be amazed

  12. QUESTION:
    why have i been hearing a humming sound in front of me?
    I take 300 mg depakote and 50 mg seroquel at night for migraines, and a mood disorder. anyway, i told my psychiatrist that a couple of times so far, in the evening when i was in my room, i heard this humming sound that seemed to originate in front of me. at first i thought it was coming from the wall but i realized it seemed to be something my brain was projecting out there. its a weird feeling and its not the direct ringing sound you have in your ear with tinnitus. anyway, i talked with him on the phone and he told me to take an extra seroquel if i had it happen again and to call him. does that mean he thinks its psychotic? what if its being caused by the meds? he didnt bring that up. but then if its a side effect of the meds, ive been taking them for months-shouldnt i have had those symptoms start along time ago? if he thinks its something psychotic shouldnt i be hearing voices, instead of just a humming sound in front of me? note: its NOT a ringing sound directly in my ear!
    once the sound got so loud it scared me. its not a steady sound either-it sounded like it goes in and out. very weird. am i going crazy? am i going deaf? are the meds doing something? is it a psychosomatic symptom? is it the beginning of a psychotic thing? if i had migraines, then who’s to say this isnt a new symptom of something? i am a nervous person.
    ive been diagnosed with a mood disorder, and my psych tentatively diagnosed me with schizoaffective, but why would i just now be having auditory hallucinations?

    • ANSWER:
      I read about this girl who heard humming sounds. It came from herself without her realizing her lips were moving. Seroquel makes you relax. Its possibly he thinks your just too buildt up on enegery that your making this noise. Kind of how someone groans when they are tired or stressed without meaning to do it out loud. Its normal anayway, thats what Im trying to get at. Anyways, time for class. Good luck, my dear. <3

  13. QUESTION:
    17 years old and ringing in ears?
    I am 17 year old and I have occasional ringing in my ears or whooshing sounds. It started maybe a year ago or less. I had one day where all of a sudden I heard whooshing sounds that were really loud. And when someone shut a door it would hurt my ears bad. That only happened one time that bad. But now and then I will have ringing in my ears but once a day at most. For a couple of minutes. And I noticed that if I don’t think about then it doesn’t happen. But when I start thinking about it.. it gets louder. I told my mom about this and she just says that she has tinntinutus too (not spelled right at all) and not to worry about it and refused to take me to a doctor to get it checked out. I also noticed if I am in a quiet room I can hear a buzzing sound or ringing. Like at night. When I think about it I have always been able to hear that noise in quiet rooms for as long as i can remember especially at night when its quiet. I also have a problem being in really quiet rooms for long periods without any noise. Like at school if it gets really quiet I have to turn on my iphone and play music or I hear the ringing or buzzing. I do not blare music into like many of my piers do. I have the volume limit set on my iphone at less then half. And I hardly ever turn up the bar in the ipod app over half and that is with the volume limit set at half also. I am on lisinproil for high blood pressure for the last 1-3 years. My average blood pressure is 130/60 on the medication. I also get occasionally dizziness that lasts for a minute or two. But that can be a side effect from my medication. It says it right on the bottle can cause dizziness and I have looked up the symptoms and that is one of them. So my question is should I worry about the ringing. buzzing? My mom calls me a hypocondract. And to stop wasting my time thinking up stuff. What do you think should I worry about it????????
    Also… my father used to blare rock music really loud when I was younger and still does occasionally in the car. And It pisses my off since I care about my hearing. But my dad is a self centered a hole that doesn’t care about anyone but himself. I can now get away from most of the time. But when I was younger I couldn’t I also and not really around loud noises and I dont shoot guns.
    I am not in sports and I have not hit my head.

    • ANSWER:
      It certainly sounds like you might have tinnitus.

      The next time you see your doctor, to renew your prescription medication for another 6 months, you could mention this possible tinnitus problem.

  14. QUESTION:
    constant ringing in ears, possible Anti-depressant side effects?
    A few weeks ago, I came off my Lexapro, and felt so horrible. I had to stop for 4 days before I started paxil. The paxil gave me the worst side effects. I read on here that some people get a “zapping” sensation, but mine were more intense. I felt like i was getting hit in the face with lightening, going all the way down my spine. I even hurt my back from jerking so hard. I’m not on any meds right now, but I still don’t feel quite like myself. My eyes are always big and alert, and when ever I stand up or walk around, I hear some type of ringing or beeping like sound in my ears/head. I’m also always shaking and twitching, like I have parkisons disease or something. My friend looked at me and said “stop shaking” and I didn’t even realize that I was. He said my head was shaking. I’m not sure if it has anything to do with the Medicine, but i’m sure that It started the same time I started the Paxil.

    • ANSWER:
      Paxil is an awful drug. Get off of it and do it through a physician’s guidelines. And, not the one that was stupid enough to prescribe it to you.

      You can look up any side effect on any medication if you can ask on Yahoo Answers. It is different in everyone.

      Anti=depressants are abused and doctor’s write prescriptions for them like they were candy.

      My own experience on them gives me the right to speak what I speak.

      We are the guinea pig’s with these drugs and one day down the road we will all find out what these drugs have done to our system.

  15. QUESTION:
    Friends popped balloons near my ear?
    well on Halloween me and some friends had some balloons and we started popping them in eachothers ears I really dont know why. I think when my friend was doing it he also hit my ear. Now I keep hearing what sounds like a crickets or a small ringing noise in my right ear it does not effect my hearing its just pretty annoying. what do I do? it kinda hurts when loud things go near it also I woke up last night and it went away but I went back to sleep and woke up and it was there again.

    • ANSWER:
      Might have popped part of your eardrum. I would recommend go see a doctor soon.

  16. QUESTION:
    My 16 year old daughter keeps complaining about her ears bugging her? a.s.a.p?
    My 16 year old daughter keeps complaining about her ears making wired noises, we took her to the doctor they gave us medicine for a ear infection she told me that the meds are not working or improving her ear discomfort. She told me she has been hearing a humming sound or ringing sound in one of her ears also a vibration or drumming sound in the other one. I had to pay for her doctors visit before because we are not on insurance we had to move for a year so now were back trying to get on it again. I am trying to wait till we get insurance, she is having nights of countless sleep because of her ears hurting and bugging her. I am not sure if there is bug i looked in her ears and there is nothing to be seen she took a bath and bugs hate water and nothing came out. Is there anything i can till we get insurance so i do not have to pay 0 and for medication ? She tells me she think her hearing is fine and normal. She has never had this problem before.its in both ears i am not sure how a bug could effect both ears.

    Any ideas or home remedies ?
    Thanks Ticra you gave me a lot of info she dose always seems to have a lot of wax when she dose see the doctors for colds and stuff they tell me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm. Interesting. It’s definitely not a bug. The bug wouldn’t have been in both ears, making noises. Nor would they likely be alive at this point.

      To me, as far as I can tell, it sounds like Tinnitus. Which can be cause by any number of things. (ears are notoriously hard to diagnose. I was once treat for months for laberynthitus, before eventually figuring out that the symptom’s I had had nothing to do with my ears).

      Tinnitus has a wide range of causes and symptoms. The noises it makes can be persistant or constant; pulsating, like with the heart beat (perhaps this is the drumming she hears?) or intermittant, comes and goes.
      Sometimes it’s caused by an infection, or a buildup of wax, or even (veeerry rarely) brain problems, such as a tumour.
      My suggestion would be to go try an over-the-counter ear wash. It’s like eye-drops but for ears. They take a couple of days to work, but if she starts to feel an improvement than the issue is probably caused by waxy build-up or water in her ears. A bath probably didn’t help because it’s pretty hard to actually get water very deep into the ears, and when you do, it stays there, making the issue worse. This is known as “Swimmers ear” and might be part of the problem.

      If if IS tinnitus, she should avoid using q-tips in her ears (it can damage the ear drum, and is never good for actual ear use), and loud noises; does she turn her music up uber-loud like every other teenager? It might also be part of the problem. When/if she goes to sports games or concerts have her wear ear plugs (I do, and I’m twenty. It may seem ‘uncool’ but I enjoy those things much more when they are just a little quieter.)

      I know it seems hard, but she might just have to wait it out. The hearing system is one of the most complex systems in the body. There’s probably no fast and easy cure for whatever she has. Keep taking the meds, even if they don’t seem to be helping now. They might be killing the infection, even if they aren’t helping the symptoms just yet. And try not to think about it. That can, honestly, make it more stressful. Focusing on the noise and discomfort only makes it worse. Have her play video-games or watch tv to distract her from the issue.
      Particularly when she is trying to sleep. Have her sleep near the TV so she has something to drown out the noise of her ears. Try and get some exercise and some good rest. Avoid Asparin, it can make things worse!

      If it doesn’t go away in…a week or so, time to tighten the belts and head to the doctor again. Seek a second opinion and try reeeeaaaally hard to get across the exact symptoms.
      But remember, often the best medicine for ears are time.

      Good luck! Cheers.

      Ear problems are always long, difficult roads. Good luck!
      Cheers.

  17. QUESTION:
    My Damn ear?
    Ive bin having trouble with my ear now for about a month i have bean having a muffled feeling in the left ear with pulsing sounds and ringing. I went to the doctors about two weeks ago and he said it was a infection and gave me some antibiotics for it. That didnt work so i went back on monday and he said the infection had gone but had left behind alot of wax and bacteria so he gave me some drops to get rid of it but i found that the drops have made my ear more muffled but this is said to be one of the side effects. What should i do go back on monday or see how it goes peopl with any information or if you have ecperienced ths before it would mean alot if you answered beacuse i suffer from anxity and having this makes me worrie ALOT.

    • ANSWER:
      for us arabs we have a great natural remedie for ear infections we heat up so olive oil, not to hot hot enough to pour drops of it in your ear, and put like 3 drops and continue doin this the whole day an dit should releive ur problem, i hope this helps i know what u mean about the noise ringing happens to me but it comes and goes so hope i helped

  18. QUESTION:
    Ears are still ringing after a concert last night? Is this a bad sign?
    I went to see a concert last night and stood right up the front with the speakers directly in front of me… But then again, there were MANY speakers and anyone standing anywhere near the front was exposed to this high level of sound.

    The last loud concert I went to, I brought earplugs, but this time I simply forgot.
    My ears were ringing and my hearing was quite muffled after the concert, and they are still ringing now. It is approximately 10-11 hours later now.

    Will this ringing go away?
    How badly will this effect my hearing?

    Please note, this was the only REALLY loud concert I have been to EVER where it was THIS loud. All other concerts I have attended either a) not been as loud or b) I wore earplugs.

    10 POINTS to most helpful answer =)

    • ANSWER:
      Usually, after one time going to a concert or whatever, you will get ringing in your ears for a short period of time. That is perfectly normal. It will normally go away after a day or two.
      If not, then maybe you should get it checked out.
      If you are exposed to loud noises all the time, then you can get Tinnitus. That is a constant ringing in your ears that will not go away and doctors can not cure it. It usually takes either several small experiences of listening to loud noise to make this happen over time or one really major experience, such as a bomb going off near by to cause this.
      I have been a rock and roll fan most of my life and been to concerts to. I have also been exposed to several loud noises through out my life. I also served in Iraq. In Iraq, I heard a lot of loud noise, including engines of big trucks, gun fire and bombs. I have tinnitus myself.

  19. QUESTION:
    Air shot into Ear by Airsoft Gun?
    On Saturday night, i shot myself in the ear with an airsoft gun as a joke when i was hanging out with my buddies. Afterwards, there was deafness in the ear, not pure deafness, but a muffled sound. I also got TInnitus as a result. After consulting my doctor, she said that she thought it was a potential fluid block up that was completely unrealted to the shot, but i’m still suspicious. It is now almost 60 hours following the incident and my ears are still ringing and i’m still experiencing deafness. Any help?
    Sidenote: i was perscribed meds, but they havn’t had any effect so far, not that i expect one since i didn’t even start the meds 24 hours ago.

    • ANSWER:
      If you didn’t experience the symptoms until after the gun and the doctor thinks it’s unrelated, then consider getting a second opinion.

  20. QUESTION:
    does drinking of alcohal effects patients of tinnitus?
    tinnitus is a regular ear ringing problem where one hears the ringing sound continously

    • ANSWER:
      I think it does maybe try not to drink and see if the problem goes away!

  21. QUESTION:
    Ear damage? help me please?
    well on Halloween me and some friends had some balloons and we started popping them in eachothers ears I really dont know why. I think when my friend was doing it he also hit my ear. Now I keep hearing what sounds like a crickets or a small ringing noise in my right ear it does not effect my hearing its just pretty annoying. what do I do? it kinda hurts when loud things go near it also I woke up last night and it went away but I went back to sleep and woke up and it was there again.
    dude you are such an asshole

    • ANSWER:
      The little “hairs” in your inner ear are likely damaged or at least “injured.” There is little you can do except pray that they will heal in time. Hearing damage is like brain damage, it is usually permanent and irreversible. There is some “new” product advertised on TV that is supposed to help with ringing in the ear (tintinitus), but I cannot vouch for it’s efficacy.

      Hopefully the damage was not too severe and your hearing will clear up over time, but that could take weeks or months!

      Hearing is something you should GUARD and take care of! I always carry a pair of ear plugs with me just in case I come upon any LOUD situations.. I even wear them to the movie theatre (the sound is always so LOUD!) and even sporting events (the P.A. systems are usually LOUD). Naturally, around fireworks, gunfire, concerts, etc. earplugs should be worn all the time.

      You know the actor William Shatner (“Star Trek”)? Both he and co-star Leonard Nimoy suffer from tintinitus… permanent ringing in the ears… because they did NOT wear hearing protection on the set when pyrotechnics were set off during filming of the production. Now, they are both STRONG advocates of actors wearing hearing protection whenever they are subjected to the loud noises when filming.

      I wish you luck! Oh, and next time, DON’T DO stupid things like that!

      And if you do not believe me, go to an audiologist (ear doctor) to have yourself diagnosed.

      Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

  22. QUESTION:
    loud constant ringing in my ears?
    Ok so for about the last year and a half or two i have had this ringing in my ears it never goes away and it keeps getting worse i went to a doc and he said that i have hearing loss because i can’t hear some sounds that he plays well ok my ears are ringing i can’t hear anything over 5000 hz well its a lil less then that i can’t sleep anymore my job is going down hill it makes me angry. every second of every day i hear it sometimes i can’t think i don’t know what to i can only go to the ear doc where because i am military i just need to know if there is anything i can do it make it go away and to tell the truth its effecting my life for the worst o and to top it off im only 20
    o and one thing i forgot to add i an a marine i used to work on a flight line but now i am on a rifle range for the next 2 years on a day to day deal i am about 6in to 3 feel from a fireing gun

    • ANSWER:
      loud noises will make it worse, most common cause is loud noises to begin with. Check out the site below, Dr Barry has some natural vitamins you can try. I have never used them myself but I like Dr. Barry, I have e-mailed him and he ans. me. There are also questions there from others and you can read his ans. I have found a lot of good information there.

      That said drug stores also sell formulas for this. look in the eye and ear section. When I complained to my VA doctor about it he just kind of made a little joke. If you’re not sleeping well then you are going to feel stressed out and stress can make it worse. So it gets to be a vicious cycle. Dr Barry says to avoid loud noises too. Are you allowed to wear ear plugs? I think there are ear plugs that will allow you to still hear conversation but block out a lot of the noise from gun shots etc.

      Maybe you could be transferred to another assignment…I don’t know. At least all of this is in your medical records etc. I have a friend who was in the army and he’s on disability now..he gets extra pay because of the ringing in his ears. I’m not sure how mine got started, I know I was outside when they were firing 5 and 6 inch guns on my ship. good luck to you.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there something wrong with me?
    the last few years I’ve been noticing I have more and more of a problem with a few things.

    1. Certain sounds drive me nuts. I’ve always disliked really loud sounds (i can forgive music to an extent, but only so much). I especially notice the sound of my fingernails rubbing against certain fabrics (I sometimes sleep with my hands tucked in my arm-pits to avoid their rubbing against my pajamas or the bedding). I hate the sound of chalk/pencil scraping. Some light-bulbs make a really irritating buzz. Also, my supposedly silent laptop makes this annoyingly faint beeping sound when I close it while it’s turned on. I also get tinnitus. Now and then I hear ringing sounds in one ear or another and last a few minutes. One I got a really loud ringing sound in my hear and it really hurt, the sound was physically painful. It didn’t last very long and it hasn’t happened again.

    2. Headaches and light. Sometimes i get these headaches in the back of my head (around where the back of the neck meets the skull) and the only thing that makes it better is darkness. I can’t sleep when there’s light (barring complete physical exhaustion) and recently I’ve been thinking of getting a sleeping mask or something.

    I’ve considered migraine because my dad gets migraines, but it doesn’t seem to fit. I don’t have any of the weird visual effects.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey man,

      I think you should treat your tinnitus. It may do a great help.

      Many anxiety and sleepless nights are caused by tinnitus. Don’t worry about the treatments because I happened to know there are actually patients who recovered from Tinnitus with the home remedies.

      I was shocked to have found out too.

      I’ve found you a website that could be useful to treat your condition. Hope it helps and tell me what you think.

  24. QUESTION:
    TINNITUS – anyone has it?
    I had this weird sound in my ears for the past 9 days. I went to ENT and advise me to take medicine which is DUXIL. this is my second day taking this med but up to now no effect or relief and still my ear is ringing which drive me crazy! The ENT found out that i had this redness inside of my ears which i dont even know where i got it. I dont even listen to rock music nor working in Noisy place. any one can help? can this will be eliminated soon? thanks

    • ANSWER:
      ear damage is permanent usually…. sorry i can’t really answer your question =

  25. QUESTION:
    Aspartame Side Effects?
    Can aspartame really cause side effects such as:
    Eye blindness in one or both eyes
    decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision
    pain in one or both eyes
    decreased tears
    trouble with contact lenses
    bulging eyes

    Ear
    tinnitus – ringing or buzzing sound
    severe intolerance of noise
    marked hearing impairment

    Neurologic
    epileptic seizures
    headaches, migraines and (some severe)
    dizziness, unsteadiness, both
    confusion, memory loss, both
    severe drowsiness and sleepiness
    paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
    severe slurring of speech
    severe hyperactivity and restless legs
    atypical facial pain
    severe tremors

    Psychological/Psychiatric
    severe depression
    irritability
    aggression
    anxiety
    personality changes
    insomnia
    phobias

    Chest
    palpitations, tachycardia
    shortness of breath
    recent high blood pressure

    Gastrointestinal
    nausea
    diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
    abdominal pain
    pain when swallowing

    Skin and Allergies
    itching without a rash
    lip and mouth reactions
    hives
    aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma

    Endocrine and Metabolic
    loss of control of diabetes
    menstrual changes
    marked thinning or loss of hair
    marked weight loss
    gradual weight gain
    aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
    severe PMS

    Other
    frequency of voiding and burning during urination
    excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
    increased susceptibility to infection

    Additional Symptoms of Aspartame Toxicity include the most critical symptoms of all
    death
    irreversible brain damage
    birth defects, including mental retardation
    peptic ulcers
    aspartame addiction and increased craving for sweets
    hyperactivity in children
    severe depression
    aggressive behavior
    suicidal tendencies

    Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
    Epstein-Barr
    Post-Polio Syndrome
    Lyme Disease
    Grave’s Disease
    Meniere’s Disease
    Alzheimer’s Disease
    ALS
    Epilepsy
    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    EMS
    Hypothyroidism
    Mercury sensitivity from Amalgam fillings
    Fibromyalgia
    Lupus
    non-Hodgkins
    Lymphoma
    Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

    • ANSWER:
      This rumor has been going around for years, and it totally false. Some people may be sensitive to it, but it does not cause the diseases you listed or any other illness. Several of the diseases have been around since the late 1300 or early 1400, such as Multiple Sclerosis.

      If only this were the answer, then it would be great. I for one have Multiple Sclerosis and never drank a diet drink until a few years ago, way after I had symptoms. And that is only once or twice a week at most. A family member of mine is a Neuro Pharmacologist and a professor at UC Irvine medical school She stated that she is one of the worse diet coke drinkers and is very healthy.

      She is the one that said the statement about how long some of these diseases have been around. I trust her totally and not because she is related, because she has been in research for several years.

      Please check this website for more info on Aspartame. Take care.

      www.snopes.com and type in aspartame. It has a lot of info that I did not post.

  26. QUESTION:
    Weird effects of smoking weed?
    Okay, so Ive been smoking for about a year now, and i havent felt this way ever. Two days ago i smoked a bowl by myself, it wasn’t dank or anything, it was pretty good mid-grade type. So two days ago, when i got up from sitting down (i was sitting down while i was smoking) i just stood there b/c i felt like i was going to pass out, the thing is i felt like my mind went away for like 10 secs (like i passed out, while my eyes were still open) and then came back. so i lay down. now today i smoked a bowl again and i took a shower after i smoked and i had to get out of it early b/c i felt like i couldnt stand up any longer, and the hot steam made me feel like i couldnt breathe. oh and btw while im doing this i usually always feel this ringing sound in my ear, i mean its not painful or anything or mega uncomfortable, am i just REALLY high, or is there a medical reason behind all of this? oh and btw i feel like my vision is fading in and out as well, its not a constant feeling, but it happens

    • ANSWER:
      hey! iv had this happen to me and b4.. medicaly its called a “overdoses” but id say it a deep state of meditaion. if u want to mellow out the feeling cuz its too intence jus eat or drink somthing with lots of suger in it. ganja lowers blood suger levels, this causes high blood pressure (this is what the high pressure sound is u hear in yor ear)
      u shud try meditaion wen smokin, each toke focuse on the high.. constant elivation, ull reach masive highs!! smoking a spliff is like puttin u in a driving seat of a car. jus cuz u in it dont mean it gunna take u anywer, its up to you to drive.. as smoking a spliff opens many doors within, it is then up to u to explore.. hope this is sum help to u,
      keep tokin!!

      Lewis

  27. QUESTION:
    Are these symptoms related? What could be causing them? Do I need to goto a hospital?
    1. For the last two weeks I’ve been having troubles with my ears. They both feel like they need to pop, but I cannot pop them. My right ear is really messed up, white noises hurt my ears, and I hear a loud ringing when tap water is running, or there’s static on the radio. When I watch TV I can hear sound effects out of my right ear, but voices are very, very faint. My left ear is fine, other than the feeling that it needs to pop. They are not dirty, I’ve tried cleaning them many times.
    2. I’ve been really shaky lately, like the other day at dinner, it felt like my hand completely relaxed and my fork randomly fell out of my hand and I could not stop my pinkie from moving back and forth. and my muscles have random twitches everywhere in my body. Or I will be walking and my calves will randomly feel heavy. Also, I’ve been having random Pulses of numbness in my face, particularly in my cheeks, its very strange and feels like a bug crawling across my face.
    3. I’m having difficulties falling asleep.
    4. My heart will randomly start beating really strongly, and it’s almost as if I can feel all the blood moving throughout my body, with no anxiety or stressful situations. I will just be sitting there and randomly start to feel my heart beating really strong.
    5. I get winded really easily in the last week. Climbing the stairs is a major feat. This is weird for me, because I’m not in top physical condition, but I’m not overweight or anything, so I don’t understand.

    Are any of these related somehow? What do you think is going on? I’m really confused, and I don’t want to go to the doctor if there is nothing really overly wrong with me because I’m really uncomfortable going to the doctor. Does anyone know how I can fix any of these issues? or know why they are happening?

    • ANSWER:
      You should probably have someone take you to the ER you might be experiencing what are called TIAs, transient aschemic attacks which can lead to a stroke. Some of your symptoms also point to possible heart problems. In either case go to the ER ASAP to be on the safe side. Good luck to you and if possible please let me know how you are. Thanks.

  28. QUESTION:
    Do you have any of these conditions?
    Adverse reactions and side effects of aspartame include:

    Eye
    blindness in one or both eyes
    decreased vision and/or other eye problems such as: blurring, bright flashes, squiggly lines, tunnel vision, decreased night vision
    pain in one or both eyes
    decreased tears
    trouble with contact lenses
    bulging eyes

    Ear
    tinnitus – ringing or buzzing sound
    severe intolerance of noise
    marked hearing impairment

    Neurologic
    epileptic seizures
    headaches, migraines and (some severe)
    dizziness, unsteadiness, both
    confusion, memory loss, both
    severe drowsiness and sleepiness
    paresthesia or numbness of the limbs
    severe slurring of speech
    severe hyperactivity and restless legs
    atypical facial pain
    severe tremors

    Psychological/Psychiatric
    severe depression
    irritability
    aggression
    anxiety
    personality changes
    insomnia
    phobias

    Chest
    palpitations, tachycardia
    shortness of breath
    recent high blood pressure

    Gastrointestinal
    nausea
    diarrhea, sometimes with blood in stools
    abdominal pain
    pain when swallowing

    Skin and Allergies
    itching without a rash
    lip and mouth reactions
    hives
    aggravated respiratory allergies such as asthma

    Endocrine and Metabolic
    loss of control of diabetes
    menstrual changes
    marked thinning or loss of hair
    marked weight loss
    gradual weight gain
    aggravated low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
    severe PMS

    Other
    frequency of voiding and burning during urination
    excessive thirst, fluid retention, leg swelling, and bloating
    increased susceptibility to infection

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    Aspartame may trigger, mimic, or cause the following illnesses:
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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    • ANSWER:
      Aspartame cannot cause Lyme disease, but Lyme disease can cause fibromyalgia.

      I agree with you, aspartame is very nasty stuff. It should never have been approved for human consumption.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have a follow-up ENT specialist appointment in two weeks. What should I do?
    Read below. Okay, so I may have been a little dramatic with my other questions, so here is my honest sayings about what the hay is going on with my right ear these past weeks.

    So here it is: this whole problem began in July when a careless family member shoved a Q tip in my ear when I wanted to head to the ER. Big mistake. So then, my mother and I, without going to a doctor, purchased Debrox, as recommended by a CVS Pharmacy employee. So mother and I went home and we applied the drops into the ear as directed. But after four days of directed use, there was no change and I was starting to experience a constant hissing sound and a feeling of fullness or pressure in my right ear. That’s when we rushed to the emergency room. When we got there, the doctors checked my ears, and that was when I learned part of the truth: a small perforation in the ear. The doctors then told me and mother “You didn’t damage the ear.” and made an appointment with the ENT specialists. Then, days later, we went to the big guys (the ENT specialists). I explained to them precisely what I have been through, and not to mention I told them I applied Debrox ear drops without knowing I had a small perforation. At the ENT office, they had a look in my left and right ear. They suctioned out a lot of earwax (mostly from the left ear since the right ear was affected). And that’s when they told me “I see no perforation. It must have healed.” After the suctioning, they did some tests on me, such as the test where you raise your hand upon hearing beeps, the tuning fork, and the test with the cartoony sound effects. And, to my amazement, the test results came out as “normal”. The ENT doctors said to us “There’s no infection, no tumours, no nothing. Your hearing is fine.” But I forgot to ask the specialist a lot of important questions like “Is my cochlea okay?” and “Are my hair cells really unharmed?” But since we were in a hurry that day, I never had the time to ask those questions. And now to this day, my right ear still feels full or pressured and I’m still hearing hissing now accompanied by ringing in my right ear along with a lot of unanswered questions. The truth is, I’m 20 years old, and I feel like I have fallen victim to ototoxicity at such a very young age. And now with the follow-up appointment coming, I have a lot of questions I wanna ask the ENT specialist for my follow-up appointment:

    - Even though you guys told me last time my hearing was normal and everything was okay, will I get the same results?
    - Is my cochlea okay? Hair cells unharmed? Or did I really get ototoxicity from using Debrox ear drops?
    - Is it common for humans to fall victim to ototoxicity from using ear drops during a perforation?
    - Is this hearing loss conductive or sensorineural?
    - Will this hissing sound and feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear ever go away?
    - If the sound and the pressure sensation are permanent, will I need a hearing aid?
    - Will I ever be the same happy old me I was before this whole thing happened?

    So here’s my question: is it alright to ask these questions to my ENT specialist or should I just keep my mouth shut the whole appointment? Because I think I caused a lot of trouble already for my family as well as on the Internet on various ear health help sites. Please answer below.

    • ANSWER:
      Your first priority is to let the doctor know about the feeling of fullness in your ear and the hissing.

      No, this is not ototoxicity from the Debrox.

      If your hearing test was normal, you don’t have either conductive or sensorineural loss. If you showed a pattern of conductive or sensorineural loss, this would help the doctor determine where it is coming from.

      You’re focusing on an awful lot of details, which suggests that you are googling yourself into a fit of anxiety. If your hearing test came back normal, there is no sign of permanent damage, and there is no indication that this will lead to future problems. There is no more predictive information than the battery of hearing tests.

      Focus on what you want to know, which is what is causing the sense of fullness and the tinnitus, and will they go away.

  30. QUESTION:
    Poem????????????????? :D?
    sad and sullen
    pinned to the ground
    staked through the heart
    wrists fully bound

    tempered and tortured
    toil and trouble
    gently blushing wrists
    blood coming to a bubble

    sawing through flesh
    ear-ringing delight
    oh how i love that sound
    such a beautiful sight

    burns and cuts
    scars all day
    so many problems
    nothing to say

    a burning feel
    a cooling sting
    effects unreal
    loud slashes ring

    death and despair
    emotionally drowned
    does no one care?
    six feet underground

    severed through
    self harm so prevalent
    a red velvet brew
    mind turned malevolent

    dreams and thoughts
    of death and suicide
    how shall i do it?
    foxglove, hemlock, cyanide?

    newfound hiding place
    for the fresh and the old
    to accompany my debase
    my bleeding uncontrolled

    no sense of worth
    pathetically abandoned
    a burden to the earth
    emotionally weakened

    my last night alive
    flooding the floors
    cant wait to arrive
    blood-encrusted sores

    • ANSWER:
      you did an amazing job writing this~
      it is a powerful poem and well written
      just as someone before told u, yet u
      do not believe in returning the answers
      or compliments by ever picking a BA!
      like its too much for u to do! Try it~
      you might even like it! it only takes
      a minute of ur time, u know……it
      takes others more time to read ur poem
      than what u find is unimportant….~ gl

  31. QUESTION:
    Poem??????????????????????????????
    sad and sullen
    pinned to the ground
    staked through the heart
    wrists fully bound

    tempered and tortured
    toil and trouble
    gently blushing wrists
    blood coming to a bubble

    sawing through flesh
    ear-ringing delight
    oh how i love that sound
    such a beautiful sight

    burns and cuts
    scars all day
    so many problems
    nothing to say

    a burning feel
    a cooling sting
    effects unreal
    loud slashes ring

    death and despair
    emotionally drowned
    does no one care?
    six feet underground

    severed through
    self harm so prevalent
    a red velvet brew
    mind turned malevolent

    dreams and thoughts
    of death and suicide
    how shall i do it?
    foxglove, hemlock, cyanide?

    newfound hiding place
    for the fresh and the old
    to accompany my debase
    my bleeding uncontrolled

    no sense of worth
    pathetically abandoned
    a burden to the earth
    emotionally weakened

    my last night alive
    flooding the floors
    cant wait to arrive
    blood-encrusted sores

    • ANSWER:
      That is very very well written. The rhyming and the rhythm flows perfectly here…good job…keep writing and don’t ever stop

  32. QUESTION:
    I think i have brain cancer? please help?
    I always feel like puking/nauseous and my head starts to hurt then i can’t do anything else. When i’m walking around i suddenly get weak in my legs or arms. When my legs get weak when i’m walking i can barely walk and then i get nauseous again, and sometimes when that happens to my arms i don’t have enough strength to grab on to something/push a door/hold onto something etc. Also, while i’m sitting down/walking my eye sight gets blurry for a few seconds or more and i feel like i’m going to faint I also slur my words sometimes and i feel like its harder to get things done because my brain seems to feel like it “lags”. What could be causing these problems? I’m really worried and it’s really effecting my life. also , my personality has changed a lot i used to be really nice not wanting to get into fights, but suddenly my personality changed. Now i want to get into fights for some reason or start one, i’m more violent, but i’m always depressed too and worry about everything. I always hear this weird ringing sound in my left ear like some siren, but theres no sirens anywhere i’m at. Please help.. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If you really have all of those symptoms you should be in an emergency room.
      It sounds nothing like cancer and I am not sure why you would consider it.

  33. QUESTION:
    Why does my left ear crackle when I swallow or flex my ear canal?
    Okay, this little problem is starting to really depress me. I will tell the whole story, with all the details, and I pray somebody knows what it could be or possibly how to help me. About a month and a half ago I had really bad neck stiffness, like I slept on it wrong or something, this may not be related at all, but I want to mention every detail. After the neck pain went away after AFEW days I got a really bad cold. I mean bad. And I, stupidhead not knowing this wasn’t the best thing to do blew my nose pretty hard in the shower, and then my ears clogged. or felt plugged up, but my left ear was definitely worse. I freaked out because I thought it was just wax build up or something stuck in my ear…so I tried to clean it out with peroxide, warm water and vinegar, and even went and bought a wax removal kit. Finally nothing helped clear them so I went to an ENT specialist. They did a hearing test came to the conclusion that I had minor hearing loss in my left ear at high frequency. He looked inside them both and said they were clear, and that I probably got mucus in my eustachion tubes. He told me to buy some Mucinex D, which I did and used for a bit until I accidentally mixed it with Nasonex, and it gave me side effects like my heart would race and trouble sleeping. Finally the cloggness went away and was followed by a ringing in my left ear only. It really started to drive me insane as I lost sleep, and had temporary insomnia. At this time I did research and read about TMJ and Tinnitus. Thinking the worst I became very stressed and anxious(which i am already an anxious person) and then I realized the left side of my jaw was really sore and I couldn’t open it very wide without it hurting. so with all these symptoms I became very stressed, and decided to go stay at my dads for a while. The stress started to go away and the ringing actually went away completely after about four days or so. But then I realized there was a crackle in my ears(both) when I would swallow or flex my ear canal, and not at all when i eat or yawn. Only when I swallow or flex it. At the time It didnt bother me because I was just so glad to be rid of the ringing. My spirits went back up and everything seemed to be getting better. My jaw(left side only) remained sore but did start to get better. I’m not sure how long exactly but after afew more days I started to get stressed out again because I noticed the crackling didnt go away. Then eventually it was just my left ear. Everytime I swallow or flex it crackles. Not very loud, just enough to hear it and know its there. It sounds like bubbles in my ear or something. I started to get more stressed because I was about to get on a plane for the first time and fly across the country from cali to NC. So I flew out here safely but the crackling did not go away. The weird thing is…a couple times(once was this morning) the crackle was completely gone, and I think it had to do with laying in bed or going to sleep, As soon as I got up and got out of the shower it returned. I can onlt count two times it went away so far, and that was one night right before I fell asleep, and this morning like I said when I woke up. the volume of th crackle seems to go down if im busy or having fun and not paying attention, but eventually i always swallow and try to hear it again. the more i do the more distinct i think it gets. when i move my jaw from left to right it still is kinda sore on the left side. and when i put my finger in my ear and move my jaw from side to side i can feel pain at the top joint or whatever on the left side. the right side is completely fine with no pain and no crackling in my ear. Yesterday I became very annoyed by it and tried cleaning it with a q tip, which i always use to do every day without fail before this all started, but the ENT told me I shouldnt because I had to wax. So I stopped doing it completely and alltogether. Until yesterday. I did it and it did nothing, and even brought a slight pain inside my ear, which is still there but not constant, its more like a slight ache that comes and goes. I could live with the pain but i am getting so tired of the crackle. i have read so many cases similar but not the same, in most cases I read that people have the crackle when they swallow yawn, move their head or even eat. mine ONLY happens when i swallow or flex my left ear canal. i have been told before i gind my teeth in my sleep or clench. so i figure this is the cause of the sore side of my jaw. i dont think i have done either recently though. this is pretty much every detail. please please please please somebody have some idea of what this could be. it keeps me stressed, and sometimes depressed. thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok Dane,

      “I probably got mucus in my eustachion tubes”

      The above paragraph, and all of the symptoms indicate that it is an inner ear problem. I have the same. Don’t panic :)

      Go back to the ENT, insist to be tested for meneires disease. If it is, a specialist could do some exercises with you called Vestibular Balance and Rehabilitation Therapy, which can cure you in a couple of sessions. How’s that sound?

      The fact that it is inner ear means no amount of external treatment will work. Q-tips, ear drops, syringing won’t do anything cos it isn’t wax buildup. It’s internal. You can still here the sound when you cover your ears, right?

      If you pay too much attention to the crackling sound, it will make your stress and depression worsen, and it will become noticeable all the time. If you’re distracted by something, you won’t notice or be bothered by it.

      Stress isn’t worth it. What if the doc told you that you have to put up with it for the rest of your life? You’d probably pull yourself together, and tell yourself not to take any notice of it any more. That’s what you should do *now*.

      Even if you are told by physician that you are ‘stuck’ with the condition, there is means and ways to get rid of the sensations through lifestyle changes:

      http://www.tinnitussymptom.org/tinnitus-miracle

      Perhaps there are other things that may have caused the tinnitus?

      Check:

      http://www.tinnitussymptom.org/tinnitus-home-remedies/

      And:

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

      For causes.

      Take care Dane, and relax a little :)

  34. QUESTION:
    Can you judge a guitar’s (electric) sound merely with a practice amp? (read on…)?
    This is very specific, but if you are an experience electric guitar player you might help.

    For starters: I am a pretty experienced guitar player and have an ear for good sound, but I am just new to the electric guitar equipment exploration.

    Basically, I have a small Vox practice amp. It’s the very small one that they discontinued. It is inexpensive, but of course not a Wal-mart amp or anything like that. I have been playing in it with (what I thought to be) a decent Fender Strat (non-mexican). I’ve played with almost all combination of effects. Most of them are pretty crappy except for one of the Blues ones with added reverb, but I’m still not getting a good mid/treb sound that I thought I could get out of a legit Strat. Remember I’m not using any addition pedals. The thing is the mid-range is so dominant over the treble rang…even when turning the treb knob all the way up. Should I not judge this guitar’s sound by this amp? I gotta have that strong treble! What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      This should be of help to you with more advice on that:

      http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/rate-my-mix-tone-threads/437281-guitar-sound-test-very-little-gain-gearbox-impulses.html

  35. QUESTION:
    Strange screaming sensation inside head?
    This may sound a bit odd, but I’m curious if anyone else has ever experienced something similar.

    I have an odd screaming sensation inside my head, not actually hearing a sound, but more like the sort of high pressure sensation you get from a really loud noise close to your ear. It’s like tinnitus, but rather than just a ringing sound it gives me the same sort of panic and fear you would expect from hearing a scream. Accompanying this is a very strange sensation/memory, I feel like I’m trying to balance on something very narrow, even though I’m just sitting on a chair, and keep having very vague snippets of a memory of being a kid, and laying on something very narrow that I was trying to keep from falling off of into the dark. But I have absolutely no idea what this would be an actual memory of, nothing like that ever happened to me.

    I’ve had this experience every once in a while for as long as I can remember, but it tends to strike at random. The most common time is for it to happen while I’m falling asleep, but I’ve also had it grip me while I’m sitting at a computer working on something, watching TV, and a few times had it triggered rather strangely by the examination tables they have in doctors/chiropractors offices or dental chairs.

    I’m fairly certain I’m not crazy, and I’m not on any medication so I don’t think it’s a side effect of anything. So I was just wondering if anyone else has ever experienced something similar.

    • ANSWER:

  36. QUESTION:
    Listening to headphones?
    Does it ruin your hearing? I mean because the sound waves are directed right at your eardrum. I usually like to listen to music with headphones on. Then when I take them off, sometimes my ears are ringing afterwards. Will this have any lasting effect on my ears and how well I am able to hear things?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on how loud you are listening to the music. If it’s so loud that a person five feet behind you can hear the music,much less someone standing right beside you can hear it, you are damaging your ear drums. Seeing as how your ears ring after listening to music, I’m going to assume you listen to music at a deafening volume. You should get your hearing checked. And, stop listening to it so loud. Listen to it at the lowest volume that you can hear it.

      If you do not stop it know, it will have serious lasting effects on your hearing, if it already hasn’t damaged it by now.

  37. QUESTION:
    Tinnitus Is Too Severe To Sleep – Help?
    Hey there, a little bit of background information just so you know as much as possible
    I’m a 16 year old musician. When i was about 13-14, I listened to an iPod on a very loud volume for a long time. After about a year of this, tinnitus started to develop. I noticed this and stopped listening to my iPod so much. After i stopped listening to my iPod, i began playing the drums in a semi professional band, which gigged roughly once every 3 weeks. I never used to use protection on my ears, but as the tinnitus grew worse, i started using some professional £200 ear defenders. Ever since i got these, my tinnitus has pretty much stayed the same, except for a couple of louder gigs which got through to my ears and actually made the tinnitius extremely bad.

    Right now, i’m into about my 8th day of not sleeping well at all. It’s horrible, it’s a high pitched ringing sound that is extremely loud. When i listen to music through a computer, or play my guitar, i can hear it over the top of the instrument or music.
    I’ve been to the GP twice about this, and he told me to just prevent it by buying some ear defenders (which i’ve done) and the first time i visited him, he reffered me to an ENT, who did a hearing test. The test showed that my hearing hasn’t been damaged at all, i’ve just developed tinnitus through loud noise exposure.

    Now what i’m actually here on Yahoo for, is to ask for as many possible remedies and cures for tinnitus which you know. I want to know every cure, experimental, homoeopathic, everything! Just anything to help me get some relief from this ringing! It’s driving me nuts. I really do need some help with this as it’s starting to effect my life significantly.
    Thanks, any info is appreciated

    (Anybody reading this who also suffers from tinnitus please email me (matthewmaster12345@hotmail.co.uk) and tell me how you cope with it?)

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry to hear about your predicament. 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 concentrates on it and listens for it, he hears it, but otherwise it’s not noticeable and doesn’t keep him up at night.

      You can look at the beyondtinnitus.com website for more info on various treatments of tinnitus. Good Luck!

      Source:

      http://www.beyondtinnitus.com

      http://ent.uci.edu

  38. QUESTION:
    Listened to headphones too loudly — effects?
    I don’t normally listen to headphones very loudly but yesterday I was listening to a rock song on YouTube and got a little carried away with rocking. I turned the volume up a little too loud and the unbalanced, harsh YouTube sound filled my ears for about a minute. Afterwards I didn’t have any ear ringing but I did find that my normal volume level of “6″ on my TV sounded a little low. Not much, but a little. My ears hurt just a little but that was probably mostly my imagination.

    My question is whether this kind of minimal ear damage will be reversed in the coming days in the same way a sore muscle, strained from exercise, will feel better given time. Is the eardrum similar to a muscle in that respect or is any small loss like this permanent? I would appreciate the help of someone who knows about physiology. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing should happen at all if you only do this very rarely.

      If you get any problems that last more than a week, then I think you should see a doctor lol.

      If treated early enough, you can stop or even reverse hearing damage.

      Everyone likes to rock a little. (=

  39. QUESTION:
    Is the works bomb toxic? IT JUST EXPLODED IN MY FACE!?
    about 7 hours ago, i decided to make a works bomb. i didnt have exough works left so i mixed it with half water. i put the tin foil in and the bottle got hot. i didnt think it would explode that fast so im running across my deck getting ready to throw in into the field and it exploded in my hand and next thing i know my ear was ringing because of the sound, i had my eyes closed because the fume got into my eyes and im exhaling because i got inhaled a little bit of the fume and i have works all over my arms/shirt. and btw, it was a little 8 fl oz bottle filled 1/8 with works. I flushed my eyes out for 15 min and took a long shower and drank a cup of water. its been 7 hours and i think im fully recovered i have no problem with sight, my skins ok but my chest hurts a little bit. am i ok and will expirance any other effects?

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    I have a situtation where I need to sound proof my window but I don’t want my room to turn into a dark bunker?
    I have one of those stand up air conditioners with the big tube and a tall peice of plastic about 6 inches wide that goes in the window side and you shut the window up to its edge. Problem is air gets through and the plastic is think. Now also the windows are not sound proof.

    I can never leave my windows open. There is so much noise from all the nieghbors its rediculous, not to mention all the loud dogs that bark thier heads of all day and night for any reason .

    I heard of vinyl panneling to block sound . Is there a technology of transparent vinyl? So the light can come in at least?

    I tried ear plugs they are anoying, I cant hear the phone ring and they fall out. Because I toss and turn at night.
    -thanks

    oh and by the way forgetr the police and animal control they do not take barking dogs seriously where I live. Plus people are slaming car doors in the middle of the night ect.

    I am a light sleeper and even my air conditioner is very loud and its cold outside and I can;t get fresh air which sucks..
    so turning on the air mkaes it too cold.
    please do not tell me to take sleeping pills either.

    there is no way for me to place a bark off anywhere either. some one will find it. PLus I have trained dogs and it would effect them . who dont bark anyway
    I do not live in the ghetto people……..

    • ANSWER:
      Replacing your current window with a double paned one is a good idea. If that’s not an option, you could get a “white noise” machine, and run it while you sleep. A lot of people find it soothing, and it will drown out external sounds so they don’t bother you.

  41. QUESTION:
    hey guys does this sound like it would be a good book?
    okay im just writing this for fun and this is only the description

    High-pitched screams seemed to fill the entire world at that one moment. Kyle Salvati lay crumpled on the ground covering his ears. The noise intensified. His head seemed it couldn’t bear the constant pain any longer. And then it stopped. The quietness of the room had an almost cooling effect on his still ringing head.
    What Kyle didn’t know, is that his power had just awakened. At that one moment, four other kids had just had similar experiences. For one he could see a blood-covered battlefield, for another she could smell the acrid burning of gunpowder, for the next her entire body felt it was being ripped apart, and finally the last could taste the blood welling up in his mouth.
    They had all just unknowingly become members of S.E.N.S.E.
    is it rly in another book?

    • ANSWER:
      That sounds awesome! :D I would totally read it :D I love the use of Ryan’s last name haha. e-mail me some more when you finish! Its really good

  42. QUESTION:
    Homeopathy for PTSD-any suggestions?
    A homeopath prescribed Lycopodium6x-liquid form-1 oz/2ce a day.. Felt wonderful for spirts of time. First time in a very long time that heart opened and life was peaceful. Ran out of money for treatment. Got pellets from health food store. No effect. So, anything for PTSD AND how to I convert pellets into tincture? Physical attributes-chronic sinusitus, don’t drink cold liquids, don’t like spicy foods, love fried food (LDL231),sleep on left, energy sensitive, smoker, allergic to almost everything-(mold, cat/dog, trees, dust, etc.),sound and light sensitive, irregular sleep, severe tinitus/ears ringing. I think that is most of what i was asked during last homeopathic consult. Help. Always terrified. PTSD.

    • ANSWER:
      You had a wonderful result from a remedy and potency obviously well selected for you. Over time the potency usually needs to be changed, and sometimes the remedy too. Your symptoms are complex and should not be self-treated. Contact your homeopath and explain the financial situation. Most are very willing to work with you. If that is not the case with your present homeopath – please look for another.

  43. QUESTION:
    Balloons popping in my ears?
    well on Halloween me and some friends had some balloons and we started popping them in eachothers ears I really dont know why. I think when my friend was doing it he also hit my ear. Now I keep hearing what sounds like a crickets or a small ringing noise in my right ear it does not effect my hearing its just pretty annoying. what do I do? it kinda hurts when loud things go near it and when I open my mouth in certain ways it seems muffled also I woke up last night and it went away but I went back to sleep and woke up and it was there again.
    never mind about me opening my mouth in certain ways it does not work anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      This happens to people after they’ve been to a loud concert. Nothing is wrong with your hearing, you just need to wait a few days till it gets better. It won’t go away immediately.

  44. QUESTION:
    Balloons popping near my ears?
    well on Halloween me and some friends had some balloons and we started popping them in eachothers ears I really dont know why. I think when my friend was doing it he also hit my ear. Now I keep hearing what sounds like a crickets or a small ringing noise in my right ear it does not effect my hearing its just pretty annoying. what do I do? it kinda hurts when loud things go near it and when I open my mouth in certain ways it seems muffled also I woke up last night and it went away but I went back to sleep and woke up and it was there again.
    the thing with my mouth does not work anymore.

    • ANSWER:
      tinnitus:

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

      hopefully going deaf will teach you to not pop balloons in your ears anymore…

  45. QUESTION:
    Strange pain in my neck when I turn it?
    Sometimes, when I turn my neck, I hear a strange “pop” noise, followed by an intense warm feeling, then pain, and occasionally my ear on the same side ringing. The pop noise isn’t like a joint cracking, it sounds more like something wet bursting. This has been happening almost as long as I can remember, and from what I can tell, it has no lasting effects. What could be causing this?

    • ANSWER:
      I found this under a google search with two words: neck pop

      “This sound comes from a release of nitrogen gas from the tissues that surround a joint, when there is a sudden negative pressure within the joint. This is harmless if it happens once in a blue moon, but if you experience this with any frequency, it is a sign of hypermobility or too much joint motion.”

      If you’re young, and it doesn’t happen too frequently, then there’s no problem. (Ask a doctor if it happens too often.)

  46. QUESTION:
    Does this sound like a logical answer to how death feels?
    How death probably feels in my opinion:

    The brain is supposed to survive and undetermined amount of time after death, I imagine the first thing you notice at the time of your death is an intense ringing of the ears (as your blood pressure drops) An ultra intense “sleeping limb” feeling of your arms legs and torso as you heart quits pumping stopping the circulatory system. A noticeable popping sensation as nerves die after they stop receiving oxygen, then a gradual decrease in sensitivity and dimming of ability to think as you suffer brain death, like batteries dying in a radio where you begin hearing more static than you hear music but because it happens gradually its hard to perceive, harder to perceive consciousness because your brain stops working.

    but Lethal injection is absolutely painless, its not only painless the victim is in a sleepless dream when they have a powerful tranquilizer administered, that stops breathing because its powerful enough to break the blood-brain barrier and numbs the hippo-campus (reptilian brain) aka the last part of the brain effected by anesthetics. The toxic drug is given third and stops the heart.

    • ANSWER:
      No. Death feels like sh*t…..it’s death.

  47. QUESTION:
    How long does the Z-Pack take to be in effect?
    I have a nasty ear infection. It only hurts when I hiccup, burp, or yawn (AKA exert pressure on it). Otherwise, it just sounds like I’m underwater and there’s loud ringing. I started the 5-day course Z-Pack yesterday morning, and I just wanted to know how long it would take until I started feeling better? I’m supposed to take a plane 6 days from now and don’t want to feel any pain because of my ear. Is this at all possible?

    • ANSWER:
      By 6 days, your ear should be relatively back to normal and there shouldn’t be too much pain. Just make sure you finish the Z-pack because if you stop when you think the infection is gone, it could flare up again and come back even worse.

  48. QUESTION:
    I achieved the “butterfly effect”(well sort of)PLEASE READ?
    hello to all, i meditate alot and for the past couple of years when i lay down to sleep i think alot of music but sometimes just sometimes i hear a noise(such as a bell ringing,girl singing, helicopter noise) and the noise because extremely loud like headphones on my ears, it starts to control my sense of feel i cant escape the noise and i feel like im going to die if the noise doesnt fade, it usually does but its a very scary experience. when the sound gets loud i start to shake a little trying to escape the sound its really hard and i cant control it. whats wrong with me?? please help me.

    • ANSWER:
      how bout you go see ur doc and find out if something is going on…

      instead of asking people on the internet

  49. QUESTION:
    Serious medical condition?
    I’ve had stroke-like symptoms happen randomly since third grade, and I am now 15 years old in 9th grade. It hasn’t happened in about a year but first the sides of my head above my ears get kinda fuzzy, not painful but almost like someone’s squeezing my head together. My ears start ringing but everything sounds extremely close and loud. My vision gets a reddish orange and splotchy, I find it hard to hold objects, walk straight and I get a lopsided smile. Usually I can just sit down and put my head between my knees and it’ll go away, and I’ll be fine with no side effects. The first time it happened in 6th grade was at recess while we were just standing and talking under a shady tree, another time I was playing tennis, sitting in the orthodontists office(I’m not afraid of the ortho-I was perfectly calm) outside for athletics before we even started exercising, and in the car on my way to New Mexico. Ive tried telling people but they act as if it’s nothing. I’ve always really wante to know why this happens because I’d like to be able to prevent it from happening again(it’s not a fun experience) and I’m really hoping it’s not serious. Also, I have no heart conditions that I know of and I’ve been through much more strenuous activities in hot weather and been perfectly fine- it just happens randomly

    • ANSWER:
      It’s most likely a monosodium glutamate (MSG) induced migraine.

      http://www.msgtruth.org

  50. QUESTION:
    Do these symptoms match those of a seizure?
    Recently, after smoking copious amounts of marijuana I began hearing a very loud ringing in my ears. Thinking I was just having a bad high from smoking too much, I simply relaxed and tried to sit it out. The ringing was something I had experienced before, but it was different this time. I didn’t feel that high, but the first few times I smoked I heard a similar ringing before and while experiencing an overwhelming high.

    I woke up to my friends yelling my name and looking very worried. When I woke up everything sounded like static; like the sound of static was in my ears and I was hearing everything barely over the static.

    My friends told me I had been having a seizure, but I have no idea what happened. All I remember is hearing the ringing and looking at the ceiling and thinking I’d just wait it out, and then being startled into consciousness by loud voices and seeing everyone looking at me. I have no recollection of what happened in between seeing the ceiling and waking up. They tell me I arched my back and stretched my arms out behind me and I was making strange noises for some time, and basically seemed to be having a seizure.

    I’ve never had a seizure before, but I have experienced the ringing in my ears, but only while EXTREMELY high and during one of my first times smoking. I have not however EVER heard anything like the static I heard after waking up, while high or sober.

    I should add that I’m an experienced smoker, and I know the effects of marijuana extremely well. I was well below my limit and in a very comfortable situation. I’m certain that what I experienced wasn’t because of the high.

    I was however, very tired, hungry, and thirsty. But I felt fine when I woke up. In fact I didn’t feel the slightest bit hungry or thirsty, but I knew I hadn’t eaten or drunk anything all day, and very little for several days prior.

    Does the experience I had sound like a seizure? Are the ringing and static sounds commonly experienced by seizure victims?

    • ANSWER:
      That is pretty much how a grand mal seizure looks and feels. The ringing and static are normal for some people, it just depends on where the seizures start in your brain. I usually smell something overly sweet, taste something odd, or see flashing lights that aren’t there (if I don’t hallucinate sudden changes in size of the things around me altogether, lol). Being really tired, etc is how you’d feel.

      Try to be more careful. Being hungry and dehydrated are known triggers to seizures. And throwing any kind of drug on top of that can exacerbate it. Even if it’s something known to help calm down seizures in some people. Sometimes all you need are a couple of the wrong triggers to completely neutralise a preventative. Take it from someone with epilepsy who’s smoked to calm it down. ;-)


Ear Ringing Sinus

Written By: admin - May• 05•12

There are many tinnitus causes. Some are common and others are inevitable, as with hearing loss and the body’s natural aging process. Some are easily remedied. If tinnitus has become a constant and serious problem, you should have a thorough hearing and ear examination. Many health conditions can cause tinnitus to increase in severity. Sometimes, no causes of tinnitus is ever found. Below are some of the more common tinnitus causes.

Aging. Many people begin to lose their acute hearing as they age. This occurrence, the medical term being presbycusis, can result in tinnitus. Pesbycusis may start around age 60.

Sinus Infection/Colds. Infections of the sinuses or ears can produce temporary tinnitus. This would naturally clear up as the body heals.

Noise Exposure. Extended exposure to very loud noises can damage one’s inner ears. Heavy equipment, jack hammers, rock concerts, chain saws, airplane engines and other extremely loud sounds are one of the common tinnitus causes. Microscopic hair-like nerve endings in the inner ear can become damaged with the result being tinnitus. For this reason, one should wear protective gear when exposed to the loud noises for long periods of time.

Ear Blockage. Something as simple as an abundance of ear wax is a common cause of tinnitus. Ear wax is a natural and healthy coating but a buildup can impair hearing and produce ear ringing or tinnitus.

Bone Changes. A hereditary condition which causes the bones in the ear to harden and change can be one of the more common tinnitus causes. The medical term for this condition is ostoclerosis.

Medication. A high dosage of aspirin or antibiotics may cause tinnitus. A side effect of some prescription drugs can cause of tinnitus. Some cancer drugs have been known to cause this, and higher doses may increase the severity of tinnitus.

Meniere’s Syndrome. This is an inner ear condition which involves the ear fluids production, pressure and composition. It often results in hearing loss, dizziness, and tinnitus.

Health. A number of health conditions can cause or worsen tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found.
Injuries. Injuring the neck or head can cause neurological disorders that affect nerves that are involved in hearing. This would be a more prominent cause in the rarer cases of tinnitus in one ear only.

Atherosclerosis. Cholesterol can build up in your veins, arteries and blood vessels anywhere in your body. When it builds up in the inner, middle, or outer ear, the vessels become less flexible which can cause a stronger flow of blood to the area, with variations in the flow. This can be a cause of tinnitus.

High Blood Pressure. High blood pressure can cause more pressure in the inner ear and cause tinnitus. Diet and exercise, and taking your physician’s recommendations for lowering your blood pressure can reduce tinnitus.
Diet. Too much caffeine, sodium or alcohol can produce the same affects as high blood pressure, in increasing pressure in the inner ear, thus causing tinnitus. A lacking of some vitamins and minerals can be linked to increased tinnitus.

Stress and Depression. Occasionally, no physical reason can be pinpointed for tinnitus. Stress and depression have been linked to tinnitus. Stress reduction exercises can help eliminate stress and depression. This, in turn, has been shown to help with tinnitus.

The key point here is tinnitus has many causes. Some causes are in fact medical and require a medical solution. Some causes are self induced and can be cured with diet and other natural cures. It is important to educate yourself on each of the known causes and then consult a physician.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Do I have a sinus infection? Ear ringing also?
    Hey all. I know I’ve asked quite a lot today, I just want to know something though…
    I may have a sinus infection. Stuffed up nose, little cough, and clogged ears. Well, within the last day or two my left ear has started ringing. It stops when I listen to my ipod or something, but when it’s quiet it rings again. How do I get rid of a sinus infection and ear ringing?

    • ANSWER:
      My son suffered the same thing one week ago,i brought him to the doctor and the doctor said it’s infected and started to be severe.Ear and nose are connected that if you left them untreated it will do you no good.Especially when you hear those ringing tones,you must consult a doctor and he will give you antibiotics to drink.He is now fine and ringing tones are gone.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can an ear infection/sinus problems cause a ringing in the ear?
    I was given ear drops a week ago but my ear is still sore and I have developed a ringing, I also have sinusitus could this all be related?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Lisa,

      tinnitus can definitely be caused by ear infections and sinusitis MAY be a cause of your ear infections. Sinusitis, per se, is not directly a cause of tinnitus.

      Well…now what do you do.

      If this ribnging in your ear persists, then you have to probably do something about it. There is no cure for tinnitus in conventional medicine, although natural herbal supplements do provide relief from its symptoms by calming your nerves.

      As you also have Sinus issues, this place is too small to talk on both issues,m CSo you may visit the info articles below on these 2 problems.

      remember to use the Neti Pot for your sinus though. A lot of people avoid it as they find it difficult, but lemme tell you one thing…if you use it regularly along with some yogic exercises, you will actually rid yourself from all the medications.

      Good Luck!

  3. QUESTION:
    does anyone have tinnitus ringing in the ears that gets worse when sinus probs and ear infections are present?
    i have tinnitus for the last year and a half i think it was cause by ear infection sinus infection i recently got sick again from spring allergy sore throat sinus preassure plugged and the ringing got worse has anyone experianced this and if so how did u deal with it did it go away please get back to me thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely….it’s quite common. Severe ringing is an aggravation no one understands until they experience it. There is a national support group, the American Tinnitus Association out of Portland, Oregon, and they publish a newsletter and have all sorts of ideas. I’ve been going through it for years myself and did a lot of trial and error things. The herb fenugreek helps a lot a people (drink in tea or take capsules); other people need to run radio “white noise” or music at night (I had to keep a clothes dryer running) to disguise the ringing. Others need relaxation drugs (not alcohol; it makes it worse). Of course, keeping your sinuses clear should help as well. If you’d like further support, feel free to email me.

  4. QUESTION:
    Sinus Congestion & a Ringing Ear?
    I started out with a deep sinus congestion which was shown through a MRI scan in January this year. In March my left ear started ringing. Has anyone experienced this before? Did the ringing eventually go away? What is the best way to clear sinus congestion.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go back and get your sinuses checked again if you are still having congestion. The tinnitus aka ringing in the ears is usually permanent so you may never lose this. For congestion use Sudafed. Go see a doc though about the continued congestion and you old MRI results.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can sinus problems cause ringing in your ears?
    Hi, have had this ringing in my left ear, gets loud then low etc. Very slight in my right ear. Went to see doctor and he said my ear drum is facing outward – convex and is touching a bone that is causing the ringing (pressure casuing it he said) he has given me narsonex 50 nasal spray, what does this do? Will it take long to work. Does sinus cause this issue?

    • ANSWER:
      Only indirectly as it’s often a build up of wax. Either that or you’ve got tinitus.

  6. 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!

  7. QUESTION:
    has anyone had sinus problems and a ear infection that caused ringing in the ears if so did it calm down?
    i get sinus problems and ear infection every spring it started three years ago. this last year i got it again but got ringing in my ears along with sore throat head ache sinus preesure as soon as i was better and the ear infection and sinus cleared up which took three months the ringing calmed down to almost unoticeable. now this year again in spring 08 same thing happened sore throat sinus again ear infection and the ringing came back stronger im still sick is it possible that the ringing will calm down again after i get better has anyone had a similar exp please im desperate also my teeth hurt my right ear had fluid and istill pluged any adive on that would be appreciated

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve been listning for the last 30 years,you’ll get used to it after awhile. The ringing is called tinitous,now if you feel dizzy or have some hearing loss then you have miniers disease al you need is 2 out of the 3 of these signs then you have menires disease.

  8. QUESTION:
    How do you treat sinus infection and ringing of the ears?
    I have recurring sinus infection on my left side. If it gets bad enough it causes ringing in my ears.

    • ANSWER:
      use a neti pot

  9. QUESTION:
    i feel so dizzy/sick my ears are ringing ive got a headache and sinus infection?
    i feel so dizzy and sick ive also got a headache and my ears are ringing and burning.
    im getting so pissed of with this its driving me nuts..
    could be caused by the sinus infection or something?

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a cold, it could be a sinus infection or just head congestion. You treat the symptoms which means tylenol or ibuprofen regularly for the headache and an over the counter decongestant for the pressure in your head and ears.

  10. QUESTION:
    My ear is ringing and it hurts when I apply pressure?
    So just recently my right ear started to feel clogged. I ignored it but then it got worse and I started hearing a ringing noise. I thought it was just sinuses so I took some Sinus decongestant but it hasn’t seemed to help. I also bought some ear was removal drops but it hasn’t really done anything either. And now just today when i apply any pressure on my ear it hurts. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I go and see a doctor?

    Thanks for the help!

    • ANSWER:
      My sister was suffering the same thing. She went to the doc, ENT, Ears nose and Throat doctor. Got a steroid and antibiotic and is doing much better

  11. QUESTION:
    Sinus flu, ringing ears, help me please!?
    I’ve been sick for a little over a week now and last Sunday a puffy feeling started in my right ear then moved to my left ear. Then that night it started ringing. Its still ringing and its driving me crazy. I just need come comfort in knowing if it is normal or not. I don’t have medical insurance but I have antibiotics. Its been 3 days now and its all i hear, i can still hear regular sounds but it is slightly muffled. A pharmacist told me that it is because I have sinus pressure, but I have never had it before. Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      You probably dont need antibiotics. Use a decongestant and in a couple of days you will feel better. Drink lots of fluids and take motrin for pain. Sinus infections can make you feel real squirrilly.

  12. QUESTION:
    Sinus headache , ringing ears, ect. Help me!?
    My ears are ringing, my head hurts, my nose is sore, my throat is very sore, yet my head has a numb feeling to it. I have sinus drainage and I’m severly congested. Last, but not least, im nauseas. I have felt like this for 2 days minus the nausea. That started today. I can’t go to the doctor because I have no medical insurance at the moment. Any natural or home remedies that I can do to make me feel better?

    • ANSWER:
      i don;t know where you are writting from …..
      if you can make it to your local drug store and get yourself some Benidryll its a Sinus/allergy Medication it will help clear your sinus and it makes you drosy so you can sleep

      Home remidies fill a large bowl with boiling water some lemon and tea put a towel over your head and breath it in
      you;d be suprised on how well that helps

  13. QUESTION:
    my right ear is plugged and ringing due to sinuses’, what can i do?
    So as the title says, my right ear is plugged from sinuses’, and i have been blowing my nose a lot, but its making my headache worse, so if you could please help me!

    Thanks so much!

    • ANSWER:
      Take some sudafed, or possibly even some otc decongestant allergy medicine like claritin d.

  14. QUESTION:
    does anyone have a solution for ringing in the ear?
    my ear started ringing three days ago ,it is aclicking noise realy instead of a solid ringing.my doctor is treating it as a sinus infection. any suggestions ?

    • ANSWER:
      probably ur doctor is correct..
      if the noise is described as ” clicky ” then most often it is due to a condition called Esutachain tube dysfunction………..
      It is a narrow tube running from back of nose to back of ear drum , its function is to suppply air to ear…………due to nose block, this tube can close or not function properly ..giving ear symptoms….clicking noise is when the mucle which holds this tube tries to open it unsuccessfully…

      if u are nasal spray. antiallergic medications then u should get over this in 2-3 weeks time..
      one way to know about it is to get a test called ‘tympanometry’ done

  15. QUESTION:
    Is this an inner-ear/sinus problem or cyst?
    -Ears were filled with wax, needed tons of irrigation. Now feel kinda full sometimes and some ringing
    -Sinus-type pain behind nose and eyes
    -Pressure coming in from top of my head
    -Dizziness all over head, sometimes so bad I get very nauseated
    -Sway back and forth if i stand up and close my eyes-When I try to sleep, get this “whoosh” feeling in my head and it prevents me from falling asleep
    -Feel blood moving to my head when I get up to quickly

    II’ve been feeling like this for 3 weesk, right after I fell on the ice. I fell hard on my back but did not hit my head. got blood work done and my blood pressure is fine. I got a CT scan and it was fine. Just got MRI results back and I have a very tiny (6mm) cyst in my corpus collusom (middle of brain) and the report says it’s not touching anything in my brain. My doctors tell me my symptoms are being caused by an inner ear/sinus infection. However, from all the things I’ve been reading, you can certainly have all of the symptoms I’m having from a brain cysyt. What do I do? I am so dizzy all of the time and lots of motion and loud noises justr make it worse. It’s hard to function.

    • ANSWER:

  16. QUESTION:
    My sinuses have been plugged up and my ears too. my left ear is ringing, will it go away?
    I have been sick the past few days and my sinuses were bothering me. I have taken decongestant and used some nose spray. The pressure in my head and ears is going away, but their is a ring in my left ear. Will it go away?

    • ANSWER:
      It will go away. The ringing is probably due to fluid in the tube or behind the ear drum, and once that releases the ringing should stop. It could take a few more days. If by some chance it doesn’t stop, see a doctor. It’s possible you could be developing an ear infection.

  17. QUESTION:
    Sinus problems causing ear to ring.?
    I have had a cold/sinus infection for the past few weeks. My ears have been kind of plugged up so I had them checked out, and my doctor said I DID not have an ear infection, but they have been ringing. I don’t think it is tinnitus and my hearing is not any worse, it’s just kind of annoying. I forgot to ask my doctor while i was there, will this go away?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    Left ear ringing, irritated throat, mild stuffed nose, Yellow/green mucus with 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.
    Can nobody tell me what is going on? all these websites aren’t giving me anything but over priced meds.

    • ANSWER:
      William, your description seems to be that of an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold due to either a virus (most likely) or an early Strep bacteria throat. Please do not put anything in your ear to avoid punching a hole in your ear drum. The wisest thing for you to do is get to a doctor or health clinic for a while-you-wait Rapid Strep Test or throat culture to see if you have a Strep infection which will require a prescription antibiotic. Over 95% chance it will be negative and you need to treat it as a virus-caused cold. When the fluid build-up in your middle ear area goes down, your ear will feel better. Forget the fevers till they reach 104 degrees, quite unlikely.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why is my ear blocked and ringing?
    I feel pressure in my sinuses and it’s also causing me to have a head ache. Can sinus pressure cause my ear to block and ring? I can still hear from it. It sounds almost as if I spent the night with my ear next to a speaker with very loud music coming from it…

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Blocked sinuses can cause ringing in the ears.

      I disagree with the previous poster about Tinnitus because you don’t have it every single day forever. I have had Tinnitus for about 2 years now. You don’t have it. Your problem is temporary. Here’s a link to a Tinnitus website:

      http://www.ata.org/

      The difference is that your ear problems will go away once the condition clears up. You could have an ear infection that could simply be cured with antibiotics placed in your ear. If it’s a sinus problem, that can also clear up with medications.

      I wouldn’t worry too much about it, but I WOULD go see a doctor to get some medication to get rid of the problem. It has got to be very discomforting for you…

      Merry Christmas and good luck!

      Mack

  20. 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    Ringing ear, irritated throat, Yellow/green mucus.. Fever?
    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.
    There is also blood in my Mucus sometimes when it comes up

    • ANSWER:
      Ashley, what you are describing is an ear, nose, and throat infection. The mucus comes from the throat infection. You should never poke in your ears as it may cause the bleeding or worse, rupture the ear drum. What would be best is for you to visit a health clinic or family doctor to get a while-you-wait Rapid Strep Test to be sure you don’t have the potentially dangerous beta-hemolytic Strep bacterial infection which could lead to serious heart or kidney damage, and which, if present, should be rapidly treated with a prescription antibiotic. Good luck. NOW, please go get a throat swab test or culture for bacteria.

  22. QUESTION:
    ear feels clogged, ringing, and painfull, help:(?
    I have a cold and wonder if it could be sinus infection? My ear is ringing and feels like I’m under water…very discouraging feels like it needs to pop. what can i do? (don’t have med insurance so I don’t wanna go to the Dr)

    • ANSWER:
      It could be an ear infection that is caused by fluid being trapped in the ear and becoming infected. When adults get ear infections, it feels like your ear needs to be “popped” such as when flying or deep underwater. Go to the doctor, becuase most ear infections are caused by bacteria that is being trapped in that fluid. The doctor will simply check your ear, see the fluid, and then prescribe some antibiotics (usually amoxicillin) to get rid of the bacteria.
      Do NOT try to pop your ears, this will cause damage to your ear drums and surrounding tissues. And remember to take the antibiotics for the full amount of days you are prescribed for.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can a retracted eardrum cause tinnitus (ear ringing)?
    I went to the ENT today for the maddening tinnitus I have been suffering with. I went to a bar last sat and every since they have been ringing. Although I had a sinus infection 3 weeks ago, and my ear has been full every since then. Well the ENT told me I have wax on my eardrum and my eardrum is retracted. He gave me nasonex and ear wax removal. So what is causing it? He doesn’t know. He says it could be, the loud music from the bar, the wax, the sinus infection, or the retracted eardrum, or any of the above. Any of you been through this? what did you do to relieve the ANNOYING buzzing?

    • ANSWER:
      “Tinnitus is rarely caused by a retracted drum. If tinnitus is present, another cause should be suspected. Because a retracted eardrum is often associated with a perforation, it is important to use forced air pressure (pneumatic otoscopy) to be sure that the drum is intact.”

      Occupational hearing loss By Robert Thayer Sataloff

      I really have no idea but this is the most precise answer I found… I can’t swear by it. Hope it has stopped ringing by now :)

  24. QUESTION:
    Why is my left ear constantly ringing?
    It’s driving me nuts! I haven’t been around any loud sounds. I did have a bad sinus infection about 3 wks ago but thats long gone. It almost feels numb?

    • ANSWER:
      The ringing in the ear is called tinnitus and you need to see a doctor, not because of the tinnitus but because of the sinus infection which could be the cause of your tinnitus.

  25. QUESTION:
    Why won’t my ear stop ringing?
    It’s driving me crazy. Now, you might think I’m crazy… but it gets a little louder when I take a step. And it might stop if I’m turned a certain way. But I can’t be imagining it… because it goes against my expectations. I thought it must be something in the room I was in, so I started facing all different directions. It stopped when I was facing one direction… but then I moved laterally and started turning again, and it would ring when I was facing the direction I had been when it wasn’t ringing before. It’s been doing this for the past 20 minutes, and only in my left ear.

    I have a long history of ear/nose/throat problems… tonsillitis, sinus infections, ear infections, ruptured eardrums, TMJ (not exactly a throat problem but I’ve heard it can be related to ear problems).
    But recently, I haven’t had any problems. No ear infections or hearing loss… the only thing is an infection from a piercing on my right ear, and a hard lump behind it which might be mastoiditis, I have to see an ENT about that…
    I’m pretty sure I don’t have aspirin poisoning, as I haven’t had aspirin in a while and I don’t have any of the other symptoms. I am taking an antibiotic for my infection, but I take one a day, as instructed…

    I am going to clean out my ears and see if that’s the problem, but I kinda doubt it… What else could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      Might be Tinnitus or Menier’s Syndrome. They are similar.

      Basically the space between the eardrum and a close vein closes up and the noise is caused by the blood flow against the eardrum. Your hearing amplifies the noise. By moving your head the contact can change causing the effect you describe.

      It may be possible that minor surgery could solve your problem but this is something you need to discuss this with your specialist.

      Ian M

  26. QUESTION:
    I have a sinus infection & double ear infection. 2 rounds of antibiotics haven’t worked what else could it bea
    have swelling of eye,ringing in ears,joint pain with weakness. Can’t seem to get warm.

    • ANSWER:
      honest sounds like the old fasgion flu but i would have them due a blood test to determine the rite med u need to hopefully knock this~~~~~~~

  27. QUESTION:
    I have reoccurring sinus and ear infection now with bronchitis?
    Every since i’ve moved into my home, I’ve had sinus/allery problems. I’ve been on about 7-8 antibiotics in the past year and start to feel better after a couple of days but once the antibiotics are gone, i’m sick again, with dizziness ringing in my ears. I also have heart palputation(irregular heartbeat) which stop while i’m on an antibiotic, and returns once i’m off.
    I have had problems with mold in my home, but whenever I find some I spray it with bleach. My children and husband have also been more sick then ever, and I just this morning lost my bird, which has been sick for A while now with upper respiratory infection. I’m lost and don’t know what to do anymore. My Doctor said it’s something in my home and If I can’t find it I need to move, or continue being sick. We just bought our house 1 1/2 years ago, I can’t work cause i’m sick all the time and can’t move cause we can’t afford it. If anyone has any suggetions or information please contact me. :(
    Thank you, Dawn

    • ANSWER:
      Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis

      http://www.aaaai.org/sitemap.stm (site map)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18 (site map)
      http://www.nationaljewish.org/disease-info/treatments/alt-ther/nasal-wash.aspx (nasal wash technique…alternative therapy)
      http://www.clevelandclinic.org/health/health-info/docs/1900/1948.asp?index=8610 (allergy overview..the Cleveland clinic)
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/allergy-shots/AA00017 (allergy shots…the Mayo clinic)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=232 (immunotherapy)
      http://www.aaaai.org/patients/gallery/rhinitissinusitis.asp (homepage)
      http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/whatisallergytesting.stm (what is allergy testing)
      http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/rhinitis.stm (tips for rhinitis..treatments)
      http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/sinusitis.stm (tips for sinusitis)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=240 (sinus problems)
      http://www.aaaai.org/patients/resources/easy_reader/rhinitis.pdf (allergic rhinitis)
      http://www.aaaai.org/patients/resources/fastfacts/allergic_rhinitis.stm (allergic rhinitis)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=239 (rhinitis and sinusitis)
      http://www.aaaai.org/ar/working_vol2/001.asp (causes of rhinitis)
      http://www.aaaai.org/physref/ (find an allergist or immunologist in your area)
      http://www.aaaai.org/patients/resources/rgce/rhinitis.asp (how referral can help rhinitis)
      http://www.aaaai.org/patients/resources/rgce/sinusitis.asp (how referral can help sinusitis)
      http://www.aaaai.org/nab/indoor_allergies.stm (indoor allergies)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18 (indoor allergies)
      http://www.aaaai.org/nab/index.cfm?p=faq (frequently asked questions about allergies)
      http://www.aaaai.org/nab/index.cfm?p=pollen (pollen and mold counts for your area)
      http://www.aaaai.org/media/photos_graphics/nab.stm (plant and pollen photo gallery)
      http://www.aaaai.org/nab/index.cfm?p=pollution_resources (air pollution websites)
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/allergy.html (medline plus allergies)
      http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/whatisallergytesting.stm (allergy testing RAST test)
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/allergy-tests/AA00023 (allergy test, mayo clinic)
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/allergy-medications/AA00037 (allergy treatments, mayo clinic)
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_47761.html (mediterranean diet in childhood may ward off allergies)
      http://www.medem.com/MedLB/article_detaillb.cfm?article_ID=ZZZ4H568I6C&sub_cat=129 (headaches and allergies)
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/allergiestodustmites/htm/index.htm (allergies to house dust mites)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=236 (pet allergies)
      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pet-allergy/DS00859 (pet allergies..mayo clinic)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=234 (mold allergies)
      http://www.fda.gov/womens/getthefacts/allergies.html (allergies and hay fever..FDA)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=19&cont=267 (ragweed allergies)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=227 (cochroach allergies)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=230 (holiday allergies)
      http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=18&cont=222 (air filters)
      http://www.rhinitisweb.co.uk/article6.html (rhinitis web)

  28. QUESTION:
    Ringing kind of sound in my left ear?
    Occasionally, I hear this continuous ringing noise in my left ear. I am really clogged and I have a bad cough. My parents said I probably have an infection. So, I looked up ringing in my ear and it says I have something called tinnitus. I’m not sure if it’s true but it is caused by loud noise or it could be a sinus infection.

    Could I have it? I do listen to my music loud on my headphones and I feel really clogged.

    • ANSWER:
      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://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.

  29. QUESTION:
    Ear going on three days of ringing?
    My ear has been ringing for three days! I am having a few sinus issues, but other than that im fine. wtf?

    • ANSWER:
      The previous post covered things pretty well, but I just wanted to add that taking aspirin for a prolonged period of time and/or in a dosage larger than you should, will also cause ringing in the ears.

      Also if your ears have had sustained exposure to loud noises such as from headphones, ear buds, even possibly continuous use of a loud cell phone, etc. this can cause tinnitus that can become chronic.

  30. QUESTION:
    What can I do to allivate sinus/ear infection? HELP!!!?
    -My sinus are infected, and it hurt’s to breather through my nose. I’ve taken anitbiotics at least 3-4 times (not for sinus infections) in the past, and dont want to become resistent to it.

    - Theres a ringing in my ear through out most of the day. And it is painfull to hear cars pass by; while im in a car; in the highway.

    Also I have a cough thats lasted a ridiculous amount of time.

    • ANSWER:
      Get a neti pot. My nose was always stuffy, and I tried this and it cleared up. Don’t worry. It’s backed by doctor approval. Basically you pour hot salt water into one nostril, and it comes out the other. It really clears your sinuses which is the root of your problem.

      Here’s what they do/what it is.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neti_pot

      You can buy one at target for like 12 dollars, but if you want a nice one go to a health foods store or

      http://www.amazon.com/Aromatic-Salt-Ceramic-Neti-Green/dp/B0013GY8D0

      If this doesn’t work for the ears try some

      http://www.walgreens.com/store/catalog/Ear-Care/Earwax-Removal-Aid-Drops/ID=prod5008-product?V=G&ec=frgl_&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=sku305008

      This softens the earwax, (which might be a problem) and takes it away.

      Hope this helps, get better!

  31. QUESTION:
    My ear is constantly ringing and feels clogged.?
    A few days ago my left ear started ringing, and it feels all clogged up. It is the same feeling I get after going to a loud gig, but I haven’t been to one recently. I don’t suffer from tinnitus other than in those circumstances. I’m currently suffering from hayfever and often congested so I’m wondering if it has something to do with sinuses? I’m also finding it impossible to yawn for some strange reason, and this seems to be related.
    Does anyone know what it could be, and how I could stop it, or should I just go to the doctors?

    • ANSWER:
      Ear pressure maybe or there is to much ear wax imo.

  32. QUESTION:
    I have a sinus infection, and my ear is blocked. Help?
    I have a bad sinus infection and my right ear is completely blocked with mucus. It hurts quite a bit and there is a lot of ringing. How can I relieve the pressure? I already went to the doctor, so I am looking for answers that will help me now, without another visit to the doctor. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to call your Dr. and ask him to call in antibiotics. Don’t mess around with an infection.

  33. QUESTION:
    Why am I not in pain with a double ear infection and sinus infection?
    How can I have a double ear infection and not be in severe pain? I am happy about it but, everywhere on the internet I read about people in pain.

    I feel sick, very dizzy, my ears were ringing this past week, and had a little pain in the right ear yesterday but, not serious. I am exhausted.

    I was very tired and out of it, my sinuses always drain so I didn’t think I was that sick. I went to the doctor yesterday and she used a machine that you stick the end of it in my ear and it tells you with a graph on a screen how infected I am. The wave should go up to the top and for me it was only on the very bottom. She said I was very infected.

    She gave me CIPRO 500mg take twice a day 10 hours apart…
    NO ear drops and Nothing for my dizziness.

    I started feeling sick sometime last week but, thought it was just a cold or sinuses acting up.

    • ANSWER:
      pain is relative -we all feel it different ways. continue to take your meds exactly as prescribed, use the nasal rinse, drink more water, rest, and follow up with your ENT.

  34. QUESTION:
    i have been sick with wheezing bronchitis, sinus and ear infection for almost 4 weeks?
    ok so i was sick for 3 weeks, this is week number 4 . i was coughing up mucus (green, yellow or dark) and i would be wheezing sometimes too. however i have not had bronchitis before and normally i i am a healthy 18 year old girl. i was blowing out of my nose. and i have an ear infection. it doesn’t hurt necessarily but its clogged to the point in which i cannot hear properly. i went to my doctor and she diagnosed me with wheezing bronchitis, sinus infection and ear infection. problem is that i felt perfectly fine through all of this. my doc gave me and inhaler and z pack to take. i got through all 5 doses of z pack and my symptoms are not completely gone. my ear is still ringing i am still coughing up stuff, and i’m still blowing my nose. i have heard that the z pack stays in your system for another week.

    my question is:
    i took z pack and it will still be in my system for another week and my symptoms are not gone yet. should i take more action or will the z pack make everything go away within this next week. i also want to know if there are any good home remedies for my ear infection because i want to be able to go swimming again soon.

    i am normally an 18 year old HEALTHY girl. i have never had bronchitis before or anything other than a cold, i’m just looking to get better soon. please if you would help me out !

    thanks in advance.
    ann, the doctor told me that the z-pack remains in your system for another week after you take the last pill.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see your doctor again for antibiotics.
      You will need to take his prescriptions as prescribed all the way to the last pill (even when you don’t feel the symptoms anymore) because there could be some ‘residue’ left over.

  35. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing after ear infection?
    I just got over a week-long cold (all the classic symptoms, cough, sore throat, sinus congestion, etc.). During the cold I developed an ear ache, which passed eventually. There was a discharge for a few days that came out of my ear after the pain stopped, which i understand is normal for ear infections. I saw a doctor fearing that perhaps my eardrum was ruptured, but she said no and gave me something to help fight the remnants of my cold. It’s been over a week and my ear is still ringing. Is it just the crap from the dicharge that got clogged in my ear or something? I’m skeptical to buy anything that goes in my ear just in case. Wondering what I should do.

    • ANSWER:
      some medications can cause Tinnitus, which hopefully you don’t have because that ringing from Tinnitus does not go away. If it continues, talk to your doctor about it again.

      since I don’t know what medication you were on I cannot look it up for you, but you can go to Drugs.com and put in the name of the medicine you were taking and look for the side effects and you can also do that on WebMD, both are very informative especially for side effects.

  36. QUESTION:
    Ear popping and sinus problems?
    For the past month or so I got a sore throat on one side and ear problems (liquid discharge, ringing, and pain) off and on. Yesterday, I got a really bad sore throat, my nose completely dried out, and I developed a throbbing headache. Now my head throbs whenever I change positions from sitting to lying down. I have a post nasal drip and my ear is popping. Only the left side of my nose is runny and only my left ear is popping. What is causing this?

    • ANSWER:
      sounds to me like a sinus infection and ear infection.
      You probably need an antibiotic to get rid of it.
      the ear discharge can be serious, as in ear drum burst.
      That can cause permanant damage to earring so don’t delay too long.

  37. QUESTION:
    sick and ear ringing?
    about 2 weeks ago i had a buildup of earwax after getting water in my ears. i used some earwax drops to soften it for a few days. then last friday i went to the doctor because i had a fever and was coughing and my left ear was ringing then. he cleaned my ears and prescribed me some cheratussin. by monday the fever had cleared up but the ringing was still bothering me so i went back. he said he would treat it as a sinus infection and prescribed me some azithromycin. it hasnt helped any. now my ears still ringing and my right ear hurts. what can i do? i cant concentrate in school and im feeling depressed and sad. he said he would refer me to an ENT if the meds didnt help but i dont know when ill be able to see him. and im still coughing. i cough forcefully, and i dont know to describe it, i think its like a wheezing cough. and im trying to cough up mucous. what can i do? please help!

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest taking a muscus and congestion relief product such as the rite aid brand or mucinex to help with the build up. The ear ache is probably from the congestion, because I had the same problem.

      Hope this helps

      -KimShawty

  38. QUESTION:
    My right ear stays blocked and ringing. How do I get it to open up? It is not from wax buildup.?
    I think it is sinus.

    • ANSWER:
      It could be an inner ear infection. Use glycerin based ear drops, and I do recommend going to a doctor.

  39. QUESTION:
    Ear ringing and headaches?
    For about two weeks now I have been frequently having a squealing, whistling sort of ringing in my ears often accompanied by headaches. I’ve been to a doctor who gave me nasal sprays to clear up what he called a “sinus infection”, but so far it has not helped whatsoever and the ringing and headaches are still as frequent and intense as ever. Does anyone know what the problem may be?

    • ANSWER:
      It is not ADD

      http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C177689.html

  40. QUESTION:
    ears ringing from sinuses?
    On August 21st I got a really bad cold. Well 3 days later I had a bad earache while sleeping and woke up with my ears ringing. They have been ringing ever since!! However it seems they have got a tiny bit less noticeable, its still bothering me. 2 days ago I went to the doctor and he said that my eustachian tubes were blocked (due to sinusitis) and that’s what is causing the ringing. He gave me nasonex & sudephed, ive been taking it since Wednesday, i haven’t really noticed a different. He said this stuff takes time to heal and that once it heals the ringing will stop. Has anyone else experienced this? I feel like I should go to a ENT but also that I should give it more time to heal. I just worry once everything is cleared up my ears will still being ringing. Also its only my right ear ringing I think. Advice please? :(

    • ANSWER:
      The following works for cold, running nose, sore throat and strep throat, when the throat is hurting.

      The most visible thing about sinus is swelling.

      The easiest way to control swelling is to give up water and all other liquids for 24 hours. In 24 hours there will be no significant dehydration to cause organ failure. But to be double sure one can stay indoors for 24 hours.

      Now if you decided to try it the next problem is that one who is used to drinking water or other liquids feel thirsty quite often. They find it very difficult to manage without water for more than 6 hours. For that follow one of the following routines. The option 1 is better then 2 and 2 is better then 3.

      1). Start drinking 1 glass of water 1 hour before each meal. So in all there will be 3 glasses of water in 24 hours. Give up all other liquids. After 3-4 days this will help u to stay without water for 24 hours or more.

      2). Start drinking 2 glasses of water with 1/2 spoon of salt 1 hour before each meal. (Those with very high blood pressure – may do so at their own risks. But others who do not suffer from very high blood pressure may do so by taking their blood pressure every day). After 4-5 days you can stay without water for 24 hours or more without water and other liquids.

      3). First thing in the morning drink tea (on empty stomach). It should be normal tea not too strong nor too light. One should not take anything with tea. No water or anything before or after tea for atleast 2 hour. Tea on empty stomach leaves a bitter taste in mouth. Resist drinking water or any other liquid for next 3-4 hours. After this the bitter taste will be gone. AFter this there will be no thirst signals. For the next 48 hours there will be enough fluid in your mouth and food pipe. You can eat your normal meals minus any liquids for next 24 hours. This will resolve all health issues including poor digestion.

      In 24 hours the reduction in the fluids will be about 3 litres or about 5% of the total body weight of a normal adult.

      Never the swelling due to sinus or cold and cough is more than 5% of the body volume.

      During this period of 24 hours the lose of water from the body does not reduce even by 1% to offset reduced water intake.

      The reduction in loss of body water thru urine or sweating starts after 48 hours in most of people. But to be on safe side giving up water and liquids for 24 hours will do the trick.

      The reduced swelling will give immediate relief from pain. It will make is much more easier to eliminate the cough thru nose without any pain.

      That will also improve the blood acid levels by about 10%. This makes changes at the cell level as well. Blood acid levels are the first line of defense against the infections.

      So swelling gone, pain gone, cough moving out, infections taken care of. Now what remains in the body for the next change of season time. Obviously nothing.

      So it has already given u long term relief from sinus. But in some cases one may get sinus during next change of season and may have to do this again. The reason is during change of season the body must adjust the water that is stored in the body. Due to some cell level changes the ability of the body to bring those changes is lost. But after 2-3 seasons that ability of the body will be restored and there will be complete relief from sinus.

      You may refer to Kole on yahoo answers. He posted that he got lot of relief. You may check his comment on my best answers of 14.8.2011

      To decide whether the above is right or not, you may comment whether u are in the habit of regularly drinking water and other liquids or out of work or other reasons u remain without water and other liquids for long periods of time. Those who are very regular in drinking water and other liquids are more prone to sinus and related complications. People who are extremely dehydrated are also very likely to face sinus and related complications. Those who are on and off with water are not likely to face this sinus thing.

  41. QUESTION:
    my ear is congested and ringing but my sinuses are clear after having a cold .how do i clear my ear?
    the barometric pressure changed drastically(stormy day) the day my cold was clearing up and it feels like altitude changes

    • ANSWER:
      Try sweet oil (olive oil) to loosen up anything built up in there, then wash out with an ear wax removal kit. Leave the sweet oil in over night first. Works for me.

      Swimmers ear may help also, it’s really just Isopropryl alcohol and is used to evaporate fluid inside. But it won’t clear out excess wax build up.

  42. QUESTION:
    does anyone know if sinus infections, or just sinuses, can cause ringing in your ears?Help!!!?
    I have had a cold/sinus infection and my ears are driving me crazy!

    • ANSWER:
      YES—USE A SUDAFED TYPE MEDICINE ( BOUGHT OVER THE COUNTER ) TO DRAIN YOUR SINUS’—-THAT WILL RELIEVE THE RINGING -TINITUS OF THE EARS………..I KNOW IT’S PAINFUL SOOTHING MUSIC LIKE LIGHT CLASSICS USED TO HELP ME……

  43. QUESTION:
    What is the best product to relieve sinus pressure and congestion?
    My ear is totally plugged–like on an airplane. It’s been 48 hours and nothing seems to help. I can hardly hear and have a ringing in my ear as well as a sinus headache and cough. I’ve used Sudafed 12 hr., Tylenol, and Ibuprofin, but am getting no relief.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Ear infection/sinus infection?
    My ears have been muffled and my left ear has been ringing for the past few days non stop. I’m 17 years old (female) and I woke up with tinnitus in my RIGHT ear in early december 2010 and it’s gotten a lot better but hasn’t gone away since, but now I have it all over again in my left ear and the doctor JUST found out that I have a ton of fluid/inflammation in my ears and she prescribed antibiotics for me (AZITHROMYCIN) ? idk much about it but do you think all of my awful symptoms will go away??? I can’t stand this ringing for ever

    thank you

    • ANSWER:

  45. QUESTION:
    Ringing in my ear…?
    Last night around 10 pm after I took some medicine for my sinus cold that I now have, my ears started ringing. When I woke up my right ear had stopped but my left ear is really hard to hear out of and it’s been ringing non-stop all last night and all day long today. I don’t know how to make it stop and my parents are telling me it’s just because my sinus’s. Is there anyone out there who can help with this?
    Well the doctor gave me Augmentin, Allegra and Prolex so do you think any of these are the cause?

    • ANSWER:
      This is tinnitus, the ringing in your ears. It’s actually pretty common.

      Damage to the nerves in your ears due to exposure to loud noises will cause tinnitus. Also, diabetes, tumors, high or low blood pressure, thyroid problems, allergies, and certain kinds of medication can cause this. So, for you it’s probably the medicine.

      To avoid this, you should:
      * Avoid exposure to loud sounds and noises.
      * Get your blood pressure checked. If it is high, get your doctor’s help to control it.
      * Decrease your intake of salt. Salt impairs blood circulation.
      * Avoid stimulants such as coffee, tea, cola, and tobacco.
      * Exercise daily to improve your circulation.
      * Get adequate rest and avoid fatigue.
      * Stop worrying about the noise. Recognize your head noise as an annoyance and learn to ignore it as much as possible.

      Concentration, relaxation, and masking the sound can be of bennefit for coping with this.

  46. QUESTION:
    My ear feels plugged & ringing. Should I stay on my alergy meds?
    I’ve had a cold, sinus, alergies… the works cuz of this nutty weather & holidays. I’m taking Claritin for my alergies. Ear doesn’t hurt anymore, but feels like I’m hearing thru a tube. Do I need something more? Claritin D? Should I see the doc? Or just give it more time? I do have drops for ear infections, swimmers ear, and wax removal… should I use one of them.

    • ANSWER:
      Clairitin is an anti-histamine, so it can be replaced with Benadryl (diphenhydramine HCl), which probably has less side effects (the most pronounced being extreme sedation). Maybe switch from Clairitin to Benadryl…

      Also, you can try using pseudophedrine HCl (Sudafed, not PE though)… the reasoning behind this is because pseudophedrine helps with Eustachian tube congestion, which you are obviously suffering from. The Eustachian tube is basically the tube that goes from your pharynx to your ear, and Sudafed can “unclog” it, along with helping with your allergy problems. (Sudafed is specifically marketed to help with your ear problem by the way.)

      The best bet for you in my opinion is to stick with your Claritin and buy pseudophedrine… if you don’t like Clairitin, buy Benadryl. Most of all though, use the Sudafed (Pseudophedrine).

      PS: Ear ringing can be a side effect of NSAIDs and Aspirin, so if you’re using those, hault their use or lower the dose until you speak with a doctor.

  47. QUESTION:
    If you need your wisdom teeth out can it cause ringing in the ears (roots in sinus cavity maybe?)?

    • ANSWER:
      Your wisdom teeth roots are not near your sinuses.

  48. QUESTION:
    I have a cold, left ear wont stop ringing?
    Ok i have had a cold the past couple days, just stuffy nose, some sinus pressure, and a cough/sore throat. my ears were fine untill this morning, i could hardly hear out of my left ear, then about 3/4s through the day i noticed that same ear was ringing, and its still going about 2 or 3 hours later i’d say. ive taken some tylenol congestion and pain pills, and it started after i took them… side effects or something else? its getting quite annoying and i dont know if ill be able to sleep with it… thanks for any answers

    • ANSWER:
      you can dry dropping some warm olive oil into your ear (heat it up in the microwave for a couple of seconds and no more than that, you don’t want to scald your ear canal). It will moisturize the inside of your ear and soothe the irritation.

      If you can’t hear well out of your ear, you might have a lot of wax trapped in there, so the oil will take care of that as well.

      Whatever you do, Don’t start shoving q-tips into your ear canal. If there’s a blockage you’ll end up pushing it closer to your ear drum and in certain cases, you could tear your ear drum.

      Feel better soon!

  49. QUESTION:
    Ear infection – ear ringing – help!?
    Last Monday I came down with what I thought was an ordinary flu virus: dizziness, extreme fever, dry/tight cough, short of breathe, vomiting, etc. Because I have had a previous history with minor asthma, my Doctor just prescribed me two inhalers; a ordinary blue Ventolin, and an orange Flovent. And because I was very stuffed up, she also prescribed a nasal spray called: omnaris (ciclesonide). She also said to get an OTC cough medicine with DM, so I got Buckley’s DM.

    By the weekend, I still had little improvement in my symptoms. To make things worst, I woke up Saturday morning with what I knew right away was an ear infection. Lot’s of pressure in my ear, and a constant ringing. So I went to the Hospital right away Saturday morning. The ER Doctor said yes I do indeed have an ear infection, and he said it appears I also have pneumonia, so he prescribed me an antibiotic called Avelox (moxifloxacin). He said it is one of the most effective antibiotics for treating pneumonia, and ear infections. Within 48 hours my fever had broke, my cough loosened up and all my flu/pneumonia symptoms had dissipated. So the Avelox seemed to have worked for that.

    But, my ear has had no improvement what so ever. It still has the throbbing pressure and a continual ringing in my ear. I was concerned, so on Tuesday (which would have been 72 hours since I started the antibiotics) I went to a family Doctor and told him about my ear. He looked in my ear, said it is inflamed and infected, but he said that Avelox antibiotic should clear it up, and I’ll have to wait it out before he can do anything else. And if it’s not better by the time I’m done my antibiotics, then to go back.

    Well it’s been 7 days on my antibiotics. I only have 3 doses left (1 a day). My pneumonia/flu symptoms are gone. I don’t feel congested and my sinuses are clear. But there is still no improvement whatsoever to my ear. It’s still throbbing, full of pressure and it still has a constant annoying high-pitched ringing. I’ve never had an ear infection and this very concerning. Does anyone have experience with ear infections where they’ve had a constant ringing?

    I should also mention my mom looked in my ear and observed that far down, it is very clogged up with a dry, solid wax. I stopped using the nasal spray: 1) Because my sinuses feel clear. and 2) Because I think it may be contributing to the dried up ear wax. I’ve also been very careful to not let water get in my ears in the shower.

    Does anyone have any experience with ear infections? Is this ringing common? I was also wondering if it is possible that this dried up wax that is clogging my ear is what may be part of the problem? My mom said it’s too far down (and too dangerous) to try and pick at. She said sometimes, when people have that, they sometimes put a couple drops of olive oil in the ear, and let the wax run out? My Doctor didn’t say anything about the clogged wax. Of course I can wait this out another 3 days on my antibiotics, but after 7 days, there is zero improvement. Any comments, suggestions or experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Ringing ears is a medical condition called “tinnitus” it is common for people with ear infections. I would go to the doctor and get it cleared out.

  50. QUESTION:
    How Do You Feel When You Have A Cold Or Sinus or Flu?
    About a week ago I was feeling under the weather.I would go out and when I was out I would feel kind of weak and ache all over.I would seem to be running a little fever and would get nausea a little .I went out one night and got a bad headache over my eye like sinus .I wasn’t out very long because it was really cold and I started shivering.I came in and for the last few days I have had headaches around the same area and felt at times kind of weak and spacey and ears ringing and eyes watering.Its a very cold climate here and I dont use lotion on my face and my ace feels like its got paste on it and itches

    • ANSWER:
      like going to the doctor