Acoustic Trauma

Acoustic trauma is referred to as an injury of the inner ear caused due to exposure to a high decibel noise. The causes are sounds produced from explosions, gunshots, firecrackers, and head trauma. These result in conductive hearing loss and damaged eardrums. It is treated by taking hyperbaric oxygen therapy and corticosteroids.

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Recently, I had a noise trauma which made my ear sensitive to closer noise and tinnitus. Should I worry about the noise of the drill while reshaping my teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just been to see my orthodontist today. He usually creates spacing between my teeth for Invisalign with a handheld strip manually that is like sandpaper. I had a noise trauma in the new year, which made my ear sensitive to closer noise and tinnitus. My orthodontist today told me th...  Read Full »


Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your noise trauma. Hope the sensitivity to the ears goes off completely. The handheld strips are used when the amount of space to be created is very small, and if it is unable to do so, it can be created by the drill (airotor) to avoid creating ex...  Read Full »

I was exposed to fireworks which produced loud sounds near my ear. Why does my ear feel clogged?

Query: Hi doctor, Three to four days back, I was exposed to fireworks that affected my ear. I had no previous history of ear problems. Yesterday I went to a general physician who told me my ear drum looks fine. Currently, I am taking hypertensive drugs and water pills. However, the ear still feels clogge...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been exposed to sudden loud sounds; this usually results in acoustic trauma. There are two variants of it. Better assessment can be done if you can answer the following questions. 1. What drugs have your general physician prescribed? 2. How many hours ha...  Read Full »

I suffered an acoustic trauma two months back, and now I am experiencing vision problems. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I suffered an acoustic trauma after a loud microsuction in my ears to remove ear wax. It left me with tinnitus, hyperacusis, and aural fullness. This settled after a few weeks, and while at its worst around two and a half weeks to three weeks after, wisdom tooth got tri...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Have you noticed any changes in hearing? Do you feel vertigo when you change posture? For example, stand with legs joined and close your eyes. Do you sway or feel as if you are going to fall? Please send your answers to the abov...  Read Full »

Is my blurry vision due to acoustic trauma that occurred three months back?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a situation that is causing me lots of concern, and I have seen many specialists in my country, but it did not help. Three months back, just before Christmas, I suffered an acoustic noise trauma. The doctor had performed a micro-suction ear wax removal which caused a very louder noi...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. So sorry to hear about your predicament. From the details you have given so far, I understand that all these issues began after getting your ear wax removed. You mentioned that you had dental swelling, which could have been an infection that co...  Read Full »

I have blurry vision after suffering from an acoustic trauma. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I suffered an acoustic trauma after a loud microsuction in my ears to remove ear wax. It left me with tinnitus, hyperacusis, and aural fullness. This settled after a few weeks. Later after two and a half weeks, my wisdom tooth got triggered, and my gums were swollen. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Visual change after noise blast seems an infrequent and unlikely event. Please answer the following questions so that I can help you better. 1) How is your hearing now? 2) Have you done any hearing tests recently? 3) Do you have vertigo? 4) Is there any spinning ...  Read Full »

Did acoustic trauma after micro-suction cause blurred and double vision?

Query: Hello doctor,Two months ago, I suffered an acoustic trauma after a loud microsuction procedure in my ears to remove ear wax. It left me with tinnitus, hyperacusis, and ear fullness. It got settled after a few weeks, and while at its worst around two and a half weeks to three weeks, it triggered my w...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. As per your description, one thing I can say is that acoustic trauma or dental problem would not affect the vision. Regarding the eye symptoms, I would like to know the following,1) Do you mainly have blurring of vision or after effect? or also...  Read Full »

I am having pain, dryness and disorientation in the eyes a few weeks after acoustic trauma. Is it related?

Query: Hi doctor,Two months back, I had an acoustic trauma, which gave me tinnitus and ringing in my ears, aural fullness and hyperacusis, sensitivity to sound. All these symptoms decreased in severity but a few weeks later my wisdom tooth flared up, and on the same side my eye got blurry. I have eye pain ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gopal Damani

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I cannot relate your eye problem to your acoustic trauma.And an ophthalmologist has already seen you so maybe it is severe dry eyes only.Can you share your glass number and photo of both your eyes so that a diagnosis can be arrived at and treatment can be started accordingl...  Read Full »

Does mild high frequency hearing loss get worse in future?

Query: Hello doctor, My 9-year-old daughter has recently been diagnosed with a mild high frequency hearing loss in both ears. Her hearing levels are only very slightly below normal and it is not impacting her day to day in a noticeable way so, for the moment, the audiology team are just monitoring it. M...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your worry. I would say it is possible to develop such a hearing loss due to what we call acoustic trauma, noise-induced. However, we can never be sure whether the loss is due to that incident or due to some other or if the loss was congenitally presen...  Read Full »

Is ringing in my left ear due to sound from a loudspeaker?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to a chant few days back. There the loudspeaker was very loud. The very next day I noticed that there is ringing in my left ear. Now, it has been four days, but it has not gone. Can you help me? I am very scared. Has it caused any effect on my eardrum? Please see to it. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history of noise exposure and symptoms, it is suggestive of acoustic trauma. It occurs after a single exposure to very intense sound which cause damage to the organ of corti or damage the hair cells. Symptoms include ringing sensation in ear known as tinni...  Read Full »

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