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Ear Clicking

Ear clicking is known as tinnitus. People suffering from tinnitus use to hear a clicking or noisy sound in the ears and head, without any outside noise or sound. It feels like continuous ringing in the ear. The sound can be noisy, ringing, clicking, or other sounds.

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Why do I have ear clicking and discharge?

Query: Hello doctor,I hear a clicking sound in my ears since the last three to four months. When I put my fingers inside my ears, a brown sticky substance comes out. The clicking sound does not come on its own, but it comes when I focus on it too much, although I have no earache.  Read Full »

Dr. Fazil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it can either be due to wax impaction or it can be due to a defect in your eustachian tube functioning which is causing pressure differences in your ear and may cause fluid collection, or tinnitus. But to confirm this, you need a personal consultatio...  Read Full »

I feel clickings in my ear after a loud noise. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was subjected to a loud noise in my left ear. Since then, I have had a high pitch whine and my ear clicks. It seems as if I can contract a muscle in my ear and force it to click and then sometimes it seems to happen on its own. It happens more often than not, with brief episodes wher...  Read Full »

Dr. S. Nishanth

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your problem could be diagnosed following a simple audiological evaluation with tests called pure tone audiometry and impedance audiometry to determine any hearing loss and eustachian tube dysfunction that you might be having. Treatment will depend on the result of the...  Read Full »

I have TMJ pain. Will the mouthguard help with TMJ's problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I have terrible temporomandibular joint pain in my jaw, clicking and popping sounds in my ears, sharp pain in my facial bones, and also, my jaw and teeth hurt after every meal for two or three months. I went to the dental clinic, where the dentist took my x-ray and diagnosed me with tempo...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, Mouthguards are the first preference of choice for temporomandibular joint issues, although they are not the only solution for correcting the jaw. You would first require a muscle relaxant to relieve your joint discomfort, and also I need to k...  Read Full »

Why no relief from ear surgery after 6 months?

Query: Hello doctor, About a year ago, I noticed mild clicking in my right ear, only in the early morning. It was triggered mostly by sound and rarely started on its own. This pattern continued for several months and then stopped. About eight months ago, I developed eustachian tube dysfunction following fl...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and thoroughly reviewed your reports and history. I believe the current issues you face are likely due to the surgery on the tube. One of the side effects of eustachian tube dilatation is an excessively patent tube. The nasopharyngeal end becomes...  Read Full »

What causes eustachian tube problems after boarding a flight?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I got off a flight, and around 24 hours later, tinnitus set in. I had never had it before, so it was very odd. On the flight, I was suffering from a bad case of contact dermatitis (what my PCP thought). I have already been to two different ENTs. The first one said that I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Is there any change in the symptoms at all? Any difference was seen with the medicines, steroids, and antibiotics you have taken? Is there any other associated nose or throat symptoms? When you took the flight journey ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my pain in the ear and jaw joint after yawning?

Query: Hello doctor, I was fine until last evening but woke up at night when I heard a sound after yawning. My jaw joint and ear have been paining a lot since then. Has any structure in my ear got damaged? What has happened to me?  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you get a clinical examination done for upper or lower wisdom tooth infection on that particular site where you are having pain. If not, you might need a thorough examination of the lower jaw abnormalities. I will suggest antibiotics and painkillers after p...  Read Full »

Why am I having constant lightheadedness and clicking sound in ears?

Query: Hello doctor, My symptoms are constant lightheadedness, feeling like a drunk all the time, fatigue after a couple of hours, and a clicking sound when swallowing in both ears for the last eight weeks. Yawning also causes a clicking sound. Ear fullness in both ears, some weird, very low buzzing sound ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We need to look at your reports and investigation films for the correct diagnosis. Kindly upload all the reports and relevant investigation films and get back to us. Eustachian tube dysfunction does not take that long to heal. Appropriate medicines will help you get re...  Read Full »

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