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Ringing In Ears

Ringing in the ears is known as tinnitus. There are ringing sounds heard in one or both ears consistently. The common causes are damage or loss of tiny sensory cells in the cochlea of the inner ear, aging, and prolonged exposure to loud sounds. This condition is treated by using noise-canceling headphones, cognitive behavior therapy, and lifestyle modification.

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I have been suffering from ringing in my ears. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Both of my eardrum ruptured due to an ear infection. I lost hearing in my left ear, and all I have been experiencing ringing in my ears. It has been a week, and the ringing seems to get louder. How long I will be hearing this ringing? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Murari Kaimal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. From the description, this is a case of acute otitis media with perforation. The ringing or tinnitus is usually secondary to the recent infection and drum perforation. The hearing loss is also due to the same reason and should improve once th...  Read Full »

Are waking up at night, gasping for air, and tingling in extremities signs of sleep apnea?

Query: Hi doctor, I wake up in the night feeling like I am gasping for air with my heart racing. I also experience tingling in my arms or legs at the same time with ringing in my ears. This happens on average once a week. I have to find a light switch quickly to calm down and realize what is going on. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Sleep apnea is possible with the symptoms you have mentioned, but a polysomnogram (sleep study) is required for an appropriate diagnosis. This test comprises multiple components that electronically send and ...  Read Full »

Why is there a ringing sound in my ears while sitting below the fan?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting a ringing sound in my ear from the last three to four weeks. When I consulted the ENT specialist, he advised that I feel the ringing sound due to congestion in the nose. He told me to take Jupicef or Provo Oz or Epicord-4, and Forpan- DSR tablets for five days. And also, Naam...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not worry, as this is a very common treatable entity we come across. You have developed what we call Eustachian tube catarrh, which has developed secondary to nasal allergy/inflammation. The eustachian tube basically ventilates the nose and the ear. A negative pr...  Read Full »

How to get rid of autophony?

Query: Dear doctor, I am a 19 year old male. From the last three years, I have been facing the symptoms of Patulous Eustachian Tube with the eustachian tubes partially open few times in a day. My own voice becomes distorted and sounds like it is coming from a vacuum. Breath sounds are enhanced and swallo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vikram Vel V. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel a naso and otoendoscopy is first necessary to confirm the diagnosis. The condition is not dangerous unless it leads to some middle ear problem. If you can manage by doing a manoeuvre like how you described, it might help in symptom control and you may not need ...  Read Full »

I took Neomycin for ringing sounds in the ear but still the problem persists. Please help.

Query: Dear doctor, I am hearing ringing sounds in the ear. It is three weeks now. I consulted a doctor and he said that everything looks normal but gave me Neomycin and I still have the ringing.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaishali Mehta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern regarding ringing sounds in the ear or tinnitus. This can occur due to varied reasons like: Oldage. Noise exposure. Blood pressure medicines. Local diseases in the ear. It can occur without a known cause too. I would advise you to ge...  Read Full »

I had mild hearing loss, ringing noise in the ear, and excessive burping prior to an ear infection. Could burping be due to the ear infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an ear infection, and prior to that I had some loss of hearing, ringing noise in the ear, and experienced excessive burping with pain. Is burping normal with ear infections? Kindly let me know.  Read Full »


Dr. Basheer Ahamed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Burping is not associated with ear infection. You may be having gastritis which could cause burping. Pain in the ear may be due to increased middle ear pressure (during burping) and infection. I suggest you consult your doctor an...  Read Full »

I have pain in both ears with ringing sound and fullness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having ear problems with ringing sound in both ears and pain in and around them. When I put both hands on either sides of my face in front of my ears where TMJ is located, it feels like one is bigger than the other. I also have fullness in my ears.  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ringing sensation with mild discomfort in both ears are nothing serious to worry about. Ringing sensation are subject sensation, mostly noticed during sleep or in silent environment. Try to ignore the ringing sensation by playing music, watching TV or talking with othe...  Read Full »

Why do I hear ringing sound in my ears and echo in my head?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a hard-working man in my mid-60s. Two years ago a 15 lb street light fell on my head, a 10 feet drop. Since then I have been having a problem with my ear, a dimmed echo in my head when I speak and frequent high pitched ringing that leads to aggravating headaches. This could not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tinnitus is often described as a ringing in the ears like roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing which cannot be attributed to an external source. Post-traumatic tinnitus usually follows head and neck injuries. Do you have tinnitus in both the ears or in one ear? Any...  Read Full »

Excessive crackling in both ears while swallowing or talking. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Excessive crackling in both ears while swallowing or sometimes talking. Also, have extreme ringing in the ears and feels like pressure in ears. Had my ears checked by an audiologist and said hearing is perfect and did not sense any negative pressure with the test.  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any nose block or headache or throat pain or jaw pain? Your ear problem can be secondary to these problems.  Read Full »

Why is there a continuous ringing and pain in my right ear?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a student, and I am 23 years old. Five days ago, I had a severe vertigo feeling (severe headache, moderate fever, nausea, vomiting, loss of balance). This symptom started every evening, and after sleeping, I was totally fresh in the morning. Here, due to the corona pandemic, I could n...  Read Full »


Dr. Pruthvi Raju Uppalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Is your ear discharging frequently? As per your complaints, it is suggestive of chronic supportive otitis media(CSOM). Are you sure your membrane is intact and normal? Have you seen an endoscopic picture? I understand you cannot go to a hospi...  Read Full »

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