Sound In The Ear

Sound in the ear or tinnitus is the sound heard in the ear but not from the external source. Ear injury, circulatory disorders, age-related ear problems, ear infections, etc., are the cause of tinnitus. Buzzing, roaring, clicking, hitting, etc., are the noises heard in tinnitus. Treatment includes the removal of ear wax and treating the underlying condition.

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I am having sudden ringing sensation in my left ear. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had symptoms of tinnitus in my left ear before three months. After taking medications, I got well, and I continued medicine for one month. Everything was good for the next two months. For the last two days, the symptoms have been really bad, and the intensity became high, and the whoo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your previous audiogram report is suggestive of a condition known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss, which was the reason for the sudden onset of a ringing sensation in the ear. In the sudden sensorineural hearing loss, there will be a sudden...  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

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 »

Why i am hearing some swishing noise in my ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this insane swishing noise every time I move my head or eyes. I feel like I am going to pass out. Even opening some doors do it if they create pressure from pulling.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since the movement worsens the symptoms, it must be an inner ear problem. There could be an additionally middle ear block or eustachian tube block as the pressure change worsens it. However, since you have not mentioned the duration, I am mentioning all possibl...  Read Full »

Why do I get restless and have headaches due to loud noise in the ears?

Query: Hi doctor, I hear a loud noise from the inner part of my ears. It affects my head also. I become restless due to it. I started to have this issue six years back and it has become chronic now. I had similar issues when I had a chronic headache. It became more complicated when I suffered from high bl...  Read Full »


Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most common reason behind this issue is migraines. It is important to understand the triggering cause of migraine that creates ringing sounds originating from the inner ears. The triggering causes of migraine can be lack of sleep, side effects of medication, unc...  Read Full »

How can I stop hearing voices when I fall asleep or wake up?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is hearing some voice for the last eight days. She can hear a mild voice while getting up in the morning, sleeping in the night, and a buzz that she can listen to. We have done audio and MRI brain for the same. The doctor I visited said no surgery is required. Please suggest a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother is having ringing sound continuously in the ear, which in medical terms is called tinnitus. Tinnitus arises from inner ear dysfunction and is a common issue in the elderly as the hearing deteriorates. Most tinnitus is not permanent and will disappear in t...  Read Full »

Why do I have a swooshing sound in my ear?

Query: Hi doctor, About once a week, I will wake up with a swooshing sound in my ear. When I change positions, it will go away. It never happens during the day. I just got diagnosed with anemia (mild). I have been under extreme stress. I am currently taking Prozac, Ativan, and Nexium.  Read Full »


Dr. Radhika Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A swooshing sound or wind-like sound in the ear lasting for more than five minutes is called tinnitus. If less than five minutes, it is not significant. This particular sound you describe can be caused due to a dysfunctional eustachian tube, which is the tube connect...  Read Full »

Does muffled hearing result from listening to loud music using earbuds?

Query: Hi Doctor, Im 16 years old and for the past month, I’ve been experiencing tinnitus in my left ear. For some background, I also experienced tinnitus for about 2 weeks a few months back. When it started, I was listening to music louder than I should have during a good part (about 80%) and I fel...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi Icliniq user , Atleast am happy that you are now not crossing the warning sign while listening to music. Step-1. Don't use earphones for taking calls and music , use it in speaker mode and at moderate volume. Step-2 . Sometimes Puretone Audiometry (hearing test) doesn't reveal the intial...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic cough, blocked ears and popping sound in ears while swallowing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66-year-old male with a weight of 90 kg and a height of 175 cms. For the last four months, I am continuously facing the following problems. Moderate sore throat, feeling like a lump in my deep throat, gastric reflux, poor digestion, a feeling of air blocked in both the ears an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you take a picture of the back of the throat, showing details of the affected area and send it to us? Which area do you live in? Do you drive a two-wheeler on the roads of Delhi? Did this worsen during the Diwali season? Do you smoke or drink?  Read Full »

I hear some sound when I stay in a silent environment. Is it tinnitus?

Query: Hello doctor, When we are in silence, we always hear some sound. I know we are not in a vacuum, so some external sound will always be audible house noises, etc.? Hope this is not tinnitus. Even sensory deprivation of ear causes body noises and hallucinations, read in places that are created as 0 dB...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is not tinnitus. Tinnitus would be heard easily, trouble you, and you would not have to search for it specifically. Tinnitus would be heard even in an environment with some sound not sufficient to mask tinnitus. It may interfere with your daily activities. And y...  Read Full »

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