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 have been experiencing unilateral tinnitus, but my hearing is normal. Do I have cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing unilateral tinnitus, but my hearing is normal. It had been one and half days, and all I could hear was a tiny buzz. I recently read that tinnitus has a lot of alarming danger concerns. Is it typical for people with unilateral tinnitus to have a brain tumor or canc...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The most prevalent cause of unilateral tinnitus is benign tumors, not cancers. Cancers are rare. I recommend you do magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast for both temporal bones to discover any brain masses.  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 felt wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi iCliniq user , At least am happy that you are now not crossing the warning sign while listening to music. 1. Don't use earphones for taking calls and music , use it in speaker mode and at moderate volume. 2. Sometimes Pure Tone Audiometry (hearing test) doesn't reveal the initial minimal loss w...  Read Full »

I am a 23-year-old and I hear abnormal sounds and sometimes feel dizzy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I would like to consult or receive advice from an ENT doctor regarding my ear problem. There is a continuous sound inside my ear, like the sound inside a seashell or wind with some beating sound. I consulted an ENT doctor last week, but he only gave me a prescription...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. Any sound in the ear without an external stimulus is called tinnitus. There are multiple types of tinnitus and treatment depends on the type of tinnitus and whether it is associated with other symptoms like i...  Read Full »

Is there a remedy to ease tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ear tinnitus effect. There is continuous multifrequency sound persisting on which sometimes one particular frequency tone becomes significant for few seconds. Doctor told there is no cure and I have to live with it. Is there any remedy to ease it? I heard something like acoustic ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit R. Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Tinnitus is bothersome and unfortunately sometime it is difficult to treat. Have you had hearing testing and any sensorineural hearing loss? Also is this tinnitus only heard by you or physician also able to hear it? Reason being if it is objective tinnitus list...  Read Full »

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 whoozi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I hear horn or water drop sounds in my ear, along with itching and a minor swelling below my ear. Please suggest treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I feel water drops and itching in the ear, minor swelling below the ear for the last 20 days, and sometimes hear horn sounds. I took tablets Ditaze, Cefistar, Mega-CV 625, Pantoprazole, Hifenac-d, and Neosporin. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As you have feelings of the water in the ear, swelling in the ear, and hoarseness in your voice, I suppose you have a pharyngeal infection. That may give rise to eustachian tube dysfunction leading to such feelings in...  Read Full »

I can hear some weird beating-like sounds in my left ear. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pressure in my ears. I can hear some weird beating-like sounds in my left ear. It stops when I place my fingers on my neck. Kindly help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your condition is called pulsatile tinnitus. This pulsating sound in the ear is synonymous with a heartbeat or arterial pulse. The sound stops when pressed on the neck because the blood flow in the vessel going to the ea...  Read Full »

I am hearing sound and voices. Is it auditory hallucinations?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 23 years old. I have been hearing sound and voices for a couple of weeks. I think I am having auditory hallucinations. Experienced this before when I committed suicide eight years back. Then it stopped until now I am hearing them again. No medication.   Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hearing voices when others are not hearing, hearing running commentaries or as if someone is talking about you could be due to auditory hallucinations. Auditory hallucinations are seen commonly in psychotic disorders. This should be treated on an emergent basis. Plea...  Read Full »

Why do I have whooshing sound in my ear that worsens when I lie down?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a whooshing sound in my ear (tinnitus). It reduces when I fast. It is better when I am awake but gets worse when I lie down, and it takes two hours in the morning to reduce it. It started with an ear infection. Fasting and intermittent fasting have helped decrease it by 98 %. K...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You might be suffering from serous otitis media as there is a positional variation of sounds. Have you undergone a pure tone audiogram or impedance audiogram?  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 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 tw...  Read Full »

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