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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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What could be the small swelling below my ear?

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 »

Why do I hear low sound from my ears? Is it normal to hear it?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes when I concentrate in a silent room, I can hear a low sound from my ears. I went for a checkup, and there was nothing wrong in my ear. The doctor told me that the sound occurred because of hair cells and said to me that it is normal. What is hair cells? Is it normal to notice i...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hair cells are hearing cells inside the inner ears provided with cilia, and when vibrated, it stimulates auditory impulses. Yes, these cells have a unique sound, and it will not be audible to us. It needs a high technology device to pick it. Tinnitus has a lot of causes...  Read Full »

I am experiencing auditory hallucinations. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I have been hearing sounds 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. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

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....  Read Full »

When closing my right ear, I hear a faint sound. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, When I close my right ear, I hear a very faint sound. And when I open it, the sound goes away. What is that sound?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a normal phenomenon called shielding effect of the pinna. Surrounding noises do not interfere when the ear is shut, so sounds appear different. This effect may be exaggerated in hearing loss also. So, get a pure tone audiometry done, to rule out any hearing los...  Read Full »

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 »

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 impa...  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 ear ...  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 %. Ki...  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 »

I have been experiencing a sudden onset of a low-intensity constant sound in my right ear. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59-year-old male. My height is 5.61 ft, and my weight is 171.96 lb . Just three days ago, I realized that I hear a low-intensity sound constantly in my right ear, like the sound when air is released from high pressure to low pressure. The PTA does indicate moderate hearing loss....  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can see, your pure-tone audiometry (PTA) test shows moderate sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus is quite common in this condition. Sensorineural hearing loss in old age is a common occurrence. As you have already started steam inhalation and brahmari pranayam...  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 »

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