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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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The ringing sound in my ears intensifies on moving the jaws. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ringing in my left ear. It is louder when I move my jaw in the opposite direction to the ear or open it wide, like yawning. It also gets louder when I tilt my head opposite to the ear. Massaging the muscle on my left neck makes it ring louder. It is also harder to pop that ear. It ...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, Ringing sound in the ear can be due to multiple causes. First, we need to test the functioning of the auditory nerve. I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), tympanic membrane looks alrigh...  Read Full »

Does the pollen allergy cause a ringing sensation in my ear?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female. I have symptoms of watery eyes, running nose, and sneezing a lot due to pollen allergy. Last year, the symptoms lasted for a few days but subsided on taking the tablet Omnaris and tablet Citirizine as prescribed by the physician. Currently, I am taking the ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, I am delighted to welcome you to I read your query and understand your concern. The ringing of the ear can occur due to the following reasons: 1. Allergic Rhinitis: As there is congestion in the nasal and eustachian tube opening, there can be compromised middle ear ventilation an...  Read Full »

I often hear rhythmic sounds similar to a heartbeat and ringing in my ears. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old female, obese, and I catch a cold very quickly. Since last month, I have taken raw fenugreek seeds on an empty stomach and exercised. Last month, I had ice cream at night (but did not catch a cold). From the next day onwards, whenever I bent down, I felt something ringi...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Ear blockage, ringing, or unstimulated sound in the ear after a cold happens due to eustachian tube (ET) blockage. ET connects the middle ear with the back of the nose and serves to equalize pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane an...  Read Full »

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