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Ear sounds

Ear sounds: Introduction

Hearing inappropriate sounds such as ringing, buzzing, roaring or similar noises in the ears is quite common and is called "tinnitus". It may be temporary or it may be intermittent or permanent, and tinnitus may be mostly harmless (i.e. only annoying), or it may be an indication of a serious underlying medical condition. For more information, see the disease information on tinnitus, or any of the conditions listed with similar symptoms. Tinnitus and similar ear sound symptoms need professional medical advice....more »

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Causes of Ear sounds:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ear sounds. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Ear sounds

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Causes of Types of Ear sounds:

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Ear sounds: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Ear sounds, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Ear sounds Treatments

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Stories from Users for Ear sounds

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Message Boards for Ear sounds

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Diagnostic tests for Ear sounds:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Ear sounds. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure
    • Examine ear for abnormalities - e.g. ear wax, otitis externa (outer ear infection), otitis media (middle ear infection), rupture of ear drum, mastoiditis and cholesteatoma.
    • Ear drum may be red in cases of a glomus tumor
    • Complete nervous system examination should be performed. If abnormalities are found may suggest multiple sclerosis, advanced acoustic neuroma, basilar artery occlusion or insufficiency, brain stem tumors and central nervous system syphilis
    • Nystagmus may suggest Meniere's disease
  • more tests...»

Ear sounds: Animations

Ear sounds: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Ear sounds may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Ear sounds

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Ear sounds. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Ear sounds: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Ear sounds

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Ear sounds: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Ear sounds

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Ear sounds: Related Rare Diseases

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Ear sounds: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Ear sounds:

The list of organs typically affected by Ear sounds may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Ear sounds

The list below shows some of the causes of Ear sounds mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ear sounds?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ear sounds. Of the 123 causes of Ear sounds that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 120 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ear sounds:

The following list of conditions have 'Ear sounds' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Ear sounds:

The following list of medical conditions have Ear sounds or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.




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Causes of Ear sounds Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Ear sounds based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Ear sounds?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Ear sounds, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Ear sounds:

    Subtypes of Ear sounds:

    Tinnitus (203 causes), Buzzing in ears (31 causes), Ringing in ears (21 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Ear sounds:

    Hearing symptoms (1100 causes), Tinnitus (203 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Ear sounds:

    Hearing voices (7 causes), Hearing loss (271 causes), Buzzing in the ear, Tinnitus (203 causes), Earache (162 causes), Ear infection (83 causes), Acute inner ear infection, Fluid in the ear, Ear wax, Eustachian catarrh, Meniere's disease (4 causes), Auditory nerve tumor

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    Medical News summaries about Ear sounds

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Ear sounds

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