Symptom: Ear sounds
Ear sounds: Hearing ringing, buzzing, or noises in the ears
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.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Ear sounds:
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Types of Ear sounds: tinnitus (16)
Ear sounds type of: Hearing symptoms (49), Tinnitus (16), Ear symptoms (75)
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Possible causes of symptom: Ear sounds: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ear sounds as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Tinnitus - see causes of tinnitus
- Ear infection
- Acute inner ear infection
- Fluid in the ear (see Ear discharge)
- Ear wax
- Eustachian catarrh
- Meniere's disease
- Auditory nerve tumor
- Loud noise exposure - see also noise induced hearing loss
- Heart murmur - the sound of the heart is sometimes heard within the ear.
- Anemia - may cause noises in the ear.
Conditions listing 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.
Conditions listing complications: Ear sounds: The following list of conditions have 'Ear sounds' or similar listed as a 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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