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1.  Tinnitus
Tinnitus is the medical term for noises in the ears. Most people refer to tinnitus as "ringing in the ears." The feedback you hear, however, is not limited to ringing. You may also hear roaring, buzzing, whistling, o...
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Dizziness
2.  Labyrinthitis
Labyrinthitis is a disorder of the inner ear. The two vestibular nerves in your inner ear send your brain information about your head movement. When one of these nerves becomes inflamed, it creates a condition known a...
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Headache
  • Irregular eye movements
3.  Menieres Disease
Meniere's disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear. The inner ear contains tubes filled with fluid called "labyrinths." The inner ear is responsible for your balance, as well as hearing. This disorder cause...
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Fullness in the ear
  • Irregular eye movements
  • Loss of appetite
4.  Eardrum Rupture
An eardrum rupture is a small hole or tear in your eardrum, or tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane is a thin tissue that divides your middle ear and outer ear canal. This membrane vibrates when sound waves ente...
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Fullness in the ear
  • Bleeding from ear
  • Earache
  • Hearing impairment
5.  Earwax Blockage
Earwax blockage can occur when your body produces too much earwax or when the existing wax is pushed too far into your ear canal. In some cases, you may not be able to hear out of the affected ear, but this typicall...
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Itchy ear
  • Partial hearing loss
  • Earache
  • Fullness in the ear
6.  Age-Related Hearing Loss
As you age, you will likely experience a number of changes in the way your body functions. Hearing loss is one of these changes. Hearing loss due to aging is a common that impacts many older adults. According to th...
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Unable to understand speech
7.  Foreign Body in Ear
In medical terms, a foreign object is something that is in the body but does not belong there. It may be inserted into the body accidentally or intentionally.
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Pain
  • Fullness in the ear
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Bleeding from ear
8.  High Blood Pressure Overview
Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), increases the risk of heart attack, stroke & other health problems. Learn HBP symptoms & get treatment under an MD's care.
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Headache
  • Crushing chest pain
  • Swelling of the hands or legs
9.  Head Injury
Injuries to your brain, skull, or scalp are all types of head injury. A head injury may be mild or severe depending on what caused it. Some injuries produce bleeding within your skull. Others cause damage on the outsid...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Agnosia
  • Hot flashes
  • Personality change
  • Severe headache
10.  Concussion
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. It can occur after an impact to your head or after a whiplash-type injury that causes your head and brain to shake quickly back and forth. Concussions are usually not lif...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Tinnitus
  • Ataxia
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Headache
  • High blood pressure
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