First Aid Follow the steps below, depending on the type of ear emergency. OBJECT IN THE EAR Calm and reassure the person. If the object is sticking out and easy to remove, gently remove it by hand or with tweezers. Then, get medical help to make sure the entire object was removed. If you think a small object may be lodged within the ear, but you cannot see it, DO NOT reach inside the ear canal with tweezers. You can do more harm than good. Try using gravity to get the object out by tilting the head to the affected side. DO NOT strike the person's head. Shake it gently in the direction of the ground to try to dislodge the object. If the object doesn't come out, get medical help. INSECT IN THE EAR DO NOT let the person put a finger in the ear, since this may make the insect sting. Turn the person's head so that the affected side is up, and wait to see if the insect flies or crawls out. If this doesn't work, try pouring mineral oil, olive oil, or baby oil into the ear. As you pour the oil, pull the...
Alternative Names Barotitis media; Barotrauma; Ear popping; Pressure-related ear pain; Eustachian tube dysfunction Symptoms Dizziness Ear discomfort or pain in one or both ears Hearing loss (slight) Sensation of fullness or stuffiness in the ears If the condition is severe or prolonged: Ear pain Feeling of pressure in the ears (as if underwater) Moderate to severe hearing loss Nosebleed Signs and tests During an inspection of the ear, the doctor may see a slight outward bulge or inward pull of the eardrum. If the condition is severe, there may be blood behind the eardrum. Severe barotrauma may be difficult to tell apart from an ear infection .
Tinnitus is the medical term for "hearing" noises in your ears when there is no outside source of the sounds.
The noises you hear can be soft or loud. They may sound like ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, humming, whistling, or sizzling. You may even think you are hearing air escaping, water running, the inside of a seashell, or musical notes.
Ringing in the ears; Noises or buzzing in the ears; Ear buzzing
Tinnitus is common. Almost everyone experiences a mild form of tinnitus once in awhile that only lasts a few minutes. However, constant or recurring tinnitus is stressful and can interfere with your ability to concentrate or sleep.
It is not known exactly what causes a person to "hear" sounds with no outside source of the noise. However, tinnitus can be a symptom of almost any ear problem, including:
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