Is it normal to have an intense ringing in your ears?

Sometimes I will have a ringing in my ears that is faint and what I would assume to me normal. Other times it is so loud and intense like everything else is completed muted and all I hear is this loud ringing. I feel pressure in my head when it happens too. Is this normal or something I should be concerned about? I hear people say they have a ringing in their ears all the time but it's not like you can hear theirs so I don't know what is normal!

Is It Normal?
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  • The sensation of pressure should be investigated. Other than that, it does sounds like tinnitus. While it is true that often it can't be cured, sometimes it is possible to identify the problem and fix it.

    It can be caused by problems in the ear such as an infection or build up of fluid in the inner ear. It can also be the result of diabetes and a side effect of medication. I experience mild, temporary tinnitus when I take ibuprofen and aspirin, and nicotine also causes a ringing in my ears.

    It's possible a doctor won't be able to suggest how to cure it, but you should still make that appointment.

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  • Feeling pressure, and it being so loud you can't hear other things is not typical with tinnitus.

    See a doctor asap, and be very careful avoiding loud sounds and environments

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    • I do have very sensitive hearing now that you mention it, but never put the two together. I'm definitely going to make an appointment now. Thank you!

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  • Are you a heavy smoker? I used to have this years back when I smoked and I also had mild deafness, enough to qualify for a hearing aid: all ok since a few months after I quit

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  • It's tinnitus.

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  • fortunately with ear infection you will have pain and deafness due to congestion and not tinnitus and if you cant tell the difference you need a doctor so you can both figure that out together. you know like buddies. If its only a medication causing your ear ringing stay away from doctors and they won't make your ears ring. if its food well then you be the first to discover the cause and the nobel prize in medicine awaits you.

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  • no cure, docs dont have a fucking cure a fucking cause or a good guess as to why. you are better off seeing a witch doctor , but you can go see one and give them some money on the way out.

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    • I agree. At least with a witch doctor there is a chance.

      You are better off burning your money for heat than to see an actual doctor for tinitus.

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