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Beeping sound in left ear
Star4321 posted:
I have been hearing a beeping sound from my left ear for about a week and its driving me crazy. I was talking on the cellphone when it came out of nowhere and had to switch to my other ear. I can hear it when Im in a quiet place, or if I cover any of my ears.
Im always listening to music when I go out but never too loud or for more than 3 hours. Its always at a reasonable level and I got a hearing test done a few months ago and I dont have hearing loss. She said Im only slighty deaf to really low frequencies in both ears but most people are like that. She said Im at the normal hearing level so i dont think this beeping is from hearing loss. Its like that beeping you get and you say someone is talking about you but it hasnt gone away. I have never had an ear infection or trauma. Im not sick either so I dont know.
Also my right ear makes a crunching, roaring, static like sounds after a loud sound and has done this for years. I dont know if this could be related
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
You may have a form of tinnitus. Tinnitus can come in many forms -- ringing, buzzing, hissing, static, and of course, even beeping.

There can be hundreds of causes, so it would not be possible to blinding determine a reason over the Internet, so you would need to see an ENT specialist.Unfortunately, finding a cause(s) is not a simple process. Treatment would depend on the cause or suspected cause.

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