Best Answer

All kinds of things, from ear infections to ruptured eardrums to ear squeezes to high blood pressure. If you think you or someone you know has an ear problem, seek professional medical advice and have it treated soon.

Tinnitus is the medical term for "hearing" noises in your ears. The noises may sound like ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, hissing, humming, whistling. Considerations

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.

Common Causes

It is not known exactly what causes a person to "hear" sounds. However, tinnitus can be a symptom of almost any ear problem, including ear infections, foreign objects or wax in the ear, and injury from loud noises. Alcohol, caffeine, antibiotics, aspirin, or other drugs can also cause ear noises.

Tinnitus may occur with hearing loss. Occasionally, it is a sign of high blood pressure, an allergy, or anemia. Rarely, tinnitus is a sign of a serious problem like a tumor or aneurysm. Tinnitus is often more noticeable when you go to bed at night because your surroundings are quieter and you are more apt to be kept awake by even the sound of a soft ceiling fan or humidifier. Learn ways to relax. Feeling stressed or anxious can worsen tinnitus. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoking. Get enough rest. Try sleeping with your head propped up in an elevated position. This lessens head congestion.

See you doctor if ear noises start after a head injury. The noises are associated with other unexplained symptoms like dizziness, feeling off balance, nausea, or vomiting.

There is no known cure for tinnitus. If the underlying cause is determined, then fixing that problem may take away your tinnitus (for example, removal of ear wax). Otherwise, measures to help you lessen or live with the noises are taken.

A tinnitus masker, a device worn like a hearing aid, may help. This works by producing low-level sound directly into the ear to cover or disguise the ear noise so that it is less bothersome. A hearing aid may help lessen ear noise and amplify outside sounds.

Medications such as anti-arrhythmic (usually used for irregular heart rhythms), antidepressants, vasodilators, tranquilizers, and anticonvulsants may help. Antihistamines (e.g., meclizine) are also often effective.

Sometimes, counseling may help you learn to tolerate tinnitus. When appropriate, you may be encouraged to consider biofeedback training. This is a method that helps you learn to control body functions by monitoring specific responses (such as tightness of a muscle group) and altering this response through relaxation.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2007-01-23 10:31:21
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Where did the Jews immigrate from during World War 2

Reducing your risk of chronic disease is what type of health benefit

What are ways to fix obesity

A sentence that uses dentist in it

See all cards
46 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What could cause pressure and ringing in the ears?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Could low iron cause ringing in the ears?

Yes, iron-deficient anemia can cause tinnitis or ringing in the ears.

Causes of ringing in ears?

Ringing in the ears, also known as tinnitus, may be caused by an ear infection. It could also be the cause of TMJ.

How long does the ringing in your ears last after taking aspirin?

Aspirin does not normally cause a ringing in the ears.

Can ringing in your ears be a sign of pregnancy?

they could be, but if that is the only symptom you have i wouldn't relie on it. their are lots of reasond you could have ringing in your ears, but often times you can get headaches when your pregnant, and headaches can cause ringing in your ears too, you should get a pregnancy test or go see your doctor. good luck

Can fish oil cause ringing in ears?


What medication causes ringing in the ears?

Ringing in the ears can be a side effect of ibuprofen. Aspirin, or the overuse of it, is a common cause of tinnitus.

How does the ringing from a telephone travel to your ears?

it kills our ears cause they r stupid

Can earwax cause ringing in ears?

The build up of ear wax causes pressure to the inner ear thus causing tinnitus.

Does nasal congestion and ear congestion cause ringing in the ears?

It did for me!

Has anyone else who has had a stapedectomy had reverb and ringing in their ears afterwards?

Yes-I have horrible ringing and pressure--it constantly feels as if I am in an airplane.

Can lorazepam help ringing in the ears?

can lorazepam help with ringing in the ears

You have ringing in your ears you are dizzy your sinus burn you are tired a lot you have bad pressure in your ears and sinus?

some of those symptoms

People also asked