Why is there a ringing sound in my ear???

Singapore
September 27, 2008 5:19am CST
Is that normal when I have a sound in my ear? I have a permanent ringing sound on my right ear, even when I close my eyes and try to sleep... ever since I'm like 12? Recently.. a few days back when I was involved in strenuous exercises, my left ear went ringing and I could not hear anything on my left ear... What's worse is whenever I shoot with my rifle, my right ear goes blank and I could only hear the ringing sound there.. What illness do I have? Does anyone know?
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5 responses
• United States
27 Sep 08
Does it sound like whine of a mosquito, hum of fluorescent lightning or low-pitched roaring or just a normal ringing like poo poo, something that you hear after concerts .....
• United States
27 Sep 08
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• Singapore
27 Sep 08
thanks! that's good info!
• United States
27 Sep 08
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@paid2write (5204)
27 Sep 08
It is called tinnitus and it is quite common. You should tell your doctor and have your ear examined, but there may be nothing that can be done about it. Loud noises and gunfire will make it worse. I have it in one ear and I find it difficult to hear what people say when I am in a place with a lot of background noise. The ringing sound is often most noticable, and seems loudest, when there is no other noise at all. Some people think deafness means absence of sound, but many deaf people hear this noise constantly in their ears.
• Singapore
27 Sep 08
thanks for this info.. i will try to get myself out of this vocation... it sucks going deaf
@nanayangel (7696)
• Philippines
27 Sep 08
Hi there Evixfel! How old are you now? If it has been years, and it seems to be permanent, I think that's not normal. I'd suggest that you have it checked by a professional.
@chej18 (915)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Hi Evixfel, Hummm I think it is because of your shooting or using rifle,But i suggest that you go to a doctor to be check-up.Specially w/ your job you need your ears.. Greetings from Che!
• Japan
27 Sep 08
I think it is serious and you may consult a doctor. I believe he is not living far from your home. He can only tell you the reason after checking. Anyway it is not normal to hear any sound continuously for long time when there is no specific source.