ringing in your ear

@stacyv81 (5904)
United States
June 5, 2007 1:33pm CST
Every once in a while, like averagly once a month I get this slight ringing in my ear, what causes that? do any of you ever experience that? Could it be something bad. or is it normal every once in a while?
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3 responses
• India
6 Jun 07
What type of ringing? And what is the duration for which it lasts? Usually a sort of a electric sound that lasts for 10-15 seconds is normal for everyone. But if it is something louder or different to you and stays for a long duration, then I would suggest that you better show it to an ENT specialist.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
6 Jun 07
It usually lasts about a minute or so at the most and its just like a vague high pitched noise. But not extremely high pitched.
• India
7 Jun 07
Yes, a high pitched noise which suddenly comes when you sit down sometimes, or get up, or make a movement, and then it gradually fades away, right? That happens with me several times, happens with everyone, I think.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
7 Jun 07
ok, good to know, thanks. I was hoping it was normal =)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I experience the ringing once in a while too...it doesn't hurt though, but it is annoying. I searched up info to better explain ringing of the ears for you. http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/symptoms/symp5184.html Hope this helps you understand the irritating noise you hear once in a while! ;)
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
6 Jun 07
thanks that helped.
@el_jeffo (751)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
I get that every once in a while and it's painful as hell. Apart from the teeny constant noise, it actually does feel painful, and I usually just wait until it disappears. I don't know what causes it, but I'm guessing it has something to do with air pressure.
@stacyv81 (5904)
• United States
6 Jun 07
mine doesnt really hurt its just this vague noise. You should go get that checked out if it hurts =)