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Buzzing in ear, increasing. Why?

Good day, I have a buzzing sound in my left ear for a few days now. It varies in pitch...sometimes very high pitch sound, sometimes not as high. It doesn t bother my sleep so far. It s not always there either, but seems to be more present later in the day. I m feeling fine otherwise. Thanks in advance for your advice.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello Lou,

The buzzing sound you are experiencing in your ears is known as Tinnitus.

Causes of tinnitus are:
1. Upper respiratory tract infection
2. Exposure to loud noise
3. Inflammation of inner ear or the Nerve associated with hearing
4. Systemic conditions like fluctuating blood pressure & blood glucose levels, etc
5. Intake of certain medications

So, it will be better to consult an ENT specialist & get a proper examination done to find out the exact cause.
Investigations like Audiometry, Eustachian function test & estimation of blood pressure & blood sugar levels will be helpful.

Till then, maintain adequate hydration & take a healthy balanced diet.
Avoid cold food & drinks, smoking and alcohol.

There is no need to worry, you will be fine.
Wishing you a Good Health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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