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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Head noise after infection

10/07/2009

Question:

Ive had ear tubes in and out of my ears since I was 16 47 now had to get some more because of childhood ear infections we were poor and had no access to a doctor, anyway was treated with z pac infection went away but afterwards Iget the head noise swooshing in my ears my ent said that is normal and he really cant do much about it except give me xanax for the noise how long will it take to go away on its own

Answer:

I recommend you see an otolaryngologist. You need an audiogram and an ear exam. You have issues that include tinnitus and Eustachian tube dysfunction, both of which need to be evaluated by a specialist.

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Response by:

Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Director of Adults Cochlear Implantation Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati