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Rock concert , ringing in left ear

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I went for a rock concert and had ringing in the left ear. Four days after, I went on a flight and the ringing was still there. While the plane was descending, I sneezed alot and my nose was blocked then my ears started to hurt due to the pressure. After the flight, my right ear started ringing and humming according to my heartbeat, in fact its louder than my left ear. It has been 3 weeks since it happened and never improved. Each time, I swallow my saliva, I can ear pops on my right ear and occasionally on the right.


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replied August 26th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A15678
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by tinnitus and ear popping which started after attending a rock concert.
The rock concert uses audio devices like subwoofers etc. with typical frequencies ranges between 20-200 Hz. The high frequency can lead to the conductive hearing loss and subjective tinnitus that possibly could be the reason for ear popping in your case. The other possible ear popping causes that need to be ruled out include nasal congestion caused by allergy, sinus condition or chronic URI, ear infections, excessive ear wax or Meniere's disease. You must consult your ENT physician for the definitive diagnosis as the same cannot made online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.


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