What causes earache and tinnitus? 7 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Earwax Blockage

Earwax blockage can occur when your body produces too much earwax or when the existing wax is pushed too far into your ear canal. In some cases, you may not be able to hear out of the affected ear, but this typicall...

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Foreign Body in Ear

In medical terms, a foreign object is something that is in the body but does not belong there. It may be inserted into the body accidentally or intentionally.

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Eardrum Rupture

An eardrum rupture is a small hole or tear in your eardrum, or tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane is a thin tissue that divides your middle ear and outer ear canal. This membrane vibrates when sound waves ente...

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Menieres Disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, hearing problems, and a ringing sound. It's thought to be caused by changes in the fluid of the inner ear, and usually only affects one ear.

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TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Disorders

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders are problems with the joints and muscles that connect the lower jaw to the skull on both sides of the head right below the ears that cause tenderness in the joint, facia...

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Bell’s Palsy

Bell's palsy is a condition that affects movement of the muscles in the face. The muscles are affected by damage to the seventh cranial nerve controlling them. Significant damage of this nerve can result in paralysis o...

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Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuromas are noncancerous tumors that grow on the nerve that connects the brain and ear. They can cause dizziness, vertigo, headache, vision problems, and pain.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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