Why do your ears ring?

Discussion in 'Biology & Genetics' started by Oniw17, May 13, 2007.

  1. Oniw17 ascetic, sage, diogenes, bum? Valued Senior Member

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    Just wondering...
     
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  3. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    Mine dont.
     
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  5. redarmy11 Registered Senior Member

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    Mine neither. Not even a postcard.

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  7. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

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    Ring?
    Mine have the butler announce them.
     
  8. valich Registered Senior Member

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    This is a medical condition called tinnitus (a sensation of ringing or roaring in the ears). A lot of pharmaceutical medicine will cause ringing in the ears and the cure would then be to just stop taking it or switch to another type. Constant exposure to high decibel noise, such as listening to loud music, will also cause tinnitus. In some cases it is a problem in the auditory nerve, or even just wax in the ears - make sure you clean your ears. However, there are so many causes of tinnitus - uncurable causes - that most physicians are hard-pressed to offer and prescribe any cure.
     
  9. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    Never use cotton swabs to clean your ears, this will just push the wax further inside causing impaction, then it will be more difficult to clean them and remove wax. The best method is this one invented by a doctor, it forgos the hell of using irrigation systems and such

    http://www.ototekloop.com/

    I have 2, 1 is a spare.. it's reusable and stuff... it works, only like 5 bucks... you won't be pleased as the first use alot of wax will just come right out

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    Walgreens has them and stuff, get one :C
     
  10. Singularity Banned Banned

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    Everybodys ears ring , go to a sound proof room (close all windows and doors) just close your eyes and ears and listen. There is a faint tune (not exactly ringing). If u focus on it it will grow louder.

    I think its due to the electrical signal that powers the ear sensors to detect sound and send the signals to the brain.
     
  11. valich Registered Senior Member

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    Where do you get this bunch of hoopla from? Cotton swabs are an excellent way of cleaning your ears, providing you do it correctly. You sweep AROUND the ear canal: not into it; to remove dirt and wax on the outer surface of the ear. This prevents the accumulation of dirt from migrating inward, per instruction. Nobody is saying that you should push anything in. If you do not use cotton swabs to clean the outside orifice, then I would imagine your ears must be quite dirty. Can you hear me?
     
  12. MetaKron Registered Senior Member

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    The ear actually generates a sound.

    Ear wax is an actual secretion from inside the ear, Valich.
     
  13. Singularity Banned Banned

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    May be its the blood flow inside the ear veins.
     
  14. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    isnt it something to do with your ear drum bieng nearly burst? from loud sounds? if not then so what, :shrug:


    peace.
     
  15. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    outside orifice

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  16. valich Registered Senior Member

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    The orifice is the auditory canal. The outside is the auricle. It is still part of the orifice. The entire ear can be referred to as an orifice, as can your mouth or ass. Or they can be segmented into anatomical parts. The purpose of the wax is to trap dirt, but you shouldn't let it build up to the point where it defeats it's own purpose. I don't go jabbing a Q-tip down the auditory canal, but I rely on Johnson & Johnson to keep the outside orifice clean. Per instruction: "Gently remove visible dirt and wax from the outer surface of the ear." Lest it become a haven for parasites who get their little feet stuck in it. Which reminds me. Wasn't there a news clip the other day about two cockroaches found living inside a boy's ear?

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-safe-ways-to-remove-ear-wax.htm
     
  17. valich Registered Senior Member

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    Outer orifice - no drum beating allowed:

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  18. Huwy Secular Humanist Registered Senior Member

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    i hope my tinnitus is caused by my TMJ (jaw joint) problems and that when i get them and my bite fixed, the ringing will go away.
     

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