Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)
Check Your Symptoms
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
- You have tinnitus or hearing loss that occurs suddenly with other symptoms such as:
- Sudden numbness, paralysis, or weakness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body.
- New problems with walking or balance.
- Sudden vision changes.
- Drooling or slurred speech.
- New problems speaking or understanding simple statements, or feeling confused.
- A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
- You have loss of coordination or numbness or weakness on one side of your face or body.
- You develop other symptoms. These may include hearing loss (or worse hearing loss), balance problems, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:
- Your tinnitus moves from both ears to one ear.
- Your hearing loss gets worse within 1 day after an ear injury.
- Your tinnitus or hearing loss does not get better within 1 week after an ear injury.
- Your tinnitus bothers you enough that you want to take medicines to help you cope with it.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 04, 2014
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