Ear Ache, Numbness Or Tingling, Ringing In Ears And Sensitive To Noise

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

It's not common to see all four of these symptoms together. Ringing in the ears is called tinnitus. It has many causes, including noise-induced hearing loss, infections, and medications. It doesn't usually cause numbness or tingling or ear pain per se. Ear infections, usually of the middle ear (otitis media, not canal infections), can cause ear pain and ringing in the ear. However, they do not usually cause numbness or tingling. Migraines tend to cause vertigo and sensitivity to noise but not tinnitus or ear pain.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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