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Monday, December 1, 2008
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Lately I have been getting a sharp pain in my inner right ear when there is a loud noise. Also I get random pains in both but only every once and a while. I was just wondering if I should get this checked by a doctor or if its normal.
Yes, sensitivity to loud sounds (hypercusis) is something that ought to be medically evaluated. An exam by an ENT doctor and a hearing test would be the standard starting point for a patient with your symptoms.
Daniel Choo, MD
Associate Professor and Director, Division of Otology/Neurotology
Department of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati