As far back as civilization can take us there have always been tinnitus sufferers. Sudden ear ringing can be very troublesome and there is no known cure for tinnitus. It is best described as a ringing, buzzing, beeping, chirping, whooshing, roaring, booming or humming in your ears. Conditions vary from person to person; they are unique to the individual. Sounds that one hears are not like the next person’s. Pitch and tone change as well. Most everyone at one point has had a bout with tinnitus. For the most part it is something that goes away almost as soon as you have a ringing spell.
There are so many different reasons that a person may experience tinnitus. Sudden ear ringing can be very simple and lasts for seconds to a few days making it a temporary condition. If you notice that you have a lot of wax built up in your ear, be careful. If you decide that you are going to practice being a doctor on your own, you will cause more damage than good. Go to your own doctor- that is what they are there for. While being examined he may discover that you have an ear infection and put you on an antibiotic. Drug stores to carry a gentle cleaning product that you can use in your ears to remove the wax and dirt.
Even consulting your doctor and being put on a medication could get sketchy. The things that are meant to heal us sometimes have an adverse effect on us and create other problems such as sudden ear ringing. A change or elimination may be needed to fix your tinnitus. The drugs that might cause your ear ringing as a side effect include salicylate analgesics (which is higher doses of aspirin), naproxen sodium (Naprosyn, Aleve), ibuprofen, many other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, aminoglycoside antibiotics, anti-depressants, loop-inhibiting diuretics, quinine/anti-malarials, oral contraceptives, and chemotherapy. If you are taking ototoxic antibiotics then this may be the reason that your ears are ringing.
It is not always the case that your ears are ringing because of something natural going on with your body. It has been shown that if you are in an automobile accident and suffer a massive head injury then you are most likely going to have ringing in your ears. This is a sudden ear ringing that has to just run its course to stop. You can’t control the noise of machines that they use to drill your teeth with, whereas if it is another event such as a concert or construction site you have the option to protect yourself with ear plugs. If you have to go to a medical office for such testings as MRI’s or CAT’s then you should be provided with them from the doctor’s office.