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Eagle syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Eagle's syndrome
  • Elongated styloid process syndrome
  • Elongated styloid process which causes cervico facial pain tinnitus and otalgia
  • Styloid-stylohyoid syndrome
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Your Question

I have been diagnosed with Eagle syndrome and have ringing in my left ear. Can Eagle syndrome cause tinnitus/hyperacusis?

Our Answer

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Can Eagle syndrome cause tinnitus?

Yes. The classic form of Eagle syndrome is characterized by unilateral sore throat, dysphagia, tinnitus, unilateral facial and neck pain and otalgia.[1][2]
Last updated: 7/31/2013

Can Eagle syndrome cause hyperacusis?

A search of the resources available to us did not find any information about hyperacusis in people with Eagle syndrome.
Last updated: 7/31/2013

  • Rinaldi V, Faiella F, Casale M, Coco M, Salvinelli F. Eagle Syndrome . Medscape Reference. 2012; Accessed 7/31/2013.
  • Sveinsson O, Kostulas N, Herrman L. Internal carotid dissection caused by an elongated styloid process (Eagle syndrome). BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Jun 11;2013..