(one's) ears are ringing

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(one's) ears are ringing

One has a constant, high-pitched sound inside of one's ears as due to illness, an exposure to loud music, or a nearby percussive blast. The congestion in my head is so bad that my ears are ringing. Though thankfully no one was hurt by the explosion, our ears were ringing for days afterward.
See also: ear, ring

one's ears are ringing

Fig. [for someone's ears] to have a ringing sound because of an illness or other condition; very loud music, or some other very loud sound. After the explosion, my ears were ringing for hours. My ears are ringing because I have a sinus infection.
See also: ear, ring