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Ringing sensation and vertigo with preexisting hearing impairment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My ears have been ringing since yesterday and I am a bit dizzy and feel "out of it." What might this be? What kind of doctor should I go to?                                                                                               
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   Sure I'm 27 and male
Doctor :   Do you have nasal congestion/ sorethroat/ear ache/eardischarge?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   I do wear hearing aids though. I have since I was 3
User :   No
Doctor :   In which ear do you feel the ringing sensation?
User :   Both
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I'm a little twitchy too
Doctor :   Have you been evaluated for the hearing dysfunction?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know the cause for the dysfunction?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   Yes
User :   The cause was genetic.
Doctor :   Ringing sensation with dizziness can be a new problem probably due to vestibular labrynthitis, a mild inflammation of the inner ear.
User :   Ah okay
Doctor :   Most commonly due to a viral infectoin.
Doctor :   Else it may be due to the progress of your pre-existing ear problem.
Doctor :   Either of these can be the cause for your symptoms.
User :   What kind of doctor should I go to?
Doctor :   If it is the former one, you do not have to worry, it would be settling down in a few days.
User :   Okay
Doctor :   However the later would need to be evaluated.
User :   I see
Doctor :   Since you have a pre-existing hearing condition, I would suggest (in the best interest of you), to see a ENT specialist for evaluation.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   Thank you very much. I have one I can go to. Yes.
Doctor :   Yes, a doctor who knows about your condition would be a better one, than a new doctor.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   No, that's it. Thank you very much.
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form too.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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