Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
152 Doctors are Online

Have hollowness in head. Have tinnitus and use hearing aid. Related?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 11695 Questions
Like many of the previous queries I have this sense of 'hollowness' in my head, to tap my skull or 'snap' my teeth together.
Am 74 yr old, have tinnitus (bad) part deaf have hearing aids, but this sensation now is something new.
Posted Mon, 21 Oct 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Likely to be due to inner ear problem.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The feeling of hollowness in your head is likely to be related to the ear problem that you are having. It can be caused by blocked ear canal by wax or infection. It can also be indicative of a middle ear disease. There may be a damage to the nerve endings responsible for hearing due to aging.
You need a thorough evaluation by an ENT specialist as there are various causes for these symptoms and they can be ruled out only after a Physical Examination. Once the cause is confirmed, you will be treated accordingly.
Till then avoid caffeine and smoking.
You can also add Zinc and Ginkgo Biloba supplements to your diet for relief.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Neurologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor