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What is the cause of ringing sound in the ear impairing one's hearing ?

I have had a whooshing sound in my right ear for about 2 weeks now. I went to the Doctor and he said my ear looks fine. I have tried cleaning my ear with Peroxide and that didn t work. It does ache sometimes but not all the time. It s just driving me crazy and my hearing is being impaired.
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

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The whooshing sound is called tinnitus. This could be due to blockage of the Eustachian tube or wax in the ear or damage to auditory nerve in the ear. Please, do not try self medications and spoil your ear. It is better to consult a good ENT specialist for a complete evaluation.

Answered: Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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ENT Specialist Dr. S K Pratinidhi's  Response
Hi welcome to health care magic forum,

Ringing in ear called Tinnitus .Tinnitus may be due to many reasons starting from impacted wax to inner ear diseases.

It sometimes associated with hearing loss ,but not always.

I advise you not to make yourself crazy. Dont try experimenting on your ears. Cleaning ear with peroxide may sometime cause perforation and that may deteriorate the condition.

In my opinion you should see an ENT specialist for clinical examination , and pure tone audiometry to know type and percentage of hearing loss.

Answered: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
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