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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hi
User :   I am sensitive to loud sound
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   i get ear pain when i hear loud sound since 8 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u see any ent specialist fort he same
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: User :   age:22, Male, software engineer, ,single
Doctor :   High Blood sugar/ high blood pressure/ Asthma/allergies etc?
User :   no.. everything is normal
User :   my hearing is also normal
Doctor :   do u listen to loud music often
User :   no
Doctor :   r u using headphones?
User :   no
User :   i have consulted aroun 5 ENT specialists
Doctor :   any discharge from the ear
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what was the diagnosis made
User :   no
Doctor :   did they do audiometry any time
User :   ya.. it was done and results were normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did they find out any abnormal?
User :   some said it is Hyperacusis and there is no treatment
Doctor :   during ear examination
Doctor :   yep thats hyperacusis
User :   nothing abnormal was reported
Doctor :   ur ear had over sentivity for certain frequency of sound
User :   one said that its TMJ damage.. but Xray revealed nothing
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it can be due damage sustained to the hearing apparatus
Doctor :   or inner ear
Doctor :   or
Doctor :   auditory nerve are selectively damaged
User :   is there any possibility that i get pain because of wisdom tooth?? one doctor predicted this
Doctor :   few patients
User :   the ear, structure wise is perfect.. all doctors confirmed it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   like i said
User :   i use ear plugs daily.. it gives me a sort of relief
Doctor :   there might be selective damage of nerve fibres
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thats what we suggest
User :   is mri required??
Doctor :   did u have any head injury?
User :   is there any tablet or treatment available??
User :   no.. i dint
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ear pluges
Doctor :   there is something called
Doctor :   as
Doctor :   tinnitue retraining therapy
User :   ok
Doctor :   in that we use broadband noise to treat
Doctor :   hyperacusis
User :   is it there in bangalore??
Doctor :   iam not sure
Doctor :   yes u had asked about mri
User :   i saw on the net that Loudness discomfort level (LDL) needs to be tested
User :   shud i??
Doctor :   yep that can be done
User :   can MRI reveal anything??
Doctor :   any soft tissue injury
Doctor :   can be made out
Doctor :   LDL is done so that hearing tests
User :   shud i consult neurologist?? since u said its related to nerve
Doctor :   ot other diagnostic test which involve
Doctor :   no should ENT specialist itself
Doctor :   any other medical problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   ringing sound in ears?
User :   no
Doctor :   dizziness?
User :   no
Doctor :   do u have hearing loss
User :   no
Doctor :   in both the ears?
User :   no
Doctor :   any gait problems
Doctor :   i mean loss of balance
User :   i had got hearing tests done twice.. no hearing loss
User :   no lossof balance
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   we can fix appointment
User :   i was prescribed a course of vertin 15mg(15 days), ginko biloba(15 days)
and stugeron(25 days)..
Doctor :   with the specialist
Doctor :   ok
User :   no relief from any
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have motion sickness
User :   no
Doctor :   i could help if u get MRI done
Doctor :   and get back to us
User :   ok
Doctor :   which area of bangalore
Doctor :   r u located
User :   banashankari
Doctor :   ok
User :   r u frm bangalore??
Doctor :   yes
User :   can i know ur name?

Doctor :   we can get ur appointment fixed for MRI and u will avail some discount at selected
Doctor :   MRI centres
Doctor :   Dr.
User :   ok
Doctor :   what is the exact loction of MRI
Doctor :   the doctor mentiones
Doctor :   to u
Doctor :   ?
User :   docs said MRI is not required
Doctor :   ok fine
User :   i might have to consult ent again
Doctor :   yep u have to
Doctor :   u can mention about the Tinnitus retraining therapy
User :   do u know where Loudness discomfort levels r tested in bangalore
Doctor :   sure i will find out for u
User :   where is Tinnitus retraining therapy center in blr
Doctor :   its there in wockhardt
Doctor :   bangalore
User :   so far i have consulted
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Dr is one the best ENT surgeons
User :   ok.. i will get in touch with wochardt
Doctor :   we can fix u appointment with ENT surgeon
Doctor :   there for u
Doctor :   if u wish so
User :   he said its TMJ.. but was ruled out.. he couldnt say it was hyperacusis
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   TMJ is cause of hyperacusis
User :   ya.. can i know the ENT with whom i can get checked in wochardt
Doctor :   one of the causes
Doctor :   we will fix up appointment for u
Doctor :   confirm ur details
User :   can xray know tmj damage
User :   can i get appointment this saturday??
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Mobile : 0000
User :   yes
User :   can xray know tmj damage ++
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   along with Mri
User :   but xray report was normal
Doctor :   to confirm
User :   ok
User :   hyperacusis crept insuddenly..
Doctor :   i didnt get u
User :   i am new to professional life
User :   joined almost a year ago to IT..
Doctor :   ok
User :   the only change in my life after college is working in AC
Doctor :   ok
User :   can AC be a cause for hyperacusis
Doctor :   u can see TMJ damage
Doctor :   only on MRI
Doctor :   XRay u one cannot make out clearly
User :   ok
User :   can u fix appointment this saturday at wochardt for consulting an ENT..
User :   as u said earlier
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   we will do that
Doctor :   one of doctors will get back to u with details
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thankx for consulting healthcare magic
User :   ok
User :   thanks for ur time
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   have a nice day
User :   i think after consulting him we can plan for mri or Tinnitus retraing therapy
Doctor :   k
User :   thanks

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