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    What causes ringing sensation in the ears?

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Have had ringing in ears for poss 10years. Last 6-7 months character of ringing has changed. At times it is shrilling. At times it is pulsating. It has become more distracting. Very difficult to tolerate loud microphoned voices. Had Encephalitis 10 yrs ago. Have hx of fibromyalgia recently determined it to be a symptom of chronic yeast overgrowth. Concern over what may be the root cause of the increased ringing.
Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
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In this circumstance, increase ringing in the ears is mostly due to increase in hearing loss due to age related neural loss. Please tell me do you have any hearing loss or any history of loud noise exposure or trauma to the ear?
You should get a pure tone audiometry done to see the amount of hearing loss if present.
the need of hearing aid will depend on the reports as managing the deafness helps to control tinnitus.
For now I would start tablet cinnarizine two times a day for at least 2 weeks and tablet vitamin b12 1500 micrograms once daily.
These medicines will help with tinnitus.
All the medicines I have prescribed will be available at prescription only.
Any further questions are always welcome.
Wish you get well soon.
Thanks and regards
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