Tinnitus

What is Tinnitus?

Tinnitus is ringing sensation in the ears. There are various causes of tinnitus common ones being- injury to inner ear, infection/inflammation of the inner ear, meniere's disease, etc. The tinnitus is managed according to the underlying cause.

Questions and answers on "Tinnitus"

Hell o Doctor Is there anything that can relieve tinnitus ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
As below:

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Almost all people at some point in their lives experience tinnitus. Tinnitus does not have a cure, however, it may be controlled. How severe is your tinnitus on a scale of 1 to 10?

2. Get your ears examined to rule out any...

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I have tinnitus. before it was constant ringing it, when i pressed my teeth (like eating) it woudl make a temporary buzz. Now I can still modulate it with some pressure and jaw moviments... I went to the ENT and he said that I have no hearing problems (did an audiogram, and other exams). Then I went to the dentist, now using a mouthpiece no sleep, but tinnitus is still here. Recently I noticed some kind of mass, hard, almost as bone. It's under the skin, below the ear right in the concave part were the jaw ends. What kind of physician shoul I go to? What is the cause of my tinnitus?

doctor1 MD

Kindly consult a dentist first so that he rules out any kind of jaw joint problems...if the problem(tinnitus)still persists even after your dentist has confirmed a normal functioning jaw joint...consult an ent surgeon...the dentist might want to do an x-ray.

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hi,im having air sound in my right ear past 4months.now im pregnant 26weeks before the pregnancy this sound comes and go like that.but now its remain fullday.when i sleep i feel better.this sound making me crazy.im having sinus in right side as well.im scared to go to Dr because of pregnancy.im helpless.and scared,please help me.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. There is no cause for worry. Tinnitus is not associated with serious disorders in over 99% cases. Tinnitus has a tremendous nuisance value. Almost all people at some point in their lives experience tinnitus.

2. Get our ears examined to rule out any ear wax which...

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i have tinnitus had it for a few years now i attend ent clinic but they dont seem to be interested i have never had a scan i had 2 operations on both ears due to mastoids and my left ear i dont have much hearing its constant pulsating and very loud i cant sleep because i hear my heart beat and swishing can you help me i am at the end of my wits cant take much more ??????

doctor1 MD

Hi, thanks for your query.
I feel probably you have hearing nerve weakness because of previous infection.
Hearing loss with tinnitus suggests hearing nerve weakness.
As you have undergone 2 mastoid surgeries , there are more chances of inner ear damage either because of infection, or drugs or...

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aprazolan is this a generic sleep pill for patient for a fall risk with tinnitus is there another you recommend i have had very little sleep the way i should for a long time very complicated please help issues

doctor1 MD

hi... i have understood your concerns..
any sleeping pill, will cause sedation and make u confuse when u wake up at night, so there are always a chance of fall with every sedating medication...u have to sit on the bed before u start walking at night and make yourself enough awake so that u can...

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Hello doctor i am ameena i am 20 years old from last one and half month i am suffering from tinnitus and pain in years while burping i consulted drs but my problem is not solving through tablets i am suffering from sleeping problem also so plz help me

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, if you do not have any internal ear problems like wax impaction, infection, perforation (tympanic) then other possibilities of the tinnitus need to be ruled out but most of the tinnitus have functional origin if above mentioned etiology...

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Greetings. I am trying unsuccessfully to understand the physiological nature of tinnitus.
About 2 months ago I had my ears syringed for ear wax, and since that time I have experienced varying degrees of a soft high frequency hissing sound in my right ear. I have had my ears syringed a number of times in the past, and this time I did not experience any discomfort.
Over the two months the soft hissing (sounds like air escaping from a ball or similar) has in fact diminished, and for a number of days I have had no symptoms at all (today I had some symptoms again).
I visited two otolaryngologists who I felt did not satisfactorily explain the physiology to me very well, although one said he removed a hair against my eardrum. I assume that if there were actual damage the symptoms would be constant rather than intermittent and fluctuating. I did not experience loud noise or infection, and my eardrum was not injured so I am still unclear as to why there is this intermittent hissing.
I would describe it as mild (on a scale from 0 to 10, usually 1-2), and sometimes sense the soft hissing more when I am walking on the street or with the air conditioner on (I know that it is said that tinnitus is less prominent with background noise). Many times in the last week or so there have been no symptoms at all. For the first several weeks it would increase up to a 5 or 6. To make it more interesting, my mother (who is 77) began experiencing tinnitus in both ears about 5 years ago.
I am attaching the two hearing tests I had from the two otolaryngologists for your review. I look forward to your comments. Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. You have a high frequency Sensori-Neural Hearing Loss (SNHL) and a mild age related (SNHL) sloping to the left in the attached Audiograms. The former is usually associated with NIHL (Noise Induced Hearing Loss). What is your occupational exposure to noise?

2. This...

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hi my brother gets a sound in his left ear mostly and some times in right ear. the sound stays for 24 hours and its like teeee . he had his ear checked up and the doctor said everything is OK. but the problem has not gone. what is the solution. why does he hear this sound?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Needs proper evaluation by ENT/neuro-otologist

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The 'teeee' sound you are saying is known as tinnitus and there are various causes for this. Exact cause is usually not possible to find in most of the cases. Most common are - problem with the auditory nerve or...

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Iam 28 years old (Male)... i have tinnitus .Now that i had a minor dental surgery (wisdom teeth extraction and root canal of another teeth)iam asked to take augmentin-625duo and Zerodol-p which is aceclofenac paracetamol combination...will these drugs adversly effect tinnitus....pls help me in this and suggest better medication

doctor1 MD

Hello Jitin kumar,
I read your query,first of all i would like to inform you that augmentin does not have ototoxicity,it means that it will not have any harm in tinnitus,and paracetamol is also a very safe drug.so you can take your prescribed medicines with out any harm in tinnitus.your dentist...

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