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Can You Die From Tinnitus
Is Chiari malformation always degenerative? Can I die from it? Have tinnitus from it, will I go deaf? Dr didn't seem worried but it sounds awful onlin
No, no, no & not if you: Have Chiari Malformation I & seek re-evaluation & treatment for functional or progressive neurological symptoms that present in adulthood. See www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/chiari/detail_chiari. Htm. Pediatric neurosurgeons often use minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. See csfinfo. Bmobilized. Com/? ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww. Google. Com%2F&url=http%3A%2F%2Fcsfinfo. Org%2Fabout-us%2Fscientific-education. ...Read more
Can someone die from a brain tumor without knowing they had one? I'm afraid I have one because of stiff neck, and tinnitus. Doctor says it's anxiety.
Anxiety Disorder: You are a 20 yo female with ADD, anxiety and hypochondria who is on meds for anxiety, depression and muscle pain/spasm You've already managed to get a cervical spine MRI for your symptoms which probably included brain as well. I don't see how your doctor would have missed a "brain tumor". You may need to consult with your mental health provider about adjusting meds (the aspirin can cause tinnitus). ...Read more
Problems inner ear: Tinnitus is located usually within the inner ear auditory apparatus, but referred sounds could be due to extra cranial vasculature stenosis, or even transmitted cardiac sounds. Rarely, arteriovascular malformations cause tinnitus-like issues, and hyperthyroidism may cause venous hums. ...Read more
Several: Tinnitus can be temporary, like from an ear infection, or permanent as from noise exposure, or Meniere's disease, tumors, and many other things. There is even a study which shows that environmental air pollution (including that in the home from fragrances, heating and cooking oil, deodorizers, etc.) can cause tinnitus. See this page: http://www. Entnet. Org/content/tinnitus ...Read more
Rarely: The goal of all tinnitus treatment is to have it become a neutral sound. The brain does not pay attention to stimuli that are felt to be unimportant. Most tinnitus patients spend the majority of their lives "not hearing it." for these patients tinnitus is only occasionally annoying. A few patients are so consumed by the sound that they spend huge energy obsessing about it - they do very poorly. ...Read more
Tinnitus: There is no cure for tinnitus--a sense of ringing or pulsing in the ear, which is often most bothersome at night. The standard approach to management has been to use a sound "masking" device, which basically just makes a low level kind of "white noise" that distracts you from the sound in your ear. ...Read more
Various: An evaluation needs to be done to ascertain the cause of the tinnitus. In most cases, the tinnitus is related to hearing loss. If the hearing loss can't be cured, then treatment revolves around using some other source of sound to cover over the tinnitus. Hearing aids can help in those who need them for hearing loss too. There are other treatments offered that may or may not help. ...Read more
Noises in the head: Tinnitus is any abnormal sound that you hear that is not coming from your surroundings. The exact cause is not known but is thought to be related to abnormal discharge from the cells of the inner ear. It is usually, but not always, associated with hearing loss. By itself, it is rarely an indication of anything serious. It should always be evaluated with a hearing test. ...Read more
Variety of things: Depending on the severity of the tinnitus, there are things that can be done to make it better. Sometimes just knowing that there is nothing dangerous causing it is helpful. The goal of all tinnitus treatment is to make the sound neutral. In advanced cases devices can be worn that act to desensitize the brain. In simple cases white noise, like a fan can help. Medicines like valium can also help. ...Read more
Unknown: The auditory input such as music is processed by 2 perceptual mechanisms a) the one for individual sound and b) the perception of the pattern formed by the sound. Continuous bombardment may disrupt this hierarchical processing which in turn generates spontanous formation of sounds such as tinnitus. Or there may be an end-organ reverberation with echoes and noises of different frequencies. ...Read more
1.Treat the underlying condition, such as removal of ear wax, change medications that might be attributing, vascular causes.
2.Noise suppression, such as white noise machines, hearing aids, masking devices.
3.Medications such as Tricyclic antidepressants or Xanax (alprazolam).
4.Life style changes, such as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, mask the noise such as with music, stress management.
5.Vit. B, Zn ...Read more
The best course of action is to visit a physician.
Pulsatile tinnitus from a vascular source, and tinnitus due to an acoustic neuroma need to be ruled out first.
The most common kind of tinnitus is non-pulsatile and caused by Noise- Induced Hearing Loss. Tests to diagnose include hearing tests, scope of the eustachian tube, MRI and imaging studies, physical exam, and laboratory tests. Good luck. ...Read more
No: As the most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss and since most hearing loss occurs later in life it is unusual for a 16 year old to develop tinnitus. Unfortunately a lot of people listen to excessively loud music and this can cause hearing loss and tinnitus. You should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation and a hearing test. ...Read more
Possibly yes!: Tinnitus is more a symptom of an underlying etiology. First we have to find out what's causing it and for how long. It may be high blood pressure, may be an ear infection, may be something else. See your doctor or an ENT specialist to investigate and find the cause, so it may be treated. ...Read more
Options: Tinnitus in most cases is generated by the brain usually in response to a hearing loss. For a proper evaluation see ENT with audiologist to make accurate diagnosis first. There are treatment options such as tinnitus retraining therapy, neuromonics, and some hearing aids with tinnitus treatment programs. ...Read more
See an ENT: I would not hesitate to get in to an ENT doctor. Treatment depends upon the symptoms, history and findings. I would assume that x-rays, possible cat scan and/or MRI may need to be done to give you a definitive answer as far as the prognosis. How long have you had the issue, is it in one or both ears, does it change with change in head position? ...Read more