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Constant Hissing In Ears
Having a tough time dealing with tinnitus its hard to think constant hissing in ears i don't know who to talk to im at my wits end very depressed
There : There are many ways of treating tinnitis that include medications (with different potential side effects depending on the drug chosen), tinnitis maskers, biofeedback, etc. Prior to recommending treatment you would want to discuss this with an ENT to first determine the cause of the tinnitis and obtain at the very least an audiogram. Depending on the pattern of the hearing loss, if present ( high frequency losses often associated with tinnitis), you may even require an MRI to rule out something more significant such as a space-occupying growth around the hearing nerve. If nothing significant is found, i often start symptomatic management with arches tinnitis formula which has improved the degree of tinnitis in about 50% of patients without any side effects. Be careful with intake of caffeine (coffee, tea, colas, mountain dew, etc) or CNS stimulants (i.e., sudafed, other decongestants found in common cold/sinus remedies) as this often worsens the degree of tinnitis by increasing the firing rate (spontaneous activity) of the nerve cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headache (constant but varies strength) tingling scalp, hiss in right ear 33% hearing loss, family doc say no wax blockage or infection.
Hearing loss: Many people have damage to their hearing mechanism either from trauma or infection. When the tiny sensory hairs in the cochlea are damaged, they will act as if they are hearing even when it is silent. Because the ringing is constant, that implies a long-term hearing problem. This can be evaluated by an audiologist who may recommend hearing aids if you are having difficulty hearing conversations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No complete cure: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears caused by damage to the hearing nerve. It is typically heard at the frequency of the damage. It is essentially the brain thinking it heard a sound at that frequency when there is no sound. The brain hears it because of the damage and does not always resolve fully. Treatment involves masking the sound or other conservative treatments. Surgery is a last resort. ...Read more
Constant ringing in ears, when I think about it, it is 24/7. May have gotten louder in past 5 years. Any remedies?
Tinnitus: Tinnitus usually goes along with hearing loss. Nerve damage due to noise &/or aging often causes ringing. Medications: Aspirin or other non-steroidals (ibuprofen, aleve, etc.) cause tinnitus. Caffeine, nicotine, can increase tinnitus. Diuretics or certain antibiotics can cause it-- no medicine shown to cure tinnitus. Try masking noises like a fan or radio. Get ears and hearing checked. ...Read more
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