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Why do I have tinnitus? Are there supplements to help?

Why do I have tinnitus? Are there supplements to help?

Tinnitus: 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

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Why do I have tinnitus without hearing loss? I have a displaced right TMJ and a popping jaw, hips, and knees. It's louder when muscles tense.

Why do I have tinnitus without hearing loss? 
I have a displaced right TMJ and a popping jaw, hips, and knees. It's louder when muscles tense.

Tinnitus: Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is usually due to hearing loss. However, two other causes of tinnitus include acoustic trauma or sudden loud noise and disorders of the jaw, like temporomandibular joint dysfunction. The reason for the noise is that the muscles of the jaw are so close to the ear. It's a very common tmd symptom when there has been no noise exposure or hearing loss. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tinnitus for 15 years and also having a problem with hearing?

What to do if I have tinnitus for 15 years and also having a problem with hearing?

Evaluation: Evaluations by Audiologist and Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist can help to answer this question. Acupuncture can be a helpful adjunct to standard treatments for tinnitus. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tinnitus (i think) after some weight loss, diet and some exercise?

What to do if I have tinnitus (i think) after some weight loss, diet and some exercise?

Check up : Getting a good medical checkup is probably a good start. There are many potentiL causes of tinnitus and most have fairly simple treatment options. Diagnosing the likely cause is the first step. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having tinnitus issues, concerned?

What to do if I'm having tinnitus issues, concerned?

Tinnitus Tx: 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

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What to do if I have constant tinnitus(sinusitis related)?

Unrelated: Tinnitus is now quite well documented to be the perception of sound in the ear secondary to increased electrical activity in the auditory nervous system (the part of the brain that serves hearing and discrimination). There is no relation between sinusitis and tinnitus unless you have a hearing or ear problem as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pulsatile tinnitus and nausea?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus requires immediate physician evaluation. Good luck. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3719451/ ...Read more

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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

Tinnitus is when a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more