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I think I have tinnitus. What percentage of the people have it?

I think I have tinnitus.  What percentage of the people have it?

Common: The answer is here am j med. 2010 aug;123(8):711-8. Prevalence and characteristics of tinnitus among us adults. ...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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What percentage of people never get free from tinnitus? Is it more than 40? If the underlying condition is diagnosed, will my tinnitus go away?

What percentage of people never get free from tinnitus? Is it more than 40? If the underlying condition is diagnosed, will my tinnitus go away?

Tinnitus: The most important thing is to r/o Carotid Artery disease, tumor in ear canal and CP angel, trauma to ear and infection, Tinnitus is usually benign and it could go away by itself but sometimes it's just due to age related hearing loss and gets worse with aging. Treating underline disease could make it better, also there are devices which could help and also medications are available. See and ENT ...Read more

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I think I have tinnitus right now. What should I do?

I think I have tinnitus right now. What should I do?

Obtain audiogram: To assess for the causes of tinnitus, you need to see an otolaryngologist and have an audiogram performed. ...Read more

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Loss of balance on left side bad. Stagger wgeb i walk sometimes. I do humira (adalimumab) shots could that be it? Or i think I have tinnitus?

Loss of balance on left side bad. Stagger wgeb i walk sometimes. I do humira (adalimumab) shots could that be it? Or i think I have tinnitus?

Need a neuro eval: Being off balance can have many causes and you mentioned two of them- ear problems and medications. Humira (adalimumab) is unique in that it has been reported to cause demyelination in the brain which can look like and act like multiple sclerosis. A MRI of the brain will resolve that issue. If the balance disturbance is coming from the ear then there may be concomitant hearing loss and/or tinnitus. Be well. ...Read more

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What causes tinnitus?

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

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How do I cure tinnitus?

How do I cure tinnitus?

Usually no cure: Tinnitus is usually, but not always associated with hearing loss. I've had it for over twenty years - likely related to noise trauma while in he army. There are some over the counter remedies i usually recommend, especially for new onset tinnitus. I usually recommend arches tinnitus relief... If it doesn't offer a relief in a month.. Don't waste your money. At a minimum i would see your local ent. ...Read more

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What leads to tinnitus?

What leads to tinnitus?

Multiple things: Hearing loss, noise trauma, age, certain medications, jaw problems to name a few. The goal of all tinnitus treatment is to make the sound neutral. In other words to accept the sound and not get upset about it. ...Read more

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What is d cause of tinnitus?

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

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What can you do for tinnitus?

What can you do for tinnitus?

Hearing test: Tinnitus, especially when constant, is often the first indicator of hearing loss. If you have persistent tinnitus, first get your hearing tested. If you have significant hearing loss and are a candidate for a hearing aid, you may find the tinnitus becomes less noticeable. Asymmetric hearing loss and tinnitus warrant further investigation. Sleep disruptive tinnitus can be treated w/medications. ...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