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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your 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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If tinnitus was caused by a medication/s then should it disappear when the medication stops (been more than 1 year)? -Risperidone, Cetalipram

If tinnitus was caused by a medication/s then should it disappear when the medication stops (been more than 1 year)? -Risperidone, Cetalipram

Maybe: I know that's unsatisfying - but true. Most providers say it should go away or diminish greatly. But 'may' is not for sure. It also could be that there's other reasons for it too and they remain after side effects are gone. Be examined for the simple wax type causes and ask that provider for ideas. Psych (and other) meds have side effects. Only use w/ care. Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Tinnitus ...Read more

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What causes tinnitus?

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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What causes tinnitus?

Aspirin: Aspirin is a frequent cause of ringing in the ears. Are you taking any?
If not, inner ear problems can be the cause as well.
Consult your doctor or an Ear Nose and Throat doctor as they specialize in this area if the tinnitus continues. ...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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Cure for tinnitus?

Cure for tinnitus?

No specific cure yet: There is no specific cure yet for tinnitus, however, it is important to make sure the tinnitus is not being caused by an acoustic nerve tumor. Additionally, one needs to keep the blood pressure under good control, and to make sure the tinnitus is not being caused by one's medications. Some reports show benefit with melatonin and acoustic therapy, but this is very preliminary information. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus related to tmj?

Not likely: Tinnitus is one of the less common symptoms of TMJ disorders. If you are experiencing tinnitus you might want to see an ENT for evaluation and management. Take care. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus cause headaches?

Can tinnitus cause headaches?

Not usually: Unless the tinnitus is associated with an enlarging acoustic neuroma, there is no other relationship. Tinnitus involves degeneration of the hearing, and headaches are due to non-ear etiologies. ...Read more

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Sinusitis can cause tinnitus.?

Yes: Sinusitis can block the eustacean tube in one or both ears and cause a change in inner ear pressure. This, or general ear, nose, throat inflammation and swelling may trigger tinnitus. Otc treatments like temporary (3 days) use of nose sprays (except nasal saline which can be used for long periods), anti-histamines and mucus thinners can help. Otherwise, see your primary care doc or an ENT doc. ...Read more

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What does tinnitus sounds like?

Whooshing: It can be a low hum, a high pitch whooshing sound, it can be in one or both ears, it can be pulsatile (synchronous with the heartbeat), it can be loud like a locomotive, and sometimes it can be heard by others (especially your doctor if a stethoscope is used). ...Read more

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Is there any cure for tinnitus?

No: Tinnitus is phantom sounds. Te sounds were probably always there. Myour brain lost its ability to mask it. So, your goal should be apathetic to it, such that you are no longer aware of it. Like the tree in the middle of nowhere that nobody sees or hears falling. ...Read more

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Is their any cure for tinnitus?

Is their any cure for tinnitus?

Tinnitus: There is no standard cure for tinnitus, but fortunately, it can go away on its own after a while. If you have seen a physician already, follow their instructions for monitoring this. If the tinnitus is only in one ear and lasts for a long time, a scan is sometimes ordered to look for an acoustic neuroma that is pressing on the eighth cranial nerve (responsible for hearing and balance). ...Read more

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Tinnitus loud ringing after a nap?

Tinnitus loud ringing after a nap?

Silence causes incre: Tinnitus is more prominent in a silent room and you probably nap in a situation where there is little noise so you become more aware of it when you wake up. Tinnitus can be related to loss of hearing and you might want to have an audiologist look at this. Tinnitus is less prominent during the day when there is other noise in your environment to mask the ringing. ...Read more

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Can tinnitus be caused by anxiety?

Can tinnitus be caused by anxiety?

Anxiety: Yes, likely. Also could be effects of medications. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there any hope for my tinnitus?

Is there any hope for my tinnitus?

Some: Ringing in the ears is usually due to hearing damage caused by exposure to loud noises over many years. Some people "go crazy" because of the ringing in their ears. Unfortunately, there is not a direct cure for it that we know of now. You can mask the ringing with other noise. For instance, you may keep a fan running while you are in bed so the ringing does not disturb your trying to sleep. ...Read more

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Is noise induced tinnitus permanent?

Is noise induced tinnitus permanent?

Probably: If the noise has produced a permanent high frequency hearing loss, then this loss of hearing will result in increased neuronal excitation in the central auditory nervous system. This is the cause of the tinnitus. The ringing in the ear is the perception of sound arising from the auditory nervous system in the brain. Masking, electro-magnetism and rarely anti-anxiety drugs may help. ...Read more

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Does bppv could cause mild tinnitus?

Yes..: It causes brief positional episodes of vertigo (spinning sensation)... So yes, but it usually decreases and resolves over weeks. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause permanent tinnitus?

Does anxiety cause permanent tinnitus?

Not likely: I agree with dr. Ali that is not likely that anxiety would cause permanent tinnitus. However, tinnitus can be very painful emotionally, and the anxiety resulting from experiencing tinnitus can increase its intensity. If the tinnitus is severe, start with your primary care physician to clarify issues regarding medications as dr. Ally states, however you may need to see and otologist for definitive answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Probably not: There has never been a scientific study showing a statistically significant effect of ginkgo biloba on tinnitus. However, if you take it and feel better - great. ...Read more

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How many patients get free from tinnitus?

Ear ringing: Tinnitus is ear ringing. There is always a reason for the presentation of tinnitus. Biotrauma could be a cause, but the most common issues are ANS blockers like infection. The middle and inner ear potentially could harbor pathogens that is causing the ear ringing. Alternatively biomechanical factors or ANS blockers in the TM Joint could possibly be affecting the tinnitus. Get it checked. ...Read more

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Is there cure for balance problem, tinnitus?

Yes: In most cases, it will right itself over time. The brain "doesn't like" the imbalance and will correct gradually it but it can take 1-2 years.

If you have meniere's disease, it is a special problem because it comes and goes and does't always get better. Some medications and maneuvers performed by ear, nose and throat specialists are helpful and you should follow up with one. ...Read more

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Will the tinnitus go away if I stop caffeine?

Not necessarily: Certainly tinnitus can be exacerbated by caffeine, so it wouldn't hurt to cut back or stop caffeine. Many factors can cause tinnitus- medications, wax build up, middle ear fluid, sensory hearing loss, noise trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, tmj, and much more. It's worth seeing an otolaryngologist for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there support groups for people with tinnitus?

Yes, Brookline is: Close to many. See the American Tinnitus Association, www. Ata. Org/support. Clinics include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, www. Bidmc. Org/YourHealth/Conditions-AZ. Aspx? ChunkID=11504, Mass. Eye & Ear, www. Masseyeandear. Org/for-patients/patient-guide/patient-education/diseases-and-conditions/tinnitus/ & Mario Hearing Clinics, www. Mariohearingclinics. Com/tinnitus-retraining-therapy. ...Read more

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Could my tinnitus gone if my anxiety level reduced?

Could my tinnitus gone if my anxiety level reduced?

POSSIBILY: It is possible that it could or be reduced. Real tinnitus however is not that easy to treat or eliminate. So depends on the tinnitus and if it is really stress related. Of course reducing stress is good overall. ...Read more

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What condition/disease can cause (curable) tinnitus?

Wax: Wax accumulation is by far most common cause of tinnitus. It's important to clarify if it is in both ears or one ear. Tinnitus is an indication of a decrease in hearing. This can be caused by wax blockage, fluid behind the ears, problem with the ear drum or damage to the nerve. New onset persistant tinnitus in one ear lasting more than 24 hours should get looked at by an ent. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause tinnitus? Will it go away if TMJ cured?

Perhaps: TMD or temporo-mandicular disorder is a well documented cause of central tinnitus. It is certainly possible that if the jaw joint or jaw muscle problem is resolvable, the tinnitus may be improved. ...Read more

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Could my headphones have caused noise induced tinnitus?

Possibly: Only if the noise you are listening to is constantly above 90 decibels. You need to have an acoustical engineer determine the decibel level you are listening to. So yes it is definitely possible that your headphones could cause tinnitus. ...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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Tinnitus is a high pitched sound. What can tinnitus cause?

Hearing loss: Although the question should more appropriately be what causes tinnitus, the best answer to give you is that in some patients at the beginning of their awareness of the sound in the ear, they become depressed, anxious and unhappy. Tinnitus does not cause anything else. But the presence of tinnitus, particularly, unilateral tinnitus rarely can be associated with an acoustic tumor. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could I practice meditation with tinnitus?

Please tell me, could I practice meditation with tinnitus?

Yes, meditation: Practices vary and can be adapted to ones need. A common myth is that we need perfect silence and a blank mind. Avoid this and create an image or thought to focus on. Turn the sound in your ear to flowing water or simply invite it in. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does persistent tinnitus indicate?

Tinnitus: Ringing in the ear can be high pitched or low pitched like a washing machine whoosh whoosh. It can be benign or can be worrisome. It can be caused by medications, inadequate hydration, brain abnormalities, or abuse to the ear (loud music/sounds). It can even be due to caffeine. Please see your doctor yo run the appropriate tests and look into your ear. ...Read more

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I get very nauseous when the tinnitus is loud is that comon?

I get very nauseous when the tinnitus is loud is that comon?

Duration evaluation: Duration of your tinnitus should be evaluated. Are you taking Aspirin or anti-inflammatories like motrin/ibuprofen/advil for something or the tinnitus? This could result in the nausea.
But if the tinnitus has not been evaluated, you should be seen by a neurologist and consider a ct scan to evaluate for acoustic neuroma. ...Read more

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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

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