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Tinnitus Causes Of
Is increasingly worsening tinnitus cause for concern?What are some of the causes of an increased volume or persistence of ringing?
Persistent Tinnitus: Great quest. Although tinnitus is a common (typically benign) condition, it is worth mentioning any changes to a specialist. It can result from a # of diff causes (meds, vascular, neurologic) but most are idiopathic (unknown cause). Standard eval inclds a hearing test, followed by an ENT exam. History is important, so before your visit, try to write down all your sympt's & what makes better/worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
So is tinnitus caused by one loud exposure, in my case empty bb gun, more likely to go away over time then not going away at all?
No: The origin of tinnitus is in the central auditory pathways of the brain. As such it does not lead to deafness. However, most people with loud tinnitus can notice some hearing loss because the brain producing noise will mask the environmental sound from being perceived. Particularly if the tinnitus is loud. ...Read more
How to diagnose tinnitus caused by cervical (neck) issue? Which medical professional should I consult?
Tinnitus causes? Not sure if it is a coincidence, but the right side of my nasal cavity is a bit stuffed up the last 3 days.
It's a coincidence: Tinnitus has several possible causes. If you're concerned, you should look up the differential diagnosis. In the absence of symptoms or signs referable to adjacent cranial nerves, I would be most concerned about hearing loss. A primary care doc can do a quick & dirty in-office hearing test or, if (s)he thinks it's indicated, can refer you for an audiogram & also possibly an electronystagmogram. ...Read more
Is the tinnitus caused by celexa (citalopram) temporary? I got rid of it before but I dint remember how it disappeared. It was very difficult for awhile
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