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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 4 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
How is the treatment for multiple sclerosis? Will my tinnitus (caused by multiple sclerosis) go away after i treat it?
Hard to predict.: If you have Multiple Sclerosis, you should be using specific MS medication, and do NOT understand why you are using ginkgo, which is totally useless for any neurological disease. Tinnitus may be due to inner ear issue and best to evaluate using audiological/ otological testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinnitus caused by retracted tympanic membrane will go away? How long should it take to subside? Ive had it for 3 weeks now.
Is there a way to reduce tinnitus caused by Chiari malformation? Its my only troublesome symptom. Sometimes they ring bad sometimes it's very bearable
Is it usual for the pulsatile tinnitus caused by IIH to go away when pressing on the neck, and return once you let go?
Tinnitus caused by hypothyroidism? Ever since my TSH is high i got this problem. And also i read it in online, is that true?
Can a myringotomy worsen existing tinnitus (cause unknown)? Myringotomy to alleviate excruciating ear pressure
2 questions: Myringotomy can not have an effect on tinnitus unless you have middle ear fluid. Tinnitus is now considered a central (brain synchronicity problem). The pressure question again can only answered by the middle ear being full of thick fluid causing pressure and hearing loss. Middle ear fluid rarely causes excruciating ear pressure unless you have pus under pressure. You need accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Tinnitus & throat tightness may have common cause involving the eustacian tube (connects middle ear to the throat). It functions as a drain & pressure equalizer for the middle ear. Tinnitus occurs in 10-20% of people esp as they get older. Holding your nostrils & gently blowing against a closed mouth may relieve pressure. If it persists it is best to consult your doctor to determine cause & tx. ...Read more
Tinnitus caused by retracted tympanic membrane will go away? How do I treat it? My doctor told me to try vasalva technique and take nose drops.
Likely temporary: Tinnitus may be caused by multiple etiologies: Hearing loss, noise exposure, medication side effects, allergies, eustachian tube dysfunction, trauma, infection to name a few. Valsalva (autoinsufflation), decongestant, nasal steroid spray and time usually suffice. Occasionally a temporary oral steroid will hasten resolution. If persistent audiogram and ENT (otolaryngology) follow up is warreted ...Read more