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Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in the ears. Can be of unknown origin, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerves, ...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?

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 causes tinnitus that develops over decades?

What causes tinnitus that develops over decades?

Usually hearing loss: Tinnitus is usually caused by dysfunction of the hair cells in the inner ear. Usually there is some hearing loss at the same time. The tinnitus is a symptom that the hair cells are not functioning properly. If the hearing loss is greater in one ear than the other, you need to have it checked. ...Read more

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What does tinnitus sounds like?

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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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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What are tinnitus and hyperacusis?

What are tinnitus and hyperacusis?

Tinnitus / Hyperacus: Tinnitus is a sensation of a sound in the ears or the head. Hyperacusis indicates extreme sensitivity to sounds. ...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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How can I determine what type of tinnitus I have?

How can I determine what type of tinnitus I have?

Get consult: See an otolaryngologist, and they can assess and advise treatment. ...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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What kind of tinnitus could be cured using ginkgo biloba (tebokan, tebonin, etc..) ?

None, really: Unfortunately, there are no well designed studies that show benefit from natural remedies for tinnitus. Lipofkavenoids have been looked at there are 2 or three poorly designed small studies that sow some benefit. First thing first. You need an ENT to look inside the ear and test you to determine the cause of the tinnitus. Some types can be fixed. ...Read more

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Does any sound heard within our body called tinnitus? What's a safe tinnitus level? If ignored (like all suggestion) and noise control, will it be OK?

Does any sound heard within our body called tinnitus? What's a safe tinnitus level? If ignored (like all suggestion) and noise control, will it be OK?

No: Tinnitus commonly refers to noises heard within the head or more specifically the ears. However, in the strictest sense of the word it is the SENSATION of NOISE one feels caused by a bodily condition which only the person can hear. There are many noises within the body which are not tinnitus. For example, stomach growls or cracking knuckles....clearly are noises in the body which WE hear. ...Read more

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What happen to tinnitus, dizziness and finally vomit?

What happen to tinnitus, dizziness and finally vomit?

Have it checked: Could be meniere's, could be a brain stem stroke, could be a cerebello-pontine angle mass etc. Go see your doctor who may send you on to neurology, neurosurgery or head and neck surgery depending on the exam and findings. ...Read more

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Of what simptoms are tinnitus,vomiting and dizziness??

Many things: .....vestibular neuritis, Ménière's disease, infection, acoustic neuroma or neoplasm, medication side effect or toxicity, TMJ disorders, vascular disease, nerve damage...to name a few! ...Read more

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What causes increased tinnitus and a mild headache following cervical trigger point injections?

What causes increased tinnitus and a mild headache following cervical trigger point injections?

Lidocaine reaction?: This could be a reaction to the lidocaine and or any other medication that was injected. If it is just the lidocaine it should subside after 3 or so hours. ...Read more

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Actually how does ENT test/check what cause a tinnitus? My ENT said all she can do is clean the earwax and check my eardrum.

No easy way: Tinnitus is a result of some form of hearing dysfunction or hearing loss. The cells in you brain that are designed to receive signals from a certain frequency of hearing are no longer getting that input due to the hearing loss. These cell then become overactive and branch out to nearby cell and that is basically the cause of tinnitus.We can only investigate the cause of hearing loss that causes it. ...Read more

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What can cause tinnitus, blocked ears, dizziness, headache and neck ache?

What can cause tinnitus, blocked ears, dizziness, headache and neck ache?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMD can be divided into disorders related to the muscles of mastication and TMJ. Earache, tinnitus, headache, toothache, neck pain and clicks are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is treatment for tinnitus ?

What is treatment for tinnitus
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Tinitus: Ringing in the ear in the vast majority of cases resolved spontaneously, and is bening. It could be due to a cold, ear infection, certain medications, a blastic sound, a tumor. Have your doctor examine you. Testing and treatment will depend on findings. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in ears = tinnitus = ...Read more