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Tinnitus have had tinnitus since serving in the engine rooms of warships in the '70s. Right ear, high frequency ringing, always there. Left ear is clear. Doctors generally tell me to play background music or white noise. Just wondering if there have been

Tinnitus have had tinnitus since serving in the engine rooms of warships in the '70s. Right ear, high frequency ringing, always there. Left ear is clear. Doctors generally tell me to play background music or white noise. 
Just wondering if there have been

The : The causes of tinnitus are many, and the treatment needs to be individualized, you likely have some noise induced hearing loss with tinnitus, and this may respond to medications like Neurontin (gabapentin) or a benzodiazepine. Other techniques like tinnitus retraining therapy may help where an audiologist finds the frequency of your noise and tries to eliminate it. An excellent website for sufferers of tinnitus is from the american tinnitus association http://www.Ata.Org/for-patients/tips the techniques listed by the other doctors are correct that tinnitus is worse when the ambient noise level is low and playing background music or white noise may make it less noticeable, but each case may have a unique cause and the more you can describe when it occurs and relate it to things like blood pressure or exercise or straining, the more likely the doctor will be able to make it better. Finally since your tinnitus is unilateral, an MRI of your brain and iac is indicated to rule out a mass in the nerve of hearing. Good luck. ...Read more

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My father suffers from tinnitus, i think. A sound keeps ringing in his ears. What to do and which doctor to consult? Thanks!

My father suffers from tinnitus, i think. A sound keeps ringing in his ears. What to do and which doctor to consult? 

Thanks!

See ENT specialist: Tinnitus can be caused by a variety of conditions Including: Normal aging and hearing loss Loud noise Medicines, including some antibiotics, anti-seizure medicines, and painkillers Head or neck injuries Certain diseases I suggest that you have your dad see an Ear Nose & Throat specialist ...Read more

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Ears ringing & muffled sometimes. Doctor said I didnt have infection but a buildup of earwax. I heard brain tumors can cause tinnitus. Should I worry?

Ears ringing & muffled sometimes. Doctor said I didnt have infection but a buildup of earwax. I heard brain tumors can cause tinnitus. Should I worry?

No: It would be useful to see an ENT specialist for your peace of mind and to have your ears cleaned out. Brain tumors as cause of hearing problems are uncommon. ...Read more

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I've had tinnitus and sensation of fullness in bith ears for a year now but my ENT doctor took one look and said theyre fine, what could be causing it?

Many causes: Tinnitus is actually a very complex perception of some type of noise or sound in the ears or head. There can be many causes and hopefully your otolaryngologist did a hearing test as part of the evaluation. Common causes include wax in ears, fluid in middle ear(from cold/allergy), hearing loss, and tmj/clenching/grinding problems. This last one often gets overlooked and is a common cause. ...Read more