Published on Apr 03, 2018 and last reviewed on Jun 10, 2019 - 2 min read
Tinnitus or ringing in the ears is a common symptom seen due to various reasons. This article talks in detail about tinnitus and when you need to consult a doctor for it.
Tinnitus is described as a sensation of ringing that is perceived in the absence of an external sound. It is not a disease per se, but the symptom of an underlying condition. It can be so disturbing that the person is unable to carry on with his routine work and feels depressed and agitated.
The most common description is that of a sensation of ringing in the ears. But, it may also include other sensations such as the following.
- The sensation may be present continuously or on and off.
- The noise may be high pitched or dull.
- It may be perceived on one side or both.
There are two types of tinnitus.
This refers to the accompanying symptoms that the person is likely to experience.
It depends on the underlying cause of tinnitus. If the cause is unknown, they are managed by the following treatments.
It is recommended to consult a healthcare provider if:
- You were exposed to a loud noise such as a gunshot.
- You developed a persistent ear block after a cold.
- There is associated vertigo.
For more information consult a tinnitus specialist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/audiologist/tinnitus
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