Ringing In Ears

Ringing in the ears is known as tinnitus. There are ringing sounds heard in one or both ears consistently. The common causes are damage or loss of tiny sensory cells in the cochlea of the inner ear, aging, and prolonged exposure to loud sounds. This condition is treated by using noise-canceling headphones, cognitive behavior therapy, and lifestyle modification.

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Does the bony dehiscence of the inner ear cause ringing sound?

Query: Hi doctor, I have constant ringing in my right ear. I consulted a doctor, and he did multiple tests. The temporal bone CT showed thin bony covering with possible blue line dehiscence. I got diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease three years ago. I was suggested to do a knee replacement, but now i...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It will help if you share the reports of CT (computed tomography)? Thanks.  Read Full »

Why do I still have sinus issues even after the surgical opening of my blocked airway?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from sinus issues for a while. I had surgery to open the blocked airways. But my nose is still swollen, my ears are ringing, and I could feel some discomfort in my nose. I do not get much discharge, and my nose does not produce any snot. These symptoms will subside ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Kindly help me know a few more details.1) What surgery was done? Kindly attach a complete discharge summary.2) Kindly attach the report of the allergy prick test. And also, let me know the allergens, including food allergens and aeroallergens like dust mites, various oth...  Read Full »

Can I use olive oil for a constant unusual sound in my left ear for the past six days?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hearing a constant unusual sound in my left ear for the past six days. I consulted my doctor yesterday, and he said that there are no issues in the outer ear, and the sound might be because of ear wax or hair lodged between the eardrum and throat. He prescribed Prednis...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Is the hissing sound associated with any nose block, runny nose, throat pain, or itching? 2)Have you consulted an ENT specialist in your locality? 3)Did your doctor check your inner ear using an otoscope? 4) Do you take any antihistamines? 5) Did...  Read Full »

Are waking up at night, gasping for air, and tingling in extremities signs of sleep apnea?

Query: Hi doctor, I wake up in the night feeling like I am gasping for air with my heart racing. I also experience tingling in my arms or legs at the same time with ringing in my ears. This happens on average once a week. I have to find a light switch quickly to calm down and realize what is going on. The...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will help you regarding it. Sleep apnea is possible with the symptoms you have mentioned, but a polysomnogram (sleep study) is required for an appropriate diagnosis. This test comprises multiple components that electronically send and ...  Read Full »

Can the sound of the gunshot damage my eardrum?

Query: Hi doctor, Accidentally I shot a pistol inside my room without ear protection. And I am hearing a ringing sound in my ears for the last 45 minutes. My query is, is this ringing temporary, or does it indicate any permanent damage to my eardrum? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. Exposure to any loud sound causes some temporary threshold shift as far as hearing is concerned and might be associated with tinnitus. It usually takes around three to four days for this ringing sound to ...  Read Full »

Does severe headache with blurry vision and ringing in ears indicate brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I have a severe headache, which is more at night time, and it sometimes feels pressurized for the past three months along with few symptoms like blurry vision due to some fluids, numbness sometimes, and a few days back started to have a few days back pricking f...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about headache: 1) Since when you started to have these headaches? How many years? 2) In which part of the head you feel headaches? (You can attach your photo, clicked from a little distance, with hand-kept over part of the...  Read Full »

Can I have tinnitus due to side effect of AZO?

Query: Hello doctor, I began exhibiting symptoms that I would describe as tinnitus from a week. I get a loud noise or ringing in my left ear, although it also happens in the right ear. One fine day the tinnitus actually went to the other ear (my right ear), my tinnitus since then has not been focused in a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. While you have elaborated on your symptoms very meticulously, I still require some more details. Is there any hearing loss? Do you have any fullness of the ear? The tingling feeling, is it permanent? Do you have any giddiness? Any change of ear fullness or tin...  Read Full »

Can tinnitus be in only one ear?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had left-sided tinnitus. I have severe health anxiety, and I cannot wait 7 days until my doctor looks these over. I have attached the reports. The main areas are tinnitus and pituitary. Do you see anything weird?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are not in much discomfort (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Please find a review of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan images. MRI brain contrast protocol includes multiplanar and multi-voxel sequences with a history of ...  Read Full »

Can you help me get rid of tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tinnitus for seven months. I consulted a doctor and he advised me to do some tests. I had a positive result for my hearing test. I took Vastarel, Fluxina, and Borila. But it did not help me. I heard the noise in a constant pinch tone.   Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your case, tinnitus can occur due to two different reasons. The reasons are hyperfiring from nerves and chronic eustachian tube catarrh. In the first condition, there is unregulated hyperfiring of nerves. It affects the perception of persisting sound in ears with...  Read Full »

What causes blocked eustachian tubes in adults?

Query: Hello doctor,My ear has been ringing on and off for three days. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about as this is a very common treatable entity we come across. You have developed what we call eustachian tube catarrh, which has probably developed secondary to nasal inflammation. The eustachian tube ventilates th...  Read Full »

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