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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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 »
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 ... Read Full »
How to prevent an anxiety attack because of ringing sound in the ears?
Query: Hi doctor, I am asking on behalf of my son. My son is 15 years old with a weight of 361.5 pounds and a height of 5.7 feet. His problems started yesterday after taking a shower. He hears a high-pitched ringing sound in the ears. Last night, he had three anxiety attacks due to it and he took Stresam 5... Read Full »
Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ringing sensation is common and prevalent. There are many suspected causes for having ringing sensations in the ears. The most common one is the wax impinging the eardrum. Your son started to have this sound after showering. Even water, soap, hair follicles within the e... Read Full »
I often hear rhythmic sounds similar to a heartbeat and ringing in my ears. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old female, obese, and I catch a cold very quickly. Since last month, I have taken raw fenugreek seeds on an empty stomach and exercised. Last month, I had ice cream at night (but did not catch a cold). From the next day onwards, whenever I bent down, I felt something ringi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Ear blockage, ringing, or unstimulated sound in the ear after a cold happens due to eustachian tube (ET) blockage. ET connects the middle ear with the back of the nose and serves to equalize pressure on both sides of the tympanic membrane an... Read Full »
Why am I having ringing sensation in ear?
Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced ringing in my right ear 3 days ago and it has not stopped since then. It is not that loud and I do not hear it when the environment is noisy. It is really bothering and stressing me out and I do not know what to do. I wanted to have this checked but it is just so ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking your age into account I would like to recommend you not to use earphones or listen to very loud music, avoid caffeinated drinks like tea, coffee, alcohol, if any. Sleep completely, do not take stress. Please mention which type of sound you are perceiving, tone ty... Read Full »
I heard a sharp ringing sound in my ears while forcefully inserting ear plugs. What could be the reason?
Query: Hi doctor, Can foam earplugs be inserted too deeply? I used to insert ear plug in my ears but the instruction video says that if they are fitted properly, then someone looking at you from the front should not be able to see the ear plug. When I inserted the one in my left ear pretty far but It is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query, The main purpose of the ear plug is to protect your hearing from getting damaged. They are perfectly inserted even though you cannot hear the sound. Additionally, every ear canal is of different shapes and size. Thus the fitting will be differ... Read Full »
I have ringing in my left ear, and it is louder when I move my jaw in the opposite direction or tilt my head. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have ringing in my left ear. It is louder when I move my jaw in the opposite direction to the ear or open it wide, like yawning. It also gets louder when I tilt my head opposite to the ear. Massaging the muscle on my left neck makes it ring louder. It is also harder to pop that ear. It ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, Ringing sound in the ear can be due to multiple causes. First, we need to test the functioning of the auditory nerve. I have reviewed your attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), tympanic membrane looks alrig... Read Full »
I have had ringing in my ears for a month now. What could be the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, I have had ringing in my ears for a month. I had a CT, chest X-ray, and blood work done. I went to the ENT he told me it was not my ears. No fluid, no infections are present, and sinuses are good. He told me it could be an aneurysm tumor or pressure in the brain. CT showed no signs. What ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Episodes of dizziness could be related to different possible causes: Chronic degeneration of the cervical vertebral column. A low blood flow to the brain due to vertebral-basilary artery stenosis. Blood pressure fluctuations. The ringing in your ears could be relat... Read Full »
Can tinnitus and headache for the past two years with normal X-ray and CBC be a sign of tumor?
Query: Hello doctor, For the past two years, I have had constant tinnitus and ringing in my ears. It has not got worse over time, it has stayed at the same level. Sometimes I get headaches, sharp shooting pain in my head, and feel pressure on my head. What could be causing this? I am very worried that it i... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. It is important to note that tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition. Some common causes of tinnitus include: Exposure to loud noise: Exposure to loud noise, whether it is from work, recreational activities, or... Read Full »
I was on antidepressants, but I developed ringing in my ears after taking Escitalopram and Bupropion. Which other antidepressants can I take?
Query: Hi doctor, I want recommendations for depression medication. I have been diagnosed with depression and ADHD. I have used Escitalopram and Bupropion successfully, but I developed a ringing in my ears that became too difficult. So the doctor gave me Lamotrigine and Bupropion, which made me grumpy and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please elaborate more on your symptoms. Since how long have you been on these medications? Did you perceive any improvement with the above medications? Thank you. Read Full »
I have been experiencing ringing in my ears for five days despite medication. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I work with kids with special needs. Five days back, a kid screamed in my ears several times, after which I felt ringing in my ears. It is worse in my right ear. I went to the doctor, and he said there was no infection and it would go away in a few days. It did not go. I went back and ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The Prednisone you have taken is within normal safe dose, so do not worry about your blood pressure. You need an audiologist to perform tympanometry and pure tone audiometry. Do these investigations and share the results with me so that I can guide you further. Than... Read Full »