Ringing sound in the ears is termed Tinnitus, but it can be ticking, hissing, roaring, or humming sound. Ear wax block, sinusitis, noise-induced hearing loss, ear infection, hormonal changes, brain tumors, thyroid diseases, etc., are responsible for Tinnitus. Antidepressants, antianxiety drugs, cochlear implants, hearing aids, Acoustic neural stimulation are few treatment modalities to treat Tinnitus and its associated causes.

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I hear a ringing sound after using a nasal wash. What can I do to get rid of this?

Query: Hello doctor, I used a nasal wash, and I started getting a ringing sound in my left ear that did not go away. I have never had tinnitus. Did the nasal wash cause it? After I did the nasal wash, my forehead hurt. What can I do to get rid of this? I am very frustrated and annoyed. It has been eight da...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I suppose the saline or water had been flushed through the Eustachian tubes into your middle ear. You can use nasal decongestant drops in a lying down position. The decongestant can open the eustachian tubes to pour th...  Read Full »

I have blurry vision after suffering from an acoustic trauma. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I suffered an acoustic trauma after a loud microsuction in my ears to remove ear wax. It left me with tinnitus, hyperacusis, and aural fullness. This settled after a few weeks. Later after two and a half weeks, my wisdom tooth got triggered, and my gums were swollen. Th...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Visual change after noise blast seems an infrequent and unlikely event. Please answer the following questions so that I can help you better. 1) How is your hearing now? 2) Have you done any hearing tests recently? 3) Do you have vertigo? 4) Is there any spinning ...  Read Full »

I have tinnitus and sleep problems. What medicines will help me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66 year old healthy male. I have tinnitus since two years. MRI is normal except for age-related gray area. But of late, any outside sound like flushing toilet increases the volume of tinnitus. Left ear 6/10 and right ear 4/10. The sound is the insect cricket sound. Moreover, sin...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your problem: Do you have any hearing impairment from any ear? Is there any watery/pus/other kind of discharge from any ear? Is there any feeling of fullness in any ear or headache? Regarding sleep disturbance: What pr...  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 »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

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 »

How to treat a whooshing sound in one ear with earache?

Query: Hi doctor, I hear a whooshing sound in my left ear with earache for a week. Behind the ear, it is red and sore with spots.   Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a whooshing sound in your left ear for a week with an earache and it is red with soreness behind the ear. Many people hear the whooshing sound or pulsatile tinnitus on one ear due to the turb...  Read Full »

How can the ringing in my ears be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had ringing in my ears for two or three months. My doctor said it was an ear infection in both ears. I had two courses of Augmentin, but it did not improve. I had to change my doctor for some reason. The new doctor gave me Soframycin ear drops but when I went back to her for fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from tinnitus which is nothing but a ringing sensation in the ears. There are various causes for tinnitus and the most common among them are a sensorineural hearing loss, Eustachian tube dysfunction, otosclerosis, ossicular discontinuity wher...  Read Full »

I hear some sound in my ears while I am alone in a closed room. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed that when I am alone in a closed room or studying, I hear some sound. My father used to say this is because of wax in the ear, but when my ears are clean, I still hear the sound. I am sure that my hearing is fine. Could this be the sound of blood circulation? Is it n...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called tinnitus, and there are many reasons for it. Some of the reasons are an infection of the middle and external ear, otosclerosis, sensorineural hearing loss, glue ear, anatomical variations of the vessels, etc. First, we need to examine your ears and do an...  Read Full »

My tinnitus is triggered only by external sounds. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of fungal infection of the ear, which has disappeared after applying the antifungal cream prescribed by the doctor four weeks ago. But later, I developed tinnitus a couple of days after the fungal infection. According to my observation, I only have tinnitus when I hear...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Can you upload the reports of your hearing tests and the picture of your eardrum? Also, have you done a pure tone audiogram, tympanogram, SISI (short increment sensitivity index), ABLB (alternate binaural loudness balance test), or otoendos...  Read Full »

My tinnitus has worsened. What is my chance of recovery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for a second opinion. I got tinnitus from loud noise three weeks ago. Most of the time the noise is constant 3 or 4 on a scale of 1 to 10. Yesterday morning I experienced my best day as the noise seemed to reduce to a 2. However, it went back up to a 3 and 4 again yesterda...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuja Rajendra Sonawane

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of tinnitus is usually idiopathic. Every normal person can hear that sound many times in their lives. It goes away as suddenly as it had started. There is no reason for worrying as you have no hearing loss. So relax, do not worry as these kinds of tinnitus ...  Read Full »

Can Amlodipine result in tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have high blood pressure for the last four years. According to my doctor, it happens from genetic since both parents are suffering from it. Usually, I have a problem with diastolic blood pressure. It has reached 95, and even more since the systolic stays with 130 or max 140. Since that...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is rare, but yes Amlodipine can cause tinnitus, and it is worthwhile to change it to other medications. The best alternative option is ARBs (Angiotensin II receptor blockers) like Telmisartan. The equivalent dose would be 40 mg once daily, and it would take a week...  Read Full »

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