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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Can medicines for head and earache cause tinnitus in me?

Query: Hello doctor, I was having a severe headache and ear disturbances (fullness). After consultation with an ENT doctor, Augmentin antibiotic and Actifed cold were prescribed for me. In the process of taking the drugs, I started having tinnitus (ringing and buzzing in the ear), which has refused to sto...  Read Full »

Dr. Kumar Ashutosh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please let me know the following: Whether your problem is with one ear or both the ears. Do you have any hearing loss, vertigo, or ear discharge? Was any hearing test done? Is there any history of cough and cold before the ear problem? Is there any history o...  Read Full »

Why do I have constant headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, sore throat, and ear fullness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have constant headaches, dizziness, tinnitus, and a sore throat. I have left-sided ear fullness, swollen lymph nodes, and a sensation of mass lateral to the left ear. I recently had an ultrasound of lymph nodes, and I am awaiting results. My blood reports are normal, and I am curren...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing me regarding the problem. I had a look at the three MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). However, we would like to see all the scan views (both axial and coronal) that are ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a ringing sound in my ear and head with a swollen ear after firing a gun ten times?

Query: Hello doctor, I shot off my brother's gun ten times with rapid successions without ear protection. I have been having a ringing sound in my head and left ear for a week now. Initially, I experienced a lot of ringing sounds and a swollen ear. The ringing sound weared off over the next two days but i...  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 disappear, or it might take even a week in some cases. There is...  Read Full »

Can an acoustic neuroma cause headaches?

Query: Hello,I am a 52 year old female with a 2 mm acoustic neuroma on the right side. There is no hearing loss, but I do have dizziness, imbalance, pulsatile tinnitus. Also, an essential tremor developed seven years ago. I get migraines with aura occasionally. Ten months ago, I developed a coccyx pain whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. You need to ask your neuro-ophthalmologist the following questions: What he suspects about the nature of the acoustic neuroma? Is there an involvement of the ophthalmic nerve or of any other nerve supplying the eye m...  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. T...  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 »

What could be the reason for progressive deafness?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 73 year old male. I have recently become progressively deaf in one ear. It took about six weeks during which it progressed through various stages of tinnitus, a hissing sound, heavily pulsed, becoming almost constant and some degree of loss of balance. The present situation is th...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepthi Maringanti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A unilateral sudden-onset hearing loss will be the result of exposure to cold weather, viral infection, allergy or autoimmune causes. You mentioned that an audiology test is done. Can I see the report? Your symptoms were progressive deafness with various types of tinn...  Read Full »

I am getting vertigo and tinnitus in both my ears when I hear loud sound. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from tinnitus and vertigo for the past 15 years. Tinnitus had started first in my left ear and that is partially cured. Now I am hearing just a small sound. Now for two years, tinnitus affected my right ear. I am working in a car workshop at their office only. Still...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay S Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I need to know a few more details before commenting on further management in your case. 1. Is the tinnitus on the right side present throughout the day with the same intensity? 2. Do you feel like hearing your speech loudly? 3. W...  Read Full »

I am suffering from tinnitus for the past 16 months and my audiometry is normal. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had an ear problem for the last 16 months and, I experience tinnitus that appears while protruding and clenching the jaw. I had an audiometry test which appeared normal. I also saw my stomatologist seven months ago, who fitted me with a nightguard, and I have had 10 sessions of p...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The causes of tinnitus are often poorly understood. You have a history of 16 months; therefore, local conditions like otitis externa or wax do not seem likely to be the cause. Now that jaw movements accentuate this, the temporomandibular joint might be the cause....  Read Full »

I am having sudden ringing sensation in my left ear. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had symptoms of tinnitus in my left ear before three months. After taking medications, I got well, and I continued medicine for one month. Everything was good for the next two months. For the last two days, the symptoms have been really bad, and the intensity became high, and the whoo...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay S Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your previous audiogram report is suggestive of a condition known as sudden sensorineural hearing loss, which was the reason for the sudden onset of a ringing sensation in the ear. In the sudden sensorineural hearing loss, there will be a sudden...  Read Full »

What could be causing my tinnitus when I push the jaw out or clench the chin?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had an ear problem for the last two years, and the tinnitus appears to increase when I push the jaw out or clench the chin. What could be causing this? I had an audiometry test which seemed to be normal. I also saw my stomatologist five months ago, who fitted me with a nightguard, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. However, a few more clarifications would be required as to the nature of your tinnitus. Is it high-frequency (whistling kind of a sound) or a low-frequency hum? Is it pulsatile like a drum beating, or is it continuous?Considering that your audiome...  Read Full »

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