Common "Tinnitus" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 suspect of having Meniere's disease. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have constant tinnitus and sensorineural hearing loss for about five months. I am sending you reports of my PTA and otoscopy. Now I have ear fullness, tinnitus, and hearing loss in my left ear. My right ear is normal. Tinnitus is continuous for past four months. I do not have any ver...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is minimal loss in the left ear. The symptoms do not seem to be due to Meniere's disease. The tinnitus is due to the hearing loss. Take tablet Cinnarizine 75 mg once daily for 15 days and tabl...  Read Full »

I get rhythmic noise in ear and fullness which goes away on forceful breathing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been hearing a wind like rhythmic noise in my right ear. It also makes my ears feel full. When breathing forcefully it might go away for some time but it comes back again.  Read Full »

Dr. Navelkar Rohan Sanjay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A ringing sound or wind-like sound in the ear lasting for more than five minutes is called tinnitus. If less than five minutes, it is not significant. This particular sound you are describing can be caused due to dysfunctional eustachian tube, i.e. the tube connectin...  Read Full »

I feel pressure in the head and tinnitus. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, MRI(Magnetic Resonance Imaging) report shows: Left cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst measuring 18 x 12 x 10 mm displacing 9th and 10th cranial nerves ventrally. Misc- prominent bilateral level 3 lymph nodes also left level 2A lymph node measuring 29 x 11 mm. I went to an ENT (Otola...  Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know more about your headache, heaviness in head like the location of pain, frequency, severity, a particular time of the day when it occurs, associated vomiting, nausea or blurring of vision. How long does it last? Does it require medicines to be taken...  Read Full »

Why do I have tinnitus, fatigue, and a feeling of cold all the time?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old man feeling cold all the time. I have tinnitus and feeling tired and fatigue. I tested my TSH and it was 1.3 mIU/L. My TSH free was 16 mIU/L. Is this normal or could I have hypothyroidism? What other causes could it be? I am otherwise healthy, exercise a lot and normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I need a few more things to know about you to answer this. Please let me know. Do you have allergies or a stressful life or burning urination? Please answer these questions so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health.  Read Full »

My sinus problem is aggravating my tinnitus. What should I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had tinnitus for five to seven years now. I had suffered a lot during the initial years as there was no solution and doctors had to control using anti-depressants. I am on a regular low dose of Escitalopram even now. My tinnitus is a very shrill sound and has no trigger or cause an...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your tinnitus problem could be due to sinusitis, which blocks the eustachian tube and causes tinnitus. But if the tinnitus is due to sinus problem it should subside with decongestants, etc. In your case, I do not think so that your ear problem is due to sinusitis. To...  Read Full »

I have tinnitus and noise induced hearing loss. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I have tinnitus and some hearing loss on the very high frequencies for the past one year. However, my hearing is within a reasonable range of 8 kHz. I can hear up to 16 kHz. But it is much quieter than before. When we have tinnitus and noise-induced hearing loss, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a combination of intensity and duration that causes acoustic trauma or noise-induced hearing loss. If you subject your ears to high-intensity sounds for long durations, then, you are hurting them more. Ideally, you should not submit the ears to more than 90 dB for e...  Read Full »

Will eye glasses help in fixing monocular diplopia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bilateral monocular diplopia. This began five months ago along with unilateral tinnitus of the left ear. Tinnitus is constant. Eyesight is rapidly deteriorating. I had several new glasses prescriptions that help slightly with the double vision but are not completely resolved. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no need to panic about your brain. The double vision is not related to any neurological disorder. Anyway, I would recommend checking the thyroid hormone levels. Regarding the tinnitus, it seems to be related to an inner ear infection as there is a pre...  Read Full »

I have been having a clogged feeling in both ears, hyperacusis, and tinnitus 18 months after noise exposure. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a clogged feeling in both ears, hyperacusis, and tinnitus 18 months after noise exposure. The initial event involved noise from a machine that lasted 20 minutes and immediately after that, I had severe pain in both ears, muffled hearing, tinnitus, headaches, dizziness, and a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Murari Kaimal

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Thanks for reaching out, I am sorry to hear about your troubles and can certainly understand the stress and anxiety you have been through for the past few months or years. I have reviewed thoroughly the investigations and hearing tests you have provided and than...  Read Full »

I have tinnitus and sleep problems. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66 year old healthy male. I have tinnitus since two years. Magnetic resonance imaging (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...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your problem: 1. Do you have any hearing impairment from any ear? 2. Is there any watery/pus/other kind of discharge from any ear? 3. Is there any feeling of fullness in any ear or headache? Regarding sleep disturbance: 1. What ...  Read Full »

Why do I have tinnitus in benign paroxysmal vertigo?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old student and I work on computers for a longer in a sitting position for hours with headphones on. No history of any illness in the family or my past. The first time when I felt sick, I had a buzz in my ears, tinnitus that lasted for a minute, and it sorted out itself a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After analyzing your symptoms, there are two possible diagnoses, and it does not look like a straightforward case of BPPV. In BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), we do see severe rotatory giddiness triggered by head motion. In BPPV, patients do not complain ...  Read Full »

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