Tinnitus

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 feel a ringing and buzzing noise in my ears. Will I have tinnitus?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel like something is ringing in my ears, and I have continuous buzzing noise with a headache. Will I have tinnitus?And if had it, then,1. Will that be temporary or not? 2. Why would I have acquired it, or what possible causes? 3. Will it lead to hearing loss?4. How long will it take...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tinnitus is a very broad and vague symptom that can be present in several conditions, which could be as benign as earwax or a simple external or middle ear infection and maybe even present in conditions that have nothing to do with the ear like migraine with tinnitus ...  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 »

What are the manifestations of Demodex in ears?

Query: Hi doctor, I had demodex rosacea on my face severely two months ago. Doctor gave Ivermectin cream for it. I noticed the lobes around my ears was itchy, so I only put Ivermectin outside the ears. About two weeks later, I started getting pulse tinnitus and tinnitus. I went to ENT, and he did tests an...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is least likely that demodex would cause tinnitus. Itching in the ears would be a more common symptom. Tinnitus is a symptom with the vaguest etiology, and ear infections even of the external ear can cause tinnitus. However, your doctor would have picked so...  Read Full »

Will clogged ears with ringing heal on their own?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42-year-old healthy female. Last Friday, I woke up with a very muffled right ear. As I started stressing about it, I developed ringing. I went to my family doctor, and she said that the ear was heavily congested but saw no infection. She also looked up at my nostril and said my...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know whether you have any sinus problems. Did you have an earache? Has your hearing improved now? Is it only the ringing sensation that bothers you? Or do your ears still feel clogged? Of course, tinnitus can follow acute otitis media or secretory ...  Read Full »

Why is there a low-pitched hum heard in my left ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a low-pitched hum in my left ear, which started five months back, at night when stressed, with no other symptoms. I started ear drops Ciprodex otic (Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone). I started oral medicines (APO - Amoxi Clav 875/125 mg), and I finished 14 tablets within 24 days. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Where is the white cauliflower look? It appears to be a bulging blue mass behind an intact drum. It seems like a hemotympanum (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Can you attach a different picture? It may be a camera settings giving it a different co...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with tinnitus. What could be the cause for it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with tinnitus, and it is driving me crazy for the past 5.5 months. In my CTA examination, my upper cervical spine demonstrates some moderate facet arthritis primarily at c2 and c3. It also shows an incomplete fusion of the posterior arch of c1 and mild cervical s...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cervical spine abnormalities can cause vertigo but not tinnitus. A zygomatic bone fracture can be a cause of tinnitus if it is impinging on the mandible. But that would be more due to chewing and movements of the lower jaw, and sinusitis can also cause tinnitus if it...  Read Full »

What is the reason for ringing in ear post ear infection?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ear infection but my ear infection has gone now but very low pitched ringing in my right ear is not stopping.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptom you are experiencing is called tinnitus. Tinnitus is not always due to a sinister cause. Simple conditions of the ear like wax or ear infections both of external ear canal and middle ear can cause it. First and foremost you must know that tinnitus may be ...  Read Full »

Will ear perforation heal on its own again?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ear perforation two months before. My ear was healing really well. The doctor told me to clean my ear by ear syringing. He gave me two shots of syringing. After that, earwax clean up. My ear had gone bad. I feel like my eardrum is hardened. Whenever I put my finger in my ear ...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, tympanic membrane is anchored to bone and does not move up and down but moves inward and outward because of sound. Secondly, it is placed 2.5 cm from external ear orifice and cannot be moved with a finger. Since you had a perforation two years back, it ...  Read Full »

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