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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How is tinnitus treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem with my ears. I always hear sound at night and I get distracted due to it. I think that I have tinnitus. Still, now, I have not consulted the doctor as I am afraid to have MRI and CT scan.   Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Tinnitus can occur due to many reasons. It can occur due to simple wax deposition or tumors. Please mention whether you listen to loud music using earphones for a long time. Please mention whether you feel pressure in your ears. Kindly follow some tips to resolve your issue...  Read Full »

What is the reason for hearing continuous sounds in both ear?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is facing a problem for almost now two months. She was complaining about continuous hearing of sound in both ears. She is 67 years old and had done the complete audiogram checkup, which was completely fine. The doctors have told her to meet them after three months. She feels unc...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the age and the comorbid condition of blood pressure I suspect hearing loss in high frequencies. Please share the audiogram report with me. For the time being increase the intake of carrots,tomatoes which has lycopene in it. Neurobion forte is a neurovitamin...  Read Full »

Will changing BP medication help with my tinnitus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from tinnitus for the past one month. Sometimes mild and sometimes severe. I did a hearing test and the result is no hearing loss. I have an appointment with an ENT in two days to carry out more tests. However, I have been doing a bit of research so I have a few...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As there is no hearing loss evident in conventional hearing test, go for high-frequency audiometry and s matching test. Which type of sound are you perceiving ringing or buzzing, pulse-like or noise type? Does it change with neck movement to the left and right. Tinni...  Read Full »

Does muffled hearing result from listening to loud music using earbuds?

Query: Hi Doctor, Im 16 years old and for the past month, I’ve been experiencing tinnitus in my left ear. For some background, I also experienced tinnitus for about 2 weeks a few months back. When it started, I was listening to music louder than I should have during a good part (about 80%) and I fel...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi Icliniq user , Atleast am happy that you are now not crossing the warning sign while listening to music. Step-1. Don't use earphones for taking calls and music , use it in speaker mode and at moderate volume. Step-2 . Sometimes Puretone Audiometry (hearing test) doesn't reveal the intial...  Read Full »

Do tinnitus after ear irrigation indicates ear damage?

Query: Hello doctor, Since about a week and a half ago, I have had tinnitus in my right ear. This was after self irrigating the ear with one of those squeezy syringes that come with the Otex ear drops. Before doing this, I was putting in oil drops for about a week prior. Quite a bit of wax came out, but ...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is always dangerous to predict and take action in case of their own health. The tinnitus in your case is not due to earwax, it may be due to the blockage of the eustachian tube (tube connecting middle ear and back of the nasal cavity, its primary work is to equalize ...  Read Full »

Will removing ear wax help with my ear pain and tinnitus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing ongoing war popping sensations as if I have gotten off a plane for the last two months. For the last few weeks, I have experienced slight ear pain and symptoms of tinnitus. I have tried an ear wax removal kit but still have underlying symptoms.  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I could not understand what is the point of removing wax here without observing the ear canal. Please get it very clear, your eustachian tube (tube connecting the backside of the nose and middle ear) is blocked and some maneuver (Valsalva maneuver) under supervision will ...  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 »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

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 »

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