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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Why do I hear whooshing blood flow sound in sync with heartbeat in my ears and head?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male who is an athlete, never smoked or used any drugs or alcohol. No medical history. For the past year, I have been experiencing pulsatile tinnitus (a whooshing blood flow sound in sync with my heartbeat, in my ears, or head). It is also accompanied by chronic migrai...  Read Full »


Dr. K. Murali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The findings you have described do not usually cause any problems you have now: Vertebral artery ending as PICA (posterior cerebellar artery syndrome) is a normal variant. Developmental venous anomaly is also asymptomatic. If there is an associated cavernoma in the sa...  Read Full »

Does my MRI show the cause of tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, My issue is that around six months before I started getting tinnitus in both my ears. A month later, I had an MRI and a couple of neurologists said that the MRI is fine. I was referred to an ENT doctor. One ENT doctor said that all is fine after several audiography tests. Now, three weeks...  Read Full »


Dr. K. Murali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your MRI looks grossly normal. In an unexplained tinnitus like this, you need further investigations to rule out two rare conditions, jugular bulb abnormalities and sigmoid sinus diverticulum (sinus wall abnormality). You will require high resolution CT of the temp...  Read Full »

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