Tympanometry

Tympanometry is an investigation procedure to test the middle ear function. It uses a tympanogram to record its results. It measures the eardrum movement, which is facilitated by a change in air pressure within the ear. A probe tip is inserted into the external ear, and sounds with varied tones are created to which the eardrum vibrates. This procedure hardly takes 2 minutes.

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Why am I getting red-spotted rashes in the ear canal?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had ear problems now for a long time. The problems occur when I am outside in the fresh air, even for a short period. As soon as I am outside in fresh air, I get a red-spotted rash in the ear canal that eventually secretes some fluid. After a while, it gets filled with so much fl...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Your problem does appear rare. Can you help me with more details on it? 1. Do you have any prescription papers or photographs of the ear? 2. Does this happen to both ears? 3. Does it occur every time you venture out in fr...  Read Full »

What is the reason for hearing very minute sounds in a quiet room?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and my hearing is good, Is it fine to hear little sound in a quiet room? Can there be a sound of our brain or blood flow?Are these idle mind's thoughts?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a cold or a cough or any ringing in ears? You should get your ears examined first. The doctor will tell you if you need to get audiometry and tympanometry. Revert with more information to an ENT otolaryngologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-docto...  Read Full »

Please give some treatment options to get cured from dizziness and vertigo.

Query: Hi doctor,I have dizziness and vertigo for two and a half years now. We think of this condition as cervicogenic. But I do not get a real solution. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention some more details about your problem. Please mention whether these problems are constant, any associated hearing loss or tinnitus or ear fullness, and any fever or pain. Please mention whether you have diabetes or hypertension, and any heart-related ailme...  Read Full »

Why do I hear a sound when I close my ears with my fingers?

Query: Hi doctor, Whenever I close my ears with my fingers, I hear a very faint sound in my right ear from the past couple of weeks. And when I remove my fingers, the sound stops. What is this sound that I hear?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This sound can be normal. When we close our ears, we do not hear outside sound, so we feel that there is some sound coming from our body. If you have a cough or cold, it can also lead to similar symptoms, due to eustachian tube block. To rule out any pressure changes in ...  Read Full »

My ear is rumbling following a throat infection. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 35 years old. About 4 weeks ago, I had a viral infection of the throat and nose, which lasted for about a week. At that time, my left ear became completely blocked with fluid for at least a few days. Then, I started getting a low rumbling noise in my ear. At first, I used to get the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasheed Baig

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This problem is called as tinnitus. As you have mentioned, you started with this problem after an upper respiratory tract infection that resulted in effusion in your ear through blockage of eustachian tube. It is quite possible that your eustachian tube is still n...  Read Full »

I have constant pressure around the ear and nerve twitches. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have ear pain going all the way down to my foot. I also have vertigo and tinnitus. It has been two years. I feel constant pressure around ear and nerve twitches in whole body. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prasun Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your problem. As you say you have radiating ear pain along with pressure around the ear and vertigo and tinnitus. There can be many reasons to this. Have you got any checkup done? If not I feel right away you will need the following investigations: ...  Read Full »

What causes ringing noise and humming alternatively?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 69 year old retired internist. I am not taking any regular medication other than Aspirin 325 mg. I have no known allergies and have never smoked. I do not have any medical history of thyroid disease, autoimmune diseases or Paget's disease. Around four to five weeks back, I noted th...  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are suffering from is known as tinnitus. It is not a disease itself rather a symptom due to various underlying causes like age related, hypertension, impacted wax, fluid in middle ear, patulous eustachian tube, TMJD (temperomandibular joint disorder), hypert...  Read Full »

Is ringing in my left ear due to sound from a loudspeaker?

Query: Hi doctor, I went to a chant few days back. There the loudspeaker was very loud. The very next day I noticed that there is ringing in my left ear. Now, it has been four days, but it has not gone. Can you help me? I am very scared. Has it caused any effect on my eardrum? Please see to it. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history of noise exposure and symptoms, it is suggestive of acoustic trauma. It occurs after a single exposure to very intense sound which cause damage to the organ of corti or damage the hair cells. Symptoms include ringing sensation in ear known as tinni...  Read Full »

Why do I hear strange noise at night?

Query: Hi doctor, Around three months back, I started to hear a strange noise at night. We live in a village. Apart from the odd barking dog and passing car, it is silent, especially at night. However, I started to hear what sounded like a distant engine, but it never got any closer. It is almost like a dr...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would advise you get pure tone audiometry and tympanometry. We will know if you have any hearing loss and pressure changes in your ear. Also, in a few thyroid patients, tinnitus is common. But, you should get the above tests done for a correct diagnosis. If they are fin...  Read Full »

Why do I hear low sound from my ears? Is it normal to hear it?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes when I concentrate in a silent room, I can hear a low sound from my ears. I went for a checkup, and there was nothing wrong in my ear. The doctor told me that the sound occurred because of hair cells and said to me that it is normal. What is hair cells? Is it normal to notice i...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hair cells are hearing cells inside the inner ears provided with cilia, and when vibrated, it stimulates auditory impulses. Yes, these cells have a unique sound, and it will not be audible to us. It needs a high technology device to pick it. Tinnitus has a lot of causes...  Read Full »

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