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 have a high-frequency hearing loss with a ringing sound in my left ear after having a cleaning session with an ENT. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,Two weeks ago I went to an ENT to have my ears checked. My left ear has had noticeable high-frequency hearing loss for about 20 years. It was caused by a nasty cold I had. The ENT doctor started out by cleaning my ears with something that was very loud. Since that moment my left ear has...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your audiogram report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I gather the problem you are facing now started after the cleaning of the left ear. Now, did the ENT (ear nose throat) clean the right as well? Why did he have to clean? Was th...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from migraine, high pitch ringing in my left ear, and dizziness. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis a year ago. Woke up this morning with a migraine, high pitch ringing in my left ear, and dizziness. I did put peroxide in my ear in case it was wax build up but nothing came up. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details of your headache: Since when are you having a headache? Is it a single episode? In which areas of your head is the headache present? What kind of headache is this heaviness, throbbing, stretching, bursting, shooting pain, elect...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from tinnitus and moderate hearing loss for the past 7 years. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from tinnitus for seven years, but it has not improved. The doctor always gives me Ginkgo tablets and sometimes an extra Ginkgo tablet or Flocitam-VP. My hearing loss is at a moderate stage, and I am being treated at nearby medical college. There, the doctor gives m...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health care. I can understand your concern. You have moderate sensorineural hearing loss in your left ear. This cannot be cured. Further loss can be prevented by using neurotropic vitamins and inner ear blood circulation-promoting agents. Tinnitus has some...  Read Full »

I am suffering from tinnitus for more than a year. Please suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from tinnitus. A very annoying problem for more than one year. Early when I recognized, I went to a hospital and they gave me Ginkgo biloba to eat for two months but nothing happened. Then I went to an ENT specialist and had medicines but again no result. I have just los...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Tinnitus is a very annoying problem. As troublesome as it is, I am not surprised when you say you feel like taking away your life. But hey, why do you wanna do something so drastic because you have not been able t...  Read Full »

Can a viral fever cause hearing impairment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a viral fever two weeks ago and developed an ear infection on the third day of the fever. I also had a COVID-19 test, but it was negative. I consulted a general physician, and my TM looks normal. They did Rinne and Weber's test, and there is left lateralization in Weber's test. They...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. It seems to be due to a spasm or motion loss of middle ear bones following colds. I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. Take steam inhalation three times a day. 2. Take herbal tea twice a day. 3. Consume lukewarm water three times a day b...  Read Full »

Tinnitus persists with high-pitched tones. How to treat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing tinnitus symptoms like hearing loud, high-pitched tones sometimes in the left, right, or both ears for one week. I experienced it temporarily from time to time and it has never been a concern. But now I have been hearing the sound continuously for five days. On...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. You should continue with Prednisolone for two days and then take half of that dose for five more days. I would also like to know whether there is any hearing loss as of now and any signs of vertigo. You will need a hearing test (pure-tone au...  Read Full »

Why is my aunt's ear infection not going away with medications?

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt is 30 years old. She has had an ear infection in her right ear for a week. So her doctor prescribed antibiotics Amoxicillin with Prednisolone. But her tinnitus is not going away. How long will it take for her tinnitus to go away if there is no pain in her ear?  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, can be a common symptom of an ear infection and can persist even after the infection is treated. The length of time it takes for tinnitus to go away can vary depending on a number of...  Read Full »

Can secondary ear infections cause any symptoms like ear pain?

Query: Hello doctor,After loud noise exposure, I have had burning ear pain, hyperacusis, and tinnitus. I wonder if I also have a secondary issue or infection that could be causing these symptoms. I want someone to interpret the otoscopy. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. After loud noise exposure, ear pain, tinnitus, and hyperacusis can signal sensorineural hearing loss. Or there may be some pathology in the tympanic membrane or middle ear. Upload the pictures of the otoscopy, and I ...  Read Full »

What causes eustachian tube problems after boarding a flight?

Query: Hi doctor, Three weeks ago, I got off a flight, and around 24 hours later, tinnitus set in. I had never had it before, so it was very odd. On the flight, I was suffering from a bad case of contact dermatitis (what my PCP thought). I have already been to two different ENTs. The first one said that I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Is there any change in the symptoms at all? Any difference was seen with the medicines, steroids, and antibiotics you have taken? Is there any other associated nose or throat symptoms? When you took the flight journey ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing unilateral tinnitus, but my hearing is normal. Do I have cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing unilateral tinnitus, but my hearing is normal. It had been one and half days, and all I could hear was a tiny buzz. I recently read that tinnitus has a lot of alarming danger concerns. Is it typical for people with unilateral tinnitus to have a brain tumor or canc...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The most prevalent cause of unilateral tinnitus is benign tumors, not cancers. Cancers are rare. I recommend you do magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast for both temporal bones to discover any brain masses.  Read Full »

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