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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Why do I have tinnitus in benign paroxysmal vertigo?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old student and I work on computers for a longer in a sitting position for hours with headphones on. No history of any illness in the family or my past. The first time when I felt sick, I had a buzz in my ears, tinnitus that lasted for a minute, and it sorted out itself a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After analyzing your symptoms, there are two possible diagnoses, and it does not look like a straightforward case of BPPV. In BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), we do see severe rotatory giddiness triggered by head motion. In BPPV, patients do not complain ...  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 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 tempor...  Read Full »

I took medication for ear infection and now have tinnitus. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have tinnitus in my right ear. My reports of audiometry have shown a dip at 4000 Hz, and tympanometry revealed an AS curve in the right ear. I consulted a doctor, and they prescribed me Bilovas, Lezyncet D, and nasal drop Nasivion. I had developed a fungal infection in the external ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. AS (stiff middle ear) curve in tympanometry signifies ossicular fixity, which is not letting the conduction of sound properly. The dip at 4000 Hertz signifies noise trauma. These are not confirmatory diagnoses,...  Read Full »

I have been having ear clogging and tinnitus which resolves by itself after a few days. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,My left ear suddenly plugs up without having a perceived cold or sickness. Leaves me with a bit of tinnitus that stays for a couple of weeks. This happened last year while I was with my friends, suddenly my left ear clogged up and progressively got more clogged, and resolved within a fe...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. Well, there are quite a few possibilities and in most cases, it is more likely to be benign. Simple conditions like wax or ear infections can cause tinnitus and blockade. Nasal allergies can lead to these symptoms due...  Read Full »

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 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 »

I had been suffering from ringing in my ears, nausea, and dizziness for a few weeks. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I had been experiencing ringing in my ears, nausea, and sensations of dizziness when I moved my head for the past few weeks. I have not been able to work due to these symptoms. I am unable to eat anything, and the ringing in my ears causes anxiety and difficulty sleeping. I could not w...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions. 1. Are you diabetic and hypertensive? 2. Do you have any symptoms of hearing loss? 3. How long do the symptoms persist? 4. Does an episode last for more than 12 hours? However, I suggest you...  Read Full »

I hear a ringing sound after using a nasal wash. What can I do to get rid of this?

Query: Hello doctor, I used a nasal wash, and I started getting a ringing sound in my left ear that did not go away. I have never had tinnitus. Did the nasal wash cause it? After I did the nasal wash, my forehead hurt. What can I do to get rid of this? I am very frustrated and annoyed. It has been eight da...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I suppose the saline or water had been flushed through the Eustachian tubes into your middle ear. You can use nasal decongestant drops in a lying down position. The decongestant can open the eustachian tubes to pour th...  Read Full »

My tinnitus is triggered only by external sounds. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of fungal infection of the ear, which has disappeared after applying the antifungal cream prescribed by the doctor four weeks ago. But later, I developed tinnitus a couple of days after the fungal infection. According to my observation, I only have tinnitus when I hear...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Can you upload the reports of your hearing tests and the picture of your eardrum? Also, have you done a pure tone audiogram, tympanogram, SISI (short increment sensitivity index), ABLB (alternate binaural loudness balance test), or otoendoscop...  Read Full »

I suffer from tinnitus in my right ear and am not able to sleep. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have developed tinnitus in my right ear due to a fungal infection. Tinnitus is high-pitched, and I do not have it if I keep my head still. Tinnitus is activated when I swallow or suck my mouth and tilt my head to squeeze my right side. And if I swallow again, the tinnitus will stop. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Prajakta Keluskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Could you please tell me more about your problem? Are you also experiencing tinnitus-related hearing loss or giddiness? Do you have a history of smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, and thyroid? What is your job profile? Also, have you rec...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing a sudden onset of a low-intensity constant sound in my right ear. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59-year-old male. My height is 5.61 ft, and my weight is 171.96 lb . Just three days ago, I realized that I hear a low-intensity sound constantly in my right ear, like the sound when air is released from high pressure to low pressure. The PTA does indicate moderate hearing loss....  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can see, your pure-tone audiometry (PTA) test shows moderate sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus is quite common in this condition. Sensorineural hearing loss in old age is a common occurrence. As you have already started steam inhalation and brahmari pranayam...  Read Full »

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