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ringing in ear

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 2, 2007
  • 11:06 AM

Hello all,
I have continuous ringing sound in my ear .I come to know about the fact abt 1 month before.
What treatment i should do for this?

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  • absolutely nothing ... ive had ringing for 7 years now and nothing helps
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  • While tinnitus is not always treatable there are certain causes that are treatable. These include external ear infection, wax build-up, fluid accumulation in the middle ear (these are some simple causes). Are you taking any medications? Many drugs including loop diuretics (for blood pressure), anti-malaria, antibiotics, aspirin, etc...can be causal. You should get checked out, because it may be reversible or treatable. Some drugs can cause irreversible damage to the inner ears. Do you have a history of exposure to loud noise? These may include use of guns and being in the military. Best of luck!
    lsoroosh 51 Replies Flag this Response
  • I've noticed for the last 10 or so years that I can't understand certain words that are spoken to me. Sometimes I can blame the background noise, but even when it's quiet I just can't understand certain spoken words. When I ask that it be repeated several times I find it's a word that I use dayley in conversations.
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  • It sounds like you might have some sensorineural hearing loss (damage to inner ear structure). Several of my patients (I was in a doctoral program for audiology before deciding to pursue medicine) had ringing in the ear that accompanied this type of loss. It is a sign of inner ear damage. What you are describing is distortion of sound, which is why I say it is sensorineural rather than conductive loss. You need to get checked out by an audiologist or ENT. The clinic that I worked at was affiliated with a university. In addition to diagnosis and treatment, the patients can attend educational support groups which help them to learn coping tactics. You may want to check out your local university clinic as an option. You mentioned that you have people repeat words/phrases over and over. That means your hearing loss occurs in that part of speech. What is more helpful is if you can ask the person to rephrase. Feel free to ask any other questions you might have. Otherwise, good luck with finding an answer!
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  • Hello all,I have continuous ringing sound in my ear .I come to know about the fact abt 1 month before.What treatment i should do for this? More and more people are hearing some form of hum in their earsMy ringing turning into hearing a frequency of static which nowinduces my auditory muscles, on average 1500-2000 times an hourto produce some form of a phenomena of a click (muscle twitching),daily I am 51 years old My ENT says my hearing is excellent and thatmy hearing is that of an 18 year old, so no hearing loss But insteada heightened ability to hear frequencys below 20 Hz and above20,000 Hz of outside the norm Since they are indulated our environments with more and morewireless technology advancements of extremely low frequencies (ELF)and ultra high frequencys (ULF) perhaps we are becomingelectromagnetic hypersensitive in some capacity Something to think about http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19325894?ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez. Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_DiscoveryPanel.P ubmed_Discovery_PMC&linkpos=1&log$=citedinpmcartic les&logdbfrom=pubmed Association of tinnitus and electromagnetic hypersensitivty:hints for a shared pathophysiology? BACKGROUND: Tinnitus is a frequent condition with high morbidity and impairment in quality of life. The pathophysiology is still incompletely understood. Electromagnetic fields are discussed to be involved in the multi-factorial pathogenesis of tinnitus, but data proofing this relationship are very limited. Potential health hazards of electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been under discussion for long. Especially, individuals claiming themselves to be electromagnetic hypersensitive suffer from a variety of unspecific symptoms, which they attribute to EMF-exposure. The aim of the study was to elucidate the relationship between EMF-exposure, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus using a case-control design. METHODOLOGY: Tinnitus occurrence and tinnitus severity were assessed by questionnaires in 89 electromagnetic hypersensitive patients and 107 controls matched for age-, gender, living surroundings and workplace. Using a logistic regression approach, potential risk factors for the development of tinnitus were evaluated. FINDINGS: Tinnitus was significantly more frequent in the electromagnetic hypersensitive group (50.72% vs. 17.5%) whereas tinnitus duration and severity did not differ between groups. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus were independent risk factors for sleep disturbances.. However, measures of individual EMF-exposure like e.g. cell phone use did not show any association with tinnitus. CONCLUSIONS: Our data indicate that tinnitus is associated with subjective electromagnetic hypersensitivity. An individual vulnerability probably due to an over activated cortical distress network seems to be responsible for, both, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus. Hence, therapeutic efforts should focus on treatment strategies (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy) aiming at normalizing this dysfunctional distress network.Read more at http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?p=244532&ktrack=kcplink#post244532
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