How can we Diagnose Tinnitus?
A detailed medical history, physical examination of the head and neck, and a series of special tests can help the doctor to determine precisely where the tinnitus is originating.
The doctor examines the ears to see if there is accumulation of earwax or an infection may be causing or contributing to the ringing in the ears.
Hearing test- It is advisable for all the patients with persistent unexplained tinnitus to undergo a
Other tests include
- Auditory brain stem response (ABR) – It is a computerized test of the hearing nerves and brain pathways
- CT scan or MRI scan may be needed to rule out a tumor.