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 hearing test (audiogram).

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.

Comments

Tinnitor Monday, April 11, 2011

People suffering from tinnitus are very often misunderstood about their afflicting condition.The suffering increases also by sourrounding people,pretending to know better,attributing their own homemade diagnosis,psychiatric of cource,and thus aggravate the sufferers possibilities/rights to rehabilitation in a calmer,less stressfull and noisy workingplace.Key words:responsability and relief!

skippy70 Thursday, January 13, 2011

my tinnitus has been with me for about 40 years some times loud some times not so loud and is there a day and night till i go to bed some times when it is low i would doze off for 10 mins and it is back loud again. mr p blay owenblay@googlemail.com

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