The feeling of a ringing sensation in the ear is defined as Tinnitus. There is also a ringing and buzzing sensation in the ears that is followed with hissing sounds and sometimes there would also be a slight sign of pain and numbness in the ears. There are basically two main kinds of tinnitus, which are Subjective tinnitus and Objective tinnitus - something that others can hear to. Dizziness and fatigue may happen to.
HOW IS TINNITUS DIAGNOSED?
Your ENT specialist will conduct a physical examination followed by an audiological exam and movement test to diagnose the condition. Imaging tests such as CT scan and MRI may be needed for definitive diagnosis.
HOW IS TINNITUS TREATED?
Treatment is based on the underlying cause. Ear wax removal, treating a blood vessel condition and changing your medications are some of the treatment options. In case of age related tinnitus, use of hearing aids, tinnitus retaining device and masking devices can be useful.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are two types of tinnitus: subjective tinnitus and objective tinnitus.Tinnitus is usually subjective, meaning that others cannot hear it. Subjective tinnitus has been also called ""tinnitus aurium"" ""nonauditory"" and ""nonvibratory"" tinnitus. Occasionally, tinnitus may be heard by someone else using a stethoscope: in which case, it is objective tinnitus. Objective tinnitus has been called ""pseudo-tinnitus"" or ""vibratory"" tinnitus.