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?
The diagnosis is done by an ENT who would do a hearing or audiological exam followed with movement and also imaging tests.
HOW IS TINNITUS TREATED?
If tinnitus is due to a health condition, the doctor may be able to take steps that could reduce the noise which include:
• Earwax removal - Removing impacted earwax can decrease tinnitus symptoms.
• Treating a blood vessel condition - Underlying vascular conditions may require medication, surgery or another treatment to address the problem.
• Changing your medication - If a medication you're taking appears to be the cause of tinnitus, the doctor may recommend stopping or reducing the drug, or switching to a different medication.
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.