First, what is tinnitus? Tinnitus is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise sensation that a person feels originates from their ear. If you can see this picture, the most common tinnitus results from either the outer ear, the ear canal, and if you see the white mass next to the vestibular nerve, the cochlea. What causes tinnitus? That's a major question, people live with it, the constant ringing noise,
what causes it? Tinnitus can be caused by many things, and this is the key fact. Tinnitus can either be, in most cases, not serious, or it could be the cause of an underlying issue such as a brain tumour or an aneurism, but most of the times, it is not in that case.
Tinnitus is either caused by different things, one of them most common nowadays is loud noise exposure. Being exposed to firearms without proper ear protection, high intensity music, or if you're on high rock concerts all the time; loud noise can cause tinnitus.
I has also been in Scientific data has proved that aspirin, medicines like aspirin over time can cause Meniere's syndrome, which leads to tinnitus . Also, as I said, either brain tumour or brain aneurism, but those are very rare cases.
How we evaluate tinnitus is, when you come in to the doctor's office like me, what we do is we're going to look into your medical history, we'll take a physical examination, and we do special tests, we'll check on you just on vertigo, hearing loss, different tests so we could rule out the serious conditions.
First we will do a CT scan, a magnetic resonance imaging, which is an MRI, and we'll do an ABR, which is an auditory stem response to find out what is the cause of tinnitus. What is the treatment of tinnitus?
There are some medications that are not scientifically proven but have shown to work to help tinnitus, to help relieve the annoying sound of tinnitus. One of the drugs is called niacin, and also gabaprentin, Neurontin, and Gaborone. Some studies shows then that high dosage of those drugs help relieve tinnitus but there's no scientific proof to prove that.
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