Our expert says:
Tinnitus is a very distracting problem best described as the hearing of sound without an external stimulus. In your case extensive testing seems to have been done in order to exclude a cause, especially against the background of an unilateral sensori-neural hearing loss. The MRI was most likely performed to exclude a possible growth affecting the hearing nerve.
You should ask your ENT to explain if any cause was found for the hearing loss, in order to try and prevent the same problem.
Regarding the tinnitus, no drugs have proved to be very succesfull in the long run. Some patients are finding relief with natural products, so please ask your doctor to advise. If a hearing aid was recommended, you could find relief from the tinnitus by trying that. Other than that, the following may help:
1. Avoid loud noise
2. Avoid complete silence (have background music on, etc.)
3. Avoid stimulants (eg. coffee in excess, alcohol, etc.)
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