Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Buzz | 2008/10/22

Q.

Noisy Tympanny

I have a constant static/buzzing noise in my ears. I recently went to the GP and a ear pressure test was done. The pressure was normal but it did record a " noisy tympanny" . Could you please let me know what this means, is this the cause of noise and what can I do to correct. Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Dear Buzz

The noise that you are referring to is what we call Tinnitus. There are several causes for tinnitus. Let me list a few: blood pressure, certain types of medication, stress, hearing loss, smoking, incorrect diet, vitamin deficiencies, alcohol, hormonal changes, noise exposure etc. The important thing is to get to the root of the problem. I would recommend that you see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist and after that an Audiologist for a full hearing evaluation. If you don't know of an Audioliogist or ENT in your area, please let me know and i will gladly refer you (izabelle@widex.co.za).

In the meantime i would recommend a few changes that will help you in the management of the tinnitus - make sure that you rest enough, a healthy lifestyle and diet would be advisable and try to not include too much caffeine, alcohol and tabacco.

Please let me know if you have any further questions and make sure to get an appointment with the appropriate professionals

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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