Hearing management

Posted by: Bhaven | 2010-04-14


Ringing in the ear

Good Day Doc,

I am becoming very concerned about the ringing in my ear. More my right ear, than my left. For the past few days, I have experienced a ringing sound within my right ear.

I don''t know what to do, because I read on the internet that it is Tinnitus.

Please help


Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Bhaven

My apologies for my late reply - but I did communicate to the administrators that i was out of the country until the beginning of May. You are correct - the sound that you are hearing is called tinnitus. There are a number of possible causes as well as things that can make it worse. To name a few: Hearing loss, certain diseases, blood pressure, caffein, alcohol, smoking, stress, certain medication, vitamin deficiencies, age, Noise exposure etc. The important thing is to get to the root of the problem.

I would recommend that you see your GP for a general check up as well as examination of the ears. The next step is to see an AUdiologist that can do a hearing evaluation. Both the GP and Audiologist will be able to refer you if any further treatment is necessary.

Please feel free to let me know if you need any further information or if you need a referral to someone in your area (izabellepieterse@gmail.com)

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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Posted by: BERNARD | 2010-04-17

sound in my left ear is like a zing from a neon light

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