Hearing management

Posted by: Jenna | 2009/07/06


Ringing in ears


I am 28 years old. I had flu 3 to 4 weeks ago and since the flu started i noticed that my ears were ' ringing'  at night and in the morning. I only notice it when it is quiet. Since then the flu is gone but not the constant ringing in the ears.

What could this be?

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Jenna

The ringing that you are hearing is called tinnitus and there are a number of possible causes. It is however important to get to the root of the problem. I would recommend that you rather play it safe and go and see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. It is further advisable that you have your hearing evaluated by an Audiologist. He/she will also be able to assist you with the management of the tinnitus. Possible causes for tinnitus would include hearing loss, fluid build up in your middle ears, certain medications, blood pressure, stress, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, vitamin deficiencies etc.

Please let me know if you need any referrals to professionals in your area (izabelle@widex.co.za) or if you have any further questions

Kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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