can fluid behind the eardrum cause tinnitus? i have tinnitus and frequent ear cracking my ears will randomly get blocked and a higher sound of tinnitus occurs. doctors cant see any ear wax blockage and they can still see the eardrum could i still have an earwax blockage?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 23
i have tryed a nasal decongestant called Nasonex that the doctor gave me while i was at the dr clinic and asked me to use that 1 spray each nostril once in morning and once at night after the shower.also been on Roxithromycin 300MG 5 and i still have tinnitus and feeling of blockage also have a really thick flem behind my nose that i have to force down my throat so if i breath normally my nose isnt blocked but i can feel it behind my nostrils if that makes sence.
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Hi. So I read your text. to answer your question,, fluid behind your eardrum can make your tinnitus worse, ear wax or blockages causing conduction hearing loss is a known precipitator of tinnitus, but actually the origin of tinnitus is thought to be a brain event, eminating from the cochlear nucleus
Have you had audiometry done prior to the infection/fluid build up?
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Yes. You need the hearing test and auditory evoked potentials to determine if you have nerve loss giving rise to tinnitus. Any other factors, loud music all the time? antibiotics, I have a long list of things that can cause it, have you seen the list?
heres the list, look it over and ask me about anything on the list
An MRI scan is better than a CT scan for you, if you are 2 years old. It would pick up swelling or edema within the ear system, both internal and external, with the ct scan you are looking for bleeding or fracture, which I assume no one hit you in the head
I meant 23 years old
the hearing test is important because usually there is sensorineural hearing loss, that is to say you have damaged your hearing nerve somehow before you get tinnitus, it usually does just come from the ear wax/fluid, but it can
The brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAER's) are also very important if you have an abnormal hearing test because it can localize where on the
auditory pathway you have problems.
there are some great new treatments, I haven't heard of the lazer, but there is magnetic stimulation
Well you need symptomatic treatment for the nasal congestion. Have you tried mucinex (guiafenesin), it loosens up the thick mucus and you can then clear it out. Are you on antibiotics?
I will send you the article on magnetic stimulation for tinnitus
You put a high field magnet near your ear which generates a small electrical field and it aligns your nerve signals in the cochlear nucleus, completely uninvasive way to reset your nerve so the tinnitus goes away. I 've heard that it works pretty well. But it sounds like you have to get rid of this infection first, but you had tinnitus before the infection right?
that's all the fluid
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