Tinnitus Diagnosis

How will your doctor diagnose you with this condition? Learn about the tests, exams, processes, and other information relating to the diagnosis of Tinnitus below.


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How to Diagnose Tinnitus

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Special attention will be paid to your head, neck, and ears.

You will be asked questions about:

  • Your sensations
  • Medication use
  • Whether breathing, dizziness, or anything else increases or decreases the sensation

The doctor will look at your ear canal and eardrum using an instrument with a light that is held at the external opening of the ear. A tuning fork can help evaluate hearing. You should receive a complete hearing test. Other tests, such as an MRI scan , may be ordered to rule out serious conditions.


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What It Is
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Tinnitus Causes
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Risk Factors
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Tinnitus Diagnosis
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Tinnitus Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Tinnitus
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Tinnitus.
Tinnitus Medications
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Tinnitus Prevention
How can you prevent Tinnitus? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Tinnitus Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Tinnitus treatment options are available?
Tinnitus Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
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