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Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

Ringing in the ears

11/12/2009

Question:

I RECENTLY READ AARTICLE IN THE DAILY MAIL THAT A DOCTOR HAD FOUND THAT PUTTING A DROP OF SUPERGLUE ON THE MEMBRANE OF THE EAR DRUM STOPPED THE RINGING IN THE EAR COULD YOU GIVE ME ANY INFORMATION ON THIS TREATMENT THANK YOU

Answer:

That is not the case for all causes of tinnitus. I recommend that you see an otolaryngologist and obtain a hearing test. Your tinnitus could be due to medications, aging, loud noise exposure, etc. You may need hearing aids. At the least, you should mask your tinnitus with more pleasant background (white) noise.

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Response by:

Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS Ravi N Samy, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Director of Skull Base Surgery Fellowship, Director of Adults Cochlear Implantation Program
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati