other reasons for ear ringing

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   Posted 5/10/2010 4:02 AM (GMT -6)   
this was very interesting . thats why I weed out the obvious:

For me it was the medication not chiari

Causes of subjective tinnitus include:

Otologic problems and hearing loss:

conductive hearing loss

■external ear infection
■acoustic shock
■cerumen (earwax) impaction
■middle ear effusion
■Superior canal dehiscence
sensorineural hearing loss

■excessive or loud noise
■presbycusis (age-associated hearing loss)
■Ménière's disease
■acoustic neuroma
■mercury poisoning or lead poisoning
ototoxic medications


■nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

■aminoglycosides e.g. gentamicin
■Vibramycin (doxycycline)
chemotherapy and antiviral drugs:

■pegylated interferon-alpha-2b
loop diuretics:

■ethacrynic acid

Psychedelic drugs:

■Diisopropyltryptamine (DiPT)
■Salvinorin A
neurologic disorders:

■chiari malformation
■multiple sclerosis
head injury

■skull fracture
■closed head injury
■whiplash injury
■temporomandibular joint disorder
■giant cell arteritis
metabolic disorders:

■thyroid disorder
■vitamin B12 deficiency
■Iron deficiency anemia
psychiatric disorders:

other causes:

■Tension myositis syndrome
■hypertonia (muscle tension)
■thoracic outlet syndrome
■lyme disease
■sleep paralysis
■glomus tympanicum tumor
■anthrax vaccines which contain the Anthrax Protective Antigen
Syringomyelia T4-T10
Chiari Malformation
Decompression Surgery 1999




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