There are many medical causes or conditions that are declared with noise, ringing or throbbing in the ears and do not always have to do with otological disorders.
The main action to be taken by those who feel a constant noise in the ear (or tinnitus) is go to a specialist and provide as much information as possible about the trouble you are experiencing. The ENT doctor will also establish a good empatización with the patient in order to determine the degree of impact on your life, because the latter is usually the most important factor in deciding the beginning of treatment.
Once the tinnitus severity index and the type of tinnitus experienced, determined by its characteristics (whether pulsatile or nonpulsatile, if continuous or intermittent, etc..), The doctor will order a series of studies to determine the cause.
Initially, the specialist will perform a physical examination focused primarily ENT laryngeal area, neck and heart and circulatory system.
In most cases the constant noise in the ear is associated with a hearing loss or hearing loss. Depending on the primary test results for cases of unilateral hearing loss (in one ear) also ordered the otolaryngologist “cerebellopontine angle Magnetic Resonance” and if the hearing loss is bilateral, check your “Otoacoustic Emissions” and “Potential Auditory Evoked Brain Stem. ”
While most cases of tinnitus arises from otologic causes, there are other possible conditions that cause such as: vascular factors, blood factors, drugs, topical agents otological, neurological factors and metabolic factors.
For each of these triggers permanent noise in the ear, the specialist may offer a more or less effective depending on the condition and the patient, who at all times who will determine the effectiveness of such treatment on his condition.