A New Whooshing Tinnitus Sound: Doctor Is Considering a CT or MRI Scan

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dip, May 20, 2020.

    1. Dip

      Dip Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi all, I have had tinnitus in my left ear for a one year but for the last two weeks I have been hearing one more whooshing type of sound (like wind is blowing in the ocean) in addition to the regular constant whistle sound.

      So I went to to an ENT, she ordered a hearing test and based on the hearing test she will decide if I need a CT scan or an MRI. Although she seems to be a good doctor, I'm not sure why she can't go for an MRI directly since MRI is better than a CT scan...

      Anyone faced a similar situation?
       
    2. Croaker
      Torn

      Croaker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      An MRI is very loud, even with protection. I would advise against it.
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
    3. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      One isn't better than the other: it depends on what you are looking for.
      She will determine the proper imaging technology to use based on what she sees in your hearing test results.
      This seems pretty reasonable to me.
       
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      Dip

      Dip Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thanks GregCA and Croaker for providing your inputs. @GregCA I kind of agree with you... I really hope she does better job then my previous ENT specialists.
       

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