If Inner Ear Damage Is the Cause of Tinnitus, with No Hearing Loss, How to Know for Sure?

Discussion in 'Support' started by wishingluck, Dec 23, 2015.

    1. wishingluck
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      wishingluck Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure, but probably acoustic trauma
      I have seen some pictures on the web showing damaged inner ear cells, but I do not understand why ENTs and audiologists just go 'yeah it's probably inner ear damage, goodbye'.

      Is there a test that can show this inner ear damage?
    2. Nick Pyzik

      Nick Pyzik Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Listening to in-ear headphones & playing in a band
      Auditory Brain Response Test - ABR - test for the connection of the auditory nerve between the brain and the ear.

      DPOAE - Otoacoustic Emissions Test - test to see if there are any damages to the hair cells

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