Should I Get an MRI?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Trish123, Jan 29, 2016.

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    1. Trish123

      Trish123 Member

      New York
      I had tinnitus for 6 yrs. 2 months ago I had a spike. The first month was terrible. Loud ringing and plugged up ears. I seem to have some good days and it's not as bad as the first month. The ENT doctor told me it could be ETD but he still wants me to get an MRI. I heard they are loud and I don't want to do more damage. I told him I'm getting better but for some reason he still wants me to get an MRI. What should I do?
    2. Sound Wave

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      The loudness isn't a problem at all, when you wear plugs + protectors. I've had two MRIs for back issues though. You need both plugs AND protectors.
    3. glynis-harbron

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      You will be fine with a MRI and use earplugs and their head set over the top.
      The MRI is important to rule out any inner ear problem and Acoustic Nuroma.
      ...lots of love glynis

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