Should I Get an MRI?

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

    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

      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

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      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

Share This Page

If you have ringing ears then you've come to the right place. We are a friendly tinnitus support board, dedicated to helping you discuss and understand what tinnitus treatments may work for you.