I have been getting dizzy. When I get dizzy I hear this odd noise, like the sound of an ultrasound, or on and of static, it is about the only thing I can hear for the time it is happening. What is it?
Your symptoms are indicative of Meniere’s disease. But, further investigations would be necessary to confirm the diagnosis.
The inner ear is concerned with hearing and balance. Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear, where the hearing and balance becomes disrupted.
Meniere’s Disease Symptoms, Causes
- Vertigo / dizziness.
- Tinnitus or a sensation of hearing a noise in the ears, like buzzing / ringing
- Hearing loss
- Feeling of fullness in the ear
- Balance is affected
- Conditions afflicting the immune system
- Disparity of the salts in the fluid in the inner ear
- Diseases afflicting the blood vessels in your inner ear
- Genetic predisposition and familial tendency
A visit to the physician is must. A complete examination , assessment and deciding the line of treatment is crucial.
- The doctor may prescribe vestibular sedatives to control the vertigo / giddiness, loss of balance, ringing in the ears and ear discomfort.
- Hearing aids become necessary to combat hearing loss. Tinnitus devices may be used to mask the buzzing in the ears.
- Physiotherapy is recommended to improve balance and for vestibular rehabilitation.
- Talking to a counselor, helps understand the problem, the consequences and helps cope with the disease better.
- Surgery is an option, if other treatments have failed.