Can ringing in the ears be a sign of cancer?

I have constant ringing in my ears, but it's been diagnosed as tinnitus. However, some of the signs of nasopharyngeal cancer can include a lump in the neck, a sore throat, difficulty breathing or speaking, difficulty hearing, frequent nosebleeds, headaches, and pain or ringing in the ear.
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Is ringing in ears a sign of a brain tumor?

Even though nobody else can hear the clicking or ringing, what you are hearing is real. Meniere's disease also causes tinnitus, along with hearing loss and dizziness. Rarely, a brain tumor can cause tinnitus as well.
  • Can tinnitus be treated?

    Drugs can't cure tinnitus, but in some cases they may help reduce the severity of symptoms or complications. Possible medications include: Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline and nortriptyline, have been used with some success.
  • Is there a cure for tinnitus?

    Although drugs cannot cure tinnitus, there are a few that will help suppress the symptoms you are experiencing. Tricyclic antidepressants, like amitriptyline and nortriptyline, are two of the most commonly prescribed medications. If you are experiencing severe tinnitus, one of these drugs may be used.
  • Is acoustic neuroma deadly?

    Untreated acoustic neuroma can be fatal. An acoustic neuroma is usually benign, but it can still be fatal if left untreated. This is because the tumour will keep growing. Once it runs out of space inside the small canal that links the inner ear to the brain, it begins to grow into the skull cavity.
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What vitamins are good for ringing in the ears?

Lipoflavonoid is an over-the-counter supplement. It contains ingredients like vitamins B3, B6, B12, and C. Its main active ingredient is eriodictyol glycoside, which is the fancy word for a flavonoid (phytonutrient) found in lemon peels.
  • What medications can cause ringing in the ears?

    Medications known to cause or worsen tinnitus include:
    • Antibiotics, including polymyxin B, erythromycin, vancomycin and neomycin.
    • Cancer medications, including mechlorethamine and vincristine.
    • Water pills (diuretics), such as bumetanide, ethacrynic acid or furosemide.
  • What is the best medicine for tinnitus?

    Drugs can't cure tinnitus, but in some cases they may help reduce the severity of symptoms or complications. Possible medications include: Tricyclic antidepressants, such as amitriptyline and nortriptyline, have been used with some success.
  • Can tinnitus be helped by acupuncture?

    Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine can help with tinnitus. However, we do NOT simply focus on the tinnitus. Your practitioner will want to treat the root cause. This can be a vitamin deficiency, a weak organ or nerve damage.

Updated: 18th November 2019

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