- Initial evaluation will include a complete history and
physical examination of the head and neck including the various nerves in the area.
- A complete hearing test (audiogram) will also
be performed. Depending on the type of tinnitus, either a special audiogram
known as an auditory brainstem response (ABR) or a brain scan
such as a
computerized tomography (CT) scan or
magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may also be required.
- In some cases, your blood pressure and possibly some blood tests for hyperthyroidism may be taken. In very rare instances, a spinal tap may be
performed to measure the fluid pressure in the skull and spinal cord.
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