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Tinnitus

Mar 23, 2015 8:09 PM

Anyone who has tinnitus knows how irritating the constant noise in the ears can be, whether it's a ringing, roaring, pulsing, or another sound. It's truly beyond obnoxious!

I've had it for over ten years. I use to be able to almost ignore it but not anymore. With the continued hearing loss in both ears its even more noticeable. The higher I turn the sound volume, or the later in the day, the worse the noise is. And it's a very high pitch ringing. And when I shut down for the night and go to bed its worse.

I try to avoid medication triggers I know that cause them, like too much tylenol or cold/allergy meds. I also avoid headphones or earbuds, and use speaker phone when I can. My hearing has deteriorated to the level of hearing aids. She said I'm at the optional use mark, depending on whether I think they'd help very much or not. With the tinnitus, and my problem hearing with background noises going on, I'd say they're likely not going to help.

If anyone has suggestions to decrease the ringing I'd love to hear them. Thanks! 🙏🌼

Mar 23, 2015 9:22 PM

I'm going to go ahead and follow this post. In the past 3 to 4 months the ringing in my ears has gotten really bad and never seems to go away. I find the more I try to relax the worse it gets.

Hope you find something that helps and maybe I will as well.

Mar 24, 2015 2:15 AM

I have ringing in my ears and like to listen to soft low volume music and focus on it instead of my ears. For me night is the absolute worst slso, with nothing to focus on the ringing seems worse. I am thinking about getting a white noise player

Mar 24, 2015 3:31 AM

I use my meditation music at night... Reduces my ability to hear my body singing and helps me get off to sleep in the process!! I should add I use different music at night to when I meditate during the day just in case I get confused and think it's time to sleep :D

Mar 24, 2015 4:25 AM

There is an app called relax melodies. It has brain wave sounds in it (along with various white noise and relaxing sounds). They might help with ignoring the tittinus. And for whatever reason I didn't think about this ear pulsing getting worse over time! Sigh.

Mar 24, 2015 5:40 AM

I was just going to suggest meditation but I see others have already.

I know how annoying this ca be but your experiences have been at a much more severe level than mine.

I have heard so many theories about the cause of this. Even watched a documentary years ago about a town who all suddenly suffered from it after some chemical based factory was built...so weird.

Sounds like you are so annoyed at it that you become stressed and possibly tense more when it happens. Try to relax, meditate, open your jaw and relax...loosen all facial muscles and focus on something else.

Good luck, hope this helps.

Mar 24, 2015 8:56 AM

I have had this for a very long time, I was told I needed hearing aids, paid 4000 for them a few years ago, tried several different kinds, I dont wear them anymore as it hasnt helped, I was told that I should have a radio in the background, you ears don't hear a certain pitch hence the brain is trying to over compensate, it has actually worked for me, I don't blare the music, just create a quiet ambiance.

That said I do wake up when I have slept on my right ear and it is like my ear and side of face is paralyzed, does that happen to anyone else or is this something new that is happening to me.

Mar 24, 2015 11:22 AM

FlappsyLady, as you know, this is something I have been dealing with for approximately 8 months. The hearing in my left ear is decreased so radically, that I questioned hearing aide and the ENT said one sided, it may confuse the brain and distort things. He suggested Lipoflavinoid but said to be careful with it because it can cause headaches and heart palpitations due to the ginkgobiloba that's in it. I decided against it. I find that I need to have constant background noise (TV or music) to try to distract my brain and lower the ringing. It is so very loud and obnoxious, it's driving me out of my mind. I really wish I could suggest something to you to make it better. As always, you're in my prayers. Sending healing wishes your way. 💕😊🌻🙏🌺

Mar 24, 2015 11:39 AM

Flappsy I am so sorry that you are having to go thru this along with every thing else you have going on. I wish there was something I could do to help you. Aylia that's great to know about that app, every now and then I get it in one ear or the other it doesn't last long but it is very distracting when it happens. Will be praying for all of y'all.

Mar 24, 2015 12:54 PM

I got a sound machine at Brookstone that has Brown noise. It does pretty well disguising my high pitch squeal in left ear or head. Does anyone know why I hear a whooshing noise that seems like a pulse on that side??

Mar 24, 2015 6:34 PM

Thanks to all of you, and I hope one day they'll find a cure for it for all. I dont have a white noise machine but I have an air purifier that's helps some. I don't own a CD player because my last one broke and I can't afford to replace it. My husband said "it's got to be a Bose or nothing," so we have nothing...lol. I'd love to have a Bose but have too many other necessities. My audiologist suggested wearing spongy ear plugs or head phone noise protection if I'm using or near a vacuum, lawnmower, leaf blower, etc.

I had considered checking out that Lipoflavinoid, but that's out of the question now, due to the side effects. I have at least one headache every day, and I have palpitations too. As a matter of fact, here lately I've had a couple of episodes where it either feels like a herd of wild horses are stampeding or someone dumped a bowl of jello on me and its jiggling. I'm guessing its either from new cardio or other med side effects, or maybe stress, or possibly both. But doggone it, why does it wait until I'm in bed just about to go to sleep...talk about startled awake! 😲 Thanks for letting me know the side effects AlwayZ!

Maybe I can start using the music on the TV. But I'll have to figure out how to make it not turn off due to inactivity. Thanks again everyone! Hope you all have a peaceful sleep! 😴

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