I have some loss of hearing that I believe is connected. I went to an ear nose and throat doctor and they just ignored what I was saying and told me to get a hearing aid. This is not the answer. I have another appointment with a doctor next month who is supposed to specialize in this kind of situation.
Any feed back I can get would be helpful. Thank you all for all the good stuff on this site.
By Marion from NJ
I've had this for most of my life ~I just turned 65. I know where mine came from. My father was a very abusive man and used 2 beat me a lot! He used a leather belt mostly. But if he couldn't get to that, he'd hit me with both hands over my ears. So that my head was in between his hands. Each time he did that he'd do it 5-6 times in succession.
You acoustic nerve is irritated. B vitamins help soothe nerve endings; perhaps that could help a little? Try a soothing warm moist compress or heating pad to calm things down, or, an ice pack. Maybe you have some engorgement - a decongestant could help, or frequent hot salt water gargles, tilting to the affected side. If you have a little bug, altering the pH environment with a bit of vinegar solution (just a drop) could make a difference, as with swimmer's ear. If you do have a hearing loss, the tinnitus could be related to that and may be a more permanent condition. Look for triggers, if it comes and goes.
For some with tinnitus, it is helpful to drown it out with a white noise background (music, ocean waves, etc.). Many people have this and cope; look for strategies and support on the internet.
The cause is usually allergies. To eliminate the allergies, thereby eliminating the disease, find an NAET practitioner (www.naet.com). I treated my client with Meniere's, and by the 3rd session, she could hear the rain! You can be treated for an allergy to anything, including smoke, alcohol, salt mix, pollens, foods, meds, etc.
I just got diagnosed with meniere's disease. Same symptoms and it is incurable but can be helped. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, salt, stress, and tobacco. These set it off. I also have to take a fluid pill to keep the fluid from building up causing the tinnitus.
I pray you don't have this because it gets more severe. You may end up being so dizzy you can't walk across the room and vomit until there is nothing left. Meclazine helps this. A change in life style will help though and yes you should get a hearing test ($200.00) and see a specialist.
If you'd like to discuss it you can message me via this site.
My prayers are with you.
If indeed your diagnosis is tinnitus, it can be caused by many outside factors. Blood pressure, medications, certain herbs and even continuous listening to music via ear buds can all be contributing factors to the problem. Have a Dr make your diagnosis and then begin to rule out possibilities.
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Sometimes, it's a real timesaver to check out webmd.com first. Yes, it is most likely tinnitus but I would see a doctor anyway. Good luck.
Yes, Andzie is right. I used to have it and it magically went away. I don't think there is a whole lot you can do about it unless some new things have come along to help it. It is extremely annoying, I can testify to that. Good luck with seeing the doctor. I hope he can help you.
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