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Who Suffers With Tinnitus?

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I started to get Tinnitus about 4 days ago whilst lying down in bed. It came in and out over the period of a couple of days but now its constantly all the time.

Its only in my right ear. It is so annoying.
 

rousetafarian

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I started to get Tinnitus about 4 days ago whilst lying down in bed. It came in and out over the period of a couple of days but now its constantly all the time.

Its only in my right ear. It is so annoying.
I've got the same, due to get my ears stringed this week after a week of squirting olive oil into my ears to soften the wax
 
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I've got the same, due to get my ears stringed this week after a week of squirting olive oil into my ears to soften the wax

I read an old thread on here about something silimilar regarding olive oil.

My right ear also feels blocked. Went to the doctors today who said my right ear looks quite red on the inside so may be infected. Ive started taking antibiotics.

She said my left ear is full of wax so she told me about the olive oil thing and to carry on for a week.

Do you have it in one ear or both, the tinnitus I mean and does getting them syringed get rid of it for you?
 

pimms

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My dad suffers from tinnitus. He was walking the 2nd floor in an office building, heard a crack and from then on has suffered. This happened 45 years ago.
 

rousetafarian

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I read an old thread on here about something silimilar regarding olive oil.

My right ear also feels blocked. Went to the doctors today who said my right ear looks quite red on the inside so may be infected. Ive started taking antibiotics.

She said my left ear is full of wax so she told me about the olive oil thing and to carry on for a week.

Do you have it in one ear or both, the tinnitus I mean and does getting them syringed get rid of it for you?
I've never had them syringed before so I'll let you know, similar to yourself the affects me more when I'm led down, and in my case my right ear seems to be more fuzzy/blocked than my left.

The olive oil spray from Amazon isn't uncomfortable (Earol iirc) and you can feel it dribble through.
 

SteveCritten

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PS caused when I had water in my ear and stuck my finger in my ear and a loud crack later and my drum is "loose". Not perforated.
 

Steve N

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I started to get Tinnitus about 4 days ago whilst lying down in bed. It came in and out over the period of a couple of days but now its constantly all the time.

Its only in my right ear. It is so annoying.
Been discussed in depth on here some years ago.
I've had it very severe for years now and had all sort of specialist treatments and counciling at the specialist hospital in London. I also volunteered for some experimental stuff done by GSK at Addenbrookes. No breakthrough unfortunately.

Lets hope yours is caused by something simple or treatable like blocked passageways or something else.
If its not being caused by some other condition then it's not really curable.
It seems worse when you first get it as you tune into it and it can be very distracting
But - It can get perfectly tolerable over a period of time.

They call it habituation which is medical way of saying "you get used to it"
Mine was so bad it nearly drove me bonkers. But now I hardly notice it at all though it's dominant now because I'm thinking about it :( :D
 

Liquid101

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Had it for years. Mine is a high pitched ringing.

Most of the time I can put in the background. Thinking about it makes it come back to the front.

I often need to listen to the radio at night to help me push back into the background again.

I also suffer from cracking ears - every time I swallow they both crack. Doctors don't seem to be able to do anything about it.
 

DIYlady

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I get it mildly though it comes and goes a bit. I quite often put it down to my hearing aids playing up and buzzing only to realise that I've already taken them out :facepalm:
 

Inked

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Had it for years, used to get a lot of ear ache and infections as a kid, almost had to have grommets.
On top of that, I'm sure listening to loud music while riding my motorbike in my youth didn't help. Only notice it in quiet environments, mainly when trying to go to sleep, can be bloody awful if you focus on it. Have never even thought about speaking to a doctor about i though.
 

Inferno

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God damn it, I have it and it's a high pitched whine in both ears, ears don't need syringing and hospital say there is no damage in my brain after tests, I hate it, I have had it now for approx 18 months :(.

Have to use a noise generator in my bedroom (Marpac Dohm) which the missis just loves, or I struggle to sleep, it's pants.
 
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Didnt realise how common it was until I googled it. You'd think with how common it is, more research would go into a cure for it.
How old are you all if you dont mind answering. I'm 34.
 

outoftheknow

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If you do go for an ear syringe the doctor will always require the softening process before they do the syringing. A good alternative to olive oil is peanut oil - it smells nicer! Seriously though a few years ago many medical types thought peanut oil did a better job when I went for a syringe.

The syringing is fantastic to clear out wax once softened. You have Superman hearing for at least 5 minutes :D

As noted though if the noise in your ear isn't due to wax it won't go away with syringing.
 
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I can't remember not having it in both ears and I'm 58 now. Sometimes it is really bad and affects my mood; most of the time I can put up with it. As others have said, quiet environments are when I notice it the most.

Syringing has had no effect for me, and I've accepted I'll have it until the day I die:(
 

Inferno

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I am 51 coming up to 52 in August, had this since approx December 2016, and I think I am stuck with it now :(.

It used to just well up and then go after about a minute for many years before, then one day it came and never went, I can hear perfectly fine it's just that I have this horrible high pitched noise which is always there.
 

soupdragon

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I get it quite mild. Comes and goes. Doesn't help that I use earphones and like to tweak the volume up the longer I listen for. Occasionally the ringing will get quite loud, but those instances go in a matter of seconds. The usual sound is a high pitched ringing, but not very loud.
 

Foster

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I had a mastoidectomy when I was 15 and for about 4 weeks after surgery I had it was annoying autofocus. Just got to be careful with loud volumes.
 

KiLLiNG-TiME

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Doctors shouldn't be syringing anybody's ears any more they should be irrigated & trust me it does help but its only a temporary relief from your tinnitus.
 

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