If ear wax caused Tinnitus, How long would it take to clear up?
I’m not sure if I have an Ear Infection or Backed up wax.. I didnt clean my ears much at all before this happened. Then 2 days before this happened I cleaned my ears, getting quite a bit of wax out.. which I stuck the q-tip into my ear canal, probably forcing wax into my ear and clogging it.
Not a good idea to probe your ears deeply with a q-tip. A doctor will usually syringe them with warm soapy water to loosen the wax build up. Hope this helps…
I have terrible tinnitus and have noticed that ever since I increased my dosage of B12 the ringing is louder.?
I have terrible tinnitus and have noticed that ever since I increased my dosage of B12 the ringing is louder. I have had all the medical testing to find out what’s causing it without an answer. I take a lot of vitamins and want to know if any vitamins can cause tinnitus. I’m desperate to get rid of it, thanks
..Hi there, I also have had this for just over 7 years now, without much help or hope of it ever going away. I accepted this as a part of who I am and very seldom do I notice it anymore accept when it gets quite loud..This happens to many without any hope of change, but it is not life threatening so that is something to be grateful for..I do not believe that any vitamins should affect this one way or the other, but stop them for awhile and see what happens..I also have fluid in my ears most all the time and my doctor says this is the reason for the ringing, and when the fluid gets worse, so does the ringing..I also had this checked by a specialist, and had no problems whatsoever with hearing or disease of any kind, which was very good news..I do know others who also suffer with this and even after surgery, the ringing returned..When it gets really bad for me, I take a half of a tranquilizer before bed, and this helps it to subside, but never does it stop..I just accepted this as a part of who I am, and try very hard to not let it get to me..For now, there is no other way..Take care..
Telling Sinus Tinnitus from others?
Is there a way to tell what type of tinnitus you have without going to the doctor, and is tinnitus caused by sinuses curable, or at least easily treated?
There isn’t any real way to diagnose yourself for something like this. Either way, you need to go to the doctor to get it treated. It is easily treated with an antibiotic (if it was a sinus infection) or just draining the fluids will be enough to do the trick.
Is my tinnitus causing further damage?
I have recently discovered my tinnitus and it bothers me a lot. I have the type that sounds like it is coming from the center of my head. When I am in a quiet room it makes me dizzy hearing it, and it seems SO LOUD! But throughout the day I don’t notice it, it gets drowned out, but I know it is still there. Every time I go to my quiet room and listen to it it seems like it is worse than the day before, but I am not certain of this. Is this awful ringing in my head causing further damage? Also, I fear that this may be permanent and I’m afraid I may not be able to cope with it. Anyone relate to that?
If you’ve had tinnitus less than two years, you need to see your doctor for an MRI. I have seen cases where a person became deaf due to incorrect medical treatment. Get a CT scan if you can’t afford an MRI. An MRI will reveal more about the brain to the astute professional though, so, I’d opt for an MRI. Either test will find a tumor and anyone who has been in this business has seen the results of what can happen when an MRI is not given and the worst case happens. Both of my clients who had tumors had more typical tests when their tumors apparently were in their infancy. Call me overly protective of my clients, or promoting unnecessary tests, I won’t see ANYONE who hasn’t ruled out tumor with 100% certainty. 2 in 1000 or however many people I’ve seen in the last few years is two too many. Don’t worry, it will almost certainly come back negative and you will feel great once it’s over!
Then have a blood chemistry performed. Are you diabetic? Are you hypoglycemic? Is there an imbalance we need to be aware of? See if getting this area of your life in balance reduces tinnitus volume.
Find out if you are zinc deficient or anemic. Zinc deficiency does happen sometimes among my elderly clients but has never occurred in one of my under-50 clients. I’m not a mineral expert, just find out and if you’re in need of supplement, ask your medical doctor what to do.
Get an audiological work up and spend some time with your ENT. It makes complete sense to get checked out thoroughly. Find out where your hearing loss is, if you have any. About half of my clients have some minor hearing loss. (I’ll be frank: I see no correlation between hearing loss and moderate to severe tinnitus OR hyperacusis. None.) Never assume your tinnitus is being generated in your “hearing system.” Get all the tests you need. It’s your life and your hearing and your suffering. I wouldn’t pay a lick of attention to anyone who says, “Oh it doesn’t matter, it probably isn’t X”. Nonsense, find out what it IS.
Do you work in silence or in a loud environment? Both are going to wreak havoc on tinnitus. Too quiet, you need to add sound until your daily environment is around 50dB plus or minus. Same with your nightly environment. If you’re a farmer or a construction worker or in an occupation where you are exposed to noise all the time, start wearing ear protection now. But NEVER stay in silence for extended periods. Whistle if you have to. The brain must have alternative auditory stimulus if at all possible to help expedite your tinnitus to reduce in volume and distress. If you are deaf, and a lot of my clients are, then you must learn to do external focusing and self hypnosis, regardless of medications.
does any body have any idea on how to get rid of tinnitus in the ear and what causes it?
What causes tinnitus?
The exact physiological cause or causes of tinnitus are not known. There are, however, several likely sources, all of which are known to trigger or worsen tinnitus.
Noise-induced hearing loss – Exposure to loud noises can damage and even destroy hair cells, called cilia, in the inner ear. Once damaged, these hair cells cannot be renewed or replaced. Millions of Americans have hearing loss due to noise exposure, and up to 90 percent of all tinnitus patients have some level of noise-induced hearing loss.
Wax build-up in the ear canal – The amount of wax ears produce varies by individual. Sometimes, people produce enough wax that their hearing can be compromised or their tinnitus can seem louder. If you produce a lot of earwax, speak to your physician about having excess wax removed manually-not with a cotton swab, but by an otolaryngologist (also called an ear, nose, and throat doctor).
Certain medications – Some medications are ototoxic-that is, the medications are toxic to the ear. Other medications will produce tinnitus as a side effect without damaging the inner ear. Effects, which can depend on the dosage of the medication, can be temporary or permanent. Before taking any medication, make sure that your prescribing physician is aware of your tinnitus, and discuss alternative medications that may be available.
Ear or sinus infections – Many people, including children, experience tinnitus along with an ear or sinus infection. Generally, the tinnitus will lessen and gradually go away once the infection is healed.
Jaw misalignment – Some people have misaligned jaw joints or jaw muscles, which can not only induce tinnitus, but also affect cranial muscles and nerves and shock absorbers in the jaw joint. Many dentists specialize in this temporomandibular jaw misalignment and can provide assistance with treatment.
Cardiovascular disease – Approximately 3 percent of tinnitus patients experience pulsatile tinnitus; people with pulsatile tinnitus typically hear a rhythmic pulsing, often in time with a heartbeat. Pulsatile tinnitus can indicate the presence of a vascular condition-where the blood flow through veins and arteries is compromised-like a heart murmur, hypertension, or hardening of the arteries.
Certain types of tumors – Very rarely, people have a benign and slow-growing tumor on their auditory, vestibular, or facial nerves. These tumors can cause tinnitus, deafness, facial paralysis, and loss of balance.
Head and neck trauma – Physical trauma to the head and neck can induce tinnitus. Other symptoms include headaches, vertigo, and memory loss.
There is no cure, per se, for tinnitus in that there is no one magic pill that will make the millions of people with tinnitus no longer hear the noises in their ears and head. However, in some cases, tinnitus can be quieted. For example, some people have excessive earwax that blocks outside sound from coming in. When ear wax or any foreign object, such as a hair, touches the eardrum, tinnitus can be a result. By having a physician or audiologist remove the wax, the source of the tinnitus is also removed. Some people with severe hearing loss have found that a cochlear implant helps them hear the world around them, which in part makes the tinnitus in their heads much less noticeable. Neither of these examples is a hard and fast cure, but the examples do represent that relief is available and possible.
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