Patient Comments: Tinnitus - Causes

What caused your tinnitus?

Comment from: T-Gone, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 04

I had a mild tinnitus that was only present at night when I went to sleep, and after few years it got worse and had trouble to fall asleep. I went to doctors and they said that my hearing at high frequency is damaged and that is why I got the tinnitus. It happens because of Coclea damage in inner ear but there are lots of remedies and methods that helps relief the symptoms so it vanishes 90% so you can hardly notice it and it's a GREAT relief! You can visit the T-gone remedies website on which you can find explanations and great relief for your problems, if you try to do everything that is explained success is guaranteed, try it and good luck to all T-sufferers to find the relief!!It helped me very much!

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Comment from: Theresa, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 21

My husband was injured on the job Sept 2010. A pressurized metal pipe blew up in his face. He lost hearing in both ears, with the right one being worse. He now wears hearing aids in both ears. Since the accident, he has a ringing in his right ear, which the ENT says would never go away. He uses a sound machine at night and is getting a little better dealing with it but most of the time it drives him nuts and it seems to cause some fatigue as well.

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Comment from: ts, 45-54 Female Published: April 29

I've had ringing in my ears since I was a child. I thought the silence was very noisy. It has continued through my adult years, and I realize that it was ringing in my ears and not loud silence. Sometimes it gets very loud and makes it difficult to hear things. I use a sound machine at night, and it blends in with the noise in my ears, which can sound like crickets or locusts where it builds and softens. It can be very difficult at times trying to go to sleep.

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Published: January 21

I started hearing the swooshing noise in my right ear 4 months ago. The noise is worse to deal with while trying to sleep. After the 2nd month of the annoying noise I went to an ENT. He gave me a hearing test that was fine and then a CT of my brain. That was also negative. Then after investigation I realized that Tinnitus is a side effect from an oral medication that I was taking from my dermatologist called Solodyn. I have since stopped the medication and the pharmacy said it would take 2-3 weeks to leave my system. After a month it has gotten better but I still hear it. Hopefully it goes away all together soon!

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Comment from: Davey zee, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 19

Back in august my son and I were sighting in our shotguns for deer season in NY, and all was good, after we were done, we took a ride to the local store and I noticed a hissing noise in the car, asked my son what the noise was and realized it was my ears! I am a local musician in a band and have been onstage performing for years. As I sit here now, the hissing is there, some days I don't even notice it. Other days it drives me nuts! I find myself dwelling on it and it gets louder. If you are going on with your day, accept that it is there, and try not to think about it, it gets easier. I sleep with the TV on so I don't have to hear it. I do take gabapentin for neuropathy, but it doesn't seem to help the hissing. There are some days that I don't even have it, then there are days I have it for two or three days in a row with no relief! As a musician, I try to catch the key and hum a harmony with it! God bless and may you find relief!

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Comment from: jabem4, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 05

I was struck in the head and shoulder by a falling tree at work last march, and have developed tinnitus from it. I have seen an Audiologist who said what I have is what I have. He did a hearing test and found mild to moderate hearing loss. I work around loud noise daily but this came on after the accident. It is very loud most of the time. I have always used a fan at night for white noise but the ringing overrides the fan. I take blood pressure meds, stay away from sodium, aspirin etc. I am afraid what the noise will be as I get older and my hearing diminishes more. Now I know why people with tinnitus drink but I don't plan on taking that up as a cure. Good luck to all fellow ringers!

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Comment from: BrotherDave, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 20

I have been living with tinnitus nearly all of my adult life. Pinning it down to a specific cause is difficult since as a teen, I went to a 38 Special concert where the noise was so loud, I think my heart wasn't beating properly. I am also an avid hunter, so the use of guns was pretty regularly. The main thing I suppose was being in the U.S. Air Force and working around idling or taxiing aircraft. The noise I hear is not just one tone; it is a myriad of varying tones. If I am in a silent room, it can be very annoying. But somehow, when I sleep, I use ear plugs and sleep like a baby. Without the plugs, I cannot sleep. I have wanted to know of a cure but as yet there is none.

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