Patient Comments: Tinnitus - Causes

What caused your tinnitus?

Comment from: keyline, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 04

My tinnitus was caused by my cancer treatments, especially the chemo therapy. The level is extremely high and very annoying. It bothers me most in a semi-quiet room.

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Comment from: Roland, 65-74 Male Published: February 16

I developed tinnitus after taking 4000 mg of aspirin daily for six months to eliminate arthritis. It helped but ended up giving me tinnitus, which sounds like locusts. It gets worse whenever I drive our diesel pickup but gets better again after several days. I've had tinnitus for about 35 years.

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Comment from: Katie, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 03

My father suffers from a ringing in his ears. It all started when he had his ears flushed - after the flushing - he started having dizzy spells for about a month, and then shortly after that he has had this constant ringing in his ears. He's had the ringing for about 3 years. He's hoping he'll hit his head really hard someday - and the ringing will just be gone. Well I don't want my dad to hit his head really hard someday. Any idea what I could get for him that could help him cure this?

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Comment from: medicinenet, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 12

A firecracker blasted off very near to my right ear in 1984. Since then I was attacked with a very light hissing sound. I have tried all sorts of treatment but it only worsens the condition. Now, today, the sound is like a jet turbulence 24 hours in my both ears. I am really horrified with it. I do not know if I live more 20 years what will be the intensity of the tinnitus sound then.

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Comment from: kid, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: May 31

I am eleven years old the ringing noise drives me crazy, but I have found a solution to help me sleep at night I use a fan. I have had tinnitus 4 four years. Sadly it has gotten worst. I hope that all of us ringing in the ears sufferers find some kind of relief.

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Comment from: madashell, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I don't know what caused my problem doctors don't even know. They want me to see another doctor. What I do know is that it has made me sick I feel dizzy and my head hurts and this ringing in my ear is license any little noise causes it to get louder and it sounds like an echo in the middle of my ear.

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Comment from: Clyde, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 18

I just acquired mine after a nurse removed hard wax from my ear. I was having an ear ache and the doctor looked in and said my canal was plugged with wax. Nurse came in and force flushed it out with a syringe and water peroxide mixture. Hurt like he'll. She got the clump of wax out but I know have a constant high pitch ring with crickets in the background. Driving me crazy.

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Comment from: penn07, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 04

I worked on the railroad for 36 years. Lots of air exhaust, lots of train horns and lots of noise. I have tinnitus in both ears. I do take over the counter sleeping pills so I can sleep at night. It seems that the quieter it is the louder the ringing in my ears. I feel for anybody that is suffering with this noise. I pray that soon they can find a cure for it.

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Published: November 28

I was in a manufacturing plant. I was wearing ear protection when going through a stamping room. I removed the ear protection after leaving the room, but then realized I had left something in the room. I went back in without ear protection and that did it. This was 25 years ago and I've had the loud ring non-stop ever since.

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