Patient Comments: Tinnitus - Causes

What caused your tinnitus?

Comment from: sonofanders, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: January 27

The first time I experienced tinnitus was after I had a very serious case of flu around 1970. I went to a specialist and the diagnosis was damage to nerve cells in the rear of the brain, attributing to a 'ringing or hissing' noise. This is a constant noise which never dissipates and is now affecting my hearing as I grow older.

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Comment from: f15eflyguy72, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 27

I was involved in an auto accident where the percussion of the impact and both airbags deploying caused my tinnitus. One Doctor so far as told me that it is due to old age.

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Comment from: Busylady68, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 23

I have had the ringing in my ear for about 4 years now. It became worse after having surgery for trigeminal neuralgia. It gets worse whenever I get a cold and the mucus increases in my nasal area. It feels like I'm under water and the ringing is so intense when I talk it's like a whistle sound. I constantly feel like I have to "pop" my ear. I do take meds for blood pressure and gastric reflux. Nothing is helping, if anyone is experiencing anything like this and have found somewhat of a relief please post, I would so greatly appreciate it.

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Comment from: maryK, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I took Sudafed to alleviate my head cold and as a direct response to this, I got ringing in both my ears.

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Comment from: Patty, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I had recent shoulder surgery and had a ON Q nerve block in my neck for 2 days, the ringing in my ears started when the dose was turned up to .6 on the dial. On day 2 the ringing was constant so the morning I had the nerve block removed. I now go to PT and when exercising the ringing begins and lasts for several hours it is loud in the beginning then subsides until exercise is done again. You would think that the solution would be to stop the exercises but I can't because it is part of the recovery process.

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