Patient Comments: Tinnitus - Causes

What caused your tinnitus?

A Doctor's View on Tinnitus Causes

Read the Comment by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Tinnitus may be caused by trauma, or often, underlying medical conditions. Dr. Cunha discusses treatments and therapies that you may find helpful in managing tinnitus, relieving symptoms, and dealing with the depression and anxiety that often accompanies living with tinnitus. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: Stephen, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 15

I took 20 mg tadanafil (Cialis) and the next day I woke up with severe ringing in my ears. I have contacted my family doctor but he seems surprised to hear of these side effects. I will visit him today. I can't sleep because of the noise in my ear. Now it is three day after taking this pill and the noise is still the same!

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Comment from: Cathy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I and two other family members have suffered from ringing in the ear after dental treatments. All three of us had a deep cleaning where they numb your whole mouth. That many shots is just too much. I was warned not to have it done all at once. I didn't listen and have suffered from ringing ever since. The dentist will not even believe this because they have nothing else to offer for the numbing effect.

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Comment from: CarolC, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 20

I just started having ringing in my ears that I say sounds like a transformer; high pitched multiple noises. I went to see an ENT and he removed a lot of wax and then found I have a small hole in my right eardrum. He put a paper patch on it and I go back in 3 weeks to see if the hole is healing. But having the hole patched didn't help the tinnitus. It could be I'll be like the others and have to learn to live with it.

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Comment from: Kacie197, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I went to a concert last night and knew it was loud but didn't know it caused this horror known as tinnitus! Overpowering, all-consuming humming noise...I could barely hear, everything was covered up by this noise. I felt like I wanted to rip my skin off! Thankfully however, it seems to be dissipating after 15-16 hours. I think I might be in that group of temporary sufferers. The hum is very low now. I am hopeful it will be gone by tomorrow. But that's a wait and see. I was so afraid that loud hum was permanent. I couldn't figure out how I'd be able to work any longer, I couldn't hear people very well; everything sounded muffled. Everything was covered up by that noise. No longer able to sing or work oh the horror. My heart breaks for those who suffer from the long-term version of this disease. It's terrible and something I never knew about until today. I'm going to an audiologist and I'm going to work at taking care of my hearing. And I'm going to be thankful for the second chance.

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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: alafiaoutlaw, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 03

I work in a jail and was sucker punched by an inmate fracturing my face. I have suffered from the tinnitus ever since. I was dazed on the first punch then he hit me about 4 times in numerous places on my face and head. My tinnitus is severe on the side he hit repeatedly.

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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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