Patient Comments: Tinnitus - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your tinnitus?

Published: June 03

I have had this problem hearing for the last two years, I was so worried and I went to the doctors and they said nothing wrong and this could be tinnitus and there is no cure and I have to get use to it, for the first two to three weeks I was so upset and I was reading so many articles on the internet, it was usefull. What I didn't was in the day time I stop thinking about it and just took it so easy and now in the day time I never notice this sound but I know it is there, in the night I can hear the sound but I got use to it because I use a ceiling fan very fast and the sound of the fan fades this sound in my ear, now I am use to this and I have no problem at all, this sound in the morning is, less by evening it increases. One ayurvedic doctor told me that people who keep there mouth busy all the time its like people who eat gums all the time and hard stuff like nuts all the time everyday for months years will have this problem. I don't know still nobody knows why this happens, but I eat gum a lot all the time when he said this I was upset because he never new I was eating this and addicted to gums.

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Published: May 27

For the last past year I have been hearing this sound in my ears or (brain) it is like I went to attend a loudly band playing music at night, and when I go to bed that sound still resound in my ears, it is like a vacuum working that comes and go. The same sound it's increasing loudly as the days go by, I haven't visit an ear doctor yet thinking that was normal to be like that, but it's something that started to worried me a lot.

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Published: October 06

I just noticed last night that I was having a ringing in my right ear, a fairly high-pitched sound, but fairly faint as well. I can recall having a ringing in an ear that would suddenly start, but then would subside very quickly, but this is the first time that I've ever had it start where it hasn't gone away. I notice that if I clench my jaw, it seems to get a little bit louder. Based on the comments I've seen here, it's something I may just need to get used to. I'll call my doctor about it, but I'm not sure if there's anything to be done.

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Comment from: Margaret, Female Published: October 06

Two weeks ago I got new hearing aids installed. Yesterday I had lunch with a person who was talking extremely loudly. I didn't notice anything until I took out my hearing aids and went to bed. I was awake for 2 hours because of the loud buzzing in my left ear. I had to take a sleeping aid to get to sleep. I believe the hearing aids, set at the wrong volume, caused this. I dread trying to sleep tonight.

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Comment from: cathpe, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I have indeed noticed that the sound of running water is very effective in masking the noise. But there are times where I feel as though I will lose my sanity. I have noticed that times of high stress seem to make the volume intensify but I am not getting any peace ever. The ENT I go to wants a CT and MRI but what if that does not tell me anything. This is not normal I mean are we really doomed to live like this? Please help me.

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Comment from: smoss, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 26

I was born with holes in both ear drums. I have had reconstructive surgery of the tympanic membrane twice in one ear and once on the other. I have had tinnitus for since I can remember. I notice it more when I am just about to fall asleep. I have lived with it for so long that I am able to mostly ignore it, but it seems to be getting louder as I get older.

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Comment from: SteveR, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 26

I recently had tubes put into both my ears because of fluid buildup that would not drain properly, and when the surgery was over I noticed this ringing in my one ear. It's really driving me insane! It seems to get worse as the day goes on. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

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Comment from: Ringer40, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

I have had tinnitus for about 25 years now. It comes with different pitches of rings, muffles, etc. I have found sleeping with a sound machine helps to block it out when I am trying to sleep. I use the "white noise" sound. I went to the doctor at the age of 13, and they said there was nothing they could do at the time. I also grind my teeth. It wakes me up. My left jaw is still hurting from a couple of weeks ago from doing that. Also, when my allergies act up, the ringing gets worse and I get very light-headed for about a week.

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