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Old 10-20-2016, 08:16 PM
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Default Ringing in Ears aka Tinnitus

Anyone ever had treatment for it? I've heard (no pun intended) of some options but nothing sounds very promising.

When it's quiet, well it isn't in my head. Sounds like the whistling version of a yodeling competition.
Old 10-20-2016, 08:23 PM
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I have same issue in right ear for weapon firing. It's a never ending ringing. The ENT Dr. says I just have to live with. I know take hearing protection more serious.
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I have had ringing in both ears ever since I can remember. I have learned to just tune it out so it rarely bothers me. The worst thing about it is I have a hard time hearing things if the ringing is bad and I hate saying "what" all the time when talking to people.

For what it's worth my aunt had it bad and it just about drove her insane. She tried several different drugs and nothing worked. Someone much older than her told her to try horehound candy.....I have no idea what it tastes like but she swears that it cleared up the ringing in her ears.
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I have it also. I don't think there is a remedy for it, but honestly, I've never asked. I just live with it.
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What?? You say something??

SPEAK UP!!!

Yeah, it's annoying at night.
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I have it from being around jet aircraft most of my life....I am able to tune it out.
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I have it. No cure or remedy for it as it's a result of damage to hair cells in the inner ear (they're basically sending off random signals due to the damage). Some blood pressure medications make it worse.

Humming noises (fan motors, etc.) really tend to irritate it (me) even more so.

Probably developed it wearing headsets (with volume turned up too loud) most of my career.
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I have it also, result of jet engines, military weapons, and loud music. No cure, just live with it.
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My dad had it 20 yrs. ago and is for all purpose deaf now(I can talk to him and hear myself from his heaing aides.) He blames guns/hunting/army and lack of A/C in his vehicles so he crancked the stereo. He has told me since i was young how important it is to protect my hearing and today's youth will pay the price when they are older because of earbuds and headphones.
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Have you gone to the doctor to see if there is anything in there?

That might be a first step
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Got it too. I think from long distance motorcycle riding. Haven't checked it out with a doctor because I have read that there is no cure.
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Have it too, working in music business for almost 20 years is probably the reason.
24 hour +/- 14khz whistle in both ears, but is seems that i becomes stronger when im stressed or tired.
My GF just got a anti-vertigo medicine and in the information sheet is written that it helps also for tinnitus.
I think that i will take one just to see if it really works.
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Was diagnosed with Meniere's disease about six months ago, tinnitus, vertigo, nauseous and limited hearing in left ear. Not much can be done it seems. I find limiting salt intake helps limit the severity of episodes when they do come and Lorazapam is useful when nauseous. Episodes for me are sporadic maybe once or twice a month lasting for several days at a time and seem to be triggered or worsened by stress. Good luck.
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My wife has it and is self medicating with acupuncture with good results
It doesn't completely cure it but she says it makes it quieter and much easier to live with.

The fringe benefit is that once you have the acupuncture gear you can treat a whole raft of things such as hay fever etc. I used to get hay fever real bad and treating it with this was the most effective drug free way I ever found. Had the gear since the 80's and only had to buy the occasional 9 volt battery.
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Originally Posted by Chimo1 View Post
My wife has it and is self medicating with acupuncture with good results
It doesn't completely cure it but she says it makes it quieter and much easier to live with.

The fringe benefit is that once you have the acupuncture gear you can treat a whole raft of things such as hay fever etc. I used to get hay fever real bad and treating it with this was the most effective drug free way I ever found. Had the gear since the 80's and only had to buy the occasional 9 volt battery.
So is this some kind of machine I take it? Or sets of needles?

@Time Machine yes audiologist says my hearing is perfect although I have a hard time hearing people speak in various environments. They had a brochure for a few different treatments I'm just wondering if any of them actually work.

It is constant. Some times seems louder than others and if there is a fan going like an AC it can sound like music is being played faintly in another room. One night it was so bad I thought the old lady in the house next door had her TV cranked to max so I walked around trying to figure out where it was coming from.

Lots of times one ear or another feels "full" and sudden onset of muffled hearing will come and go. The muffled hearing will last usually only a few seconds but sometimes longer and can be either ear. Kind of sounds like someone shoved a cotton ball in one ear.

Had lots of ear infections as a kid. Had to get them drained once. That was just a little painful getting a needle in the ear. Still remember that very well. "Won't hurt a bit, hold still" not sure if the first one was worse because I wasn't expecting it or the other ear when I knew what was coming.
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Wore hearing aids for the last 26 years. Have had that ringing up to recently.

Let me tell you what I am doing that changed that. Started wearing the hearing aids full time. Thats it.

Up until I didn't pass the DOT physical without them I hardly ever wore them even though I had them .
Now that I have to have them to drive I've gotten use to them keep them in all the time.

NO MORE RINGING.

Might not work for you guys but it stopped the buzzing for me at least for now.
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I load tested locomotives for many years and I can still hear them running some 50 years later.
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Hearing aids and blood pressure meds are your only real solutions.

John
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I had this as a side effect from chemo therapy. It lasted around 9 months.

I think they said it was nerve damage and it would go away as the nerves grew back (but not sure because I lost my memory too).

It has mostly went away for me about a year later.

Good luck it was annoying.

I suffered some hearing loss too . . . and I think that has gotten better it was bad for a while.

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Originally Posted by jtburf View Post
Hearing aids and blood pressure meds are your only real solutions.

John
BP meds have mad zero difference in my case. I've had this about as long as I can remember. Same volume, same sound.

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