Almost a Year with Tinnitus — Will Future Treatments Work for Tinnitus Caused by Ototoxic Meds?

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    1. JoeB

      JoeB Member

      Location:
      Phoenix, Az
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acid Reflux meds
      I developed tinnitus in April 2019. The first 3 months was the most difficult time I can remember. It is still quite challenging, but at least I can function normally in most circumstances. This is very challenging, indeed. I think sometimes anxiety and/or stress amplify the ringing. I'm trying to stay calm as much as possible.

      I've been reading about possible treatments coming in the near future. Most of the treatments seem to state for noise induced tinnitus.

      Does anyone know if that means it wouldn't work for tinnitus from ototoxic drugs? How can anyone really be sure what caused the tinnitus?
       
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    2. Orions Pain
      Dreaming

      Orions Pain Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      If you have a history of loud noise exposure, it could be that whatever ototoxic medications you took were the last straw and brought the T to light

      If that’s the case, I don’t see why it wouldn’t help. As you said, it’s difficult to narrow it down to a specific cause. I recall seeing that tinnitus is a symptom of over 200 disorders
       
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      JoeB

      JoeB Member

      Location:
      Phoenix, Az
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acid Reflux meds
      I saw an audiologist and I do have some hearing loss in the high frequencies. I was thinking the drugs caused the hearing loss, because it happened right at the time I was taking a triple dose of the proton pump inhibitors. But, I can't be sure. It would be awesome if they develop something to eliminate this nonsense. Or at least reduce.
       
    4. Orions Pain
      Dreaming

      Orions Pain Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Yeah unfortunately ototoxic drugs to seem to be a major contributor to this thing. All of us are holding out for something. At least having the option for some kind of treatment that won’t necessarily fully eradicate Tinnitus completely but just helps manage it better (not TRT OR CBT) would be a game changer

      A cure would be amazing but realistically I think we’re far off from that
       

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