Almost One Year Now... Am I Not Too Young for This?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by erhugoat, Nov 2, 2016.

    1. erhugoat

      erhugoat Member

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      I have been having tinnitus for one year now, and I'm slightly losing hope. I am currently 18 years old, and I have my tinnitus since the the beginning of 2016 most notably in the left ear, but sometimes I hear something similar in the right aswell.

      During the summer I went through various tests to rule out every possibility. so here is my checklist:
      Hearing Loss is a no, Tympanogram a-o-kay.
      Just a little bit before my tinnitus started I have got my wisdom teeth removed but only on the side that's ringing. Went back, they did an X-Ray, but said that they don't see anything.
      I was on a doppler examination aswell, just in case, as expected, nothing found.
      Skull MRI come up with a mild degenerative cervical vertebra (neck bone) deformation and a mildly inflammated frontal sinus (forehead), the guy there said, that these two could be causing it. The ear nose and throat specialist that sent me there said, that almost every young people got some sort of neck deformation and etc., so she ruled it out.

      So that's where I'm at, and the T is not getting any better.

      I know this may be just a bit off topic, but could it be, that I have peripherial neuropathy?
      All of my fingertips/pointy ends are constantly tingling/itching. Does any of you have anything similar? I read that tinnitus could also be a symptom of P.N. If that's the case, are there any cures for the symptoms it causes?

      Glad to be here on the forum. Hope to see you in other threads.(y)
      • Hug Hug x 1
    2. MikeL1972

      MikeL1972 Member

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      Hi erhugoat,

      Welcome to the board!

      Sorry to learn of your tinnitus issues, especially at such a young age.

      It is possible you had some nerve damage when you had your wisdom teeth removed and this could be the root cause of your tinnitus.

      As for neck deformation, I'm not sure how common that is, unless the individual participates in some sort of contact sport where risk of injury exists or said individual was in an accident.

      Aside from the "underground" therapies people use in their war against tinnitus (ie. B12, Gingko, and other herbs), there is no standardized, FDA-approved 100% cure-all treatment for it as of today. That is the clinical response the typical ENT will give.

      Habituation is the most common method in dealing with tinnitus. Countless millions of people in America alone have it. It is a gradual process, but eventually your brain will disqualify the noise and toss it into the 'not important' bucket. All this means is that you will hear the noise, but your nervous system will not react to it.

      The key, however, is to protect your hearing as much as you can. Avoid any and all exposure to loud sounds (concerts, clubs, motors, air pressure changes, etc).

      Just be positive, enjoy life, and smile! :)
    3. snow47

      snow47 Member

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      I think pressure to jaw. I don't know.
      Sorry to hear that.just this.

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