Can Anyone Relate to This?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jason123, Jun 25, 2014.

tinnitus forum
    1. Jason123
      Overworked

      Jason123 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2008
      I have noise-induced tinnitus, at a low-to-medium level, I'd say.

      Last week, pretty much every day, I experienced an occasional 'fuzzy' feeling in my left ear, which made me a little dizzy. Not so dizzy that I couldn't stand or walk straight, but I noticed it. It didn't last too long and happened once a day, twice at most.

      At the end of the week, I went to a pub with music playing - not too loud - and because my left ear was facing a speaker I put a -20db earplug in (a custom-fit one). I could soon tell there was something strange going on and my left ear felt unusually warm inside. I soon left the pub and felt like my left ear T was way higher than usual. The next day, it seemed to go down again...

      Sometimes, I wish I just knew the 'rules' with this stuff, you know? Has anyone experienced anything like the above? Thank you for any help.
       
    2. ashley
      Busy

      ashley Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/28/2014
      I have not, but that doesn't mean others haven't too. If you haven't already, I would see an ENT about the dizziness that follows the fuzzy feeling. It's always good just to have a medical opinion on the matter.
       
    3. Jason123
      Overworked

      Jason123 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2008
      Thanks Ashley. Interestingly, those minor episodes of fuzzy-dizziness have stopped since Friday in the pub.
       
    4. Joshthebear!
      Badass

      Joshthebear! Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      31.03.2013
      Couldn't be a touch of hayfever my ears have been acting up ?
       
    5. Rhea
      Volatile

      Rhea Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      @Jason123,

      Was it like a pressurized feeling?

      I have episodes where one ear of the other gets kinda full feeling and feels a bit pressurized...also at these times it reacts a bit strange to some noises like a plastic bag rustling or water running etc.....I assume for me it is a pressure issue in the inner ear...when the pressure equalizes the feeling goes away. Sometimes it is mild and will last a few days, other times it has been severe and lasted a week and was accompanied by dull hearing also. I blame mine mostly on abuse of earplugs lol

      Rhea x
       
    6. Jason123
      Overworked

      Jason123 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2008
      Rhea! Really sorry to have not replied - I need to work out whether it's possible to subscribe to threads here. :)

      I guess it was a pressurised feeling, although the main sensation was this weird warmth. And it hasn't happened since!
       
    7. Ron Robles
      Insomnious

      Ron Robles Member

      Location:
      Tucson arizona
      Tinnitus Since:
      Sept 4 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      Does anyone? When you eat something do you really notice the spikes on your tinnitus or is it just in our mind , we really need to eat real foods people are losing weight and getting sick we are afraid to eat the usual stuff , meat, spices, cheese, tacos,rice decaffeinated stuff. Somebody give me some answers please my brother eats everything and some of my friends do also they say some stuff spikes and sometimes it just doesn't?
       
    8. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      No food or drink affects mine.
       
    9. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Jason123 Even though a person is wearing earplugs (custom or not) doesn't mean they are completely safe from sound entering the inner ear and irritating the cochlear. This could make the tinnitus louder, more intrusive and permanent. Behind each ear there is a hard piece of bone called The Mastoid bone. If external sound is loud enough, it can pass through the Mastoid bone and into the inner ear and can reach the cochlear. The Mastoid bone is honeycombed with air pockets.
      Low bass frequencies can also cause irritation to the cochlear. Anyone with tinnitus which was caused by "loud noise" needs to be careful of louds sounds as the cochlear is more sensitive. It is one of the reasons, I advise anyone with noise induced tinnitus, not to listen to audio through headphones even at low volume.
      Michael
       
      • Winner Winner x 1
    10. Jason123
      Overworked

      Jason123 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2008
      Thank you, fellow Brightonian! Some good points/info, there. I use noise-reducing headphones and sometimes wear my moulded plugs too, while using them!
       
    11. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      You seem to be doing all the right things @Jason123 I've left London and now living in Patcham and liking it quite a lot. See you on the i360 perhaps..lol
      All the best
      Michael
       
      • Like Like x 1

Share This Page

Loading...
If you have ringing ears then you've come to the right place. We are a friendly tinnitus support board, dedicated to helping you discuss and understand what tinnitus treatments may work for you.