Can Disruption of Blood Flow to the Inner Ear Cause Hearing Loss?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Alvise, Jan 3, 2018.

    1. Alvise
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      Alvise Member

      Location:
      Mirano (VE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sudden hearing loss on low frequencies
      Can the hearing loss be caused by a myocardial cochlear?
      In that case I guess I am f***ed.
       
    2. Aaron123

      Aaron123 Member

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    3. AUTHOR
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      Alvise
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      Alvise Member

      Location:
      Mirano (VE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sudden hearing loss on low frequencies
      I mean the same thing as a heart attack, but to the cochlea. No blood so cells die and then tinnitus.
       
    4. Aaron123

      Aaron123 Member

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      Got it. Yes, disruption of blood flow to the inner ear can cause hearing loss.
       
    5. Tinker Bell

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      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      Yes, decreased blood supply or a minor stroke can cause damage to the cochlea. From what ear specialists and a leading neurologist have told me, unilateral hearing loss usually accompanies damage of this nature. It’s also possible to do testing to get a better idea if this is a cause.

      What makes you think this caused your tinnitus? Do you have unilateral T and hearing loss? Have you had an MRI?

      I lost eyesight two years ago on my right side. It came back, but losing hearing — and the pattern of that loss — only on my right side this year was a huge red flag. Plus, I have a heart condition which can contribute to blood flow issues. I saw a neurologist who specializes in strokes and underwent an MRI, MRA/MRV and brain CT scan. All clear, no evidence of blood loss contributing to my hearing loss. Also underwent lots of blood work and my usual battery of cardiovascular testing. All clear.

      If you think this is the cause of your hearing loss, then undergo testing.
       
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      Alvise
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      Alvise Member

      Location:
      Mirano (VE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sudden hearing loss on low frequencies
      As the title said I thought about this because I really don ‘t know what caused my T and hearing loss. It is 10 months atm and things are doing better. It is not loud as before. It is fluctiating and reactive (maybe less in the last 2 months), but is still there and my (minor and only on low tones) hearing loss never went better.
       
    7. Tinker Bell

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      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      Is your T and hearing loss unilateral?
       
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      Alvise
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      Alvise Member

      Location:
      Mirano (VE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sudden hearing loss on low frequencies
      Yes, only on the right side. My left ear has no tinnitus and no hearing loss
       
    9. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      There's many reasons why you could have T & hearing loss. Loss of blood supply is only one, and probably not the most prevalent root cause.

      What tests have you done and what have they shown?

      You've ruled out Acoustic Neuroma, right?
       
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      Alvise
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      Alvise Member

      Location:
      Mirano (VE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sudden hearing loss on low frequencies
      I made MRI and all seemed clear.
      No Acoustic Neuroma.

      I remember the night before T started I slept with neck in rly bad position.
       
    11. jeff W

      jeff W Member

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      04/2012
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    12. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Menierre's has never been adequately explained, or researched.
       
    13. jeff W

      jeff W Member

      Location:
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      04/2012
      It has shipwrecked many am investigator indeed. Fights break out at the academic gatherings over it. It is such a wicked affliction that I believe avoiding having children (where here is a clear genetic link associated in the blood line) is the only way to lower the number of sufferers, when one looks at the suicide rate, it should be up for serious consideration.
       
    14. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      You'd think that wouldn't you.
       
    15. aeycb999

      aeycb999 Member

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      fgbn
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      menieres
      Subluxations in the upper spine can cause tinnitus, and even Meniere's disease. That's what happened to me. The fact your tinnitus started when you slept strangely on your neck really points to this potentially being the problem. You need to find a good upper cervical chiropractor to give you x-rays and discern whether your nerves are being constricted. It's a horrible journey but I've been in upper cervical treatment for only a couple of weeks and have noticed a difference in my symptoms already.
       
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    16. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      What caused the vision loss?
       
    17. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      Optic neuritis. I underwent extensive autoimmune testing, but a specific condition that linked to the neuritis could not be identified.
       

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