Can Popping the Ears Cause New Tinnitus Tones?

Discussion in 'Support' started by nikkinikki, Jul 1, 2020.

    1. nikkinikki

      nikkinikki Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earbuds
      I pop my ears all the time, many times a day, by yawning mostly. Been doing it forever, even before I got T. It feels much like an "unsticking" feeling, and now makes my low frequency tinnitus louder for the time I have my jaw open.

      Anyway, I was lying in bed (my ears always feel full in the morning), I yawned and felt a proper POP in my bad ear, like the eardrum or something physically moved in there. Immediately I got a new 2000 Hz tone in that ear. It's still there and hasn't changed at all for a week. What gives?
       
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    2. Mister Muso
      Inactive

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I've got multiple tones but I never got a new one from yawning. Sometimes they can come and go over time though, so I would try not to focus on the individual tones too much. You can try masking sounds if you need a break from it.
       
    3. astaff14

      astaff14 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earwax/Botched Irrigation/Noise Trauma
      Somatic elements of tinnitus are really common, jaw/neck issues can influence it and I’ve heard of cases like yours also where popping your ears can create problems as well - not sure what the mechanism behind that might’ve been though. I hope it goes away eventually!
       
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      nikkinikki

      nikkinikki Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earbuds
      It happened again tonight! :cry: In bed, pop, pain, and now a new tone that drowns out the others. I'm so upset.
       
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    5. Gabriel5050
      No Mood

      Gabriel5050 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure (most likely)
      Take a mental note, or write these things done and let it be. Hopefully the sounds subside. Anxiety doesn't help. I don't know how much a doctor could help with this. I had this habit come and go throughout my life. Sometimes I would get a little pain or a fleeting sound. It usually happened during stressful times. Wish it goes well for you.
       
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      AUTHOR
      nikkinikki

      nikkinikki Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earbuds
      6 week update for posterity: "pop tone" is still here, and has not reduced in volume.
       

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