Can Ultrasound Cause Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Nathalie, Nov 21, 2016.

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    1. Nathalie
      Caffeine

      Nathalie Member

      Location:
      Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Estonia
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hey everyone.

      I had this weird thing happen to me a month ago after getting ultrasound therapy on the TMJ area and ear tragus.

      I was wondering whether therapeutic ultrasound can damage the inner ear structures or cause hearing loss with this kind of body contact if it is applied on the tragus and where the temporomandibular joint is.

      The area felt very painful, a deep sharp pain, I was told it was the inflamed nerve. Maybe it was because of the heat.

      Can it reach the inner ear? I was told it won't, although you can never be sure right?

      My therapist is a very experienced one, although something sure happened during that procedure to my auditory system because

      I feel like sounds have been muffled and tinnitus ever since. It is a reactive tinnitus which reacts to sounds and also a high frequency buzzing in my right ear. Tinnitus is in both ears, only the buzzing in one ear.

      Has anyone gotten similar ultrasound therapy procedure done?

      Share your knowledge please. I am devastated. Is this even possible that ear damage can occur?
       
    2. Elinor
      Cold

      Elinor Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure, flights, ear infection, colds.
      Hi. I don't have an answer for you, but I too believe that ultrasound affected my T once. I had regular ultrasonography to look at my organs last summer and I am convinced that my T spiked a little bit that day or week. It was however not permanent. I thought it was strange because my T is usually not reactive.
       

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