Can Ultrasound Cause Tinnitus?

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

    1. Nathalie

      Nathalie Member

      Tallinn, Tallinna linn, Estonia
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      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

      Elinor Member Benefactor

      Telemark, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure and barotrauma
      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.
    3. I had cataract operation using ultra sound and my Tinnitus has reached the top ,and i have not been the same person since then.Mind you that happened about a week-10 days after,unless it started then and has been gradually increased.My doctors say it is due to stress but I am not 100% convinced.Before I had it done I asked the opinion of 4 Ent doctors and they all said ultra sound cannot damage my ears.I wish I never made that decision.because I could have my eye done 2 or 3 years later.
      Last edited: Apr 21, 2018
    4. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Had lots of ultrasound last week to my body and ears no worse.
      Love glynis
    5. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise or maybe... unicorns!

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