Chirping, Zapping Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by WildMan, Jan 11, 2020.

    1. WildMan

      WildMan Member

      Location:
      Murica!
      Tinnitus Since:
      Beginning of 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Since I developed tinnitus back in 2016 I noticed a chirping / zapping sound that I can actually feel. Like a small burst of energy going off in my inner ear.

      I think I know what's causing mine. I am slowly developing HFS (hemifacial spasms) the left side of my face is where my spasms occur and my left ear is where the zapping occurs.

      I have a blood vessel pressing against my facial nerve and this facial nerve runs along side the auditory nerve. I would not be suroprised if the auditory nerve is somehow being effected by this.

      Anyone else have something similar?
       
    2. Rafaa

      Rafaa Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows? I have Patulous ET and ETD + Other things
      I have the same. The chirp I call an auditory nerve twitch. I feel the nerve twitching where I get the chirp sound.

      I too have spasms on the same side as the chirp. My temple and sometimes my jaw twitches. Sometimes when the temple twitches I can feel it to the top of my teeth. The temple twitch stops when I clench my jaw (teeth together).

      Unfortunately I think also a blood vessel is also compressing my hearing nerve as I sometime hear the sound of my blood flow. May be linked to why I get the chirp as my nerve is being compressed.

      Have you tried to get a diagnosis?
       
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      WildMan

      WildMan Member

      Location:
      Murica!
      Tinnitus Since:
      Beginning of 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      In order to get a proper diagnosis, you need to almost have a constant full blown HFS attack. Otherwise they will not take you seriously. Then you need to have a Neurosurgeon who specializes in identifying the nerve pinching too find it. Neurologists in general are not typically well trained to see this and will normally dismiss it.
       

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