Do You Have Tinnitus in One Ear Only?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Thegeen, Sep 8, 2014.

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    1. Thegeen
      Thinking

      Thegeen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2008
      Hi - new here - looking for feedback from the group

      About six years ago I started having constant ringing in my left ear. My right ear is fine - no ringing.
      I went to my primary care physician and he referred me to an audiologist who tested my hearing and confirmed hearing loss in the affected ear. He said I had Tinnitus and recommended some supplements to help control the noise. Basically, a pointless meeting. Now fast forward six years later and I still have the ringing and I've noticed that I have trouble at times understanding what people are saying, especially in a crowded space, like a busy restaurant, I have trouble discerning certain words. I've been reading online about Tinnitus and hearing loss in one ear, vs. both, and the results are pretty scary (e.g. brain tumor). Does anybody else on here have Tinnitus and hearing loss in one ear only? Did you have an MRI? What were your results?
       
    2. Blair14
      Tired

      Blair14 Member

      Location:
      New Brunswick, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hi Thegeen,

      I am new also, but put a couple of posts under Habituation tonight if you want an intro. I have experienced the same thing, but told I have only mild hearing loss in one ear, I have slight T in one ear and bad in the other. Realistically a tumor is like a 1% chance, but you should push for an CT SCAN and MRI, the later seems to be harder to get and longer wait time here, just to rule it out. You should probably see an audiologist again to get another audiogram done.

      Blair
       
    3. Thegeen
      Thinking

      Thegeen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2008
      Thanks Blair - I'm making an appt with an ENT tomorrow and will push for the MRI. Glad to have a forum like this one to share information and get support. Best of luck to you...
       
    4. Blair14
      Tired

      Blair14 Member

      Location:
      New Brunswick, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hi Thegeen,

      Hope you get your diagnostic testing soon and a green light result. Yes I just found this forum and there is apparently a Facebook T forum as well I am told.
       
    5. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Thegeen,

      I agree with Blair that you should try to get an MRI, and also get another audiogram.

      I have tinnitus in one ear only (the right ear), and have for many years. My tinnitus got worse four years ago after taking a blood pressure drug for the first time. I've had several tests, including a CT scan and an MRI/MRA, and nothing of note was found. There is some hearing loss in my right ear, and I also have pulsatile tinnitus in that same ear.

      I'm glad you're going to try for an MRI, just to ease your mind.
       
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    6. Jay9/13
      Wishful

      Jay9/13 Member

      Location:
      Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990 +/-
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High Fevers as a Infant
      Hi.. I have hearing loss in my left ear since an infant after several week long bouts in the hospital with high fevers,
      about 20 years ago the T started, annoying but not something I couldn't deal with.
      Lately it drowns out speech, spent over 2 grand on a programmable hearing aid several years ago, didn't help the hearing or T.
      It is hard to believe that with all of the advancements in science and health we still can not figure this T out.
      Peace..Jay
       
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