Do You Have Tinnitus in One or Both Ears?

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Do You Have Tinnitus in One or Both Ears?

  1. I Have Tinnitus in One Ear

  2. I Have Tinnitus in Both Ears

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    1. martin12

      martin12 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/2014
      I am on the 6 week mark of Tinnitus in my right ear. It's torture. Unfortunately the result of a fall that also impacted the right side of my head. Not sure it will ever go away yet i certainly hope so.

      On that note I'm wondering if anyone has Tinnitus in just one ear? Or both?
       
    2. jewellanne1010

      jewellanne1010 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/1999
      I have it in the left ear . Got T from scuba diving. Have good days and bad days . I believe in a good attitude. !!!
       
    3. jraulc_11
      Not amused

      jraulc_11 Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2014
      Left ear for me
       
    4. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Both... Right is worse tho.
       
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    5. Michael2013
      Happy

      Michael2013 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2013
      I consider mine to be in my head. I am for all practical purposes deaf in my right ear so I have no concept of left vs right hearing.
       
    6. Willie
      Fine

      Willie Member

      Location:
      Miami Beach, Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/20/2010
      Both ears but right one is noticeably louder. Ugh.
       
    7. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Both :(
       
    8. Mpt

      Mpt Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      i had t only in my right ear until two days ago, now I'm getting a buzzing sound on the left side of my head above my ear-- the t in my right ear was quieting down quite a bit, and now this starts on my left side, its almost like my brain is compensating for the loss of volume on the other side or something... anyone else have experience like this?
       
    9. I do Mpt, i have some feeling of a buzz saw or razorsharp drill that starts randomly in my right ear or right side of the head. This happens more frequently when i am tired, could come in 15-20 secs and then fade for a minute or two. Very annoying to say the least. My T is sound induced from the beginning.
       
    10. Mark Griffin
      Depressed

      Mark Griffin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Predominately in my right ear but morse code in left.
       
    11. MattK

      MattK Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/13/2014
      Sometimes I hear tinnitus in my either ear, but usually the right and sometimes it will be the left. But, believe it or not, this is the minority of cases. Usually I hear my tinnitus in my head, i.e. it doesn't sound like it is from either ear. That is the case 95% of the time. It's rare that it feels like it comes from my ears... but when it does, it is always either the right or left, but not both simultaneously.
       
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    12. DebS

      DebS Member

      Location:
      Ohio, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Mine also seem to go thru the top of my head. It originally seemed to start in the left ear, and that side is loudest, but now the loud "buzzing" sound is throughout my head. It also get louder if I yawn, press my temples, turn my neck, or push on the back of my head. Very bothersome!!
       
    13. rtwombly
      Bookworm

      rtwombly Member

      Location:
      Southeast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I have right-ear pure tones and static. Pretty sure it was a result of a blow to the back of my head on the right side.

      I'm currently resting after having my C1 vertebrae adjusted by an Atlas Orthogonal specialist. Tinnitus is not gone after 12 days, but my energy improved. Plus the doctor was a breath of fresh air after all the shrugs I've gotten from my GP and ENT. Though results are still pending for me, I've experienced enough "good days" to recommend anybody who started buzzing because of an injury to get their neck checked.
       
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    14. 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
      Mine is in the right ear only --- high-pitched hissing tone, plus pulsatile tinnitus.

      I also went to an Atlas orthogonal specialist and had an adjustment. I'm afraid that, in my case, it didn't help my tinnitus. But then, I didn't really think mine was neck-related; I went on the recommendation of a chiropractor.

      I hope yours improves after the adjustment!

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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    15. Hattukoira
      Tired

      Hattukoira Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2010
      Multiple tones in my both ears but left ear is slightly worse.
       
    16. Littlebailey

      Littlebailey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      I think mine is just mainly "in my head". As in not one ear the other. Although for a while yesterday I had a rather loud roaring seashell noise, that felt like it was more on my right side. As I type, it's pretty quiet.
       
    17. adam2525
      Balanced

      adam2525 Member

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      Both. More prominent in my right ear.
       
    18. DanielJP
      Curious

      DanielJP Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tokyo
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Mine is in both ears too. Louder on the left side and different tones, left being higher. Fleeting t on both sides several times a day when it spikes real loud in one ear then quickly goes down again.
       
    19. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Hi DebS,
      We seem having absolutely the same T.
      Buzzing in the head and gets louder if I clench my teeth.
      It is like an old CRT TV.
      Really bothersome.
      Let's hope we habituate to this.
      All the best,
      Martin
       
    20. martin12

      martin12 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/2014
      Is everyone's tinnitus noise induced? Or head injury?
       
    21. Relic Hunter
      Cynical

      Relic Hunter Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1990
      Both now. Years ago it was only in left. Left is still the worse.
       
    22. rachelfaye

      rachelfaye Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      february 2014
      Right ear only - significant hearing loss for years before onset of T. After thinking I sensed T in my left ear a couple times I thought, "I'll just stop the T in my right ear to see if I can localize the sound." And then remember you can't plug one ear to stop the tinnitus sound. Duh.

      Interesting that for some it seems non ear-related, too. The more I read, the less I know!
       
    23. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Neither nor. Stress.
       
    24. Tom KW
      Fine

      Tom KW Member

      Location:
      Connecticut
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Right ear sings to me most of the time, high-pitched hissing like steam escaping, other times it moves into the middle of my head almost like a dentist drill, and then every once in a while the left ear will chime in and they'll do a little duet together. :)
       
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    25. 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
      Mine was originally noise-induced (right ear only). Then, four years ago, I took a blood pressure drug that caused my mild tinnitus to get much worse. The blood pressure drug also caused my pulsatile tinnitus to begin.
       
    26. DebS

      DebS Member

      Location:
      Ohio, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Yes, Martin...exactly like electrical interference! I do have a couple of good days every week where it's not too loud...how about you? We got it about the same time, too. How did yours start? Mine seemed to come on gradually after dental work, and then got worse during the winter. I seem to be handling it better lately, tho. Hoping that means I'm habituating. Good luck!
       
    27. Laura89
      Tired

      Laura89 Member

      Location:
      Calgary, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Feb 14, 2014
      Mine is right sided pulsatile tinnitus whoosh whoosh type of deal. Came out of nowhere really.
       
    28. DebS

      DebS Member

      Location:
      Ohio, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      My niece had this type of T; she seemed to think it was from stress. It went away by itself after 5 or 6 months.
       
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    29. Laura89
      Tired

      Laura89 Member

      Location:
      Calgary, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Feb 14, 2014
      Hey Debs, do you know if she had any tests or what made the PT worse/better? Started almost 3 months ago, its worse when laying down, bending down, physical activity that type of thing. Though I was not stressed when it started... I was VERY stressed later when it didn't go away.

      Hearing that gives me hope! :joyful:
       
    30. 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
      DebS,

      That is very encouraging to me, too! I have pulsatile tinnitus like Laura, except that I've had mine for nearly four years. I am still hoping that it will go away on its own.

      We would both like to hear more about your niece's situation!
       
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