Does This Sound Like a Crazy Tinnitus Spike or Cochlear Hydrops?

Discussion in 'Support' started by danni1979, Mar 3, 2016.

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    1. danni1979

      danni1979 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Hi!

      Sorry this is going to be a fairly long post but please bear with me as I'm frantic.

      I have had off and on ETD/occasional PET.

      I have tinnitus for too many years & it mostly doesn't bother me. I get the occasional spike (goes incredibly loud and ear feels full and peters off) but twice since January I've had the oddest very scary episodes...

      Suddenly I get a low tone (like bass/vibration) tinnitus when I speak, my ears gradually feel incredibly full with this very loud tinnitus (my normal tone but much louder) then noises & my voice start to distort (it vibrates my head and eardrum, I can actually feel the ear drum flutter).

      I have no hearing loss. My ears look clear & eustachian tube works fine but it doesn't release the pressure. It gradually recedes over a period of about 6 hours. I contacted an ENT online who says it sounds like cochlear hydrops which has terrified me to be honest.

      Any thoughts??
       
    2. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      Then it doesn't work fine?
       
    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Do you have any jaw problems as TMJ can cause ear pressure ....lots of love glynis
       
    4. danni1979

      danni1979 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      What i mean is that they open and close as they should which leads me to think its inner ear pressure rather than middle because surely if it was middle then the eustachian tube opening wpuld relieve the pressure??
       
    5. danni1979

      danni1979 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I have had the occasional hearing my naw in my ear before but nothing major xx
       
    6. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      Yes you are right it would. A tympanogram can confirm if there are really pressure problems. Have you had a recent audiological evaluation?
       
    7. danni1979

      danni1979 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I haf my last hearing test about a year ago and am going back to ent next friday,would the tympanogram show inner ear or middle ear pressure?? In between these 2 episodes my ears have been fine??
       
    8. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      Middle ear only. The tools to test inner ear function are very limited.
       
    9. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      oh it's pretty easy to do that... once you're dead :-p
       
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    10. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      Yes indeed I should've specified on alive subjects lol.
       
    11. danni1979

      danni1979 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Hey,i got an emrgency ent app today had a juniour dr who gave me no answers except i have no hearing loss,middle ear pressure normal,siad it was maybe because i was coming down with a cold(i did the next day last time) although she just ummed when i said i dont have a cold the first time.
       
    12. tinnitube
      Supportive

      tinnitube Member

      Location:
      ViƱa del Mar (CHILE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2105
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      damn virus
      inner ear ct scan . and neuroradiologist report should clear out any doubt about cochlear hydrops or something else
       

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