Eustachian Tube Dilation

Discussion in 'Support' started by mikewhynotmore, Jan 30, 2016.

    1. mikewhynotmore

      mikewhynotmore Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      about 3 years on and off
      My tinnitus started after a sinus infection "Eustachian Tube Dysfunction"-It actually stopped while I was in Okinawa Japan for 2 years "Do the humidity" when I came back to the US-the flight and dry air started it again. Since back, I've seen a few ENTs "Did nothing", but ran across one in San Diego Dr. Brain Weeks-yesterday I had sinus surgery and Eustachian tube dilation-I feel a lot better and hopeful the procedure worked. He is one of two ENTs on Earth that perform the procedure. Just passing info along in the hopes it helps someone
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    2. Dana

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Bucharest, Romania
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      Thank you so much for sharing this information with us. I wish you too that the procedure will turn out to be a success.
      Keeps up posted.
    3. AnxiousJon

      AnxiousJon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety, Insomnia, and a Fan at Night
    4. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hope the surgery makes a big difference for you..lots of love glynis
    5. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I am thinking about getting that tube dilatation. Can you tell a bit more about what symptoms you had before e.g. constant ear pressure and how you feel now, if the pressure is gone. Was it painful etc?
      BTW where I live quiet a few doctors perform the procedure ..
    6. Hotaru

      Hotaru Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Did it get rid of your T?
    7. Sara Kelly

      Sara Kelly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2 years ( 2016)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure. Flew to PA and went to ER. Eardrum almost rupturel
      I had my eustacian tubes dilated today. Praying for good results. I REALKY want the T hone! ( had for 2 years) T will drive you nuts!
      After a flight from Texas to Virginia, I was rushed to ER with bulging eardrums. Dr said they were about to rupture. I was in Sooo much pain on that flight.
      After that...T.
      Hoping this surgery corrects the T. If not, I will continue to search for a cure.
      BUT, by having the dilation surgery, ENT said I will be able to fly again! Been grounded for 2 years ( except puddle jumpers)

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