Hey! New Here — I Had COVID-19 in March and Developed Pulsatile Tinnitus in June

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Rizrtse, Jan 5, 2021.

    1. Rizrtse

      Rizrtse Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/20
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hello everyone. Short story intro... 50 something in good health.

      I had COVID-19 mildly in March, developed pulsatile tinnitus in left ear only in June...

      In early October woke up to a steady humming in what I feel is left ear but might be both - hard to tell.

      I have had 4 MRIs/MRAs. Audiologist punted me to ENT who referred me to neurologist who sent me back to another ENT... comical... no relief.

      Managing with some masking techniques/hearing aids. I have read so much on the subject I feel I can teach a class on it. A lot of great information hear as well --- thanks to everyone. I hold out hope that it might reverse itself as quick as it came on. Hearing test shows normal hearing loss, all scans show no abnormalities, no spine issues. This is a bizarre condition.

      I am trying anything and everything right now. Vitamins, physical therapy on neck, diet etc. so maybe I'm getting healthier while I search for answers :)

      Strangely I wake up to very low humming and it modulates up as day progresses. Plugging right ear mutes humming altogether.

      Best to all,
      Rizrtse
       
    2. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum. I also have a humming in my left ear which suffered profound sudden hearing loss. Mine is loud roaring humming tinnitus. But in some strange way, like you said, plugging the right ear seems to stop the humming too on the left. Coincidence or just the way it works for the ears. Lol. Good that you are having something to mask your humming. I find airplane sound seems to have that masking effect on the humming. What have you found to be helpful for masking?

      Anyways, welcome and take good care. God bless.
       
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      Rizrtse

      Rizrtse Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/20
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Billie, each day is a new challenge. Thankfully I have ambient noise around me most of the time but winter months are a killer as now I'm inside more and hear my tinnitus all the time... it's hard to pump music in quiet times so I use my hearing aids with TV and try to think this isn't the worst thing in life and try no to think about it. I fear it getting worse but then again, anything can come along and derail life.

      I wish I knew what caused this but COVID-19 is a likely candidate.

      I wish there were more success stories of people who have cured themselves... or at least the damn medical community come up with something to mitigate the noise... no such luck despite thousands of posts on various things that can help. For me it's trial an error right now... vitamins, physical therapy on neck, diet, etc... everything but residing to zombie benzos... I'm listening, reading and now on the forum to search for maybe a solution...
       
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