Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Laurie Trlak, Nov 7, 2017.

    1. Laurie Trlak

      Laurie Trlak Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      My name is Laurie and I have had tinnitus for several years, starting around 2010 or 2011. At first it was intermittent, but starting early this year it has become a constant hissing in both ears. I also have multiple sclerosis since 1981, and I am wondering if there is a connection between MS and tinnitus? Any feedback would be appreciated.
    2. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum Laurie. Tinnitus can be caused by many things. MS is not a common cause but it has been known on rare occasion to trigger tinnitus. Here is a link that talk about MS and tinnitus.


      Since MS rarely causes T, you may want to see if you have other reasons for your tinnitus. There are many causes which can trigger or aggravate tinnitus including but not limited to drug reaction or side-effects from ototoxic drugs, ear wax build-up, ear-wax removal suction, inner ear infection, Eustachian tube infection or ETD, ear drum injury, fluid build-up in ears feeling pressured or fullness, sinus infection & congestion especially with a bad cold, TMJ, TTTS, high blood pressure or blood circulation problem, loud noise exposure or acoustic trauma/shock, head trauma & injury, neck injury or muscle problems, hearing loss, Meniere's Decease, barotrauma from sudden change of air pressure such as during landing & taking off on flights especially with blocked nose causing failure to balance the pressure changes, slapping of the ears, deep grief for the loss of loved ones, untreated sleep apnea, extreme, extended stress, anxiety & panic disorder, sleep deprivation, etc., etc. If your T is from a cause which is treatable, then it may fade away when the cause is fixed. Good luck. Take care. God bless.

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