I Can Stop my Tinnitus by Doing Valsalva Maneuver / by Increasing Pressure in My Head

Discussion in 'Support' started by Marton, Sep 11, 2013.

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    1. Marton

      Marton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Hi all,

      Im having tinnitus nearly 6 months now, more than likely due to noise exposure, but who knows I dont have hearing loss..
      The interesting thing is that I can stop it by doing valsalva maneuver or by increasing the pressure in my head, ie hanging upside down.
      Anyone else experiencing the same thing?
       
    2. Hopeful
      Wishful

      Hopeful Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13
      Have you seen an ENT? It could be objective tinnitus - ie caused by problems in the middle ear. That could be treatable.
       
    3. Marton

      Marton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      I have seen them, but didn1t find anything...However I have chronic sinusitis due to bad tooth...i dont know if there is any connection, the dentist said its unlikely...
       
    4. Hopeful
      Wishful

      Hopeful Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13
      Does it dissapear completely? Is it consistent that you can make it dissappear? If yes and yes, I would try another specialist. That beeing said, many people report that they can change their tinnitus by jaw/teeth movement.
      Good luck!
       
    5. Marton

      Marton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Yes it dissapears completely as long as Im upside down, or as long as my ears are popped out...I am aware that many people can do the same thing thats why I ws asking :) Thanks anyway!
       
    6. yonkapin

      yonkapin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Melbourne, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2012
      That's pretty interesting, the fact that you can stop it with those methods could definitely suggest there might be somehting physically treatable that might be effecting your tinnitus. I'd keep your efforts up and try to find an ENT who might be willing to further investigate this for you.Have you had an MRI done yet? Or had the doctor check your septum/adenoids/nasal passage?
       
    7. Bells

      Bells Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      I have tried hanging upside down and it does lower the volume of my tinnitus considerably but only while I'm upside down. So does exercise but only for a few minutes after I stop. I have noise induced tinnitus and have seen an ENT to rule out other causes.
       
    8. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Yoga would help I guess !
       
    9. Erlend
      Question it

      Erlend Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scandinavia
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2013
      You should move to Australia. hehe
       
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    10. Marton

      Marton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Yes i had an MRI, and been to the ENT but they didn1t find anything..Im guessing it stops because more blood gets to my inner ear, but its only my guess...Its interesting that Bells's tinnitus also decreases...mine is noise induced as well.
       
    11. rrm

      rrm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1986
      I have had intermittent tinnitus since my teens - It comes on in one ear at a time usually - I got up from a couch and noticed modulation of the pitch with the movement, I thought that was interesting, so I tried it again - same thing, so I did a more forceful valsalva (contracting stomach muscles with throat closed, not blowing air into middle ear) and immediately the tinnitus went away. It was so unexpected, I searched the web and found this site. Seems other movements of head and neck can do the same thing (Reference "Head, Neck, and Eye Movements That Modulate Tinnitus" - Simmons et al. 2008). Didn't feel a pop in my ear(s), so I'm thinking modulation of venous pressure may have had something to do with it. Next time I get tinnitus, I'll try some other head/neck movements, and see if the Valsalva thing is reproducible for mine as well.
       
    12. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      My tinnitus started from doing the Valsalva maneuver repeatedly, then worsened by antibiotic ear drops.
       
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    13. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Sounds promising to me! You should learn hand-walking upside down. Soon (?) you could spend your entire day T free... ;)
       
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    14. Karl28
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      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
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    15. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      Not a good move. I agree with @Telis about the valsava maneuver. Though my tinnitus had its origins in two ruptured ear drums after a severe cold, popping my ears one late August afternoon gave me chronic tinnitus. I've never been silent since. Please, don't get the ear popper or perform the valsava maneuver, especially if you have to force it. If you have pressure in your ears, try nasal steroids for a few months. And if popping your ears really alleviates your tinnitus, go to an ENT and talk to him. You might need ear tubes to normalize the pressure in your ear.

      Just don't pop! Please!
       
    16. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I just realised that this seems to work for me as well. Although my left ear will squeal loudly , after that settles T is lower ?
       
    17. Leqi

      Leqi Member

      Location:
      Wellington,NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neomycin Ear drop
      Yes I do experience the same.

      but I have no clue why as i got my t from ototoxic ear drop, sure it is not because of ET problem.

      Anyone else experiences the same thing?
       

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