I Heard That Someone Might Get Tinnitus After Having Their Ears Syringed. Is It Possible?

Discussion in 'Support' started by njusa, Jun 13, 2014.

    1. njusa

      njusa Member

      I heard that someone might get tinnitus after having their ears irrigated / syringed. Is that really possible?? Did anyone on here get tinnitus from that?
       
    2. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      yes it's possible. I've read of many people getting t due to it. Put a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide in the ears to clean it out.
       
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    3. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Yes it can, though rare. It happened to @Markku the creator of this forum.
       
    4. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      I know a man who got tinnitus from an ear vaccum.
       
    5. Robstarr

      Robstarr Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subsequent to an ear irrigation procedure
      It was an ear irrigation procedure that kickstarted my tinnitus
       
    6. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Putting olive oil drops from the chemist with a dropper in your ears every day for a week to ten days prior to wax removal should make sure the crusted wax is soft enough for removal that can build around your drum....lots of love glynis
       
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    7. Iam

      Iam Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wax extraction
      Yes, it was my case too. But prior to the ear irrigation, I started to hear short ringings that stopped when I pressed my ear with a finger. I've read an article where it says that irrigation is a very unsafe procedure and every once in a while causes ear damage. Don't know what to think: http://www.healthy.net/Health/Article/QA/5916
       
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    8. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      It happened to me - syringed at a clinic by a tech for wax build up. It happened about the same time, maybe to the day or week as Markku. My T was a 10, very severe high pitch for 3.5 years, then the pitch lighten a slight bit and combined to a loud buzz. I used a different handle when I posted 6 years ago. I been gone from this board for about five years. I just came back due to a dental accident. Now I have an 11 high pitch. I wonder how Markku's T has been doing. I always feel so bad for others here.
       
    9. StephanieLC

      StephanieLC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      Those of you who have T from syringing, is your T in only the one ear or do you perceive it in both ears/your head? Do you get spikes from loud environments?
      Does anyone know why the syringing can cause T? Does it disrupt the bones in the middle ear or something?
      My T started after a perforated eardrum (I'm still not sure if it's from the injury or the drops that I used only one time). I've been curious how outer and middle ear trauma can cause T if the hair cells in the cochlea haven't been injured.
       
    10. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      The ear drum and the middle ear are physically connected to the cochlea, so a trauma on the ear drum is mechanically transmitted to the cochlea for example. That's how noise induced hearing loss works: your ear drum and ossicles may look perfect after the trauma, but the damage has been done in the cochlea.
       
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    11. StephanieLC

      StephanieLC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      So the vibrations through the bones during trauma are enough to damage hair cells?
       
    12. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      The bones are the ones transmitting the energy to the hair cells, so yes.
       
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