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.
       
    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 Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness

      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
       
    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
       
    8. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing
      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

      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.
       
    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

      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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