I Need to Know If This Is Tinnitus!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Erk, Oct 27, 2015.

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    1. Erk

      Erk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Hi I'm 15 and I'm not sure if what I have is tinnitus. I've had a high pitch hissing or ringing in my ears and the back of my head. I'm new to the forums but I've had this noise in my head for 7 years. It's always there but it changes tone and volume, if it gets to a certain point I get a horrible migraine. I'm just not sure if it's tinnitus or something else. Does anyone else have headaches or migraines? Anything you could offer would be helpful, thanks.
       
    2. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      That's indeed tinnitus
       
    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Erk,
      It sounds like tinnitus to me too.
      Always keep your doctor in the loop as they might like to refute you to ENT,they offer a routine MRI and hearing test......lots of love glynis
       
    4. LadyDi
      Busy

      LadyDi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barotrauma/airplane
      @Erk: One thing to remember is that tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease. So, for example, you may have ringing in your ears (which is what tinnitus is) as a symptom of hearing loss. Or an overexcited auditory nerve. Or any number of other underlying causes.

      So yes, if you perceive a "ringing" or hissing or other sound in your ears, you have tinnitus. The important thing to figure out is what's the cause, if you can. Sometimes, the cause can never be determined. But other times, it is due to something that needs medical attention (like a tumor) or can be fixed in some way (like a jaw misalignment).

      You say you have migraines. And also, you have had tinnitus since you were very young -- which suggests to me that it probably is not from noise exposure.

      If your tinnitus bothers you: You should have testing done by an otoneurologist -- a neurologist who specializes in the auditory system and its connection to the nervous system. But if your tinnitus doesn't bother you -- it's a symptom, like I said, so it cant' hurt you --and you feel your migraines are being properly treated, maybe you can just ignore it. I have a former student who just graduated medical school. Like you, she has had tinnitus since she was a child and has learned to live with it. But it wouldn't hurt to try to figure out what is going on here.

      I hope you will talk to your parents about this. Good luck.
       
    5. Erk

      Erk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Thanks so much for all your help it means a lot!
       
    6. Kazue

      Kazue Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/19/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Update?
       

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