Introducing My Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Shrinking violet, May 7, 2016.

    1. Shrinking violet

      Shrinking violet Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection? Maybe.
      Hello. I've had tinnitus for three years. I don't know for sure what caused it, but it started soon after a painful ear infection. I have good days when I barely notice it and other days when it drives me up the wall. Sometimes it sounds like air constantly escaping (which isn't too bad) and sometimes it's an irritating neverending high-pitched tone. It started in my right ear but now I occasionally hear it in the other ear too, and sometimes in the middle of my head.

      Not a very exciting story, i know. And tbh I'm dealing with it pretty well. It does wear you down sometimes though, and those nights where you're laying in bed listening to the endless tones are horrible.

      Anyway, just wanted to say hello to all.
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      A warm welcome to Tinnitus Talk Shrinking violet.
      Look forward to reading your posts on the main forum.
      Keep posting for support as we are here around the clock for you.....lots of love glynis
    3. Aussie Lea

      Aussie Lea Member

      Melbourne Yarra Valley
      Tinnitus Since:
      I'm scared a future ear infection might make mine worse.
    4. robinbird

      robinbird Member Benefactor

      New Hampshire
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diagnosed with high pitch hearing loss, both ears, right is worse
      I have the same symptoms. I did not have a virus or noise issue. I was told by one ENT it could be in the neck. I have had a CT scan and MRI. Nothing found. Next week I go for a yearly checkup with The ENT and consult with a chiropractor. I also noticed that sitting too long especially at my computer caused the T to get cranky. Sometimes now I can go for hours without thinking about T. For that I am grateful.

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