I've Almost Always Had a Subtle Ringing in My Ears When It Gets Too Quiet, But Now Something Changed

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    1. Poprocks

      Poprocks Member

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      As of about a week ago, I've been getting a low pitched, sort of thumping sound in my right ear. It sounds and feels almost like the sort of pressure/sensation you get when yawning deeply. My memory is poor, but as far as I can recall, this is completely new.

      As mentioned in the title, I've most always experienced a high pitched continuous ringing, though it's only really noticeable when it's quiet. Now, this new sound is noticeable for the majority of the day, and is especially obnoxious when listening to music, or when trying to sleep.

      Nothing in my lifestyle has changed this past week, and I haven't been exposed to any particularly loud noises that may cause it. So, does anybody know if this might be some random development in my (self-diagnosed) tinnitus, or could it be something else entirely?

      Also, I had an appointment with a specialist made after mentioning the ringing to my doctor during a check-up, so I will be seeing professional help somewhat soon regardless. However, when I previously spoke with my doctor about a month ago, I didn't have the issue I do now, and the appointment is still a ways away. As such, I'd like to know in the meantime if anybody has potential insight to this.
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    2. glynis-harbron

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

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Tinnitus sounds and strengths can spike and change through lots of reasons and also muscle spasms also.
      It also could be fluid in the ear or maybe start of a ear infection.
      Give it a few days to see if it settles and see if having sound on around you helps in the day and through the night.

      You could see if your doctor can bring your specialist appointment forward for you too.....lots of love glynis
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    3. Nick Pyzik

      Nick Pyzik Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Listening to in-ear headphones & playing in a band
      As much of a downer this comment is, you can't expect very much from any sort of practitioner with what you're going through. If you want to see some sort of improvement in adapting to the situation, cram your stomach full of foods, supplements, herbs, and spices that can allow you to function at a higher level.

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