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
      Procrastinating

      Poprocks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      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
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      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
      Depressed

      Nick Pyzik Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/23/15
      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.
       
    4. Binyamin

      Binyamin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Blow to the ear
      I have is similar experience. Please update if you have any insight
       
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    5. Poprocks
      Procrastinating

      Poprocks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Sorry to say, but the issue just seemed to go away on its on before long, without much any intervention on my part, and hasn't been back since. When I spoke with my specialist, he said that it was likely nothing to be especially concerned about at the time. Such things happen at times, and as is inherent with subjective tinnitus, there are minimal actual treatments to reduce or resolve the problem (to my knowledge). So, sadly, I do not have much any special insight. Best I can say is that it may be temporary, and may resolve itself soon enough. Best of luck, and best wishes, mate.
       
    6. Binyamin

      Binyamin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Blow to the ear
      HI! Thanks for the quick reply. How long did it take until it got better in your case? And is your tinnitus still bothersome?
      Happy youre better, best wishes
       
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    7. Poprocks
      Procrastinating

      Poprocks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      It was only a matter of a few days after for me, so it lasted a total of about a week and a half, or so. As for my tinnitus as a whole, I haven't noticed any other sort of changes after the fact. Still more of the same for me.
       

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