Loud Ringing in Ear Post Craniotomy

Discussion in 'Support' started by Deby, Oct 1, 2019.

    1. Deby

      Deby Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Craniotomy
      I had a large benign brain tumor wrapped in many nerves with an artery going through it. It was removed 4 weeks ago. It was located by my brain stem. All my post op problems seem to be on my left side, where the main part of the tumor was. Deviated tongue, problems with shoulder and arm.

      But I have a very loud ringing in my right ear since the surgery. That no one is really addressing.

      Has anyone else had this problem? Should I give it some more time since it’s only been 4 weeks? Has anyone else experienced this?
       
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    2. JohnAdams
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      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Looks like they harmed your auditory nerve. They aren't addressing it because they probably know they hurt you but there's nothing they can do about it.
       
    3. GregCA
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      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Have you told your doctors about it? What are they saying?

      Give it more time before you do what? You don't have much of an option but to give it time...

      It's possible that you experience this as a side effect of the surgery. Have you experienced any improvement in those 4 weeks (in terms of T)?
      Have they checked your hearing?
       
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      Deby

      Deby Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Craniotomy
      I made an appt with an ent that works with my surgeon to get it checked, but in a few weeks. They said sometimes it resolves itself. I had a very complicated surgery and the outcome was better than expected. So I am grateful. The only thing that confuses me is all my post op. Problems are on my left side, yet the ringing is on the right.
       
    5. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      Upper motor neuron change - hypoglossal nature is expected - and it's OK - for your type of surgery. Tongue will move to side of injury, but tinnitus always appears on opposite side. All usually does resolve. I'm glad that your surgery went well. Your arm - muscle tone is not affected. It should get better. Drink enough water - a multi vitamin.
       
    6. tiniturtle

      tiniturtle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/19/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Paromomycin
      I think with that type of surgery you have to give these things a lot of time. They do get better over time though. It may fully resolve.
       

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