Low Frequency Tinnitus After Cold

Discussion in 'Support' started by Moonspawn, May 23, 2016.

    1. Moonspawn

      Moonspawn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Common Cold
      Hi There.

      I am a 27 yr old male from Denmark (I excuse in advance for any gramma mistakes).

      3 weeks ago a had a bad cold, and rougly 1½ week ago i noticed a low-pitch hum on my left ear.
      The hum is at a very very low frequency.. Using a frequency generator Id say 300 hz, so it is easily masked when going outside/showering etc.
      I have not been exposed to loud noises recently, so my only guess is that the cold somehow caused it. The cold itself is no longer present, eustachian tubes are clear, and no congestion..

      However sometimes the T disappears completely. When i take a shower (expecially if i flush my ear with the water), it goes away completely for many minutes. Same thing happends if i go for a run, or even a brisk walk..

      What do you guys think?
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Moonspawn.
      After a cold virus it can take a few weeks for your ears to settle from tinnitus.
      Always best make sure the infection has gone and no wax build up also.
      Give it more time and stay positive......lots of love glynis
    3. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Mine started during a cold and 5 years later it's still here.
      In the past I had periods of silence but not anymore.
      I hope it goes away for you.

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