My Ear Ringing Is Never a Single Tone...

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tara Lyons, May 13, 2020.

    1. AUTHOR
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      Tara Lyons

      Tara Lyons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
    2. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      @Tara Lyons -- Just to briefly mention, most antihistamines contain anticholinergic drugs, and as such can cause or exacerbate tinnitus.
       
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    3. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Unless it began growing louder or changed from a hiss to a high pitch tone, the fact that it has been changing is a good sign. Ear fullness is just a sign that your ears got hurt - that ought to eventually go away.

      Burning is a rare symptom. I can recall only two people posting here who mentioned burning. Basically their tinnitus got better after a year, but they had to continue being careful as relatively minor noises would set off the burning. I believe @Lex (the person who has had that burning sensation) was able to mostly get her life back, but she has to continue being careful to not expose herself to certain sounds that from her past experiences she knows will give her a spike of that burning sensation.
       
    4. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      I experienced persistent burning a few months after tinnitus onset. At it's worst, it was continually getting worse after two weeks or so, and was expanding to the back and crown of my head. I finally did some self-acupuncture around my ears, and it improved 90%+ by the next day. Now whenever it begins to crop up, I do those same points.

      Ear burning is just not a problem for me these days. -- I'm assuming that when I'm able to calm the burning, it's calming other things as well. I seem to recall a subtle shift to lower intensity tinnitus I was experiencing at the time I first did the self-acupuncture (which btw, is relatively easy to do).
       
    5. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      Because ENTs are useless regarding tinnitus. I don't know if they are effective with other ear conditions.

      There's a lot of different "noises and sounds" people "hear" with their tinnitus.

      I would be glad if my tinnitus fluctuated more. It's so bad, besides being loud, I hear multiple tones but usually there is a dominant tone or tones that drown out any other tones.

      My tinnitus is so bad, a "good day" or "good fluctuation" is when I recognize a change and this change is one of the tones "pausing." It's hard to explain. For e.g. instead of "EEEEEEE...," it's "EEEEEE.......EEEEEE...." and so on. I guess it's kinda good? It doesn't last long like that though. My fluctuations don't last very long whatever it does.
       
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      Tara Lyons

      Tara Lyons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      They are going nuts. I’m not taking the sprays today. I’m feeling very hopeless right now. I’m having some dark thoughts not going to lie.
       
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    7. Joe P. Tamborra
      Inspired

      Joe P. Tamborra Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic neuroma tumor
      Hey Tara, I have had intermittent tinnitus for over eight years now; it fluctuates to soft and louder. Through the years I eventually came to a place during the 2/3 of the time it is soft; it does not bother me at all (habituation). During the other 1/3 of the time I still get annoyed at times; but mostly have learned to live with it having a normal life. I will say that when I am troubled by it, I turn to prayer; and if it persists I ask other praying people to pray for me. This strategy has helped me survive this ongoing malady! I have been tracking my tinnitus for about six years; I do this so I can encourage myself through hard times. I have had times where it hardly bothered me for about a month, and times where it bothered me a lot for about 8 days. This condition has developed in me godly character; patience, perseverance, endurance, hope, faith, compassion, mercy, and empathy. So it has not been completely without a purpose in my life. Romans 8:28- All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to his purpose.
       
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      Tara Lyons

      Tara Lyons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I just keep getting these weird loudness vibration like sensations. Ugh :cry::cry::cry: plus ringing.

      This is all trauma?

      I’m not handling this well. I met a girl on here who lives in Seattle, going through the same thing. We talk every day on the phone. And cry.

      I just want it to go away. The last month has been a disaster. I need an answer for this, it’s the only way I’ll feel better.
       
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    9. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      If your tinnitus is noise induced and I suspect it is, then what you describe is likely to be noise trauma. I went through similar things to what you describe and it's not easy. All I can say is try to distract yourself whenever possible by doing some of the things you enjoy, just to help take your mind off the tinnitus for a little while. Feeling emotional the way you do, is quite natural as tinnitus is a strange phenomenon and something the brain hasn't heard before but will learn to accept and gradually push it further into the background and ignore it like so many people do. This doesn't mean it won't be heard but for a lot of people it reduces and eventually becomes insignificant through habituation.

      Michael
       
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    10. Lane

      Lane Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic Drug
      Hi @Tara Lyons -- So sorry to hear how hopeless you're feeling right now. I just made a fairly lengthy POST; perhaps there's something in it that may be helpful for you. -- I hope you can start turning thing around for yourself soon.
       
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    11. Joe P. Tamborra
      Inspired

      Joe P. Tamborra Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic neuroma tumor
       
    12. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      Hi @Tara Lyons
      No need to be retested for Lyme. I didn't notice that you had used headphones, but doesn't mean at your stage or even beyond that your T won't settle down. What's important now is to use the meds that your doctors gave you to help with anxiety and thus recovery. If you discontinue any of your meds, make sure to use a tinnitus taper plan and take magnesium. NAC and magnesium may also help now, but they shouldn't be taken together with meds - they need to be spaced out by several hours.
       
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      Tara Lyons

      Tara Lyons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I’ve been taking magnesium and b2 for a few weeks now.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Tara Lyons

      Tara Lyons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Can you explain to me what this loudness sensation is that I get? Not a ring but just a “loudness” in my ear? Is that hyperacusis?
       
    15. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      @Tara Lyons
      The loud sensation not being a ring is a pure tone which has sound waves of only one frequency. With a single tone, the higher the frequency, the higher the pitch. This has less to do with hair cells and hearing loss and more to do with the eardrum, nerves and muscles.

      With a single tone, it's advised not to use white smooth single sound therapy, Use pink therapy at whisper level by computer or by something that has a speaker such as a CD player. Play these sounds at a distance of several feet - up to 12 feet away if needed. Soft running brook sounds with very soft nature sounds should help considerably.
       
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      Tara Lyons

      Tara Lyons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      What about multiple tones of ringing?
       
    17. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      @Tara Lyons

      Good. In time, your tinnitus should stay down.
       
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    18. Orions Pain
      Dreaming

      Orions Pain Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Hi Tara. Just wanted to say I experience the same thing. I have multiple tones, a hissing/distant faucet sound, a morse code sound, a couple ringing tones, and others that I can't even describe.

      There's an electronic/tinsel-like tone that changes every few seconds, it's sort of like a high pitched tss tss.
      Also have the burning/fullness and all of that.

      I'm 26 and I've never even experienced temporary tinnitus until one day my ears just broke.
      I don't have much helpful tips but just wanted to say you're definitely not alone in this craziness, and always here if you need support! Hope things improve for you.
       
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      Tara Lyons

      Tara Lyons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi,

      What does magnesium do? I’ve been on that for a couple months. And what is NAC and how does that help?
       
    20. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Tara Lyons

      Tara Lyons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      What caused your tinnitus?
       
    21. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      I only know what happened when I got tinnitus. I had an acoustic trauma which caused severe pain to my left ear. A day later I experienced and discovered loud tinnitus. This happened last February so it's a year and three months ago.

      It's my theory that loud locations (I worked in loud places) caused hearing loss and the damage in my ears were significant enough to cause tinnitus. I guess it takes one acoustic trauma to trigger it. I did use headphones too, sometimes (not as often as some people here) and that probably didn't help.

      My tinnitus worsened two months after the onset. I'm not sure why. :-(

      Most people say it gets better or improves but that didn't happen for me.
       

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