My Experience with Manual Ear Wax Removal — A Temporary Tinnitus Spike

Discussion in 'Support' started by Static Sophie 73, Aug 30, 2022.

    1. Static Sophie 73

      Static Sophie 73 Member

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      I've had tinnitus for 2 decades - I'm in my late 40s now. It has changed my life and I still wait patiently for effective treatments to actually get rid of the noise.

      Anyway, from time to time I have an audiologist gently and quietly manually remove ear wax. Four weeks ago I had this done and experienced a spike that lasted about 3.5 weeks. It was as though my brain was trying to recalibrate more sound coming in and this makes the tinnitus louder too. More sensitive. The ensuing anxiety does not help.

      It has settled but if you find this happens to you too, please be somewhat encouraged by my post. :huganimation:
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