Myringotomy and Tinnitus

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    1. Marie

      Marie Guest

      Can you comment on why a myringotomy would cause someone to have tinnitus in that ear only immediately following procedure? Is it typical for tinnitus to become 80-90% quieter than when it first started? Do I have any chance of it stopping?
    2. Dr. Nagler

      Dr. Nagler Member Clinician Benefactor

      Atlanta, Georgia USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Marie, my best guess - strictly a guess - is that it could be due to a sudden change in middle ear pressure as a result of release of the fluid that necessitated the myringotomy in the first place.

      I see the fact that the tinnitus has become 80-90% quieter over what I presume is a relatively short span of time to be a good prognostic sign.

      Hope this helps.

      Dr. Stephen Nagler
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