New Here! Any Support/Advice?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Penny :), Mar 9, 2016.

tinnitus forum
    1. Penny :)
      Badass

      Penny :) Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly stress
      Hello everyone,

      My name's Penny. I'm 16 and got tinnitus in January this year. I have been to a tinnitus clinic and they determined that my hearing is normal and that my tinnitus is probably from stress. Has anyone ever experienced stress related tinnitus? A lot has been going on lately and my tinnitus switched on one night and hasn't left since, this has made me considerably more distressed. Any advice would be much appreciated! :)

      One more thing, my ears have been looked at and there is no wax or anything medically suspicious going on but every time I swallow I hear a crackling and my ears often block and pop. Also, as of today I noticed a clicking when I chew in my left ear? This all seems bizarre?! Do you think this will last forever? And is all this crackling and blocking just another form of tinnitus?

      Thanks in advance :rockingbanana:
       
    2. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      The crackling and popping when you chew or swallow is likely your eustachian tube opening up a little.

      A number of members here do attribute their tinnitus to stress. You're young and don't seem to have hearing damage, so the odds of it getting better or going away seem pretty good.
       
    3. Penny :)
      Badass

      Penny :) Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly stress
      Thanks Alue! :thankyousign:
       
    4. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome to the forum. Have you got your eustachian tube checked out by ENT for inflammation or blockage?

      You may have Eustachian Tube Disfunction or ETD when the tube is blocked or swollen due to inflammation. The symptoms are ear pain, ear fullness or pressure, popping & cracking, dull hearing, etc. It usually will improve after the tube is back to normal after some time. So don’t worry. Here is a good site to read up on it to see if your symptoms fit the description of ETD:

      http://patient.info/health/eustachian-tube-dysfunction
       
    5. Rintintin
      Frantic

      Rintintin Member

      Location:
      East Coast
      Tinnitus Since:
      Sept 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music and head injury
      Sorry to hear about your Tinnitus. I would not want to be sixteen years old again. It is a stressful time. Do what you can to stay calm. Blessings. Hope you feel better.
       
    6. Penny :)
      Badass

      Penny :) Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly stress
      Thanks Rintintin! :)

      I had my ears looked down and I assumed that if there was any inflammation or blockage they would be able to see? Is there a separate way to check for ETD? :)
       

Share This Page

Loading...
If you have ringing ears then you've come to the right place. We are a friendly tinnitus support board, dedicated to helping you discuss and understand what tinnitus treatments may work for you.