New Tinnitus — I Need Hope — Everything Started on a Flight During Landing

Discussion in 'Support' started by Yas, Dec 2, 2019 at 6:37 PM.

    1. Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      Hello,

      I’ll start from the beginning! Everything started in June on a flight during landing where I was experiencing severe pain from the pressure. I had tried everything, swallowing, yawning, etc and nothing was working so I blocked my nose and blew. This caused my eardrum to perforate which has not healed since mid June.

      At the time I had no idea what was going on so after a GP visit, I found out I had an ear infection which was easily treated with ear drop antibiotics.
      Once that was treated, I went back and found out I have a perforation along with retracted eardrums. The retracted eardrums fixed itself but the perforation did not.
      5 months of dealing with no water in my ear, clicking sounds and hyperacusis later I started developing tinnitus in that ear.

      I have not been eating, sleeping or doing anything apart from crying for the past 2 weeks. I need hope. My ENT appointment is in 17 days but I don’t know how long I can deal with this noise for. The GP can’t do much more to help me other than telling me to wait for my appointment.

      If anyone has had/knows of a case similar to mine who has recovered, PLEASE let me know, I need hope.
       
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    2. sigridcornelia

      sigridcornelia Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 17, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Combination of stress, anxiety, a cold and a flight.
      Mine started after a flight as well. Mine did not disappear, but it got a lot better. It went from severe to mild and I can live a happy life with it now. I have tinnitus since June 2018.
      You have to give it time and you need patience. It takes a while before the ears heal. Try not to panic too much, although I know that is very very hard. Mine started to reduce after 6 months and then it became mild.
      Also, if your ENT can’t help you, and if you feel mentally unstable, it could be useful to get help from a therapist. It helped me a lot.
      If you have any questions, feel free to message me.
       
    3. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
    4. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Is your eardrum still perforated? If this is the case, your outlook is very good. In one of the studies that you will find in the thread below
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/spontaneous-recovery-stats-many-recover-3-studies.21441/
      a bunch of people got tinnitus after being the victims of a terrorist bomb. Most of them had their eardrum damaged by the blast. After their eardrum has healed, eventually most of them had experienced their tinnitus going away.

      If you have had tinnitus for less than a month, there is still a good chance that it will go away, or at least begin fading and get to the "can hear it only in quiet rooms" stage. The first 3-6 months are the worst - it will get better!

      If over the next 2-3 months you experience any fading, you can assume that it will continue to fade and that eventually you will feel better.

      You will want to ensure that you don't hurt your ears again, during this time of healing when you might be more vulnerable than usual.

      Check out
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...eone-else-who-has-tinnitus.26850/#post-307822
       
    5. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      If your eardrum does not heal by itself it can be "repaired" by an ENT, like putting a patch on it. Go to the doctor..
       
    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      Thank you for the hope, it’s so helpful. Did you have a perforated eardrum after flying too?
       
    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      Thank you for the links, I’ve had a good read!
      My eardrum is still perforated unfortunately. I’m worried that if I have it patched by the ENT that it will make the tinnitus worse. I’m just so scared to be like this forever.
       
    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      I’ve been to the doctor around 20 times since the perforation, I’m waiting on my ENT appointment which is taking forever to happen! I just want the tinnitus to stop!!
       
    9. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Is there any other way to ensure that it heals? Could it be that not patching it is just prolonging the time for it to heal, meaning that eventually it ought to heal?
       
    10. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      I wonder if there is? I read somewhere that the ent gave them steroids to help the healing process...
      If not, I don’t think I have another choice but to get it patched.
       
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    11. Allan Mcmillan

      Allan Mcmillan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 30 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic shock from playing guitar with headphones
      Are your eardrums still perforated?
       
    12. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      Hi, yep it’s still perforated! Almost 6 months now.
       
    13. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      Why dont you just go to a private ENT? That's fast..
       
    14. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      I haven’t got the money for it. Although that would be the dream.
       
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    15. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      One thing PRP is really good at is healing eardrum perforations and that is backed up with scientific evidence.
       
    16. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      What is a PRP?
       
    17. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Platelet-rich-plasma
       
    18. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Yas

      Yas Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/11/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Perforated eardrum
      Do you reckon an ENT would do this for me? Or is it something I have to pay for?
       

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