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    1. Domswan

      Domswan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi there so I just joined today as I have been experiencing issues with a really high pitched ringing in my left ear for 2 days now. It's almost like someone has left the TV on or a plug has been left on. It's really hard not to hear it as I can hear it even over the TV and movies. I was wondering is this normal? Will it go away? Why is it randomly started? I have not been near any loud noises or anything and I am 22 years old if that helps.

      Thanks
       
    2. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      It can come from many different root causes. I suggest you start a diagnosis process with your doctors to try to root cause it. This flowchart can help: https://www.tinnitusresearch.net/index.php/for-clinicians/diagnostic-flowchart

      No-one can tell whether it's temporary or not unfortunately.

      Good luck!
       
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    3. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      One of the most common causes of tinnitus is exposure to loud noise. Do you listen to music regularly through headphones/earbuds? Or go to clubs, concerts where loud music is played? If yes to any of these two things the the cause of your tinnitus is likely to be exposure to loud sound.

      If this is so, please let me know and I will send you some information that you might find helpful.
      Michael
       
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    4. Dylan Blake
      Predatory

      Dylan Blake Member

      Location:
      BG386
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 27 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Greetings Domswan,

      It's normal for about 50 million People worldwide.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Domswan

      Domswan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I don't listen to earphones or loud noises or go to concerts it just started out the blue
       
    6. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @Domswan

      HI Domswan,

      Please read the post below which gives information on what to do when new to tinnitus. Then click on the link below and read the article: Tinnitus, A Personal View. Please take your time and read it. Try to avoid quiet rooms especially at night, by using sound enrichment. More about this is explained in the information below.

      All the best
      Michael

      New to tinnitus what to do?

      The onset of tinnitus can be difficult for a lot of people to cope with. It comes in many forms and intensities and no two people experience it the same. When it is mild, moderate or occasionally heard in quiet surroundings it is usually not too bothersome and a person can go about their daily affairs quite happily and unperturbed by this anomaly. This type of tinnitus usually comes on gradually and in some cases it’s associated with hearing loss, as we get older and the usual treatment is the wearing of hearing aid/s.

      Tinnitus can be also be caused by an underlying medical problem, build up of ear wax (cerumen). Jaw problems. Some medications and even irregular blood flow through the body causing Pulsatile tinnitus. One of the most common causes is exposure to loud noise or music that has been played at high levels that can affect the cochlea in the ear. This type of tinnitus can be loud, intrusive and very debilitating. Often leaving a person at a loss and not knowing which way to turn to escape the noise. I fully understand how difficult it can be for someone new to this condition to take this in and believe it to be factual.

      If you are having difficulty sleeping you might have been advised to try a nighttime sedation or an ant-depressant to help cope with the stress and anxiety that often accompanies tinnitus. These medications can be helpful especially in the early stages and they don’t have to be taken long term, so it’s something to consider. They can act as a safety net so you don’t become too down.

      A referral to ENT will usually be recommended. In the mean time try to keep occupied with something you like doing, as it helps to distract the brain from focusing on the tinnitus. Avoiding quiet rooms during the day by playing low-level non-intrusive music such as classical in the background can be helpful.

      At night a sound machine placed by the bedside playing nature sounds or listening to favourite mp3 tracks or Cds are good. Keeping the volume just below the tinnitus is ideal and set to play throughout the night until morning. It takes time to get used to sound therapy so please stay with it. Whilst in a deep sleep it supplies the brain and auditory system with sound enrichment. Over time the tinnitus is pushed further into the background helping to make its perception less noticeable during waking hours.

      In the early stages of tinnitus, if one chooses not to use sound enrichment sleeping can sometimes be difficult and there is also the chance of the tinnitus becoming more intrusive as sleeping in a quiet room can allow the brain to increase it’s own background activity. In doing so it will also increase the tinnitus making it more intrusive during waking hours.

      There is a tendency for newbies to try and cure their tinnitus which is quite understandable. There are many remedies, treatments and concoctions out there. Some affordable others quite expensive. I am not averse to trying to help myself but want to say, there are charlatans and con artists eager to relieve someone in distress of their money so please be careful. Even tried and tested treatments I wouldn’t recommend a person try until they have been seen at ENT. Often a person after been seen at ENT is advised to wait a while.

      Many people habituate to tinnitus within six months sometimes a little longer and it has been known to go away. The ear is a very delicate organ and many Doctors prefer to wait before investigating further and then suggesting a treatment. If other problems are experienced such as: pain in the ears, deafness, dizziness or balance problems this is of more concern and a person will usually been seen quicker.

      It is best to have a word with your GP if you’re feeling stressed or depressed in any way, as previously mentioned there are treatments available. Leaving things alone until your ENT advises you of the next step is the best thing to do in my opinion. Don’t try to fix anything or throw large sums of money at treatments that you have no way of knowing whether you’ll get any relief.

      I advise not to listen to audio through headphones even at low volume especially if the tinnitus was "noise induced" and keep away from loud sounds. By all means go out but anywhere that plays loud music then wearing noise-reducing earplugs, the type that has attenuation filters would be a good idea. 18 to 30 decibels reduction should suffice. While reducing external sound they will not impair sound quality.

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tinnitus-a-personal-view.18668/
       
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    7. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @Domswan ,
      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk
      where you will get lot's of support and information and make friends along the way .
      I would get your ears checked out to rule out wax build and keep your doctor in the loop on how your getting on.
      Love glynis
       
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      AUTHOR
      Domswan

      Domswan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown

      I do clean my ears and not much wax comes out is that good or bad lol
       
    9. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      How do you clean your ears?
       
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      AUTHOR
      Domswan

      Domswan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Usually just in bath
       

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