No Ear Wax After I Got Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Erlend, Sep 13, 2013.

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    1. Erlend
      Question it

      Erlend Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scandinavia
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2013
      I got T 4 months ago. I can't remember ever that I've got any real amount of ear wax since? My ear buds used to get ear wax on them when I used them, I used to produce quite a lot.

      But now, nothing? I don't drink any less than I used to? Is it that I take a lot more showers now compared to before? (It drowns out the noise, also, I like it, hehe)

      Any ideas or similar experiences?
       
    2. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      The increased showers probably are the reason - since as far as I know tinnitus can't stop the production of ear wax! That'd be one more to the list.

      Here's a good article about ear wax & tinnitus (although it doesn't apply to your situation directly since you don't have extra wax buildup): http://www.tinnitus.org.uk/ear-wax-removal-and-tinnitus

      I regularly use ear buds to listen to music and in my use they get dirty very quickly. I need to buy new tips quite frequently. It's a real hassle - I wish I produced less.

      Markku
       
    3. EddyLee
      Tolerant

      EddyLee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      This is what happened to me too! Used to have noticeable ear wax built up every day but since T started i rarely notice it. And interestingly since i got my T reduced significantly i start to notice more wax built up again. This probably has a connection with T...
       
    4. James White
      Anime

      James White Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toulouse, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music. Not sure.
      @EddyLee how did you reduce your T ?
       
    5. EddyLee
      Tolerant

      EddyLee Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      @James White I think one or all of these contribute to my T reduction
      1. Getting rid of my chronic GERD with healthier diet
      2. Taking vitamin B12 & D (i was diagnosed quite low)
      3. Exercise frequently
       

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