Otosclerosis and Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by DebByrne, Jan 25, 2015.

    1. DebByrne

      DebByrne Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I am a 44 year old woman with otosclerosis in the right ear (moderate to severe hearing loss) and tinnitus.

      I have had this problem for over 14 years now (gradual) and decided to get a hearing aid last year. I did not want the stapedectomy.

      I have had pretty good success with the hearing aid. However, recently my tinnitus has increased a lot. I feel like my hearing aid isn't working as effectively. I have to keep raising the volume. I have a very good hearing aid and it has worked pretty good until now.

      The sound in my ear is so loud now and I am not sure what to do anymore.

      Does anyone have an experience like this or any ideas?
    2. Chelles

      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      I'm sorry I'm not familiar with ostoscerosis but I didn't want you to feel ignored I'm sure someone here is going to be able to help you plus it helps to search for older posts too. I'm sorry you are having a rough time many of us experience spikes with our tinnitus once in a while and it can take a while before it goes back to the way it used to be. Hang in there it will get better!
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    3. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      It may be too late but if you look for the thread I responded to called "Otosclerosis," you may want to take
      a look at it. I wondered what would've happened without the surgery.

      If you're here, how old is your aid and do you know the spectrum of hertz it covers? My cochlear implant
      acts as a filter that does (so far) decrease tinnitus and that's only as good and as long as I have the implant
      on. I understand turning up the volume helps. You want to be careful of it, though, because it's possible
      to get noise damage. If your aid is to the point where volume helps, you may need to get your audiologist
      to adjust it into a different frequency coverage - not turning up the volume.

      Honestly, no one knows if your tinnitus will get better. I lay things on the line. But there are certainly things
      you can do to mitigate the effects.

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