Poll: Does Valsalva Maneuver Make Your Tinnitus Disappear Temporarily?

Discussion in 'Support' started by wocaonima, Jun 28, 2020.

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Does Valsalva maneuver make your tinnitus disappear temporarily?

  1. Yes, it makes my tinnitus disappear temporarily, but it comes back afterwards

  2. No, it doesn’t make any difference for my tinnitus

  3. No, it actually makes my tinnitus worse

  4. I haven't tried Valsalva maneuver

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    1. wocaonima

      wocaonima Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cold
      I noticed that several people on Tinnitus Talk can make their tinnitus disappear temporarily when they do the Valsalva manoeuvre (myself included). I wonder is this a sign only for sinus/ETD related tinnitus? As this could perhaps change the pressure in the ear which was causing the tinnitus?

      Also, I noticed that several people on this forum can make their tinnitus disappear temporarily when having their tinnitus ear/s full of liquid/oil so that their ear drums are submerged (again, myself included). I wonder what the mechanism is? Would this also change the pressure in the ear somehow?
       
    2. Celina
      Depressed

      Celina Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Middle Ear Infection
      You do know the Vasalva maneuver causes tinnitus for people. But then again I also have heard people say it makes them feel better in terms of volume of tinnitus
       
    3. ASilverLight
      In pain

      ASilverLight Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      That's the question.
      It doesn't make it disappear but it can change it (for the better). Never lasts long though.
       
    4. Mister Muso
      Inactive

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Never tried it, I started to one time but I'm scared it could damage my ears further. I don't think it is worth the risk.
       
    5. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      wocaonima

      wocaonima Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cold
      @Celina Of course I am fully aware of it. But just like nasal rinse/neti-pot, which has significantly helped/reduced some people's T (took me a long time to finally decide to give it a try, and it helped me to reduce my T), please see
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...-after-neilmed-sinus-rinse.31339/#post-369800
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/neti-pot-for-eustachian-tube.16333/#post-458981

      while it has even CAUSED some other people's T, please see
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/members/amelia.1843/#profile-post-5879
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/neti-pot-tinnitus.28139/

      so whether doing the Valsava/nasal rinse or not is just a personal choice to make, I never forced anyone to do it. My intention was merely to see for people who HAVE DONE the Valsava, what the effect was, and see if we can connect the dots and figure out the underlying mechanisms.
       

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