Poll: Does Valsalva Maneuver Make Your Tinnitus Disappear Temporarily?

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


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:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      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

      Celina Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      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 Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably noise, stress and a neck injury.
      It doesn't make it disappear but it can change it (for the better). Never lasts long though.
    4. Mister Muso

      Mister Muso Member

      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

      wocaonima Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      @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

      while it has even CAUSED some other people's T, please see

      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.
    6. Dirtworks

      Dirtworks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly loud power tools
      Valsalva works for me as well but only while I’m doing it. It’s a nice 30 seconds of relief from my 10 kHz screeching. I’m careful not to apply too much pressure. Hanging upside down doesn’t have any effect for me. I have 30-40 dB hearing loss at mid to high frequencies in both ears.

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