Poll: The Effect of Microsuction of Earwax on Tinnitus Levels

Discussion in 'Support' started by Agrajag364, Aug 28, 2019.


If you've had microsuction of ear wax, what effect did it have?

  1. Microsuction of earwax had no effect on my tinnitus

    5 vote(s)
  2. Microsuction of earwax temporarily worsened my tinnitus

    1 vote(s)
  3. Microsuction of earwax permanently worsened my tinnitus

    2 vote(s)
  4. Microsuction of earwax was the original cause of my tinnitus

    1 vote(s)
  5. Microsuction of earwax improved my tinnitus

    1 vote(s)
    1. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Microsuction is the preferred method of removing earwax for ENTs. There are quite a number of stories of microsuction causing tinnitus or spiking it. Yet ENTs and audiologists will often tell patients microsuction will not worsen their tinnitus. Microsuction is a common procedure and many with tinnitus must have it without exacerbation, so it may be that whilst worsening in tinnitus occur, they are rare. It's simply not known. Having looked at the medical literature on the subject in detail, there are quite a few papers expressing concern that mircosuction produces a very loud noise and can cause tinnitus.

      So it might be interesting to do a poll to see what members' experience of microsuction has been.
    2. Mal58

      Mal58 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise? Headphones?
      Only a week since my micro-suction and the Tinnitus seems about the same, though my hearing is much better
      in my left ear, the one with Tinnitus. In fact some noises now seem much louder in my left ear then my right. Anyone had a similar experience?
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    3. JohnAdams

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
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