Road Trips Roaring in Ears

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mark P, Dec 10, 2015.

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    1. Mark P

      Mark P Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/01/2015
      Hello,

      About 3 weeks ago I started noticing a faint high-pitched ringing in my left ear. This seemed to come on after going to a concert which left my ears messed up for about 8 hours. This was the first time I'd noticed an actual ringing type sound, but for the last few years, I've noticed that upon being in the car for hours at a time, especially when going from the city to the country, immediately upon turning off the car, I'd notice that there was a roaring sound in the silence. I assumed that this was from listening to loud music while driving for hours, but after taking a long road trip today and NOT listening to lour music, and having the same roaring after the drive, in addition to a noticeable spike in the ringing in my left ear, I'm beginning to have real concerns that somethings is wrong.

      Any advice would be highly welcomed.

      Mark
       
    2. Ecip

      Ecip Member

      Location:
      Edmonton, AB
      Tinnitus Since:
      4.11.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still unknown... possibly noise exposure?
      Try taking N-Acetylcystiene, 2000mg a day.
      How loud is your car?
      Perhaps go get a hearing test done.
       
    3. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      How long does the roaring and spike last?
       
    4. Mark P

      Mark P Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/01/2015
      It's an older car, so somewhat loud. I drove 8 hours yesterday, but did not listen to music the entire way home, but when I got to my folks house, the roar was so loud, it sounded like I just left a Van Halen concert sitting front row.

      My doc recently recommended I take Cerefolin NAC. What exactly is N-Acetylcystience?
       
    5. Mark P

      Mark P Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/01/2015
      Well, I drove yesterday, and it was very loud last night and still noticeable this am. It has seemed to subside some now (it's 12:15 here...). The ringing is still happily singing in my left ear.
       
    6. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      Are you experiencing any sensitivity to sound? Does anything in your world sound louder than usual?
       
    7. Mark P

      Mark P Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/01/2015
      Yes and yes. It was so bad today I called my doc and asked if I could come in and he said sure. He took one look at my left ear and said it was completely blocked up with wax. He cleaned it out and the ringing has subsided probably 50%, if not more. The roaring is still present, but from last night it has also gone down quite a bit.

      What are your thoughts?
       
    8. Ecip

      Ecip Member

      Location:
      Edmonton, AB
      Tinnitus Since:
      4.11.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still unknown... possibly noise exposure?
      Ear wax can definitely cause tinnitus. Especially if there's that much of it. Hopefully that's all it was.
       
    9. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      See what happens, now that the doctor has treated you. Please post here what happens.

      I wouldn't be going to any more concerts...
       

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