Sinusitis and Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by VaR, Sep 22, 2014.

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    1. VaR
      Question it

      VaR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Infection/ETD (don't know exact cause)
      I have severe sinus issues (and my ENT suspects that my tinnitus is due to those), so I was doing steam, which I do along with the regular medicine I started recently. After that, my nose felt a bit congested. I attempted to blow my nose, many times and didn't succeed. But, after an hour, my tinnitus spiked in loudness. Is this a coincidence or did blowing my nose do something?
       
    2. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      When you blow your nose with a plugged or congested nose, the pressure can flex the ear drums suddenly. Some form of tinnitus doesn't like this sudden change of pressure on ear drums. During my last flight, I had bad cold and plugged nose. I couldn't balance the barometric pressure change due to the descending and my ear drums had pain and extra loud T (as if my current T not loud enough yet, LOL) for a week. But I didn't care T high or low these days and it went back to normal after a week.
       
    3. Codaz

      Codaz Member

      Billie48, I won't dare to fly with a cold / sinus like symptoms.
       
    4. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Very understandable and I have empathy for you. I was like that at the start. I actually bought $200 worth of various ear plugs and muffs just to be ready to protect my ears. So the first flight I took so many plugs including ear plane plugs as well as ear muffs. But these were coming off slowly through the years. Right now I don't bring plugs. Just my fingers during take off and landing if needed. I do have my ipod ear buds too for my music. But give it time to let the ears stabilize. Things should improve.
       
    5. Amelia
      Daring

      Amelia Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      I believe my T is due to severe sinus issues, which have resolved somewhat but my T remains.
      My only advice is don't do too much blowing, nasal washes etc
       
    6. VaR
      Question it

      VaR Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus Infection/ETD (don't know exact cause)
      Yeah, my T didn't let me sleep last night. I finally fell asleep at 4:30 am when I went to be at 11. I just kept tossing and turning and looking at the time. Even the fan wasn't enough to distract me.
       
    7. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      Today my sinuses are really bad ,blocked ears ,tinnitus been high .Had to pepper today to take ear pressure down and make me sneeze ,weather is damp,so off we go again ,rough old day to wade through again .
      Painful to looking downwards .so I think these days my Eustachian tubes get blocked quite regular .
      How do others feel symptom wise with theirs ? Any tips .?
       

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