Tapping Noise Can Be Resolved — Yeah!

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    1. Lucy B

      Lucy B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2007
      I have had continual T since 2007 but more pronounced since March 2014. I get various different sounds.

      About every 3-4 months, over the past 5 years, I have been hearing a tapping sound (like Morse code) in my right ear. Research tells me this sound is like a cramp in the ear somewhere. Here are various hit or miss ways I have dealt with it.

      Take a Tylenol sinus tablet (I use generic). I prefer to not take medicine, so this is my last resort.

      Put a plug in your ear. The kind machinists use; they are shaped like a cylinder. This won’t stop it but you won’t be able to hear it. When it’s quiet, this may or may not work. When there is noise, it works quite well.

      When I sleep, I lay with my head turned to the left. This will stop the noise.

      Recently, I was in bed and turning my head to the left or using a plug did not work. It was 2 am and I was getting pretty fed up so I was just about ready to get out of bed to take a Tylenol sinus and I had a tickle in my throat. I very lightly cleared my throat and it went away. That was almost 2 weeks ago.

      Hopefully, one of these “tricks” will work for you.
       
    2. SleeplessSoul
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      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2014
      Chelles. Can this help you?
       
    3. Chelles
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      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2011
      Clearing your throat made the twitching go away?
       
    4. SleeplessSoul
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      SleeplessSoul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2014
      We ke choking. Maybe that's part of the cause?
       
    5. Chelles
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      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2011
      Maybe there is a connection btw the choking and the ear twitching.
      @Lucy B what earplugs did you use? Do you have a link for them? I currently use the foam ones it's the only way I sleep when my ear is twitching at night.
       
    6. SleeplessSoul
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      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2014
      All I can think of is that the ENT said I had silent reflux and if thsy keeps touching the Eustachian tubes then they get stuck, irritated and inflamed. So there might be some clues. We could be finding clues.
       
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    7. Chelles
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      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2011
      We getting closer to finding a way to get better!
       
    8. Lucy B

      Lucy B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2007
      Chelles - You describe your sound as twitching. My noise is more of a tapping or clicking. So I'm not sure if it's the same thing.
      The plugs I use are a very light beige colored foam and shaped like a cylinder. They are about 3/4 inch long. I get them at any drug store, grocery store, etc. and are very inexpensive.

      SleepslessSoul - Your ENT's diagnosis sounds reasonable. The research I found reads that it could be a spasm or cramp. Did he suggest what you should do about it?
       
    9. Chelles
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      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2011
      @Lucy B i feel a twitch which makes a click sound that when I put my finger in my ear it goes away. I was diagnosed with stapedial myoclonus. Was your tapping 24/7? Mine comes and goes.
       
    10. Lucy B

      Lucy B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2007
      Chelles - My tapping comes and goes. I get it every few months. If I didn't use one of my remedies it would probably stay 24/7. I try to nip it in the bud as soon as I get it. I never heard of stapedial myoclonus. I goggled it and it sounds like that is what I might have.

      What kind of doctor gave you that diagnosis? I saw 3 ENT's and was not given a diagnosis. I was told I just have to live with it. Do you have it 24/7?
       
    11. Avabelle

      Avabelle Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Early 2015
      Thanks for your post...I have the exact same thing in my left ear. Does the earplug stop the tapping noise at night? Loosing sleep is really killing me...
       

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