Tinnitus Almost Disappears When Pulling on Ear Lobe

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    1. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      Hi there everyone!

      Bit of a weird one here! Basically my T is always super loud at around 3am/4am and I really don't know why! As usual it had woken me at 3am and when I was trying to fall back asleep I was playing with my ear and I put one finger just slightly inside my ear and pulled downwards and my T almost dissapeared! Like for the time time in months I heard almost complete silence! However almost as I soon as i let ago the T returns at it's high volume!

      Does anyone have any ideas why this might be? And if this leads to an indication to what might be causing my T?
       
    2. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Idk but that is too crazy!! Did you try it again and did it happen the second or third time you did it?!
       
    3. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      Yeah! I can't stop trying it now! Everytime I do it the T seems to reduce significantly in volume! It's great but frustrating at the same time as I can't walk around with my finger in my ear all day haha!
       
    4. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Ahah omg dont mean to laugh but that is just too nuts! But how the hell could that happen?! Its the weird stuff like this that makes T too unpredictable. Maybe if docs pin your ears down you will get some relief lol ;)
       
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    5. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      :p t is so unpredictable isn't it! Hahha that would be fantastic! Although might look a little strange!
       
    6. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      I think that's good news for you, since this could mean there's something physical causing your T which can be cured.
       
    7. Sherri786
      Dreaming

      Sherri786 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Reflexology on the ears may help you.
       
    8. DanielJP
      Curious

      DanielJP Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tokyo
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      That's funny o_O

      Some really heavy ear rings, perhaps ;)
       
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    9. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      Do you have TMJ issues? Usually pulling on ears downward releases the jaw
       
    10. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      Not that I'm aware of? My doctor has suggested that I have euchastian tube dysfunction (ETD) but not really sure about TMJ
       
    11. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      Maddy
      I have something similar when I clench my jaw (maybe not as pronounced as what you are describing); my audiologist said that it has to do with physical manipulation of your eustachian tube and the resulting sound attenuation. In your case the attenuation results in sound mitigation.

      Mark
       
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    12. Maddy
      Doubtful

      Maddy Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      31/3/14
      That would make sense! Thank you!
       
    13. SleeplessSoul
      Insomnious

      SleeplessSoul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November 2014
      If I stick my finger into the bone insdie the ear and press it stops it. It has to be right before the hole where the ear canal is-not on the first bone of the jaw. Just a tiny bit further in.
       
    14. Mr Registered User

      Mr Registered User Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      I read something ages ago that described a weird technique to improve tinnitus by doing an odd combination of ear-tugging and swallowing with the head tilted back, all at the same time.
      I think there was more to it, but I can't find it
       
    15. theekarwash
      Nerdy

      theekarwash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise and/or Ear Infeciton
      Sorry to bump an old post but I have this too? I'm going through a spike at the moment where my low-frequency tinnitus is much louder than normal. if I pull on my ear closer to the back of my head, the sound goes away.
       

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