Tinnitus Much Louder After a Cold — The Tinnitus Also Spread Into My Good Ear

Discussion in 'Support' started by Sash, Mar 6, 2020.

    1. Sash
      Doubtful

      Sash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      cleaning out wax
      I have had a cold for the past one week thought it's getting better. I know that colds do make tinnitus louder but my concern is that my tinnitus has doubled in my left ear - what's worse it seems I now have tinnitus in my good ear.

      I just wondered do colds have such major effects on tinnitus as the loudness doubles in my case and what is the normal recovery time for it to go back to baseline (if it does)?
       
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    2. Michael B
      Supportive

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earbuds
      A cold recently had an adverse effect on my tinnitus. Sinuses congested, ears clogged. Ugh, I was a mess for days. My thought is that my tinnitus hadn't necessarily gotten worse (?) as much as my hearing diminished leaving me with the impression it was worse. Don't really know for sure, but it did get better in time. Hope yours does as well.
       

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