Tinnitus Originating From Back of Head?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Lynnette, Jan 1, 2014.

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    1. Lynnette
      Blah

      Lynnette Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Aug 2013
      Does anyone's T seem to come from the back of their head (I know this sounds ridiculous). I've always had a high tone as well as a hissing sound in both ears but it just seems to me the sound originates from the back of my head. It just makes me believe even more this has something to do with my brain versus my ears.
       
    2. mmacabre
      Ape-like

      mmacabre Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Yup, this happens to me occasionally, that or the sides or front of my head. It often feels like the right side of my face is ringing, or even my eyes. It can be pretty strange.
       
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    3. fowl05

      fowl05 Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/10/2013
      I developed tinnitus 4 months ago possible viral damage to cranial nerve. My tinnitus moves all over my head @ times will have occipital headache when T is loud. Occipital nerve or neuralgia symptom can include tinnitus. Tinnitus can originate in the brain the auditory system picks up the phantom sound.
       
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    4. Lynnette
      Blah

      Lynnette Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Aug 2013
      How did you suspect or find out it was a possible viral damage to a cranial nerve? What were the symptoms aside from the T? Are the headaches something a chiropractor can fix? It's just a bizarre thing that the auditory system picks up this sound in the brain.
       
    5. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
    6. Hudson
      Cowboy

      Hudson Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      My tinnitus sounds like it comes from the back of my head and is a very high pitched hiss. Mine came from exposure to loud sounds. It has never really sounded like it was in a specific ear, it always has definitely felt like it was in my brain.
       
    7. fowl05

      fowl05 Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/10/2013
      I was diagnosed with vestibular neuronitis/labrynthitis in September after experiencing dizziness,ear pressure, nausea and vomiting as well as pulsatile tinnitus to my left ear ( two hospitalizations to diagnose) A virus damages the 8th cranial nerve with damage being permanent. I am currently in rehab for balance and vision compensation. The tinnitus has honestly been the most difficult symptom to deal with at this point. As you well know the anxiety from a constant pulsating in your ear and head is difficult. I am under the care of a neuro otologist and will see a tinnitus specialist at the end of the month hoping the T is not permanent but part of the inflammation of the nerve and will calm down with time. I received occipital injection block with a steroid which calmed the T and my head pain for several months. The occipital nerve inflammation or neuralgia will often present with tinnitus as well as a condition of cervicogenic dizziness and headache. I do see a chiropractor weekly who specializes in cranial work and reflexology/trigger point release which has helped a great deal with headaches. I have not read any post here but I do know if the C1 and C2 vertebrae are misaligned dizziness and T will present itself until subluxation is corrected. I have been a nurse for 26 years and work at a large academic university and I did not believe in chiropractic care but I found one who has helped me in my slow recovery process. I am currently taking Elavil 10 mg at night which has helped me sleep due to T ( I think it has lowered it as well) in addition to helping with anxiety. I am grateful to have found this web site to be able to share with others any information that may help all of us in our struggle. I have tried biofeedback for the T with very little success and now CBT it's relatively easy for people to say don't listen to the T it's just" junk noise" but when that noise fills your head and crowds out the ability to focus and concentrate life becomes more difficult. Nice meeting you Lynette!
       
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    8. tyty
      Wishful

      tyty Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US/Oklahoma
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      @fowl05 Thank you for your post it makes perfect sense and I have experienced a great deal of the same things you have described. I am going to get back with my chiropractor who has extensive training with the upper neck issues that I also have. I really appreciate your details in your message it helps so many people to realize that T is not just about loud noise exposure. Mine sounds very similar to yours in fact.

      I notice you are from the US like me. I am curious do you find anything else helps or hinders your T? Do you feel staying hydrated helps you? Do you feel exercise helps your T or makes it increase. Do take any type of vitamins or anything homeopathic, and if so does it help? I am always open to try things that have helped others.
       
    9. tomm
      Thinking

      tomm Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (club drumming)
      Just came back from a short walk and the T is spiking from behind my eyes and temples - penetrating whine, feel it more than hear it. I've been getting headaches as well but since mine is from acoustic trauma I don't know know what to make of it.
       
    10. S.withnell
      Sleepy

      S.withnell Member

      Location:
      Lancashire England
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes I have this too, I kinda class it as I have three ts , ones a high pitch ring in my left ear and the other is a hiss in my right and above that that's in my head is a low tone hiss that can drown both the other noise and be the loudest thing ever. But that's in my head, I have suffered labrinthist (can't spell) since September and I have a nasty virus that pretty much taken me down badly, I suffer other health issues so doesn't help, but I'm coping fine with the t even though it's so loud and no one will give me any real answers or even see a speacilst to work out what's going on. But I've learnt to deal with it by just keeping busy and cbt has help to refocuse this noise in my head.
       

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