Tinnitus with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

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    1. Native020
      Cool

      Native020 Member

      Location:
      Orange County, FL, United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly from scuba diving along with medication
      I was a scuba diver in the past and had some barotrauma a couple times in the middle ear. This was treated at the time. Sometimes, the re-occurring tinnitus is accompanied by a fullness in the Eustachian tube which never seems to be able to relieved. Specialists like ENTs only recommend decongestants which never seem to solve the Eustachian tube issue. So, it's a real mystery what's really going on. Seems to have gotten worse after taking Simvastatin that the doctor recommended for cholesterol that was a little high. After 3 months of taking that, I stopped since the T got worse
       
    2. Native020
      Cool

      Native020 Member

      Location:
      Orange County, FL, United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly from scuba diving along with medication
      I found this process that seemed to help somewhat in my case. I was taking Nasonex after a bad cold in order to allow my right Eustachian tube to open. (Also making sure that the spray was pointing at the back of the nose where the tube is, not the upper nasal area. This is important, since all these sprays assume you want to aim towards the sinus.) After a few days, I noticed an improvement in Eustachian tube function. Mucus in the middle ear normally accumulates when the tube is closed which blocks air from coming into the middle ear. The existing air is then absorbed into the cells of the middle ear and a vacuum results. The middle ear then produces mucus as a result. This mucus is thin initially and may either be re-absorbed or if thin enough, may discharge through the Eustachian tube. However, the mucus will get thicker over time, and can't escape, causing tinnitus. I started using the Eardoc which is a vibration tool, which is advertised mainly to help relieve pressure in the Eustachian tube by placing the device on the mastoid area of the head. (www.eardoc.info) I used it by pressing it on a washrag and placing it against the opening at the outer ear and moving my head slowly back and forth for about 5 minutes a day for a week. After removing the eardoc, you hear a rushing sound for a few minutes due to the vibration, but that subsides. This process has the effect of possibly moving that thick mucus so that the tinnitus is either reduced or eliminated. I found this works better than pressing the eardoc at the mastoid, but I suppose different people may get different results. I would think any type of vibration tool may be used. The internet has a number of vibration examples. I bought the eardoc ( a little expensive at $55) but when you're dealing with tinnitus, I didn't really mind.
       
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    3. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Possible Eustachian tube dysfunction help? I seem to have less hissing upon awakening since I tried this plus Robaxin (muscle relaxer) Maybe just coincidental? Time will tell.

      I found this below:

      "...to heal tinnitus requires getting rid of the Candida in
      the middle and inner ears. Her solution was 1 tsp
      potassium bicarbonate taken in 8 ounces of water
      three times a day. Within the week my tinnitus was
      much quieter and within another week it was gone.

      "It has returned several times and succumbed to the
      same treatment. Twice the culprit was antibiotics,
      other times it was undue stress and/or poor diet."
       
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    4. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      NOPE. I also have an issue with what's being suggested. I've been warned not to get water in
      my ears. You really don't know what's in the water and 8 ounces is a crazy number. I apologize
      for getting blunt here and hear! but it seems like bs. The stress and poor diet I understand.
      You don't want to muck with your ears, please, because you may end up damaging them.

      Eustachian tubes: Dysfunction? What? They go from your ears and allow drainage into your
      throat. Some people (moi) have tubes that do not open and close when they're supposed to - hence, my
      surgery that didn't work @1974. No tinnitus to my memory back then.

      There are a lot of do-it-yourself suggestions made by anyone (including me but I'm careful to phrase it all in such a way that I say it applies to me and may not work for you. Be careful of what you actually decide to
      try. Changing a diet (I did) and attempting to mitigate stress are not invasive choices. Popping
      8 ounces of water in your ear IS. "Healing tinnitus" just looks like a marketing line. Tinnitus isn't healed.
      Whatever is the root cause of it (this is a recording) such as damaged cilia or more realistically a poor diet
      may be the cause. If you take care of those, there's a chance T go away. Does this make sense?
       
    5. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
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    6. Brianna
      No Mood

      Brianna Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US, NC (the progressive part :) )!
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      No clue - too many causes.
      That's funny! Okay, so your tummy may feel better :) !
       
    7. CodeMonkey006
      Gloomy

      CodeMonkey006 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Sometime around 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Hearing Loss Due To Loud Music Through Headphones
      We already know this. Whats your point?
       
    8. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Native020,
      Try doing steam inhalation and try a mucous linctus .
      Try chewing gum also as helps move mucous and open tubes...lol Glynis
       

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