Tone Change That Fades, Infection?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Cosmicdust, Nov 26, 2015.

    1. Cosmicdust

      Cosmicdust Member

      Tinnitus Since:

      I am new to the forum and decided to post as I can't seem to find any answers with Google.

      I have high frequency tinnitus, it's low-in the background all the time (like someone has the tv on in the next room). I contracted it after I suffered whiplash in a car accident and it usually flares when I get a sinus infection and goes to "normal" volume after antibiotics.

      I suspect I may have another sinus infection but this time, starting a few days ago and several times a day, I get a sudden sound - like blowing in a glass bottle, some hollowness follows - which then quickly fades away within a few seconds. I also experience slight pressure in my eyes which makes them water slightly during the sound.

      I have an appt with Dr. for Dec 15 (earliest). Has anyone experienced this before? Is it a sign of ear infection? And should I seek medical attention faster to prevent hearing loss or damage? Or am I worried about nothing? I have never experienced this frequency of fluctuating sounds before.

      Thanks for reading.
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi cosmicdust and a warm welcome to the forum.
      Tinnitus comes in so many sounds and different strengths and can change anytime.
      It is always wise get your ears checked out in case their is a infection or wax build up.
      Neck problems can cause tinnitus and could just be tinnitus changing or adding a new sound for no reason.
      Try not to panic or worry or get stressed wondering why ! as that can cause a tinnitus spike too....lots of love glynis
    3. AUTHOR

      Cosmicdust Member

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      Thanks for your reply!

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