Vagus Nerve Problem... Tinnitus Cause?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Coyotesheaven, Oct 1, 2016.

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    1. Coyotesheaven
      Depressed

      Coyotesheaven Member

      Location:
      Utah
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, Dysautonomia/Vascular
      I was scratching the outer portion of my ears with my nails quite gently, and happened to pass above the area where the vagus nerve innervates the outer ear. Afterwards I had some twitching in my ear, followed by some nausea, droning noises, and some hearing loss. I know the vagus nerve is partly responsible for allowing the eardrum to conduct sounds efficiently.

      This seems to be a good clue. Anyone else see changes in their tinnitus/hearing when stimulating the vagus nerve in that spot of the ear?
       
    2. Zorro!
      Wtf

      Zorro! Member

      I'm all about the vagus (which is odd because I'm a gay man :p) but I have never heard one can "stimulate" it near the ears. I thought breathing exercises were the primary way of doing so. Where can I find more info on this?
       

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