Who Else Has Sleep Apnea and Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mario martz, Sep 23, 2016.

    1. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      I hear there is a huge relation between sleep apnea and tinnitus/Meniere's disease.

      Who else has these two?
       
    2. fedup

      fedup Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection and earphone use
      Hi there, I have tinnitus and sleep apnea.

      My wife tells me I stop breathing many times a night. I lost two and a half stone which helped the apnea a bit but I still do it.

      I have asked my Dr about a link but he just shrugs his shoulders!


      I also have a lot of reflux which I feel seems to annoy my tinnitus.

      Keep fighting. Best wishes
       
    3. racerfish
      No Mood

      racerfish Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / T worsened with antiobiotics
      @Mario martz I have apnea but I've never heard of any link between that and tinnitus. Can you elaborate?
       
    4. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
    5. TuneOut

      TuneOut Member

      Location:
      El Dorado Hills, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock Concert
      I do. And that's all I can say about that.
       
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    6. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing
      @TuneOut
      Since the both of us Californians and are still up, then that is all we can say about that. The traffic is getting bad in El Dorado Hills.
       
    7. TuneOut

      TuneOut Member

      Location:
      El Dorado Hills, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Rock Concert
      I'm going to get some Ambien from my shrink, for occasional use. Then I can fall asleep and stop breathing a thousand times a night from my sleep apnea.
       
    8. jer

      jer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Yup, I have sleep apnea too! Anyone else?
       
    9. Frédéric

      Frédéric Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Marseille, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/19/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I have sleep apnea too for many years (long before my tinnitus onset).
       
    10. Ajay Rawtani

      Ajay Rawtani Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      CPAP
      I have been using a CPAP machine since 2015 when I was diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. CPAP has def helped with my sleep and energy level though out the day and I am no longer gasping for air when i am sleeping at night. The side effect is the tinnitus and it seems to be getting worse. I am also having hearing loss. My Apnea indexes are bad enough that i def need the machine but need to do something about my ears. Going to get some tests done on my ears soon.

      Below is a case study that basically links ear issues and tinnitus to CPAP machine use and the pressure cased by it.

      If anyone has found ways to relieve or reduce the tinnitus please point me in the right direction. Thanks!

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4896658/
       
    11. Frédéric

      Frédéric Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Marseille, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/19/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Sorry, I forgot to publish this link :
      Source: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/lary.26323/full

      Risk of tinnitus in patients with sleep apnea: A nationwide, population-based, case-control study


      Abstract

      Objective
      To investigate the risk of tinnitus in patients with sleep disturbance or sleep apnea.

      Study Design
      Case control study.

      Methods
      We identified 21,798 middle-aged and elderly patients with otolaryngologist-diagnosed tinnitus between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2012, from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database. A total of 108,990 controls were also identified from the same database based on frequency-matching on 10-year age interval, sex, and year of index date of the cases. Diagnoses of sleep disturbance (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification [ICD-9-CM] codes 780.50, 780.52, 307.4) and sleep apnea (ICD-9-CM codes 780.51, 780.53, 780.57) in the cases and controls prior to the index date were assessed. The risks of tinnitus in patients with sleep disturbance and sleep apnea were separately evaluated with multivariate logistic regression analyses.

      Results
      The mean age of the total 130,788 patients was 59.8 years, and 47% of them were males. The risk of tinnitus was higher in patients with sleep disturbance compared to those without the condition (adjusted odds ratio [OR] = 1.13, 95% confidence interval [CI] [95% CI] = 1.11–1.17), and the risk of tinnitus was higher in patients with sleep apnea compared to those without the condition (adjusted OR = 1.36, 95% CI = 1.16–1.60).

      Conclusion
      In this population-based, case-control study, the risk of tinnitus was found to be significantly higher among middle-aged and elderly Taiwanese patients with sleep disturbances, especially with sleep apnea.
       

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