Why Can't They Just Surgically Remove the Ear and Everything Else?

Discussion in 'Support' started by AnotherProblem, Jun 28, 2018.

    1. AnotherProblem

      AnotherProblem Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Monday, June 18th, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I read an article about people who killed themselves because of intractable hyperacusis. I mean, can't they just surgically make people deaf?
       
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    2. robHing

      robHing Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA, NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      It does not help.
      Tinnitus and hyperacusis are related to brain neuron (not ears).
       
    3. sirhand
      Anime

      sirhand Member

      Location:
      Bethlehem, PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/20/2018 4:30 pm
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      4 hour (apparently too loud) headphone session
      I read here cutting the auditory nerve is a thing. But it's a crap shoot whether it'll help or make it worse.
       
    4. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      because Tinnitus is a brain disease in my opinion. I think of it actually as brain damage. I have dark eye floaters and I appear to be getting visual snow, but it only appears in the night.
       
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    5. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Cutting the auditory nerve will make you deaf and you will still hear the tinnitus because it is coming from the brain. Count yourself fortunate that you can hear as you can use sound enrichment, to help distract you from the tinnitus noise. At another forum I visit, someone that has been deaf from birth, hears loud tinnitus and is unable to use sound enrichment as he wouldn't be able to hear it.

      Michael
       
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      AnotherProblem

      AnotherProblem Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Monday, June 18th, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      In my case, that's gotta be nonsense. EXTERNAL SOUNDS are directly causing everything. Whenever it's quiet, I'm basically fine.
       
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    7. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      cutting the audiotory nerve will stop painful hyperacusis but not tinnitus
      however you may have a high chance of cutting the audiotory nerve making tinnitus much worse.
       
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    8. jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      That must be horrible :(
       
    9. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Yes it is for the gentleman is question as he's now under the care of mental health.
      Tinnitus is definitely not easy especially when you're unable to use sound enrichment because you can't hear it.

      Michael
       
    10. RB2014
      Confused

      RB2014 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014 became noticable
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loss of hearing and then stress and anxiety
      The worst your hearing gets, the louder your tinnitus will be. I wouldnt advise cutting the auditory nerve. Sure you can keep adapting to it, but its easier to adapt when it quiet then when its loud.
       
    11. SugarMagnolia
      Jaded

      SugarMagnolia Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Why can't they surgically remove my head? That would solve most of my problems. :(
       
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    12. Hastune
      In pain

      Hastune Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't removing the ears make tinnitus worse ?
       
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    13. John Young
      Dumb

      John Young Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April, 30th 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Can someone help me out? I have had tinnitus now for almost 3 months and I don't have any perceivable hearing loss or hyperacusis. Sometimes it is so quiet that I feel like I'm healing, but then it comes back for a day or so. Also, when I drink a little vodka at night I feel like it helps almost abolish it in the morning. Any thoughts?
       

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