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Tinnitus questions

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by geoff_in_nc, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 9, 2007
    I think I have mild but noticeable tinnitus - pretty darn sure I have hearing loss although I haven't been tested yet - but wanted to compare to others to see if I fit the symptoms.

    I have noticeable noise in my head - some times worse than others - which as best as I can describe it sounds like high pitched static. I think it's in both ears, but at the same time it's not in my ears it's in my head. Oftentimes it syncs up with my pulse. Does this sound like tinnitus? Or are my cargo shorts too tight? (sorry, interjecting humor into a serious subject)
  2. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    I have heard that tinnitus symptoms can be indicative of something medically more serious than just hearing impairment.
  3. ftbtx

    ftbtx Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Mine is just a steady high pitched ringing in my ears, but I'm not an expert.
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  4. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 9, 2007
    Understand and I'm also interested in what others have to say on this. I will say that I see my doc every 6 months for mildly high blood pressure treatment, along with yearly physicals, so hopefully he's got the bases covered
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  5. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    I have tinnitus myself, but I know what caused it. Loud noises in headphones. Mine does not have the synchronization to my pulse as you have described. I'm interested to see what others have to say on this also.
  6. jimilee

    jimilee Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Dec 19, 2017
    Sounds like it. Mine is especially loud when I’m extreme tired. I take ibuprofen on these occasions, it seems to help. It doesn’t stop it, but makes it tolerable.
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  7. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    With mine, it’s more the left than the right, but the hearing drops out completely followed by a high pitched frequency that lasts a few seconds and it all goes back to normal.
  8. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

    Oct 29, 2013
    That can't be good. See your doctor.
  9. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    I've had ringing in my ears for over fifty years ever since a blow to the head. Don't know how that could do it, but I remember the crack on the head, and the explosion of noise in my ears that abated somewhat, but never went away like it was yesterday. Diesel trucks, loud music, and shooting has pretty much ruined my hearing, but I didn't lose it all at once, just a little at a time, until one day it was bad.
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  10. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Oct 17, 2016
    For me it is noise in my right ear and sometimes in my head, I did read that it can also be cause by an infection or dental problems.. I have rode motorbikes for years without ear protectors, also worked on print it is a wonder why it is only one ear that rings...hahaha
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  11. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 9, 2007
    Yeah, nobody yet has that same symptom here... I'll talk to him, but in the meantime, still interested in others' experiences.
  12. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Back in the 70s and 80s there wasn't much in the way of safety programs or precautions in the workplace for trucking and equipment operating workers. The turbocharger was becoming common place on diesel engines, but none of us realized that the high pitched whine was destroying our hearing. Most everyone I've ever worked with operating equipment or driving truck from that time period are almost comically deaf. Hey you see them Mets? Naw I don't like grits. I can carry on a conversation with most people, but close captioning is my dear friend when I'm watching tv. My brother-in-law has uttered, (what?), by actual count over two million times.
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  13. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    if you put your fingers in tour ears and you still hear the ocean, you are probably a sea shell:D
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  14. PingGuo

    PingGuo Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    May 19, 2014
    North FL
    Don't screw around with this.

    As already mentioned, pulsing tinnitus can be a sign of other more serious problems.
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  15. Garruchal

    Garruchal Tele-Meister

    Nov 29, 2013
    I've had ringing in my ears for as long as I can remember. It doesn't seem like it is there most of the time because it is always present and I just unconsciously zone it out. I've read about it, talked to doctors about it, but don't know for sure what causes it.
    One theory I have is blood pressure; after thinking for decades that I was immune to high blood pressure because I am an endurance cyclist, I suddenly found that I do have somewhat high blood pressure. I cut out salt from my diet almost entirely for a while, and my blood pressure went down to recommended levels. The ringing seems to have abated somewhat, but did not disappear.
    About the pulsing: I have experienced that, but only in connection with sprinting up hills or very occasionally when I've had a migraine.
  16. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

    Get thee to a doctor and then possibly to a hearing specialist.

    For all those with tinnitus I was reading an article about new therapies. Your brain is mistakenly perceiving a sound that isn't there. So your brain has to be retrained. It is not really about the damage to your ear,
    which reduces your ability to hear. It is about re-programming your brain in order to eliminate the bogus false signal-- that high pitched tone that doesn't actually exist. So what they have found is that if tinnitus
    sufferers listen to an actual tone that exactly matches the frequency of the tone they are hearing, with the volume of the generated tone being modulated in various ways, that somehow, after a number of sessions,
    this can completely extinguish the false signal. I suppose a hearing specialist would be able to provide this kind of special therapy.
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  17. jimilee

    jimilee Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Dec 19, 2017
    That’s awesome, I wonder why none of my audiologists have mentioned this. Has this been discovered in the past few years, I would love to not hear this ringing.
    I am now 47, I have been wearing heating aides for 12 years, all from being in bands most of my life. Please, wear protection.
  18. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    There's a whole lot of things that people refer to as tinnitis. Most of them aren't. Tennitis.
    See an ear specialist, not a hearing aid place.
    The hearing aid place will sell you hearing aid, which seems to make everything wonderful ($7000). You can even make adjustments from an app on your phone.

    Edited because ' tennis site' didn't make much sense.
  19. Colors

    Colors Tele-Holic

    May 12, 2016
  20. geoff_in_nc

    geoff_in_nc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 9, 2007
    I did a little research today, and I may have pulsatile tinnitus. There are a number of organic causes, and the one I am *guessing* is most likely for me is blood pressure... It's possible mine isn't as controlled as I'd like... However I'm going to consult my doc not make assumptions. I'm also going to talk to an audiologist as soon as I get some time for an appointment if I can find a good one.
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