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Old 06-02-2016, 08:28 PM
 
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Sometimes it's louder but seem to be there all the time on a lower decimal rating.
yes, many people have it, younger people have it too but our minds habituate to it over time and don't notice it where there is other noise in the background. put anyone in a completely silent room, where one can only hear one's own breathing and heartbeat, he will hear that ring.

it gets louder with age.
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Old 06-02-2016, 09:24 PM
 
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I've had it for years. I'm a senior. Sometimes the ringing is louder than other times. There's nothing to be done except learn to love it.
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Old 06-03-2016, 01:50 AM
 
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Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and all other N said medications are a very common cause. It goes away usually if you stop.
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Old 06-03-2016, 06:24 AM
 
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Probably all the drugs listed caused tinnitus and then Sudden Hearing Loss in someone very close to me....so I know about these drugs....and a friend is about deaf from years of Midol. I've taken my share of pain meds and get some tinnitus but not much these days.

Pharma drugs are a major cause...maybe I need to post causes from a non conventional medicine site. This person lost her hearing in her 40's from vicodin, loop diuretic and quinine from the THEN conventional MD she trusted...She has taken a 360 degree turn around but lives in silence when she removes her cochlear attachments. What's that oath: Do No Harm!!!
This is not the "non conventional medicine site" so save your voodoo posts for that site...

Pharma drugs are not a MAJOR cause of tinnitus, the MAJOR cause is over exposure to loud noise by an overwhelming margin...

"Prolonged exposure to loud sounds is the most common cause of tinnitus. Up to 90% of people with tinnitus have some level of noise-induced hearing loss."
Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) Causes and Definition

You are also combining two different problems.....tinnitus does not cause hearing loss and they are not the same thing

You don't "know about these drugs" you know about one case that may or may not have caused by the medication you list
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:20 AM
 
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How's your blood pressure?
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:15 AM
 
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I would go to an ear doctor to make sure everything is OK.


Common causes of tinnitus

In many people, tinnitus is caused by one of these conditions:
  • Age-related hearing loss. For many people, hearing worsens with age, usually starting around age 60. Hearing loss can cause tinnitus. The medical term for this type of hearing loss is presbycusis.
  • Exposure to loud noise. Loud noises, such as those from heavy equipment, chain saws and firearms, are common sources of noise-related hearing loss. Portable music devices, such as MP3 players or iPods, also can cause noise-related hearing loss if played loudly for long periods. Tinnitus caused by short-term exposure, such as attending a loud concert, usually goes away; long-term exposure to loud sound can cause permanent damage.
  • Earwax blockage. Earwax protects your ear canal by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria. When too much earwax accumulates, it becomes too hard to wash away naturally, causing hearing loss or irritation of the eardrum, which can lead to tinnitus.
  • Ear bone changes. Stiffening of the bones in your middle ear (otosclerosis) may affect your hearing and cause tinnitus. This condition, caused by abnormal bone growth, tends to run in families.
Other causes of tinnitus

Some causes of tinnitus are less common, including:
  • Meniere's disease. Tinnitus can be an early indicator of Meniere's disease, an inner ear disorder that may be caused by abnormal inner ear fluid pressure.
  • TMJ disorders. Problems with the temporomandibular joint, the joint on each side of your head in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets your skull, can cause tinnitus.
  • Head injuries or neck injuries. Head or neck trauma can affect the inner ear, hearing nerves or brain function linked to hearing. Such injuries generally cause tinnitus in only one ear.
  • Acoustic neuroma. This noncancerous (benign) tumor develops on the cranial nerve that runs from your brain to your inner ear and controls balance and hearing. Also called vestibular schwannoma, this condition generally causes tinnitus in only one ear.
Blood vessel disorders linked to tinnitus

In rare cases, tinnitus is caused by a blood vessel disorder. This type of tinnitus is called pulsatile tinnitus. Causes include:
  • Atherosclerosis. With age and buildup of cholesterol and other deposits, major blood vessels close to your middle and inner ear lose some of their elasticity the ability to flex or expand slightly with each heartbeat. That causes blood flow to become more forceful, making it easier for your ear to detect the beats. You can generally hear this type of tinnitus in both ears.
  • Head and neck tumors. A tumor that presses on blood vessels in your head or neck (vascular neoplasm) can cause tinnitus and other symptoms.
  • High blood pressure. Hypertension and factors that increase blood pressure, such as stress, alcohol and caffeine, can make tinnitus more noticeable.
  • Turbulent blood flow. Narrowing or kinking in a neck artery (carotid artery) or vein in your neck (jugular vein) can cause turbulent, irregular blood flow, leading to tinnitus.
  • Malformation of capillaries. A condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM), abnormal connections between arteries and veins, can result in tinnitus. This type of tinnitus generally occurs in only one ear.
Medications that can cause tinnitus

A number of medications may cause or worsen tinnitus. Generally, the higher the dose of these medications, the worse tinnitus becomes. Often the unwanted noise disappears when you stop using these drugs. Medications known to cause or worsen tinnitus include:
  • Antibiotics, including polymyxin B, erythromycin, vancomycin and neomycin
  • Cancer medications, including mechlorethamine and vincristine
  • Water pills (diuretics), such as bumetanide, ethacrynic acid or furosemide
  • Quinine medications used for malaria or other health conditions
  • Certain antidepressants may worsen tinnitus
  • Aspirin taken in uncommonly high doses (usually 12 or more a day)
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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Probably all the drugs listed caused tinnitus and then Sudden Hearing Loss in someone very close to me....so I know about these drugs....and a friend is about deaf from years of Midol. I've taken my share of pain meds and get some tinnitus but not much these days.

Pharma drugs are a major cause...maybe I need to post causes from a non conventional medicine site. This person lost her hearing in her 40's from vicodin, loop diuretic and quinine from the THEN conventional MD she trusted...She has taken a 360 degree turn around but lives in silence when she removes her cochlear attachments. What's that oath: Do No Harm!!!
Conventional medicine has its faults but so does alternative medicine. Ignorance, continued ignorance about how our bodies work is the main problem facing humanity at this stage of existence. We have sequenced the Human Genome and it has told us nothing. Nothing at all of any real use to us.

Pharmaceuticals can indeed cause tinnitus but this has to be weighed against the fact that millions of people take these drugs without such symptoms. I'm thinking that the o.p. would have shown signs of tinnitus before now if it was because of a medication that they have been taking. Tinnitus is a senior is more likely than not to have a root cause in hormonal imbalances common in older adults. Less than 10% of adults with hormonal issues seek diagnosis, and even fewer follow through with treatments that are recommended by health practitioners be they conventional or alternative.
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Old 06-03-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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I got it from taking 4 aspirin/day for about 3 weeks. When I stopped, it stopped.

When I told my Dr. about the ringing, the first thing he asked was about my use of aspirin, so that's why I knew to stop the aspirin. The aspirin was for arthritis.
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Old 06-03-2016, 11:20 AM
 
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As I've said for many years, with all the **WISDOM** from the AMA, how about some meds that don't leave people worse off?

Everyone I know with tinnitus and hearing loss and I know a lot, these people were not hanging around Loud Noises all their lives, but were taking meds a LOT of their lives.
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Old 06-03-2016, 12:32 PM
 
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Here are some comments on tinnitus and support.

Potassium deficiency in Support Forum

I've been talking a lot about potassium deficiency for other issues so thought of looking at this issue and deficiencies.
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