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Old 01-24-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT USA
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[FONT=Times New Roman]Does anyone have suggestions for having constant, quite loud ringing it the ears, for two weeks straight; I have been to two ENT specialists around Salt Lake who took MRIs, CAT scans and two different audiometric exams which have all been normal, hence they send me home in as much agony as before saying there is just nothing that can be done about this. I know one thing, if it never gets better and I have this nonstop siren in my head/ears for the foreseeable future then I have essentially been given a hateful curseā€”no human being could exist day after day with this level of tinnitus, actually I call it an internal brain screaming. [/FONT]
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:11 AM
 
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My father has dealt with tinnitus for decades. He keeps the tv on to sleep for background noise. It helps drown out the tinnitus. He has also spent time meditating for relaxation. I'll ask him today if he has other suggestions.
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:13 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I've dealt with all forms of tinnitus for many years - probably close to 35 so far. There is no end in sight - it has progressively gotten worse and sometimes I can't sleep. I'm also borderline deaf so there is no "white noise" I can hear over the ringing, singing, dirge-singing, bells chiming, back-up beep, people talking, crickets chirring, distant siren wailing sounds in my head. You mostly learn to focus on other things to "drown out" those sounds and when you can't, you deal with it. Sometimes it is so loud, there is no talking to me. I do find that keeping my aids in is a big plus and so now and then I sleep with at least one in (the one in the more offending ear).

You say you are in agony - is it the noise or are you experiencing physical pain? If it's pain, I'd find another ENT. If it's the "head sounds", you will learn to cope or maybe you will be one of the lucky ones and it will go away.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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"Tinnitus is not a disease but a symptom resulting from a range of underlying causes that can include ear infections, foreign objects or wax in the ear, nose allergies that prevent (or induce) fluid drain and cause wax build-up. Tinnitus can also be caused by natural hearing impairment (as in aging), as a side-effect of some medications, and as a side-effect of genetic (congenital) hearing loss. However, the most common cause for tinnitus is noise-induced hearing loss."

Tinnitus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I, too, have suffered from Tinnitus for as long as I can remember. I, too, wish there were a cure or a way to treat Tinnitus but there is not.

I sleep with a fan on high to give me a white noise in the background so I can sleep. Some days it's so bad I'm very, very deaf.

God, I give anything for some simple silence but , at 64, that time will come soon enough.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Have you been checked for Meniere's Disease?
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I'm sorry but if it isn't any of the above, then join the club. There is no cure. Sometimes I feel like I want to flip out!! Mine is a high pitched ring. All day, all night.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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It does not have to be an ear infection which i was improperly diagnosed for, for over a year. I had all the hearing tests, mri, brain stem tests, and more tests, they said there was nothing they could do for me. Meaning i didn't have a brain tumor.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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For those for whom white noise works, count your blessings that something helps. With hearing loss approaching deafness, white noise is far too soft for me.
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Old 01-27-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I feel for all of you that suffer from this. I had tinnitus last year, for the first time, but it only lasted about 5-6 months, and miraculously disappeared, and no problems since.

I researched it on the Internet, and on one site it stated that if you bumped your head, this can bring it on, temporarily.

I recalled, in retrospect, I was on vacation, and one night, it was dark & rainy, with little steet lighting somewhere in Guatemala, and I bumped my head on a protruding A/C unit, it punctured a small dent in my head, with some bloodletting. I went directly to a pharmacy, and they were kind enough to take care of my wound, without going to a clinic.

So that must have been it, that head bump, causing to occur temporarily. I hope and pray it never comes back.

My compassion for all of you.

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Old 01-27-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I still use a fan but it is not loud enough, so I am thinking of getting a new one that is louder I think I could sleep better if it was louder, although I can not stand the radio, TV or any other noise when i am trying to sleep.
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