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  1. #41
    Had tinnitus since early teens. Only ever hear it when I'm about to sleep and I think about it (if I don't think about it, it's just there and I don't "hear" it). But if I do think about it, man it is loud sometimes.
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  2. #42
    This happens to me sometimes randomly out of nowhere for no reason for a short period of time then goes away. I have no trouble hearing.

    On a side note I ALWAYS have music playing whenever I am playing games or going to sleep. Without music playing (or a constantly changing sound) I am unable to focus at all or fall asleep in most cases.
    nothing but empty space here bro. move along now.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Liitho View Post
    Hi

    It was Mid-2011 when I got a tinnitus with 23 on my right ear, mainly because of working like a bitch and no other activities to compensate everything. Result is a permanent tinnitus with 17 KHz (it's exactly the sound of old TV's when they are on). Threatments were several meds over weeks and months with heavy side effects...
    What I was told by several docs: every person has tinnitus, and in very quiet situations nearly everone can hear it but does not recognize it as one. There is no real working therapy to fully "defeat" a tinnitus at all, but the working one's for most of the people were
    1) find music with sounds that have an overlay-effect to forget about the little man in your ears
    2) avoid stress and try to learn methods to relieve stress
    3) change your life and your habits, there is something thats going really really wrong, try to find & work on it

    Of course, there are some therapies that work for some people, i.e. laser-therapy and others offered in the hospital, but the physical explanation is synapse misfire in the specific sound frequency and in current medicine is no working operation or medical threatment to fix it.

    Hope this helps for some better understanding, and sorry for the "bad english"
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    What you describes is mainly tinnitus caused by elevated blood pressure or improper body posture, there are pathological tinnitus that come from disease such as an infection, malformation of the ear bones, cancer and so forth.
    And yes, when its silent enough you can hear the blood rush through your ears but the mind filters it mostly and unless you focus on it you wont hear it, as such while technically its correct to say that everyone has it, its not realistically, as tinnitus is what you call to what is already a problem, meaning you hear it regardless of silence.

    Also is what you hear when you put a sea shell close to your ears, your own blood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uzi View Post
    Welcome to the 21st century, where people believe doctors and yet somehow most of the population is becoming dumber, fatter, more sterile, less physically fit, gets worse eyesight and hearing, eating and sleep problems, you name it!
    That is because the medical system is messed up, it treats symptoms and not diseases, but it is messed up because the people refuse to change their lifestyles and prevent disease, they want a magic pill that cures it all, there is far more focus on treating symptoms than to treat the underlying problems.
    There is a reason western medicine is also known as "allopatic", it will replace your current condition with another or "trauma medicine" or "war medicine" meaning its the best for serious problems but neglects underlying issues.

    But dont blame the medical system, it does wonders and quite a lot of people wouldnt be dead if it werent for it, the amount of people that are simply prevents it from doing "good medicine" which is personalized and looks at the body as a whole and takes a lot of care for the person constantly, but fast and easy its what people want, and a fast fix and that is what the general medicine provides. (not to mention resources required)

    Also people screw up a lot and it has nothing to do with medicine, its peoples fucking their lives and then expecting doctors to be miracle workers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aethon View Post
    I feel like for a few reasons you need to be hit.
    First off low blood flow to your brain isn't going to cause Tinnitus, before it caused many many other Symptoms These raw food diets are also starting to piss me off. you do lose nutrients when you cook some foods however it it can and will severely lower your chance of getting sick from said food. eating raw veggies is a good thing, only eating raw food isn't however. gluten is not bad if you're not allergic and Salt and sugar are needed by your body in moderation.

    For the last one as someone on a lot of mental medicines stop. If they were depressed they would know it. and I really doubt that is a cause of of Their tinnitus. and if it was depression can be handled like it should be.
    First of all, wrong wrong and wrong.

    First, tinnitus CAN be caused by blood pressure, there is a reason you can hear your own blood when you exercice a lot if it is silent enough, sometimes when its not silent, cronic cases will either indicate generally elevated blood pressure or a postural problem, or malformation in some structure in the inner ear or pressure being applied by say a cancer or excess accumulation of debries (would need quite a lot though), those are physical problems, then there are pathological problems such as infection, but yes, it can be caused by blood pressure, do not claim for someone to be uninformed while you are yourself.

    Raw food raw food... this is an interesting topic, as a mediterranian person i was raised on most being raw aside from meats, also asians eat raw fish and meats.
    Its fairly safe unless you have a compromised immune system to start with or gastric problems or you are out of luck and there is a really strong pathogen in the food, if that is the case it will still affect you as while heat might kill the bacteria, it wont destroy several toxins produced by the bacteria,fungus,whatever.
    But yes it helps to cook it, depending on what it is.

    The problem comes from highly processed foods, right now i cant really think of a reason why raw food would cure tinnitus aside from lowering blood pressure but one can do that without raw food at all, just more care.

    Glutten... is arguable, while its mostly for celiac disease pathologically or food intolerances, its does however been shown by some research that it can reduce nutrient absorption, while not something that a normal healthy person should worry about, it can affect people with already nutrition or synthesis related problems.

    Salt and sugar, we do have too much salt in general, while it wont kill you at all it can complicate existing problems and in the long term can cause problems.
    Sugar, a lot of problems are caused by sugar actually and should be avoided in fast releasing forms, that is why you are told to eat whole grains instead of simple grains, the existing fiber will slow down breakdown and consequence formation of glucogen, which while the amount of sugar you get will be the same, the time period it takes is different, enough to prevent an insulin spike in the blood due to high blood sugar, high insuline spikes result in abrupt absorbtion of sugar by cells which then leads low blood sugar, and consequent release of glucagon (this is why people get obese and its hard to lose weight as the subsequent crash will make you have too low blood sugar which then increases appetite) Not to mention the whole diabetes type 2 problem.

    Your body needs sugar and salt, salt is regulated by a normal diet, the amount of salt snacks for example have is silly.
    Sugar is essential, the problem isnt "lots of sugar" as much as it is "fast releasing" types of sugar.

    If you have say a pound of sugar and eat it 1 tea spoon every 5m for a whole day, its going to have far less negative effects than if you were to eat it all in a row.
    (this are exaggerated numbers simply to convey information, dont take it to the letter)

    Reason why eating an apple which is fairly rich in sugar (fructose) is better than eating grapes, the apple will take longer to break down due to fiber, as such it gives a slower and steadier supply instead of a spike, as grapes dont have that much fiber.

    The body does its best to keep balance and it does an amazing work considering most circumstances but it can only do so much, moderation is best.

    (edited as some phrases didnt make sense, sorry im tired)
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    Thanks for your responses everyone I thought I was the only one here. Seems it's a pretty common problem I guess I should see a doctor then see what he thinks about it.
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    I hear a high pitched squeal at night when lying in bed when it is quiet. I have to fall asleep listening to the tv or radio which stops me from hearing/thinking about it. Been like this for as long as I remember, doesn't bother me much, I've always had trouble with my ears from a young age.

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    I've had it for nearly a year myself now, i'm not sure what the actual cause of it is, i just woke up one morning with it. (i distinctively remember having played d3 all day before it)

    My personal thoughts on it are that i malltreated my ears for years when i was younger and that it finally kicked in.
    The only thing that makes me wonder otherwise is the fact i alter the volume by making certain movements with my head & jaw, especially yawning & twisting my head to either side increases it to an insane volume. I've had neckissues for a long time so it could've been that as well, altho i've went to an osteopath for a while & it didn't help the tinnitus.

    There are multiple causes for tinnitus, it's not just hearing loss, you can get it from physical issues with your neck, with your jaw (TMJ), from taking certain meds (aspirine for ex.), although hearing loss is probably the most frequent one.
    Mine sounds like you put the tv on without any channel being displayed, so just a black image & having the transformer inside make a very slight buzz noise, that's the only way i can describe it, it doesn't bother me too much anymore but the first 3 months i had it really freaked me out.

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    Yeah but sometimes I think it's just sort of me doing it?
    If I stop thinking about it then occasionally it just goes away. I can make it louder or quieter if I concentrate too.

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    I've had it since childhood & also thought everyone heard that ringing until a few conversations in grade school. I was sent for the typical hearing tests & did OK but in the last few yrs I have lost some of my low tones. I can hear high pitches amazingly well; I can hear alarm systems (un-tripped! haha) & other electronics that others cannot.

    I sleep with the tv on or put in a movie/dvd to sleep. The high pitched ringing would certainly keep me awake, although throughout the day I am pretty well practiced in ignoring it. But it is a little like paying attn to your breathing & then you're aware of it too much. Mine rings all the time. all. the. time.

    Nothing has ever abated it. Several diff dr.s have said differing things & differing opinions on it & nothing over the counter or 'old wives tale' has ever stopped or lessened it. One thought I had Meniere's Disease but my tinnitus is even in both ears & constant. I sometimes have vertigo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pkm View Post
    Tinnitus patients please chime in on your experiences!

    For those that don't know, tinnitus is a condition where a person always has a very high pitched ringing sound in the ear but can not be heard unless it's very quiet.

    I seem to have a small case of tinnitus. What I don't understand though is that I seemed to have this ever since I could remember. I thought it was normal to have a slight ringing in the ears. One of the causes is loud sounds. Now I'm a avid earphones user but never do I play music at full volume. Also I had this ever since I was a kid. So it can't be that.
    You can get tinnitus-like problems from other things than actual tinnitus. Perhaps you are just very observant of a noise in your house, rather than a noise that's in your ear. To my knowledge, you tinnitus is something you develop over many years, but not something you're born with.

    It can be stress-related, it can be that you've got a cold, it could be that you've got a lot of wax in your ears and pressure on your ear drums.

    I'd recommend against using earbuds, the type that you insert into you ear. They really ain't good for you. Bacteria thrive on them as well, which ain't good for you ears.

    I've had an ear problem, but it wasn't tinnitus. I don't know the fancy word for it but it basicly involved me not being able to hear certain frequencies. I got some tapes to listen to in order to fix it, and it did. Listened to them every night so as to train my ears.
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    Mine just appeared a few days ago. Was sleeping and woke up to an electronic whine. Now it's constantly there. Not sure what brought it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosty View Post
    I've had it for nearly a year myself now, i'm not sure what the actual cause of it is, i just woke up one morning with it. (i distinctively remember having played d3 all day before it)

    My personal thoughts on it are that i malltreated my ears for years when i was younger and that it finally kicked in.
    The only thing that makes me wonder otherwise is the fact i alter the volume by making certain movements with my head & jaw, especially yawning & twisting my head to either side increases it to an insane volume. I've had neckissues for a long time so it could've been that as well, altho i've went to an osteopath for a while & it didn't help the tinnitus.

    There are multiple causes for tinnitus, it's not just hearing loss, you can get it from physical issues with your neck, with your jaw (TMJ), from taking certain meds (aspirine for ex.), although hearing loss is probably the most frequent one.
    Mine sounds like you put the tv on without any channel being displayed, so just a black image & having the transformer inside make a very slight buzz noise, that's the only way i can describe it, it doesn't bother me too much anymore but the first 3 months i had it really freaked me out.
    Neck tension and headaches will affect your ears, but I don't think you can get tinnitus from it. Tinnitus to me, is something that never goes away, never. I have a friend that suffers from pretty severe tinnitus, and he says it can be really taxing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnick View Post
    Yeah but sometimes I think it's just sort of me doing it?
    If I stop thinking about it then occasionally it just goes away. I can make it louder or quieter if I concentrate too.
    I used to be able to do that as a teenager. It's got to do with your eardrums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekanikos View Post
    Mine just appeared a few days ago. Was sleeping and woke up to an electronic whine. Now it's constantly there. Not sure what brought it on.
    Wax. But don't start shoving Q-tips in your ears, that could just make it worse, like loading powder into a cannon. It'll clear out.
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    I've had tinnitus and menier's disease for about. 10 years. It really sucked in the beginning but I'm used to it now. I highly suggest you see a good ent doc or a neurologist and have a full work up. Don't use earphones at all. It makes it much worse. A white noise machine near your bed at night will he drown out the ringing, making sleeping easier if it is ringing really bad. A lower sodium diet may help. There is fluid in your ears too much fluid may make the ringing worse, sodium may increase the amount of fluid in your inner ear. Which is the case with me. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post
    Wax. But don't start shoving Q-tips in your ears, that could just make it worse, like loading powder into a cannon. It'll clear out.
    That was one of the reasons I've read for sudden onset, so I've been careful around my ears, but it seems to get worse when I'm exhausted, so I wonder if the lack of sleep is not helping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noomz View Post

    Wax. But don't start shoving Q-tips in your ears, that could just make it worse, like loading powder into a cannon. It'll clear out.
    Lol, wax. I have been dealing with this for 20 years now, and some days I feel like gouging my ears with a qtip. I am forced to use a fan or some other device just for white noise at night otherwise I cannot sleep.

    For the masses that have this, it is not brought on by wax, hell wax would have helped buffer some of the noise that led to the issue causing it. Extremely loud noises, music, gunfire, etc. All of these damage the inner ear causing it to happen.

    There is no cure at this time, so don't waste your money on doctors. Stress does in fact help trigger the headaches, and those in turn seem to amplify the symptoms of it.

    Good luck to you, as I can tell you first hand it sucks. White noise at low decibels will help you sleep or in some cases even concentrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Synthaxx View Post
    It's normal for people to get it now and again as you age. It happens throughout your life, and it's believed that it's to signify that you'll be unable to hear pitches of sound as high you previously could. Usually, it'll disappear after a few minutes, but it's very noticable while it's there, before slowly fading out. When it stops, your hearing will take some time to readjust as it's just had a loud sound to deal with and so everything will seem quieter than normal. It's entirely normal to get it now and again. I had an episode of it a few weeks ago. It's annoying when it happens, but it stops after a while.

    To have it all the time though certainly isn't normal. Go see a doctor about it.
    This happened to me while reading these thread -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurioxan View Post
    And yes, when its silent enough you can hear the blood rush through your ears but the mind filters it mostly and unless you focus on it you wont hear it, as such while technically its correct to say that everyone has it, its not realistically, as tinnitus is what you call to what is already a problem, meaning you hear it regardless of silence.

    Also is what you hear when you put a sea shell close to your ears, your own blood.
    Along with the tinnitus as a small child, I would often hear this 'wuh-whoosh wuh-whoosh' when I laid down to go to bed. There were a few lovely antique pictures of angels in my room & I thought I was hearing my guardian angel's wings slowly flapping as I fell to sleep

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    if you had tinnitus from that long i would suggest you to to stop listening to loud music and avoid rock concerts
    there are ways of curing tinnitus in natural way also there are some holistic and other ways to deal with it ..you can watch this youtube.com/watch?v=e3S_9306MSk for more info .
    stop taking alcohol if you do so also take less coffee

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    Doesn't have to be high pitched ringing. Recently I have been very stuffy on the left side and my Eustachian tube just feel so clogged for almost two weeks now. I get a lot of ringing sometimes and more often it's hissing sounds, like a leaking air bed, constantly, especially at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaingo View Post
    Lol, wax. I have been dealing with this for 20 years now, and some days I feel like gouging my ears with a qtip. I am forced to use a fan or some other device just for white noise at night otherwise I cannot sleep.

    For the masses that have this, it is not brought on by wax, hell wax would have helped buffer some of the noise that led to the issue causing it. Extremely loud noises, music, gunfire, etc. All of these damage the inner ear causing it to happen.

    There is no cure at this time, so don't waste your money on doctors. Stress does in fact help trigger the headaches, and those in turn seem to amplify the symptoms of it.

    Good luck to you, as I can tell you first hand it sucks. White noise at low decibels will help you sleep or in some cases even concentrate.
    Wax can actually cause it, a few years ago i could suddenly barely hear anything anymore from my left ear & i had a pretty high pitched high volume tone in that ear for over 3 weeks until i finally went to see a doctor (stupidly i thought it would clear on its own), my ears (both) were CLOGGED with wax, he pulled out two huge balls of wax you wouldn't even think fit in there, and the tinnitus dissapeared instantly.

    I've been struck with permanent tinnitus from some unknown cause (either neck/jaw related or me malltreating my ears too badly over the years) meanwhile though.

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    I have it a little. Probably cause of allergies.

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