Constant tinnitus: Are there any solutions?

Posted by kimjensch @kimjensch, Jun 14 3:35pm

It there any solution for constant tinnitis?

I have high pitched tones constantly though I have learned to ignore it mostly.

It can become louder at times, even loud enough to make me wince!

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@kimjensch Hi. I do not have what you describe, but can point you to 2 areas for help or information. One is http://www.ata.org for the American Tinnitus Association of America. I belong and it is worth joining. The other is a symposium being sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) next Friday from noon – 1:30 as part of HLAA's Virtual Convention next week. There will be 3 experts in tinnitus talking about the latest research and info on tinnitus. The link is https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/convention/symposium/ There also is a Q & A that afternoon after the online symposium, I believe starting at 2:30 where you can submit any questions you have. Good luck with it.

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I've had tinnitus for 8 years now. And it is also high pitched tones. It increases with stress, when I have a flu, or when I drink a lot of caffeine. I was wondering too if there has been any new treatment for it?

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@mikepa

@kimjensch Hi. I do not have what you describe, but can point you to 2 areas for help or information. One is http://www.ata.org for the American Tinnitus Association of America. I belong and it is worth joining. The other is a symposium being sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) next Friday from noon – 1:30 as part of HLAA's Virtual Convention next week. There will be 3 experts in tinnitus talking about the latest research and info on tinnitus. The link is https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/convention/symposium/ There also is a Q & A that afternoon after the online symposium, I believe starting at 2:30 where you can submit any questions you have. Good luck with it.

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I also encourage anyone who is concerned about tinnitus to participate in the HLAA Virtual Convention on June 19 – 20. There is no charge to participate. The annual HLAA convention always includes an outstanding research symposium. This year's topic is tinnitus. Although the convention was cancelled due to COVID19, HLAA has arranged to have some of the main topics available in a virtual format. This is an excellent opportunity to learn. Don't miss it. Register at: http://www.experiencehlaa.org

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@sms89

I've had tinnitus for 8 years now. And it is also high pitched tones. It increases with stress, when I have a flu, or when I drink a lot of caffeine. I was wondering too if there has been any new treatment for it?

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I have the same symptoms for about 10 years. Rarely do I have a day without it. At times I wonder if the outside barometer is a possible?

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I've had this issue most of my adult life, but it's not a big distraction unless I think about it. Guess I've learned to ignore it. One thing I know is that certain meds, even OTC meds make it worse. A full adult aspirin will ramp up my tinnitus in a matter of minutes. Other meds can do the same.

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I was diagnosed with tinnitus over 50 years ago. It has never gone away and at times was very aggravating. While going to college and grad school, I noticed I could study and concentrate much better if I had some light classical music playing in the background. The music seemed to cover the ringing and provide just enough distraction that I could study. French horns, woodwinds, and piano instrumentation seem to work best for me. As I sit here writing this I am still listening to some soft classical music while reading. Thanks to mikepa and Julie for some info on research. I will look into this.

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I symoathize and will follow this thread. Mine sounds like a field of cicadas. Hope someone knows a solution.

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@katydid77

I symoathize and will follow this thread. Mine sounds like a field of cicadas. Hope someone knows a solution.

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HA! I've explained to my wife that mine sounds like cicadas, too, much of the time! Sometimes it sounds like someone is running a chainsaw down the street. At this moment, it just sounds like a high pitched whine.

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I have the high-pitched whine when I'm having neck problems. When I'm able to get the neck pain under control, the tinnitus goes away. Sometimes ice on my neck or C7 vertebra helps, sometimes it takes days or weeks to get the neck problem under control.

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@mar2a

I have the high-pitched whine when I'm having neck problems. When I'm able to get the neck pain under control, the tinnitus goes away. Sometimes ice on my neck or C7 vertebra helps, sometimes it takes days or weeks to get the neck problem under control.

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Tinnitus suffer's the only thing I have found that quiets it is Mullein Drops I put this in water or any liquid and drink this really helps I ,be had tinnitus for over 30 yrs ENT told me there is no cure but Mullein helps

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@mikepa

@kimjensch Hi. I do not have what you describe, but can point you to 2 areas for help or information. One is http://www.ata.org for the American Tinnitus Association of America. I belong and it is worth joining. The other is a symposium being sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) next Friday from noon – 1:30 as part of HLAA's Virtual Convention next week. There will be 3 experts in tinnitus talking about the latest research and info on tinnitus. The link is https://www.hearingloss.org/programs-events/convention/symposium/ There also is a Q & A that afternoon after the online symposium, I believe starting at 2:30 where you can submit any questions you have. Good luck with it.

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How can you register for this symposium?

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It’s gotten so bad for me have had for over 15 years. TERRIBLE when I wake up, like it’s the only thing my brain has listened to all night and it takes a while for it to tone down. It’s really a kind of torture, such loud screeching, high pitched sounds. Loud noises really affect now too, painful and dulls down my hearing.
Hard when family can’t understand what I’m going through and get upset with me because of all the noise in my ears/head.

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Oh, I know what you mean. When I ask my husband what he just said, he gets upset with me for not listening or not paying attention. It's hard to hear things clearly when you're listening over tinnitus!

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I also have tinnitus. Tried most everything except Mullein drops. Sure will give them a try. The most popular word in our house is "what."

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If you are a lifelong learner who wants to know more about tinnitus and research on it, register for the Research Symposium presented by HLAA this coming Thursday. http://www.experiencehlaa.org This is a golden opportunity to learn from well known researchers. You must register in advance.

This is part of what would have been the 2020 national convention of the Hearing Loss Association of America, Inc. that was cancelled due to COVID19. Many of the presenters scheduled for the cancelled convention have offered to present virtually. There is no charge to attend the virtual event, but you do have to register. FYI, HLAA doesn't endorse products, services or providers. The HLAA mission is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through education, information sharing, peer support and advocacy.

Nearly everyone who has hearing loss has experienced tinnitus to some degree. It can be a sign of hearing loss that has not been diagnosed. And, in some cases there is no hearing loss present. Take this opportunity to learn more. Sign up at http://www.experiencehlaa.org or check it out on the HLAA website: http://www.hearingloss.org

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