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Meningioma, cavernoma, leukocytoclastic Vasculitis, osteoarthritis, abnormal EKG (enlarged left anterior descending artery-Calcium scoring test soon). Now high-pitched tinnutus. All diagnosed in past 15 months. I think the Grim Reaper is laughing.
@pahanj I use earbuds it doesn't seem to make it any worse loud noises does
I always had mild Tinnitus, but I think that when I received chemotherapy, it caused my Tinnitus to become permanently severe. All the time.
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The types of chemotherapy I had are not supposed to cause Tinnitus. From what I've read, there are other types that do cause it, and it is because the chemo gets in to the bloodstream and then in to the fluid that the stereocilia in the cochlea are "bathed in." This permanently damages the stereocilia (inner ear hairs). I'm not blaming my doctors for anything: the chemo saved my life, at least for now. But I know of other Mayo patients who had the same thing occur, although I do not know specifically what types of chemo they were given.
@sofaramnotdead, I moved your message to this discussion group about Tinnitus in the ENT group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/ear-nose-throat-conditions/ Click VIEW & REPLY to read through past messages from @ees1 @cathy514 @vdog @lioness and others
Here are additional tinnitus-related discussions:
– Pulsatile tinnitus https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/pulsatile-tinnitus-1/
– rapid thumping sound in left ear https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/rapid-thumping-sound-in-left-ear/
What type of sounds do you hear?
For me, it has been over 20 years of high pitched noise every day. Sometimes the frequency changes like an old school radio when tuning in to a station. Frequently while driving and moving it sounds like listening to a sea shell. The annoying thing is a group discussion where I find I will walk away rather than explain the voices are literally "plucking" my nerves. Only recently I discovered the earbuds with a very low volume audiobook works wonders for me. I fought the idea of sleeping with earbuds since it is a "bad" sleep habit, but if I don't I hear noise that affects falling and staying asleep every night. Shame on me, but at least I get some sleep… My only issue, my ear openings are so small almost all earbods hurt a little. Any brand suggestions anyone?
I was looking through some articles to find a way to get rid of tinnitus, and I was able to find that if we reset our brain cells using a device we could get rid of tinnitus or at least reduce the effect.
Here’s the link:
Wow, I wonder what the success rate is for this gadget… If surgery on my styloid process does not clear the tinnitus I will research further. Thanks.
@soamfarnortdead perfect timeing I was just at my EENT Dr yesterday he said there is still nothing new for tinnitus I've had mine for along time It's a low buzz at times a loud ring Everyone has it differently I experimented and found dairy will make minevlouder
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@pahanj Wow this is great I will look into it but my dad Dr told me there wasn't any treatment for it but I,ok read this link Thanks
I have high pitch tinnitis Ii hurts nine is a screeching no resolve even with clonmazapam not sure where or how to get help ent dr said bone spurs in neck making it hard to swallow no treatment at this time do have deviated septum
Look up Eagles Syndrome. I have it and it makes it difficult to swallow as well as a myriad of other symptoms. Good luck
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I also have ES finally diagnosed more than 20 years after a fall where the right side of my head hit a concrete floor. Looking forward to eval by Neurosurgeon in a month and hope surgery will ease symptoms significantly. Will post info from eval in March. No doctor mentioned anything about ES until the VA doctor sent my films for consult on a pinched nerve in my neck. Hope you all find answers tinnitus and ear pressure issues are so annoying!
After many, many years of pressure in right ear, headache on right side, constant tinnitus and episodes of dizziness when turning my head quickly. Then graduating to coughing, losing voice, neck pain and pulling sensation to the right side of my face, a neurosurgeon finally measured the length of my styloid process and determined I have Eagle Syndrome. I could not have imagined all of these years the ringing, whooshing and piercing tone in my ear actually had a name. I feel for everyone commenting above because I was referred to mental health specialists several times, have had several tubes in my right ear and have had three firm misdiagnoses and at least two doctors insinuate I was making things up. Well, on to the next step and hopefully pain free days ahead.
@de9g you may wish to join Connect members talking about Eagle's Syndrome here:
– Eagle's Syndrome https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/eagles-syndrome/
Thanks for link. Saw once then could not find again.
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