for about a year ive been having ringing and thumping sounds it started out lasting seconds at a time and now lasting five to ten min one time i ringing for three hours this is happining in both ears but not at the same time i ve also recintly been having problems with my head the only way i can explain it is u know how when your upside down then stand back up and it feels like your bloods rushed to your head lets what i feel everyday for the past week also i can also feel my heartbeat trough my head ive seen my doctor for the ringing in thumping he wasent much help he just looked in my ears and said i dont see any drainage that was all he said
You need to have some inner ear tests to rule out something serious causing the tinnitus. Also an MRI may be needed. After nothing found the treatment is masking with other sound, music, a hearing aid if the hearing is down, and not being in the quiet. Arches tinnitus formula for three months help in 50% of cases. Neuromonics device helps reduce the tinnitus in many cases. Most people get used to the noise when they learn that there is nothing serious going on. Hope this helps
I got the flu really bad 2 Christmas's ago and that is when the ringing started, I have had the test done, and even thou I do have loss of hearing, this is not new to me, lost a large portion of my hearing when i was 12 yrs old, and my MRI came back fine, the ringing I have is like holding a telephone to my head- DIAL TONE, loud and strong. I have also been told that there is nothing that will help, come on now, we can replace a heart in a person and no one can find help for ringing in the ears.........
I have a rushing (like water rushing sound) in both ears that is constant and also ringing too, which I undersand is tinnitus. About 3 or 4 years ago, I used Qtip to clean ears and ever since then these sounds have been with me. My primary doctor thinks that I might have punctured an ear drum. Went to an ENT specialist and also had a hearing test and both were reported as being fine. My question is, will these noises stay with me forever? Most prevalent during quiet times.
I'm not sure, but I don't think the forum doctors necessarily answer questions that are appended to someone else's original question.
Try posting your question as a new question. You could also try posting on the ENT community forum (on the left side of the main forums page).
I am not an expert, but if the ENT did not find you have a punctured eardrum, I don't see how that could be the cause of your tinnitus. Also, that would not explain tinnitus in both ears.
If your eardrums are good and your hearing is fine, you probably have nothing to worry about, but tinnitus does not usually go away unless it is due to an ototoxic ("ear-poisoning") medication, in which case stopping the medication might stop the tinnitus. If you do a search on ototoxicity, you will find lists of them. If you are taking any medications, you might want to consider this as a possibility. Also, always avoid exposure to loud noise, to protect your hearing.
If the tinnitus is causing serious disruption in your life, talk to your ENT about it. The BEST thing to do for tinnitus is do your best to ignore it and realize it is not something dangerous. If you are focused on something other than your tinnitus, you will not notice it, or at least not so much. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. have tinnitus but just live with it.
Try to think of it as "your friendly neighborhood tinnitus," as just a "normal" thing for your body now. It sounds crazy, but it can work. That's what I do for my tinnitus, and I have no problem with it--in fact I rarely even notice it anymore unless I'm thinking about it for some reason. It just isn't a factor in my life at all.
I sincerely want to thank you for the information regarding the tinnitus. Your right, it dosen't bother me when I am active, ie watching tv, or socially with friends and family etc. As you mentioned, I will ignore it. Thanks again.
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