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chirping in my ears(not ringing-what the heck...?)
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chirping in my ears(not ringing-what the heck...?)

Hi guys

I was wondering if anyone here has ever had a chirping sound in their ears? Now, Iv'e had ringing alot in the past and even a whooshing sound and was assured it was nothing but the past few days it sounds like a baby bird or idk what...

Anyway, now that my pain is starting to ease up, (finally) the chirping is really starting to get on my nerves!!!!

Is this a sx like the other's I've had or am I really losing my mind?

Thansk everybody!!!

Stella  
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I've had all sorts of sounds in my ears.  I've even had Morse Code clicking.  I've been told that is has to do with some kind of spasm in a muscle by the ear.  I even had the whooshing of sound in my ears in time with my heart (probably related to my blood pressure, though, not MS).  

I've also had phantom telephone ringing in the past.  I rush to the telephone to pick it up, and discover that the phone never rang in the first place.  I described this to my audiologist, but he didn't offer any information. However, I do have sensory-neural hearing loss in both ears.  I need hearing aides for both ears, but I can't afford them.
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Hi Stella,
I suffer from bilateral tinnintus. I can't say it sounds like chirping, although I do love that sound on occassion outside of my window in the morning but having it all day would be annoying. My tinnitus is a constant high pitch ringing. I see my ENT this coming Wednesday so I will find out more. I have had it since after Christmas and it came on suddenly.
My advice, go get an evaluation by an ENT. They may have an answer for you.,
Take Care
Amers
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Thanks for the quick responses!!!

Deb - I thought the whooshing was my bp too when it appeared (and still think that when it happens sometimes) but my doc sd. my bp was fine and I've never had high b.p.except with severe pain. I hear the phantom phone ringing too! I've just never even put the two together and always think I'm going crazy! Thanks again and I'm sorry to hear that you can't afford your hearing aides

Amers - Thank you and sorry yours is constant! I'm afraid I might pull my hair out if that were the case with me! If you find out anything Wed. let me know!!!

Thanks again! ( I HAD TO SOTP IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS B/C I WAS TOO DIZZY TO CONTINUE SO IF ANYONE ELSE POSTED I HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET! )  

Stella
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Hi Stella--Yep--I had a sudden hearing loss in my left ear 11 years ago and some time after that I began having "chirping" episodes, just like a birdie. It  would chirp on and off for a little while, quite randomly, and then stop.

Also have a constant whirring noise in that ear, plus the whole range of other stuff--have had "Morse code" as Deb describes, a beeping alarm clock, the Wall Street closing bell, and clicking noise together with pressure/pain behind the ear.

Don't know what causes the chirping. I always thought maybe it was a Eustachian tube issue, but I have never actually had Eustachian tube problems that I know of.

Nancy
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Thanks Nancy!!!

Thought I was going nuts!! It's good to know I'm not! - I think?! I wish it wd go away!

thank you again,

Stella
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!
I have had phantom doorbell ringing and have driven my children crazy when they were little by running to the door. When I lived in a house without a doorbell, I would hear knocking!  Now I have a chirp, clicking, whoosh, high pitch noise and others and it is driving me crazy. And ear is stopped up from last weeks sinus infection that antibiotics helped, but still have problems in ear. I need that baby bird OUT!
Patsy
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Hi all, just wanted to add myself to the funny hearing club...I'm being driven nuts by a buzzing ear! Mine feels like I have a bee in my ear or something. Have any of you tried white noise devices to help?
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I've had some interesting chirping in my right ear. Kind of like a cricket. It's always the same pattern: one short chirp (or click), 1/2 second of silence, then about 10-12 short chirps (kind of like warbling), lasting about 1/2 second. This repeats every 15-30 seconds. It goes on for hours or days, then quits for a few days. The pitch of the chirps is always the same: right around 2khz.
I have typical middle-age high-end loss in both ears, but the right is a little worse than the left.
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Great post!  I have had the high-pitched ringing ever since my brain injury from a car accident...sometimes, it really drives me crazy!

Zoe...I hadn't put the two together, until you asked...but I have a small, but rather loud, fan running all night (for other reasons)...and yes, it does help to drown out the ringing.  Just wanted to respond to your question.

I have another one for you...sometimes, when I am in a quiet place, I hear a strange sound in my right ear...the only way to describe it, is if you dropped a ball, and it would bounce, slowly at first, and then faster and faster, until it stopped.  Well, that is exactly what I hear in my ear, every once in a while.  Pretty strange, huh!  Thanks for listening to my crazy symptoms!  Jan.
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I also have permanent bilateral high pitched ringing. I can have other types of hissing & buzzing mostly at the high pitched levels but these are not permanent. I have high pitched sensory neural hearing loss more so in the left than the right.

I have been to the ENT & a Neuro specialist who deals with the inner ear & vestibular nerve. I have been told my ears are fine & that it could be caused to a particular brain stem lesion I have. I have to live with it 24/7 so I tend to always have something in the background producing noise like the radio. In the last year it has reached a loud level but there's nothing I can do about it only live with it.

I have read a bit about tinnitus & you can hear just about anything but it is more typical to hear the ringing, hissing, buzzing type noise. I have MS which can cause tinnitus but my mum has had hearing problems with significant loss of hearing since about the age of 35 without any known cause. I am thinking I am following in her footsteps & there is some kind of genetic problem.

Tinnitus is a very common problem in general & permanent tinnitus often but not always produces some hearing loss. It's a weird one that's for sure. Karry.

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