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« on: 01 July 2018, 18:47:49 »

Any sufferers? I'm not actually sure if I'm suffering from it, as the know-all in the corner tells me that it could be lots of other things. I've heard it called 'ringing' in the ears, but mine is more of a 'whistle', a bit like a 1KC tone from a scope. Been about a week now, more noticeable at night, obviously.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #1 on: 01 July 2018, 18:52:10 »

Have you been poking the only thing on earth made for purpose that you should never use, cotton buds, in your ear.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #2 on: 01 July 2018, 19:05:04 »

Have you been poking the only thing on earth made for purpose that you should never use, cotton buds, in your ear.
Not recently, although I have in the past. Hasn't everyone?
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #3 on: 01 July 2018, 19:17:55 »

Have you been poking the only thing on earth made for purpose that you should never use, cotton buds, in your ear.
Not recently, although I have in the past. Hasn't everyone?
Yup, the instructions specifically forbid it...  ::)
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #4 on: 01 July 2018, 19:43:56 »

Have you been poking the only thing on earth made for purpose that you should never use, cotton buds, in your ear.
Not recently, although I have in the past. Hasn't everyone?
Yup, the instructions specifically forbid it...  ::)
Always been a bit of a rebel, me  ::)
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #5 on: 01 July 2018, 20:04:14 »

I've had it for many years, particularly annoying when you home in on it, or someone mentions it so you home in on it.    ::)
Mine sounds like a cross between an airline (compressor type, not a plane) constantly running and a ringing at the same time. Mine was caused by noisy factory environment apparently. I've had the brain scans but nothing they can do apparently.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #6 on: 01 July 2018, 20:24:19 »

I've had it for many years, particularly annoying when you home in on it, or someone mentions it so you home in on it.    ::)
Mine sounds like a cross between an airline (compressor type, not a plane) constantly running and a ringing at the same time. Mine was caused by noisy factory environment apparently. I've had the brain scans but nothing they can do apparently.
Sorry  :-[
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #7 on: 01 July 2018, 20:47:38 »

You could try Earex olive oil drops. .......about 6 for 20ml

Or you could try olive oil for about 1/50th of the price. :)
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #8 on: 01 July 2018, 20:48:17 »

I've had it for many years, particularly annoying when you home in on it, or someone mentions it so you home in on it.    ::)
Mine sounds like a cross between an airline (compressor type, not a plane) constantly running and a ringing at the same time. Mine was caused by noisy factory environment apparently. I've had the brain scans but nothing they can do apparently.
Sorry  :-[

No worries, I didn't intend my reply to come across as rude, although it is very true I added that in jest.  :y

You learn to live with it. If you are busy and your mind is occupied, it's still there but you switch off to it. Mine has definitely got louder over the past few years. I'm completely deaf in my left ear and the tinnitus is in my left ear. It's well loud now I'm thinking about it.  ;D
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #9 on: 01 July 2018, 21:25:43 »

You could try Earex olive oil drops. .......about 6 for 20ml

Or you could try olive oil for about 1/50th of the price. :)
Yea its a lot cheaper, but, not worth the risk if youve got or suffer from an Ear Infection(s).

Medical (or Sterile) Olive Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil that been produced and packaged in a Lab) is about as cheap as it gets.  ;)
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #10 on: 01 July 2018, 21:32:49 »

Any sufferers? I'm not actually sure if I'm suffering from it, as the know-all in the corner tells me that it could be lots of other things. I've heard it called 'ringing' in the ears, but mine is more of a 'whistle', a bit like a 1KC tone from a scope. Been about a week now, more noticeable at night, obviously.

Ive had it in my right ear for about 8 years. It sounds similar to what you describe. The kind of whistle you got in your ear as a kid if someone walloped you really hard around the ear.
It seems to be slowly getting worse and is pita, but nothing can be done apparently.  :(
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #11 on: 01 July 2018, 21:39:44 »

Olive oil.  :y

Lets start everyone putting a few warm drops in every night.

We producers need more markets to make up for Trump Tarrifs losses!  5litres top quality about 20. Plus carriage. If there is enough demand could feature in the OOF shop.

Bit off topic sorry.

OP . Are you finding it harder to make out what people are saying because of the noise?
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #12 on: 01 July 2018, 22:05:50 »

Olive oil.  :y

Lets start everyone putting a few warm drops in every night.

We producers need more markets to make up for Trump Tarrifs losses!  5litres top quality about 20. Plus carriage. If there is enough demand could feature in the OOF shop.

Bit off topic sorry.

OP . Are you finding it harder to make out what people are saying because of the noise?
No. If anything, my hearing is a bit over sensitive. Clearing any wax that may or may not be in my ears will not help if it is tinnitus.
Apparently, the cause can be loud, annoying noises over a period of years. Bet more men get it than women.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #13 on: 01 July 2018, 22:23:53 »

I've had it for many years, particularly annoying when you home in on it, or someone mentions it so you home in on it.    ::)
Mine sounds like a cross between an airline (compressor type, not a plane) constantly running and a ringing at the same time. Mine was caused by noisy factory environment apparently. I've had the brain scans but nothing they can do apparently.

ditto : same cause & hoofin around on bikes since I was 16 has probably added to it  ::)
Talked to the experts & had the scans & there`s booger all they can do about it  :P
I`m particularly sensitive now to certain noise frequencies that irritate the problem & half deafen me

Another cause is long term use of script drugs. if you notice it early enough, talk to your quack & try summat else.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #14 on: 01 July 2018, 22:34:33 »

I've been getting what I think is Tinnitus for about a year now.
Not constant but periodic and faint but still noticeable ,lasts for up to a month and then gradually goes.
Best described as sounding like a rattlesnake .
It's certainly annoying .
My hearing is on the decline ( hereditary ) so I will have to have it seen to in time ,or if it gets worse, but have you seen the price of a good hearing aid ?
I'm afraid I've been a long time user of cotton buds too.
Ho hum....
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #15 on: 01 July 2018, 22:41:53 »

I've had it for many years, particularly annoying when you home in on it, or someone mentions it so you home in on it.    ::)
Mine sounds like a cross between an airline (compressor type, not a plane) constantly running and a ringing at the same time. Mine was caused by noisy factory environment apparently. I've had the brain scans but nothing they can do apparently.

ditto : same cause & hoofin around on bikes since I was 16 has probably added to it  ::)
Talked to the experts & had the scans & there`s booger all they can do about it  :P
I`m particularly sensitive now to certain noise frequencies that irritate the problem & half deafen me

Another cause is long term use of script drugs. if you notice it early enough, talk to your quack & try summat else.

I`ve had it for seven years now, a constant ringing in my left ear, and it came on overnight, drove me up the wall to start with but then you learn to live with it, as others have said.
I had a MRI scan and blood test but they couldn`t find anything causing it.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #16 on: 01 July 2018, 22:53:35 »

Been suffering from it for about 12 years, I think as a result of riding motorbikes with high helmet wind noise when making good journey progress and not using ear plugs until I was in my 40's when I was aware of how much my hearing was diminished at the end of a long journey. :-[

It sounds like a constant 1k whistle in both my ears. Like pain, I find by ignoring it my brain doesn't register it and annoy me, unless reminded. I have suffered from glue ear all of my life (runs in the family along with regular ear infections), but cleaning my ears doesn't help, just makes hearing easier.

Never bothered going to the doctors over it as I know there is nothing they can do.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #17 on: 02 July 2018, 00:38:53 »

When i had my Atrial Fibrillation,(erratic heartbeat) my Tinnitus was very loud but since Papworth fixed it with a catheter ablation it,s now mostly a gentle hiss. Which in time or when i get engrossed in something it fades to almost nothing.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #18 on: 02 July 2018, 06:42:00 »

I'm certainly not alone, then.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #19 on: 02 July 2018, 08:00:00 »

Had it for several years, had to have a hearing aid two years ago when tested I had a 70 per cent loss of hearing the aid improved everything ,but unfortunately the NHS contract has been taken on by Specsavers who are worse than useless to the point that I have ordered spares direct from the manufacturer.
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« Reply #20 on: 02 July 2018, 10:27:41 »

Mine started very suddenly just after I had decided to take an Aspirin a day to try and prevent the extremely common heart attacks which run through my family. Someone (cant remember who) told me that this can be a side effect of Aspirin.  :-\
I think though that a lifetime of very loud music through earphones and guitar amps, riding motorbikes without earplugs until in my 40,s - same as Rods2, and working in very noisy workplaces even when using ear protection as I usually did, have all had a cumulative effect.
Its possible I suppose that the blood thinning effect of Aspirin allowed it to start earlier than it would have.  :-\
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #21 on: 02 July 2018, 11:02:46 »

I've had this intermittent annoying sound in one of my ears for nearly 27 years  :(
The doctors tried everything but nothing could be found  :(





Funny enough, it tends to disappear when the missus is not in the room  :-\

I do wonder ..................  :-X :D :D
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #22 on: 02 July 2018, 22:20:43 »

I thought i,d gone deaf the other day, then realised that SWMBO had gone shopping. ;) :-[
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« Reply #23 on: 02 July 2018, 22:23:07 »

I thought i,d gone deaf the other day, then realised that SWMBO had gone shopping. ;) :-[

 ;D ;D If my wife yaps about work and stuff, I tell her to shut up.
If she sits quiet, I say "What's up with you?"  :)
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #24 on: 03 July 2018, 19:22:15 »

I now wear ear defenders when i'm using any power tools.

I have mild tinnitus, and joking apart, after my wife has decided to scream at me (she's highly strung perhaps - or maybe I'm just exactly the man she says I am and she has reason to), I can lie in bed and I can here "grinders" and in particular "Flapper Wheels on rusty metal.
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« Reply #25 on: 03 July 2018, 21:07:12 »

A word of caution to anyone who thinks they have Tinnitus. It can be an underlying sign of a brain tumour, which is why they do a brain scan when its reported. If you haven't been to see a Doc, do so.
I had a brain scan when mine developed ,but they said they couldn't find anything.  :D
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« Reply #26 on: 03 July 2018, 21:14:29 »

A word of caution to anyone who thinks they have Tinnitus. It can be an underlying sign of a brain tumour, which is why they do a brain scan when its reported. If you haven't been to see a Doc, do so.
I had a brain scan when mine developed ,but they said they couldn't find anything.  :D
A brain scan? In Barnsley?  ;D
Yer'll get two aspirin and like it,lad.
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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #27 on: 03 July 2018, 21:19:20 »

I've had tinnitus for over 30 years now, originally caused by playing in a pub rock band (drummer used two bass drums very loudly).  I have become used to it and generally tune it out most of the time only really aware of it when tired or in a particularly quiet environment.
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« Reply #28 on: 03 July 2018, 21:40:55 »

Cotton buds should be made much longer
that way , you could force the wax out the other ear like a drain rod
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« Reply #29 on: 03 July 2018, 21:53:15 »

A word of caution to anyone who thinks they have Tinnitus. It can be an underlying sign of a brain tumour, which is why they do a brain scan when its reported. If you haven't been to see a Doc, do so.
I had a brain scan when mine developed ,but they said they couldn't find anything.  :D

Had one of those, they are still looking. ::) ;D

Seriously, have had two in two years as a result of the damage from my flu jab and the optical nerve damage. Where my dad had MS that has been ruled out and everything is stable and fine. :y
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« Reply #30 on: 03 July 2018, 22:10:41 »

Cotton buds should be made much longer
that way , you could force the wax out the other ear like a drain rod
Dragon's den idea  :y

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Re: Tinnitus
« Reply #31 on: 09 July 2018, 11:01:37 »

Any sufferers? I'm not actually sure if I'm suffering from it, as the know-all in the corner tells me that it could be lots of other things. I've heard it called 'ringing' in the ears, but mine is more of a 'whistle', a bit like a 1KC tone from a scope. Been about a week now, more noticeable at night, obviously.
Check out the British Tinnitus Association at https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/all-about-tinnitus.  It is most unlikely to have been caused by cleaning your ears in the past, albeit that you should never use anything smaller than an elbow to clean inside your ears.

Different people hear different things.  I first noticed mine when I realised the wind noise while driving didn't stop when the car did.
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