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Can tinnitus drive you crazy?

Can tinnitus drive you crazy?

Rarely: The goal of all tinnitus treatment is to have it become a neutral sound. The brain does not pay attention to stimuli that are felt to be unimportant. Most tinnitus patients spend the majority of their lives "not hearing it." for these patients tinnitus is only occasionally annoying. A few patients are so consumed by the sound that they spend huge energy obsessing about it - they do very poorly. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is a symptom in which a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Is there any help for tinnitus? It's so loud it's driving me crazy.

Is there any help for tinnitus? It's so loud it's driving me crazy.

Possible TMJ Therapy: Ringing in the ears is sometimes related to a TMJ condition. If you protrude your jaw and it changes the tone or intensity of the ringing then jaw position has a relationship to your ringing and you need to be seen by a dentist trained specifically to treat TMJ disorders. ...Read more

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I have TMJ issues.But em suffering from tinnitus from last two months i but aftr medications also its not curing please help its driving me crazy..

I have TMJ issues.But em suffering from tinnitus from last two months i but aftr medications also its not curing please help its driving me crazy..

TMJoint issues: Try soft diet, nsaids, warm moist heat to outside of face right in front of ears near joints, no gum chewing. There is not much else you can do on your own without seeing a dentist for an evaluation and treatment. This might include a bite guard to be worn, especially at night. The tinnitus may or may not be related to tmjoint inflammation. You should also see physician or ENT specialist for eval. ...Read more

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Every night I get a vibrating sensation in my right ear. It feels like a low hum vibration and is making me crazy. +tinnitus. -MRI/MRA/MRV. Help!

Every night I get a vibrating sensation in my right ear. It feels like a low hum vibration and is making me crazy. +tinnitus. -MRI/MRA/MRV. Help!

Meniers disease: This seems like early Meniers disease and tinnitis(ringing in the ears). It is possibly worse in the evening because of excessive salt and caffeine intake and tinnitis is more evident in a quiet surrounding. Decrease your salt and cafeine intake and if symptoms persist get evaluated by an ENT specialist. MRI is normally not done just for tinnitis. ...Read more

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I have constant high pitch tinnitus from inner ear surgery. Im 12 weeks post op and the noise is driving me crazy. I was taking Valium at night but stopped. Is there anything else i can do? Vitamins?

Tinnitus: Unfortunately, tinnitus is not an easy one to treat, especially if it occurred after surgery. Unless you've made a contact with the ENT who did the surgery, i would strongly suggest you call him and discuss that with him. Your surgery may need revision or certain studies to be done. No vitamins or supplements would help. ...Read more

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Owned campus bar and hung out there all the time. 30 yrs later have intermmittent ringing in ears. Driving me crazy.?

A guy comes into a b: Hard to say what your issue is. If you worked 30 years in a bar with loud music, you may be experiencing some hearing difficulties. Ringing in the ears is most likely menierre's disease and not related to the sound. You need a good audiological eval and ENT eval to make sure all is okay. You may end up with hearing aids. May always have ringing and may worsen. Get checked. ...Read more

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What causes tinnitus?

What causes tinnitus?

Problems inner ear: Tinnitus is located usually within the inner ear auditory apparatus, but referred sounds could be due to extra cranial vasculature stenosis, or even transmitted cardiac sounds. Rarely, arteriovascular malformations cause tinnitus-like issues, and hyperthyroidism may cause venous hums. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

Tinnitus is when a person has a persistent noise in his ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more