ringing sound in head (tinnitus?)

gma_jSeptember 5, 2003

For probably a couple of months now, I have had this constant ringing (hard to describe the sound) in my head. During the day when I am busy and there are other noises, I can forget about it--but, when I go to bed or sit down to read the paper, etc. or right now when I am sitting at the computer, it is there. Any thoughts? Is this possibly tinnitus? Does anyone have this or have any ideas what is causing it? Thank you so much. Jeanie

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heather_on

It sure sounds like tinnitis to me. When was your last hearing test?

    Bookmark   September 7, 2003 at 12:34AM
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gma_j

Thanks for responsing, Heather. I don't seem to have any problem with my hearing, though I haven't ever had a hearing test. However, I did make an appointment with my doctor for tomorrow so maybe he will have some ideas.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2003 at 7:22PM
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heather_on

How did you make out Jeanie???

    Bookmark   September 12, 2003 at 11:50AM
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Michelle_S

It does sound like tinnitus, did you go to a concert recently? Or been in a loud place for a significant period of time?

Let us know what the doctor says!

    Bookmark   October 10, 2003 at 5:01AM
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yellowhair

I've had this for several years and saw several doctors----apparently there is very little that can be done. The ringing at night sometimes drives me crazy, but running a fan helps. I tried a radio on at night, but found that I couldn't sleep with it on. May want to try one of these.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2003 at 11:53PM
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killinsnakes

I have one ear that almost always rings or feels/sounds like it is plugged or in a tunnel. Did all the ear tests, etc. The ear dr. recommended taking Niacin and it really does seem to help me! Maybe it would help you.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2003 at 12:17AM
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icecreamgranny

I have also had this problem and have found that it was worse after I drank diet coke. I decreased the amount of coke, coffee and tea I was drinking and have noticed a marked improvement. Perhaps this can help someone like it did me. Judy

    Bookmark   December 12, 2003 at 10:09PM
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suzzque

The ringing in my hubby's ear was a horrible problem for him, but he finally found an ear doctor who helped him. Very simple - eliminate salt from your food. Sure worked for him, and it won't hurt you to try it.

Wishing you the best of luck,
Janice

    Bookmark   June 1, 2008 at 2:04PM
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