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I am 77 years old. I take regular exercise at the gym 3 times a week and my doctor considerers me fit Jjust over a week ago I had my ears syringed. Since then I have had a high pitched noise in both ears which is very debilitating. Does anybody have a similar experience and can you offer any techniques to relieve the condition as it is very distracting.

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    Hi, having your ears syringed is a known risk, my wife has had her ears syringed and told about this risk, I myself have Tinnitus in both ears, had it for years, and sadly no not much can be done to mitigate the problem you basically habituate to it, but your Tinnitus my go, you never know.
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      Hi Martin

      ?Thanks for your response. I live in hope that it is but a temporary condition, In the mean time I am looking for any suggestions that will reduce its impact. I can't sit quietly and read because I have this imposing hiss in both ears. how do you deal with your condition?

      cheers

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      Hi, I've had Tinnitus in both ears for about 23 years now, started like a jet engine at times, sorry to say you just have to try to ignore it, it's not easy, you can't really deal with it, if it doesn't go you basically have to put up with it.

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    have you been seen by an ENT doctor?  Who did the syringing of your ears and why was it done? 
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      Hi Tanney,

      both my ears were waxy and needed the wax removed or at least reduced. Had I known that there was a risk of tinnitus, I would not have had it done. The noise is a high pitched hiss, but it is very noisy and is driving me up the wall. I am looking for any strategies that will reduce its impact.

      ​cheers

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    Hi glamour its been two months since you last posted here and I just wondered how you're getting on?

    I'm writing as someone who has just found that non-stop high-pitched ringing sound - good times!

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      Hi jga 111

      ​Since i last posted i have seen my doctor. She thinks I have a perforation in my left ear, possibly as a result of the syringing. She gave me an anti-biotic and arranged for me to see a specialist in about six weeks. The noise has reduced over the last 10 days. In fact on two occasions I had a full day of absolute bliss when the noise was hardly audible. However sleeping seems to aggravate matters as returning to consciousness is accompanied by raging Tinnitus. It does ease during the day ,so I try to keep myself busy. I have also monitored my blood pressure to see if there is any association, but as yet I see no correlation. Life is better than it was and I am hoping to have some more days of blissful silence. I will keep you posted.

      Regards

      ​G

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      Hi Glamour

      I am delighted for you that you seem to be finding some peace with your condition.

      I have had mine for a few weeks now but it's been exacerbated with a cold I still have. A high-pitched ringing tone. I can sleep through it (luckily I can sleep through noise) but I feel tired. Always tired. I can imagine my Euastacian tubes are somewhat blocked and this may contribute? I don't know. 

      The last week I have been preparing myself to have this sound by my side for the rest of my life.

      I'll be seeing a doctor once my cold has settled, otherwise they will just point everything towards that.

      Hope you continue on the mend.

      Regards

      Joe

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