tinnitus

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Hi everyone,i was diagnosed with tinnitus about 3 months ago.The audiologist that did my hearing test said I have hearing loss in both ears,not surprising really as I'm a carpenter having worked on noisy building sites and still do.The audiologist recommends trying hearing aids and booked me an appointment in my local hospital on 18/7/18.I was told that the hearing aids wont stop or cure my tinnitus but will help me hear more of what I should be hearing and so help with this loud noise in me ears.I was wondering if anyone finds it very loud in the morning when you first wake up.

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    Sorry gaza,

    I didn't answer your question.

    I have been finding tinnitus worse in the morning lately because I have the fan on all night and it aggravates it. Hot weather in the UK at the moment.

    Usually for me though it's worse at night when all is quiet, that's when I try the delta wave music but even that plays on it sometimes.

    I have read that some people find it worse in the morning while others find it worse at night. Some have suggested that it's to do with sleeping pisition, the pillows or number of pillows used, something to do with the blood supply to the ear. May be worth looking into.?

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      Hi Pattie

      ​You say about loud noises,my left ear hurts and it kind of vibrates its hard to explain when I hear a loud noise.I never had this before.When I went to the doctors I explained that ive had no ear wax in either ear for a long time and asked is this normal,my doctor said yes its normal.I thought I may off had a blockage in my ears but after examining my ears my doctor said they were clear.When I went for my hearing test the audiologist also checked my ears and comfirmed they were clear.I thought this a bit strange as I thought the ears were supposed to give out a bit of wax.My doctor said this is quite normal.

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      Hi gaza,

      I don't get vibrating but I do get the occasional pain in my ears which comes and goes within seconds, I may not get it for days though.

      I had no ear wax either because I was hoping this was the cause of my tinnitus.

      Maybe you should see someone in ENT as they deal with the medical side of hearing problems as opposed to audiologist who deals with hearing loss and how to best provide hearing aids etc.

      May be worth asking your doctor for a referral.

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    Hi, you eventually sort of habituate to the noise/tinnitus over time, I've had Tinnitus for 23 years, mine was noise induced, work, nightclubs, etc, basically you just have to try to ignore it, not easy I know, I have it both sides/ears, but it's really in the brain, it creates this phantom noise.

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    Hi Gaza

    Mine is always noisy when I first wake up. It gradually eases during the day. Sometimes it almost disappears all together. Mine is mostly in my left ear. It started as a result of having my ears syringed at the local doctors surgery. I have found that a recording of "white noise" helps, I like the sound of light rain. Sometimes I sit with the TV on zero sound and listen to the rain. It works for me!

    Try it

    cheers

    G

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      Hi glamour I download an app off the play store and had the sound of a river flowing. I placed my phone on the pillow next to me and I found that it helped to drown the sound of my tinnitus. I'm going to try this when I go to bed as I can set a timer to turn itself off. When I'm in work I can cope better as I'm always busy, it's when I get home and start to relax that I hear it.

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      Hi Gaza,

      Hope you are doing ok. Good idea listening to natural sounds, it helped me last night, I played delta wave music. I sometimes listen to the rain too and the sea. Helps a lot....

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    Hi Gaza. I find the worst is when there is silence ( no background sounds). Then I notice it the most. otherwise it is just a background distraction that makes sounds difficult to hear. I have to look at people when they talk to make out what they say. I wear 2 hearing aids and have found a measure of relief from them but am always on the lookout for other m.eans of relief
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