Whistling in Ears

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In the last six months I have devloped an annoying problem which is whistling in my ears. It comes on for no reason often though when I have had my head down. I know if I go to bed with it, it will be there when I wake up. Sometimes it goes during the day only to return later. I often have a muzzy head when the whistling is at its worse. My ears do pop a bit as well. I do have occasional bouts of vertigo, whether this is related I do not know. Has anyone come across this ?  Thanks

  

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    I sometimes get tinnitus when I am lying down. I often wonder if these problems are related to neck problems as sometimes I have a stiff neck and probably a problem with the cercical vertebrae, (upper part of spine). You mentioned it starts when you have your head down. So the neck problem is worth thinking about, I should really get mine sorted. However I once had a perforated eardrum many years ago and infection so think there is a weakness there. Sometimes earwax can cause the problem you can get ear drops to soften the wax and make it fall out, but you only need one or two drops in the ear, I overdid it and went deaf for a couple of months but am ok now and hardly any tinnits.

     

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      Thanks for this, I do suffer from neck pain and it may be linked. I see an ostepath occasionally for massaging etc and she thinks it is a posture issue. I hadn't considered ear wax, I will certainly look into that and take your tip and not overdue the drops. Thanks again. 
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    Hi Brian, if removing wax doesn't help it would be a good idea just to have a hearing test with a tinnitus specialist. They are everywhere so shouldn't be too difficult to find. They can help you explore possible causes and also test your middle ear function. This way you may be given some direction without spending too much time on specialists that aren't necessary. I was once told that chiropractors initially only treated tinnitus. Still haven't researched this but some still do specialise in treating tinnitus. Good luck!!!
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    whenever you listen loud music or noise just cover your ears with your palms.

    check your doctor removed earwax from your ear or not. tell your doctor to re-examine your medications.

    prevent yourself from  white noise.

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