ADHD, Sick Sinus, and Tinnitus
- I am nearing 60 and have had this likely from birth. I realized it as a boy when I heard "crickets" during a blizzard. I also have a faulty electrical system in my heart (sick (heart) sinus syndrome), and ADHD. I notice other writers say some of the same things. Might these conditions be related? Could it be all of the nervous system in my body has a core mality?
Long time sufferer, ringing has worsened
- I developed noise-induced tinnitus back in 1994 from listening to music too loud on my Walkman and going to loud heavy metal music clubs. I was 19 and in college at the time and initially the tinnitus was unbearable and I was driven to extreme anxiety. After a few months the level of the tinnitus decreased to a manageable level and I have lived with it ever since. However, in the past week I have developed very loud ringing in my left ear that is very upsetting. I may have an ear infection and will be consulting an ear specialist but just want to let other tinnitus sufferers that you are not alone.
- —Guest Patrick
My Old Friend
- I cannot remember when I didn't hear the constant ultra high pitched tone. I've been told it stems from past aural trauma (tank and artillery firing in the army, sitting in front of the trumpets in stage band). The ringing is absolutely constant; I cannot remember quiet.
- —Guest Rick
Cannabis Helps Sometimes
- Although cannabis (marijuana) is illegal in most places it seems to sometimes work well sometimes and sometimes no.
- —Guest bud
Be careful cleaning ears
- What I found out at night helps is to put your radio on low static like running water or a talk show but on static.
- —Guest david
- I'm suffering severe buzzing noise at my ear all day long, but worse is very severe during my bed time and hard to fall me a sleep. Bu,t reading some sharing words coming from same persons who suffer this kind of illness help me to ease my worrying that would end in worse case.... hope one day it will gone.
- Thinking about it is worse. Yes, it's hard not to but having the volume a little higher while cooking, or music playing in the background helps throughout the day. It sucks, but there are so many people that suffer from this. Stay positive and don't let it run your life!
- —Guest Michelle
I have to cry
- It was about 4 or 5 months before my ear started ringing, first I ignored it all but then I felt that something is bad in my ear.After this my life became hectic. I couldn't concentrate on my studies, neither could I play. I was very upset because of this disease. I consulted many doctors and ENTs about this but I got no relief. 1 very famous ent Dr. Brijendra Shukla suggested me to have audiogram and several other tests of ear in that he said I could not hear sounds of high frequency by birth(left ear).
- —Guest Tanmay Mishra
- Had this since my car accident 10/14/2011. I now go to a Nerou-massage Therapist, three times a week and they work on the nerves of your ears and head, so far it has diminished some of the loud ringing.. I hope this goes away soon, though I am going crazy, because it keeps me up most of the night.
- —Guest Susan
I wish someone could help
- 25 years ago I worked in the mail room for FPL and that awful machine has missed up my ears. I have always with me loud crickets sounds.
- —Guest yvonne
Ears are Fine, Head noise is Terrible
- I don't know when it started, but it got worse over a period of years... what I first noticed was that I couldn't hear a phone ringing that elderly friends could hear. I hear a constant forrest in my head, cicadas, crickets, bees sometimes a lawnmower will start, and I can close my eyes, and hear it all around me, the same noise in the same spot always, just somtimes louder than others. My ears are fine, but anything I "understand" has to be louder than the forest critters in my brain. Masking doesn't work, my brain masks any soft noise. It is never gone, but is louder at times. Occasionally I can't sleep, because of the loudness, and I can understand the devistation of some others that can't cope. I only get there rarely, and just cry for quiet. There is no quiet in my world, and any communication has to be louder that my brain noise. An audiologist suggested $3500 worth of hearing aides, that MIGHT work to retrain my brain, but maybe not!! Wish there was help, but won't give up HOPE.
Acceptance is Key for Me
- I have had constant ringing in my ears for years and years. While it can be very loud (and sometimes are much louder than others), I am still able to hear sounds from outside my body very well. I try to think of it as my spirit guides whispering in my ears, always letting me know that they are there. Or as the energy from higher beings that registers in my inner ear. In this way I am able to relax and accept that the ringing was a positive signal in my life. Plus, I think the relaxation itself does lower the pitch of the sound a bit. All the best to those of us who experience this sound all the time. Try to find peace with it -- one less battle to fight in life, which is a good thing.
I cannot cope anymore :(
- I'm 19, I've suffered with episodes of tinnitus since before I can remember. I've had a permanent 2 tone ringing for the last 6 months. I was born hearing impaired and I think my tinnitus started when my eardrum ruptured as a child. I am so desperate for just a moment of silence. I really think I'm losing my mind. My tried and tested methods of distraction are completely rubbish now and nothing I've tried eases the ringing. It's a comfort to know I'm not the only one feeling this tortured.
- —Guest Jessie
deaf and tinitus
- I was born with nerve deafness.. severe in my right ear.. but i'ts funny that ringing is perceived in my left since it is my left ear that works best. The ringing like a high pitch electrical ringing doesn't bother me. It is just the one constant sound among all the other ever changing sounds around me. It is louder when cold fronts come through or I take some sinus meds. But it never stands out until a situation like a power outage. I dislike hearing only the ringing. I prefer fan sounds or other sounds with it, no one sound. I prefer many sounds together. Earplugs can't help.. then I would only hear ringing because the sound is inside, not outside. I have a friend who just began having the ringing, she finds it debilitating. I don't let her talk that way because I believe the only way to cope is to find a way to coexist with it. Hers has a chance to one day go away, mine is different. My advise is to find a way to accept it. Since I accept it, it does not hurt me.
- —Guest cynthia
I pray one day a cure is found
- Hi, I have suffered with chronic tinnitus after a fractured scull base from a fall. My life seems totally devastated now. The only thing that keeps me going is hope. My tinnitus varies from just noticed to intense screaming, especially if i drink a beer the night before. Nobody is interested because they don't understand. I pray one day a cure is found for everyone. I found after a good meal it can dramatically reduce.