Ringing in ears. What can I do about it?

United States
October 31, 2007 4:46pm CST
I have one ear that rings all of the time. I asked my doctor about it and she said that what causes it is nerve damage and that there is nothing you can do about it. I asked her about all of the products that I see for ringing in ears and she told me that they were a waste of money. The noise gets very annoying sometimes and is a constant source of irritation. Sometime I just want to bang my head to make it stop. Does anyone else suffer from this problem and does anyone have any safe and effective remedy ideas.
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5 responses
31 Oct 07
I have in the last 6 months started suffering this also, have had occasional ringing for years. But its not ringing anymore, its like a constant humming in both ears. I have 60% hearing loss anyway, so the humming makes it worse. Sometimes i'm sitting there and i think to myself, the washing machines taking ages today, but when i check i find its finished and its my ears. the noise can be so intrusive that at times i've got quite upset. My doc gave me some tablets, but they haven't worked. I totaly sympathise but am no help at all-sorry :(
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• United States
31 Oct 07
Thanks for responding. Maybe we can all suffer together. You know what they say "misery loves company" LOL. And this is miserable
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@marabdl86 (615)
• United States
1 Nov 07
If what your doctor is saying is true, the the only sure I can think of is just accepting it for what it is. I have permanent double vision. I went to the doctor and he said there's notthing he can do about it. I only went to a couple doctors and they said the ame thing. Although , OFCOURSE IF THE MONEY'S RIGHT, I will seek another opinion. Until then I just have to deal with it. That's the only thing that gets me going. I think about all the unfortunates that were handed a terrible hand and they still manage to make the ebst out of their lives. N one in this world is perfect and everyone has his/her imprefection. Just try to go on with your life and let it stop you from being who you are. i say a little ringing is better than actual voices people hear in their heads. :)
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• United States
2 Nov 07
You are so right. I have a cataract on one eye that makes everything hazy. It drives me crazier than the ringing in ear. My heart goes out to you with the double vision. I think that would be so much worse than either of my things. Thanks for responding and I hope your vision will eventually clear up. Hugs and Prayers
@patgalca (14601)
• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Nov 07
I have had ringing in my ears since I developed fibromyalgia 11 years ago. It is considered a symptom of fibromyalgia. However, my mother has had ringing in her ears for as long as she can remember. I know that a lot of loud noise and stress seems to make the ringing louder. I found nature sound machines help me to get to sleep. I have heard that accupuncture have helped some people with this. It probably depends on the severity. When I first got it I went to an ENT. After several tests he said if it doesn't go away then I will probably have it forever. I have learned to live with it but it does get annoying when it is so loud. You can't help but wonder why no one else can hear the ringing. LOL!
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• United States
2 Nov 07
Thanks for responding. I guess this is just something we will have to deal with. Luck to you.
@wseayuan (374)
• China
1 Nov 07
hi, i think you should just follow the doctor's suggestion.we should trust the seience and the doctor.they are the professors in the aspect .i also think you shouldn't think a lot about the thing and reduce the pressure from the thing ,then have enouge rest and sleep and keep a good emotion.that is
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@aahlei (43)
• Indonesia
1 Nov 07
what was ringing to your ear?