TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Ringing in the ears??
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ringing in the ears??

post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Hi, I was wondering does anyone hear any ringing in their ears?
I've always heard ringing eversince I could remember maybe 9 years or less of age, im 17 now. At first It was very hard to payattintion to what I was doing, like school work, listening to the teacher, or anything. I now have been able to deal with this constant 24-7 ring. I have actually used it to my advantage. Tryn to sleep at night I focus on the ring. My doctor said it was caused by water behind the ear drum, or wait was it the subsatute Doc..Half the time I forget I have this ring, other times I ignore it.

Does anyone go through this?
Is there a name for this?

Ashley
post #2 of 27
Hi Ashley,

I only get ringing in my ears on occasion after I've been to the beach. Sorry I"ve got no advice for you. Best of luck.

Sam.
post #3 of 27
Thats called tinnitus. Nothing can be done about it - I have had it since I was a teenager and loud noises set it off - I hate it because I am deaf and all I hear is this constant droning. Drives me up the wall!
post #4 of 27
Ringing in the ears can also be a sign of mental illness I think.. you might consider a second opinion or a new work up. Good luck!
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirque
Ringing in the ears can also be a sign of mental illness I think.. you might consider a second opinion or a new work up. Good luck!

OK OK OK, for some darn reason this cracks me up some.

Ashley
post #6 of 27
Ashley and Kellye, I hope a cure is found someday. It must be irritating never to have a moment of silence except when sleeping.
post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by golden_moon_luv
OK OK OK, for some darn reason this cracks me up some.

Ashley
Being cracked up by serious medical advice is often a sign of mental illness... perhaps you should consider...
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirque
Being cracked up by serious medical advice is often a sign of mental illness... perhaps you should consider...

I shall and will you be my Doctor?
post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by golden_moon_luv
I shall and will you be my Doctor?
Sorry, I wouldn't want to get sued for malpractice, so I can't be your doctor. But don't worry to much, it made me laugh too so I think I am in the same boat.
post #10 of 27
Thread Starter 
ok ok a few crazies never hurt anyone
post #11 of 27
Isnt there some old wives tale about if your ear is ringing then someone is talking about you or thinking about you..... or something???
post #12 of 27
Everytime I turn my monitor on! Grrrrrr...
But other than that, no though I do know of two people with it. They haven't been able to get rid of it

Good Luck,
Brandon
post #13 of 27
Hey Ashley, have you had your ears tested? Tinnitus is more of a symptom than a disease entity itself. I think it'll be a good idea to have your hearing checked.
post #14 of 27
Its often a symptom of menieres (sp) disease. In my case, I just have ringing. I think its because I am used to silence and a sudden loud noise sets the ringing off because I am not used to hearing anything.
post #15 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cirque
Ringing in the ears can also be a sign of mental illness I think.. you might consider a second opinion or a new work up. Good luck!

Quote:
Originally Posted by golden_moon_luv
OK OK OK, for some darn reason this cracks me up some.

Ashley
That actually made me laugh too LoL
post #16 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by DinahCat
Isnt there some old wives tale about if your ear is ringing then someone is talking about you or thinking about you..... or something???
Yeah in my family... ringing in the right ear means someone is speaking good things about you.. the left is bad... If it was completely true, my left ear would probably be ringing off the hook with all the stuff that certain people talk about me... anyway, ashley, I think you seriously need to get your hearing checked.. I always thought that a constant ringing in the ears was a sign of hearing loss... Good luck, sweetie...
post #17 of 27
all my mother hears is being under watar at the swimming pool.

With all the technology they have now, they are bound to make deaf people hearing again and to make the ringing away???
I thikn my mother has the chance to hear again. She just doesnt want to have surgery.
post #18 of 27
It can be treated by the right doctor, I have had it and was treated by an ear
DR. in Memphis TN. there is clinic there that does nothing but ear problems
I have Meneire's but it comes with vertigo, nausa, loss of hearing mine had taken away 60% of the hearing in my right ear they did a profussion of drugs into
the middle and inner ear, have had very few problems since that was Sept. of 2001
If you have tinnittus they use a different drug for the profussion,
they do the Cokelear(sp) inplants and that is an amazing to see a child after
they have turned it on for the first time, and they can hear.
post #19 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catfolks
It can be treated by the right doctor, I have had it and was treated by an ear
DR. in Memphis TN. there is clinic there that does nothing but ear problems
I have Meneire's but it comes with vertigo, nausa, loss of hearing mine had taken away 60% of the hearing in my right ear they did a profussion of drugs into
the middle and inner ear, have had very few problems since that was Sept. of 2001
If you have tinnittus they use a different drug for the profussion,
they do the Cokelear(sp) inplants and that is an amazing to see a child after
they have turned it on for the first time, and they can hear.
Ack! Cochlear implants are the bane of the deaf community. Believe me. I know of a woman who was hearing and lost her hearing in a car accident. She could not handle that and so saved up the $60,000 for the surgery. Much to her disappointment, it was nothing like being hearing again. It is different. Unless one has had deafness and had positive results with a cochlear implant, don't try and tell the Deaf community it is for the best for them. I suggest this film - The Sound and the Fury It is very interesting and a real eye opener. Now you have me started on cochlear implants - and I won't shut up. They actually make Deaf people very angry because they are very proud of their deafness and their culture and the cochlear implants take that away. Also, sign language is a wonderful language - no different from a foreign language.

Theres a motto: Deaf people can do anything except hear.
post #20 of 27
I also get ringing in my ears when my sinuses act up and back up my ears. You might want to make an appointment with an Ear/Nose/Throat doc who should be able to help narrow down the problem.
post #21 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kiwideus

Theres a motto: Deaf people can do anything except hear.
And I was sitting here thinking when I read this that you also don't have to deal with the distractions that "hearing" people do too, Unlike my hub, I have "supersonic" (for lack of a better word) hearing. I hear things that most others don't, and hear very soft noises well too. Some voices in very low tones I have trouble understanding, but I stll hear them. That's one of the reasons I hate crowded places, I feel like I'm listening in on 100 conversations at once, and if just overwhelms me! Needless to say, I don't like loud music, and I cannot tolerate high-pitched, loud noises, they make me have chills. Yup, I know, I'm wierd, but then, you all knew that already!
post #22 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by KittenKrazy
And I was sitting here thinking when I read this that you also don't have to deal with the distractions that "hearing" people do too, Unlike my hub, I have "supersonic" (for lack of a better word) hearing. I hear things that most others don't, and hear very soft noises well too. Some voices in very low tones I have trouble understanding, but I stll hear them. That's one of the reasons I hate crowded places, I feel like I'm listening in on 100 conversations at once, and if just overwhelms me! Needless to say, I don't like loud music, and I cannot tolerate high-pitched, loud noises, they make me have chills. Yup, I know, I'm wierd, but then, you all knew that already!

You're not weird. I'm like that too. Hubby is just the opposite. He can't hear very well. He turns the tv up in the bedroom really loud and it drives me up the wall. I have it barely above mute and he is always saying," can you turn it up? I can't hear it!" but when I come home, I can hear his music from outside the house, it's that loud!( geez and he wonders why he can't hear very well!)Heck I can tell when he is coming home because I can hear the music in his car when he is in the front of the house driving in the street to the back to the garage! and all the doors and windows are closed and his windows are rolled up because it's winter!
As for the high pitched squeals, it gives me chills thinking about them!!!!
post #23 of 27
Kelly I did not mean to offend you I was talking about a 3 year old they did it on
Im am not saying anything bad about deaf people I had the BAD vertigo to the point where I could not even drive no TV, no video game, no computter and could hardly work.
So please forgive me I did not mean that way.
post #24 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catfolks
Kelly I did not mean to offend you I was talking about a 3 year old they did it on
Im am not saying anything bad about deaf people I had the BAD vertigo to the point where I could not even drive no TV, no video game, no computter and could hardly work.
So please forgive me I did not mean that way.
I understand, a lot of people don't really understand about Deaf culture and cochlear implants. I just thought you might like to know. I understand that the parents of the young child want their child to be normal. But however, the way technology is going, there may be better technology for deaf people to hear again - and one that is not so obvious. The cochlear implant has this round thing on the head - it is held there by a magnet, not something that a person wants to walk around wearing. A guy I know, had one, and was told not to play sports. He did it anyway and it damaged the implant and it is irreversible. So they put another one in and it was also damaged. Now he has two non working cochlear implants. A girl I know, had an implant but it caused terrible terrible headaches that her parents had to take out a court order to get the doctors to remove it - the headaches were so bad that she couldnt walk. I feel that unless a doctor has had a cochlear implant himself, he should not push that onto the parents, because it is not fair on the child, why not let the child decide for themselves?

Charlie - I am not upset with you, I try and educate people about those things before they decide how wonderful they are.
post #25 of 27
Now I now have a differnt point of veiw of things Thank YOU like Isaid I only Knew
what I saw in the DR. office I guess the child would have been suprised to hear
for the first time.
I just knew that DR. did me a lot of good to stop the vertigo and reverse my hearing loss last time I had a hearing test it was still at 90% normal.
One other thing when mine was so bad I heard with one ear ok. but the other ear
was a split second latter so that makes it even harder to understand.
No hard feeling here just a new point made.
post #26 of 27
Thats okay Charlie

You know whats funny? People take their hearing for granted - but me - I love my silence. That is who I am - I am proud to be Deaf and wouldn't have it any other way. I love being part of a small, unique community, it really is wonderful.

On the other hand, I am sorry about your vertigo - I have had bouts of labyrinthitis and that drove me up the wall! It is one of the worst feelings in the world - the room is spinning and its hard enough knowing which way to go to throw up in the bathroom!!! I feel for you. I hope it never comes back!
post #27 of 27
Thread Starter 
Wow lots of reply's.
Yes the ringing can be annoying, but I have adjusted to it.
I can find things that can comfert the ring. My grandmother had to have ear surgery for ringing in her ears and thats when I stared having mine really.

I did find a treatment long ago I found interesting. They use a device to help you learn to ignore the sound. It uses sound it self. I belive I've dsone the same but with out the noise. I acepted it as an every day thing. Its amazing now that I think of it, I counldn't deal with it back then. It drove me crazy.



Ashley
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: The Cat Lounge
TheCatSite.com › Forums › General Forums › The Cat Lounge › Ringing in the ears??