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About a month ago I started noticing a small ring in my ears. Every day it has progressed to the point where its driving me nuts.

Have been doing some research on Tinnitus, but nothing of value seems to show up.

Has anyone had this problem, and if so, was there a remedy or a way to calm this ungodly sound down?

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I have the same it's pretty bad. I've had my hearing checked annually for over 20 years and the hearing loss has stayed about the same. So, it's probably caused by military service. I went to the hearing doctor to be tested and the doctor said the same thing. He also said the ringing is related to the hearing loss and recommended hearing aids. Not quite ready for that though. They also said there was a class you could attend to teach you coping mechanisms. I've not attended yet and listen to background music when I sleep.This helps quite a bit.

If you are a veteran I'd say their hearing aids are top of the line and free if that's something you'd be interested in.

Sorry not to have better news for you.
 

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There is a class action suit ongoing with military ear plugs for this same thing but the years it's active started after my ETS. Give it a Google and you'll see it.

No idea why I don't have it with ten years in the army. Thousands of live fire hours and booms that would loosen your teeth. My entire family has a hereditary hearing problem and mine has always been supersonic for some reason. The problem with that is if the dawg lifts his head in the other room I hear his collar and wake right up.

Good luck getting this worked out. The hearing aid thing might work but I'm not sure how that would get rid of ringing. I'd think it would amplify it unless there's a "white noise" generator in the newest ones?
 

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Sorry Greeny, the news is not good! I’m really sorry that you have it to deal with now.
There is no cure for it. I have had it really bad for over 50 years - and at first, I too felt like it would drive me crazy - but believe it or not - you will get used to it. It’s always there for me,but I hardly ever even notice it now. The volume varies a bit- some days, for whatever reason, it will be much louder than usual - other days,thankfully- it quiets way down.
There are some things that make it much worse for me. Taking high, (arthritis strength) dose Tylenol will make it terribly loud for me- and eating something with a lot of salt or drinking too much coffee- all things I have learned to do in small doses.
Good luck guy and try to stay calm - it helps!
 

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Mine is constant. Sounds like insects cheering on a summer night ,in winter still.
Many years ago it was only when things were very quiet.
Today it don't quit.
What ups the amplification the most (for me) is caffeine.
A cold will make it a constant roar .

If yours just popped up out of the blue and has not been properly diagnosed , you should see your doctor.
Not always caused by damage from loud noise.
 

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I got it after 9 years of sheet metal work back in the 70s .There were no warnings for the most part back then .You just have to ignore it or it will drive you crazy .I actually knew a guy who committed suicide because of it .About 2 years ago i also developed a droning sound to go with it .Sounds like an airplane way up in the sky all the time .I do well with it and have not heard it all day until i read this thread... you can live with it being a minor nuisance .Maybe some day they can come up with a cure .
 

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About a month ago I started noticing a small ring in my ears. Every day it has progressed to the point where its driving me nuts.

Have been doing some research on Tinnitus, but nothing of value seems to show up.

Has anyone had this problem, and if so, was there a remedy or a way to calm this ungodly sound down?

Thanks for feedback
Sorry to hear (no pun intended) about this. You really need to see a hearing specialist. Tinnitus is usually caused by damage to you ear nerves.

I am 46 and started experiencing hearing difficulties when I was about 6. Late last year the tinnitus in both ears almost drove me mad. I decided it was time to stop fighting my wife and get my hearing checked. After all, how long could i tell her to stop mumbling.

In March of this year, I started wearing hearing aids in both ears. While they cannot cure tinnitus, it is reduced by about 95% when I wear them. Amazing what I can hear now. For years, I thought it was funny how tree frogs always sounded like they were the next block over. I now realize they are next door. I can hear my kids so much more clearly too.

Hearing aids are not cheap. Check with your insurance provider as many will pay a portion of the cost. My hearing aids are blue tooth capable. I stream music and phone calls. Best part is I can turn on music if we are in a loud restaurant. This acts as a noise canceling device.

Keep us posted on what you learn.
 

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It would be a good idea to see a hearing specialist. Sometimes Tinnitus is caused by Meniers disease. Mine is.
Also- my hearing aids have a tinnitus option I have never used it but it’s there if I wanted to try it. I guess it’s like white noise.
 

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I also have Meniers disease, I get loud high pitched sounds in my ears ( mainly my left ). I thought for awhile it was the sound of my wife talking but ear Doc confirmed it wasn't. They gave me water pills ( great more water pills )to help with the problem and go on a low sodium diet. Seems to help a little.
Also very sensitive to loud sounds like chain saw, lawn mower ,gun shots.
 

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I have thre ringing, mostly constant and like you guys said you get used to it.
I have once issue that has been getting noticeably worse the past few years and that's somewhere like a restaurant or a gathering where there's a lotta background noise, lotta people talking in different conversations especially in areas with limited sound deadening material. It drives my brain and ears crazy, it's kinda hard to explain but eventually it seems my ears seem to get tired in a way
One of these days I'll make an appointment, I have good insurance I guess I should take advantage of it

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I have thre ringing, mostly constant and like you guys said you get used to it.
I have once issue that has been getting noticeably worse the past few years and that's somewhere like a restaurant or a gathering where there's a lotta background noise, lotta people talking in different conversations especially in areas with limited sound deadening material. It drives my brain and ears crazy, it's kinda hard to explain but eventually it seems my ears seem to get tired in a way
One of these days I'll make an appointment, I have good insurance I guess I should take advantage of it

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I completely understand your restaurant situation. There have been times I’ve wanted to jump up on the table and tell everyone one to shut the hell up.

My hearing aids have assisted me a lot in loud restaurants. They have several settings that help to block out noise from behind me while focusing on the voices in front of me. When we go out to eat I try to pick a table in a corner where I can put my back to the crowd. It’s not perfect but much better than without my hearing aids. Don’t wait, go do it. The quality of my life has increased, my wife likes me a lot more as I’m less grumpy. My tinnitus was so bad I was getting headaches almost daily.
 

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It gets louder at times, then gets quieter. Always seem to be present, but isn't noticeable when there is other noise unless I think of it. I am aware of it in the present, but couldn't tell you if my ears were ringing a while ago.
 

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I have the same it's pretty bad. I've had my hearing checked annually for over 20 years and the hearing loss has stayed about the same. So, it's probably caused by military service. I went to the hearing doctor to be tested and the doctor said the same thing. He also said the ringing is related to the hearing loss and recommended hearing aids. Not quite ready for that though. They also said there was a class you could attend to teach you coping mechanisms. I've not attended yet and listen to background music when I sleep.This helps quite a bit.

If you are a veteran I'd say their hearing aids are top of the line and free if that's something you'd be interested in.

Sorry not to have better news for you.
Those hering aid from the VA are smaller than many you canbuy. BIL has them and they are much small er than my wifes and we paid almost 6000 for those
 

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Mine is like Capper and Waif's, it is always there.I notice it but it doesn't really bother me. You get used to it.
Mine is the same pitch 24 hrs a day. One guy said he could control his some by keeping his BP low and sugar levels low. That does not seem to work for me
 
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