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Old 06-23-2004, 09:27 PM   #1
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Ringing in ears

This may be a dumb question, but what exactly does "ringing in ears" sound like to everyone that has it? I hear what sounds to me like the electronic noise I hear when I turn the tv on but the sound / picture haven't come up yet. Is this what people are referring to? It seems to be getting worse.

 
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Re: Ringing in ears

That 'electronic whine' sound is what I've always assumed is meant by the term 'ringing' ears. I know it's a hypo symptom...Is it a hyper symptom too?

 
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Old 06-24-2004, 12:26 AM   #3
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Re: Ringing in ears

I've noticed it to be louder when I'm having hyperT hot flashes, so I'd say yes.

 
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I've noticed it to be louder when I'm having hyperT hot flashes, so I'd say yes.
i have a loud whistle in one ear and something like a loud siren in the other ... since i've become hypo, the tinnitis is much worse, but it started about eight years ago when everything began to go strange, slowly, so i think it's just a hypo symptom ... i hadn't listened to loud music or been to many rock concerts and anyway, this came on about 20 years later, and quite quickly (6 mos. + 6 mos.) -- i cried b/c i thought i'd never be able to hear rain again ,and to some extent, i can't now ...

anyhoo, i think it's all wrapped up with hypo, unless you're a rock musician or something ...

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Re: Ringing in ears

Ringing in the ears is a thyroid symptom? All this is starting to make a lot more sense to me now. I have tinnitus in both years that sounds like a high pitched constant ring. This was one of my first symptoms of whatever it is that I have.

 
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Re: Ringing in ears

Vince, do what you can to get those antibody tests. Yes tinnitus is a symptom. I don't know if it's hypo or hyper or both. I think I'm both, but it does seem to relate to my hyper symptoms more.

jb, definitely not a rock musician lol. graves - yeah. The hyper is becoming more prominent so hopefully soon. My heartrate has really been up (meds are controlling it now) so hopefully doc will decide to go ahead and get treatment in order. And to think the endo I saw said I had no thyroid disease. What a loser.

You know, I think I've been hearing this tinnitus since I was a kid. Not loud enough to notice all the time, but if I tried listening for it I could hear it. Was that normal?

 
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Re: Ringing in ears

I have had tinnitis for more years than I can remember. It started sometime during my 17 year stint at the ice cream plant I used to work at. Until I learned that I was hypo and not crazy and I started reading up on the symptoms, I assumed the tinnitis was from all the loud noise I was around at work. Well, I've been away from that place for over a year and I still have the ringing. It gets better at times but it never completely stops. I used to have a hard time going to sleep because of it. Now I think I'm so used to it that I wouldn't be able to go to sleep without the noise.
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You know, I think I've been hearing this tinnitus since I was a kid. Not loud enough to notice all the time, but if I tried listening for it I could hear it. Was that normal?
perhaps -- tinnitus (as you probably know, but for the benefit of those who don't) is caused by the slowing down of the movement of the tiny hairs in one's ears ... and medline says that: "Occasionally, it is a sign of high blood pressure, an allergy, or anemia." Sounds can include ringing, blowing, roaring, buzzing, clicking, and causes can include wax in the ear, infection, foreign objects ... or nothing, as i've concluded 'cuzz my friend has it and she's not hypo and has never listened to loud music ("idiopathic", i think it's called, as if any unknown symptom happens b/c we're all idiots, instead of there being a reason) ...

as usual for medline b/c it's a very conservative encyclopedia, no mention is made of hypO or hypER (phew -- just having a hot flash here), but it's definitely a symptom -- if you read the long list of about 30 symptoms that may be in the sticky: info. archive, rather than the short (about 10), you'll find it ...

one of the symptoms if hypO is hi blood pressure (mine has risen, but from as lo as 100/65 to as much as 140/90 -- and i think it's falling again with the increase (finally) in my fT4 -- yesterday at the neuro's office it was again 110/70) ...

anyhoo, what all this blather amounts to is that it's def. a symptom, and i dunno why you had yours as a child (can you say "I-dio-PATH-ic"?)...

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I have had tinnitis for more years than I can remember. It started sometime during my 17 year stint at the ice cream plant I used to work at. Until I learned that I was hypo and not crazy and I started reading up on the symptoms, I assumed the tinnitis was from all the loud noise I was around at work. Well, I've been away from that place for over a year and I still have the ringing. It gets better at times but it never completely stops. I used to have a hard time going to sleep because of it. Now I think I'm so used to it that I wouldn't be able to go to sleep without the noise.
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much of the ringing can be permanent, as yours from working in the ice cream plant is .... there's a rock star (keith what's-his-face? of the Stones? i dunno if that's the one) who has it horribly, from loudness all around him --- there was a piece in People some years ago about it, and i used to think "how awful -- to have to live with that noise!!" -- some go temporarily deaf after their shows ...

now i live with it myself and it's ghastly ... but mine came on suddenly -- first one ear, then the other -- then i had the "stroke", then became hypo ... i'm sure it's all connected ...

sometimes it's temporary -- sinus infections, allergies -- but working in an ice cream plant? i think not ...and i'm certainly glad you aren't able to go to sleep without the noise -- mine makes me crazy!!

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