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Hissing in the ear is killing me

Gonna die because of the hissing sound in ear . It’s an torcher like anything. I read there is no medicine to stop . How to survive with this continuous hissing sound . I can’t . Sorry my universe.having sensorineural problem also.

I’m afraid it’s extremely common.

It’s very hard to give you a prognosis, but just to say that I have learnt to live with mine and hardly notice it. It has got less too. I’m still hoping that in the long term it will dwindle. Hang in there!

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I ‘hear’ you on a whole new level, Kailaz Cailaz! After many years with the hissing in the left ear, I grew to barely notice it unless it fluctuated. Since whatever has hit my previously good ear rendering me almost totally deaf overnight, I have a very different LOUD rushing noise in the right ear as well!! Because of the deafness I keep trying to mentally ‘push away’ the rushing sound so I can hear better!! Sincerely hope it will subside or that I will get to ignore it soon!! At this point I’m taking it as a positive that I can again hear the hissing faintly…perhaps the rushing is lessening!! Try to stay positive - you WILL learn to live with it!!!


Recently I have noticed increased incidence of hissing in my ears particularly the right one obviously more noticeable at night or when tired/stressed it seems to be linked to my heartbeat and increased if that rises to be honest it’s different to the high pitched ringing I get and sounds like a short wave radio being tuned in I guess its tinitus but no doctor has been quick to diagnose or suggest treatment when I’ve mentioned it.

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Yeah tinnitus. I’ve still got mine ~6 years after it started. It’s almost the only symptom that persists. Avoid caffeine and sugar or sugary food and definitely both at same time. Always try to get good sleep. Avoid stress.

The tinnitus has slightly improved but the main thing that has improved is my attitude towards it.

If the vestibular symptoms go then why not the tinnitus? So, I remain hopeful it will go too one day.

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That’s most probably because there isn’t much available. We can each surely diagnose our own tinnitus and there’s not any effective treatment around. Lots of devices to help people minimise its effects such as ‘white noise machines’ etc, plenty of advice on management like playing low music to mask it when in a quiet area and so on. I have seen courses - CBT type stuff and other, supposed to help. Stressing and worrying on it makes it more noticeable apparently. The less attention we give it the less obtrusive it should appear. Mine is a slight fizzing in one ear intermittently so I’m lucky. Others experience far more disruptive symptoms but it seems we have to just learn to live with it mostly.

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