Hello, I have had self inflicted tinnitus in my left ear for around 3 years caused by rifle shooting without ear protection. (silly, I know)
My main hobby is weight training. When performing the squat, part of the widely accepted technique is to use the "Valsalva manoeuvre" which involves taking a large breath and tensing the muscles of the trunk while performing the movement. While doing this I can feel an increase of pressure in my body including neck and face. (This is normal)
My question is: Is there a correlation between acute increases in blood pressure during strenuous exercise and a worsening of existing tinnitus?
Thanks in advance.