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Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

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Hello all,

I am new to this forum and would like to share my experience to see if anybody has had anything similar.

Before the tinnitus and hyperacusis arrived I was having severe impacted wisdom tooth pain on my lower right part of my mouth. After taking penicillin and a bunch of ibuprofen for a week the pain had gone away.

I took various x-rays at different locations since my local dentist was closed and I was just trying to find answers as soon as possible.

One day after eating an extremely hot spicy dish of ramen I experienced some hearing loss on my left ear. Now, I didn't think much of it and went to sleep. This was on June 22nd of this year. June 23rd, a Saturday morning I woke up with an extremely loud seashell swooshing sound on my left ear. I freaked out and after 9 hours of it not going away I went to the ER. I was prescribed prednisone which is a steroid for 5 days 60mg daily. Within 8 - 10 days of hell, the swooshing sound had gone away. However, within the 4th day I was experiencing pressure and sensitivity on my right ear and then Hyperacusis came into play. That swooshing sound also changed into a variety of different rings and it ended up been a low ringing sound on my left ear.

At times, within the 12th day or so I would try and find that sound but it felt as if the ringing completely went away. The only thing bothering me was the H at the moment. Fast forward to July 16th, I woke up last week Monday morning with ringing in both ears and H. The H was just as bad as I initially got it and I didn't have ringing in both ears until now.

I'm scheduled to hopefully extract my two lower impacted wisdom teeth out this following Wednesday and I hope that shows some relief but so far I've gone to the ER and ENT specialist and haven't gotten a straight forward answer.

My nose is congested and I was told to do nasal rinse and spray and within two days of doing that my T and H came into play which was July 16th.

I'm not sure what's causing the T and H as I still have to go to a neurologists and need some more blood work but has anybody had T and H from impacted wisdom teeth problems?

I can provide more information if anyone wants to know about it.

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Hi - I have had both T and H for a few years. I did have all my impacted wisdom teeth out many years/ decades ago aged 19 but the T & H only started a few years ago so for me there’s unlikely to be a connection. I’ve recently had a full vestibular work up (ugh) for this and vertigo. Nothing at all was wrong with my ears or vestibular system apart from minor hearing loss and a structural abnormality on my jugular - discovered by ENT - which he feels explains the pulsatile tinnitus at least.

So very recently I’ve learnt that I have herniated discs in my neck and was reading up and learned that neck arthritis and degenerative disc disease can cause both T & H. I think this is the case for me and steroids for post viral asthma didn’t make any difference to mine.

I do have autoimmune disease though so I think these are partly to blame as well.

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in reply to Hidden

Yes, I've read about discs being a cause on T & H as well. What kind of steroids did you take?

Also, what kind of autoimmune disease do you have?

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in reply to SyntaxError

Sjögren’s Syndrome and Hashimoto’s.

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in reply to Hidden

Sorry to hear that. I hope we all feel better soon. Do you know what test were done in order to diagnose you of those?

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in reply to SyntaxError

Hashimoto’s is diagnosed by blood tests - antibodies and thyroid hormone levels. Sjögren’s is often very hard to diagnose and is either in your autoimmune antibodies or in your salivary glands - which have to be biopsied for diagnosis if it isn’t in your blood -along with very dry eyes, mouth, IBS, joint and nerve pain and chronic fatigue.

NicBTA
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Hello and welcome to the British Tinnitus Association forum SyntaxError. Do feel free to ask any questions, I hope that you find this a helpful and supportive place to help you manage your tinnitus.

We have some resources that you might like to check out in addition to our home here:

tinnitus.org.uk

- especially tinnitus.org.uk/hyperacusis and tinnitus.org.uk/tinnitus-an... where you will see jaw problems - which includes dental issues - can frequently trigger tinnitus

takeontinnitus.co.uk

Helpline 0800 018 0527 (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) (outside the UK you can call +44 (0)114 250 9922)

Warmest wishes

Nic (BTA Communications Manager and Forum Administrator)

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in reply to NicBTA

Thank you so much for the helpful information.

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