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Tuning in


I’ve had a ringing in my ears for years and always was able to dismiss it and carry on, just for the last few nights I have honed in on the noise and don’t seem to be able to revert. If it’s not there then I’m looking for it somewhat. Hopefully I can make peace with it again and sleep peacefully in my bed. Anxiety certainly makes it worse but it makes me anxious, a viscous circle indeed. I have recently been diagnosed with allergic acute rhinitis so whether that has a bearing on my new found T only time will tell.

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Please don’t go looking for your T as it will always be there. If you’re not hearing it then you’re doing something to distract it so just carry on with what you are doing. Thinking about T brings it on so if it’s silent then keep it that way as best as you can. Good luck!


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

Congestion can make tinnitus more noticeable - as one of my favourite experts says, "a snotty nose means snotty ears!" (she does work with children, they love her phrasing!)

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