How I Got Rid of My Tinnitus
I thought I should go to the emergency room but I was hesitant because it would be in the night time and was doubtful that there would be an audiologist there to take care of me. I decided to tough it out until Monday, a weekday that I could go to the ear nose and throat hospital. On Sunday March 3, 2019 I experienced the first sustained onset of banging in my ear. The noise was so loud and sustained, i couldn't sleep and so I was up for hours pacing the floor and being panicky I called 911. My ear just would not stop banging or driving. It sounded like a car going 80 miles an hour just going, going non stop, except for the occasional plops which sounds like that when your blue tooth equipment is looking to be connected to your computer. It eventually went away around 2 am in the morning while at the hospital. Needless to say the hospital released me at 3:00 am in the morning. Needless to say they claim they had no specialist there and didn't want to give me any medication for fear it might worsen the condition.
On March 4, 2019 I went to the ENT hospital. Little did I know that these hospitals have converted to clinics that close at 4:00 clock in the evening and that people with hearing issues can't just walk in on an emergency basis because they will not be taken. So I showed up at the hospital and was firmly told to make an appointment to be seen sometime in May of 2019 or go across the street to the emergency section of their affiliate hospital. This I did. It turned out that they had no Otolaryngology doctor there either. They did nothing for me and referred me back to ENT hospital. So I came home and the next day I called for an appointment. They had given me a referral and to told me to tell them about it. However, that wasn't good enough. NO they could not squeeze me in for an appointment anywhere I should have to schedule an appointment to be seen in May of 2019. I called around even to get an appoint from a doctor than that I had seen one time back in 2016. His office too think I should wait for ever. I did get an appointment with a private doctor for March 7, 2019.
When I was 19 years old I developed ringing in my ear because I was on a plane that was about to land and I didn't know that I should keep my head down to prevent air bubbles from building up in my ear. It took several years to disappear. The ringing in my ear at that time was very minor, or nothing that would cause me to panic. The most time I heard the small bell chimes was at bedtime in reclining and the sounds were barely audible. If you have ever seen the movie "Sound of Music" and saw the little boy bouncing up and down the bell tongue in ringing it, you will understand the intervals between each ring that was sustained in my ear at that time. The decibels, however, were next to nothing in comparison...meaning they were much, much softer.
On Monday after I came back from the second Emergency room after running the water while brushing my teeth my ear started to bang. I though it was because I had my mouth opened wide again I was panicked it just would not stop. Finally I laid down and began to speak gibberish to block out the sound. I also began humming and I noticed it was subsiding and I continued for about ten minutes and I could not believe it finally subsided. So you think that talking gibberish and lullaby's is a solution. No because when it came on the next night I tried the gibberish, lullaby thing and it didn't help. But around 20 minutes later I was just talking to myself to block it out while trying to fall asleep and wallah! it stopped. I was flabbergasted, I was like what just happened?
Here is what I continue to go through: My own voice jars it a little, people talking next to me sound like they are screaming in my ear. The tap water running sets off the banging or if its already on makes it worst. So there are three different frequencies of sound that I am experiencing. There is boom, boom boom!, then there is the one that sounds like a race car driving, a plane or like the air conditioner just going and going and also the blue tooth connecting sound pop, pops! Still none of this problem as described was important enough for me to be seen on an emergency basis by Otolaryngology doctor at the ENT hospitals. I eventually managed to get an appointment with an Otolaryngology doctor in another day or so. So I will see how that goes. But in the mean time just think of the ENT health care and how they operate. To them no matter what your explanation problems with your hearing is not important.
I began writing this post on March 6, 2019 because the buzzing had stopped and I was excited. However, I heard it slowly beginning to come back and I walked way. It stopped for a while on 3-7-2019. But as soon as I entered the Otolaryngology office it started buzzing again. After testing the doctor told me that I had some slight hearing loss and suggested a high potency supplement called Laflavanoids which is supposedly good for the inner. I was excited, so I ordered and took them right away. After my first dose my ear never stopped ringing and continued nonstop stop for a bout three weeks. Remember now that as I was saying before my ear would stop ringing for several hours at a time. Of course i never took another one of those pills after that. They cost $26.00.
I was at my wits end then I stared blocking the noise by placing my hand on my temple and repeating 1000-1, 1000-2 etc for 3-10 minutes at time sometimes and I notice that it began to lower the sound. I will also mention that I was also drinking a lot of green tea, which is know to contain bioflavenoids a nutrient that is good for the inner ear. If the Green Tea did help then it means that one size does not fit all and that is why the hi potency kind made my condition worst. Any way, around March 31, 2019, I realize that I couldn't hear it and was able to sleep and wake up in the night without feeling panicky.
Today April 16, 2016 its almost as if its not there anymore. I really have to lean in to hear it, and I am able to finally finish writing this post. I have changed the original title: The The Day My Ear Began to Behave like the Westminster Chime. To Getting Rid of Tinnitus.
It turned out that Otolartngology practitioner was wrong about my condition being permanent. The lesson here is to believe and be optimistic and never be afraid to try anything. I know it sound weird that the gibberish, the lullaby and the second counts and the green tea could have solve the problem but it did for me. Thank God. I am still keeping my fingers crossed and trying to keep my ear away from loud noises or any further damage by wearing ear plugs.