Ring, Ring

Woke up this morning to the joy of tinnitus.  Ringing, ringing, ringing… to the point the noise drove me back  bellinto bed with the hopes of outsleeping it.  Not a chance.  I can sometimes outsleep a “sound headache” (a headache I get from a sound overload), but today there is no hope of outsleeping the loud ringing in my ears.

Oddly, the hearing aid does help some.  Sometimes the reverse is true, however.  This HA has almost no feedback, so perhaps it is why it seems to help more.

So, for now, I’m having a subdued ringing in my head.  Such fun.

Don’t forget…some medications contribute to tinnitus including:

  • Antibiotics, including polymyxin B, erythromycin, vancomycin and neomycin
  • Cancer medications, including mechlorethamine and vincristine
  • Water pills (diuretics), such as bumetanide, ethacrynic acid or furosemide
  • Quinine medications used for malaria or other health conditions
  • Certain antidepressants may worsen tinnitus
  • Aspirin taken in uncommonly high doses (usually 12 or more a day)

 The Mayo Clinic has some decent information on the problem.


  1. About tinnitus…I think you may like my post here http://picnicwithants.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/my-sounds-of-silence-hawmc-day-11/ this was before I lost all my hearing, a friend of mine worked out the sounds I often hear…I thought is one of my better pieces.

    I have a question for you. I know you work with people with people in the prison system who have hearing challenges. I have 2 hearing aids that are just sitting in a drawer….I’m getting my second CI next week. They are about 3 years old, they are Phonax Sport Audeo….I think that’s how they spell it. They do not have t-coil capabilities. The person would need new ear pieces, one pay work, but the other is custom, and have them adjusted by an audiologist.

    Just let me know. You can post here, or email me…my email address is on my blog, under About Me.

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