Hissing in my ear

by Susan
(UK)

I suddenly started getting an extra sound that I could hear about six months ago. I visited the doctor who referred me to an ENT consultant. I was told I had lost the very high part of my hearing and the brain was trying to pick up sounds that were missing, and I was told that nothing could be done. I think this was the worst thing anyone could say, and following that I went through a very serious period of stress, being woken with terrible noises in my head, and feeling I could not go on. I didn't sleep at night for about 2 weeks, and lost 1/2 a stone which is a lot for an already petite person, and finally I visited the doctor again as I felt awful. The doctor prescribed a low amount of a drug for depression to be taken at night to help me sleep and regain my appetite. This worked. I was also referred to a hearing centre where I have been fitted with a hearing aid type of sound generator. At present I am trying to wear this as often as possible. I am slightly confused because the hissing noise can be quite intrusive for a couple of days and then gets to the stage where it is a little more bearable and then I will have a couple of days when I am only very slightly aware of it, and forget it when I am in company - but then inexplicably it comes back. I am not sure whether to wear the sound generator every day, even on good days, or not, and will I ever get back to normal. Also, can anyone advise when going to a dance where there is music on a loudspeaker, not hugely loud where you can't hear someone speak, but enough just to set tinnitus off. Does wearing ear plugs work? I would like advice from anyone who has experience of tinnitus.

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Jan 18, 2012
Proof that something CAN be done!
by: Sarinne

It's unfortunate that at your initial diagnosis you were told that "nothing could be done"; and good for you for pursuing the issue until you found some relief!

It's a normal experience with tinnitus that it can come and go, being a disturbance at times and barely noticeable at others. Research has found that it is worse during times of stress. Getting plenty of healthy sleep and exercise is helpful for alleviating many conditions, including tinnitus.

Wearing ear plugs around loud music will reduce the level of noise reaching your ears, so it should reduce the chances of setting off your tinnitus. Whether it will reduce the chances to zero is hard to predict, but it should at least be better than if you were wearing no ear plugs. Each person's tinnitus is unique, and it will probably take some experimentation to learn the triggers in your own situation. Maybe other readers will have suggestions of things to try.

Thanks for sharing your experience.

-- Sarinne from Noise Help

Nov 17, 2012
I could have written that myself!
by: Shell

Hi Susan, I can totally relate to your post, to the point where I could have written it myself. I started having a loud hissing in my ear in May 2012 after a very stressful period in my life. I had been having problems with my ears on and off and was referred to an ENT specialist. I was told I'd lost some hearing in my right ear after having a hearing test and that this would make the tinnitus worse and also the stress that I was going through. I too felt very low and depressed. I went to see a tinnitus specialist at my local hospital and have to say she has been an excellent support and made so much sense in explaining how and why tinnitus affects us. She is also very positive that you can eventually learn to block it out. I am going back in December as I am going to try some white noise ear plugs to try and help mask it. Like yourself I can go through periods where the hissing is barely noticable and if I'm out and about I seem to manage to completely forget about it but the minute I step back into a quiet room it's there again! I wish you luck and stay positive!

Feb 14, 2013
Do I have to see a doctor?
by: Anonymous

I thought it would go by itself and it hasn't. I started noticing it about a year ago. Especaislly at night it is a real disturbance. Do I need to see a doc?

Feb 14, 2013
ATA Recommendations
by: Sarinne

For people with tinnitus, the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) recommends seeing an audiologist or ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT) who is experienced in tinnitus treatment. Click here to see more tinnitus tips from the ATA.

– Sarinne from Noise Help

May 15, 2014
Hissing in Ear Isn't Always Tinnitus!!!
by:

My experience with a sometimes loud, sometimes soft hissing in my left ear turned out to be tight neck and shoulder muscles. When the muscles are stretched, the hissing stops. My left-side neck and shoulder muscles get tight from holding phone beneath my chin. Consult a physical therapist for stretching exercises.

May 21, 2014
hissing in the ear
by: marguerite

I finally found a person who has the same problems as I do---I have hissing too and it seems to get worse under stress also my neck is very tight and I have shoulder tightness too--if I hold my neck a certain way the hissing eases--I was told this condition never goes away--when I lay down to sleep it gets worse--going to a atlas chiropractor that does manual adjustments--will let you know how it works out---

May 21, 2014
Muscle Patterns
by:

Hissing related to tight neck and shoulder muscles can be due to a pattern that formed in those muscles because they were consistently held in a certain way (such as holding a phone beneath chin). For me, the chain of muscles in my neck and shoulder shortened and twisted, which constricted the nerves in the muscles and they were what was ringing in my head. While a chiropractor can help with this problem, I did not get complete relief until I did stretching exercises to remove the pattern that had formed in the muscle between my shoulder and neck. I found out this solution from a neurologist (constricted nerves can ring). No one else I consulted (ear doctor, chiropractor, physical therapist) knew about muscle patterns. One day while I was doing my shoulder exercises, I heard a pop (the muscle pattern released) and then the hissing stopped. This took about six months of exercising. Physical therapists can instruct re the best exercises.

May 21, 2014
Additional Comment
by:

Additional comment from above contributor: Yes, the hissing gets louder when you lay on the muscle because it gets even more constricted. This happened to me, too. It sounds like the person who wrote the first comment on 5/21 has the same problem I did, so I hope he or she will try the exercises. Hang in there -- the ringing CAN go away!!!

Jun 12, 2014
Muscle stretches
by:

Hi I was wondering what the shoulder and neck stretches are that you do for the hissing in your ears?

Jun 16, 2014
neck muscles
by: marguerite

what are the exercises

Jun 17, 2014
Tympanic tightness and weird noises
by: DB

Very likely your problem is that little muscle that runs through your Eustachian tube up to the tympanic membrane and the tiny bones that control the Tympani. As long as there is no pathology found with the ears through hearing and vestibular tests it is likely a stress generated issue from any variety of life issues you may have been experiencing.

Sounds will sound weird, sharp at times, ears will hiss, sound like mosquitoes, like steam through a pipe. Just something I have gone through, seems to be a TTTS issue (Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome), related to that tiny tensor muscle, nerves and stress. I would have no doubt the neck munipulation would help these situations. You might of even had some face /jaw numbness at one time with this.

Good luck, muscle relaxers do work for this.

Jun 17, 2014
there could be an answer
by: DB

Sent this previously;

likely a lot of the unexplained weird tinnitus noise is caused by an issue called TTTS Toxic Tympanic Tensor Syndrome. Went through this my self recently as the the ear shown no pathological or vestibular issues but had inner tightness, weird sounds and occasional numbness around the face and cheek.
There is a muscle and nerve that attaches to the Tympani and associated support structures that is affect by stress, either acoustic shock or long term life situation stuff. The good news there are solutions to this, muscle relaxer which actually are anti depressants to calm down the nerves that that are irratating the tensor muscle, after that botox or a little snippy of the tensor muscle is in order.

Good Luck

Jun 29, 2014
Neck and Shoulder Muscles
by: Patricia

I am the person who wrote about tight neck and shoulder muscles causing tinnitus.

Note that "tinnitus" simply means "ringing". It does not necessarily refer to an ear issue. For me, tight neck and shoulder muscles were causing the ringing, and exercise made it vanish.

Exercises that worked for me:

1) Set palm against the side of head and push head against it gently to create resistance. Feel the muscle on the side of throat tense, thus it is being exercised. Do this on the other side of head as well.

2) Set both palms against forehead and push head against them gently to create resistance. This also exercises neck muscles in the throat area.

3) Set both palms against the back of head and push head gently against them to create resistance. This exercises the muscles in the back of neck.

4) For shoulder muscle exercises, use a dumbbell that is comfortable to lift but also provides some resistance and lift it as if lifting a bucket. Do this as many times as is comfortable.

5) Tilt head back as far as it will go and then open mouth as wide as possible, hold for several seconds, then close mouth into a pucker. This works the muscles beneath the ears as well as the throat.

Repeat these exercises as many times and as often as able to do comfortably. It will take a while, but eventually the ringing should ease as the muscles stretch. Don't give up too early as it does take a while. Note how the muscles in the throat area are directly beneath the ear. Any tightness in these muscles can cause tinnitus. The shoulder exercises are necessary in conjunction with the neck exercises because the shoulder and neck muscles are part of the same chain of muscles and work together.

Good luck. I hope everyone who reads this is helped by these exercises as much as I was.

Aug 24, 2014
ringing in my ears
by: Abed Hameed

hello ,I'm from Iraq ,I have very high noise in my ears ,actually the problem started 25 years ago ,I went to see many doctors ( specialist and general) but I didn't get the good medicine , so the hissing is getting loud till the moment I feel that I'm talking to myself.I herd about the way of using the ear plugs to let brain hearing sounds instead of the noise .Please ,tell me if there is any new medication in your country and you know about the situation in Iraq ,because I tried to use the ear plugs but really nothing happened .Maybe,I don't know how to use the ear plugs in schedule.thank you

Oct 15, 2014
Ear sound generator
by: Mike

I heard that there are sound generators you can get. They produce a white noise. Let me check... First you should understand where the problem may be coming from. Check this..
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ringing-in-the-ears-tinnitus-topic-overview
Then, http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/pages/tinnitus.aspx
talks about the sound generator.
Look under the treatment section. Each country has different resources. Some of these may not be available in your country.

Dec 23, 2014
Permenant hissing.
by: Dcn

I am 54 yrs old. I lost at least 90% of my right ear hearing when I was 12 or 13 all by itself and sudden. No warnings or anything. Only hissing noise and loss of hearing happened at that same day. Unfortunately doctors also said nothing can be done about it. I have been with this noise for most of my life.
Now my other ear started to make the hissing noise and more noticeable in the last couple of weeks. No hearing loss, yet. I saw ENT doctor and he just said stay healthy and nothing to do, but see me immediately if you lose your hearing!! I have 20% hearing loss on my good ear now. I am panicking a little because total hearing loss in that ear means going deaf with terrible hissing noise in my head for the rest of my life.
I wish at least I know what causes this so maybe I can avoid it. And it is strange that until today doctors say nothing can be done. And I don't want to wait until I am actually deaf.

Sorry for not being very optimistic here.

Dec 30, 2014
Hissing in Ears
by: Dora

Patrica, thanks for the info and the exercises. I believe you are right on top of the relief. I'm a 63 year old female. I have had this hissing in my ears most of my life. It goes away and then returns. I have never saw an MD or ENT for the hissing sounds but rather for repeated ear aches. Of course the treatment was antibiotics. I have hearing loss in the right ear and scares on the ear drum and can only hear certain tones. I saw a neurologist, the brain scan was normal. The test he did on my leg muscles astounded me as I could actually hear my muscles moaning and groaning! Experiencing this test and being under stress with tight neck and shoulder muscles makes me agree with you that my ears are hearing the muscles. I definitely will do these exercises.

Jan 25, 2015
quadruple whammy
by: jules

this info is a lifesaver.. something connected & I understood what has happened.. this high pitched hissing showed up in my head about 6 months ago ,, typically after a very stressful time. I noticed my shoulders & neck , very tight & giving me headaches..

1 - I was diagnosed with Chronic obstructive sleep apnoea. I got a machine that blows air in my nose.. if I kept my jaw closed it wouldn't blow it straight out my mouth again. this set up a lock jaw tension.. the Sleep ap was extremely stressful .. I noticed I was very tense. I have noticed that the sound gets louder if I clench my jaw... but doesn't completely go away .. when I read this report , I almost straight away noticed the tension & it dropped with the sound it caused if I relaxed that muscle. this knowledge was a huge relief in itself because it made sense. every time I chew there is a corresponding increase in volume effect. I've had a long time to find a cure for this,, thanks for this & the internet.


2 - secondly , I had all my mercury amalgam fillings removed & replaced with resin ones.. within a couple of days I noticed that my head cleared up & a fog lifted from my mind.. amazing !.. I had been feeling off colour for years.. & I could not figure out what food it was that caused it.. it was in fact the act of chewing that released mercury into my blood stream through my digestion ... this is wicked & subversive.. they should ban this immediately world wide. a weird side effect of mercury in your bloodstream is that the high frequencies were dampened.. this is a typical effect of mercury poisoning. I am a sound engineer & have compared my previous sound balances,, which were very trebley , compensating for the loss of perception , to what it is now.. I got quite a shock hearing those old recordings all again with so much top end in the mix. it certainly was mercury in my body , I know this for certain despite my GP balking at it, because I had blood tests done prior to my fillings replacement .02 of a micromole ( industry alert level is .08 ) & a few months after 0.0 levels.. I felt so much better.

3 - I also quit smoking cannabis , which may have been dampening or overclouding the effects of these other two .. which is well known as a nervous system depressant..& withdrawal is the opposite of it's initial effects.. instead of calm & dreamy , you get irritable , instead of sleeping ,, you are an insomniac , instead of hungry - you have no appetite , instead of feeling creative you feel a dead head.. these withdrawal effects wears off after a couple of weeks & within 3 months your head clears up & you feel good. normal again.

4 - I stopped drinking any water with fluoride in it... I have a water distiller & mix that with some fruit juice..

I have certainly cleaned up my act.. & now , I will learn to cure this stress related high pitch in my head.. I must add that prayer & meditation gave me a lot of peace of mind to get through this.. mostly unnecessary stress & discomfort,, thanks to our modern lifestyles & bad habits.. good luck to all. heal thyself. listen to your instinct & conscience.

Jan 26, 2015
Hissing in the Ear
by: Dora

Since my last posting I have saw yet another ENT who has placed me on a steroid nasal spray. He determined that I not only had hearing loss but ETD in the left ear as well. My Eustachian tube is not working at all causing pain. The nasal spray has helped with the pain & ENT stated it could take up to 3 months to receive best results. Facial exercises also help relieve tension & pain.I was unable to get allergy testing at this point due to OB Care Health Insurance not paying for the test until I meet my deductible. I actually forgot about an injury to the left side of my head so I'll cover that on my next visit. I found the web site listed below which provides more info and a nasal exercise. Good luck everyone.


http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/health-library/diseases-and-conditions/eustachian-tube-dysfunction

Jan 26, 2015
Difference in Hearing Aid Devices?
by: Dora

I'm seeking opinions on hearing aids. I understand we feel locked in to purchase the devices from an ENT or Audiologist with a price range from 1500 per ear to 3500. Which of course is worth the cost to be able to hear better but in some cases I know, the expensive device did not work for the person. My Audiologist recommended a behind the ear unit for me. Being an intermediate person in the field of technology I question the validity of "designed just for you" hearing aids. I agree the molding for the ear is so designed to fit only the shape of each persons ear canal but what if any is the difference in the "mini machine" itself? For instance, you can have two computers produced by two different companies but the two can be exactly the same on the inside depending on their specifications & software. Hearing aids are either analog or digital. To my understanding most are digital with soft flexible ear bulbs(behind the ear type). I surfed the internet and found an electronics company, from whom I have purchased from for years, offering digital hearing aids at $29.99 per behind the ear unit. The ad makes the same promise of benefits as the Audiologist made with her brands. I'm purchasing the mini behind the ear & will let you know if it works for me!

Jun 27, 2015
hissing in my ears
by: terry luscher

I also have a hissing in my ears. And as I place my hands while sitting down on my for head and push forward holding my head back the hissing gets really loud so my conclusion is that the mussels are playing a big role in this problem.And like everybody else threw out the day the sound disappears then comes back.I am going to try some neck exercises.

Jul 04, 2015
Mahe
by: Mahendranath

Thai everyone,
Hissing in my left ear when I move my head and unnoticingly it vanish at times and reemerges irregularly. As it has not affected my hearing, I have not approached a physician. Have any one any clue?

Jul 08, 2015
seeking for help
by: Nur Arumpac

Im 16 years old and Im totally experiencing this, i made a lot of research to medicate my problem but sadly i found none.. Help please,, I cant study properly and this will cause me to fail my degree. Help please!

Jul 11, 2015
HISSING IN HEAD
by: mike

hi ...two year ago i was going through a very stressful anxious time.....was sitting in the living room during the night.. could not sleep ...... suddenly i heard a loud bang like my heavy back gate slamming shut...when i went to investigate the gate was bolted shut .....from that night i have had a hissing sound in my head not my ear i have had all the tests hearing, ent,mri....all came up with nothing to explain the hissing..i have had a very hard time with this ..it is worse when i am stressed can anyone help pls......tonight as i sit here i feel really low.....

Jul 13, 2015
Hissing in head!
by: Michelle

I can totally sympathise with you with hissing sound. I have loud hissing in my right ear along with a constant chugging noise which is pulsating tinnitus. If my heartbeat races the chugging gets faster in time with it. I find the chugging harder to cope with at times than the hissing. The only advise I can offer is to try not to focus on it, doing so makes it worse and can also leave you feeling anxious which in effect is like turning up the volume switch. Easy for me to say I know, I think it's a case of having to train yourself to learn to live with it.

Jul 13, 2015
Hissing in head!
by: Michelle

Just want to add people say yoga is good for this type of thing, not something I have tried as of yet! I really hope you can become a little more accepting of it. I used to focus on mine constantly but it has got easier over the last 3 years. I still have bad days but I wont let it best me!

Oct 11, 2015
exercise !!
by: Robet

thank you whoever suggested the neck and head exercises. I was doing them as i was reading them and it subsided slightly. I am sure with continuous exercise, the hissing will slowly disappear. Thank you, Good Luck to all

Jan 07, 2016
hissing in ear
by:

The hissing could also be caused by anemia (if your heart is working overtime to pump blood) or tense muscles which may be pressing against your artery. Maybe you can try cold then hot compresses for relief.

Hope this helps.

Jan 26, 2016
insomina due to hissing sounds in my left ears.
by: Sonny

Hi everyone, I'm 56 years male. I have had tinnitus for almost 2 years.In mid December 2015 I started heard whistle in my right ear. I am overweight and obesity. In the last 12 months I have been eating a lots of junk foods, drank caffeine on daily basis. I ate lots of food with saturated fat,

I recently started heard hissing sounds in my left ear about 3 weeks ago. On new year eve last year 2015 I went to my local pub with my friends to celebrate new year, music was loud and we stayed for almost 2 hours then returned home. I didn't heard hissing sounds about a week later, usually you started heard buzz sounds afterward after you left the pub. My other friends who were with me that night they were fine and have no ear problems. I think hissing sounds may linked up with high cholesterol. At the moment my GP prescribe me some sleep tablets help to sleep at night and it worked.

As soon as I go to sleep I can hear hissing sounds constantly immediately. I feel tired and depressed.

Can anyone please give me some advise to help to get some sleep?

Thank you.

Jan 26, 2016
Reply to Sonny
by: Shell

Hi Sonny, I can truly sympathise with the hissing sound you are experiencing, I am lay here typing this listening to hissing and pulsating tinnitus in my right ear. The pulsating tinnitus started last year, the hissing tinnitus in 2012! I find the pulsating tinnitus harder to cope with I think as it has more of a pattern to it that I find hard to block out. When I'm having a bad time of it I listen to background noise (white noise) from my mobile phone. You can download sounds or you can get them via YouTube which will play for hours. I find running water sound works well for me. Give it a fry and stay positive, it does get easier!!

Feb 07, 2016
Hissing in ear
by: Sonny

Hi Shell, thank you for your reply. I don't know which is best to listen music with earphone on or without. Can you advise me please? Hissing sounds very loud when l at home especially when l am very tired. Have you come across this before? Speak soon.

Feb 07, 2016
Reply to Sonny
by: Shell

Hi Sonny, I saw a tinnitus specialist at my local hospital, I was advised not to wear earphones at bedtime so I have the white noise playing through my phone on my bedside or you can get pillows that you link up to a device eg iPod to play the music through! To be honest I haven't done this for a few months now, I'm managing to cope without. Try not to let it rule your life, easier said than done I know and during the evening its as though someone has turned the volume right up! It does get easier as hard as it is. I hope this helps 🙂

Mar 01, 2016
Hissing in ears
by: Susan

I know what you all feel like. My problem started last year. I have non-stop high-pitched hissing. I thought I was going crazy until I went online and to the doctor and was told what it was. I was also told there was no treatment or cure. That was depressing. They suggested the white noise but I like peace and quiet to sleep. I even turn off the A/C as the noise bothers me even worse than the hissing. I have noticed that I do get some relief when taking a hot shower. The hissing is noticeably quieter after the shower. I can still hear it but not as much. I told a doctor about that and they were surprised so there may be something to that. I too notice that it is louder when I am stressed. I have hearing loss in one ear and had many ear infections as a child. I also had a head cold and flew and it got into my ears and I couldn't hear well for 2 weeks. One day I heard a loud pop and could hear again but I wondered if the pop damaged my ear that I have hearing loss in now. If I shower at night and go to bed, I get a migraine as the water gets in my ears so I never shower before bed due to the horrible headache. There has to be a cure for this and I am hopeful that one day someone will figure this out...again, warm water helps so I know there is hope. Some of you may want to see if you notice a change too with warm water. I shower with hot water for about 20 to 30 minutes. I am going to try the exercises too. Thanks for the advice and don't lose hope.

Mar 15, 2016
Exercise Can Be The Answer to Hissing in Ear!
by: Patricia

Our shoulder muscles connect to the back of our skull just as our neck muscles do. If we don't exercise our shoulders, the muscles at the base of our skull will tighten up and can cause hissing that sounds like it's in/coming from our ear(s).

To see what I mean about shoulder muscles being the culprit, put your left hand behind your neck and grasp the right side of your neck. Now raise your right arm and you will feel the muscle move, which shows that it connects to your skull alongside your neck muscles.

Best shoulder exercise is to move your arms around as if you're pedaling a bicycle with your hands. Make medium size circles forward for a while and then backward. If your hissing is the result of tight shoulder muscles, the hissing should start subsiding almost immediately. But if you don't continue exercising your shoulders on a regular basis, the hissing will come back because the muscles will tighten up again. Also, rotate your neck around slowly in circles to exercise your neck muscles, too.

I had hissing (sometimes loud, sometimes soft, sometimes high-pitched) in my left ear, which was always at its worst when I woke up, but after doing these exercises for just a short while, it disappeared completely.

To the person who wrote that her hissing gets better in the shower, it's because she's lifting her arms up and down as she's performing her activities, which is shoulder exercise.

Now-a-days, we all sit still for hours playing with our computers, phones, etc. so we're keeping our arms (and necks) down a lot and so we are having these issues. It's almost as if our muscles freeze up. Don't be surprised if you even hear cracking sounds in your neck when you exercise -- I did at first but I'm fine now.

Good luck to everyone. Hope I've been able to help. I suffered with hissing for five years trying to explain to my medical doctor, an ENT, and a chiropractor what I was experiencing, but in the end it was a physical therapist who knew the answer -- inactivity on my part caused the hissing and simple exercises cured it.

Mar 16, 2016
Recommendation to exercise neck muscles
by: Susan

Thank you for the recommendation. I will try that and heat therapy on the muscles too and let you all know if that helps me too! I would be so happy if the constant hissing went away for good!!!

Mar 17, 2016
hissing in the ear
by: jimmy

is there a video on this execise I don't know exactly what to do

Mar 17, 2016
Reply to Jimmy Re How to Exercise Shoulders
by: Patricia

Imagine that you're riding a bike and pedaling with your legs/feet. This is the same motion you'll do with your hands/forearms.

Start like this: hold your arms straight out from (to) your sides at shoulder height as if they are wings and you're going to flap them to fly.

Next, bend your elbows inward so that your hands/forearms are facing (pointing) forward (in front of you).

Next, pretend that your hands are your feet and that they're resting on the pedals of a bike.

Next, move your hands/forearms down and back and around to the front position again (around in a forward circle) as if you're pedaling a bike with your hands instead of your feet. In other words, imagine how your feet/legs would pedal a bike and just do the same thing with your hands/forearms.

Pedal your hands/arms forward for a while, then backward for a while. My physical therapist had me do this exercise for 20 minutes forward and 20 minutes backward. It really exercises the shoulders.

I hope you'll be helped by this exercise just as I was. Best wishes for quick healing.


Mar 21, 2016
Another Neck Exercise
by: Patricia

I neglected to mention another exercise that my physical therapist had me do to get rid of the hissing in my ear:

Stretch your neck back as far as it will go and then bring your chin down as far as you can to your chest. This will stretch the neck muscles that attach to the skull in-between the shoulder muscles. Repeat as many times as is comfortable.

Hope everyone is being helped by the exercises I've suggested just like I was.


Mar 22, 2016
Tighten troath muscles & hissing begins for me..
by: Alvin

I hear hissing fizzing noise in head loud enough for me to get disturbed sleep , pulsation in left side troath ..spent lot money on doctors, mri scan...hearing aid...but actually one good soul told me that my ears are OK ..hissing noise come from left side of my larynx..troath..pls afvise...

Apr 01, 2016
Exercise for Hissing in Ear
by: Patricia

I just remembered another exercise that was helpful to me in getting rid of the hissing in my left ear.

Hold arms stretched out from sides at shoulder height. Next, without moving your arms, pinch your shoulder blades together. You might have to concentrate to do this exercise without moving your arms, as it's a shoulder exercise. Make sure you feel stretching in your shoulder blade area or else you're probably doing it wrong.

This was the main exercise that lessened the hissing for me. In fact, when I did the exercise, I felt soreness in my left shoulder indicating that the muscle was tight. As the hissing lessened, the shoulder became less and less sore.

Hope this helps everyone like it did me.

May 02, 2016
cricket noises, now hissing
by: Charlie

I usually hear cricket noises but not enough to bother me, I ignore it. Now I've been hearing a hissing noises lately and today louder than usually after relaxing in my car with the seat back. Maybe it's my neck, I'll tell my chiropractor tonight when I see him.
I know I lost some high pitch noises due to loud music when I was younger and a few years ago sitting in front of speakers at a wedding.
I usually do exercise my shoulders and maybe that's why it hasn't really bothered me until today.

May 14, 2016
Hissing in Ears
by: Renee Solheim

I just woke up one day with this hissing. It never goes away. It's quieter when I first wake up. I noticed when I have slept 8 hours or more the noise is put on the back burner for awhile! I asked my pharmacy about the noise once and they gave me some kind of vitamin and it worked. I don't remember the name I haven't been taking them. I have so many other pills to take anyways! Well good luck! I just live with the noise,another part of my destroyed life!!!

May 17, 2016
how i got cured
by: suzann

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May 18, 2016
Reply to the above post
by: Shell

I honestly do not believe that there is a cure for certain types of tinnitus, especially in my case having Ménière's disease! With respect I find the above post rather hard to believe as there is definitely no cure for Hep B!

May 27, 2016
Hissing in left ear
by: Bula Vinaka

Took a road trip to Key West in April. On the way back home, soon as we got into Mobile, Alabama, I started to hear a hissing noise. At first I thought I had a air leak in my suv. However, I was mistaken. Every time we stopped for gas and food the hissing noise in my left ear continued. I went to see my doctor when I got home. She sent me to a ear, noise etc, doctor. They did hearing test. Result, slight loss of hearing from my left ear. He injected steroid in my left ear and put me on Prednisone 200 mg.It's been over a week with no positive results. In fact it has made the noise in my left ear worst than before.I had another appointment today for another steroid injection in my left ear, however, I did not keep it because after the first injection the noise level has increased. I left a note for my doctor to send me to a different ear, nose, etc. doctor. Hoping to hear from her soon. I was supposed to have a total of 3 steroid injection with the present ear nose doctor but for me one was enough. Seems to me his treatment just elevated the noise level.

May 27, 2016
Hissing in ear
by: Shell

I honestly believe that the best thing for anyone suffering from tinnitus is to accept it! I don't think there is a cute for 99.9% of sufferers and I'm not being negative just honest. If you can change the way you react to it and your thought patterns, it really does help. For me this didn't happen over night, mine started 4 years ago and has got progressively worse along with further loss of hearing in my right ear. I used to let it consume me which made the tinnitus unbearable at times. For me acceptance is definitely the key!

May 27, 2016
Hissing in Ear
by: Patricia

To the person who took a road trip and then had hissing -- you probably have tight muscles in neck and shoulders. I wrote about this above in other communications. After five years of hissing in my left ear, I finally got the cure from a physical therapist --- shoulder exercises. The shoulder muscle connects to the skull right below the ear. If muscles are tight or kinked, such as from sitting wrong for long periods of time, you can get hissing because it's coming from the muscle which is close to your ear. Muscles can be tight or kinked without your feeling that they are.

PLEASE try shoulder exercises before you spend any more money on doctors. Stand straight and extend your arms out to your sides, then pinch your shoulders together. This is going to stretch the shoulder muscle in the correct direction and should give you relief. After you do about ten shoulder pinches, then rotate your neck in slow circles such as where your chin is touching your chest and then back and around. If you hear a cracking sound, believe it or not, that's a tight muscle. Also, look at a chart of a shoulder muscle to see what I'm talking about. You can find one online. It will show the shoulder muscle connecting to the skull just behind and below the ear.

No one seems to want to exercise for a cure, just pay doctors and continue to look for answers and get more and more upset at finding none. PLEASE people, try exercise!!!

May 28, 2016
hissing sound for quite some time
by: malaysia

I do not know how a deaf person would ever can hear a hissing sound or not? but i am experiencing hissing sound on my left ear,my right ear is completely perfect and fine. however the problem is with my left ear, i could not hear a single thing, it felt like i am deft on my left side, but i could still hear like hissing sound/ sound like air going in and out.

what is this? help me

May 30, 2016
hissing
by: david m

hi patricia. ive been suffering from a kind of mild hissing . seems to originate from my right ear, but i had a whiplash injury a few years ago and my neck makes some noises like ive got grit in it!! it doesnt really hurt but alters from day to day! ive had physio and was told to do some simple exercises. which help! i think the hissing im getting is more neck related. its difficult to pinpoint it, but as i had the neck injury, i think that is what is causing the problem! i had a bad head cold this feb, my right ear got really clogged up as i suffer with eustachian tube dysfunction, which i thought was to blame! my ear has cleared of middle ear fluid which ive suffered for years,and the hissing semed to coincide with the ear trouble at that time which made me think it was that ear! swings and roundabouts, but i must say that my hissing comes and goes and doesnt stop me from sleeping!! its fine when i wake up, and some days its hardly noticable then it just appears , but like i said im doing these exercises to build up my neck muscles! i can hear this slight hissing in my ear now, but ive got used to it!! but as patricia said and i know there are different causes of tinnitus but i know its my neck as i can feel the tension !! i hope this works for you!

Aug 15, 2016
MRI
by: Bula Vinaka

upon recommendation from the ear, nose etc. doctor I had an MRI done 5 days ago. I am still waiting for the results. Soon as I receive the results I will post. I have also lost my sense of smell and taste. All food tastes bad and every thing smells bad.

Aug 29, 2016
Ringing/Hissing in head
by: Brian

Hi everyone - I will be starting the exercises recommended above and post my progress each month.

I have ringing in my head in "both" ears. It's hard to tell. At the worst times it's like a high pitched hiss. It gets worse with stress. Bad posture can make it spike briefly (10-12 seconds).

I had a lot of stress that caused my jaw to open lock on the right side. The day after it locked I woke up and had ringing. A week later ringing started in my right ear. However, prior to my open lock i was having headaches, neck and back pain from stress and poor posture at work. I have been placed in jaw splints 24/7 and have seen some relief in my neck and back. It even stopped this odd popping/shifting I had in my throat.

I've been doing a few exercises here and there but now I will do a lot of exercises every day until I am better. I've always thought my ringing was more related to my neck and shoulders because the ringing did not start when I hurt my jaw it started when all my muscles siezed up to protect my jaw. Malocclusion can lead to spasmed muscles from your face to your back. They were in spasm for about 3-4 weeks before I realized that I had hurt my jaw and needed splints. Splints def helped the muscles.

When I get stressed my ears feel like I need to pop them constantly and my ringing gets very loud. This could be additional muscle tension from the stressed. Anyway, I will keep posting updates on progress as I try physical therapy. Still have not seen a neurologist or physio. Only chiropractor and dentist and an ENT who suggested TMJD.

Sep 28, 2016
constant hissing NEW
by: Maria

ive had this noice in my ears for a few momths now and the noice in my ears is driving me nuts at night when its all quiet.
Reading all comments made me realise im not on my own so thank you all.

i also realise i have to live with it......

So time to get them shoulder exercises going.

thank you all

Oct 31, 2016
hissing in my left ear NEW
by: missy

ok... I'm new to tenninus. on 10-5-16 I was slapped several times to the left of my face... there were no pain what so ever. 3 days later I got on a 5hrs flight and ears were locked... still no pain or tenninus.. I visited to ER for locked ear 1p days later and we're giving bactrim antibiotics oral for 1 week because my eardrum were ruptured. as soon as the medication was finished I begin to hear hissing in my left ear. I visit the ENT and was given medication for motion sickness and ear drops for my eardrum since it is perforated. Do anyone know if the ringing in my ear will go away after my eardrum heals? no sleep

Nov 04, 2016
Clenching jaw NEW
by: Nancy

I have had significant neck and shoulder tension all my life ( I am 62). I have had Mild tinnitus off and on for about 10 years, but it has recently gotten worse. I'm going to try the neck exercises. Thanks!

I have found that when I clench my jaw ( not relax it, clench it) the high pitched rringing in my right ear decreases in both volume and pitch. Has anyone else had this happen?

Nov 06, 2016
aleve NEW
by: bill gimbel

i read that aleve and the like cause tinitis, be careful!!!!!!!!!!

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