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Old Sat, Feb-25-06, 16:25
ShesGG ShesGG is offline
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Do diabetics commonly experience Tinnitus or ringing in the ears? I have only recently begun to get this ringing and sometimes it is really noisy.

Any hints about how to stop it?
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Old Sat, Feb-25-06, 16:43
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I have the problem too and would be interested in any advice.
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Old Sat, Feb-25-06, 21:57
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Originally Posted by ShesGG
Do diabetics commonly experience Tinnitus or ringing in the ears? I have only recently begun to get this ringing and sometimes it is really noisy.

Any hints about how to stop it?

Sorry to bring it up but this can be due to homronal fluctiations more than diabetes itself. I have not exactly ringing but more clicking ocationally, many women experice this as a part of the change. I am not sure if there is any way to stop it.
ETA: http://www.project-aware.org/Experience/symptoms.shtml
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Old Sat, Feb-25-06, 22:28
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Old Sun, Feb-26-06, 09:34
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Sorry to bring it up but this can be due to homronal fluctiations more than diabetes itself. I have not exactly ringing but more clicking ocationally, many women experice this as a part of the change. I am not sure if there is any way to stop it.
ETA: http://www.project-aware.org/Experience/symptoms.shtml


I've been looking online for potential vitamins, change of medication, but there really doesn't seem to be much help for people who have this problem. It isn't keeping me from working or sleeping but when things are quiet in the evening, I start hearing it.
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Old Sun, Feb-26-06, 10:13
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You might try taking a B-12 supplement. I have Meniere's syndrome (an inner ear disorder); one of the symptoms is a ringing/roaring in the ears. The doctors told me my only solution for relief would be surgical.

I was not fascinated by the thought of surgery on my skull, so I did my own research and found that for some, supplementing with B-12 gave much relief, if not remission. I bought a fairly high dosage and took several tablets per day (500 mcg). B-12 is stored by your body, but is not toxic at high dosages - your body just flushes what it cannot store.

It worked for me! I don't take it every day now, but several times a week is enough to keep the ringing sensation in remission. YMMV...

Also - I did take a prescription diuretic for a time, which also helped with the ringing sensation (this was before I discovered B-12). Meniere's syndrome is caused by a build-up of fluid in the inner ear - and the diuretic helped relieve that pressure (and hence the ringing). Don't know if this information might help you as well. As always, check with your doctor (lol...the standard disclaimer that I tend to ignore in regards to myself).

Let us know if this helps any of you.

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Old Sun, Feb-26-06, 10:28
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Wow, i didnt know you could get this from diabetes! I have had it since i was about 19, however i spent 4 years in the Air Force, underneath running f-15's and i have some permanent ear ringing (and that was WITh double hearing protection!) i have basically been told there is no cure and i will live with it the rest of my life. it has been 7 years since i have been away from the aircraft now, and my ears still ring.. it used to be really annoying, especially when going to sleep at night. I have learned to live with it now. I dont even really notice unless it is totally quiet, or if someone asks me to listen to something that is kinda low in tone (i have to strugglle to hear it over the ringing) Baring that.. i can say after a while you wont notice it so much.. But if there is a cure (besides surgery) i would be ALL FOR IT! Good luck!

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Old Sun, Feb-26-06, 10:29
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Vitamin B-12, B complex, vitamins A & D, and zinc. Make sure the vitamin A is from fish liver/oils, synthetic vitamin A is toxic at relatively low amounts while natural vitamin A can safely be taken at much higher levels.
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Old Sun, Feb-26-06, 13:19
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Originally Posted by WyoDiva
You might try taking a B-12 supplement. I have Meniere's syndrome (an inner ear disorder); one of the symptoms is a ringing/roaring in the ears. The doctors told me my only solution for relief would be surgical.

I was not fascinated by the thought of surgery on my skull, so I did my own research and found that for some, supplementing with B-12 gave much relief, if not remission. I bought a fairly high dosage and took several tablets per day (500 mcg). B-12 is stored by your body, but is not toxic at high dosages - your body just flushes what it cannot store.

It worked for me! I don't take it every day now, but several times a week is enough to keep the ringing sensation in remission. YMMV...

Also - I did take a prescription diuretic for a time, which also helped with the ringing sensation (this was before I discovered B-12). Meniere's syndrome is caused by a build-up of fluid in the inner ear - and the diuretic helped relieve that pressure (and hence the ringing). Don't know if this information might help you as well. As always, check with your doctor (lol...the standard disclaimer that I tend to ignore in regards to myself).

Let us know if this helps any of you.


I will try the b-12. Thanks!
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Old Sun, Feb-26-06, 15:24
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Interesting. I occasionally hear a squeal much like the sweep signal on a television (pure sine wave in the 10-15kHz range). It usually lasts only a minute or two or so. I have always assumed that it was from a short BP spike since it is so infrequent and short lived. I have noticed that I have only had one episode in the last 7mo of LCing which seems less freqent than normal.

mike
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Old Sun, Feb-26-06, 15:32
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I have suffered from Tinnitis
for about 34 yrs. (too many
shotgun shells fired in my
youth at a 'range' that was
poorly designed with concrete
bunkers behind the firing area.)

I have not found anything to deal
with it except more noise. I sleep
with either a TV or a radio on everynight
and listen to one or the other all day.

But the high pitched hiss prevails,
apparently til death do us part.
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Old Wed, Mar-01-06, 21:17
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Default Tinnitus

I was diagnosed with Tinnitus in 1997. Am diabetic since august 2006. Everything that I've read and experienced suggests that there is nothing you can do to make it go away.

However you might try:

Visit these sites:
www.tinnitus.org
http://www.bixby.org/faq/tinnitus.html
www.ata.org
http://www.tinn.com/
alt.support.tinnitus is a great newsgroup for tinnitus sufferers

Call your nearest Ear Nose Throat dorctor's association and ask the name for the top tinnitus specialist.

What saved me was 2 years with a hypnothereapist. I still have tinnitus but at leas I can deal with it.

Information is power.

Good luck
Wolvie
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Old Sun, Apr-08-18, 14:15
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I found this thread from searching for tinnitus. It is horrible for me and I've been hearing impaired for at least 25 years now. Probably hereditary as I remember my father also being really hearing impaired. Can any of you recommend a good, reputable brand of B vitamins like mentioned above? I don't normally purchase vitamin supplements so I don't know what the better brands are, and the reason I don't buy them is because of all the articles I've seen about what a rip-off vitamin supplements are (unregulated industry, independent trials showed labels not accurate, etc.). So I'm trying to be careful and get the best and then if it doesn't help at least it can't be because the supplements were crap. Thank you for any info!
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Old Sun, Apr-08-18, 15:31
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i am sorry to hear that you have tinnitus but sadly, I have not heard of Vitamins, B or otherwise, providing tinnitus relief. I had a sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL) in February 1990 (likely from a virus, nothing to do with diabetes), and am profoundly deaf in only the left ear with severe tinnitus ever since. I have been to tinnitus experts around the country, and now check in every five years or so on the latest tinnitus treatments. Retraining therapy holds promise for some with milder levels of loss, but not so much when it was a complete hearing loss. It didnt help me, nor will hearing aids, because my good ear is now better than perfect.

I also suggest you use the ATA as a resource, and consider their approved treatment options. https://www.ata.org/managing-your-t...eatment-options They can also direct you to a specialist in your area.
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Old Sun, Apr-08-18, 17:19
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I'm following this. Mine are buzzing away right now!
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