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I recently got tinnitus (ringing in my left ear) during menopause. Has anyone had hearing problems associated with menopause? Has anyone successfully gotten rid of tinnitus, and if so, how? Are there any natural remedies for this condition?

By March 22, 2011 - 5:57am
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My husband and I are both musicians, and we seemed to develope Tinnitus around the same time. For us the sound is like cicadas ....constantly. Sometimes more of a hiss or clicking in my left ear...like bubbles popping. It was intermittent at first then constant. We’re both around 60...I’ve heard of having ear wax removed by a doctor...vitamin B6 and other B vitamins, niacin, ginkgo biloba. Sound therapies and operations to lessen the noise. I’m taking the natural road. Massages and relaxing the neck I’ve heard are good too...it couldn’t hurt!

October 8, 2017 - 7:08am
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I have been using sound therapy for tinnitus and severely collapsed eustation tubes, that has become increasingly dominant since I started menopause 4 years ago. The sound therapy is nothing short of miraculous. Yes the cost for the little sound unit is $600 and you need to read the book that comes with it but the help, guidance and support you get is fantastic at no further cost. You must be patient and listen to the filtered classical music at least three hours per day but it is worth the relief. I now have only a very faint tinnitus and I can fly with no ear problems or pain, they unblock easily!! Cheaper than specialist visits...and it works. You can reduce the time according to your needs but you soon grow to enjoy the listening which I do while at work still able to communicate with everyone around me with the volume turned down really low...that works just as well, and I can hear people speaking and hold a conversation with people with the earbuds in. You just need to educate the people around you so they don't think you are rude. It works. Look up sound therapy on google. Oh by the way...I've read lots on menopause and tinnitus and hearing loss...there is a link..joy of joys!!

August 15, 2014 - 8:16am

Thanks for the advice. I have already gone to an excellent ENT. Although it is only tinnitus and not (thank goodness) a symptom of a more serious condition, there is nothing my doctor could do about it. He tried putting in tubes to see if the ringing was due to a middle ear infection, but that didn't change anything. I know there is a treatment where they stimulate the auditory nerve and play certain frequencies, but the machine for this is expensive so not many doctors have it yet. Also, the procedure is still in the experimental stages and doesn't work for everyone.

March 22, 2011 - 8:59am
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Thank you for sharing the therapy. I am going 2 give it a try. I prefer natural remedies. Have a great day!

September 1, 2017 - 5:17am

Hi gaiamouse,
Thank you for your question and for joining EmpowHER. Tinnitus is a condition that can occur at any time, particularly if you are exposed to loud noises, or sounds like music played at a high volume. People over 60 are more prone to tinnitus, but it can happen to anyone, young or old. There are some treatments that you may want to try, but you may want to see a doctor to rule out some underlying medical conditions that could be causing your problem.
For more information, please check out these reference links: Tinnitus Aurium, and Tinnitus: The Ringing Is All In Your Head
Good luck, and let us know how you are doing.

March 22, 2011 - 6:15am
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