RobC
 
Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 05:45 pm
My wife has Constant ringing in her ears::: noise, a "whooshing" as she describes. Any ideas? THANKS
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 06:01 pm
@RobC,
That's tinnitus. She should see an otorhinolaryngologist (ear specialist; ear, nose and throat specialist) as, if this is recent, there may be things they can do.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 06:28 pm
@RobC,
RobC wrote:

My wife has Constant ringing in her ears::: noise, a "whooshing" as she describes. Any ideas? THANKS


Yeah, I have an idea: have her see a doctor.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 08:19 pm
@RobC,
Repeating what's been written here : Have her see the doctor. Symptoms like that are is not uncommon, but could be a sign of a bigger problem.

Sometimes aspirin overdosing can cause this.

Also, elevated blood pressure issues can be a possible explanation for this.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 13 Mar, 2010 08:46 pm
@Ragman,
I have, on the other hand, two ringing ears since 1985, perhaps, or not, from a basketball hitting me on the back of the head from the next court (we were in the stands, facing in the other direction.) I've read a lot about tinnitus, not least in some recent new yorker articles on some advances.
Since I haven't immediate links, because of my failure to put my bookmarks on some general site, I can't just point to useful info.

Anyone perceiving they have tinnitus needs to get checked out.
Ragman
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2010 11:57 am
@ossobuco,
I just googled New Yorker article on tinnitus:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/02/09/090209fa_fact_groopman

ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 14 Mar, 2010 02:58 pm
@Ragman,
Thanks, Ragman. I didn't even try to look up the NYer article as so many I want to reference are for viewing by subscribers only, just giving small abstracts re the articles. Makes sense that this one is for general public reading as it is about a health issue.
Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 15 Mar, 2010 08:52 am
@ossobuco,
YVW
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