'Blocked ears' and tinnitus

  1. last year

    Not sure where to post this and new here so please excuse....
    I currently have tinnitus and also a 'blocked feeling' in my ears. I have had hearing tests and they report that my hearing is okay. I do also have headaches that may or may not be tinnitus related. I do not have wax in my ears.

    History.
    I first had tinnitus nearly 3 months ago - which at first sounded like an engine running in my head. That went after a week. Which left a on/off high pitch noise.
    Subsequently (It may have been there at the time but I didn't notice it) and more so in the past couple of weeks I have noticed a blocked tension type feeling in my head and seems to be behind my ears. It is very debilitating.

    I saw my GP 2 weeks ago when the tension aspect wasn't there so much and all he did was take my blood pressure which he said was okay.
    I don't have evidence of an ear infection.

    I have been having garlic cloves - 2 a day for the past couple of weeks.

    Also drinking herbal tea (am vegan so no dairy products - or smoking)

    Also gargling with salt water and having some Cider vinegar diluted in water.

    Any advice as to what the problem could be and what to do about it?

    Thanks in advance....

  2. Doc Kelley

    May 2016 Administrator

    Hello Kenneth,

    Your questions and concerns certainly hit close to home. I've experienced tinnitus for decades since service-related damage created the problem. This is only one cause. There are many others. If possible, finding the cause of your tinnitus will help determine what, if anything, can be done to lessen or eliminate it. I require hearing ads for extreme hearing loss with a setting for a "masking" sound to help reduce the tinnitus.

    The following link is to an article on the National Organization of Rare Disorders web site. It contains a great deal of valuable information as well as a number of resources to further your research.

    http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/tinnitus/

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

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