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Tinnitus Post COVID-19: New Long Haul Symptom

It’s heartbreaking that the coronavirus pandemic has claimed so many lives, and ruined so many others. One of the more recent tragedies our primary care doctors have noted is the suicide of the founder and CEO of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain, who committed suicide last month. According to a statement from his family, Kent Taylor had battled “unbearable” post-COVID-19-related symptoms. These included severe tinnitus, a loud ringing or buzzing sound in the ears.

What is tinnitus

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), tinnitus (pronounced “tin-NY-tus” or “TIN-u-tus”) is commonly described as a ringing in the ears. It can also sound like a roaring, clicking, hissing, or buzzing, in one or both ears.

The noise may come and go, and NIDCD, an arm of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), estimates that in the past year approximately 10 percent of the U.S. adult population has experienced tinnitus  lasting at least five minutes. This equates to nearly 25 million Americans. About 20 million experience tinnitus as a chronic condition and two million of those suffering from extreme and debilitating cases, according to the American Tinnitus Association.

Numerous causes, triggers

There are several possible causes of tinnitus. NIDCD explains that it’s not a specific disease. It is a symptom of other conditions, abnormalities, or injuries to the auditory system. The latter comprises the ear, the auditory nerve that connects the inner ear to the brain, and the parts of the brain that process sound.

Some of the health conditions that may trigger tinnitus include:

  • noise-induced hearing loss
  • ear and sinus infections
  • diseases of the heart or blood vessels
  • Meniere’s disease
  • various medications, both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC)
  • brain tumors
  • hormonal changes in women
  • thyroid abnormalities

NIDCD says sometimes the cause can be as simple as a piece of earwax blocking the ear canal. It is also sometimes the first sign of hearing loss in older people. And some individuals develop tinnitus for no apparent reason.

COVID-19 link?

Now it appears we may have to add infection with coronavirus as another cause, although some experts disagree.

One study, published in the International Journal of Audiology, reviewed data from 24 different studies on the link between COVID-19 and hearing problems. The researchers estimated that nearly 15 percent of those infected experienced post-COVID-19 tinnitus.

Kevin Munro, Ph.D., a professor of audiology at the University of Manchester in the U.K., told Yahoo Life that his study shows “the long-term health consequences of COVID might be quite wide and extend well beyond a respiratory disease.”

Munro is correct because doctors around the world have known since last summer that COVID-19 patients often experience severe effects. This includes heart inflammation that can lead to cardiac arrest, acute kidney disease, liver problems. It also includes intestinal and liver damage, and neurological malfunction.

It’s not surprising that a significant number of those who have recovered are experiencing lingering symptoms of the illness. Known as long-haul COVID, the condition has exhibited some 100 symptoms that vary by person, including hearing issues.

Managing the torment

Kent Taylor appears to have been one of those “long-haulers,” and among the post-COVID symptoms he experienced was tinnitus.

“Kent battled and fought hard like the former track champion that he was,” his family’s statement read in part, “but the suffering that greatly intensified in recent days became unbearable.”

Those who have briefly experienced only mild episodes of tinnitus may not understand the agony of dealing with loud noise in the ear(s) that never stops.

But there are ways to manage the condition to make it less debilitating. From white noise machines to hearing aids, to cognitive behavioral therapy, there are numerous ways to attack the problem. What works for one person won’t necessarily help someone else. But the important thing is not to give up.

“This is one of those things that is tough to manage for some,” Jason Leyendecker, an audiologist and secretary of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, told The Washington Post. But, he added, “if they have hope, if they have an understanding of where it’s coming from and why it bothers them, it can drastically reduce their reaction to it and make it more manageable.”

If you develop tinnitus post-COVID-19 that bothers you, please let us know. Contact our doctors if your tinnitus is accompanied by hearing loss, or dizziness, or causing you anxiety or depression.

Meanwhile, if you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish.

66 Comments
  • Nancy Boebel

    Join the group post Covid tinnitus group on FB, to get a glimpse of the numbers this affects. It is a true symptom whether experts agree or not. I got it after Covid and it’s miserable. It was so loud in the beginning it sounded like a buzz saw that wouldn’t stop. It’s a shame it took a suicide that made headlines for people to start linking the 2.

    It’s awful, hearing is fine, but I truly believe it’s part of the inflammatory response in myself. Every opening felt like there was swelling and tightness around it. It’s just awful. Get away from the hearing aspect and look at the nervous system and inflammatory response.

    Most people in the group have “normal hearing” .

    April 25, 2021 20:04
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    • Linda Treadwell

      Yes You have hit the nail on the head!!! It’s driving me crazy right now and I can’t get any relief.

      December 4, 2021 13:12
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      • sally

        Hi how is it now?

        April 22, 2022 10:04
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    • Jennifer Cruz

      I appreciate you writing this! I am 39 y/o female that developed tinnitus the first day I tested postings for COVID. I have had my hearing checked and I did not have any hearing loss. I am 35 days post COVID and my tinnitus is in my right ear, it’s been relentless and the most challenging experience. I wish I could find more information.

      February 17, 2022 03:02
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    • Cheryl

      Hi Nancy. I’m trying to find this exact group. If you see this, can you let me know if it’s still around? I’ve tried searching for it to no avail.

      March 1, 2022 21:03
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  • Brigitte Cox

    I have had constant ear ringing and some memory loss… such as not remembering what I did yesterday in some cases…as well as what day, whether it be today or yesterday that I went to the bank. Is this a normal thing after just testing positive 16 days ago?

    April 30, 2021 04:04
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  • Paula

    I got tinnitus last year March 2020 right when we went on lockdown. I am still experiencing the ringing. I got hearing aids but didn’t relieve me. I thought it could be a result of having covid but no one believed me early on when the pandemic hit.

    May 5, 2021 00:05
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    • Janet

      I got it the same time as you, people don’t believe you is right. God help us!

      September 3, 2021 14:09
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  • Maureen Mandirola

    My husband has experienced severe tennitus and a degree of hearing loss post-Covid. He has seen an ENT specialist, had an MRI, been through acupuncture, taken an herbal supplement- all to no avail. No one has been able to offer answers and nothing has provided relief.

    May 5, 2021 19:05
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    • Natalie cooper

      Hi Maureen this is Natalie Cooper and I was reading this blog because I came down with covid for the 2nd time and March 31st 2022 I developed a ringing in my left ear and it hasn’t stopped yet. Going on 2 wks. Now. Did your husband get any relief or is this still ongoing.

      April 14, 2022 17:04
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  • Ana

    I definitely have tinnitus after covid. i am now going in 2 months post covid, first month was horrible i couldnt get any sleep, i finally started getting some relieve and the 1st vaccine shot made it flare up again for another 2 weeks, im now in week 3 post vaccine and i am starting to get some relieve again. I am terrified of getting the second covid vaccine. I am very fearful that it will make it flare up again.

    May 6, 2021 04:05
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    • Erica

      This happened to me after the 2nd vaccine. I had the ringing sounds, wet feeling and even clogged. Tried steroids didn’t help. She ENT said my ears and hearing were perfect. I did some work at chiropractor who worked on my jaw it helped and now I got covid. I’m on day 4 and now my ear symptoms came back 🙁 so over this.

      December 30, 2021 22:12
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  • Tammy

    I have developed post co-vid tinnitus and it’s extremely aggravating. It seems as if it’s always there now, just some days are worse than others.

    May 10, 2021 04:05
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    • Janet

      Tammy, I hope we can talk, I’m very upset too. Please email me to talk a bit, I got COVID March 19, 2021

      September 3, 2021 14:09
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  • Hugo M Serrano

    Got diagnosed with Covid-19 May 7th and I fought with a fever, chills, and loss of smell everyday until May 11th. The chills and fever started to go away but as I started to fall asleep I heard a loud gun shot type of noise that apparently only I could hear. Then my ears started ringing and have not stopped yet! It is May 14th and my ear ring constantly all day long! I am getting to frustrated with all of these symptoms.

    May 14, 2021 05:05
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    • Janet

      Me too, horrific… what’s the answer, I’m frustrated to the max, maybe we can figure it out by joining a group of specialists yet to be found, ugh!

      September 3, 2021 14:09
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      • Natalie cooper

        Hi Janet have you had any relief from the ringing, its been 2 wks for me now came down with covid for the 2nd time March 31st 2022 , I hope you are doing ok .

        April 14, 2022 17:04
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  • Ana Lopez

    I have tinnitus post covid. Also had vertigo when the tinnitus gets so bad i cant hardly stand it. I came out covid positive on March 16th and till this day the tinnitus has been a nightmare.

    May 17, 2021 03:05
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    • Janet

      Email me Ana, let’s talk, I’m upset too, we can share our stories …

      September 3, 2021 14:09
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  • Zulfkar Rather

    Hi,

    I hope all is well.

    I was reading the article and it mentioned to comment if you experienced a worsening in your tinnitus to covid 19.

    I’ve recovered from covid 19 three weeks ago today. My smell and taste isn’t back fully yet but I feel like it’s improving. That’s seems to be one of the main effects remaining.

    However I do suffer from tinnitus, prior to having covid I hardly noticed it, only at night really and It wasn’t really bothersome. Now after catching covid it feels like it’s made it 10 times worse, it’s appears so much louder and it so much more bothersome.

    I feel like I notice it so much more in my day to day activities, especially in a quieter setting it feels so load.

    Do you think my tinnitus will eventually reduce in time? Maybe once my smell comes back?

    It’s got so bad I’ve had to book in for a hearing test to check if my hearings got worse.

    July 28, 2021 07:07
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  • Leo Cabrera

    Hi,
    I was one of those who got infected by COVID last January 2021 and now experiencing tinnitus on both ears, I gone thru CT scan, MRI, Chest X-ray, blood work and results are all good. Was seen by EENT specialist but he said nothing abnormal, now I am seeing a vestibular therapist because my balance is out due to dizziness once the ringing starts. She said I have to train my brain to ignore the buzzing noise which is difficult to do. I have days wherein I could tolerate it but sometimes I have to lay in bed just to alleviate the symptoms.

    September 12, 2021 15:09
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  • Bradley Nielson Sr

    Got Covid After being full vaccinated, noticed the ringing but didn’t attribute it to COVID until my doctor told me about it being associated. I’m really hoping it goes away soon. I also have some weird feeling like lightheadedness. Can’t really call it dizziness but similar just much much lighter than vertigo.

    October 10, 2021 01:10
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  • Jayne Bailey

    I had covid in February and now suffer terrible tinnitus.
    It has to be a result of having the virus especially as so many others are experiencing the same!!
    I am currently sitting at my work desk, people chatting around me with the radio on and my heater on full blast and I can still hear a constant buzz 🙁

    October 20, 2021 09:10
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  • Ann evans

    Developed ringing in me ears and night banging in my head .carnt sleep. Think it might be tinnitus..had my booster 1 week ago .also developed these symptoms after main vaxinations .

    October 29, 2021 07:10
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  • Camille

    I’m post covid 6 months and my tinnitus is way better. Barely notice it most days

    October 30, 2021 17:10
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    • Todd

      Camille,

      Your post is the first of this thread which offers hope!

      I’ve been suffering with long haul Covid induced tinnitus for over 6 months now. Did it gradually subside for you or just abruptly stop?

      Thx,
      Todd

      May 2, 2022 22:05
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  • Tracy 🌸

    Covid vaccine January 2021.
    Contracted Covid September 17, 2021.
    Lost taste and smell and acquired tinnitus. No prior ringing in ears before Covid. Taste & smell slowly returning but ringing is worsened to a point it drives me mad. I get headaches throughout the day and have brain fog/black outs as well. It’s physically and mentally exhausting.

    November 8, 2021 14:11
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  • Christine ransome

    I am having problems with the three cov19 injection it causes flu sickness and loud noises inside my ears ringing from the twaves is this a serious disabilities it making my every day very uncomfortable breathing talking choking it get really Lough I need a lawyer to be prepare for the worse not telling from my heart doctor having connective heart failure with heart angina 4 failure

    November 10, 2021 03:11
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  • M Bruno

    I had Covid with very mild symptoms back in late December 2020 and just recently had an issue with my ears stopping up and tinnitus in my left ear. I went to an ENT and took a course of oral steroids and then a series of three in the ear steroid injections but the tinnitus and hearing loss continues MRI and CT of the sinuses are normal. I have never had any ear issues previously and have no underlying health issues.

    November 17, 2021 21:11
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  • gary

    December 14 – almost a year- no smell and distinct post covid tinnitus. Had to go on anti-depressants in April.(sertraline)
    only way I was able to deal with debilitating anxiety…

    November 19, 2021 19:11
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  • Evan Taylor

    I experienced tinnitus and hearing loss as a direct consequence of the covid vaccination along with several other adverse side effects. The tinnitus is the most bothersome as there is no cure.
    It is a very bothersome disability which I can understand how someone would consider suicide.
    There are medical professionals who believe a combination of anti virals and cortisone can help. I did not try these drugs having already suffered other side effects from other medications. I truly sympathise with anyone who has developed this debilitating condition knowing that its long term and possibly permanent. I believe there are so many people who suffer from this and wonder why science has not come up with a remedy.

    November 23, 2021 19:11
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  • Brionne Washington

    I’ve had a whooshing in one ear for a year now that started when I had covid November 2020. It has recently become unbearable & I am unable to sleep.

    December 1, 2021 04:12
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  • Debbie

    I got the tinnitus after first vaccination and it got worse after the second vaccination. I have had constant ringing in my ears since March. It is horrid.

    December 15, 2021 19:12
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  • Benton Gill

    I contracted COVID over thanksgiving, I am fully vaccinated and had the antibodies infusion. Shortly after I regained taste and smell the tinnitus started and became relentless. It is accompanied by rear internal head pressure along with intermittent headaches. Called several doctors who thought I was full of shit however, prescribed doxycycline for possible infection, no help.

    December 29, 2021 22:12
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  • Bib

    I had Covid 12 months ago and shortly started experiencing tinnitus. It got worse and constant. Went to ent Doc. All fine. Hearing fine, ears good. Sitting here writing this w wicked ringing. All day. Not noticeable when active but once quiet, boom. It awful. I never had this pre Covid.

    January 14, 2022 03:01
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  • jamie

    These comments all seem to be from the first variant, and delta possibly. I got covid at the end of 2021, the omicron. my symptoms were allergy like, with a very bad back ache. everything else was mild, until 3 days after testing positive, roughly 8 days after getting covid, my ears felt like they “gave out” if that makes sense. everything got super quiet and then loud and then ringing started. it’s January now and i’m hoping it won’t get any worse. my dad also developed tinnitus, he never tested but feels like he had covid the beginning of last year. he has gone to an ENT and they say hearing is normal, he uses a noise machine at night and that seems to help him. it’s nothing debilitating for me, just makes it difficult to sleep 🙁 also i would like to add that i am 19 and have always had perfectly good hearing

    January 14, 2022 04:01
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  • Marion

    Always had loud tinnitus, I worked really hard with CBD to be able to deal with it. After my booster jab it got so much louder I wished I hadn’t had it done things did ease of after about 2 weeks. Now I’m tested positive for covid19 and noise gone up dramatically with noise and dizzy.
    Hope it eases back in couple of weeks. I’m very scared it will stay this bad.

    January 14, 2022 22:01
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  • Mark

    My tinnitus began when I was diagnosed with Menieres disease many years ago. I tested positive for COVID and 4 days after my test I awoke with elevated tinnitus. My primary on counsel with my ENT prescribed me with a steroid pack and the ringing was tolerable but today, the ringing much more elevated than in many years.

    The difference I’ve noticed is that it sounds like it’s in both ears and the ringing sounds different in each ear.

    I’m hoping that this isn’t a long term issue but I’m definitely fighting getting proper rest.

    January 20, 2022 03:01
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  • Daniel

    I am diff experiencing the loud loud ringing in my ear. My wife asks me something and then I get yelled at cause I didn’t doit or answer. And honestly I just didn’t hear her. It’s gotten so bad it gets to the point of not being able to tolerate it. I sit in the shower for hours crying cuz the o lay thing that relieves it is being in the shower. Please someone help us.

    January 25, 2022 20:01
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  • Anthony

    I had covid last week and everything was fine, no cough, low temperature, only the the frontal heavy headache but nothing else till the ringing started and it’s awful not sure what it is. I have great hearing, smell, and taste. It really feels that its a wave from the 5G towers

    January 31, 2022 07:01
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  • Manda

    I’ve experience the ringing in the ear for several months now after covid. It gets so loud even at night and wakes me up. I’ve even started getting a headache around my ear at times. No help from doctors for relief. I would love some info.

    February 1, 2022 02:02
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  • Year still going bummer going to the doctor tomorrow to see I don’t know if it was a vaccine or Or Covid hopefully I can get this done driving me crazy

    February 19, 2022 04:02
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  • Mary Payne

    I had Covid Nov 2020, have ringing in my ears so bad I can hardly stand it. It sounds like cicadas are inside my ears.
    Also have loss of smell since Covid. Have seen ENT he cleaned some wax out of my ears and sent me for MRI
    Which showed nothing. Had two inner ear infections also. There has to be something someone can do for this awful ringing.

    February 20, 2022 03:02
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  • Rae R

    The ringing wont stop. It gets louder with each day that has passed since november 5, 2020 when i realized i had CoV. The ringing is so loud and consistent white noise doesnt help and ive had to increase TV volume. Neuro and audiologist have zero answers for me….about ANY of my longhaul symptoms. Help.

    February 20, 2022 11:02
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  • Lee mason

    I had very mild occasionally tinnitus prior to getting covid 3 weeks ago..now it’s so loud and my ears feel like pressure pushing out..not like when you want to pop your ears .this is different.
    I work on the phone and it’s making it very difficult.
    The constant hissing and ringing are excruciating..

    February 21, 2022 18:02
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  • kevin

    I had tinnitus before getting covid in January 2022 but it was at a fairly low volume, sounds like 2 or 3 different high frequencies weaving in and out of each other. After getting Covid it has increased in volume to a very disturbing level. I hope you all fell better

    February 22, 2022 03:02
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  • Debbie White

    I’m going on 3 months post Covid I have ringing in my ears constantly. I have to keep headphones on with music to drown out the noise. I sure was hoping it would get better

    February 23, 2022 01:02
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  • Mark K

    I also had COVID Jan 2, 2022 only 1 day fever and mild sinus issues I thought it was a light case never losing taste or smell. I never had tinnitus until Jan 14, 2022 when I finally was getting over the sinuses it started with constant high pitch ring in my ears that never changes tone or goes away. I lay at night trying to sleep with no help. No help from anyone, the ent I seen said pressure in inner ear hearing is good. I’m convinced it’s from COVID!

    February 24, 2022 06:02
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  • Tina Nacsin

    I was diagnosed with Covid January 23rd. I have been out of for 1 month. I work in Healthcare and no way able to go back work covid 19 has affected my heart rate., having AFIB which I have never had AFIB, AND the Tinnitus started about 2 weeks into Covid with severe dizziness almost vertigo. The ringing and loud humming in my ears is making me crazy I cannot handle it.

    My smell and taste still has not returned. Extreme fatigue. Very tired with very little exertion. This covid 19 is no joke.

    March 5, 2022 00:03
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  • Rachelle

    Tinnitus was my first Covid symptom, and it still hasn’t gone away. I tested positive at the end of January 2022 and it’s now March. Some days it’s just a low tone and not very intrusive, other days I wake up with the same tone but louder and accompanied by a stuffed up feeling in my head and slight dizziness.

    March 6, 2022 01:03
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  • Karen

    I don’t know if this is still active. I am a covid long hauler. I originally had covid in October of 2020. I had severe breathing issues and pulmonary embolism. It was debilitating to walk any distance and up stairs. In September of 2021, I developed loud ringing in my ears. I still have it to this day. I’ve been to audiologist. I’ve been to ENT. I am finding no relief, no answers, and no help. Sometimes the ringing is so loud it hurts. I can’t sleep normally. It takes a long time to fall asleep and only sleep for 3-4 hours at a time. I need help and have no idea where to find it. I only hope I can find a doctor somewhere that can help me.

    March 6, 2022 02:03
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  • Steve

    I have been dealing with tinnitus for over a year . I have hearing loss in my right ear and my memory is getting foggy. I’m 51 years old and my doctors have said there is nothing they can do about it. At first I found putting an ear plug in my right ear would help but over time that turned the hum into a screech .

    March 15, 2022 20:03
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  • Jerry F.

    Hello all,
    Guess maybe if I talk about it,it may give me some relief. Late Jan.i got sick with flu like symptoms but there was something else. At 10:20pm I got an overwhelming ringing in my ears and what felt like a force of darkness that consumed me. It was ,as I can describe as a overwhelming panic attack with an evil presence. So bad I went to the ER to get a brain scan for any other possible issue to cause this unexplainable horror.Results we’re good and ever since that night my ears ring constantly. I just don’t know what to do but tolerate it. Thanks for reading! God Bless

    March 19, 2022 14:03
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    • Candy S

      Hi Jerry, I feel your pain. I too wake up with the loud and persistent ringing in my ears and a panicky feeling of impending doom! Terrible sense of a present darkness surrounding me. I pray!!!!

      April 30, 2022 01:04
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  • Jordan

    Got covid 2.5 months ago, possibly for the second time, not exactly sure. All I know is that now I have constant, loud tinnitus. I’m dealing with it okay but honestly it sucks.

    March 20, 2022 09:03
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  • Carl Stella

    Hi all,
    I contracted COVID early Jan, 2022.
    I had three vax’s and I was hit pretty hard with chills, throat like razors, uncontrollable cough and difficulty breathing.

    Day 3 and I noticed very loud high pitch white noise/ buzzing in my ears/head. Loss of taste and smell, but both back to around 50% by March.

    The tinnitus has continued to worsen 10 fold along with dizziness, brain fog and loss of short term
    Memory.
    The constant coughing has increased to the point where sleeping is near impossible and my lungs and throat feel like exploding.

    I’m at my wits end honestly and I can’t take this much longer.

    Any thoughts as to how to lessen these symptoms – Please help

    March 25, 2022 07:03
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  • Lynne

    I had Covid in August 2021.. I feel like the tinnitus is getting worse,although my hearing has not been affected..I’m worried it will never go away.

    March 26, 2022 00:03
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  • Sarah Crum

    I thought I was alone. It’s 1:40am and I can’t sleep because the ringing in my ears is so loud I can’t even think straight. Post Covid I have been randomly so depressed, so anxious, and the ringing never truly stops and it feels 100 times louder at night when it’s quiet. Even with the fan on high. I feel like I’m going crazy and never get good sleep anymore. I had covid end of January, beginning February 2022

    March 31, 2022 05:03
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  • edmund wallace

    What kind of health web site opens an article about a medical condition with a story of suicide? Is that really appropriate? Should an article about lung cancer, or diabetes, begin with a personal tale of someone killing themselves? My wife has had tinnitus recently, and this article really scared her. I guess you’re probably getting a lot of clicks for this, but honestly i’m disgusted.

    April 5, 2022 19:04
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  • edmund wallace

    You should remove the personal suicide story. Can you imagine if every health article began with such a tale?

    April 5, 2022 19:04
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  • Jenifer Ignarski

    I had Covid in February of 2021 and both vaccines and a booster. I have since had severe tinnitus. I have been to an ENT at The OSU Wexner Medical and my family doctor. Both have said there is nothing that can be done. Some days like today it’s unbearable and comes with a headache and sharp pain in my ear. My daughter got married over the weekend and I felt like I was missing out on so much because I couldn’t hear over the buzzing and was distracted because of it. Like most of the comments on this page, I feel this will never go away!

    April 6, 2022 00:04
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  • Rico

    I got Covid Dec 25 2019. It wasn’t supposed to be in the states yet but I was working a musical show and one of the sound engineers came in from Denver with this really bad flu. After working close to him for a night he could not make it back to work he got so bad. I got sick a day or two later. I was really sick for 3 months and spent a lot of time in bed and lost a lot of weight. Since then my life has changed. I experience all of the horrible symptoms that you have probably read about, But none worse than the loss of smell and taste and the awful tinnitus. Imagine having 3 of your enjoyment senses destroyed. The world is a dull place without your senses working. The worse thing is with all that I read it seems that this may be my way of life for now on… I just don’t know how I can live like this.

    April 9, 2022 16:04
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  • Li

    I got omicron this January, I had two Pfizer’s vaccines last year, I was sick for a week and only had cold and fever. A week or two after I recovered, I started to hear my ears ringing like electric buzz constantly, it has been 3 months, I don’t know how long it will last.

    April 11, 2022 15:04
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  • Michelle

    Got Covid at the end of March… 5 days in and my existing tinnitus is worse … Hearing test is all good
    I have had tinnitus all my life and dealt with it fine but now it keeping me from falling asleep.

    April 11, 2022 19:04
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  • Emma

    I had Covid in December 2020. The tinnitus is driving me crazy. Makes me nauseous that at times I cannot even work. Disrupts my concentration. I do not know what to do.

    April 26, 2022 12:04
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  • Jeff

    I have a bit of a different side of the story. I have had severe tinnitus for 10-15 years which I’m sure was caused by being a custom car audio installer in the 90s. My brain somehow has taught itself to live with it somehow and I almost don’t notice it most of the time. Please understand also that I have a severe case where it sounds like I have a teapot screaming constantly in each ear. My experience when I had covid was that it was the first time in 10-15 years that I had complete silence for 5 days straight. It was a dream and one that I wished was going to continue….unfortunately it did not. I actually contacted the tinnitus foundation in those 5 days because I was hoping they could find the link between covid and the relief I was having. I think it took them 2 weeks to respond to me and by then it was already back. Anyway, this was the first I heard that covid also created tinnitus in people but it definitely tells me that something in the virus or possibly remdesivere (medicine given for covid while I was in the emergency room).

    May 17, 2022 15:05
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