By KimmyLSch Latest Reply 2010-09-16 21:36:15 -0500
Started 2010-09-16 09:31:54 -0500

Hi Again,
Question? Can Neuropathy affect the hearing with ringing in the ears?

3 replies

jayabee52 2010-09-16 21:36:15 -0500 Report

Howdy Kimmy.
I also have Tinnitus (ringing in ears). There are said to be many possible causes. [I think mine is from not protecting my ears from hearing shotgun blasts (mostly skeet shooting) and too many hours on a tractor seat with not a good enough muffler. I've had the problem my entire adult life - long before I was Dx'd with DMt2]

I looked up "causes of tinnitus" on a search engine and here were some of the responses:
From National Institutes of health:

from Mayo Clinic:

from Wrong Diagnosis:

From Tinnitus Causes A video is included in the site.

The first 3 have many links which can take you to more in depth information, (or can lead you to chase a wild goose).

From my BRIEF examination of these sites I saw no DIRECT connection between DN and Tinnitus, but it may come as a result of hearing loss due to the nerves dying due to DN or may be caused by HBP, or other indirect causes.

I pray this helps you

Blessings to you and yours


PAT L 2010-09-16 17:55:11 -0500 Report

Neuropthy can effect your ears just like it can make you go blind if you dont take care of yourself. Hearing is caused by the nerves an neuropthy deadens nerves an it will make the ears work harder an you hear the ringing because of the ears working harder to hear… an it bugs most all of us…

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