Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-09-2012   #1
Boise, Idaho
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 108
My ears are ringing!

Hey, thought I might ask this here....I have some pretty bad ringing in my ears. The onset has been insidious, however it is driving my nuts now. I had them looked at and the doc said I have the classic calcium build up or whatever in there, but can't attribute my tinnitus to that. But maybe he doesn't know enough about it. My question is this, have any of you that have the "surfer's/kayaker's ear" ever had loud ringing in your ears? If so, what did you do. THanks

ID Surfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012   #2
Cipherion's Avatar
Pueblo West, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2009
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 43
Ringing in ears

My ears do the same thing. I don't know if its from kayaking or just loud college years but it didn't start until this year.

If I focus on it at night it bugs the crap out of me. I turn on a fan or get some other white noise to help me go to sleep.

Hope this helps.

Cipherion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012   #3
Boise, Idaho
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 108
Oh heck yeah, it is all about the white noise. Silence is deafening!
ID Surfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2012   #4
st2eelpot's Avatar
Professional Transient, See above.
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 310
I'm sure if you found the right doctor you could send them and email and ask.

There is the UK company that makes some special ($$$) ear plugs- molds of your ear. They're for surfers primarily. They do so much in this field I'd look them up and ask them if this is normal or if there is anything that could rectify it.

Personally, I have great luck with this kind of stuff in acupuncture. That is the first and likely the cheapest (outside of just sending emails) place I'd stop.
st2eelpot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2012   #5
Shit Creek, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 277
Did you see an ENT or your primary care? I would for sure look for a good ENT, as this should be able to be fixed, though not always. I would say pursue the hell out of it or your next stop may be the psych ward! If you are going to visit the coast any time soon (you live closer than I do) you may try to see a Dr there, as they will very likely have better insight than someone who is very landlocked.
Speak of Peace, (but carry a big gun)
powdahound76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2012   #6
lhowemt's Avatar
at my house, Montana
Paddling Since: 2020
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,346
I experienced some, and found it was due to a medication.
I am a river, babe - I've got plenty of time, I don't know where I'm going, I'm just following the lines..... - "We are water" by Shaye
lhowemt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2012   #7
Ashland and Lake Almanor, state of jefferson
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 81
hahaha, too many vicodin..

kaya dog is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ringing in the New Year on the Water Nate Dogg Whitewater Kayaking 0 01-03-2012 12:37 AM
Rabbit Ears Pass Backcountry River Malt Winter Buzz 30 03-09-2011 06:33 PM
Bloody ears??? 4agzemc Whitewater Kayaking 3 05-09-2004 07:24 PM

» Classified Ads
Demo 2016 Jackson...

posted by 4CRS

Used 2016 Jackson Rockstar XS whitewater kayak - lightly...

Wavesport Super EZ

posted by MaxInTexas

There is a lot of life left in this Super Ez. No major...


posted by Rendezvous River Sports


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.