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No. The tinnitus developed during the tapering of diazepam and it is a common withdrawal symptom. I have not experienced any hearing loss. The noise has now moved from my ears to more within the top of my head.
This question was directed at Dr Bob who previously dealt with me.
1) Altitude is approx 500 feet above sealevel
2) No intensive work up, had a Brain MRI before this started which was clear. The noise started mid way through a taper off Diazepam (currently 75% complete) and as it is a common withdrawal symptom I assumed that was what it was.
3) The noise is pretty constant sometimes sizzling, sometimes woshing, sometimes ticking like a clock and sometimes like air escaping from a tyre. Today it is in the top of my head woshing sort of pulse like. There is always some sort of noise 24/7. If it is going to change, it does so overnight when I am sleeping.
I wonder if it could be connected with anxiety, as I am very anxious about getting of the Benzo, which was prescribed for anxiety in late 2008.
Never had a single noise in my head before all this,