For many years, there have been reports of electrical fields aggravating tinnitus. However, there has been very little technical data to support this phenomenon. On the other hand, numerous tinnitus sufferers, including myself before I found a cure, have experienced an increase in the sounds of tinnitus when around electrical fields.
One theory on why this happens is that electricity can influence some of the suspected causes of tinnitus. It is important to remember that tinnitus is not a disease, but rather a symptom of another underlying problem. An electrolyte abnormality can cause tinnitus, and some believe high doses of electrical fields can potentially aggravate tinnitus to a certain degree.
People who suffer from Meniere’s disease have reported that tinnitus increases in electrical fields. This is because the fluid in the inner ear doesn’t function correctly at regulating balance. Electric fields aggravating tinnitus also affect this fluid in the ear, further disrupting balance and causing dizziness or vertigo, as well as an increase in the ringing sound associated with tinnitus.
Many people report that tinnitus increases around electrical fields, but not other symptoms related to ear disorders other than Meniere’s disease. Therefore, if you are experiencing an increase in ringing in the ears around high voltage power lines or other electrical fields, you could be suffering from Meniere’s disease, which can be successfully treated.
The good news is that many people have been successfully treated by doctors and have been able to decrease their tinnitus. In some cases, the tinnitus has been completely cured. Doctors usually prescribe home treatments for mild tinnitus that have had great success. In severe cases, the tinnitus can be reduced by 80% to 90%. If you experience electrical fields aggravating your tinnitus, as many other people have, then it’s likely that your physician can provide help.
At this point, it would not be a good idea to assume you have Meniere’s disease solely based on increased tinnitus symptoms in a high-intensity electrical field. However, if you suspect that increased noises in your ear are the result of electrical fields and you have had tinnitus symptoms prior to exposure, you may be correct in your assumption.