Can fluctuating hormones cause ringing in the ears? I've been to an ear doctor, I have little hearing loss, but this ringing all seemed to start when I was going through menopause.
No, Mickey, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is not a symptom of menopause. There could be a very slight chance you are having a reaction to medication if you're on hormones. The best way to tell is to go off them for a few days. If the ringing goes away, you have your answer.
Yes, I have heard and read that not only can estrogen cause ringing in the ears, but so does menopause. I had a full hysterwrectomy with ovary removal (both) and I have ringing in my ears all the time now. Drives me nuts! But...I asked the same question and was told by 3 different doctors that, yes, hormonal ups and downs and hormones can bring it on. Though medications can cause it too. In my case, it was induced from surgical menopause.