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Natester1986

Member, Male, 32, from Iowa

This morning in the 5 AM hour, my tinnitus spiked to 7 out of 10. Wasn't fun at all. Thankfully the spike didn't last long. Oct 21, 2018 at 9:42 PM

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    1. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      This morning in the 5 AM hour, my tinnitus spiked to 7 out of 10. Wasn't fun at all. Thankfully the spike didn't last long.
    2. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      I can't tell if my tinnitus is caused by my middle ear or my inner ear. It doesn't seem to be coming from my inner ear.
    3. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      Just found out that listening to those really high frequencies that you cannot hear at full volume is damaging to your ears. Whoops!
    4. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      I'm not sure how long I've been deaf to anything past 13 khz. I think it must have been since I was a child.
    5. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      If my tinnitus was a 9 it would have been DEAFENING. Why did I think my tinnitus was a 9 back in late August? It was actually 6 out of 10.
    6. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      My tinnitus was almost nonexistent yesterday. Today it's a solid 5 out of 10.
      1. dpdx
        dpdx
        You are getting better.
        Oct 19, 2018 at 2:16 AM
    7. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      I think the culprit of my tinnitus is my middle ear rather than my inner ear.
    8. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      The nasty cold that I suffered from did not worsen my tinnitus. It stayed the same. Tinnitus has been really quiet today, though.
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    9. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      5 weeks since tinnitus onset. Haven't gotten worse at all but stayed the same.
    10. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      Experienced 20-25 minutes of no tinnitus this morning. Right now it's back to mild tinnitus. The silence doesn't last long, as expected.
    11. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      4 weeks since tinnitus onset. Fluctuates between mild and moderate tinnitus. The moderate tinnitus is when it spikes.
    12. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      From 12500 hz to 20000 hz I couldn't hear anything. Must be deaf to those frequencies. Or it could be normal. I don't know.
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      2. dpdx
        dpdx
        Oh you do have hearing loss, we all do. My audiogram was good again yesterday, but I damaged inner, outer hair cells, and synapse ribbons so. I have hidden hearing losss, if you do speech in noise you will see itl
        Sep 19, 2018
      3. Contrast
        Contrast
        prolonged noise exposure without hearing loss is impossible.
        Sep 19, 2018
      4. Nathan
        Nathan
        Normal for 32 year old is about 15500 hertz. You have done a fair amount of damage. You don’t even have to get significant damage to get T. I can hear 18000 hertz, and mine is ultra high pitched.
        Sep 20, 2018
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    13. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      The ENT ear tests can and do make tinnitus permanently worse. I haven't had my ears tested thank goodness.
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      2. Natester1986
        Natester1986
        No. I haven't went to an ENT to have an ear test. Should have elaborated.
        Sep 19, 2018
      3. dpdx
        dpdx
        By all means do an audiogram and speech in nose, word recognition but ECOG/VEMP/ACOUSTIC are extremely dangerous for us!!!! I have damaged
        Sep 19, 2018
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      4. dpdx
        dpdx
        because of cvemp I have damaged inner hair cells in both ears.
        Sep 25, 2018
    14. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      Part of me wants silence but I know that will never happen. Ah well. The spikes are kind of annoying, though.
      1. Natester1986
        Natester1986
        And I'm not talking about the few minutes of silence since that doesn't count.
        Sep 17, 2018
    15. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      I'm just glad that I didn't develop hyperacusis.
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    16. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      Going to an ENT would likely make my tinnitus much worse (if they do a hearing test such as the VEMP). Not worth the risk.
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      2. dpdx
        dpdx
        Trust me not worth it at all.
        Sep 17, 2018
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    17. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      If my tinnitus disappears completely, which is doubtful, I would be really surprised.
    18. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      The periods of extremely quiet tinnitus are getting longer and more frequent, which is good.
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    19. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      My tinnitus was extremely quiet this morning. Not so anymore as it's back to it's usual level.
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    20. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      3 weeks since my tinnitus set in. Already learned to deal with it since it's likely going to stay with me permanently.
    21. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      The lows (quiet tinnitus) don't last very long.
    22. Natester1986
      Natester1986
      My tinnitus is winding down thankfully
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 24, 1986 (Age: 32)
    Location:
    Iowa
    Tinnitus Since:
    August 22, 2018
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Loud noise exposure/Lexapro