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Tau

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Insane increase in my T from walking outside in the city without plugs. It was 70 dB max there, wow. Sep 16, 2021

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    1. Tau
      Tau
      Insane increase in my T from walking outside in the city without plugs. It was 70 dB max there, wow.
    2. Tau
      Tau
      Still getting worse. A wavering 16-18 kHz tone pierces through everything. WTF?
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      3. aura
        aura
        Do you hear the clicking sounds all the time? Like a morse code?
        Sep 8, 2021
      4. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        @aura Could the clicking be myoclonus? Either palatal or MEM?
        Sep 9, 2021
      5. Tau
        Tau
        @aura Yes, but I don't feel any vibration, so I am unsure if it's myoclonus. They're quiet, about 0-3 dB. Meanwhile the high freq ones are 40+ dB.
        Sep 16, 2021
    3. Tau
      Tau
      Washed the car with a pressure washer without plugs. 5 minutes. Big mistake, clicking T sounds are louder.
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        I make this mistake all the time. I understand as it can be torture to hear our noises full blast
        Sep 3, 2021
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    4. Tau
      Tau
      My THI is 88. Wow. How can this be the case when my audiograms are fine?
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      2. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        Yeah, I think there's no strong correlation between those two (THI was 92 back in July 2020). There's a theory that some brains are more susceptible to maladaptive neuroplasticity due to hearing loss than others (e.g. people with ADHD, autism, hypersensitivity, anxiety disorders, etc.)
        Sep 2, 2021
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        I completely agree with @Christiaan. The problem is most likely in the predisposition of the brain. I have tinnitus in my genes. My audiogram is fine, yet this is blasting disproportional loud sometimes.
        Sep 2, 2021
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      4. Tau
        Tau
        Anxiety makes sense, I am definitely prone to it. The whole thing happened because I was too anxious about my new Morse code T.
        Sep 2, 2021
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    5. Tau
      Tau
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    6. Tau
      Tau
      Why am I getting worse every day? No noise exposure, I am sitting at home playing games without sound. H and T worsening.
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      3. Tau
        Tau
        @Damocles I am a coffee snob, so this may be a good idea. I have 3 different kind of beans at home, a burr grinder and a pourover setup. The trouble is that I am sensitive to caffeine and can't sleep if I have more than 10 g of coffee (bean weight) per day.
        Aug 29, 2021
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      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        Dude, same. I'm a TEA snob and I love Greens and Whites; however I too suffer caffeine sensitivity, so my max is 2 cups a day (and I frequently go over this, aka, overdose; then can't sleep for like 24 hours...)
        Aug 29, 2021
      5. Tau
        Tau
        I love good tea, too. We probably have more than 10 different kinds at home. Current favourites are Gyokuro and some Chinese Pu-Erh from Yunnan.
        Aug 30, 2021
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    7. Tau
      Tau
      Audiogram still normal, all the way up to 16 kHz. But music sounds worse, and T is reactive and always audible.
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    8. Tau
      Tau
      Dexamethasone shot in 30 minutes, hoping it will kill the new distortions/T sounds. I feel like dying would be amazing now...
    9. Tau
      Tau
      So the MRI got me so many new tones, some reactive. The tap now beeps at me in 4 different tones. Unbearable.
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      2. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        @Tau do you use double protection?
        Aug 11, 2021
      3. Tau
        Tau
        Foam plugs and foam pads on the ears. I don't recall the model, but it was 3T.
        Aug 11, 2021
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Tau any improvement
        Aug 30, 2021
    10. Tau
      Tau
      I could hear my high frequency T over the MRI sounds. Wow.
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      3. Tau
        Tau
        3T magnet, don't recall the model. Those will fit in the coil, but may not fit in the head immobiliser for brain MRI.
        Aug 11, 2021
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      5. Tau
        Tau
        Well, with plugs in, that was what, 85-90 dB for 20 mins? Dexamethasone injection tomorrow, can't take this nonsense.
        Aug 11, 2021
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    11. Tau
      Tau
      Confirmed cochlear synaptopathy. Sucks.
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      2. SD7
        SD7
        Hope your sound distortion are subsiding
        Jul 27, 2021
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      3. Tau
        Tau
        Thanks, but they are due to hearing loss, so they're exactly the same... I'm not very hopeful - I can't listen to complex music at all, the most I can listen to is mellow jazz (and even that has hissing drums).
        Jul 28, 2021
      4. SD7
        SD7
        Keep the faith. Although jury is out on the drugs efficacy their true aim is hearing loss
        Jul 29, 2021
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    12. Tau
      Tau
      One of the top ENTs of my country has officially confirmed I have synaptopathy based on a battery of ABR tests... :/
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      2. Tau
        Tau
        Auditory brainstem response. I managed to get to a good doc who knows her stuff. Minor abnormalities show neuropathy - IHCs/OHCs seem to be fine, but the signal does not reach my brain properly. And since it's noise induced, it's going to be synaptopathy as those are the first to go.
        Jul 25, 2021
      3. aura
        aura
        Is the ABR test loud?
        Louder than the acoustic reflex testing?
        Aug 2, 2021
      4. Tau
        Tau
        It can go up to and including 90 dB, if I recall correctly.
        Aug 3, 2021
    13. Tau
      Tau
      My T reacts to my car's pedestrian warning hum... Uh, can't drive with the windows down.
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        Awful...
        Stupid pedestrian shouldn’t walk in the road anyway...
        Jul 16, 2021
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      3. Tau
        Tau
        Hahah, it's only on at low speeds since the car is pretty much quiet otherwise (EV).
        Jul 25, 2021
    14. Tau
      Tau
      No improvement in over a month after my acoustic trauma. Maybe less aural fullness, that's it.
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      2. Matchbox
        Matchbox
        you honestly will be fine if it's only ringing or static. It will get quieter without further loud noise, it might take a year or even more. 6-9 months seems the sweet spot for first timers.
        Jul 11, 2021
      3. Tau
        Tau
        It's multiple tones with reactivity and hyperacusis... Pretty trash :(
        Jul 11, 2021
      4. SD7
        SD7
        You’re in my thoughts Tau stay strong
        Jul 11, 2021
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    15. Tau
      Tau
      My ENT tentatively agrees with 'hidden hearing loss', especially after hearing about my (stupid) frequency test. FML.
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    16. Tau
      Tau
      I probably have hidden hearing loss... Music sounds really distorted at high frequencies.
      1. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        Jun 21, 2021
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Europe
    Occupation:
    Scientist/Tutor
    Tinnitus Since:
    2019
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    2019-Concert, 2021-headphones/acoustic trauma at 110dB,16kHz