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TheCapybara

Member, Male, 35, from Netherlands

Two years ago, dealing with onset tinnitus and dysacusis I never thought I'd enjoy music or games again but I slowly got there again. Mar 10, 2024

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    1. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Two years ago, dealing with onset tinnitus and dysacusis I never thought I'd enjoy music or games again but I slowly got there again.
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    2. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Glad the fireworks hell is over, the reactivity wasnt exactly pleasant. Hope everyone managed through the night.
      1. Juliane and gameover like this.
      2. cyberspace
        cyberspace
        I didn’t. Wore Peltor earmuffs the entire time and was inside but got a spike.
        Jan 1, 2024
      3. cyberspace
        cyberspace
        Fireworks will probably continue tonight
        Jan 1, 2024
    3. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Dreading the fireworks again, with dysacusis it's reactive squeals one after another. Never liked fireworks before but now it's even worse.
      1. Juliane and tpj like this.
    4. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Merry Christmas folks! I hope everyone's doing alright and able to enjoy the holidays.
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    5. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Distortion seems a little worse and more noticeable lately. Not sure how and why it worsens when I didn't do anything to make it worse.
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      2. beefling
        beefling
        Same here. In my case the only thing I can think that might be the cause is I had to temporarily adjust where I sleeps. No idea if it has anything to do with it but...

        This shit just don't make sense, does it. Some answers would be nice but...we got nothin'.
        Nov 27, 2023
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      3. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @beefling It makes no sense at all, dysacusis is a riot isnt it? I've had it for about a year and a half now and I'm wondering if it'll go away at some point as we get older and naturally lose hearing in higher frequencies or if the weird beeps and whistles are there to stay.

        Hope you're managing yours alright, you've had it for a bit longer than I did I think.
        Nov 28, 2023
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    6. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Ears are painful and red, especially the right one. Think it's an ear infection, definitely the last thing I want right now :<
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      2. xLuchiaaa
        xLuchiaaa
        Happy to hear that you are doing better :) Ear infections are so worse. You got some meds for Hooikoorts ? I am doing not so good today, Worried about my hearing that there is loss. Hopefully the muffled hearing will be better
        Nov 6, 2023
      3. brixenbrixen
        brixenbrixen
        Hmpf btw the distortions are lower
        Nov 11, 2023
      4. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @brixenbrixen That's great brixen! Good to hear from you again, are you doing okay lately?
        Nov 11, 2023
    7. GG_Ear
      GG_Ear
      Hi @TheCapybara sorry that your distortions are still with you. Does it ever go away for some? I hear a whistle sound over certain external sounds that instantly stops once the external sound ceases. E.g. running water with *beeeeeeep* over sound of water.... turns tap off, *beep* instantly gone. Is this reactive T/hyperacusis or sound distortion?
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      3. GG_Ear
        GG_Ear
        @TheCapybara I'll pray that it eventually goes away for you too!
        Oct 18, 2023
      4. GG_Ear
        GG_Ear
        @TheCapybara I had it subside by about 80% for three weeks in July. So it's definitely possible!
        Oct 18, 2023
      5. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @GG_Ear It definitely is a crazy condition, who knew something like this could exist? I would have been 200% more careful with music lol.

        I did notice it reacts less to things than it used to. Back then, it would have beeping noises over the teapot and stuff like that but it did improve over the span of a year. I hope we'll both keep improving.
        Oct 18, 2023
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    8. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Can't believe it's been over a year since I developed distortions. I miss indulging in music without worries.
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      2. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        I still listen to music, just on a much lower volume. Not quite the same but ill take it.
        Sep 18, 2023
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      3. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @Cmspgran I think it's distortions from a dead hair cell that controlled a high frequency, but that's what I think at least. I've seen some improvement in the year I've been dealing with it. Trust me, the first few weeks/months are hell but it does get a bit better and your mental health will improve once you stop hyper focusing on it. And it takes time but you'll get there. Strawberry and me have both been there.
        Sep 19, 2023
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      4. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @Strawberryblonde Me too. I also only listen to music that has 0 distortions and beeps in them because that just ruins the enjoyment.
        Sep 19, 2023
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    9. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      I miss listening to music on headphones without a care, now I have to mind the weird distortions and it sucks.
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      2. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @Strawberryblonde Do those happen randomly or does it react to sounds with morse code beeps? New developments out of nowhere suck, I hope it goes away soon ):
        Aug 10, 2023
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      3. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        @TheCapybara the beeps are more prevalent with white noise sounds such as air con etc driving today and the beeps were going crazy! Hard to tune out of something so erratic today.
        Aug 25, 2023
      4. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @Strawberryblonde I hear you, it's kind of impossible to tune out such noticeable distortions. Hopefully they'll go away entirely one day because there's no habituating to that lol.
        Aug 26, 2023
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    10. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Watching Tour de France and seeing bystanders yell at the top of their lungs at riders and I wonder, do those people not get tinnitus?
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    11. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Dentist check up used to be nothing to me but now that I have a high frequency distortion, hoo boy. Glad it's over.
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    12. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Reactivity's been going up again lately, always random ups and downs with these distortions.
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      3. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @Strawberryblonde About the same as you, in a better place than I was almost a year ago, and I don't get too anxious hearing distortions anymore. I just hope that one day the ear/brain decides to stop picking up the frequency for good (or maybe that's impossible, who knows)
        Jun 18, 2023
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      4. aura
        aura
        @TheCapybara , can you tell me more about your distortions, please? I have them too, they are coming and going.
        Jun 20, 2023
      5. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @aura Hey Aura. It started as metallic/morse code beeps a year ago in everything with a certain high frequency like showers/toilet pipes/music. I still have it a year later, it hasnt changed a whole lot except my response to it.
        Jun 20, 2023
    13. Zigs
      Zigs
      Hey, how is your reactive tinnitus now? In the sense of hearing beep sound over noise?
      1. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        Hey Zigs. I'm a year in with it and while it's still around, I've gotten more used to it. I can still hear it in music but with everything else it's less noticeable than before.
        May 31, 2023
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    14. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Constant construction noise in the neighborhood and the walls are so thin that I get to enjoy all of it.
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      2. MadeleineHope
        MadeleineHope
        So frustrating! Sorry you have to go through this. My area is due for some major construction soon too, so really not looking forward to that. Will have to stay somewhere else :/
        May 28, 2023
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      3. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        @TheCapybara Ja hoor! Dank voor het vragen. Tinnitus is behapbaar en hyperacusis is compleet verdwenen. De tijd heelt alle wonden, zo blijkt:) Woon alleen in een druk deel van de binnenstad in Den Haag, dus ik probeer zo voorzichtig mogelijk te zijn (o.a. buiten oordopjes dragen). Voorlopig zit het wel mee;)
        May 28, 2023
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      4. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        May 28, 2023
    15. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      I'm having cricket tones again which hasnt happened in a long time. Not sure if it's worsening but it's nothing loud at least.
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    16. Jsm_Joestar
      Jsm_Joestar
      Yo capy, i bough some edifier speakers today. Thx for the reccomendation. im going to test them out when they arrive tomorrow. I do heave a question do you notice any static from the speakers?
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      2. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        No problem! I hope they're the right ones for you. I dont think I've noticed any static no, nothing weird unless it's distortions.
        Mar 2, 2023
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      3. Jsm_Joestar
        Jsm_Joestar
        Great to hear. I saw someone post about the speakers giving a static type of noise that can be harsh on the ears so i was a bit worried. Either way ill see it when they come in.
        Mar 2, 2023
      4. Jsm_Joestar
        Jsm_Joestar
        The speakers are amazing bro thx for the recomendation. Do you use an external Dac in combination with it?
        Mar 4, 2023
    17. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Why is it that T can sometimes randomly spike in the middle of the night for just a couple of seconds before it goes down again?
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      2. Jsm_Joestar
        Jsm_Joestar
        thats probably transient tinnitus
        Feb 6, 2023
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      3. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        Always freaks me out when it goes up but it doesn't seem to be harmful.
        Feb 6, 2023
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      4. Jsm_Joestar
        Jsm_Joestar
        thats understandable. unfortunately we dont know when spikes are long term or even permanent. From what i know it isnt harmfull and even people withouth T have it
        Feb 7, 2023
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    18. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Anyone else have neighbors that decide to be noisy at 7 PM and do things like drilling randomly? If not, you're lucky.
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      2. Jsm_Joestar
        Jsm_Joestar
        Let me guess you put on hearing protection and when you think they are done and want to take it off they start drilling immediately. It sucks that the walls here in the netherlands block almost no sound.
        Feb 4, 2023
      3. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        It was real sudden so I didn't have much time to react but I just covered my ears real fast lol. And it's true, the walls here are paper thin. You can easily hear anything that goes on outside too.
        Feb 4, 2023
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      4. Jsm_Joestar
        Jsm_Joestar
        I hope you didnt get any damage from it. Im looking forward to the summer but summer time also means alot of my neighbors wil be playing songs in their backyard.
        Feb 5, 2023
    19. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      I miss listening to music with headphones, speakers just arent the same. Some days I'm tempted to just try again but I know it's a bad idea.
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      3. Jsm_Joestar
        Jsm_Joestar
        Jan 22, 2023
      4. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        Jan 22, 2023
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      5. Jsm_Joestar
        Jsm_Joestar
        @TheCapybara Yea if speakers cause some distortions then headphones are def a no go. I would even go as far as saying to avoid them when speakers dont cause distortions anymore.
        Jan 23, 2023
    20. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Think I'm back to square one with the reactive distortions after the fireworks, it was finally improving a bit after 5-6 months too.
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      3. Jackson Brady
        Jackson Brady
        Had the distortions improved? And in what way?
        Jan 3, 2023
      4. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        @Jackson Brady I'd hear it less over voices on tv, and I had less whistling tones over things but it kind of came back recently. I'll just have to wait it out again.

        @ashcash Hope you're pulling through alright Ash, that's a lot of noise to deal with.
        Jan 3, 2023
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      5. Jackson Brady
        Jackson Brady
        @TheCapybara
        The waiting game really sucks, i also am going through a very bad set back right now, hoping to recover to previous level.
        Jan 11, 2023
    21. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Dentist appointment tomorrow for the first time since the sudden hearing loss/distortions, bit worried it'll worsen but maybe it'll be fine.
      1. NYCGuy likes this.
      2. CRGC
        CRGC
        Hope it goes well! ❤️
        Nov 27, 2022
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    22. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Wish I had gotten to speak to some of the people on here that had distortions before they disappeared. It's such a rare thing no one gets.
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      2. Aschenherz
        Aschenherz
        i also having distortions. 2 Months in. I hope, this helps you. I have it over every sound. electric hizz. Will stuck into my brain, when i have a "normal" day. (like going to work, lot of noises etc.)
        Sep 11, 2022
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      3. Heikai
        Heikai
        I have these same distortions too! I'm still very sad but it's nice to hear I'm not alone and that it can become better!
        Oct 21, 2022
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      4. Wao
        Wao
        I have the same thing as you guys. 2 weeks in. Had my T for 5y but this is super annoying. It's hard to find people that had it for a long time. I also don't know what to expect.
        Oct 24, 2022
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    23. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      Today my reactive/dysacusis tone changed from the usual beeping to grinding crickets, I'm confused. I'd rather deal with regular tinnitus.
    24. TheCapybara
      TheCapybara
      It's near impossible to avoid loud noises in this neighborhood. Neighbors, kids, dogs, drills, construction, there's no rest.
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Protection. Double up if need be. As long as we don't use it as much in our own home, it's fine.
        Jul 24, 2022
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      3. TheCapybara
        TheCapybara
        I did mean at home actually. Unfortunately we have pretty thin walls over here and loud sounds easily go through.
        Jul 24, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 19, 1989 (Age: 35)
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Tinnitus Since:
    06/2022
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Likely headphone noise
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