13 kHz Tinnitus... Crap...

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    1. Alexf9454

      Alexf9454 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still investigating. TMJ maybe
      Hi,

      Alex, 37, T since 7 weeks. Very high pitched one (13 khz) on the left, can be very piercing, and sometimes it migrates on the right, lower pitched and softer (almost nothing in the left ear).

      I love to listen to music, but had always taken care of the level because my dad used to abuse of headphones at high level. A highway trip in my 25 years old car is way more aggressive than my usual listening-level :D Only a dozen of concerts in my life, the last one without earplugs was in 1993. And it was the only time I had some T, never encountered the issue ever since, even for a brief period of time.

      Lots of jaw pain / temporal headaches did appear at the exact same time on the left, and the migration of my T began 2 weeks ago with pain's appearance on the right side of my jaw...is TMJD a cause or a consequence ? Time will tell.

      So far, 3 audiologists, heavy prednisolone treatment at the very beginning even if there wasn't any trauma, hearing is perfect (dip @ 13 khz is 5db...), and level as well as location of T seem very sensitive to muscles tension. I did try some osteopathy and got real silence for one hour after manipulation of my neck.
      One of the audiologists and my dentist told me about TMJD, the audiologist said my jaw could be off and gave me some exercises to make + muscular relaxants, it looks like it improves a bit the condition.

      I've also had an entire evening of real silence after a shower, but so far there's always something ringing in the ear, continuously hissing. Hopefully no real sleeping issues, as far as I'm on the correct side (usually the right one). One night, my T was so low I even suceeded in using earplugs because of outdoor noise (party going on in the neighbourhood)

      I've also been on some ginko treatment for 4 weeks, no effect so far but doesn't hurt neither. Sometimes the headaches / jaw pain are a far worst issue than T, sometimes T seems as piercing as bad chalk on a board :confused:

      Next step, stomatologist (maxillofacial specialty) end of august. Hoping it will get better until then (highly doubtful about pain), even if it's only habituation :unsure:

      Open to any suggestion / inputs, and happy to see a "success" category in this community :)
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Welcome to Tinnitus Talk Alex.
      Your Dentist or Maxillofacial Specialist might make you a mouth guard to wear at night or a day guard and measure how far your jaw opens and Jaw xray.
      Try keep to a soft diet and not yawn or over bite food like a burger or Apple and cut meat up small....lots of love glynis
       
    3. Alexf9454

      Alexf9454 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still investigating. TMJ maybe
      Thank Glynis.

      My diet ahs always been balanced, and I've completely stopped coffee / tea / alcohol for those 7 weeks. My jaw doesn't hurt when using it, except when performing a precise lateral move. When it hurts, it's really steady BTW, and I don't feel any disturbance in opening it. But when I'm trying to open it more / forcing it, it clearly makes my T louder.

      The worst thing about my T so far are the really good days. T is so distant I'm hoping for "back to normal situation", but I get bad day(s) instead...
       
    4. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      You are early in , the good days can be as "bad" as the good ones in that you start hoping that its going away and its a cycle of disappointment. Dont get me wrong it might go away but its best to try and not think about it and just enjoy the better days.
       
    5. Alexf9454

      Alexf9454 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still investigating. TMJ maybe
      I think my T has a lot to do with stress and night bruxism.

      Past four days on vacation, probably the best I've had since my T appeared. Absolutely no jaw / head pain, T was so low I forgot it most of the time. And I did sleep with earplugs :woot:

      Back to work today, piercing tone at it again when I woke up this morning, as well as painful jaw :mad:
       
    6. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Stress is definitely a culprit of aggravated T. Perhaps you can find some hobbies or relaxing exercises to do to emulate the kind of holiday mood while staying around locally. I find outdoor life a big help to relieve stress.
       
    7. Alexf9454

      Alexf9454 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still investigating. TMJ maybe
      This. Sun + peaceful countryside = best cure I've encountered so far :cool:

      Ali
       
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    8. Alexf9454

      Alexf9454 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Still investigating. TMJ maybe
      Very strange behaviour of my T today. Most of the time more piercing than ever, and suddenly, several minutes of complete silence. Never had that before. Any clue ?
       

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