A New Tinnitus Sound Has Become 'Reactive'

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jenny_S, Feb 13, 2019.

    1. Jenny_S

      Jenny_S Member Benefactor

      Location:
      A Brit in the Land of the Morning Calm.
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Unfortunately my ear situation has worsened after an acoustic incident in January 2019 and need some advice until I can seek professional help when I return to the UK in under three weeks.

      I have developed a new mild beep in my ringing tinnitus ear and it is reacting (I know that the term 'reactive tinnitus' is argued with the ear community) with some everyday sounds. Even in the shower. My original ringing tinnitus has not been affected by the recent noise incident.
      This is a new experience for me and wondered if anyone has successfully habituated to this kind of ear noise or anyone has experienced this after noise exposure and it faded in time?

      Thank you for taking the time to read this.
       
    2. kmohoruk
      Nerdy

      kmohoruk Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise, Ear Infection, TMJ
      Hello Jenny,

      I have had reactive T like that over the last couple of years. What I found what worked best for me was staying calm, trying to relax, and keeping my auditory environment filled with sound (white noises, listening to podcasts), and trying to get as close to 8 hours of sleep as I could.

      It always passed within a couple of days to a week.
       
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      Jenny_S

      Jenny_S Member Benefactor

      Location:
      A Brit in the Land of the Morning Calm.
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Hi @kmohoruk
      Thank you for the advice and quick reply! :)
      I am trying to remain calm and I am lucky that I have been getting sleep.
      Sadly this reactive sound has persisted for close to four weeks. I wish it had passed as you have experienced within a few days to a week.
      I will try to find a suitable sound to sleep with tonight.
       
    4. kmohoruk
      Nerdy

      kmohoruk Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise, Ear Infection, TMJ
      No worries Jenny!

      One other thing that I can think of, is it could be hanging around due to stress or anxiety - if you’re going through that right now.

      I remember when it popped up with me, it was during a time of intense stress during school, and I noticed the reactive ring when I was showering. It took a couple of weeks...and after exams ended, but it eventually went away.
       
    5. Nathan McAlum
      Stressed

      Nathan McAlum Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I have the same thing, whenever my fan is on, a fridge, the TV, or even rain, I hear some strange whistle playing over it, this sound will only go away when I'm in complete silence or the trigger sound stops.

      It keeps playing a strange fluttering high pitch whistle sound over anything that would normally mask the T. Has this eased off for you at all?
       

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