A Weird Symptom (When I'm Around Electronic Devices, My Tinnitus Spikes), Anyone Else Have This?

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    1. s7607

      s7607 Member

      so i've had this t thing for a few months now, but it's come with this really weird symptom and i was wondering if anyone else has/can explain it. when i'm around certain electronic devices (the only one i've been able to identify is a security camera monitor screen so far) my tinnitus spikes. i can't usually identify what devices cause it as i usually get the spike when walking past certain shops in the mall/street which means that whatever's causing the spike is obscured from view.

      when i get the spike it's either a constant or spikes then goes back down and then back up every 4-5 seconds. if i move outside a certain range from the device that's causing the spike, then the symptoms stop until i go back into whatever the range is (usually a few metres).

      has anyone ever heard of this before? i've had absolutely no luck when searching it up and the ent just gave me a look like wtf when i explained lol. i've had two audiograms and apparently have no hearing loss btw.
       
    2. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      You'd get more useful information from a Podiatrist than you would from an ENT.
       
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    3. Thongjy
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      Thongjy Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      Can I know if the security camera monitor wireless, LCD or CRT display?

      Does your T compete with the surrounding noise? Meaning the noiser the surrounding the higher volume your T is?

      Do you know the cause of your T?
       
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    4. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Sounds spooky! There's always been argument too about high tension wires causing problems for people and lots of docs saying this is rubbish but interestingly when I landed in hospital with neurological systems suggestive of MS I was asked by the first three docs who came to see me: ""do you live near any power pylons and high tension wires?"
      I haven't noticed what you do but I find fleurescent lights make my T so loud I can't hear anyone speak. But I don't get just T as it comes with my eyes bouncing and jumping with the noise in my ear. I wonder if my eyes are causing the T or the ears are causing the eye jumps. Haven't worked that out but lights bringing it on would seem to suggest it's beginning with my eyes? Bizarre I know but life often is!
       
    5. Thongjy
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      Thongjy Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      Try doing this test. can you place your head near the wireless router or modem while doing a streaming or download and check if that also spike your T.
       
    6. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      When I was in the countryside far away from cell networks and most kinds of electronic fields for a few days last week, my high frequency T was reduced by what seemed like 75%.

      When I was driving back towards civilization, I heard it turn back on, almost like a switch was being flipped, when I got to the outskirts of the first mid-sized town....

      ...it makes you think!

      Note that the place I was staying, DID have a wireless router -- in fact, it was inside the room I was sleeping in. What that place doesn't have, is cell coverage, high tension power lines, traffic, airplanes overhead, etc etc.

      I mentioned this to a MD/PhD tinnitus researcher I talked to yesterday, expecting her to ridicule me. In fact, what she said was that she's talked to a large number of tinnitus patients who see a connection between their tinnitus, and cellular towers -- and she said that there's literally no real research into this, and thus, she doesn't have an opinion, because there's no data...
       
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    7. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      @s7607 ...Well, this certainly is a very interesting thread! Being that this is your only post since joining yesterday, could you tell us what caused your T condition?
       
    8. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Something like this?.....:D

      WTF-facial-expressions-of-people34.jpg
       
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    9. Thongjy
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      Thongjy Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      From the engineering point of view, cellular towers are expected to broadcast over a larger area compared to a wireless router that will broadcast over a local small area. that would mean the field strength generated from the cellular is much higher than the Wifi. this also explains why though u have awifi roouter in the room but the impact is minimal.
       
    10. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Assuming you're not living right next to a cell tower, the amount of radiation you're exposed to from cell towers is minimal compared to a wireless router, or compared to the exposure you get from a cellular handset.

      Of course, in ordinary life I do live right next to several cell towers, but that's a sort of inescapable consequence of urban living.
       
    11. Thongjy
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      Thongjy Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      Have you tried using a EMF meter to measure?
       

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