Additional Hearing Distortion

Discussion in 'Support' started by Georgiegirl00au, Mar 2, 2015.

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    1. Georgiegirl00au

      Georgiegirl00au Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Hi

      I've had tinnitus for over 20 years. Some years have been more difficult than others. For the past 4 years I seemed to have had the T well managed but a recent ear infection has put an end to that. After two months my T is still off the charts and in addition to that I developed some hearing distortion in my tinnitus ear around 3 weeks ago. When I speak it's like a speaker that's turned up too loud and adds a vibrating sound to every word I speak. When my little girls (3 and 7) speak I get something like an electronic chirp at the end of every third or fourth word they say. The doctor suggested the ear had not drained of fluid yet and this was a possible cause and gave me steroid sprays. A week later they said the ear had drained but maybe the Eustachian tube was in spasm and causing the echo. I'm curious as to whether anyone else has experienced this. I don't believe I have any recent obvious hearing loss. If anything I hear better as I had my ears irrigated to remove wax (which is what caused the ear infection . . . but that's another story.) It's hell just dealing with the tinnitus and staying positive I can reduce it to tolerable levels again but this additional problem is tipping me over the edge.

      Regards, Georgie
       
    2. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      Hm I may have developed the same thing actually. Just two weeks ago I started noticing the same kind of distortion you seem to describe, like an electronic chirp, and it's very annoying and distracting since it happens when trying to sleep as well. Plus it seems to random, not a constant tinnitus noise that you can sort of habituate to.
       
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    3. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Yeah I get it all the time, certain words or sounds trigger it more than others. Happens constantly if I raise my voice. It's almost as if my voice turns into the same sound my tinnitus makes momentarily. It's very disturbing and is to the point where most the time I am almost whispering to avoid this. It also happens more if I'm wearing ear pkugs. I dokt even want to talk while I have my ears plugged. I also seem to get a hot feeling along with sore ears after this happens. I always described it as my voice sounding like a old broken tinny sounding speaker. It's freaking awful, I don't know, I just assume I am hitting certain frequencies with my voice that my ear/brain can not process properly anymore.
       
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    4. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      I really don't know how I'm going to live with this chirping sounds. Before that all sounds were more or less constant, but this chirping is like these instant sounds and occurs very randomly, in silence or not, doesn't matter. I hear it all the time and it's impossible to habituate to this.(n)
       
    5. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Sounds like what I've had the past 18 months. I agree that habituation isn't possible when the target moves constantly. Its like "habituating" to a swarm of angry bees. Medical help? forget it (but pay the girls at the desk when you leave). May as well go see an Accountant.
       
    6. Yes, I have that electronic ring..but mine comes and goes..I call it reactive T...so sorry yours has become worse..hang in there!
       
    7. I who love music
      Cheerful

      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I've had the distortion since the 70's when I yell or sing loudly. A few years ago I induced a bad spike with loud music and everybody's voice was sounding distorted. It took 2 years to get better. I stay away from loud music now.
       
    8. RicoS
      Confused

      RicoS Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress or Acoustic trauma
      I got it also....even when I have a ventilator on or a radio I hear electronic chirps at the end of some sounds .... I guess I had it on T onset, but I realy started to notice it 2 weeks ago. I try not to think about it that much because it realy bugs me sometimes....
       
    9. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      I have the chirping, it sounds like an electrical buzz in my head. In my case, it is mild.
       
    10. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      Or maybe I could describe it like a cricket chirping every now and then...or nails on a chalkboard... hard to describe...

      annoying but I have gotten used to it... a year ago when my T increased (and the chirping started because I didn't have it from 2007 until 2014), I completely freaked out and asked myself how the hell could I get used to this random new sound!!! seriously??!

      Fast forward a year later and althought it is still there, I really don't pay any attention to it. My T only annoys me at very specific moments, like when I watch TV. For some reason, watching TV makes my T go throught the roof. Some TVs are worst than others!! LOL I laugh about it now!!
       
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    11. FuzzyFrey
      Dreaming

      FuzzyFrey Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sustained loud noise through headphones
      I've been suffering from this problem on and off since October, which I presume is a result of pressure problems that developed in my ears around that time. It sounds like a low pitched whistle. Not sure if it will disappear completely or not; but for the most part I have learned to cope at least and am handling it a LOT better than I did back in the autumn.

      I also had another type of distortion (like a crackling) from six years ago. It started out badly, but did improve over time. It's still there but it's not really a problem any more.
       
    12. LUIS AIRES
      Disappointed

      LUIS AIRES Member

      Location:
      Lisbon - Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Doctor gave me no reason. He just said there was no cure for T.
      Hi Georgie

      I'm having the same problem. My T is with me for over 20 years however, it has never given me too much trouble. Actually it has never been loud enough to disturb my daily routine or mess with what I would call my normal life. Unfortunately nothing lasts forever and my T became louder out of the blue. Things started getting really bad in the last two months. It is giving me real hell. Like it was not enough, I started suffering from hyperacusis and hearing distortion. I won't add anything to what you've said concerning the symptoms once I think you described it perfectly.
       
    13. RicoS
      Confused

      RicoS Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress or Acoustic trauma
      It is indeed very frustrating, more than my normal T. It ruined my weekend. It is not even loud but I hear it through everthing. Maybe stress and axniety make it wors, but the last day...it realy bugs me
       

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