Altitude Benefits

Discussion in 'Support' started by David J, Sep 1, 2014.

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    1. David J
      Confused

      David J Member

      Location:
      Kent, Ohio
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2011
      My wife usually travels to Colorado a couple times/year. We live slightly above sea level in Ohio. She has noticed that when at the higher elevations (Monument, Co) her T goes away completely. Is it possible that elevation has this benefit? I'd love to hear from others on their experience.........
      Thanks,
      David
       
    2. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Quite interesting. Maybe she has some sort of a physical disorder where pressure changes affect her T?...
       
    3. MichaelM
      Chatty

      MichaelM Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      mild since ´90 ´s. severe ->2013 on
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere´s Disease/acoustic trauma?
      This is interesting and I have been wondering the same question myself. I visited Mont Blanc and Aiguille du Midi (3.842m) in June. I´d like to think it helped but it could have been just my mind playing tricks.... vacation, something else to think about. The cable car travels from 1035 m to 3842 m within some 20 minutes so even my not-so-great-working ears could sense the elevation.

      Sure would like to repeat that experiment when the T gets really loud like it is right now.
       
    4. Dan Reagan
      Chicken

      Dan Reagan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      That's great David, I live in Colorado, so maybe I need to go into the mountains, I live in Denver. How does she rate her T otherwise? Is it usually constant with volume spikes fairly regularly?
       
    5. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      @Dan Reagan You are just a drive away. Take a few trips and let us know.
       
    6. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      One could experiment this within pressure chambers that for example some athletes use to improve their aerobic exercise levels. These are famous here in Finland amongst our cross country skiers... :)
       
    7. MichaelM
      Chatty

      MichaelM Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      mild since ´90 ´s. severe ->2013 on
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere´s Disease/acoustic trauma?
      There seems to be some sort of a T clinic in Helsinki. It doesnt really tell too much about itself in the net. Any experiences, @Sound Wave ? http://www.tinnitus.fi/
       
    8. David J
      Confused

      David J Member

      Location:
      Kent, Ohio
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2011
      She has had constant "T" for years and it never goes away. She also has volume spikes. She said that she noticed a couple years ago that on her trips to Colorado her "T" just disappeared. So the last two trips she paid particular attention (since she had habituated long ago). On each trip when she returned home she advised me that she had heard no noise the entire time at the high elevations. The noise returned when she returned home.
       
    9. Robert Stiles

      Robert Stiles Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2005
      I live at Lake Tahoe (6200 ft). When I went to Houston recently (sea level) my tinnitus was unnoticeable. Upon returning I was fine for 2 days before awaking in the middle of the night with my ears ringing again. Any comments?
       
    10. Cjcrawford

      Cjcrawford Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2008
      Yes!!! I also live in Ohio and this happens to me. Every single time we drive out to Wyoming it stops as soon as we hit the mountain areas. Upon coming back to Ohio, the Tinnitus returns within 3-4 days. We just came home Sunday from trip out west and I just woke up this morning (Wed) with the return of Tinnitus. Nice to know I am not the only one. My doctor can't explain this phenomenon to me, other than to say it has to have something to do with the change in air pressure. Guessing I need to relocate perhaps. I would not complain if that happened!
       

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