Anyone Read/Hear About Tinnitus and Then Develop It?

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    1. Keegan
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      Keegan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm not sure
      Did anyone else read/hear about tinnitus and then develop it shortly thereafter? I read an article and then checked my ear a week later and ta-da I heard a ringing. I've had this for 8 months now. I'm trying to figure out if its psychosomatic or real. I had been to many loud concerts (one as recently as 2 weeks before onset) in the past and was taking Wellbutrin at the time. Some days are better than others and occasionally the T goes away completely.

      Advice, please?
       
    2. Aussie Lea
      Dramaqueen

      Aussie Lea Member

      Location:
      Melbourne Yarra Valley
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/09/2013
      My ear doctor told me that if tinnitus goes away completely at times it is likely psychosomatic.
       
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    3. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      No way I don't think that's possible
       
    4. Keegan
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      Keegan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm not sure
      Wow really? It goes away about once a week. Actually, it's almost completely gone right now. I hear a very faint hum in my right ear, but otherwise I can't hear it when I close my ears. That leaves me feeling good!
       
    5. Keegan
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      Keegan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm not sure
      No way what is possible? I never had tinnitus (besides after loud shows for a few days) and then one day I listened for it, and then I had it. I'm not exaggerating.
       
    6. Ricardo1991
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      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Signs seem to point to head/ neck injury!
      Actually, for the longest time I thought I was cursed by Lady Gaga because she has a song called Tinnitus (Tonight Is Us). I listened to like 5 seconds of it and shut it off. A few weeks later I got tinnitus! It was just a coincidence obviously. Lol
       
    7. Keegan
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      Keegan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm not sure
      How's your tinnitus?
       
    8. Ricardo1991
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      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Signs seem to point to head/ neck injury!
      I know it's better for sure. It used to keep me up all night. Now I sleep with no sleep aid whatsoever. I think it's mind over matter for sure!
       
    9. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Keegan id say the concert might have done some damage and you didn't notice it for a few weeks :)
       
    10. Zora
      Kick ass

      Zora Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st time: Megaphone ;2nd time: headphones too loud
      yes definitely! there is another guy on this forum who said that he read a lot about it and then he listened out for something like that and then he started to hear it!! but he was just for 5 days or so on this forum. So not long enough to actually talk about his progress..
       
    11. Keegan
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      Keegan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm not sure
      Maybe. But I didn't hear it for the whole week and I have no hearing loss. Also, it's a crazy coincidence to read about T the same week and then begin hearing it.
       
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    12. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Keegan sorry if I came off as someone who didn't believe you :). That's not the case T can just happen out of the blue for some people and there are also so many different causes it's hard to pin point.
       
    13. Keegan
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      Keegan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm not sure
      @Cillian no worries. I'm not offended. Just frustrated. Wish I knew the cause... I'm still optimistic it may go away.
       
    14. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Keegan i know what you mean when I first got it I was very frustrated. It took 2 months to find a cause. I was told it was sinuses but when to an ENT who referred me to a TMJ specialist. Had X Ray's and my joints checked and turns out over severe night grinding and moving my jaw in my sleep I have bad TMJ.
       
    15. Keegan
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      Keegan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm not sure
      Is it going to get better for you? I heard people with TMJ can get rid of their T.
       
    16. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      I'm getting 2 implants into my ear canals in 2 weeks as he believes a splint would not help me in my case
       
    17. Cillian

      Cillian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sinus infection
      @Keegan im not sure he said it could take between 3-6 months to notice a difference so hopefully:) fingers crossed. There is s very good chance for you too. If yours started out of the blue and it could go away just as easily :)

      He said it will go away but I guess only time will tell
       
    18. Ricardo1991
      Fine

      Ricardo1991 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Signs seem to point to head/ neck injury!
      Definitely what happened to me. The night before, I was bleaching my hair. I went to the gym, nothing crazy at all. The next morning I woke up with buzzing in my ears. The doctors told me I was listening to music really loud, I don't buy that.
      Who knows what's going on but eh, it's whatever.
       
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    19. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      I was told we all have tinnitus.

      Whats changed is that you now have an awareness of your t.

      What to do? Stop monitoring it. Take a look at the back to silence thread.
       
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    20. Sara_Bond
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      Sara_Bond Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      28.10.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      @Keegan

      Even if mine is noise induced, I was told about Tinnitus 2 weeks before onset by a friend of mine. We were in a restaurant and she said the music was loud and told about her T. I didn't get along with that cause I knew what it was and I already hated it.
      Dada, 2 weeks after I got mine. The thing is I knew after that event, that hers is very mild and only occurs it when she's really tired. When mine is permanent and moderate. I'm pissed off!
      I always tell to my therapist that's it's not a coincidence!
       
    21. Starlord

      Starlord Member

      Location:
      St. Petersburg, Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I'm sorry but I have to disagree. All people don't have tinnitus, not even mildly. I'm sure there is some brain activity that a person can sense, especially when a person is exhausted, but our tinnitus' are due to an imbalance and are hyperactive. So there is a difference between the two. An actual physiological difference. Its not that we focus on it, and other normal people don't.
       
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    22. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
       
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    23. Keegan
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      Keegan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm not sure
      @Starlord @DebInAustralia

      I'm pretty sure it's a mixture of both. Yes, most people have some type of noise in their ear. I think mine might just be hyper-awareness to an already existing noise.

      But, Starlord, you are correct. More moderate and severe tinnitus is not something that all people deal with. That's not something that could have been previously 'ignored'.

      I actually have generalized anxiety disorder, and when I was worrying about something else a few months ago I forgot about my T and I thought it went away for a month.

      Then that situation cleared up and now I think about T again and it's there...
       
    24. Keegan
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      Keegan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I'm not sure
      @DebInAustralia could you direct me to that thread? I'm new here.

      Cheers!
       
    25. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      The internet can be a dangerous thing. I had floaters in my teens and was quite disturbed by them. Then they disappeared for 30 years until I watched a video on laser treatment for the condition. I hadn't searched out the youtube video. It appeared in related topic for some reason when I was browsing another subject. The moment I finished viewing the video I noticed a floater moving down my field of vision. They were back just as I remembered them in my teens with a few more added. My brain had somehow blanked out the floaters and now the 'spell' had been broken. I believe the same thing could happen for tinnitus. The brain over time can blank out the pattern but reading about the condition or hearing about it could bring it back. It is difficult these days to develop that blanking as there are so many potential 'trigger posts' across the internet.
       
    26. Laurix
      Haunting

      Laurix Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm sure tinnitus can have a psychosomatic origin. My husband has tinnitus due to hearing loss, a workmate has ideopathic tinnitus and a friend of mine was diagnosed with sudden hearing loss, I was traumatized by it, so I dedicated a lot of time to think and read about it, eventually I had other health problems and stop obsessing about it, but hey, some months later here I am with a couple of clogged ears and a fan encrusted in my head :( I have a history of experiencing symptoms of diseases friends had or family members did. My dad died from a heart attack and I spent months after that having chest pain and tachycardia, so I think it's ver possible to obsess about a symptom and developing it afterwards. I wish I could use my mental powers to positive things, but no, that's not the case.
       
    27. Booger
      Psychedelic

      Booger Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      I was marginally aware of hearing loss and tinnitus but I didn't think I'd ever develop long-term tinnitus, no. I just woke up with it one morning.
       

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