Are These 1 Second Long Spontaneous Increases in Tinnitus Loudness Spikes or What?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Anthony Scotland, Jan 23, 2020.

    1. Anthony Scotland

      Anthony Scotland Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      I have loud, hissing tinnitus in my left ear. Every day for the past month, I've been getting out of nowhere the level of the tinnitus spiking like crazy, it only lasts like 1 second but it scares me.

      I want to emphasize this is NOT the "fleeting" tinnitus. This is my regular, baseline tinnitus just raising suddenly, randomly in volume. Again, unlike the fleeting tinnitus, these "spikes" I've been getting last only 1 second at most.

      It's very scary I was wondering this these are tinnitus spikes that people are talking about.
       
    2. LukeYoung
      Stressed

      LukeYoung Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud Concert - Noise Exposure
      Spikes can be fleeting extra tones or increase in original tone. Pretty common for most of us it experience both.
       
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    3. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Search this forum using the keyword "fleeting tinnitus"
       
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    4. Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      '11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Yes, I get them exactly as you describe. They're not uncommon and they don't turn into anything major. Next time you get one, notice if you have a momentary lapse of hearing along with it.
       
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