Banged Forehead Against Cupboard — Big Tinnitus Spike

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rust, Mar 8, 2021.

    1. Rust
      Fine

      Rust Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      (2008 initially) 2015 as I know it today
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Initially stress, but noise exposure made it worse
      Hi everyone,

      Last night, I accidentally banged my head very hard against the side of a cupboard when standing up.

      I hit the top left side of my forehead, and a little bump appeared, though nothing too big.

      I have since experienced a bad spike in my tinnitus and more sensitivity to noise.

      Do you think this will subside, or could be a permanent spike?

      I've never had a tinnitus increase from hitting my head before, so naturally I'm worried about this.

      Thank you,
      R
       
    2. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @Rust, it could have well caused a spike but it should settle.

      Try not to stress about it as accidents happen and headaches can spike tinnitus too.
      Try not to keep listening out for the sound and keep background sound on around you that's relaxing and calming... not rock type of music.

      love Glynis
       
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    3. Ylva
      Doh

      Ylva Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infections + stress + drugs
      Hi Rust, I get that you're worried but I don't think this will cause a permanent spike.

      May I ask how long your drug induced (cocaine) spike lasted? I did not want to post on an old thread, but since you're active again... I'm going through something similar right now and it has been around 7 weeks almost, no improvement so far.
       
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    4. AUTHOR
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      Rust
      Fine

      Rust Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      (2008 initially) 2015 as I know it today
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Initially stress, but noise exposure made it worse
      Thank you @glynis :)

      I have told myself that. I think that reading internet articles about tinnitus from head bangs makes me immediately go to the worst case scenario.

      I'll give myself some time to try and let it relax itself.

      Have a nice day.
       
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    5. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Rust
      Fine

      Rust Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      (2008 initially) 2015 as I know it today
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Initially stress, but noise exposure made it worse
      Thank you @Ylva :)

      Ah yes, I remember that spike! It's hard to say how long it took to recede, as other subsequent spikes tend to get in the way. I'd say gradually over a few months. It definitely improved, and even if I didn't have 100% improvement, the positive thing I always try to remember is that is always starts to feel better and like I can handle it after time has past.

      The tinnitus itself is not the issue, it's our reaction to it and what we deem an acceptable level. When it exceeds this level is when we panic.

      We all make mistakes and want to experience different things in life, I think you'll be okay – these things can sometimes just take time.

      Take care :)
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Rust
      Fine

      Rust Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      (2008 initially) 2015 as I know it today
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Initially stress, but noise exposure made it worse
      Does anybody else have any input in this? I have some new more intense tinnitus sounds, and also more sensitivity to noise.

      Will the sensitivity to noise (hyperacusis) get better following banging my head? It did go away years ago when I got noise exposure related tinnitus, though I don’t know if a head bang is any different?

      Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

      Thank you.
      R
       
    7. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      It will settle I'm sure. No skull damage unlike ear damage.

      love Glynis
       
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