Can a Low-Decibel but High-Frequency Tone Trigger Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by rzhang, Dec 31, 2015.

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    1. rzhang
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      rzhang Member

      can hearing a low decibel but high frequency noise (14-20khz) tone, like from audionotch's tuner, trigger tinnitus?
       
    2. makethemgold

      makethemgold Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      Going with no on this one.
       
    3. liquefact
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      liquefact Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Seattle, WA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/25/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Indoor Rock Concert
      No, it's the intensity (db) causing the damage, not frequency.
       
    4. Bobby B
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      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Some time ago I visited a coastal city in mainland China and went to club - with ear plugs and that was before my current T level and acoustic trauma.

      The sound level inside those Chinese clubs was beyond insane - nothing like any clubs I visited in the western world in 30 years.

      Young people were there standing for hours on looking bored and playing with their iPhones all the time...I could not last 10 minutes at a time with earplugs on.

      No doubt there there will be a new generation of hearing loss and T sufferers out of China in the near future.
       
    5. rzhang
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      rzhang Member

      thanks, im struggling with finding a cause of my t. it sucks not knowing but its been about 3 months of the same. i think im habituating. thanks for the replies.
       
    6. Bobby B
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      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      its hard to find a clinic that can test higher than 8000hz so perhaps you have some HF loss hidden much higher than what can be tested - causing the high pitched T
       
    7. rzhang
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      rzhang Member

      does this mean the frequency of the tinnitus mirrors the range of hearing loss?
       

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