Can a Spike from Acoustic Trauma Return to Baseline?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Geo Martinez, Jun 20, 2016.

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    1. Geo Martinez

      Geo Martinez Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      I've just been having the worst tinnitus of my life my T was at like 3/10 now it's been 8/10 and it's been acting so weird like it go away for a while then come back and be constant for a while the go silent for a couple of minutes the come back like i don't know I'm just really worried and scared and it's been rising my anxiety and stressing me:(:grumpy:
       
    2. Zaps
      Caffeine

      Zaps Member

      Location:
      South Africa
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many loud concerts
      I'm sorry, that sounds really horrible :(

      Did this happen due to a loud noise or some specific cause?
       
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    3. Geo Martinez

      Geo Martinez Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      Loud noise it's been like a week
       
    4. Santhosh
      Cool

      Santhosh Member

      Location:
      India,Chennai
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sensorineural hearing loss,weed,In-ear headphones,Loud music
      Trsut me It will take some time to get settle down but definitely you will habituate in upcoming days, Try to go out and stay occupied rather than sitting in a room and thinking about your T, The more you think about your T the more it will stress your mind. When it comes to tinnitus you are the only one who could alter your mindset and feelings in a positive way so always try to stay positive and think positive. If you find it too difficult to sleep just listen to sounds which would mask your T. In the same mean time try to find out the root cause of your T, Consult your E&T and explain your problems so that you may find an solution to beat it. Good luck!
       
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    5. Zaps
      Caffeine

      Zaps Member

      Location:
      South Africa
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many loud concerts
      I had very bad damage for over a week after a metal concert, I could not hear out of my right ear at all. My hearing came back and although the T did get worse overall, it did eventually go back to a bearable level.

      Did you experience any noticeable hearing loss after the loud noise? If not then do not worry much, and even if you do it will most probably come back.

      I suggest waiting it out as usually after a week it does normalize, however I am not sure how bad your situation is and I don't want to give you any false information I'm just stating that for me it did normalize. And while it did cause permanent damage to my right ear, the ringing and T became manageable around 2 weeks after the concert.

      Have you been to a specialist to check out your hearing? I suggest if the ringing continues beyond the next few days, go to a specialist to check your hearing and see if there has been any permanent damage.

      However, remember that the ringing seems to get worse when you worry and stress. I know it is difficult not to worry as it is a stressful situation but trust me when I say try not to focus on it. Your mind will make it seem much worse than it really is.

      Also I suggest getting custom molded ear plugs as soon as you can, they'll prevent future damage caused by loud noise. Preventing damage is important in order to prevent the T from getting worse.

      I know it is a horrible thing to go through, but trust me it will get better and normalize :) Just be positive and seek help if necessary, but trust me when I say it feels much worse than it actually is. Try to remain calm and just see how it progresses within the next few days.
       
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    6. Geo Martinez

      Geo Martinez Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      man I appreciate you so much you gave me even more hope and it was from a car stereo but I'm 15 so I can't really get help cause I can't go to the doctor and my family thinks it something small
      Even tho I've had it from august 21 9 months fro now
       
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    7. Ring Ding

      Ring Ding Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I had a spike from acoustic trauma at a concert and has not died down for six weeks now.
      But I also think I have hyperacusis and eustachian tube dysfuntion happening as a result also. So I'm not sure if the tinnitus is just louder because of all the other issues going on. Hope you end up in a better place than me.
       
    8. Zaps
      Caffeine

      Zaps Member

      Location:
      South Africa
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One too many loud concerts
      I know what you mean, I've had T since I was around your age and I didn't tell my parents until this year. But please explain to them that it is very important for you to get ear plugs and go for a test. In many cases medical aid will cover this, and trust me the sooner you sort this out the better. I waited very long and during that time my hearing got very damaged and the ringing got worse because I was not careful, so trust me- find a way to convince your parents it is an important issue. I can't stress how important it is to prevent further damage, and the only other way to prevent damage is to not go out at all or listen to music loudly which you shouldn't have to do. You can enjoy your life if you get good quality ear plugs, and getting a test done is necessary to put your mind at ease.

      But don't worry- you're still very young and this may go away if you don't expose yourself to any more loud noises. Just be cautious and please go to a specialist when you can so you can find out if there is any damage and what to do thereafter. No matter what I promise it will be ok, it's tough right not but try not to stress too much about it :)
       

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