Can You Habituate to Reactive Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by CarloZ, Oct 14, 2015.

    1. Watasha
      No Mood

      Watasha Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      How long did your habituation take? How would you rate the volume? Any steps that you took? Does it fluctuate throughout the day?
       
    2. Chris S.

      Chris S. Member

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Exposure to loud sound; Pfizer vaccine
      It's not so much about habituation per se, but about the fact that reactive tinnitus pays you back every time someone in your household or outside does something very loud (and you happen to be nearby) - slams a door, shouts, crashes a shopping cart, revvs up a motorbike on your street, or jumps into a tractor to mow the lawn. As careful as one may be, at some point one of these (or similar) events will make the tinnitus worse. And then - again worse, etc. It is this constant worsening that is the problem. I have habituated to the idea of tinnitus, but I find the constant worsenings every few weeks quite difficult to adjust to. No matter how careful I am and even if wearing protection, spikes constantly happen.
       
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