Cases of Tinnitus Patients with Documented Hearing Loss Whose Tinnitus Went Away or Improved?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rb86, Oct 20, 2019.

    1. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Are there cases of patients with documented hearing loss whose tinnitus went away or improved?

      I can't find any and I'm beginning to stress.

      My main hearing loss is 35 dB at 6 kHz in my left ear.

      Could really use help with this.
       
    2. MRItechssuck

      MRItechssuck Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2002-2015, 10/17/2019-?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise, MRI
      Improved, like habituated... yes. I was pretty much “used to” my tinnitus... until an episode 5 days ago.

      So hang in there.
       
    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Thanks. What is your hearing loss?
       
    4. MRItechssuck

      MRItechssuck Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2002-2015, 10/17/2019-?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise, MRI
      I don’t recall offhand, normal hearing in the “normal” range .....very high frequency damage.
       
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    5. Gabriel
      Balanced

      Gabriel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I focused on verifying if I had tinnitus
      Yes there are, actually probably a lot more than even what's documented.

      You can find a lot of people, I would think a majority, for who the tinnitus either became better, or in some cases totally disappeared.

      Also some people just don't mind it. Both my mother and my dad have tinnitus, probably not like yours or mine, but they have a whistle (my dad) and a ringing (my mum) and I didn't even know until I told them about my tinnitus. And actually my mum didn't know either (she kind of hears it but never puts attention on it).

      To summarize, there's hope.
       
    6. MRItechssuck

      MRItechssuck Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2002-2015, 10/17/2019-?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise, MRI
      I had habituated tinnitus and fell out of going on the forums. That was a mistake since I got complacent and would have accidentally read about the dangers of MRIs.

      Anyway, if God sees fit to help this round of tinnitus habituate quicker than 10 years, I promise to stop by here even if I am not freaked out anymore.

      I hope many people figure they dodged a bullet, and move on....I hope.
       
    7. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      HABITUATED DOESN'T MEAN IMPROVED!

      IMPROVEMENT means that the nature of the tinnitus improved which naturally means a reduction, loss of tones, lowered volume or some significant change(s) which is welcomed.
       
    8. MRItechssuck

      MRItechssuck Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2002-2015, 10/17/2019-?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise, MRI
      I disagree. If one is habituated then it doesn’t bother one as much. How do you objectively rate how bad your tinnitus other than how it affects oneself?

      And since the OP was looking for advice or help....why doesn’t everyone provide some?
       
    9. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      I'm in the exact same same situation... was pretty much "used to" my tinnitus, until an episode 5 days ago.

      Now I want to die again. Trust me I had severe multi noise high frequency tinnitus.
      I estimate I had 50 dB tinnitus, now up to 80 dB and a new mid tone added.
       
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    10. Instant_exit

      Instant_exit Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      My tinnitus almost completely went away after about 1.5 years following a severe acoustic trauma accident. Went from very loud and chaotic with several tones and noises to barely audible unless in a totally quiet environment. I have about 40 dB hearing loss around 4 khz bilaterally from the acoustic trauma.

      Then, this summer I, in an extremely stressful situation forgot my earplugs at a party and now I have about 70-80dB tinnitus (subjective mml) for several months. Even though audiogram is basically the same (audiologists seem to think 10dB difference here or there is nothing to worry about), I now have trouble hearing people talking in noisy environments. and my tinnitus is severely limiting my life. Biggest mistake of my life by far.

      But yes, tinnitus can improve even though you have a documented hearing loss.
       
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    11. MRItechssuck

      MRItechssuck Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2002-2015, 10/17/2019-?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise, MRI
      Hang in there... we all try to do our best. One loud event... boom tinnitus... years later get used to it... then a decade later boom... some idiot smashes into you, blares a horn, whistles in your ear, etc. It’s a chaotic world...

      Had been really good for about a decade and now I’m back to square one after a loud MRI, so I know where you are coming from.

      Good luck.
       
    12. DaveFromChicago

      DaveFromChicago Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headcold/Flu
      To Rb86:
      I know of 3 such cases:
      1) My Crainal Sacral Massage Man (after 7 years)
      2) A saleslady at the local Whole Foods Supplement Department (after 5 years)
      3) A woman my Naprapathic Massage Man mentioned (again, after several years).
      My audiologist has also heard of such cases.
       
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    13. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I can relate to that.. noise is just dangerous. The trade off between hearing loss and less T or less H seldom happens, or seldom comes to stay, hearing loss is just a temporary relief until the next loud sound episode. We are walking a fine line..
       
    14. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      You were used to 50 dB tinnitus? It didn't bother you?

      I disagree with dan. The OP's exact words was "disappear or improved." That implies a volume reduction, loss of tones or change in the tinnitus that is positive and the way someone reacts to the tinnitus comes after THAT. It's usually about volume and often about pitch too.

      I believe that the question is asked because the OP could be theorizing that tinnitus is a result of documented hearing loss and we don't have anything yet to cure hearing loss so if there are examples of tinnitus improving or disappearing in spite of that, it would be interesting and nice to know, right?
       
    15. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Thanks all for the input.

      I often read success stories where it totally disappears but in most cases they have little or no hearing loss.

      My main loss being 35 dB at 6 kHz in my left ear, has me worried about my chances of silence. That's why I've asked.

      I know of many noise induced cases that fade to zero, but none of which where the patient still has hearing loss afterward.

      My hearing loss is not nearly as bothersome as the tinnitus. I actually really like quiet. I'm normally in quiet. If I could have silence then I'd be happy and would not pursue fixing my hearing.
       
    16. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      It bothered but I learned to live with it...
      Oops Misread OP's post. I was quoting MRI's post.
       
    17. Selah1281

      Selah1281 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Are you only talking in the up to 8kHz range?
       
    18. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I guess? Most of us don't have the ability to have beyond that measured. Perhaps hidden hearing loss has a better prognosis?
       
    19. PeteJ
      Depressed

      PeteJ Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma?
      Habituated just means it you are more used to it and yeah, I guess it means not bothered by it as much. What do you think the percentage of people with screaming, loud tinnitus and habituation is? I am guessing it's pretty low.

      When talking about tinnitus and habituation etc., context needs to be used, imho. You are correct, it is objective.

      However, if you forced everyone to wear headphones and played loud high pitched buzzing or ringing tones and they weren't allowed to stop it, how many people would be able to get used to it and function as before?
       
    20. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      So up to this summer you were ok?
       
    21. Instant_exit

      Instant_exit Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Yes, my tinnitus faded away to almost nothing in level compared to what it was initally. Now its back, louder than before, and life is again very hard. Be careful.
       

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