Cochlear Hair Cell Damage Simultaneously in Both Ears — Too Coincidental?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dirtworks, Feb 22, 2021 at 1:30 AM.

    1. Dirtworks

      Dirtworks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly loud power tools
      Something just occurred to me and I would really appreciate if anyone has an explanation.

      My recent elevated tinnitus volume started exactly the same day in both ears. It seems highly unlikely to me that the cochlear hair cell damage in both ears would reach that trigger point at exactly the same time.

      I’m 57 and have worked in noisy environments with noisy equipment for 35 years. I noticed the high frequency static and hearing loss a couple of years ago.
      I have hearing loss of 30-40 dB at mid to high frequencies in both ears.

      Assuming the cause of tinnitus is damage to cochlear hair cells, it seems awfully coincidental to me both sides would suddenly increase in volume on the same day. There was no particular ear trauma event.

      Just seems too coincidental and highly unlikely. Am I missing something here? Can someone please explain this to me?

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