Complete Silence!

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    1. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I have no idea what happened last night but I can honestly say for the first time in years my tinnitus completely switched off!

      I'm talking 100% silence and I have no idea why?

      I sat there too afraid to move in case I spoiled it and just soaked up the silence lol

      It lasted nearly an hour until I moved and yes you guessed it the T came back but very mild. Does anyone else experience this, total silence out of nowhere? Is this a good sign even after all the shit my ears have been through?
       
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    2. seal

      seal Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      No unfortunately it never happened to me once. My T just never goes silent ever, not even for 10 seconds.
      I would say yes that's a good sign!
       
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    3. meeruf
      Badass

      meeruf Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diving
      I woke up today too with no tinnitus at all too.

      That is very strange because I was out drinking heavy last night. When we went home I was inside a party buss. This bus had concert hall speakers in the back and they were playing music like it was no tomorrow (insanely loud), together with 7 screaming girls. xD

      When I got home I blasted EMD music on my headphones for another 2 hours.

      This has happened before too. Alcohol + loud music = silence the next day.

      Very strange indeed.
       
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    4. Zora
      Kick ass

      Zora Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st time: Megaphone ;2nd time: headphones too loud
      what ?! thats awsome ?! wohooooooooo!!! I am so happy for you. I am sure its a good sign!!

      Dont you have severe T normally?
      There has to be something to it! espescially because you said that as soon as you moved it came back to it has to do smth with muscles or bones maybe :) which is good because then a cranio therapist is the exactly right one for you!
      I really hope that there is going to be Silence for you soon!

      I dont know why but this just made me so happy :)

      Lots of Love ❤️
       
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    5. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      How did you get T Meeruf?Its strange I have H too and it's been a long time since I experienced silence,I felt it come on too.As I sat there I could just hear my T shifting and then suddenly it disappeared:)
       
    6. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I hope so Zora,my T and H are noise induced so I don't know what the future holds for me,but my distorted hearing is nearly gone and last night I experienced total silence,first time in years!It felt weird but my god did I soak it up;)My T and H are somatic,moving my jaw or putting pressure on my head increases my T.I badly want to get checked for TMJ as I do have problems with my jaw.
       
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    7. Jamie m
      Loved

      Jamie m Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/13/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music
      This is a great sign! One night I was sleeping and I had to search for it.... It Was only for a second but it was amazing !!!! I wish you well!!!
       
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    8. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Nope. I really don't understand how this happens with chronic (loud) T unless you are under the influence of medications, but it's probably a good sign that things can still improve for you.
       
    9. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Medications never done anything for me,they never make it better or worse.I'm on a pain medication for my H but that's really it at the moment.It just switched off and I don't know why?The hissing humming just spiked and then disappeared!I honestly thought I was witnessing a miracle from above lol;)
       
    10. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Thats awesome stephen, on friday and saturday i also had my t gone for a few minutes in the morning, i think it might be a good sign :D
       
    11. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I hope so,my H is still going strong though but I have noticed a big improvement in my T.Just wish the H would follow suit:(
       
    12. Joshua Wark
      Hurting

      Joshua Wark Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/15/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      dental?
      I have had it go away one time for one day since I got it 6 weeks ago. I was an amazing day. Then, it returned.
       
    13. Owen
      Disappointed

      Owen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      Has anyone here heard of somebody that heard silence briefly and then the silence became more and more frequent until silence is permanent?

      I ask, as over the past 10 months, I have gone from never hearing silence, to hearing it for a minute or two a week, to brief silences each day and now I hear silence for around 30 minutes to an hour at a time and totalling probably 2-3 hours each day. It is painfully slow to improve, but it's got to be a good sign - right?!?!?
       
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    14. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      I think that the 7 party girls must have been screaming all together directly into your ears that sometimes works to quiet tinnitus I must have read a study on that they did back then in the Soviet Union.

      Especially if they are very drunk - you want the sound and the smell !
       
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    15. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Bill - was I right saying you don't need no laser ? with the minimal loss you have ears and t can heal on its own
       
    16. Purple Parrot
      Bookworm

      Purple Parrot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015 - 3/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multiple: anxiety, childhood ear infections, loud music
      Awesome Bill :) That's great news. Hopefully the silent stretches keep coming back. Mine is also completely silent at the moment - no ringing whatsoever.
       
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    17. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      i experienced silence again this morning!!
      this is the 3rd morning in a row having this periods of silence :D
       
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    18. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I have no measurable hearing loss as far as I know Bobby,I can hear upto 18,000hz but yet I seem to get better,then worse then better.Its just the way it is with me and it usually strikes out of nowhere or after a sound exposure.Even though I've had two traumas since getting T my hearing hasn't gotton any worse?I know myself it's not what it use to be but all the hearing tests say otherwise.
       
    19. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Okay so that's good, people with really good hearing have low to no T, big surprise.

      Any T sufferers here with hearing loss and normally loud intrusive T that have experienced silence or close to at times?
       
    20. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      My T is loud and I have severe H,so to answer your question yes people with loud intrusive T can experience silence.To be honest my T,well I don't know what it is,barely there and other times deafening so make of it what you will.
       
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    21. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I don't get it, how can T be loud when your hearing is so good? That makes no sense. Or does your hearing fluctuate?
       
    22. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Makes no sense to me either Telis:(Hidden hearing loss perhaps?My hearing over the years hasn't gotten any worse but yet my T and H have.I can still hear up to 18,000hz so who knows.Do you have much hearing loss?
       
    23. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      After my sound exposure over nearly 3 years ago I started experiencing popping in my head followed by a warm feeling dripping down my skull and dizziness.But yet no doctor can find what's wrong with me.
       
    24. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      My T is loud and I have good hearing thresholds still. In a sound booth the T makes it harder to hear some of the high frequency beeps, but it's very high frequency and I can still pick them up. No detectable hearing loss.

      I'm sure hearing loss can make things worse, but I don't think loudness is proportional to hearing loss. When I say hearing loss I mean hearing loss that is detectable in normal audiograms. You can actually severely damage high-threshold auditory nerves and still have normal "low threshold" audiograms. There are nerve fibers that are not even activated until they reach a certain noise level.
      I think a lot of cases of tinnitus and hyperacusis that is not accompanied by hearing loss is due to damage to these high threshold nerve fibers.
       
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    25. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Yeah I agree but I wasn't making reference to normal audiograms, I was talking hearing loss in general. The poster stated that he can hear all the way up to 18khz, sounds pretty amazing to me.

      I don't have much of any hearing beyond about 8khz, this is obviously where my tinnitus presents itself. My normal audiogram looks not bad, but when I am tested up to 16khz, things get really ugly. Basically I'm deaf where my T sits, I hear absolutely nothing in that region but my T.
       
    26. Sara_Bond
      Cool

      Sara_Bond Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      28.10.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure


      @Telis @Alue @bill 112

      Hey guys, hope your doing well. I asked this question to fellow who also has tinnitus.
      My question is : I had 2 acoustic traumas (1st time T was gone, 4 days later was too late, T is now to haunt me, you can read my story). Plus I got H on the 2 nd round, what a beautiful gift I've been offered.:whistle:

      I have a hearing loss from 8Khz (around 20db) til 16Khz (around 50db) in both ears, maybe less (10db in the 16khZ) in the left.

      So how come that I have "only" T in my right ear and not in my left ear (I have a little one, can hear it if i search it or in bed it's like sea shell or white noise)?

      Hearing loss really means T?

      Do you have any ideas guys? (I'm grateful for this, because just with my right ear, I can't bear my T).

      Thank you for your feedbacks/comments :)
       
    27. Owen
      Disappointed

      Owen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      Not necessarily, no. You can have tinnitus without significant hearing loss and significant hearing loss without tinnitus.
       
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    28. Sara_Bond
      Cool

      Sara_Bond Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      28.10.2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      @Owen

      Thank you.

      That's really frustrating. So the conclusion of most ENTs that T is due to HL, is a non-valid theory and researches should be more led on the brain/limbic system hypothesis?

      Or maybe my left hair cells didn't die vs my right ear.

      Please doctors, make a real study!
       
    29. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I did a high frequency hearing test recently (I think it was up to 16kHz) in a booth and although I can hear them, the high frequencies are extremely distorted. It's really strange, hard to describe, but it did not sound like a single tone at all. I could tell there was something coming out of the headphones but it's not like anything I've ever heard.

      I tried doing a high frequency hearing test at home with my own speakers / headphones, but couldn't hear anything past 13kHz. I don't know what to make of it.
       
    30. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      True, but in most cases there is more than likely a connection to 'hidden hearing loss' and tinnitus than most ENT's will admit.
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2812055/
      http://www.jneurosci.org/content/31/38/13452.long

      It's amazing how many specialist don't even read research and keep up with the literature for the conditions they are diagnosing.
       
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