Could Exercise Cause My Tinnitus to Be as Bad as It Is?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Michael B, Oct 22, 2016.

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    1. Michael B

      Michael B Member

      I'm very physically active but sometimes wonder if it causes my tinnitus to be as bad as it is. Any thoughts?
       
    2. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Depends on what caused your T

      If it's noise then besides a noisy gym I don't see how exercise can make it any worse
       
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    3. Coyotesheaven
      Depressed

      Coyotesheaven Member

      Location:
      Utah
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/18/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, Dysautonomia/Vascular
      Running and the shock waves generated might (very low chance), if you do it for very extended periods of time. I can no longer run, at all, because of this.
      But it is extremely unlikely, as so many people with T run and find that the running helps their T. I'm just super sensitive to everything.
       
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    4. Pleasure_Paulie

      Pleasure_Paulie Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise..no idea.. unicorns?
      It won't make it permanently worse, no. Some people might get spikes from exercise though, but lots of things cause spike lol.
       
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    5. william adams
      Wishful

      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      I work out with machines and free weights heavy one hour 15 minutes four times a week. I do 30 minutes cardio on the treadmill the other three days. Basically even though im older Im a gym rat and may have a slight increase in T after a workout which may last for an hour and sometimes not but T always returns to its baseline. Funny thing I hear my T watching TV, While driving in the car but never hear it while im working out. I believe exercise is helpful for T for you sleep much better and burn off alot of stress.
       
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    6. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Michael B
      It all depends on how severe the tinnitus is because we are all different. People have contacted me that run on the treadmill and on hard ground and notice their tinnitus has increased over time eventually causing them to stop. I believe it could be due to hard impact on the ground, that travels up through the body to the head and auditory system and irritating the cochlear in the inner ear. I use an elliptical/cross trainer machine at home and haven't noticed any increase in my tinnitus. This could be due to my feet not making contact with the ground when using it.
      Michael
       
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    7. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Dosent make any real difference too my T the only issues I have at the gym is the music so I ask them too turn it down.
       
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    8. carlover
      English

      carlover Member Benefactor

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      1986
      There is a theory that Tinnitus sufferers have too much Adrenalin in their body then you could perhaps make a case for it.................and swapping all your Physical training for Yoga and Chi Kung for say 6 months would be very interesting to see the outcome of that
       
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    9. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An explosion, music, and fate.
      Blood pressure.
       
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    10. Michael B

      Michael B Member

      Thank you all for your responses :)
       
    11. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Be careful to breath fully when lifting, you can create a lot of pressure in the ear if you don't. I quit doing pull ups and heavy dead lifts, I also lift way lighter these days, seems to be okay.
       
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    12. Mahr
      Tired

      Mahr Member Benefactor

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably hair cell damage
      I'm a runner and the T increases during the run. But I enjoy being outdoors, it releases stress etc. So in a way I benefit more then "suffering: from the T.
       
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