Do People That Have Tinnitus From Acoustic Trauma Tend to Have More Spikes?

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    1. Lorenzo74
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      Lorenzo74 Member Benefactor

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      Italy
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      12/2013
      Hi All..

      I wanted to ask an opinion..

      My T has been very much the same sound since it started, very consistent, never spiked nor calmed down a bit, just the same 24/7.. I do tend to protect my ears and haven't really gone to any loud places since it started, so maybe that helped keeping it constant…

      I have two thinkable reasons for my T, either acoustic trauma or very strong psychosomatic effect…

      But if the T came from acoustic trauma, wouldn't I have a lot more spikes and changes since I would have some damages in my ears… ?

      The fact that it has been constant for over a year makes me think it might not be an acoustic trauma..

      Do people that had T from acoustic traumas tend to have more spikes ?

      Ciao !
       
    2. RichL
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      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Hey bro, I got T 25 years ago from acoustic trauma and never really had any sort of spike for 24 years until I suffered acoustic shock a year ago and the spike remains with me still, so I don't think,(in my experience anyway), that there is a correlation.
       
    3. Chelles
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      Chelles Member Benefactor

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      04/2011
      @RichL what do you mean by acoustic shock?
       
    4. RichL
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      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Because I had worn earplugs for so long, my hearing was,(is), not used to normal sound levels, so when I stupidly decided to get my ears suctioned for wax, the sudden noise that the suction device emitted in my ears shocked my whole auditory system and I have been suffering with Acoustic shock syndrome and bad Hyperacusis ever since.

      This is the definition here....
      http://www.hyperacusis.net/hyperacusis/acoustic+shock+disorder/default.asp
       
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    5. Lorenzo74
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      Lorenzo74 Member Benefactor

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      Hey @RichL

      thank you for your response… I thought there could have been a correlation but probably there isn't.. Such a subjective condition T is…

      I am sorry about your acoustic shock syndrome.. I hope it is not permanent and that your H will subside..

      take care !!
       
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    6. Stina
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      Stina Member Benefactor

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      Tartu
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      11/13
      So little is known about tinnitus and I am not a doctor so I don't really understand it. But I think other causes such as taking certain medications and maybe even stress can damage nerves in the ear. Therefore I doubt people with acoustic trauma are more prone to increases (except for the fact that many seem to struggle to give up loud music but thats not the case here). Yes the noise on the streets is damaging as well but you cant stop living because you are afraid of what might happen. Far worse things could happen than tinnitus and life is so random it is impossible to say what future holds for us. I know its hard but in time you will learn to accept that you wont know whether it gets louder so you should just enjoy the mildness now :)
       
    7. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I think everyone has spikes in tinnitus!
       
    8. Lorenzo74
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      Lorenzo74 Member Benefactor

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      Hi @Danny Boy

      To be honest I don't think I ever experienced a spike which wasn't "emotionally distorted", like the sound was actually the same but I felt it was higher..

      I might be lucky on that side, or maybe the worst has still to come, but my T hasn't changed at all really… Maybe we should make it a question poll on TT.. :)

      Hi @Stina, I was wondering about it not as much for my fear of the future, but because I started to think than since I didn't get any spike, maybe my T is not from an acoustic trauma and maybe it is just something deeper in my mind or something, which maybe I can work on once I understand what it is… don't know if I make sense or it makes sense :) I just assumed that acoustic trauma would bring more spikes then other types of T and I was probably wrong..

      I heard of people with T which kept going to loud places without having spikes, so I thought they may had T for different reasons…

      Well, I just hope it will keep staying as it is, if not disappear at all.. :)

      Ciao !!
       
    9. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Does your tinnitus spike when you eat certain foods?
       
    10. Lorenzo74
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      Lorenzo74 Member Benefactor

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      12/2013
      nop… nor caffeine, cigarettes, ambulances (eventhough I close my ears), meds (I don't take many), never really changes luckily… Just always there, besides when in traffic and swimming :)

      If it can be called a spike, I had about 5 times that the volume on one ear would increase but it would last about 3 seconds, and then back to baseline, so I would not call them spikes...
       
    11. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

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      11/2012
      I have had so Many permanent spikes in my time with T wit no end in sight.. I wish mine wouldnt spike and only have one volume for the longest time i would be so grateful.
       
    12. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

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      11/2012
      @RichL what exactly is asd sounds like what i go through... Can you explain like in a situation were it hits you..
       
    13. RichL
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      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
    14. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      @RichL is this the reason why when i hear like a bang or something it feels like my body went into shock for a second or two. as in my ears start burning up and i get like dizzy and lightheaded . then my ears start aching and head aches happens? because other people with h only get pain but i get all kinds of things ?
       
    15. RichL
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      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      That sounds like Hyperacusis, (bad like mine bro), Those are all symptoms.

      ASS happens after a accidental noise close or in your ear, like the website say's, your auditory system goes into shock and immediately turns the volume up on everything, Everyday noise and your Tinnitus and if you don't get help, (therapy) straight away, your Hyperacusis and Tinnitus stay ramped up, and, or get's worse, like mine!
       
    16. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
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      11/2012
      @RichL sounds like my situation my T and H are getting worse and worse.. i have had a lot of loud bangs close to my ears too many to count man so i wouldnt rule it out
       
    17. RichL
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      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Yea definitely man, you could very well have suffered ASS and not even realized what it was, that's how it was with me.
      I will be trying to obtain Keppra this week and hoping it helps.
       
    18. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
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      11/2012
      @RichL let me know how you react to it man.. I hope it works for you... Did u get diagnosed for a.s.s?
       
    19. RichL
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      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Will do bro, and I basically self diagnosed before my Tinnitus specialist confirmed it, so at least I know what I've got and that it is treatable, well the Hyperacusis and ASS side of it anyway, I already know that I can survive with just the T. :)
       
    20. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      @RichL bro i swear you say shit ill say myslef.. My T is very horrid but if i can just walk outside or be around friends or at least go eat at a restutant with my family i will be so happy even with bad t.. I hope my H fades away too.. Lets hope this works for u then ill really be a believer and try if i can get it myslef..
       
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    21. RichL
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      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      :D All good bro, to have a semi normal life without this damn H would be awesome, I will definitely be updating while I am on it, if I can get on it at least!
       
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    22. canyonero

      canyonero Member

      Location:
      Eastern US
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma?
      The answer seems to be for the most part No. I had acoustic trauma but my tinnitus started before then. Before the acoustic trauma I used to have loud spikes and occasional 100% quiet days now I have 1.5/10 days like today, I think that was caused by the acoustic trauma.

      Yesterdays 24hr 8/10 was my non acoustic trauma tinnitus, which I can still not determine the original cause of. Possibly TMJ because my jaw pops loudly sometimes but I don't have pain.
       

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