Does Anyone with Hearing Loss Also Have Somatic Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by ChrisJ, Aug 7, 2016.

    1. ChrisJ

      ChrisJ Member Benefactor

      London, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      PT since 1988. T with H since June 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:

      I know this topic has been discussed in the past on here, I have read the posts many times. I am just trying to get some clarification because I have seen many doctors now who are contradicting each other and it's driving me a bit mad.

      I have been told I have slight hearing loss in my left ear in the 6-8khz range. But I also have somatic tinnitus, i.e. I can make the T worse by moving my jaw and rotating my neck side to side.

      Has anyone here been diagnosed with Tinnitus induced by hearing loss who also have definite somatic Tinnitus as well?

      By which I mean you can make the same Tinnitus sound louder by moving your neck or jaw. Bear in mind almost anyone can give themselves tinnitus by jutting out their jaw, so that doesn't really count as it's just another Tinnitus sound on top of the original one. I am just trying to get to the bottom of where my Tinnitus is coming from so I can focus on the right treatment. Maybe it can help some others here too.

      Many thanks.
    2. linearb

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      yes, and this is not unusual; most people with tinnitus can influence it with muscle movement, probably because hyperactivity in the dorsal cochlear nucleus is causing touch sensitive neurons to cross over into auditory perception.
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