Does Tinnitus Affect Your Ability to Listen to Music?

Discussion in 'Support' started by jeanoroid, May 9, 2016.


Does tinnitus affect your ability to listen to music? (choose the option closest to your situation)

  1. No effect — in fact it help cover up the tinnitus

  2. Somewhat — I'm a little more careful with the volume these days

  3. Definitely — I have to turn the music WAY down

  4. Worst Case Scenario — I can no longer listen to music

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    1. jeanoroid

      jeanoroid Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music / headphones
      Does tinnitus affect your ability to listen to music?
      I'm sure everyone's situation doesn't match the choices exactly - but closest works..
    2. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I like listening to music, just not too loud. I've noticed that when I listen to my fav's that the ' chill down the spine' feeling is really intense.
      • Agree Agree x 1
    3. walkthroughwalls

      walkthroughwalls Member

      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise
      I never liked 'loud', so I don't really need to turn it down much. But sometimes my tinnitus is a little louder than usual, which makes me a little more tired, and doing something hearing-related such as listening to music is just less appealing.
    4. glynis-harbron

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I like listening to music and even more when find it hard to consentrate on the tv or hard follow a story in a book.
      As always keep it at a medium to low volume and like treat myself to a new download when my ears get me down....lots of love glynis
    5. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      More so than that, it affects my ability to enjoy music. The ultra high pitched tinnitus just competes with music.
      • Agree Agree x 1
    6. Tweaker

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I love music but the tinnitus always competes with the music when I listen and sometimes spoils it.
      • Agree Agree x 1
    7. Engineer

      Engineer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely acoustic hearing loss
      I definitely watch the volume knob a lot more now, especially with the car windows open. I'm starting to rekindle my enjoyment of music 14 months after T onset. It helps a lot more now than in the early days when I was more afraid.

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