Does Tinnitus Get Louder Throughout the Day?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Lynnette, Jan 9, 2014.

    1. Lynnette

      Lynnette Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Aug 2013
      Does anyone else have mild T in the morning that gets progressively worse and much louder as the late afternoon/evening hours come around? I'm not sure if it's because I try to stay busy during the day and when I get a chance to relax at night it's very loud since I'm focusing on it or is it truly getting louder at night.
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    2. Dan Reagan

      Dan Reagan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      That happens to me alot. I can't say every day but I would say more often than not it does get considerably louder in the later afternoon and evening hours. Weirdly, there are times then it will settle down later in the evening but very unpredictable most of the time.
    3. Kerry H

      Kerry H Member Benefactor

      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      Yeah, this is how my T is. To be honest, I forget that I have it for a good portion of the morning and early afternoon. Even if I try to listen out for it, I only hear a very faint ringing. But at night it sure does increase in volume. I've noticed an increase in T at night regardless of whether or not I'm keeping busy.
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    4. mick1987
      No Mood

      mick1987 Member

      UK (England)
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Mine does that as well, when I had mild tinnitus it was very quite in the morning but by the time it was late evening I could hear it over the TV, now I have the tinnitus I used to get in the evening as a starting point of the day and slowly increases when it gets to evening, that's why I hate it if I didn't have much sleep it would be louder than normal.
    5. EdnaLegume

      EdnaLegume Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      mine does this as well.
    6. I who love music

      I who love music Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Mine's worse at night when I kick back in my chair and watch TV. I really think there's some kind of sound coming out of the TV that irritates me. Also, with my head kind of tilting forward while my body is reclined, I'm straining the muscles that run from the collarbone to the back of the ear, which according to some accupressure people, is a no no.
    7. Logan

      Logan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I would say that mine is worse in the morning most of the time, and after I wake up it gets a little better and sometimes gets worse at night time. It is pretty random though as everyone else's probably is.
    8. Karen

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Mine is fairly calm in the morning and early afternoon, and keeps building up, so that it's at its worst at the end of the day. I used to think it was related to blood pressure, but now I'm not sure that's the case.

      I also have problems with tinnitus when I try to watch TV. Something about the sound level irritates my tinnitus. I can only watch TV for about 30 minutes at a time (even with earplugs), and then I have to turn it off and distract myself some other way.
    9. Liesel

      Liesel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Mine's this way some days. Think it has to do with stress, my days often end with a new burden of homework, not relaxation.

      Curiously, the only time my tinnitus consistently gets louder is when I'm sleeping. If I wake up in the middle of the night it's always twice as loud as normal. But it's fine when I wake up naturally in the odd.
    10. Stina

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      :O Maybe it has smth to do with your brains activity at night??? Could be the theory of dreams or smth?

      Mine also "gets louder" during the day. By that I mean the more time I spend thinking about it the more i hear it:D In the morning or at night it is so faint I barely can hear it.
    11. Relic Hunter

      Relic Hunter Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Mine is very mild upon awaking most of the time..On my good days it will stay mild thru out the day but usually the volume is gradually turned up thru the day..Sleep seems the only tool at which I have some control over the volume and can usually reset it to a lower volume by sleeping.. However a short nap often seems to increase the volume. I must sleep long enough to go into a deep sleep pattern.
    12. pef

      pef Member

      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Mine is often louder at night as compared to when I wake up in the morning. From what I have read, this is not uncommon.
    13. Amy

      Amy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Mine definitely gets louder at night, probably because I'm worrying more about whether or not I'll be able to sleep. I also surround myself with distractions during the day - TV or being outside when I'm not at work, music or other noise when I am at work - and at night, it's harder to make those mask the noise, even if I have white noise or other sounds playing right by my head. It's tough and I'm truthfully not sure how to make it better.
    14. 1MW
      No Mood

      1MW Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008 but cured and relapsed from benzos
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Yes i have the same type of T
    15. uae96

      uae96 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Mine is constant from the moment I wake up untill I get sleep
    16. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Horrible when I wake up but calms down as I get on with my day.
    17. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I sometimes barely hear it at night then it switches on in the morning like a machine winding up. For me its a lottery as to whether it will bring sound intolerance and hyperacusis along for the day's business as well. 50% of the time it does then the other 50% it doesn't.
    18. EddieMar

      EddieMar Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wish I knew
      Mine is calm in the morning, at one point, it would get really strong right after lunch, no matter what time I took lunch, as soon as I got back in the office, it would get very loud.

      For the greater part of last year and this year, it's pretty tame in the morning, starts getting strong around noon but not too bad, I can mask it easy but around 3-6, it gets louder but with pressure, I can't explain it, and my white noise won't mask it fully. Then, the pressure just eases up and it gets quieter again.

      Other times, if it doesn't quiet down before I leave home, it will quiet back down during my drive home.

      I only experience this on workdays. During weekends, it's quieter than weekdays.

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