Ear Ringing!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jaw yas, Nov 10, 2015.

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    1. Jaw yas

      Jaw yas Member

      Hello,

      I'm 21 years old and went to the club two days ago for the first time in like three months, I was pretty close to the speaker for 4 hours. When I went home after the club I noticed that my ears were damp and heard a ringing. Decided to sleep it out and my ears were not damp anymore and I could hear everything clear. But the ringing was still there. It did get much lower than before. I can only hear the ringing when there is completely silence. I went to the audiologist and she did the test and my hearing was completely fine but said the ringing was caused by loud noise and should go away in a week.

      I'm a super paranoid guy, so I'm scared that I might have tinnitus. But I can only hear it when it's completely silent or if I block my ears. If I dont focus on it too much it is not as loud.

      My question is: Could this ringing be temporary due to the exposure of the speakers or do I have tinnitus?
       
    2. Karl28
      Wishful

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      I think you should take some NAC tablets and maybe prednisone which work best at the very beginning.
       
    3. Jaw yas

      Jaw yas Member

      N-ACETYL CYSTEINE? Is this what u mean?
       
    4. eric peterson
      Sporty

      eric peterson Member

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 10/2003 Increase: 4/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      who knows? who cares?
      Yes, it is quite possible that this is temporary. You are incredibly new to tinnitus, and often these things resolve on their own. It's perfectly normal to feel anxiety at tinnitus when you first hear it. You'd be more of an anomaly if you didn't have at least some strong emotional reaction. Since your T is relatively low (you can only hear it when it's completely silent, etc.) then you'll very likely habituate to it easily, even if it doesn't go away. I had very mild T for 12 years, and within just weeks of first hearing it I was sleeping without masking the noise and sitting in silent rooms without noticing it at all. Point is, I'd try and relax a little. It's very possible it will go away. And if it doesn't, you'll be fine anyway, in very short order. As advice... take better care of your ears and stop going to clubs and sitting next to the speakers for extended periods...

      good luck,

      eric
       
    5. Hunszi
      Alone

      Hunszi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Around 2007, I don`t really know, got worse in April 2015 after a party.
      "I can only hear the ringing when there is completely silence."

      Lucky you my fellow...luck you...mine was the same. That`s why I just don`t cared to much, I thought that it`s there no matter what I do. I never thought that it can be louder and nobody gave me such an info so I lived a normal life, parties, concerts etc. without protection. My T never bothered me. 7 years has passed and nothing really happened, my ringing was the same until one disastrous night, I was in a very little club, with huge speakers...on the morning fate just pulled up the volume and now I`m doomed...So protect your ears. I was a fool...back then nobody told me that I should wear earplugs neither my GP nor my ENT.

      You will habituate in a second so don`t worry...mine was so mild that I don`t know the exact date when this whole T thing started. I just don`t remember.

      "Owning" a T what you can hear just in silence or if you plug your ears is a piece of cake...I would instantly give a million dollar to have back my earlier T, hearing just at night and on the mornings.
       
    6. Jaw yas

      Jaw yas Member

      Should I get NAC tablets?
       
    7. eric peterson
      Sporty

      eric peterson Member

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 10/2003 Increase: 4/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      who knows? who cares?
      I don't know anything about NAC tablets. But if they're safe, then go ahead. I'm pretty sure that stuff is over the counter, so I doubt the side effects are really anything. Pretty sure that's the main ingredient in Arches' tinnitus formula that is sold in the US. Claims to be clinical data behind it. But, I'm skeptical, of course. Most people habituate naturally over 18 or so months, even to intrusive T. So if you took this drug and felt better, did the drug help? Hard to say. May have felt better anyway. Would need to see some data that it helped ppl who were unable to habituate for a very long time and were still suffering years later. I doubt they can present that. But, as I said... so long as it's safe, go ahead.
       
    8. Jaw yas

      Jaw yas Member

      Well hopefully it will disappear in the next few days. Thank you for all the information!
       
    9. Jaw yas

      Jaw yas Member

      Update: was on campus the whole day and couldn't hear the ringing at all unless I covered my ears. Got home where it is quiet and it's back. My nose has been running ever since the ringing started, could it be related to that?
       
    10. Jaw yas

      Jaw yas Member

      The ringing is now only in my left ear, I can only hear something really faint from the right ear but I'm assuming that's due to the fact that my left is still ringing. However, the ringing is more of a sonic pitch ring and has become lower. Is this signs of temporary of tinnitus?
       

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