Extremely Sensitive to Frequencies — I Have Loudness Hyperacusis, Reactive and High-Pitched Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by James1977, Mar 27, 2020.

    1. James1977
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      James1977 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/19/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      IMAX Movie
      Hi all

      I have been researching for months but can't find anyone dealing with my set of issues. I think it's very extreme.

      In January my tinnitus worsened. I've went Dr to Dr and it's worsened my situation. I had two tympanograms at two different ENTs. I had a new tone from one then hyperacusis started shortly after the other. In between I listened to Pink Noise and masked using my computer speakers so I could work. It must have been too loud and I am afraid that it triggered reactive tinnitus and sensitivity to frequencies. I now have loudness hyperacusis, reactive tinnitus and high pitched tinnitus. I'm unable to sleep but an hour or two when I take meds. Most noise is too much and has even made showers and working on my computer is hard due to the hum.

      The worst part is somewhere along the way I began being highly reactive to specific frequencies where some noises pierce through my brain leaving me feel like my head exploded. I'm trying to survive but this is torture. I believe I lost some high frequency hearing because fans and motors now miss fullness. Water is glassy, paper and plastic bags sound metallic. I have had new tones and some that my ear picks up from external sounds.

      A few days after my last tympanogram I woke up with everything sounding super loud. My tinnitus also became louder. I felt like my gain in my head got turned up all the way. That part has slightly improved but I'm still left with sharp noises being to loud and now my tinnitus reacts to my sensitive frequencies.

      I really feel like I've screwed up handling when my tinnitus worsened and now it's severe. I don't want to give up but my case doesn't look very good at improving. I don't think ears heal tbh.

      The sensitivity / reactive tinnitus is the most debilitating. I've not left home in a month.

      Has anybody suffered through or recovered from any these type of issues? Looking for any hope.

      Thank you friends
      James
       
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      James1977
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      James1977 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/19/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      IMAX Movie
      Hi @Telis and @valeri - do you have advice? I am really struggling with reactive tinnitus.

      Thank you in advance.
       

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