For Those That Experienced Strange Visual Symptoms After Getting Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Chad Lawton, Jun 1, 2018.

    1. Chad Lawton

      Chad Lawton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/19/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible Ototoxicity + Noise Exposure
      You aren't crazy. I've had Tinnitus for 3.5 months and in the last month I have really noticed my eye floaters flare up as well as other strange visual symptoms. I'd explain this to doctors and they look at me like I'm a looney hypochondriac who googled my symptoms. Turns out damaged hearing can affect your vision. It is called a thalamocortical dysrhythmia.

      A NY Times article on it: https://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/health/research/02prof.html

      Scientific Study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC24801/

      YouTube video of a sufferer:
      Visual Snow Syndrome and Its Relationship to...
       
      • Like Like x 3
      • Winner Winner x 1
      • Informative Informative x 1
    2. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      in a better place
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      yes I heard many people say tinnitus came with visual snow, I am so lucky I do not have visual snow.
       
    3. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      in a better place
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      9:35 he says "Rational Treatments for tinnitus" that gets me excited. I wonder what the irrational treatments are considered to be? *coughs TRT.
       
      • Funny Funny x 1
    4. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      I have eye floaters. Recently since my tinnitus got very severe I got dark eye floaters, mind you I never had this in my life. Not even when I had Mild T.
       
      • Hug Hug x 1
    5. Michellejean

      Michellejean Member

      Location:
      Maine
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/1/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus/ no clue
      Chad you’re not alone I have gotten it really bad lately. Almost like an acid trip with my visuals. I can see inside my eye lens and make images with the floaters. They’re relentless and even when masking my tinnitus a great reminder it’s still there
       
      • Creative Creative x 1
    6. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      I got it too! It's Visual Snow Syndrome. Luckily I have a friend who doesn't have T that has had it her whole life to the degree I have it and so I was able to adapt quickly and forget about it most days.
       
      • Informative Informative x 2
    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Chad Lawton

      Chad Lawton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/19/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible Ototoxicity + Noise Exposure
      Same thing happened with me. Always had clear eye floaters that I only saw when I looked at the sky. Once the tinnitus happened, I got dark ones that I can see everywhere on top of the clear squiggly lines.
       
    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Chad Lawton

      Chad Lawton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/19/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible Ototoxicity + Noise Exposure
      Yup, mine are unbearable. Can't go outside without really dark sunglasses otherwise it is a cascade of floaters. Just when I thought I could adjust and get use to the ringing in my head, I'm reminded of it every minute when I see a swirl of gnats flying around in my eyes.
       
    9. Elfin
      Wishful

      Elfin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
      I get this in varying degrees. Can be squiggles or darker floaters or visual snow.

      Annoying, certainly, but preferable to the tinnitus
       
    10. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Same. How is your T?
       
    11. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Chad Lawton

      Chad Lawton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/19/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible Ototoxicity + Noise Exposure
      I have good days and bad days still. Still ringing away. I find my brain occasionally forgetting about it when I have conversations sometimes but it comes back as soon as I'm done chatting so I suppose its some form of habituation occurring. I'm not sure what bugs me more now, the ringing or the eye floaters. How about yours?
       
    12. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      tinnitus by far really bothers me.
       
    13. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
    14. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Chad Lawton

      Chad Lawton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/19/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible Ototoxicity + Noise Exposure
      Still got the eye floaters and still ringing away. Ear ringing has improved a hair but it still causes me a great deal of distress. Trying to use TRT principles to improve my mental state. I have good days and bad days with it.
       
    15. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      temporarily banished from this plane of existence.
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      my visual snow occurred before my tinnitus; it's quite severe, or at least significant, but some how i never think about it aside from threads like this, I don't think I'd treat it even if a drug became available.

      Tinnitus, on the other hand...
       
      • Agree Agree x 1

Share This Page

Loading...