Has Anyone Found They Can No Longer Listen to Music Due to Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Kosmische, Jul 4, 2020.

    1. Kosmische

      Kosmische Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss due to noise (playing drums, headphones)
      I am a huge music fan and always have been. I paid a lot of money over the years to get a really good HiFi system. The problem is that I'm one of those people who listen to music very intensely and I can't do anything at the same time e.g. read a book.

      Unfortunately, my tinnitus spiked really badly about 10 years ago and it's never gone back down to its previous entirely ok level. I realised things were bad when I put on a CD, sat down to listen and just found the tinnitus intruded too much on whatever I was listening to , and I gave up.

      I have to snatch moments now when my tinnitus is at a reduced level but this doesn't happen very often. I therefore sadly hardly listen to music any more.

      Has anyone else had this problem and were they able to do anything about it?
       
    2. ASilverLight
      In pain

      ASilverLight Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dunno. Started after blocked ears + stress/anxiety.
      I'm the same. Even moments when my tinnitus isn't intrusive I cannot find myself enjoying music whatsoever. Mostly because I know I don't 'truly' experience it the way it's meant to be, and because it just becomes less enjoyable when you turn it off and you're met with several tones/noises. Part of the experience was the absolute bliss of silence after, made you really appreciate it that much more.

      For the past 12 years or so music was my whole life but enjoyed with caution. Ear plugs, volume kept moderate (both with headphones and speakers) because I feared getting tinnitus.

      And here I am at 24 and everything in my life is a bitter reminder of music. Hurts more than you can imagine.
       
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    3. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I accepted a long time ago that music will no longer be the same. So I just try to enjoy it even if it does not sound so clear and beautiful anymore.
       

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