Has Anyone's Hyperacusis Affected Their Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Geo, Apr 12, 2015.

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    1. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      has anyones H affected their T.. well depending on your severity. since getting my H back and coming back even stronger it has affected my T as i feel its the main culprit as to why my T has gotten so bad. every time i hear something that ticks my ears off it jumps the T. its been going on for 4 months since it came back.. people say that their H only gives them minor pain but doesnt affect their T so why does it do mine. i have had so many damaging spikes because of it. just wondering if anyone else goes through this.. the first time around with H it didnt do anything like it does now..maybe like 3 spikes in 3 months.. but this time its daily spikes..
       
    2. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Yes, like I was saying in another thread, I am hoping that is the main cause of my increase, maybe it's just you and me bro.
       
    3. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      When my H comes back it usually makes my T play above every noise, more reactive I guess. But then I just battle through the uncomfort and the H fades away.
       
    4. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I wish my H would just fade away, It's got worse everyday over the past year and just won't get better at all!
       
    5. RicoS
      Confused

      RicoS Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress or Acoustic trauma
      My H stays the same but I had to coach some students of mine 2 weeks ago and all fans were shouting and screaming for their fighter. I did not wear earplugs...so at one moment everybody was clapping which hurted my ears and after that there is a new tone very high ...that I do not realy hear but I feel it ... irritates me a lot....
      So I try to be more careful again.

      I was habituated but it's weird now... my T is not louder or softer but since that spike it seems like I did 2 steps back in habituation and get irritated by T again. The last 6 months I could not care less and now it's on my focus every minute of the day again. bummerrrrrrr. But I have to go on so I try to stay as positive as possible.

      Perhaps I want to enjoy real silence again which I know will not happen anymore for me... I guess it frustrates a bit which makes my T more on the foreground.

      My H is not that bad ... Normal sounds I can live with but dishes or metal against metal hurt my ears bad and cause a spike.... My H never faded away it is always the same.
       
    6. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Not sure if this effects my T or not, can't tell. My T is constantly loud, fairly steady and the H is always pretty much the same as well. Hits to the ear cause my ear to plug up, as for my T, I think it goes up and down a bit but can't tell as it's always really loud and there are so many different noises, monitoring its level is pretty much impossible.
       
    7. Robert_Pa

      Robert_Pa Member

      Location:
      Allentown,PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1993
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unsure-head trauma ?
      I know the feeling.... my H makes everyday sounds spike my T. People clapping hands,yelling, clanging pots and pans, etc. Really sux ! I've heard that people have gotten rid of their H completly with lidocaine injections in the neck muscles, especially the SCM. I'm trying to get my Doc to get me to pain mgt. to see if it will help with mine. Usually stops the H and the T...but usually the T comes back after a couple of days, BUT....if it X's the H...why not ? Good luck to you...and to all who suffer this torture !
       
    8. Zimichael

      Zimichael Member Benefactor

      Location:
      N. California
      Tinnitus Since:
      (1956) > 1980 > 2006 > 2012 > (2015)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ac. Trauma & Ac.Trauma + Meds.
      @Geo ...Please look in the Hyperacusis and Ear Pain subsection - Support. You will see a number of really helpful threads in there. (If get that far, on second page there is a thread where I went into some detail re. the 'differences' of more "normal T" versus "sound reactive T" - which to me is another facet of Hyperacusis).

      Indeed, H and any form of hearing or T "reactivity" is much tougher to live with than "unreactive" T... which is hard enough already!!!

      Good luck and hope you find some info. that helps. Zimcichael
       
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    9. Geo

      Geo Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2012
      Yeah i think i have reactive T any freaking ding makes it go up .. I have like 3-4 tones playing in my head when i hear a door slam or something in that nature.. Its really nerve racking .. I cant believe my last H lasted 3 months i thought the demon was gone but it wanted to play again but this time even harder lol..now its been 4 months and no end in sight..
       

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