Hearing Loss and Tinnitus or No Hearing Loss and Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by bwspot, May 22, 2015.

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Hearing loss and tinnitus?

  1. I have tinnitus and no hearing loss

  2. I have tinnitus with hearing loss

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    1. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      Hello,
      Please only answer if you had high frequency hearing test. I wonder how many people have tinnitus with no hearing loss and if those who have tinnitus do have hearing loss. If you had hearing test up to 8k only and your hearing is good but you have tinnitus do not answer the pool question.
       
    2. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      I believe what you are asking is:

      answer "Tinnitus with hearing loss" if HL > 25db for >8 kHz
      answer "Tinnitus with no hearing loss" if HL <= 25db for 0 to 16 kHz

      Do not answer if only a standard audiometric assessment was performed.
       
    3. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Everyone has hearing loss.
       
    4. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
    5. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I guess I just don't wonder about this, because there's enough data to know that virtually everyone in their 30s and on has some degree of high frequency loss, most of those people do not have bothersome tinnitus, and people who do have bothersome tinnitus show predictable differences in brain anatomy.

      There's a chicken and egg question there, but we won't have insight into it until there is a huge database of DNA data for people who do and don't have tinnitus. I would be happy to put my DNA into such a database.
       
    6. bwspot

      bwspot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/13/2014
      The hearing loss does not have to be in high freqencies but high frequency audiogram was performed but probably if one has hearing loss in low freqencies high frequency would be also affected.
       
    7. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      This is quite crazy. I wonder how old that member was when he developped T. He has the hearing of a toddler but he has to be an adult, who would prescribe Xanax to kids?

      Perhaps these ''audiophiles'' people really do retain great hearing in their adult lives.
       
    8. Michael2013
      Happy

      Michael2013 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2013
      I had acquired profound loss in my right ear and severe to profound high frequency loss in my left when I was a small child. I never had tinnitus until my mid thirties when I had another drop in hearing.

      Acquired hearing loss (up to profound deafness) does NOT always mean you will have tinnitus. Most likely there would at least be some. And measurable hearing loss is not required in order to have tinnitus.
       
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    9. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      Perhaps adult brains adapt far worse to sensory deficits then?
       
    10. PLips

      PLips Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      I had sudden hearing loss due to head injury with a skull fracture. Hearing loss in my L ear is severe in 12kHz and higher range. Moderate in 8kHz and 6kHz. Tinnitus and headache improves with hearing aid which boosts high frequency range.
       
    11. Eltel

      Eltel Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/14
      I spoke to a 74 yr old guy today who is almost deaf but has never had Tinnitus
       
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    12. TonyH

      TonyH Member

      Location:
      Nice France
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Just for the record:
      I am 58 and have had T for just over a year and a half..
      My hearing became very sensitive on the day i first got my T.
      My hearing test confirmed that i could detect sound at the highest frequency tested.
      I found it almost painful when hearing sirens, breaking glass etc.
      The sensitivity seems to have reduced slowly over time but my hearing is still much better than before.

      My Tinnitus is not related to ear damage but i believe is due to my cervical spine damage.
      My T is a very high pitch which never stops but does vary slightly in intensity.
      There is also a lower (but still relitively high) intermittent sound which i only notice when trying to sleep.
      I used to take sleeping pills but have now managed to do without.

      At first i found it really distressing and thought it unbearable, it still comes to my attention many times throuout the day but i have learned to be "Zen" about it...

      Sad to hear about the Autifony trial being abandoned, i believe there was little hope anyway for those with well established T.

      Thanks to all you folks that offer support and reasurance.
       
    13. wizman

      wizman Member

      Location:
      Paris (france)
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/1987
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      fireworks
      Its impossible to have normal hearing with T.
      Take someone with normal hearing and without T make the hearing test and you will have some results.
      Repeat then the same test with the same person but with a whisteling nearby, you won t have the same results. Its impossible. Hearing loss always coexist with tinnitus.
      Hearing tests are sometimes not enough accurate to detect this.
       
    14. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      Well, that kind of statement is debatable. Of course if your head is screaming it will be difficult to get acute results from a standard hearing test.

      There are many people with hearing loss and no T and many people with T with no hearing loss.
       
    15. suera

      suera Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2010
      I have hearing loss in the upper ranges, above 12KHZ which is where my tinnitus is. I had to go to a special audiologist to have this measured as most equipment only goes to 8kHZ.
       
    16. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      Could I ask how you got T?
       
    17. suera

      suera Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2010
      I think it was from medication.
       

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