Hearing Problems — Does Anyone Have Trouble Hearing Over the Level of Their Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by julij33, Jun 18, 2016.

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    1. julij33
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      julij33 Member

      Location:
      Indianapolis, IN
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi, I am new here. I am curious. Does anyone have problems hearing over the level of their tinnitus?? I constantly have to ask people to repeat themselves. My son has extraordinary hearing, he can even hear dog whistles. I have to explain to him that I can not hear certain noises because they are not louder or are the same frequency of my tinnitus. I had a hearing test a few years ago and it showed mild hearing loss, but I struggle to hear people, particularly in crowded or large spaces.
      I have had tinnitus for so long, I don't remember when it started. I seem to have all sounds associated with tinnitus; ringing, swooshing, pulsating, clicking.
      Thanks for any feedback.
       
    2. glynis-harbron
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      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Julij33,
      A warm welcome to Tinnitus Talk.
      Hearing can be hard while your tinnitus is loud and fluctuating and I also find it hard to hear people and locate sounds.
      I would have your hearing tested again as it's been a few years from your last one and if it becomes a big problem then you could see into wearing hearing aids.....lots of love glynis
       
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    3. RAY
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      RAY Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus in left ear
      Hello julli33
      I would be inclined to have another hearing test to see if your hearing has deteriorated, if it has then wearing hearing aids is the way forward and will help tremendously.(y)
       
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    4. julij33
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      julij33 Member

      Location:
      Indianapolis, IN
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thank you both. I also hate talking on cell phones. I actually avoid calls and prefer to text because I have trouble hearing.
       
    5. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      I thought people with mild loss up to 8k were candidates for hearing aids?
       
    6. julij33
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      julij33 Member

      Location:
      Indianapolis, IN
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      When I saw the specialist he didn't seem too concerned. That was a few years ago, he did say I had hearing loss he just didn't feel it was enough to warrant treatment. After reading posts here and replies to my post, I am going to schedule another appt. I have never understood why people get upset when someone has to ask them to repeat something because they weren't understood.
       
    7. hartje5
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      hartje5 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 december 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Verapamil, Flecainide, Apixaban, stress
      I have only slight hearing loss in the very high frequencies but my T has been so loud I could not hear people talk.
       
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    8. Lorac

      Lorac Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden profound hearing loss in left ear.
      Hi @julij33 ,
      I have a profound loss of hearing in one ear, along with tinnitus that gets louder around sound. It can be frustrating because the deaf ear does not only fail to work for me, it works against me! I just tell people that I have a hearing impairment and most people will try to help me by facing me and speaking more loudly and clearly. I'm glad that you are going to have your hearing retested. Let us know how that goes.
       
    9. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I would go get retested. If your T is in voice range (which it has to be if you can't hear people talk) a hearing aid could help you. Sounds pretty obvious you have more than just very high frequency loss!
       
    10. hartje5
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      hartje5 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 december 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Verapamil, Flecainide, Apixaban, stress
      I'm not saying it correctly. At that time I could hear people talking but had to ask them if they could repeat what they were saying because I could not understand the words correctly. T. was extremely loud at that time. I have (and I don't know if this is normal) hearing loss in the high frequencies in both ears but my right ear has trouble understanding what people are saying. My right ear gives me the most T. trouble. I first had a normal hearing test done and had it redone at another hospital where they also tested the high frequencies my ability to understand spoken words. I was told this could not be corrected with a hearing aid.
       

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