Help Please, a Few Questions about a Spike

Discussion in 'Support' started by Xenia, Aug 15, 2016.

    1. Xenia

      Xenia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible teeth grinding but not sure
      I posted here in mid july and was experiencing very high pitch tinnitus, however towards the end of July and early August the tinnitus was a lot lower, there was still noise but it was easy to mask and I could function okay. Then last Friday I went to a restaurant for a friends farewell and the restaurant was quite noisy, it was not music noise just sort of general acoustics with lots of people talking. Anyway that finished at 10pm and at 1045pm that night the horrible screeching high pitch tinnitus came back and I still have it today (monday) and it has not dropped down in pitch since friday night. Not even 5 minutes. Its really high pitch and goes way above any tv noise etc.

      I was wondering is it possible that a noisy restaurant could to this to me? I am so upset with myself that I went to the dinner at the restaurant. Its not like I said yes to going to a concert or something, it was just a restaurant but I am so distressed that I went. Its screeching non stop and I am worried its going to stay at this high pitch forever and I just don't think I can cope at this severity.

      I am wondering is it a " normal" time reaction , as in it came 45 minutes after being at the restaurant? I was at the restaurant from 6:30pm till 10pm. Is that the time frame when tinnitus spike is in response to noise?

      Thanks for reading. I hope this post makes sense!!! I am so distressed I am struggling to coherent sentences!
      • Hug Hug x 1
    2. Hopeful1

      Hopeful1 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
      I dont think it is possible to have long term damage just from people talking....yes you will have a spike and it should settle down....this what my audiologist told me

      To have a permanent spike you need to have hair cell/synapses damage, which i think is not possible with just people talking.

      It may be that you are looking for it more as you want to check if it has gone up.

      focus on something you loving doing and you should find ot better.
    3. Bobby B

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      The answer depends a lot on why you got T in the first place - this info is missing
    4. AUTHOR

      Xenia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible teeth grinding but not sure
      Thank you both for your replies

      @Bobby B

      I am not a hundred percent sure how i got it but possibly TMJ issues ( overbite)

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