Help With Massive Spike

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    1. john mccluskey

      john mccluskey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/10.2013
      Hi all
      I've lived with mild tinnitus for over a year . Then on the 15th jan2015 it went to whole new level. Both ears ringing loudly with a few morse code beeps thrown in . I thought that I had damaged my ears over the new year period. 8 weeks later still as bad. I went to my ent yesterday for a check up and hearing test. After the results came back the doctor compared them with my first (mild tinnitus) hearing test and they were almost identical. So no change in my hearing still normal for my age. Any ideas why my tinnitus has got so bad when my hearing is the same
      Thanks john
       
    2. Stink

      Stink Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2000
      you should ask @Dr. Nagler

      It may just be your perception and reaction. because there is this new information that tinnitus loudness does not matter

      you'll get better... welcome brother
       
    3. john mccluskey

      john mccluskey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/10.2013
      Thanks stink bloody hope so
       
    4. Matt01

      Matt01 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      28/11/14
      Have you always had the morse code beeps? Or is it new? That all I had. One side only. How loud is this element?
       
    5. john mccluskey

      john mccluskey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/10.2013
      Always had a mild ringing 3/10 since the start then gradually started getting the odd beep . Then on January I woke with my two ears ringing 8/10 still not went back to baseline God knows what's happpened but I'm struggling just existing at the moment day to day . But my god it's hard to keep going with this din everyday. I have two young boys 8-11 . I'm trying to stay strong for them
       
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    6. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      That is not true, loudness does matter, it matters a lot - Dr.Nagler said so himself. It matters but the primary determinant is our reaction...
       
    7. Vincent R
      Inspired

      Vincent R Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      What happened over the new year period to make you think it worsened your T, John?
       
    8. john mccluskey

      john mccluskey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/10.2013
      I honestly don't know Vincent . I went to quite a loud party on New Year's Day but the mega increase didn't appear until the 15th January and as I've said I haven't experienced any further hearing loss according to my doctor. I can here it everywhere now above my TV above my car can't mask it all its so loud and high pitched!!
       
    9. RB2014
      Confused

      RB2014 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014 became noticable
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loss of hearing and then stress and anxiety
      Mine got worst with stress. Did you have anything that might have affected you emotionally in the past couple of months?
       
    10. Vincent R
      Inspired

      Vincent R Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      If you had fucked up your inner ear hair cells, you wouldn't have to wait two weeks for the change in T to kick in. I mean, who has heard about anyone who fired a gun or went to a concert, just to get T two weeks later? So my guess is that the increase in volume is your brain messing about on it's own.

      Nerve injure within the ear won't heal, but if your brain is on red alert it might settle down again. I know this isn't much of an advice, but try to take it calm for a few weeks, eat healthy and hope for the best.
       
    11. Cymro41
      Gloomy

      Cymro41 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      My T very similar to yous John. Seems to be getting louder and more difficult to mask. I get so , so low and despair at times. Some of the comments here are brutally honest and sometimes don't inspire much "support" though. Anyway, live in hope.
       
    12. Cymro41
      Gloomy

      Cymro41 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Unfortunately my only relief from this loud T is alcohol. It seems to to get less noticable. But I know that I am doing myself harm . This thing is horrible. Help if any one can!!
       
    13. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      From this paper: http://www.jneurosci.org/content/29/45/14077.full.pdf+html

      Although DPOAE and ABR thresholds are sensitive metrics of hair cell damage, they are quite insensitive to “primary” neuronal degeneration, i.e., loss of cochlear neurons without loss of hair cells. Practically, using threshold as a high-throughput screening tool for deafness phenotype, e.g., in mutagenesis studies (Kermany et al.,2006), selects against discovery of primary neuronal disorders, thereby reinforcing the sense that such disorders are rare, compared to the “secondary” neuronal degeneration seen weeks and months after IHC death. Behavioral thresholds, too, can fail to provide evidence of underlying neurodegeneration (Schuknecht and Woellner, 1953). Thus, dependence on this measure, alone,to quantify noise-induced damage in humans is seriously flawed.​


      So yes, apparantly it is possible to develop tinnitus much at a much later date following the noise insult.
       
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    14. Cymro41
      Gloomy

      Cymro41 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Ahh ok. Bit academic for me but thanks.
       
    15. James Brown
      Sporty

      James Brown Member

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      09-1998
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposition
      I believe alcohol is like Xanax, it numb you a little. It has the same effect on me. Just try not to abuse.
       
    16. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Try either L-theanine, 5htp or melatonin for sleep. I use a bedside masking machine also.
       

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