How Can You Tell If You Truly Have Tinnitus in Both Ears?

Discussion in 'Support' started by greenpointer, Sep 6, 2015.

    1. greenpointer

      greenpointer Member

      I have tinnitus from acoustic trauma, but its primarily in my left ear. When I'm in a somewhat quiet room, I hear it from the left side only, however if i plug my right ear or lay down on my pillow on the right side, I can hear the high pitch ringing.

      Question is: does this mean I really have T in both ears? Or could I just be hearing the tinnitus from the left ear in my right ear? Is it possible that it reverberates throughout my head, hence it being audible in my right?

      Any thoughts or opinions would be much appreciated, as I continue to diagnose! Thanks all!
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Greenpointer,
      Tinnitus can be in one ear or two and swap and change so time will tell.
      Tinnitus comes from the limbic system part of the brain and if your sound started through loud sound your ears are telling you they don't like it.
      Always use noise reduction plugs around loud sound but not every day sound or will get to sensitive......lots of love glynis
    3. canyonero

      canyonero Member

      Eastern US
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma?
      Plug both ears, and focus hard. I have concluded I have a very faint different frequency T in my other ear.

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