How Common Is It to Have Tinnitus Only in One Ear?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mario martz, Sep 23, 2016.

    1. Mario martz

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      How common is to have tinnitus in one ear only?

      I'm asking this because if my tinnitus came from loud noise exposure/ concerts, bars, earbuds etc, then why the damage or tinnitus would be in one ear only?
    2. Michael B

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      San Diego, CA
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      It's not uncommon.
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    3. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      I have it in my right ear only..
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    4. Oli

      Oli Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      My dad have it noise-induced and its in one ear only
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    5. Kar4
      Not worthy

      Kar4 Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Actually in both ears, but only slight in left (noticeable only in complete silence), and much worse in right.
      I wondered the whole time, why is it like this, when my audiogram is the same for both ears?
      But recently doctor noted that it is NOT the same. There is bigger loss at 1000-1500 Hz on right ear. Never noticed it before.
      It is only a few decibels, and it causes such huge difference in tinnitus level!

      Anyway - i think that in most cases T is in one ear only, or it is worse at one side. It has maybe something to do with dominant brain hemisphere.
      Also I've read somewhere that right/left side for perceiving of T it is different for male and female.
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