How Long Between Trauma and Start of Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jodi, Jun 29, 2016.

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    1. Jodi
      Confused

      Jodi Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/1999
      Hi, I wonder about symtoms after experiencing a loud bang (firecracker). I did'nt notice any symptoms in connection, more than of course serious anxiety. Now it's over 72 hours since exposure, and I think my T is louder, i.e. harder to mask, but when plugging my ears I can't tell if there is a difference between old T and possibly new/worse T.

      QUESTION: When you got your noise induced T, when did you notice this new/louder T? Could it take a few days before your brain "turns up the volume" on those missing frequencies?
       
    2. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      in my case it was more or less instantaneous, but I have read many reports where there's a 3-to-14 day lag between noise and T.
       
    3. Jodi
      Confused

      Jodi Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/1999
      I'm of course hoping that what happened is my brain is "just not" ignoring T as easily for the moment, because my brain experienced a threatening incident, which would be in par with some established theories... *crossed fingers*
       
    4. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      it took 3 days to settle in for me. or at least until I noticed it. my left ear hurt the next morning. I mentioned to a coworker my ear hurt after a concert. he mentioned how he hates when his ring after a show. as soon as he said it, I noticed it.
       
    5. Tamika
      No Mood

      Tamika Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One loud indoor concert
      From reading and participating in an older thread here on TT it seems quite common for there to be a delay from time of noise damage to permanent T setting in - days to couple of weeks quite often. I had hearing loss next day after a concert and T started 17 days later.
       
    6. Owen
      Disappointed

      Owen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      A bit different from the rest of you as mine was prescription drug induced, but it took a year from starting it for tinnitus to start and a further 6 months after that to become severe (In total, I took it for 2 years before doctors were prepared to acknowledge it as the cause). It is now over a year since I stopped taking it and in that time it has approximately halved in perceived amplitude. I remain hopeful that given enough time, it will halve again.
       

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