How Many of You Have 'Somatic Tinnitus'?

Discussion in 'Support' started by wishingluck, Sep 5, 2015.

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    1. wishingluck
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      wishingluck Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure, but probably acoustic trauma
      how many of you have tinnitus that changes when you move in a certain way or do

      a certain thing?
      My tinnitus changes with:

      walking (feels like tinnitus is 'something that goes up and down')
      chewing; clenching jaw (tinnitus intensifies)
      I get up from bed (tinnitus intensifies)
      I press area behind ears (tinnitus intensifies)

      in all cases it goes back to 'normal' when I release pressure.

      sometimes the OPPOSITE happens, for examples, but more rarely, when I
      clench jaw, the tinnitus WEAKENS.
       
    2. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Most everyone who has T (not including pulsatile and other T types), has somatic T. This is pretty normal for T. Many of these systems- somatosensory, auditory and neural are all so closely integrated, they can affect one another. I can intensify my T, just by moving my jaw side to side or even by pressing on my forehead.
       
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    3. Mark662
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      Mark662 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United Kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1988
      Ditto the same what erik has written above with me.

      Jaw clenching, chewing, forehead pressing, head turning.....you name it
       
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    4. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Thirded. Pressing under the ears causes quite a spike.
       
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    5. sandra72

      sandra72 Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      may 2014
      Same here. pressing on my head T is louder
      turning my head T is louder
      pressing behind my earlobe T is louder
      Walking, my t goes on the way how i walk up and down.
       
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    6. SteveSkis92
      Dumb

      SteveSkis92 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxicity from Electronic Cigarettes (Propylene Glycol)
      I have pretty strange T from what I've gathered....I can change my T by moving my jaw, lips, tongue, neck, arms, hands, fingers, legs, feet, toes.....basically anything it seems. Pretty weird stuff....
       
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    7. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Someone else here recently noted something similar.
       
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    8. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Jutting out lower jaw, pushing on chin, clenching teeth and turning head, exacerbates my T. Awakening from a deep dream also makes my T scream.

      Seems the ganglia point, where nerves, muscles and bone from the jaw and ears are connected, cause this phenomenon. Some TMJ issues, can also exacerbate and intensify T sound.
       
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    9. SteveSkis92
      Dumb

      SteveSkis92 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxicity from Electronic Cigarettes (Propylene Glycol)
      It may very well have been me. I made a post asking if anyone else had T as somatic as my own. Only one other person said they did, but our T was very different in other regards. Either way, I feel this is at least SOME indication that this may be neuromuscularly based as opposed to cochlear based. I also have no measurable hearing loss, but I'm still waiting on the results of an HF audiogram in early October.....I feel this will go well though because I can still very clearly hear tones of 17khz plus.....
       
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    10. japongus

      japongus Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      If I stretch neck muscles, or blink, or move a hand or so, I will notice slight or not so slight reactions, an increase in the tinnitus and/or a thump of the muscle that's involved in my hyperacusis pain. But bear in mind, that may only be the sound that's getting to me, I have an H so bad it thumps at a mouse click if there is no prepulse.
       
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    11. wishingluck
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      wishingluck Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure, but probably acoustic trauma

      wow. I wonder how can the fingers or toes affect T ? Jesus
       
    12. wishingluck
      No Mood

      wishingluck Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure, but probably acoustic trauma
      SteveSkis92, did you get your audiogram? Anything new? Cheers
       
    13. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I tend to agree, and still wonder just how much tinnitus (a symptom remember, not a disease in itself) is extra-cochlear (middle ear muscle or inflammatory activity or post inner-ear nerve disruption).
       

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