I Am Concerned About My Hearing

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jeff Choi, Jun 25, 2016.

    1. Jeff Choi

      Jeff Choi Member

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      hi, last week I had a hearing test that said my hearing was fine and my audiologist said that my tinnitus could be interfering with my hearing that's it. Can tinnitus really interfere with my hearing? I am having a hard time trusting my doctors.
    2. GregCA

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      It seems logical that T would interfere with hearing. It's a signal that gets mixed with the "real" signal coming into your ear, so just like any kind of interference, it adds "noise" to the "signal".
      It's a bit like adding insult to injury: the T pitch often matches the pitch of hearing loss, so not only do you not hear well around that frequency, but the little you hear gets clobbered by a rogue noise.
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    3. Lorac

      Lorac Member Benefactor

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      Sudden profound hearing loss in left ear.
      I have hearing loss but my tinnitus definitely interferes with my hearing as well.

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