Is It Really Possible for Acoustic Trauma Tinnitus to Go Away with Mild Hearing Loss?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jason37, Dec 14, 2017.

    1. Jason37

      Jason37 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gunshot
      Doctor says it is possible with mild tinnitus and mild hearing loss...

      I haven't heard of anyone that happening to though.
       
    2. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England,
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      With mild hearing loss and tinnitus it might not go away but you won't notice it as much .
      Time will tell...love glynis
       
    3. Paulmanlike

      Paulmanlike Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Best thing to do is to learn to accept it then wishing for it to go away, time heals tinnitus meaning that it gets easier to deal with. Just keep busy and as the months pass by you'll see it does get easier - especially when it's mild.
       
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    4. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      It is possible, it’s gone for me, it did take 18 months for mine to die down but it has gone.
      I honestly didn’t think it would ever go away and it was horrible. Search my posts and you will see how badly it affected me.
      I will forever fear Loud noise now though.

      Look after your hearing, try not to stress about it (easier said than done) and hopefully it goes for you too.

      Jason :)
       
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    5. Rick Garner
      Fine

      Rick Garner Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/ 2016 (T free since mid March 2017) 
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD (most probably)
      Congrts, Jason. Mine cleared up in 6 months. Staying busy with daily activities will definitely pave the way for getting rid of this debilitating condition.
       
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    6. Oli
      Hurting

      Oli Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/04/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      @Jason C Thank you for sharing you are giving me hope
       
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    7. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Thank you for sharing your story!

      How long did your "hear it only in quiet rooms" period last (if you had one)?
       
    8. Lesly

      Lesly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20 August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication
      This is great news. Thank you for sharing. I read your intial post and noticed you were quite convinced it wont go but here you are today and its gone. Your story gives many people hope. I am curious though as to why you still lurking this forum? Did you by any chance share your success story in the Success Stories section?
       
    9. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      I havnt done a success story as yet but I am intending on doing so. I do check in on the forum now and then as I went threw such a hard time and maybe I can help others.


      I would say the last 8-12 weeks leading up to the 18 month mark I could only hear it in quiet rooms. For me I noticed the ringing turned into a really high pitched tone and it’s seems to keep getting higher as the months went on until I could no longer hear it.

      I do get a lot of fleeting tinnitus now, much more than I used too, it lasts maybe 15 seconds before fading away.
       
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    10. Rick Garner
      Fine

      Rick Garner Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/ 2016 (T free since mid March 2017) 
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD (most probably)
       
    11. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jason37

      Jason37 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gunshot
      Thanks man, Mine has been been getting higher pitched as well. It is so intermentant I can't ever tell what it's doing one day to the next. Some days it just is pulses an electrical sound like ever 10 seconds that is almost in/audible...then it speeds up others. Very confusing condition for sue. Just have had a very bad week of hating on myself for it. How long until you just let it go?
       
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      AUTHOR
      Jason37

      Jason37 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gunshot
      wow, I feel like if you went threw all that 18 months ago I can make it to. I have been feeling the same things emotionally...I also feel like my old self died on the day I messed up. But if yours can fade so can mine..I haven't even had to deal with H.
       
    13. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Thank you @Jason C ! How old are you?
       
    14. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jason37

      Jason37 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gunshot
      37...but I feel a lot older right now. Depression and anxiety has just taken over.
       
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    15. parsky

      parsky Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/1/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      PM me if you need some help. I've read both your posts and I think you and I have quite a bit in common. Its still a battle for me every day. Heck I went 6 months before I even figured out what it was and since I figured it out what it was its been really hard.
       
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    16. Elfin
      Wishful

      Elfin Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
      know your pain, brother!
       
    17. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Yea 2016 was a year I want to forget.
      Damaging my hearing completely destroyed me. I could not deal with the fact I couldn’t fix it. I was sure that after 3 months if it wasn’t fixed it was never going to go away. The mental aspect of things was just as hard or even harder, Music sounded broken everything sounded too loud and “tinny” like the treble had been turned up too much. I was drinking a lot and lost interest in everything I loved.
      I had very negative thoughts and no one understands what you are going threw, they just think it’s nothing.
      Thankfully over time it has faded away, Music sounds good again and thankfully it seems the damage I suffered from the alarm has in some way healed. Obviously I need to be careful around loud noise but I understand that now and have a renewed appreciation of my life and my hearing but more importantly I understand that I am not invincible and one must look after ones self.

      Having experienced all this crap I have learned a lot. I had no idea how loud noise can damage hearing, obviously I knew loud noise could be damaging but I didnt know anything about decibels or how many decibels were too much, I have fired hand guns without hearing protection and didn’t think anything of it or a rock concert for example, I though the noise levels would be controlled in a public venue but clearly not as many people get tinntus from attending a rock concert. That just seems crazy.
      I attended a show last month in the Savoy Thetre London. Dream girls (the Mrs wanted to see it) it really was a fantastic show, at times the noise peaked at just over 100db (db app on iPhone) and looking around I am pretty sure I was the only one wearing ear plugs that night. With everyone clapping and screaming it was very loud even with musician ear plugs. Thankfully I was fine although I was concerned about how loud it was at the time.

      Anyway, I digress. It takes time but it can go away. Just be very careful moving forward. :)

      I turned 38 in October, it was a “quiet” affair lol.
       
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    18. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      If you were to be in your early 20s, your experience might not be relevant for people in their 40s. Your age is close to my age, and now I feel even better about your story. Thank you!
       
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    19. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Just because you were fine that one time, does not necessarily mean that you will continue being fine after attending loud events in the future. If you continue hitting the wall with a hammer, it takes a while before you see the objects on the other side of the wall...
       
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    20. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Yes that is true, I did use my ear plugs though and I do however understand my auditory system with a greater education than the average joe. I also attended the Guns n Roses concert at Slane Castle, Ireland in May this year, One year after my acoustic trauma, wearing my musicians ear plugs. It was an out door concert and it actually wasn’t that loud. I did keep my ear plugs in during the show and although I was still suffering tinnitus at the time I was of the opinion I was still going to see the show. I was concerned about it before and after but as I was using my plugs (these are the same type as used by Axl Rose on stage and reduse noise by 30db with the correct filter although they are by design used as in ear monitors) the noise level was around 90db on my iPhone app and I could hear everything just fine. Again I was the only one apart from the organisers and the band using hearing protection.
      The next day I did regret attending the concert as my tinnitus did seem louder but I also had a massive hangover as I was hammered from drinking too much Guinness and brandy the previous evening.

      Believe me, I will always be cautious of loud events moving forward. This experience will be with me forever.
       
    21. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Earplugs often provide one with a false sense of security.
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/earplugs-muffs-give-very-little-protection.21737/

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tinnitus-much-worse-after-club-despite-wearing-solid-35-db-custom-earplugs-—-im-at-my-wits-end.15744/#post-186018

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/bad-spike-not-subsiding-after-loud-bar-—-despite-wearing-properly-inserted-earplugs.20675/#post-239000

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...t-an-acoustic-trauma-shock.18964/#post-219363

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...le-in-real-life-situations.19067/#post-220314

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/33-decibel-earplug-not-protecting-from-sound.22151/

      I could go on and on and on (provide links to more horror stories where people found out the hard way that it was a bad idea to rely on earplugs), but you get the idea.

      Even if those spikes end up being temporary, we are given a limited number of second chances. If one keeps being reckless, eventually a time might come when the spike won't go away...

      Your actions (i.e., attending numerous concerts) seem to imply the opposite.
       
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    22. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      If you monitor noise levels and use ear plugs I believe this is as much as you can do. If I feel uncomfortable in a noisy environment then I leave. One must be sensible but you should not (if at all possible) let a condition control you. As I mentioned in a previous post, the mental side of things with tinnitus is just as bad or worse than the physical side of it.
      Getting your head together is a big part of the recovery. I have been threw it and I am sure people on here have it even worse but I can only tell my experience and hope to encourage people that it can improve.
       
    23. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      You can also not attend loud events, or put on your hearing protection and leave (Run!) as soon as you hear loud noises like a fire alarm or a lawn mower. What you describe above is what all of the people at the links I cited had done.
      So a diabetic (or someone with an alergy) should not adjust their diet? Must not let the disease win.
      Yes, it feels good to know that you are doing everything you can to ensure that you won't hear T ever again.
      This is very helpful. I am just trying to make suggestions that might increase the chance that you won't join a number of people here who had their T go away, who then relaxed, and then ended up getting T again.
       
    24. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jason37

      Jason37 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gunshot
      I know I've stoped shooting and as sad as I am to say it I'll probobly never shoot again unless my life depended on it. If this goes away it's golf for me forever.
       
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    25. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jason37

      Jason37 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gunshot
      Your story has given a lot of hope for my case as there so similar. I woke up this morning with one of the quiets days I've had after it going crazy all day yesterday. I feel almost normal today as I can barely perceive it in my quit room. I heard like 15 seconds of fleeting tinnitus last night and it woke me up and it was like it switched to super quiet mode. This has happened to me more than a few times. but this time it really quiet
       
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    26. RPM
      Scared

      RPM Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      As long as I can remember.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of drumming.
      This is an inspiration to me as well. I did search some of your posts, did you ever confirm that you had hearing loss? I'm 35 with a new bump in my T after attending a concert (with earplugs) and it's currently ruining my life. I don't know how loud "loud" is (I can't hear mine over the bathroom sink faucet) but it's still got me up all night and just worn down to nothing. I have confirmed 'mild hearing loss' in my right ear (the bad T ear) but I'm still hoping it will fade in time.

      Thanks for checking back in after you feel better. It's a nice thought that I might someday be able to do that.
       
    27. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      I was confirmed by a hearing aid specialist with a dip at 4K 3 months after the acoustic trauma which caused all my problems. The test only covered up until 8k, I tested my hearing myself using my own equipment and I kept the test environment the same over a period of 1 year but I continue to test my hearing today. I could not hear above 11k on my left ear but up to 14k in my right ear, my left was the problem ear.
      Over a period of 18 months the hearing in my left ear improved and now I can hear 14k on the left ear and 16k in the right with no tinnitus.
      My last visit to the hearing aid specialist showed normal hearing with no dip at 4K 15 months after the first test. This proves to me that the ear can heal and recover from sudden acoustic trauma at least to a certain extent.
      I will forever fear loud noise though and when I do attend a show or concert I use custom made musicians ear plugs with a 30db filter. I also have a solid filter and I feel these work well for me.
      I can tell you my experience was the worst time of my life with some extremely low points. The support I received from members on this forum was fantastic and a great resource. I do check in now and again like today when I receive an email about a reply quote or just to see how people are coping.
      Look after your hearing, it’s takes a long time for things to improve. A good diet, exercise and getting involved with your hobbies or things you love go a long way helping to improve your overall wellbeing.

      If you want you can pm me for any questions you may have.

      Try and make 2018 a good year

      :)
       
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    28. PolishSoldier87
      Moonlighting

      PolishSoldier87 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acustic trauma, neuro-lyme/rx co-op toxins
      Hi Jason, I'm new here. On first days of november i had an acustic trauma caused by intensive shooting by 7,62 PKM. My left ear protector had slide out from ear and i didnt noticed that. Steroids were given too late, after 1 month, and now its no progress. My last high frequencies in my left ear that i were hearing before accident are gone. I have also tinnitus and my ear dont like other sounds and is getting tired after few seconds. Im also sending diagram how it looked before and now. Right ear is ok, but headphones and high volumed music in my childhood cut some frequencies. I dont know what to think about it. Every doctor say that hair cells in ear do not regenerate and my only hope is to buy a hearing aid. I am so depressed :/

      Also I am supporting my inner ear with some medicaments:

      -Polvertic
      -Memotropil
      -Acustivum
      -Tone
      -Ashwagandha extract 5% withanolides
      -Vit B3 (Niacin) 500 mg
      -Vit B complex
      -Omega 3
      -Magnesium Forte + B6
       

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    29. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Do you still have t?
       
    30. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      That seems to be the direction mine has been heading over the past year.
       

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