Is It True Most Tinnitus Cases Resolve in a Year?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Matthew Perrotta, Mar 7, 2016.

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    1. Matthew Perrotta

      Matthew Perrotta Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2/2016
      Is it true most tinnitus cases resolve in a year? I'm 14 and it's been two months thanks so a loud pop next to my ears, thanks.
       
    2. Sgguy46
      Jaded

      Sgguy46 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      an expert told me 75% of cases will resolve within a year. I don't think i am in the 75%...
       
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    3. Vasckin
      Terrified

      Vasckin Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      I highly doubt it
       
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    4. Zora
      Kick ass

      Zora Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st time: Megaphone ;2nd time: headphones too loud
    5. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      I'm definitely not.
      I'm waiting for the two year mark, next month.
      And if that doesn't work, 3rd time's a charm.
       
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    6. attheedgeofscience
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      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      It's a good question. I guess if you consider all the cases of "nightclub-tinnitus" which for the most part(?) resolves within a couple of hours (or at least within a day), then yes, probably the majority of cases do resolve within a year (because they resolve already during the acute stage).

      Call me pessimistic, but in my book, tinnitus is more or less chronic already after a week. Certainly a month after onset. Are there cases that defy that logic - sure. But not many...

      The above assumes that there are no other on-going and contributing factors e.g. an ear infection or a perforated eardrum.
       
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    7. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      I think, once the little bugger gets intertwined into your brain, that's it. It's like a tick, that buries itself under your skin and lives off your blood. If you have moderate to severe hearing loss, you'll never get rid of it. The damage is done.
       
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    8. Zug

      Zug Member Benefactor

      Hey Kid, It's true that the majority of cases of Tinnitus resolve. Even if the sound is not completely gone, most people will feel better. I have two friends who had it before me, one said the first three months were hell and the other took about 6-9 months to feel better. I had it for 8 months and I'm not 100%, but I do a lot of the thing that I thought impossible when it started (I sleep without masking, go on dates, meet with friends, read books, even write a little).

      Please, notice that the people in this Forum tend to be the worst case scenarios. I feel for them and am in the same boat, but if we felt better, we wouldn't be on the Internet talking about Tinnitus. A lot of people who are better are not here. I've been to a few Tinnitus Specialists, even to one well known in the research field, with published and referred articles, and he told me that one reason why Tinnitus is difficult to treat is that a lot of people will get better no matter what, even when doing research people in the control condition will say they feel better. The same in medical practice: If a patient goes to a doctor with a problem and never comes back, most doctors won't really know if they are better or went to a different doctor. So it's a very tricky condition and there are a lot of more "not knowns". What I can say is that you will feel better. Even if the sound does not completely goes away, you'll be Ok.

      For now, try not to think too much about it ;)
       
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    9. Matthew Perrotta

      Matthew Perrotta Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2/2016
      I have zero hearing loss
       
    10. Genevieve

      Genevieve Member

      Location:
      The Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      car accident
      Yes, you are definitly a pessimistic, chronic after a week? You should read the autobiography of Anthony Delon, his Tinnitus disappeared after 2 years, we don't need your pessimistic thoughts on this forum....
       
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    11. attheedgeofscience
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      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      Ummmmmm..... And some people also win the lottery, right? And: you are still here - so evidently it didn't go away after one week in your case - nor after a month... Agree?

      Okay, so let me explain to you a few facts about a science (a subject matter which is lacking quite a bit on a public forum such as this) - the following recent research accounts for the ion channel involvement of tinnitus induction:

      "Vulnerability to noise-induced tinnitus is associated with increased spontaneous firing rate in dorsal cochlear nucleus principal neurons, fusiform cells. This hyperactivity is caused, at least in part, by decreased Kv7.2/3 (KCNQ2/3) potassium currents. However, the biophysical mechanisms underlying resilience to tinnitus, which is observed in noise exposed mice that do not develop tinnitus (non-tinnitus mice), remain unknown. Our results show that noise exposure induces, on average, a reduction in KCNQ2/3 channel activity in DCN fusiform cells in noise-exposed mice by 4 days after exposure. Tinnitus is developed in mice that do not compensate for this reduction within the next 3 days. Resilience to tinnitus is developed in mice that show a re-emergence of KCNQ2/3 channel activity and a reduction in HCN channel activity. Our results highlight KCNQ2/3 and HCN channels as potential targets for designing novel therapeutics that may promote resilience to tinnitus."

      Source: "find it yourself" (as an exercise)

      There are therefore certain mechanisms (triggered by an auditory insult) which happen already in the acute stage (first week or so) and which are responsible for the induction of tinnitus. Once you are past this stage, it is a whole new world (in terms of trying to correct the problem).

      Hey - no problem. I can leave. In fact, I will. I only returned briefly to TinnitusTalk because I needed to relay some information about a clinical trial that I followed up on for a member of the forum (and who wanted to enroll with a trial but didn't get help). Then, I noticed that one or two members had somehow gotten notice of my new stem cell information...

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      ...and so I decided to share a bit more information on it with forum members (normally I would just share such information in the Facebook group I run, but I thought it might be interesting for TT-members as well). Then there was also this "thing" about the Otic Ganglion which might be interesting - given the complete lack of treatments for tinnitus sufferers. But hey - there is always next time...
       
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    12. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      i just read about Anthony Delon, he got tinnitus after her second mother died! i totally relate, i lost something really important and i havent cried, and 5 months later i got tinnitus wowsa
       
    13. Jesse Pinkman

      Jesse Pinkman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2011
      Why compare this with winning the lottery? There is no need to paint this more black than it already is. I for one has had T for 18 months. Its not gone but the noise level has reduced to around 20% and I no longer consider it a problem. I doubt Im an unique case.
       
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