Just Got Hearing Aids and Now the Tinnitus Is Worse

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Phyllis Peterson, Nov 24, 2020.

    1. Phyllis Peterson

      Phyllis Peterson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Hi, I have had tinnitus since 2008. It started as a low chirp in one ear and it has gotten worse. It could have been caused by TMJ. That is when your teeth don’t match up and your jaws don’t close properly when you chew. I had to have dental work to fix that problem. It left me with what now sounds like 3000 chirps that blend together and it’s one fluctuating buzz.

      I know that it causes hearing loss so I got hearing aids. I’m told to wear them all day. But now my ears are hyper sensitive and the buzzing is louder. If I rest in a quiet room it’s very annoying. I’m surely going to lose what hearing I have left with these hearing aids.
       
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    2. Daniel Lion
      Ape-like

      Daniel Lion Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      SE Asia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma, hearing loss
      Hi Phyllis Peterson,

      Don't wear your hearing aids. If you're having a reaction i.e. a louder new noise as a result of wearing them, then don't.

      Talk to your ENT or hearing specialist. If they are not helpful and doubt you, find a new one.
      Not easy, I know.

      Take care,
      Daniel
       
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    3. BuzzyBee
      Not amused

      BuzzyBee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Going through the same thing. They really seem to help some people, but not everyone.
       
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      Phyllis Peterson

      Phyllis Peterson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Hi, the first night after the new hearing aids, my tinnitus was worse, could not sleep with the noise but after the second and third day with them, my tinnitus is diminished. It's not gone but it's improved a lot since the first day.
       
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    5. BuzzyBee
      Not amused

      BuzzyBee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      That's great! I am struggling with mine. Sometimes it seems like it's helping and sometimes it makes the tinnitus worse.
       
    6. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I wouldn't wear these again, if I were you.
       
    7. Jcorbink

      Jcorbink Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Monday I got fitted for hearing aids, I have no hearing loss, just tinnitus. They sent me home with a pair until mine arrive.

      They worked great for about 5 hours then the high pitch sound came through. So I didn’t wear them for most of Tuesday. Wednesday I didn’t start out with them but it was my best morning in a long time, not much noise, then when I started to notice the ringing I put them in and they worked great for about 3 hours and now they don’t help.

      I was told that with the new ones I will be able to change the masker for when the pitch changes to a higher one. Just feeling that sense of normalcy for a bit is worth it to me until I can adjust with it more.
       

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