Kiss on the Ear, No Pain Afterwards. Can Tinnitus Permanently Spike?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Egg, Apr 23, 2019.

    1. Egg

      Egg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma (Concert)
      Hi,

      Last night I received a kiss on the ear (by accident) and although it was quite loud I didn't experience immediate changes in tinnitus or any sensation of fullness. However, when I got back to a quieter setting I noticed that a new tone in my tinnitus had gotten louder. It wasn't a completely new tone since I was already mid-spike due to having the cold/a fever at the moment. What scared me was that it seems more persistent.

      I made an appointment to see an ENT in 2 days, but I am wondering, does no immediate pain or fullness sensation indicate that it might be fine after all? Or as a general rule, is a kiss on the ear always dangerous and harmful. Do you think the spike might go away - and the kiss might not have caused permanent damage?

      Please let me know your stories... I am very worried at the moment and don't know what to do. I had just habituated to my old tinnitus and was doing really well...
       
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    2. erik
      Cool

      erik Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012 or earlier?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Yes, I think your spike will go away. Last Thursday, I had a soccer game. I was next to the ref and he blew the whistle. Immediately, my T spiked and I had ear fullness. It lasted for a few days but eventually went back to how it was before. I believe yours will also. These types of things are generally not permanent.
       
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    3. LAnative
      Swamped

      LAnative Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gunshot
      You'll be back to baseline in some time. Don't fret, friend.

      I've been kissed on the ear many times since my T started (my people do the two cheek kiss to say hello), some fullness and spike, but no lasting damage. You'll be good.
       
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    4. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Wow. This is becoming an epidemic.
       
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    5. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Egg

      Egg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma (Concert)
      Your post really scared me though... Did you experience this? If so how are you doing now?
       
    6. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      2 weeks later and still the same. I am very optimistic that it will settle though.
       
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      Egg

      Egg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma (Concert)
      Have you gone to an audiologist though. Also is it intrusive. Mine is a super subtle but very high pitched addition to my baseline relatively low pitched tinnitus.
       
    8. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      An audiologist? Not yet.
      Just a little.
      Same here. My baseline has greatly diminished and I can't hear it unless I plug my ears.


      Does yours seem like it is in both sides even though the kiss was in one ear?
       
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      AUTHOR
      Egg

      Egg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma (Concert)
      No it's just the right ear. But usually it's my right ear that spikes.. I also have the flu and some congestion currently so I was mid-spike. It's hard to tell rn what's what
       
    10. monkey legs

      monkey legs Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1991
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear injury (paintball)
      Im sure it will return to baseline T. Mine always does (touch wood so far). What I have done is find a sound which I know masks my normal Tinnitus level. For me its the rushing water of the bathroom tap. The decibel level and "type" of sound it produces seems to mask my T completely.

      So if I have a spike which I think has increased the volume of the T, I can check with the baseline sound to see if it has objectively changed. Most of the time it has not, its just my mind getting attached to a short change in the Tinnitus frequency.

      So if you can find your own baseline sound, you can check against, it may re-assure you.

      Peace & Love.
       

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