Lifelong Tinnitus — I Want to Learn More About the Causes of Tinnitus

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    1. voyager

      voyager Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I have had tinnitus for as long as I can remember, since at least 5 years old, maybe younger.

      It has been constant and variable in sounds and intensity, but is always there, never actually masking my hearing, but sometimes competing with it.

      I have never done anything for or about it.
      It's a natural part of my life that I have accepted and live with.
      I only hear it on those rare occasions when it catches my attention and I concentrate on it.
      It really doesn't bother me much other than not understanding why I experience it as I do.

      I'd like to learn more about the causes to gain an understanding of it.
      The info I find online concerning it is too simplistic to really tell much about it.
      What I end up inferring is that no one really knows too much about the whys and wherefores of it.
      I am looking for in-depth information concerning it for my understanding.

      I don't have a lot of hope for success, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. Any good places to look into this?
    2. Kendra

      Kendra Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSNHL/ Acoustic Trauma
    3. AUTHOR

      voyager Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Thanks Kendra.

      At least some of the recordings are somewhat informative. But, they still comes across a bit like someone's telling how to chase a ghost they can't see. Although, that is an apt comparison to what tinnitus is.

      Which brings up the question:

      How do you describe what only you can hear, or other senses?

      The more you think about it, the more complicated it gets.
      One may always be stuck with: Only you will know what is being sensed.
      Tinnitus is as personal as one's thoughts.
      Need to do a bit more listening to these.

      I might also take a look at tinnitus articles in The Hearing Journal.
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