Louder Tinnitus = Worse Hearing Loss?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mclyra, Dec 1, 2015.

    1. Mclyra

      Mclyra Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hello everyone,

      My t is bothering me more in the last few weeks. I have moderate hearing loss in one ear (and recently developed discomfort and some t in the other but that's another story ).

      I seem to be hearing as much as I did before, but could this mean my hearing is getting worse? And can it be due to stress? I've undergone weight loss surgery recently so stress is an issue. I am new to this.

      I try to beat this but some days it does beat me. :(
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Mclyra,
      Stress is a big factor in increasing tinnitus so try do what you can to relax your self and see if your doctor can help you if stress becomes a problem.

      I would get your ears checked out for wax build up and get your hearing tested again if it's been about 2 years since your last one.
      Do you wear a hearing aid?....lots of love glynis
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    3. derpytia

      derpytia Member Benefactor

      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      Losing more hearing in the upper frequencies can lead to increased levels of T as well as new and louder tones. Go get your hearing checked just in case.
    4. AUTHOR

      Mclyra Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Thank you,

      My loss is in low frequencies and it was in one ear and then the next about 15 days ago, after surgery. I had my hearing tested two months ago. No hearing aids, I still hear just fine...

      I'll see what the doctor says.
      Thank you!

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