Low Frequency Tinnitus Appeared Suddenly Two Days Ago

Discussion in 'Support' started by Eric N, Oct 5, 2018.

    1. Eric N

      Eric N Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      Two days ago out of the blue a new tinnitus tone, very low frequency, 160Hz, started

      I thought it was the neighbors' TV noise through the wall.

      Not sure what caused this, only thing out of the ordinary is I took 2x500mg extra strength Tylenol over a period of 24h.

      Any ideas? Does low frequency tinnitus have any significance?
       
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    2. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
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    3. AUTHOR
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      Eric N

      Eric N Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      I can still hear the pitch on my phone with background noise from PC speaker, I don't feel my hear is changed.

      But it is get worse! don't know what to do
       
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    4. Audiophile_bg
      Furious

      Audiophile_bg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Olanzapine/MRI
      Hello Eric. I also have the low pitched tinnitus and its horrifying. Can you mask your with anything?
       
    5. OnceUponaTime
      Busy

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Low pitch for 3 years now.... Try masking with other low pitch sounds from air purifiers, fans, fish tanks, air conditioners, air humidifiers and such. Hopefully It is just temporary.

      Can you hear it outsisde?

      @Audiophile_bg
      How are you doing? How long have you had the low pitch?
       
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    6. Audiophile_bg
      Furious

      Audiophile_bg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Olanzapine/MRI
      @OnceUponaTime I've had it for a month and a half now. The volume has subsided significantly. While i was on the medicine that i think gave me the T, the humming was unbearable. Thank you for the tips, low sounds do mask the sound itself but not the eardrum flutters. Now, its much better, but i'm worried that i still feel the vibrations in my ear/head. I'm following other threads about low pitched T. @Eric N , you are not alone.
      Hugs to everyone.
       
    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Eric N

      Eric N Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      I think it's two low frequency sounds competing, it getting harder to mask.

      I started taking NAC 1200mg/day but so far its not helping.

      Doesn't ototoxic medication start with high frequency hearing loss?

      It's horrible that there is nothing I can do now expect wait
       
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    8. Audiophile_bg
      Furious

      Audiophile_bg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Olanzapine/MRI
      Hey @Eric N ! How are you feeling now? The fact that you have two low hum sounds must be stressful, but we are here for you! If you don't have a vibration feeling caused by the Tinnitus, try Fans or Air purifiers like OnceUponATime suggested. Technically I developped a high pitched electronic ring in my right ear, along with the low intrusive hum in the left ear. The reality is I can ignore the high pitch T, but the low humming is just unbearable. if you don't have the headzaps, you can mask it better. For me it subsided so im confident it will for you too.
      Hugs. :)
       
    9. Redocooking

      Redocooking Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Genetics possibly
      Cut back on foods with alot of salt, sodium, and sugar.

      If you're a stomach sleeper, try to slowly adjust and sleep on your sides and back.

      Massage your neck and face since sometimes it's pressure that causes T.

      Most of all don't stress and get 8 hours of sleep everynight, it will get better.
       
    10. OnceUponaTime
      Busy

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I too had the ear flutters for about 2 months, and thank God, it went away.

      @Eric N
      I dont think the Tylenol was the cause of the low t. Maybe stress?
       
    11. Basshell
      Suicidal

      Basshell Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      It is indeed. I have vibrsting bass pounding rasping noise going on.abd it is a killer. I know because I can also compare it to run going and static which I have as well and this is putting me into jump off a cliff territor.
       
    12. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      @Basshell If I was you, I would go to my GP and say hi doc and describe the above. I would ask the doc, how about some basic blood work including FBC, ESR, blood chemistry, clotting and lipid profile. I would also talk to your GP about getting a MRA on neck and behind the ears. You may just have a vein or nerve that needs treatment. A MRA is a doper ultra sound. The decibel level is about 35 - ear plugs would do just fine.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Eric N

      Eric N Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      I have not improved at all, I actually got worse with more new tones, I will see an ent at the end of the month.
       
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    14. Audiophile_bg
      Furious

      Audiophile_bg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Olanzapine/MRI
      God, I'm sorry about this. Are the new tones low or high pitched?
       
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      AUTHOR
      Eric N

      Eric N Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      Low tones under 1K, something is seriously wrong and I don't know who to go see about it the ENT is going to be completely useless
       
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    16. Audiophile_bg
      Furious

      Audiophile_bg Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Olanzapine/MRI
      I feel for you Eric. I am worried that my ear issue might be myoclonus, though this is my conjecture, since nobody would be bothered to examine me for it. I'd hate to have this condition.....

      Generally.... I find low pitched tinnitus to be more intrusive and anxiety-inducing.
      Then again all tinnitus is hell.
       
    17. missingsilence
      Depressed

      missingsilence Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Hell on Earth
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who am I kidding, its got to be noise :/
      Sorry to hear that :( It's incredible to see that you have had so many permanent increases. Makes me sad.

      Mine started in 2015, got significantly worse in 2017 and since then I have added two new tones my orchestra. The latest is also a low frequency hum in my right ear. It came out of nowhere.

      I'd go to an ENT just to get a checkup and track the state of my hearing. Each time I go, I feel some sort of hope, yet at the same time I can more or less predict what they will tell me.
       
    18. OnceUponaTime
      Busy

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      @Eric N So sorry you have not improved yet. Some spikes take months to settle down. Are you getting headaches too??

      So true. I stopped going years ago.
       
    19. Ksy24

      Ksy24 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Anyone have relief from the vibrating hum sound? I’m going crazy with this! When I plug my ear completely it goes away. It’s mainly my right ear. I am concerned it could be vascular but I would think the sound wouldn’t stop with ear plugging. I am hoping someone has some answers since no doctor can figure it out.
       
    20. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I have the same thing guys.

      Here's what's interesting about it.... Its here on its own, but is made worse anytime a sound of similar frequency is made, so, a jet flying overhead at first, the AC unit running, etc.

      I found out that if I place my head with my ear touching the pillow and the top of my skull touching the wooden headboard in my bed upstairs, I can hear the vibration of the AC unit which is outside, downstairs. It mimics the pattern of that running.

      If I go into the laundry room which is in the center of the house and well insulated, the humming mostly stops (although not entirely at times).

      If Im standing and touch my chin to my chest with my mouth closed, and then tilt head back and repeat, I can hear my ears click.

      Mine started out with this low end really bad, loud, and unstoppable. Prednisone stopped it after a few days, but it returned after that, at a lower volume. It then went away for roughly a week, and now it's back again.

      It's terribly frustrating, but I really suspect it's mechanical or inflammation related, and will pass.
       

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