Music Still Sounds Broken

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jason C, Oct 28, 2016.

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    1. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Well, 5 months in.

      Music sounds broken, like a busted speaker. :(

      Question is, how much damage has this alarm done too my hearing??? Is there any test too tell this??

      I was exposed to a very powerful alarm for several minutes and close range.

      I can hear speech fine, birds singing, my watch ticking on my desk etc but music sounds broken like a broken speaker with a rattle :(

      The T itself isn't crazy loud thankfully and sleep has improved. Sometimes I can't hear it at all.

      Hyperacusis has improved a lot and things like plates banging together or traffic noise isn't as bad as it was.

      I miss my music :( I try and listen too it but it just sounds crap. It has improved a little but still not clear. (I do not use headphones)

      Basic audiogram shows a dip a 4K but hearing is classed as normal.

      I am thinking my acoustic trauma is more like blast damage rather than noise induced from the likes of a concert etc

      This along with balance issues, T and self loathing :(

      Thoughts??

      You lot have been a great help these last 5 months. Thankyou for all your support.

      Still awaiting appointment with ent not that they will be any good.
       
      Last edited: Oct 28, 2016
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Have you noticed if its surround sound music you have trouble with or if it's from one side of the room etc.
      My tinnitus is sever and bilateral and do suffer greatly locating sound but find music better if coming from in front of me unlike music in a store etc...lots of love glynis
       
    3. Artemis2K
      Blah

      Artemis2K Member

      I got similar problems, though probably worse. What is your hearing range?
       
    4. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Dosent seem to matter, the rattle is there during music at the gym, at home on front facing speakers, radio at work, music in stores, I don't think it's the tinnitus that causes the rattle I think it's frequency loss I could understand it if I had other issues hearing but speech, phone, audio books etc all fine. Some have suggested hyperacusis but I feel that has faded a lot.
       
    5. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Well I have only been tested on a standard audio test so far and was told my hearing was within normal range with a 5db dip at 4K everything else was within 10db

      When I test myself on the YouTube tests I can hear up to 14kish

      I am 37.
       
    6. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Fingers crossed as your hyperacusis settles your music becomes more clear.
      Hope ENT can come up with answers also after a hearing test etc.
      Stay positive as your making progress and that's great to hear.....lots of love glynis
       
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    7. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      I do fell things are improving especially in the last few weeks witch is odd after 5 months but things do sounds better.

      For example playing a computer game last month the cars sounded like a grinder but now they sound a lot like they used too.

      Progress is progress.
       
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    8. Artemis2K
      Blah

      Artemis2K Member

      I actually have about the same average. Both ears are 10 dB with my left having a notch of 15 db in 4khz, and another at 2khz. Cannot hear passed 14khz. It's a pain. Music hasn't been a joy in a long time, years really.

      Hope things get better for you. We are getting so much closer to hearing regeneration, so one day we will be able to hear clearly again. The main obstacle I think for people like us who are in normal range is how they do the treatment without harm.
       
    9. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Is your T noise induced too??

      Yea it really kills me, I could relax for hours just watching music vids on you tube and a couple of glasses of wine. Now I can't relax at all and music sounds crap.

      I absolutely hate myself.
       
    10. Artemis2K
      Blah

      Artemis2K Member

      Yes. I was really foolish in my teenage years, and now I have very loud tinnitus. It drowns out the sound of crickets from its loudness.

      Not only that, but I also have occasional muscular and pulsatile tinnitus. My left ear also feels rather dull, and my right ear slightly does as well. Sometimes I worry I might have hyperacusis, because my niece crying or screeching infuriates me.

      The good news is, in your age, not being able to hear above 14khz is rather trivial. Most people around your age cannot hear passed 15khz. In my case, it's pretty bad. I'm 22.
       
    11. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Has your T gotten worse over time??
      Along with T I have balance issues and feel unsteady, pulsatile T, aural fullness although that comes and goes.
      One of my staff is 27, listens to his MP3 player a lot and it's loud, I have warned him but of course he dosent listen lol he can't hear past 14k either but as yet has no T.
      I could deal with all my problem a lot easier if I could enjoy music.
       
    12. Artemis2K
      Blah

      Artemis2K Member

      Yes, it has. I did those frequency tests on YouTube regularly, but would turn up the volume when I couldn't hear. Eventually I switched to a single 16khz volume and put that on loud often. This was a year ago, and now I cannot hear passed 14khz. I was an idiot.

      I kept trying to test my hearing this way because my family thought I was being a hypochondriac and I had no way to figure out what was going on, so I kept experimenting different things to solve the mystery. This ended up making me worse. :/
       
    13. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      How long have you had T?? Do you experience balance issues??

      My fear is that the T gets worse as the ringing is actually not a massive issue at the moment, it's the balance, aural fullness, broken music etc that are the real problem along with not being able to go into noisy places as they just seem way too loud.
       
    14. Artemis2K
      Blah

      Artemis2K Member

      I've had tinnitus for as pong as I can remember. Probably since 10 maybe. It got significantly worse when I was 17.

      My left ear feels lighter than my right, if you'd consider that a balance issue. Maybe I do have some permanent fullness, not sure. All I know is that the hearing loss I acquired in the last two years has made me lose some feeling of my surroundings, if that makes sense.
       
    15. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      15db is still in normal range unless you mean a 15db dip passed normal range which would be 35db?
       
    16. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I'm starting to notice some improvement in my ability to perceive music almost normally again....three years later.
       
    17. VRZ78

      VRZ78 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      infection
      I feel your pain... Before I would spend hours at night just listening to music but now it's impossible. I can listen on speakers at low volume but I don't enjoy it cause it sounds bad and headphones are impossible as after two or three songs the distorsion increases and can last for days...
       
    18. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @PaulBe
      That's good news Paul and I hope things continue to improve for you. It took me 4 years to habituate to tinnitus for the 2nd time. I am a positive thinking person but the condtion at times took me to my lowest ebb. I was unable to read a book for two years and never thought I would be at the stage I am now. Keep positive and never give up.
      All the best
      Michael
       
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