My Tinnitus Started One Morning When I Woke Up — I'm from Greece, Hello Everyone!

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    1. athan86
      Angelic

      athan86 Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      30-5-2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hello to all. My name is Athanasios and I am from Greece. I have been experiencing tinnitus symptom since 30/5/2020. It started one morning when I woke up and start noticing a sound like old TV. It is high pitched, around 8,000 Hz. From then, I have had it 24/7. I went to my ENT and the audiogram showed a problematic frequency similar to my tinnitus frequency. I also asked my physiotherapist to help me with some exercises to help my body. I saw good results to my body, but not for tinnitus.

      Luckily, it drops in severity when I am sleeping. After I wake up, gradually increases. I am trying to stay calm when it get worse and live healthy. I stopped to drink coffee to avoid caffeine and smoking.

      I can't keep it secret that I want to be cured one day. I have heard about Lenire, but it seems hard to buy it in Greece. If you know some good possible treatments, just let me know.

      It is hard to have cicadas in your ears all the time.
       
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    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      HI @athan86

      Although it reads below your avatar cause of tinnitus unknown, this is not usually the case as something usually causes it. The most common cause is exposure to loud noise, using headphones, earbuds or headset at too loud a volume. Stress can cause it too. If you are a regular user of headphones/earbuds/headset then this is likely to be responsible for the tinnitus.

      I don't recommend you starting any form of tinnitus treatment at the moment as it likely to improve by itself with time, particularly if it's noise induced. Are you oversensitive to sound? Please click on the links below and read my posts that you might find helpful. Try to avoid quiet rooms during the day and especially at night. This can be achieved by using low level sound enrichment. More about this is explained in the links below.

      I advise that you don't use any type of headphones even at low volume.

      Take care
      Michael

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/new-to-tinnitus-what-to-do.12558/
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tinnitus-a-personal-view.18668/
       
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    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      athan86
      Angelic

      athan86 Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      30-5-2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thank you for your reply. I use headphones for many hours per day, but I don't increase the volume. I never liked high volume music. I don't know... My ENT said that it may be caused by damaged cochlear hair cells. I read that there are some clinical trials tryig to recover these hair cells. I would like to participate in these trials, but it's hard to find anything in my country. I almost forgot to mention, I suffer from Palatal Myoclonus, but it has improved recently. I suspect that these spasms may have caused tinnitus.
       
    4. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      As I mentioned in my previous post the most common cause of tinnitus is exposure to loud noise. Typically caused by headphones, earbuds, headset. Working in a noisy environment etc. Most of the people that visit this forum have Noise induced tinnitus caused by headphone use especially when used for long periods. Other tinnitus forums I visit many of the people got tinnitus from headphones.

      I am here to give advice and suggest, to stop using headphones even at low volume and to never use them again, as you risk making the tinnitus worse.

      I wish you well.
      Michael
       
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    5. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Have you experienced any fading compared to how it was three months ago?
       
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      AUTHOR
      athan86
      Angelic

      athan86 Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      30-5-2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      No, unfortunately not. I am just more calm about tinnitus. The first month it was nightmarish. I noticed today a low pitched buzz, never happened before. At the same time, I have the usual tinnitus sound. The new sound is not loud, but I feel stressed about that. Is it possible to have different frequencies broken?
       
    7. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      It is possible to be hearing multiple tinnitus sounds...

      Many people whose tinnitus hasn't faded report finally beginning to experience habituation after about 2.5-3 years...
       
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    8. SadMan
      Tired

      SadMan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Hello Bill,

      I think you have done a lot of research on tinnitus and that's why you have a lot of knowledge.

      I have 2 questions for you, I would be glad if you could answer.

      - Regardless whether tinnitus is caused by acoustic trauma or ototoxicity, is the part that is ultimately damaged the same?

      - My tinnitus level increases sometimes and sometimes decreases. Will it keep fluctuating after 2-3 years? That is, even if the sound is permanent, will the sound intensity stabilize after a certain period of time?
       
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      athan86
      Angelic

      athan86 Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      30-5-2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I just tried to do a ''home-made'' audiogram test. I know, it can't be taken seriously, but I think it shows my issue at 8.000 Hz.

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      AUTHOR
      athan86
      Angelic

      athan86 Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      30-5-2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I have high pitched tinnitus around 9 kHz.

      But I wonder what type of tinnitus I have.

      Sometimes it's more severe, sometimes not so much. But most of the time it is intense. I am struggling to say exactly how it is, it's like I have cicadas into my head or a high pitched eeeee I suffer from it from 30/5/20. Can I call it chronic? Acute? Please help.

      The real problem is that doctors strangely don't seem to consider about tinnitus seriously, so I don't think an ENT can tell me what exactly I have.

      My question is how to decide what I have and who? Maybe an online test? Maybe a doctor I don't know? The doctors only say that it doesn't have cure and that's all. But I want to know what the hell I have. This is important because if one day a treatment appears, I want to know that this treatment is for me.

      ................................................................

      I know that nowadays tinnitus is not measurable. All I want to know is if the general label "tinnitus" is enough, or I have to be most specific. As I mentioned above, many researchers are trying to prepare medication. I want to be ready for it to receive the right therapy.
       
    11. hopes

      hopes Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I think that they just have no idea what's going on in most cases of tinnitus.
       
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      AUTHOR
      athan86
      Angelic

      athan86 Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      30-5-2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Is there any connection between tinnitus and palatal myoclonus?

      I forgot to mention it before; I have suffered from palatal myoclonus since 2015. Maybe it caused my tinnitus?
       
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