My Tinnitus Tries to Be Louder Than My Surroundings — I'm Confused

Discussion in 'Support' started by Alasdare, Jul 27, 2019.

    1. Alasdare
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      Alasdare Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      So I'm 19 and have had my tinnitus for 4/5 years, and only recently (3-4 days ago) I've experienced tinnitus which increases in volume when my surroundings increase in volume.

      It's as if the tinnitus is trying to be louder than my surroundings. If anyone knows anything about what this could be, message me.

      It's usually just a constant noise which can change from day to day but this is kinda different. Also, it's only in my left ear.
       
    2. spedgas
      Gloomy

      spedgas Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Mine does this too. I can’t explain it and it’s driving me crazy.
       
    3. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      Yes I get this too...
       
    4. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017. Worsened 10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones and/or HPPD?
      People call this "reactive tinnitus". A few members here have posted about it
       
    5. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Alasdare
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      Alasdare Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Cool Thanks!
       
    6. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017. Worsened 10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones and/or HPPD?
      Just know that the term is not official, it's a term that people on forums have coined to describe what they are experiencing
       
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    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Alasdare
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      Alasdare Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yeah, I mean it's not official because of the fact that tinnitus reacts to everything, depending on the person, but its more of an auditory reaction which people use the term for.
       
    8. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      I believe that some loud sounds cover some frequencies of our tinnitus so that it appears different, that’s what I believe is actually happening rather than it changing. I live under the flight path and when the planes go over my tinnitus squeaks. But I think I am left with the frequency that is not covered by the noise.

      I also think that sometimes it appears louder in noise but it’s just that we’re expecting it to be lower when actually the noise is not at the frequency of our tinnitus so it can’t cover it. Then you move to a quiet room and the tinnitus almost feels better than when it’s in noise. That’s because in noise we get tinnitus plus the noise disturbance and it’s a insult on the senses.
       
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    9. Ryzen

      Ryzen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bose Sleepbuds
      It's your ears and brain coping with hearing loss. There's a frequency in your surroundings that they can no longer translate, so your internal gain is being turned up to compensate.
       
    10. Mister Muso
      Busy

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Somatic tinnitus is another term for it. I have spells when i get it every time I move, but it's not constant every day. There can be many physical factors contributing to this condition. It's about finding how to manage it and give the body a chance to heal. An ENT doctor may help identify something, if you are lucky. Obviously try to limit your time in noisy environments in the meantime, and use hearing protection when things don't feel right or when you are at risk from further noise damage.
       

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