New Here; Lots Sounds: Tinnitus Worse or Better with Geographic Location?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Lisa981, Aug 1, 2015.


Have you noticed your tinnitus get better or worse depending on your geographic location?

  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
  2. No

    6 vote(s)
  3. I don't know - never thought about it.

    0 vote(s)
    1. Lisa981

      Lisa981 Member

      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Don't know. :-(
      Hi, I just found this site after googling tinnitus tonight. I've had intermittent T since I was 8 or 9. Always a high pitched whine that went away. Between 2005 and 2007, I noticed I was hearing a soft sound almost all the time, but it was masked by living in a busy area of town. As recently as a year and a half ago, after moving from SA, TX to middle Georgia, I started hearing 3-5 distinctly different pitches, some high, some mid range, and simultaneously and in both ears, though slightly different in each ear. In the past 6 mos, I've experienced fluttering in my left ear, clicking, and tonight a low frequency hum in my left ear I've never heard before that sent me in search of answers.

      I can thankfully tune everything out during the day, but at night when it's quiet, I hear it constantly. Its strange, but I feel like it kind of keeps me company. (Weird, huh?)

      Curiously, I went to Vegas for the first time in April this year. In my hotel room at the Luxor, I noticed I had absolutely no tinnitus at all, but as soon as I got home, I could hear it again.

      Has anyone else noticed that your tinnitus goes away uncertain geographical locations? Are there any studies related to geographical areas or humidity or other unusual correlations? My conspiracy theory infatuated brain wonders if there is a link between tinnitus and all the electronic clutter bouncing around from satellites, cell towers, radio waves, etc. I just keep asking myself why I didn't have it in Vegas and why it's worse in GA than it was in TX.
    2. Karen

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, @Lisa981,

      I wonder about that, as well. What could be affecting your tinnitus is the difference in barometric pressure between Texas and Georgia. I live in Georgia, too, and there is a lot more humidity here than there is in Texas. The same is true of the Las Vegas area. That can have a profound effect on some of us.

      Another thing that could have happened is that, when you went on vacation, you were distracted by being in a new place and having so many activities going on. I've noticed that when I've been on vacation, my tinnitus has seemed less bothersome. That might have been what happened to you, too.

      I think I've heard others mention that same thing, about being on vacation.

      I'll be interested to see what the final results of your poll are.

      Best wishes,
    3. Rube

      Rube Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      I agree with this as the same has happened to me. If you're in a new and unfamiliar area, the mind has many "new" things to worry about than t.
      • Agree Agree x 2
    4. shadbek

      shadbek Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have similar experience. My T goes away if I move to the Southern part of the region where I live.

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