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    1. JimA
      Conehead

      JimA Member

      Location:
      Spring Valley, Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      hi everyone, i am new to this forum, but not new to T. i have been diagnoced with T and struggling with it for 3 years now. I work around very high pitched noices and the sounds stay with me night and day. I would like to communicate to anyone and everyone who might have some incite into dealing with this high pitched noices inside my head
       
    2. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      Mine is really high picked too. I often think a lower tone would be more bareable. I'm jealous of people who explain there tinnitus as a low tone or whooshing.
      I'm only 4 weeks in. So I haven't got much advise, sorry.
      3 years is quite a long time. Are you having a spike? Or has it got higher pitch?
       
    3. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Hi Jim, welcome to the group. Have you done the basics like seeing an ENT, get a hearing test, seen your family Dr. about giving you something to calm your brain down, it won't make the perceived noise lower but meds will help you get through the day a little better. So who have you been seeing/talking to about your tinnitus all this time?

      Also, have a look at the different forums here on TT there are many many posts that can be informative.
       
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    4. JimA
      Conehead

      JimA Member

      Location:
      Spring Valley, Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Hi Gary, I have seen my local Dr. and in turn he sent me to get an MRI in the case the my T was of the pulsation variety. The concern was that I might have a tumor. The MRI was ok, so they put that to rest. I then went to an audiologist who determined my hearing is normal. I then was sent to a ENT specialist who in most regards told me that T is something the medical community is not sure to how treat. So as of now my T is increasingly getting louder well and higher pictured as well. I have been taking Zoloft for up to 20 years as well. Are you taking something that is helping your head?
       
    5. JimA
      Conehead

      JimA Member

      Location:
      Spring Valley, Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      yes I am having spikes and the pitch is getting much louder. Much more noticeable in the afternoons and evenings. Thank you for the post.
       
    6. JimA
      Conehead

      JimA Member

      Location:
      Spring Valley, Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      I forgot that I have also seen an hypnotist, a chiropractor, and an acupuncturist as well
       
    7. gary
      Transparent

      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      There is a forum here dedicated to pulsating tinnitus, click on Forums then scroll down until you find it. Yes I am on a Valium to take the edge off. Not much an ENT can really do as far as treatment, just the standard tests you have had, maybe recommend a a masker.
       
    8. alifalijohn

      alifalijohn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/14
      Hello Jim A , I have T almost 3 months now, I am thinking about going to a acupuncturist..did this help for you also the chiropractor? Please let me know..Thanks, all the best to you!
       
    9. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      @JimA what was the cause of your T?
       
    10. Ken219
      No Mood

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      'I work around very high pitched noices and the sounds stay with me night and day' Do you wear ear protection? Do you think you have T because of your job?
       
    11. JimA
      Conehead

      JimA Member

      Location:
      Spring Valley, Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Hi, I did not have any success with either the acupuncturist or the chiropractor. Thanks for contacting me.
       
    12. JimA
      Conehead

      JimA Member

      Location:
      Spring Valley, Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      i do think that i have tinnitis because of my job, and yes, the sounds stay with me night and day. I have special hearing protection that i had custom made by a company called Sonus.
       
    13. JimA
      Conehead

      JimA Member

      Location:
      Spring Valley, Wi
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      i think the cause of my tinnitis are the sounds that I work around all day.
       
    14. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Hi Jim,

      I find, and there's research to back this up, that I retain an acoustic memory of some sounds for a time. My high pitched noise came up when I was working in an office that had some old electronic equipment that only I could hear whining. The sound just kind of stuck after a while.

      If you think of what are called "ear worms" - annoying clips of tunes that can play constantly in your head when you don't want to hear them - then that's a good analogy for your brain remembering a sound and reproducing it.

      So if getting away from the workspace is a possibility then that's a good thing to do, you can move to another job at the same company maybe? I did that 10 years ago because I was working in very noisy areas, it seemed to help me.
       
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