New Spike After Loud Bang Next to My Ear, Will It Go Away?

Discussion in 'Support' started by dorje, Jan 27, 2018.

    1. dorje
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      dorje Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, might be ENT
      So I've been having tinnitus for 2 months now, it was becoming quieter and quieter, and just today I've started suffering from massive spike after accident at work in the morning, basically few metal trays fell on metal surface just next to me, I didn't worry at the begging as I was fine, but after some time I developed massive spike, which is still lasting.

      So at the moment my T is back to level from the beginning, two months ago. What are the chances that it will go away and settle down and how long do you think that will take?

      I'm so angry at myself, that I wasn't careful enough. Ugh.....
       
    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Hi @dorje

      Try not to be too hard on yourself. Spikes in tinnitus happens and it's nothing that you have done wrong. Your audiotry system is healing and it sounds to me that you have some hyperacusis, and if this is the case, you probably have suffered a noise trauma brought on by "loud noise" I am just saying this is a possibilty. If you used headphones regularly or regularly attended places where loud music was played, prior to the onset of your tinnitus. Then exposure to loud noise is the likely cause.

      In any case you are in the very early stages of tinnitus and it will take time for your auditory system to recover. This can take time up to 18 months. Many people make improvement withing the first 6 months to a year. Use a sound machine at night by your bedside. Please read my article: Tinnitus, A Personal View, on my started threads.

      Please do not start wearing earplugs or earmuffs to protect your hearing as this usually, lowers the loudness threshold of the auditory system and make your ears more sensitive to sound. By all means use noise reducing earplugs in noisy surroundings but don't oversuse them.

      Best of luck and give it time.
      Michael
       
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    3. glynis
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      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Try not to worry as these out of the blue accidents happen and worrying about it won't do any good.
      Im sure it will settle down over the next few days.
      Love glynis
       
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      dorje
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      dorje Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, might be ENT
      I might have hyperacusis as I noticed that when I work, where the sound is quite often 60 db, my T is louder then when I stay at home in quiet, having day off. But to be honest I don't know what to think, before my tinnitus I hardly ever used headphones or attended loud places.

      Btw. Michael, I live in Brighton too :)

      Thank you :)
       
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      dorje
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      dorje Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, might be ENT
      Just a little update,
      Spike lasted more then 24 hours and went away today afternoon. So glad.
       
    6. glynis
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      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @dorje,
      Thank you for your up date!
      May it continue.
      Love glynis
       
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