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Discussion in 'Support' started by Sam Bridge, May 11, 2016.

    1. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Hi All

      First post here but have been reading the forum on and off for some time now. I think i have had T for about 4 years now. I saw an ENT in December and had various tests done. I remember him saying my hearing is normal with a dip at 4k?

      Generally i would say i can hear okay but certain films can be hard because of mumbling actors, I guess we all have that problem here?

      My audiogram is below if anyone wants to intepret what it means because i don't really know myself.
       

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    2. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      I couldn't fully hear and understand film/tv dialogues, if my life even depended on it :)
       
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      AUTHOR
      Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      It is so annoying. I would say i understand about 80 percent of dialogue, but then theres background noise/quick/mumbled speaking.
       
    4. New Guy
      Doh

      New Guy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      Sam,

      I'm a new member here and my audio test is almost a carbon copy of yours; except, my music is power equipment not an instrument I play.

      I haven't noticed an issue with understanding the TV because I used to crank it up so loud. Now that I've got H I go easy on the volume and hit rewind more than I used to but I think about 10% of the dialog is spoken too fast or mumbled or not what we expect anyway.

      Did your T come on suddenly or gradually build up? Can you trace it to one moment? Both ENT's I saw said mine was caused by my 30 years or using power equipment. I feel like I can trace it to one event but that's perhaps just what put me over the threshold. In the end no one really knows.

      Has your T gone down in volume or annoyance since you got it?

      Thanks,

      New Guy
       
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      AUTHOR
      Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Hi New guy

      It was very gradual over the passed 3-4 years. I would say i have been to around 40+ comcerts before i started to notice this mild t i have. I am 29 now for reference and started going to comcerts from age 16+.
       
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    6. dpdx
      Depressed

      dpdx Member

      Location:
      Greenland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music (2017), worsened by Caloric Test (Ear syringing)
      You have mild t?
      I face the same issue mumbling actors and sometimes i cant catch words.
       
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    7. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      I would say it is mild yeah.
       
    8. dpdx
      Depressed

      dpdx Member

      Location:
      Greenland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music (2017), worsened by Caloric Test (Ear syringing)
      Did you do an audiogram?
       
    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      It's in the first post in this thread.
       
    10. dpdx
      Depressed

      dpdx Member

      Location:
      Greenland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music (2017), worsened by Caloric Test (Ear syringing)
      We have same dip
       
    11. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Interesting, my t is only in my right ear. Is yours both?

      Any idea what “tympanogram is wide” means? I think it was a pressure test he did. My t ear always seems a bit full but i can releive it by pulling the lobe and popping my ear which releives it temporarily.
       
    12. dpdx
      Depressed

      dpdx Member

      Location:
      Greenland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music (2017), worsened by Caloric Test (Ear syringing)
      Left ear mostly
       

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