Noise-Induced Tinnitus Question — If I Plug Both Ears, Tinnitus Is Almost Non-Existent, But...

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tibberz, Jun 7, 2015.

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    1. Tibberz
      Supportive

      Tibberz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      5 9mm Gunshots
      Both my ears ring currently.

      When I put my pinkie in one ear, the T in that ear seems to be ungodly loud (even perhaps a different tone). But if I plug both ears, my T is almost non existent compared to what it was a few weeks ago. Is this common? Why would it be loud if only plugging one ear? The extra loudness literally disappears the moment the other ear is plugged.
       
    2. deanalewis

      deanalewis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Think of T as the gain being turned up as it hears the missing frequency in your other ear hence if you plug both of them your brain turns it down I would expect hearing aids would probably help you
       

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