Noise Induced Tinnitus vs. Mechanical Induced Tinnitus — General Prognosis?

Discussion in 'Support' started by punkaddict, Jun 10, 2019.

    1. punkaddict
      Cynical

      punkaddict Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Self-syringing (I think?)
      Hey guys,

      I've seen this question brought up a few times but never really any conclusive answers due to the ambiguity of this condition.

      If you've read my intro, I believe my chronic tinnitus started when I used too much pressure with an ear syringe labelled as 'safe' about 3 months ago, as evidenced by high pitched sensorineural hearing loss.

      I just wondered about the general prognosis of this compared to noise induced tinnitus. Are they similar? Does the fact that I somewhat forced the outcome mean I'm not genetically susceptible to it worsening? It's quite a weird unlikely cause so all I have to compare it to is noise induced cases, which all generally seem permanent.

      Am I really screwed for life by a flimsy deceitful piece of plastic?:grumpy:
       
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    2. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Noise induced tends to improve if it isn't from long-term exposure from what I believe. I'm not sure about self-syringing though, or syringing. Every case I've read on that doesn't tend to like completely fade when it is 'mechanical-induced.'
       
    3. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I think what can help one to accurately forecast what will likely happen in the future, is not the cause, but whether you have been experiencing any fading during the first three months or so after the onset.
       
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    4. AUTHOR
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      punkaddict
      Cynical

      punkaddict Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Self-syringing (I think?)
      Yes it seems like that would be a good indicator. I'm not really sure what counts as 'fading' though. I've had days where its quieter, but never a quiet day, its generally constant in quiet spaces.

      Not sure if the louder moments are just caused by particular foods or smoking, although never experienced any direct increase instantly by the latter.

      Is fading defined as exponentially getting quieter or just occasional decreases and increases in volume?
       
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    5. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      No one, no expert knows whether noise-induced tinnitus and non-noise-induced tinnitus are the same or something completely different?

      Is your tinnitus bilateral?

      Can it be influenced somatically?
       
    6. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Fading is when the number of days when it is a little quieter keeps increasing over time. In other words, were those days as frequent two months ago as they are these days?
      Fading can take many forms - change in volume, pitch, number of good days. Normally it refers to the change in volume. This change seems to be slowing down over time. One way to model this would be the volume falling by a constant percentage each month.
       
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    7. KMc24

      KMc24 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I've had t for 14 months. When I first experienced quiet days at the 8 month mark it was like once a week if that. It was incessantly loud the first 8 months. Then a few months ago it became twice a week. Now I'm up to 3 or 4 days a week of mild tinnitus with a couple loud and moderate days in between. The pitch and frequency has changed as well. I'm really hoping this trend continues and the mild days become even more frequent. When it's mild it's pretty close to silent. When it first became mild the change was so abrupt it sounded like silence. Really hoping it fades in the coming months and year.
       
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    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      punkaddict
      Cynical

      punkaddict Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Self-syringing (I think?)
      Its unilateral ringing but I also get humming in the centre of my head occasionally, very loud in mornings. I noticed a similar noise when I first had the impacted wax. No idea if that was always gonna be there, if the syringe caused it or it changed after usage. It's one big stupid mystery, all my mum had to do is leave me alone
       
    9. Lilah
      Bashful

      Lilah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, Lupus
      Hi @Michael Leigh @Greg Sacramento I have been trying to figure out the cause of my tinnitus for a long time, and so far no result. As you probably know my tinnitus is very somatic (face massage, neck and jaw movements, stretching etc.)

      Today I poked a hole into the plastic cover of a frozen meal with a fork, which caused a loud pop, and a new high pitch tone started in my right ear. It was very distinct sound but soon blended with the rest of the tinnitus. I did not experience pain. This has happened a few times (such as opening a plastic container of strawberries which causes a loud pop). Do you think my tinnitus is noise induced because it reacts to sound this way? I don't think physical tinnitus should be so reactive to noise. Thanks.

      I usually do not think my tinnitus reacts to sounds, but there are some instances such as this where I KNOW that this change is caused by noise exposure.
       

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