Noise Makes Tinnitus Louder

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dolly, Jan 20, 2014.

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    1. Dolly
      Asleep

      Dolly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      I have tinnitus 24/7 since having a tumour removed but have learnt to live with it to some extent but I have recently noticed that loud noises makes my tinnitus louder, is this possible or is it my imagination?
       
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    2. shan
      Lurking

      shan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      God knows
      Mine too. Even noises that are a tad too loud for comfort like people talking loudly or noisy environment etc, makes my tinnitus louder. Sometimes, my ears feel "tired" by the time I reach home. I always feel like making a quick exit when there are too many competing noises around me.
       
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    3. Dolly
      Asleep

      Dolly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Hi thank you for replying so quickly it's quite comforting in a strange sort of way to know that someone else has the same problem as me.
       
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    4. Jeff M.
      Cowabunga

      Jeff M. Member Benefactor

      Location:
      La Jolla, CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct. 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      Hi Dolly, it's kinda weird (I posted his on another thread), but I actually prefer louder environments, because it drowns out my T! I can kinda get away from the piercing ringing for a bit in a louder environment.

      Although, I must admit/agree that too many competing noises can wig me out a bit too (especially when all three of my sons are talking at the same time!! :wacky: !!

      I wish you wellness and relief!! :)
       
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    5. Riikka

      Riikka Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2007
      Same here. I also like louder environments because then I can't hear the T anymore. But too loud environments (riding on the bus, malls, walking next to a street, let alone bars or clubs) always increase my T for a while. It seems it wants to compete with the loud noises from outside :grumpy:. So usually when I come home, I realize my T is louder, after a while it usually decreases again.
       
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    6. Dolly
      Asleep

      Dolly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Thank you for your reply I haven't been on here for a few days my computer has been 'unwell' lol
       
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    7. Dolly
      Asleep

      Dolly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Thank you and I wish the same for you xx
       
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