Parent of Child with Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by DansMamNic, Aug 21, 2016.

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    1. DansMamNic

      DansMamNic Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Recurrent perforated ear drums
      Hi there :) I'm new to the forum, my 8 year old son Dan has just been 'formally' diagnosed with tinnitus at age 8, although he's suffered with it since he was 3 or 4. I'm just here to find out more information, tips etc. Looking forward to chatting xxx
       
    2. GregCA
      Crappy

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      How is he handling it?
      You state it's from perforated ear drums. Is it objective or subjective tinnitus?
       
    3. DansMamNic

      DansMamNic Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Recurrent perforated ear drums
      GregCA, I've no idea, I'm still reading up on it all! What's the difference?
       
    4. DansMamNic

      DansMamNic Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Recurrent perforated ear drums
      My apologies, I believe it's objective
       
    5. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Objective tinnitus is the kind where a third party can hear the tinnitus noise too...

      If you put your ear close to your son's, can you hear his tinnitus? then it's objective

      If you can't, it's subjective tinnitus he has
       
    6. DansMamNic

      DansMamNic Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Recurrent perforated ear drums
      Sorry, I think it must be subjective then, I definitely can't hear it
       
    7. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I'm sorry to hear that. One silver lining is being that young he's probably much more likely to adapt to it and accept it as normal "habituate".

      Does it interfere with his hearing? How are his audiograms, and how much does the tinnitus bother him?
       
    8. GregCA
      Crappy

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      You really need to go to a specialist to assess that. The "do I hear his tinnitus" test is not enough: a doctor typically uses instruments to try to "hear it" (like a stethoscope).

      How was he "formally diagnosed"? What kind of tests were done, results, etc...
      Tinnitus isn't a disease, it's a symptom. If I were you I'd want to know the root cause (because it could be treatable).
       

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