Permanent or Temporary Tinnitus?

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    1. dubthor

      dubthor Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2015
      I've had noise induced tinnitus for around 7 days now after visiting a venue with very loud music.

      -I've probably got no real impactful hearing loss
      -Sounds like white noise with an occasional 18khz tone


      Can anyone give me a ballpark estimate on how my chances are on this being temporary?
       
    2. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Dubthor,

      I couldn't give you a percentage, but I would say that, if you have no hearing loss, you stand a fairly good chance of it being temporary. Don't do anything near loud noise during this period, let your ears heal. Going forward, take high-quality earplugs with you whenever you go to a concert or other loud event.

      I've also heard that if you go to the doctor (an ENT), and catch it early, that there is a chance steroids can help you. It didn't work for me, but it might for you.

      Something that does work for me is a supplement called NAC (N-acetylcistene). It is an amino acid, and the supplement is available at health food stores. It can protect your ears from further damage, and seems to soften the tinnitus a bit.

      Others on this forum may have additional suggestions for you.

      Best wishes, and let us know how you're doing in a week or so.

      Karen
       
    3. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      If it doesn't subsided within a few weeks that's the message that it's sadly permanent. As Karen said go to an ENT and get some steroids, really you should've done this within 48 hours. Still worth a shot...Anyway, do you have hyperacusis alongside it? Like does noises hurt?
       
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    4. dubthor

      dubthor Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2015

      I don't think I have hyperacusis. I actually read in some topic on this forum that there the time based steroids are actually a myth, same goes within a certain time limit.

      What's the use of going to an ENT?
       
    5. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Well, still best to go there as soon as possible. Is yours mild?
       
    6. dubthor

      dubthor Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2015
      It switches between not noticeable to noticeable in a crowd of people. And at night it gets worse.

      I think I had exceptional hearing before this incident, could almost hear a needle falling in the other side of the room.
       
    7. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      My advice is go and see a doctor and get some steroids as soon as possible and get some NAC. If it gets worse consider other treatment options, there's a ton of information on the treatment section. Anyway, good luck mate.
       
    8. dubthor

      dubthor Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2015
      I just read that NAC is a precursor to the glutathione neurotransmitter, glutathione can be sourced from real foods which I already consume plentyful.

      "The main ones in the diet are garlic, onions and the cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, collards, cabbage, cauliflower, watercress, etc)."
       
    9. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      It's all about the concentration. How do you know if you're getting 500mg or 1000mg of NAC in your diet? I sure as hell don't get 300% of magnesium in my diet but I supplement it. It's entirely up to you how you wanna go about this but I'd take the easiest route personally.
       
    10. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      I agree with Danny Boy. You might want to consider trying these supplements that work for a lot of people. NAC and magnesium have both been helpful to me.

      Good luck, and keep us posted on how you're doing!
       
    11. dubthor

      dubthor Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2015
      It's been another week and thought i'd update this thread.

      Instead of hearing it for 90% of the time it's silent for 90% of the time, and the volume decreased greatly. I actually see tinnitus as a good thing, it helped me appreciate being healthy.

      I'm not sure if it helped but these are some of the things I did while recovering from noise induced tinnitus:

      >Fishoil and vitamin d supplements
      >Fruit and vegetable smoothie
      Rhonda's Ultimate Micronutrient Smoothie

      >Cardio and weighttraining
      >Meditation
       
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    12. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Dubthor,

      You are very lucky indeed. I would give up everything I own, to only hear my T 10% of the time and at a reasonable volume!

      Now that you know what mild T Sounds like and could sound like forever, protect your hearing at any expense. If you could hear the high pitched screaming, I have to endure 100% of my waking day, you'd understand, T is nothing to mess with, or ever want permantly in your life. It's a life altering condition.

      Btw, Prednisone is the steroid issued by ENT's, within the first weeks of sudden, sensorineural hearing loss.

      Enjoy the relative silence!

      Sailboardman
       
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    13. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Hey man , thanks for that video seems like that mix will help a lot !
       

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