PLEASE PARTICIPATE: Investigating the Impact of Sound Sensitivity in Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Benjamin Greenberg, Nov 22, 2015.

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    1. Benjamin Greenberg

      Benjamin Greenberg Member

      Location:
      Bay Area, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma/Ear Trauma
      Hi all,
      Having hyperacusis and tinnitus has been the most challenging journey of my life. I was a professional musician but had to quit because of my symptoms, am now a doctoral psychology student and doing research to study T&H.

      If those of you who also have sound sensitivity symptoms could please take this survey, it would be thoroughly appreciated. I am doing a study to help audiologists and doctors better understand what we all go through.

      Wishing us all peace and that a cure may come soon.

      Please take my survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/soundsensitivetinnitus
       
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    2. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      All done, I can tell it was composed by a sufferer by the style of the questions. Very good indeed. Proffesionals who dont suffer do not ask in the same way as a sufferer.
       
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    3. noisebox
      Loved

      noisebox Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      West End show. Came back 2015 vitamin D overdose prescribed
      Am I the only person to participate in your survey.
       
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    4. lapidus

      lapidus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I did too.
       
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    5. dboy
      Jaded

      dboy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2007 & 8/2013
      Done.
       
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    6. Lorac

      Lorac Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden profound hearing loss in left ear.
      Done with the survey. Thank you for the opportunity to participate.
       
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    7. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
    8. Rube
      Fine

      Rube Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.A
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Done
       
    9. John G

      John G Member

      Thank you. Done
       
    10. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Completed.
       
    11. rooster
      Fine

      rooster Member

      Location:
      Calgary Alberta Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2011
      Thanks. Did it. Good luck with it.
       
    12. Benjamin Greenberg

      Benjamin Greenberg Member

      Location:
      Bay Area, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma/Ear Trauma
      Thanks Markku and thanks all for the great response so far. Sincerely and humbly appreciated.
       
    13. jeannie
      Stressed

      jeannie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced, Ear Infection, Medication... Who knows?
      done.
       
    14. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      I took it
       
    15. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Done.
       
    16. Mark662
      Transparent

      Mark662 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United Kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1988
      Completed
       
    17. Ricardo AM
      No Mood

      Ricardo AM Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999 / Hyperacusis since 2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acustic trauma
      Done!
      hope you (we) can goal what you (we) all looking for.......
      cheers to all
       
    18. Snoopy

      Snoopy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      work related - large cage dryers
      Done... I thought of something after I finished that probably goes along with concentration questions but I was always a pretty good speller and since the T hit me I have to really think to try to remember how to spell simple words... As a homeschooling mom this can be problematic- thank goodness my kids can just laugh at mom and know it is the T not me :)
       
    19. MichaelDC
      No Mood

      MichaelDC Member

      Location:
      Kansas City
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Done.
       
    20. Tamika
      No Mood

      Tamika Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One loud indoor concert
      Done!
       
    21. Zimichael

      Zimichael Member Benefactor

      Location:
      N. California
      Tinnitus Since:
      (1956) > 1980 > 2006 > 2012 > (2015)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ac. Trauma & Ac.Trauma + Meds.
      Done!

      However, if I were to add one more variable in the survey it would the 'impact of the use of earplugs or hearing protection'. For instance, how does one accurately answer many of the questions about reacting to loud sounds or situations when in reality, I am wearing earplugs before I even enter those situations!? In a way then, I am not getting as badly affected, and don't know any more what exact level of effect would happen...because I darn well am not willing to risk it after four levels of increase in T. over my life, and two (or maybe three now) increased levels of H!

      Thanks for doing this! Zimichael
       
    22. Zechariah

      Zechariah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Done.

      Btw, there should be info about how many questions here is. I almost gave up because self repeating questions just kept coming... :)
       
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    23. Beowulf Agat
      Creative

      Beowulf Agat Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Done!
       
    24. tearsong

      tearsong Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Before I can remember...
      I would love to hear your results! :)
       
    25. undecided
      Fine

      undecided Member

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown.
      I have a very mild sensitivity to certain sounds but I took the survey anyway.
      Interesting subject for a thesis, you should let us know when (and if) you publish it.
       
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    26. Lisa88

      Lisa88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Hi Benjamin, I am also a resident of the Bay Area and of the UK. Plus I am a musician. I am only impacted now by very loud sounds such as leaf blowers, jack hammers, loud speakers etc. My t and especially h have improved greatly. Impacted my music career at the beginning, but now can play OK, except in very loud situations with many horns, overly loud speakers etc. Just has got better all the time. So I hope it has for you too, and as well as the great job you are now doing with psych, you are also now able to get back to music too.
      Cheers,
      Lisa
       
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    27. newarrior

      newarrior Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/1996
      done
       
    28. Yo-Han

      Yo-Han Member

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      There you go, good luck and take care.
       
    29. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Interesting , same here , wonder why that is ?
       
    30. Snoopy

      Snoopy Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      work related - large cage dryers
      nice to know I'm not the only one- I realize though that it doesn't matter much how loud the T is from a 1-6 but if it is over a 7 forget it- 'look it up- don't ask mom how to spell that '
       

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