Poll: Approximately How Often Do You Get Fleeting Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Elinor, Apr 25, 2017.

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How often do you get "fleeting tinnitus"?

  1. Multiple times a day

  2. Once a day

  3. A couple of times a week

  4. A couple of times a month

  5. Less than above

  6. Never

  7. Unsure

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    1. Elinor
      No Mood

      Elinor Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure and barotrauma
      I'm interesting in knowing how often you experience what we call "fleeting tinnitus". I'm also interested if you believe there are certain things that affect how often you get these attacks (e.g emotions, foods, sounds, physical activity, sleep).

      For those who are unfamilliar with the term "fleeting tinnitus"
      Fleeting tinnitus is a sudden and temporary attack where your tinnitus either gets louder, the sound changes or you get a new sound. These attacks normally last for a few seconds, sometimes a few minutes and usually affect one ear. Some experience muffled hearing with these attacks as well.
       
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    2. Paul10

      Paul10 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      It's reassuring to know that other people get this; I thought I was a bit of a rare case at the beginning!
       
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    3. maestromusica
      Batty

      maestromusica Member

      Location:
      Edinburgh
      Tinnitus Since:
      22/10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Club
      Even people with no tinnitus sometimes get it.
       
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      Elinor
      No Mood

      Elinor Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure and barotrauma
      I find it somewhat relieving to see that others get it on a daily basis too. I went from getting it maybe once a month to several times a day for no apparent reason. It has been distressing.
       
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    5. Kekistan

      Kekistan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I get it every evening it almost sounds like it's blocking everything else.
       
    6. joker1994
      Wishful

      joker1994 Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck damage
      gets its every morning when i wake up and holy shit it sometimes make me think i go deaf i can´t hear annything but that for minutes and its a new tone everyday today it was a dental drill yesterday it was a bell.
       
    7. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I had an interesting experience yesterday. My T was a high-pitch tone. Then I experienced fleeting T that made the volume ten times louder. When the fleeting T episode was over, the sound of my T became a hiss. So there might be a connection between fleeting T and your T...
       
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    8. Gary P

      Gary P Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      exposure to loud noise over the decades
      I have a constant background, fairly loud, high pitch noise. Sometimes, cant find any regular interval or cause and effect, one ear gets an even louder, single tone that drowns out everything for maybe 10 seconds then drops back to normal level :(
       
    9. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      When I first got T about 7 years ago it was a 10 for 3.5 years, then without meds or vitamins it dropped to 5-6. Then when I had a bad dental experience 3 months ago, it went back to a very high pitched 10. Lately I now have days when it goes from 10 to under old baseline. Sometimes I can't even hear it, then minutes later it goes back to a 10. Then maybe within minutes to a hour back down to a 2.

      Doctors are studying 3CT scans and 4CT scans of everything from my shoulders up. I thought that I would have the full results today. They did already find things that no other radiological tests did - and I had all of them.
       
    10. Nikopol

      Nikopol Member

      Location:
      Bratislava, Slovenská republika
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown (sinuses, stress or cervical...doc opinions differ)
      Random as hell. I had days when I got half a dozen of them and I had times when I didnt get any for over a month.

      From where I stand it seems that there are higher chances getting it if my anxiety and stress peaks and also its related to how much I sleep.
       
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    11. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      @Nikopol

      I totally agree. Stress, sleep, anxiety and not enough fluids.
       
    12. newbieT

      newbieT Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      the first time i had fleeting T few weeks ago, i was talking to my coworker and my normal T went 10x louder. I literally stopped talking mid sentence, looked around and said what the hell is that sound??? my coworker looked at me like i was nuts
       
    13. Karl28
      No Mood

      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      Maybe once every few months!
       
    14. Mentos

      Mentos Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cracow, Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, loud rock concert
      I get it couple of times per week, it's scares the shit out of me, always afraid it's a new sound that will stay permanently.
       
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    15. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      I get it all the time. Not necessarily every day, but I'd say it's likely to be more than twice a week. I've had times where it's happened every day for a period, but if we average things out, then it's not consistent enough for me to declare it's a daily occurance. So, I'd say it's fairly regular, but totally random.
       
    16. JurgenG
      Approved

      JurgenG Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure / headphone accident maybe?
      Once every two or three months.
       
    17. Abbadem

      Abbadem Member

      Location:
      Chico
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD or Stress
      Before the onset of T I got fleeting tinnitus almost every day. At the time I saw an ENT because I wanted to make sure there was nothing going on - and of course after my hearing tests came back fine he just said "Oh everyone gets it - I do too" and sent me on my way.

      Even after my T I sometimes get fleeting tinnitus but at a lower frequency than I used to - maybe 2 times a week if that. I also notice its only when I'm sitting so it makes me think its vascular in order. The fleeting T is a completely different tone so I'm not sure if its even related to my T.

      Drinking plenty of water and getting ample rest seems to lessen the frequency of it.
       
    18. Rasmus
      Cool

      Rasmus Member

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      around 02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure maybe to much noise
      I dont remember getting it a single time for i got T i also start getting it everyday abort 1 year after i got T
      But I remember my friend got it while we were playing games he just got it out of the blue and he dont have T in everyday life. First time i got it It lastet for around 3 before it startet to go down. That was pretty scarry and i though it was a New permanent sound, but luckely it was not, it was alot louder then my normally T, i could not mask it with anything.
       
    19. EddieMar
      Wishful

      EddieMar Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wish I knew
      I get it about once a week but recently, the volume of my fleeting tinnitus has done down, a lot, sometimes I can barely tell I'm having it. What could this mean?

      I've had tinnitus, the permanent kind for 18 months now. Before developing permanent, I don't recall ever getting fleeting.
       
    20. Ben In SD
      Balanced

      Ben In SD Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Natural Hearing Loss
      @Elinor Thanks for posting this survey. I was freaking out every time I would experience "fleeting tinnitus". But, now I know there's a term for it and that other people are dealing with it as well. Makes me feel a little better. Thanks again for posting this.
       
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    21. Nick07
      Balanced

      Nick07 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possibly noise or unknown
      For me it varies. Sometimes I get it a lot. Other times like now it seems like it hasn't happened in a while. Seems like when I down a lot of Voltage Mountain Dew I get it a lot.
       
    22. Tweaker
      Transparent

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I used to get it before my tinnitus got bad. I get it more frequently since Tinnitus got bad. It always sounds like a bell or gong. It can hang around in the background for a few hours after the initial loud blast.
       
    23. MajaC
      Not worthy

      MajaC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      fleeting (2012) Chronic (end 2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Birth, hearing loss, hearing trauma
      I don't get fleeting tinnitus in a regular basis. Before having permanent tinnitus, I could have that each days or 3 times in a week. Now that I have an hearing loss and a permanent tinnitus, I have them sometimes.
       
    24. Ruse
      No Mood

      Ruse Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL & TMJ
      Glad to hear others get this as well.

      I get this several times a day and it usually lasts for 10-20 seconds accompanied with muffled hearing.
       
    25. Clint Azzopardi
      Woot

      Clint Azzopardi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure, Gentamicin or allaergy or both !
      This bloody fleeting tinnitus drives me mad. I started having it just before I got tinnitus permanently. In the early days I tried to track what drives fleeting tinnitus but I can't seem to follow a pattern. Chocolate and sweet drinks ramp it up for me, not a spike but a fleeting tinnitus. I sometimes even get it while I'm asleep and then I wonder, was it just a dream or was it really a fleeting tinnitus, which is kind of funny in a way.

      Fleeting tinnitus used to cause me a lot of anxiety, I would like freeze for 5 seconds. After I got tinnitus permanently I once almost fainted when I got fleeting tinnitus.

      From what I have read (in this forum), it looks like it doesn't mean that your tinnitus is getting worse when you get fleeting tinnitus.

      However, I never was able to find any medical/scientific papers on fleeting tinnitus. Has anyone found any?
       
    26. Mathieulh
      No Mood

      Mathieulh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Paris, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/24/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Chronic headphones use and acute noise induced trauma.
      Multiple times a day, but my tinnitus is a new thing.
       
    27. bellecooper77
      Bookworm

      bellecooper77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Ive been getting fleeting tinnitus for as long as I can remember. When I first got my tinnitus I thought that it was simply fleeting and waited for it to go down to silence since that was what I was used to. It hasnt gone down yet, but I miss those days where it would go down and all I could hear was silence.
       

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