Poll: How Old Were You When You First Got Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JasonP, May 5, 2016.

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How old were you when you first got tinnitus?

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    1. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      How old were you when you first got tinnitus? If I was to guess, I would think most people on here started getting it in their 20s but only the answers will show the truth.
       
    2. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I got tinnitus through Menieres about 12 years ago or more.
      I'm now 50.....lots of love glynis
       
    3. NineNails

      NineNails Member

      Too early!!
       
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    4. Zora
      Kick ass

      Zora Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st time: Megaphone ;2nd time: headphones too loud
      I got it the first time when I was 18, but that went away. Now I got it again when I am 20. its making me sad, bc I just want to be able to party like my friends
       
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    5. LostInNorcal

      LostInNorcal Member

      29
       
    6. bill 112
      Fine

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      18 but went away only to return when I was 20.
       
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    7. christophe

      christophe Member

      Location:
      ANTONY FRANCE
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      trauma acoustique progressif
      46
       
    8. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Hey, I was just curious. How long did it last the first time?
       
    9. Zora
      Kick ass

      Zora Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st time: Megaphone ;2nd time: headphones too loud
      @JasonP I think 5 days maybe...was so loud in the beginning I couldnt hear what people were saying. But calmed down quickly. back then when I wasnt pre damaged. It wont leave now
       
    10. JasonP
      No Mood

      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2006
      Sorry to hear that. I got a new tinnitus tone in December and creates pulsing sounds on my hearing aid maskers due to amplification of a sound when I rolled down the window of my car. My hearing aids did not cut off the sound and amplified it too much and I got hearing damage. Was wondering if it would go away but I guess not.
       
    11. Andunwoody
      Fine

      Andunwoody Member

      Location:
      South Buckinghamshire, England.
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Left ear Otosclerosis, right ear virus.
      I have a very clear memory from when I was around five or six (I'm 60 now) ........ It was Christmas Night and we were staying overnight at my Aunties and I had been put to bed. I even remember the nightdress I was wearing, dark blue and white striped, trimmed with white lace. After a long, exciting and happy day I was overtired but could hear this strange whooshing noise in my ears, it didn't bother me though and I was soon asleep. I'm sure this was my first experience of T. Fifteen or so years later my Dad was diagnosed with T after a blow to the head (which also later caused him to lose much of his sight), this was the first time I had heard of Tinnitus. My own T started intermittently when I was in my 30's. That memory from childhood has served me well, my T has never kept me awake at night even when it has been really bad, I guess my brain somehow associates the noise in my ears/head with that happy night so many years ago so doesn't perceive it as a threat. I'm very grateful for that memory, it has saved me a lot of distress.
       
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