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

      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-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron 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
      Studious

      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

      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

      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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