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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  2. 13-18

  3. 19-24

  4. 25-30

  5. 31-35

  6. 36-40

  7. 41-45

  8. 46-50

  9. 51-55

  10. 56-60

  11. 61-65

  12. 66-70

  13. 71 and up

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    1. Yugal Rai
      Dreaming

      Yugal Rai Member

      Location:
      South Korea
      Tinnitus Since:
      It all started on 26th of march 2019....
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphone on when I’m doing assignments, working out and gam
      19 and I’m 19 right now.
       
    2. James Brown
      Sporty

      James Brown Member

      Location:
      Portugal
      Tinnitus Since:
      09-1998 2013(worst)2018 (T+H)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposition-noise trauma-siren
      33 and now I am 55. I remember the day OI was sat on my couch and I heard this hiss in my ear. After the first days and some months later, I improved, had a regular life until a new acoustic trauma (15 years later) turned my world upside down.
       
    3. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      We found a significant difference between the prevalence of tinnitus among young elderly (60-70 years old) subjects (49.12%) and the older (>75 years) group (28.95%).

      The involvement of arterial hypertension in the genesis of tinnitus remains controversial. Brohen analyzed a group of hypertensive patients and found tinnitus in 36.0% [13]. In 2004, Baraldi correlated tinnitus with hearing loss and found that 34.2% of these patients had high blood pressure [14]. In our sample, 276 (58.6%) of the elderly patients were hypertensive, of whom, 184 (52%) had tinnitus. So, our assessment revealed a high correlation between tinnitus and arterial hypertension (p<0.0001).

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3227161/

      A ton of studies do discuss the difference ratios of cause between age groups. For the elderly it's just common sense to realize the many causes. There are severity values for all ages and those of any age can have severe tinnitus, but the elderly have higher percentage ratios of severe tinnitus and less recovery.
       
    4. rdz
      Gloomy

      rdz Member

      Location:
      Chicago
      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm 23 and got it early this year.
       
    5. Nathan
      No Mood

      Nathan Member

      Location:
      Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/23/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Emo phase, pep band, and concert
      I recall having a faint ringing that went away the next day after attending a fireworks show when I was 15. When I was 16, I had brief tinnitus after listening to loud music, and a very loud concert I attended a few months before my 17th birthday was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
       
    6. Alex Matyjasek
      Not amused

      Alex Matyjasek Member

      Location:
      Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      8 September 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? Wish I knew!
      37, far too young to get this sh...t,!
       
    7. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Fear not @acute in most situations "noise induced" tinnitus which you have will improve with time. I advise you not to use headphones even at low volume and keep away from overly loud music: clubs and concerts. Please click on the links below and read my articles that I think will help you.

      All the best
      Michael

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/new-to-tinnitus-what-to-do.12558/
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tinnitus-a-personal-view.18668/
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/hyperacusis-as-i-see-it.19174/
       
    8. KotaDomowa
      Dreaming

      KotaDomowa Member

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Februar 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      22 :cry:
      (I know that many have similar feelings, but it hurts that I was a healthy person so shortly).
       
    9. Mentos

      Mentos Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cracow, Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, loud rock concert
      36, 40 now. I had 1 month episode of T when I was 18, but it subsided. I was not that lucky 18 years later and it stayed with me after metal concert.
       
    10. acute
      Depressed

      acute Member

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music. Stress, long taking meds ?
      Thank you @Michael Leigh. Thanks you for give me some hope and bring me info. Even if my tinnitus goes away, I'm still never using headphones or blasting loud music ever again. Since I started with T I have not listened to any loud noises and avoid them at all costs. Maybe I have just one chance my body to heal.
       
    11. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      HI @acute

      You are new to tinnitus and in many cases people will make a good recovery in time. The tinnitus can go completely away or reduce to a low level where you habituate. Now, if you want to give yourself the best chance possible of recovering from tinnitus and for it not to return with a vengeance after you habituate: Please, Please, never ever use headphones even at low volume. I am very serious about this. Please do not listen to any doctor that says "it's ok" to use headphones providing the volume is kept low. It isn't, there is always a risk of the tinnitus getting worse.

      It is true some people "with noise induced" tinnitus use headphones without a problem. However, ask yourself do you really want to take such a risk now that you know what tinnitus is like? Believe me it can get a lot worse if you are not careful!

      I am not saying never to go out and have a nice time. Please be careful of night clubs and concerts where loud music is played. Not even earplugs will protect you if the sound is too loud. The sound will pass through your head and be transferred to your inner ear by "bone conduction" and spike the tinnitus, and possibly make it worse.

      Please read my articles there are more on my "started threads".
      Things will get better.

      All the best
      Michael
       
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    12. Stu1983

      Stu1983 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Around 2008/spiked Dec 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2008 sound?Meds?Not sure/Dec 20 2018 meds doubled the volume
      2007/2008
      Mid 20s I got it.
       
    13. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      How are you doing today? How is your T/H?
       
    14. Nathan
      No Mood

      Nathan Member

      Location:
      Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/23/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Emo phase, pep band, and concert
      For the most part , I’m doing good. T can sometimes only be heard in a dead silent room. H is fluctuating.
       

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