Poll: If Your Tinnitus Fluctuates Daily, Does Sunlight Affect Your Tinnitus Loudness?

Discussion in 'Support' started by JasonP, Sep 3, 2017.


If your tinnitus fluctuates daily, does sunlight affect your tinnitus loudness?

  1. Yes

  2. Sometimes

  3. No

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    1. JasonP
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      JasonP Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I am asking this because I want to see if there is a possible hormonal thing going on that will affect tinnitus loudness.

      Exposure to outside sunlight (not looking at the sun of course, which is dangerous and can blind you or burn your retina. I'm just talking about being outside on a sunny day) can stop production of melatonin which affects many neurotransmitters and hormones.

      I am wondering if tinnitus is bad because when a person wakes up in the morning, some amount of melatonin is still there and if going outside for a few hours might halt the production and lower the tinnitus.
    2. Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I have been sunbathing for 15 minutes a day, to increase my vitamin D production. I haven't noticed any impact on my T.
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    3. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uncertain, now very somatic, started with noise?
      My tinnitus severeness fluctuates daily.
      And I don't find any correlation.....
    4. Kathi

      Kathi Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      HFHL and stress
      The only things I find that affects my tinnitus are anxiety and lack of sleep. I always feel better when I get out in the sunshine but that's not a tinnitus thing...that just that it's healthy to get outdoors. When I first got tinnitus I quit coffee, sugar and just about everything. I added it all back as nothing affects my fluctuating tinnitus. It took me years to figure out that I'd never be able to figure it out. :)
    5. Dolgoruki

      Dolgoruki Member Benefactor

      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss
      I found this old post while searching for "sunlight". At this point I can definitely state that exposure to sunlight positively affect my tinnitus. I have a lot of pre/post exposure data point that I can even normalize by other dimensions (street level, physical activity, diet etc).

      If I spend a few hours in the sun, my tinnitus gets really quiet (all other factors being constant).
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    6. Joe Cuber

      Joe Cuber Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      California, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gradual hearing loss + a huge amount of stress
      That's really cool @Dolgoruki, how long does the quiet last? And do you have fluctuating tinnitus?

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