Poll: What Is the Extent of Your Daily Tinnitus Intensity Fluctuations?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tinniger, Oct 20, 2018.

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What is the extent of your daily tinnitus intensity fluctuations?

  1. 0) My tinnitus does not fluctuate

  2. 1) Very low

  3. 2) Low

  4. 3) Moderate

  5. 4) Strong

  6. 5) Very strong

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    1. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      My tinnitus is fluctuating considerably.

      And mild days (2/10) alternate with horror days (8/10).

      I would describe these fluctuations as strong (4).

      What is the extent of your tinnitus fluctuations?
       
    2. MBH

      MBH Member

      Location:
      Upstate NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Overloaded stress
      I call mine irregular tinnitus, due to it being loud in the morning, and when I go to work it goes down, and at night it can go up.

      But in between I can get crickets and static.

      And in my opinion when I get static my anxiety symptoms kick in. I usually stay calm.

      So I find it annoying when I spike in the middle of the night. Weird?
       
    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      Split decision till now: 10x (no, very low, low) and 10x (strong, very strong) :dunno:
       
    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      About half of all tinnitus sufferers report strong daily fluctuations in intensity.

      What does science have to say about this? A different degree of hearing system damage cannot actually be present.

      There must therefore be a difference in perception between good and bad tinnitus days.

      What is the cause of fluctuating perception?

      Couldn't increased knowledge about this also be used therapeutically?
       
    5. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Seems to be affected only by my sleep cycle. Noise doesn’t seem to have any effect.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      It would be interesting to know whether the noise-induced or non-noise-induced tinnitus tends to fluctuate.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      Now 24:16 for considerable fluctuation!
      And after a rather silent Monday my ear's hissing like crazy since awakening again today.
       
    8. ringinghours

      ringinghours Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      My tinnitus is always constant, and does not ever vary? What is the reason some people's tinnitus fluctuates while other's don't?
       
      Last edited: Apr 18, 2019
    9. LunarRXA
      Anime

      LunarRXA Member

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music/Headset.
      Moderate. I have 2 types of tinnitus sounds in my left and right ears. They tend to drown each other out. I'm somewhat habituating to my left ear (coil-whine) but the clicking sort of cracking "EeEEeEeEee" has been coming back a little lately. I just came back from the movies (Shazam) but it was bothering me before that so I'm not going to read too much into it. Today is about a 2-3/10 left ear and 5-6/10 in the right ear. Right ear has been quiet for the past few weeks so I'm.. adjusting today.
       
    10. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Very low. Mine rarely fluctuates and when it does, it is only a little change.
       
    11. Nikkilu

      Nikkilu Member

      Location:
      United kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      28/3/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection, allergies
      Does anyone experience different sounds during the day... one minute I can barely hear the tinnitus and I'm feeling positive then next minute it's a loud ring in my ear. Actually makes me jump sometimes.

      From a static soft noise to a loud ring quite frequently during the day. I'm thinking maybe it's a good sign it goes so quiet sometimes though?
       
    12. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      Does it randomly spike up for 10-30 seconds then go back down?

      That is called fleeting tinnitus. It seems to be more common and prevalent when tinnitus first sets in.
       
    13. Nikkilu

      Nikkilu Member

      Location:
      United kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      28/3/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection, allergies
      Pretty much yeah. Is it a good or bad sign? Or just normal. I feel quite positive when it goes quiet.
       
    14. winstona
      Balanced

      winstona Member

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure and excessive ear irrigation
      Mine is running on a somewhat predictable cycle. It roughly looks like this:

      2 days loud (almost nothing can mask, it competes with other sounds and rides over them)
      2 days medium loud (can be somewhat masked but still can hear it over tv)
      1 day relatively quiet. (Watching tv can completely mask it)

      My T is caused by acoustic trauma and ear irrigation.
       
    15. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      Since I suspect a somatosensory explanation for my tinnitus flcutuations, I also think about the head and cervical spine position during the night. And one possible explanation for the beginning of a bad day was the nocturnal cervical spine posture.
       

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