Poll: When Do You Hear Your Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ozzy, Jun 29, 2014.

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When do you hear your tinnitus?

  1. While working in the office

  2. While watching TV

  3. While walking in a crowded street

  4. While you are in a shopping mall

  5. In the car (when music is off)

  6. In the elevator

  7. In the shower

  8. Other situations (Please write in comments)

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    1. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Please indicate when do you hear your tinnitus.
      (You can write multiple responses)
       
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    2. Marlene
      English

      Marlene Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poole Dorset England
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bacterial virus
      I've been more aware of tinnitus daily,simply due to the balance issue,draws me straight to it,if that was put to rest my days would be so much better 100%,while this is ongoing can't see room for improvement?boy have I looked to its remedy?Think this is a good thread the above,as most find different things we do daily,increases our awareness to it.Thanks Ozzy.
       
    3. Tenna
      Anime

      Tenna Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Everywhere, also in the shower
       
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    4. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      I don't hear it in the shower because my T is like a hissing sound and these two sounds mix together. But elsewhere I generally hear it like you..

      What is your T sounds like? Like a single tone?

      And another question for you. Where you DON'T hear your T?
      I mean is there a special place, where you do not hear it?
       
    5. Tenna
      Anime

      Tenna Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      The shower is the best potential masker for me too, I can still hear it however.
      The other day I tried counting and I couldn't keep track -.-
      Nope, nowhere :)
       
    6. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Shower is best, I agree. Maybe we can work near seaside and listen the sound of waves, or just next to a splashing fountain :))

      I usualy listen music via earpods during working.. What do you do at work? (or while studying if you are a student?)
       
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    7. Tenna
      Anime

      Tenna Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      that would be pretty neat! Remember to buy some quality ones, my ipod earbuds was the last thing i listened to before t started doh! Get some quality ones :) Well, I had to quit school when I got t, and I djed for a living :p so it's a pretty bad situation
       
    8. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Well I can imagine your situation..

      I wish the best you Tenna. Please remember..One day this will pass.
      The cure is on the way.. Its just a matter of time...
      I hope your T will diminish soon....
       
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    9. Tenna
      Anime

      Tenna Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      thanks ozzy, I hope you're right! :)
       
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    10. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Its hard to hear mine without pluggin my ears most* of the time, but for instance i drank lastnight alot at a party and my ears are hissin today which id rather have the hissin then the metalic bells noise but both are low so i can really only hear it fully like in a bathroom with no sound but might be too graphic but when i pee i cant hear it lol so it fluctuates and changes sounds but the volume is always the same for the most part.
       
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    11. Relic Hunter
      Cynical

      Relic Hunter Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1990
      Everywhere and all the time. IT never stops.
       
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    12. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      In fairly quiet environments its extremely noticeable.
       
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    13. Mpt

      Mpt Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Everywhere but in the shower
       
    14. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      Mine is the worst at night, even with masking and such. I guess at night is when I'm the most tired.
       
    15. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Everywhere .
      Has gotten better though for the last month or so.
       
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    16. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Everywhere but in the shower.
       
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    17. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Everywhere but in the shower.
      But I guess like most of us, we could even hear in the shower if we try.
      But the shower is loud enough to let us concentrate on the water and not on T.
      At least this is my impression.
      How to habituate to this? :(
       
    18. I don´t think habituation will happen if you really strive for it Martin.
       
    19. theekarwash
      Nerdy

      theekarwash Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise and/or Ear Infeciton
      Walking in the street at night (12-2am), in bed.

      To be honest, in other situations such as in a shopping mall or an elevator or anywhere other than in quiet rooms, I only hear it when I listen for it. Learning to not listen for it is what I've been trying to do as of late, and to be honest, it's really helping.
       
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    20. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Hi NtS. Agreed.
      It always comes to the same strategy:
      Not listen to it, living your life like you have no T.
      Damn hard if you can hear it over each and everything.
       
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    21. Ozzy
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      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Seems incredible, but some people really don't mind the tinnitus...
      I don't know how can they do that.

      For example I know a person my office. He has a tinnitus, too.
      We made some tests at some crowded environenments. Apparaenty, his tinnitus is higher than me.
      But somehow, he seemed to be less affected ! He told me that he mentioned his tinnitus to his wife, few weeks later than he had developed tinnitus.!

      I asked him what is the secret:

      He told me this: "I don't listen it. And I don't care"

      I hope we can achieve that mental level too :)
       
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    22. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      The topic of tinnitus and loudness has been discussed a good number of times on this forum.

      There are at least two dimensions to tinnitus: loudness and frequency/masking-level. Just because a person can hear their tinnitus "all the time" does not necessarily mean it is loud. I could hear my "old tinnitus" even when driving down the highway at well beyond 200 km/h. But in a quiet room, my "new tinnitus" would be louder and steal the picture completely. Yet - anytime driving - I would certainly not be able to hear my "new tinnitus"; a simple computer fan could mask it.

      Despite the above, I find the tinnitus that I can hear only in a quiet room to be more intrusive.

      A high frequency sound will cut through anything. Loud or not.
       
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    23. Snake Plissken
      Crappy

      Snake Plissken Member

      Location:
      Chester
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/13
      Depends on how shit a day I'm having! I practically never hear it whilst outside though, and I would almost never hear it in the shower. In most other indoor areas I would hear it all the time.
       
    24. Floyd Mayweather
      Bored

      Floyd Mayweather Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure or an ear infection, or maybe a combination :(
      I can only hear my Tinnitus when it's very quiet like when I'm trying to fall asleep or when the volume on the TV is very very low. It's still enough to really annoy me and keep me awake at night. Hopefully it will go :(
       
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    25. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Agreed. I don't know where my frequency is. Could be 8 kHz, 10 or maybe 15.
      It is a single tone, but so high that nothing covers it. :arghh:
       
    26. Zimichael

      Zimichael Member Benefactor

      Location:
      N. California
      Tinnitus Since:
      (1956) > 1980 > 2006 > 2012 > (2015)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ac. Trauma & Ac.Trauma + Meds.
      I'm in the "everywhere" camp...though not completely, as standing by a waterfall will drown it out, also a bath running, - but only if I'm "ignoring" my T. If I listen for it, I can still hear the bloody screeching there too.

      I agree with ATEOS's summary of it's not just loudness but the combo with frequency. High pitched T may be harder to mask in some ways, but I figure fluctuating frequencies would be even harder! No way I would be on planet any more if mine wasn't a "constant" torture...Sic.

      Zimichael
       
    27. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      The only place I cant hear my T at times is in the shower but when i shower i have a morse code clicking that comes and goes. My T sounds like a 16khz frequency. I can hear it in cars with music loud restaurants filled with people and music, near my old loud AC unit. Thing is I honestly don't hear it most of the time. The only thing i have a hard time not hearing is the morse code which is on and off. I have a head noise which sounds like a voltage sound that goes high to low, i thought i would never habituate that sound but i have that as well. Hopefully this can give some people who are struggling some hope, but also i want to add we cant wait and hope habituation just happens some do, but others need to take action. GOOD luck all.
       
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    28. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Yes Cullen. Those posts always help. Thank you.
      Really wondering how you habituated in just 6 months to those sounds, in particular the high-pitched one at 16 kHz. And how can you not hear it? Are you sure it hasn't gone down in loudness? I could still freak out when I hear it 24/7.
      Of course I need to control my reaction, which I do.
       
    29. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Hey martin I am happy to hear thAt. I won't get into to much detail but it has to do with past experiences. I went through tough times and can handle things better now. If you feel you're not making progress maybe it's time to find p someone to help you.
       
    30. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Hey Cullen.
      I did TRT (or some kind of) in a tinnitus clinic here in Germany.
      Also went through all the explanations, audio files etc. on the ATA sites.
      But still difficult making T a neutral stimulus for me.
      My head is buzzing and I still cannot accept living with that.
      So still a distance for me to go.
       
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