Poll: Which Sounds Are Worse for Your Hyperacusis?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tinniger, Nov 11, 2017.

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Which sounds are worse for your hyperacusis?

  1. Consistent noises like a vacuum or a microwave

  2. Short dynamic noises like crockery rattle or a sudden slammed door

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    1. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uncertain, now very somatic, started with noise?
      I read a lot about hyperacusis.

      I wonder if my impression is common... please answer the poll above.

      Regards,
      Tinniger
       
    2. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      All of the above. Which is worse depends on the frequencies, volume, and overall how my tinnitus is that day.
       
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    3. Taylorslay
      Happy

      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      When my H got really bad one day in the early days of my H it wasn't just things like dishes and door knobs. It was literally everything and anything. I remember going outside that day and layed under a big tree, because the inside of my home was worse than the outside. I remember the light breeze hitting the leaves we're terrible. Little things that shouldn't hurt were just irritating. That was probably my worst point of my H. My T wasn't prominent then. It came and hit me like a bus a while later.
       
    4. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Both. High pitch noises are worse. Volume is the biggest factor.
       
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    5. Alastair

      Alastair Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible noise exposure- music teaching etc.
      Various-
      -Crockery/wine glasses being banged together- awful
      -Church bells
      -Banging of wood with a hammer- walked past a roofer banging rafters - ouch ouch ouch! Than T is increased for a while after. Calms down eventually but have to go through that process all over again!
      -Bricklayers tools - trowel being banged on a brick.
      -terrified of loud motorbikes and power tools.

      -Funnily enough some loud sounds are ok- I have an oven door that makes a very loud noise to shut and open. But although 'loud' I don't worry.
      I think it is getting slightly better and it's not as bad as when it all started.
       
    6. victoria9273
      Amused

      victoria9273 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hyperacusis since 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Use of earbuds
      It depends on the frequencie and level of anxiety. Mostly unexpected explosive sounds are least bearable. I remember I once dropped a little plastic container on a concrete and then my right ears were numbed and for a while everything sounded distorted and weird it came back soon but I guess many people without hyperacusis experience the same thing too.

      I have a very hard time with my doorlock sound. The sound is as a rule designed to be quite provocative with that high pitched full sound and depending on my condition it sounds super loud and painful and other times it's a bit comfortable and doesn't hurt much. It's really strange.

      Loud music from the speakers on the commercial area are troublesome too. The sounds are enough to dazzle you. :rolleyes:

      Consistent noises like water falling and vacuum cleaner are fine. The sound they produce are consistent and not dynamic which means that we have a room for adjustment.
       
    7. Red
      Crappy

      Red Member

      Location:
      Northeast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure (Headphones)
      I hate the sound of vacuums but usually anything that is louder and impuldive is much worse. After getting H I am aware of how many beeps there are in our lives. Any kind of beep is my most hated noise.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uncertain, now very somatic, started with noise?
      I have much more problems with consitent noises, which seem to make "resonance catastrophe" in my T-ear...:sick:
       
    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uncertain, now very somatic, started with noise?
      9 : 36 (2017)

      Maybe there are new voters five years later.
       
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