Questions About Tinnitus and Introducing Myself

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Fernando Cordero, Dec 15, 2018.

    1. Fernando Cordero

      Fernando Cordero Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hey guys,

      So recently I started noticing that really faint hiss or buzz when its deadly silent. I'm confused since I am 100% I always had that noise but just recently started noticing it? I have always been paranoid with my ears (when I was little it was a pain to get out my ear wax since I thought i was gonna go deaf) my question is how do you know when you have tinnitus?

      I read online that tinnitus is that noise that you get after you leave a concert which I know that's not what I'm hearing right now.

      I think I'm being just paranoid or something. It started like 2 weeks ago when finals started (might be stress?) but yeah, I'm glad I found some place for questions and answers!

      Thanks!

      Fernando
       
    2. Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      The noise that you hear is mild tinnitus. One reason many people nowadays can hear what you hear, is that many people go to concerts. I realize that you haven't gone to concerts, I guess in your case the problem is genetic. Or you were exposed to some loud noise when you were a baby. In any case, completely healthy people can hear silence.

      To ensure that your tinnitus doesn't get worse, stay away from loud noises (and that includes the noises made by power tools in small spaces), try not to take ototoxic medication
      http://www.ata.org/sites/default/files/Drugs Associated with Tinnitus 2013_Updated2017.pdf

      http://hlaa-sbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Ototoxic_Brochure.pdf
      do manual cleaning instead of ultrasonic teeth cleaning, and do manual cleaning instead of microsuction. If you ever have to see an audiologist, make sure you avoid the following tests
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tests-procedures-to-avoid.26681/

      For more details, see
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...eone-else-who-has-tinnitus.26850/#post-307822
       
    3. Bill Bauer
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      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      It is a good thing that you are taking this seriously.
      Tinnitus is when you hear sounds that are not there (it is all in your head). The source that you read was just trying to give an example of someone hearing a noise that is not actually there. Tinnitus sound can be anything. Some commons ones are a hiss and a high pitch tone.
      Chances are that this sound Wasn't always there. It just began 2 weeks ago. You are fortunate - for some people T is so loud that they can hear it over everything (e.g., over the sound of a car on a highway). Your starting T is what many of us get after years of T fading. So there is a good chance that your T will eventually fade. Even if your T fades, the fact that you had T means that it will now take less of a noise for you to hear T again.
       
    4. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      It's pretty simple. Is what you hear the result of an external source of sound? (that, presumably, others can hear too)
      If yes, it's not tinnitus. If no, it's tinnitus.

      My guess is that it is tinnitus, but in a mild form.
       

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