Reactive Tinnitus vs. Hyperacusis, Which One Is Worse to Deal/Live With?

Discussion in 'Support' started by valeri, Sep 16, 2015.

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    1. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      which one is worse to deal/live with?

      I'm really struggling with reactive tinnitus and I'm not sure if it's likely to improve with time which apparently is the case with hyperacusis
       
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    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Valeri,
      Hyperacusis can be treated over a long period of time.
      Tinnitus can come and go bringing with it the unwanted emotions with it.
      Having them both is hard going but there is help for it .
      With over sensitive ears its all about desensitizing your ears to everyday sounds and building time up around the troublesome sounds and learning to react positively and feel in control and just walk away.
      It does take time and won't happen overnight and could take up to a year or so to get over it but it will happen.....lots of love glynis
       
    3. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Hi Glynis,
      I'm not sure if reactive t is a form of hyperacusis but all I can say is that it's really hard to deal with on a daily basis:(
       
    4. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      I have reactive T along with the normal T and I'm really struggling with it. While the normal T could be masked with background noise, it makes my reactive T noise go nuts, it sounds like a jet engine. So makes it near impossible to habituate to.
       
    5. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Is this a daily thing for you too?
      This thing is crazy :(
       
    6. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      What on earth is the cause of reactive tinnitus/hyperacusis???

      Are there any more surprises that can be added to the mix from hell???
       
    7. Barbara777

      Barbara777 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2015
      I am struggling with reactive T also. Everyday. As soon as I go anywhere with constant noise my t will go up in volume. So lately I spend a lot of time at home when I'm not at work. I wake up and t is on the low side. Once I turn on the shower t goes up and it's all downhill from there the rest of the day until I get home. Sometimes I have to turn off the air conditioner because the noise from the vents can make my t screeching loud. It is very hard to habituate to this.
       
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    8. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      Yep, 24/7, it started a few years ago as a mild reactive tinnitus, meaning it never got that loud and it quieted down in silent areas. Now it's progressively gotten much worse through the years, where now even such things as driving a car for too long will cause it to get super loud to a level where it's not possible to think about anything but tinnitus.
       
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