Sensitivity after Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by derpytia, Jun 4, 2014.

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    1. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      Before getting the T I never had this much sound sensitivity. It's not a huge amount of sound sensitivity but it's enough to be noticeable. Or maybe it could be I'm just subconsciously afraid of sound now? Has anyone else experienced this?
       
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    2. michela
      Dramaqueen

      michela Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      oh yes,me too,its hyperacusis,not much,but noticeable like for example when i wash the dishes.started with the tinnitus,would say same day even-6 months ago.when it started it was waaaaay worse,even normal tv was too loud.and remember: my tinnitus is NOT noise induced!
      and: tensor tympani,fluttering in the middle ear when i hear certain sounds or touch the side of my face
       
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    3. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      When mine started 9 weeks ago, I noticed increased sensitivity in my already (slightly) hyperacusis left ear about a week or two in but it is better now.
       
    4. shan
      Lurking

      shan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      God knows
      @derpytia Sometimes I wonder if it is hyperacusis or anxiety over sounds in an uncontrolled environment too. I definitely feel pain and fullness when plates clang, children scream, brakes screech etc. However, my heart pounds when I hear loud noises even with ear plugs in, and sometimes, in the safety of my room. I think the latter reaction is unhealthy and sometimes, I feel trapped.
       
    5. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      I have this...do you know if it can go away eventually?
       
    6. leelo
      Pacman

      leelo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/2014
      It may be hyperacusis but i know in my case it was a lil of that and my mind. Because i was soo concern about my T i was sensitive about loud noises because i felt like my T would get louder if I was expose to it.
       
    7. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      yes I do believe that my mind has a key role in my "reactive tinnitus"
       

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