Sensitivity to Light (Photophobia) — Any Potential Connection to Tinnitus / Hyperacusis?

Discussion in 'Health Talk' started by Mary97, Jul 25, 2021.

    1. Mary97

      Mary97 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accoustic trauma but diagnosed with otosclerosis
      I'm just curious. I believe that right around the same time as my noise trauma induced tinnitus and hyperacusis, I also developed photophobia, intense sensitivity to light.

      I hate the headlights that aren't brights but to me seem like brights... anyone else?

      I didn't see anything about a correlation online, but it's just odd they came for me at the same time. Those extra bright halogen headlights are completely blinding to me.
       
    2. Damocles
      Festive

      Damocles Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      Yeah I get this, but only after having spent a few days alone in my apartment with the curtains drawn switching back and forth between lesbian pornography and video games, in my most depraved state.

      When I eventually emerge, I look something like a Morlock out of a Wells novel.
       
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    3. Matchbox
      Wishful

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      You're fun at parties.

      Anyways, this can be a form of autism. FYI. Who knows.
       
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      Mary97

      Mary97 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accoustic trauma but diagnosed with otosclerosis
      @Matchbox, thank you! You may be on to something... there is a link to trauma and autistic type behavior. I don't think I have actual PTSD, but 51 years of enough shitty things happening have taken a toll, to be sure... and made me kind of a bizarre individual. Oh well.
       
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