So This Is My Story

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    1. Joe Bananas
      Dreaming

      Joe Bananas Member

      Location:
      San Pablo
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Hello all!
      I have a date with my family doctor tomorrow morning but besides that I want to also collect your opinions about this:
      I am a 37 years old male from South Spain. Some ear problems in my childhood but nothing tinnitus related. The only time when I had experienced those high pitched tones in my ears have been when I sneezed hard at times but it went away in seconds.
      Last Wednesday I woke up with a heavy cold or what seemed to me to be flu. I felt my left ear clogged. I spend the whole day at home as I spend the next day, last thursday. I left home to go to my weekly rehearsal. I play bass in an band. We have attached high volumes before and that same day we exceeded a bit the usual boundaries. When we left the rehearsal room I was ok. We went out for a dinner and I went back home for sleep. Six hours later, at 04h00 in the morning I woke up hearing a high pitched beep in my two ears, I can say inside my head. I fell sleep again and when I woke up the sound still there. I researched through the net and by some tests I determined the pitch to be at around 13000Hz. It was with me the whole day, as it was my mucus clogged nose, my sorethroat, a heavy cough and a bit of headache. The morning after I woke up hearing no "high tone" at all. I thought it was gone but that same night it came back. Here it is. It is not loud and I can still perceiving all the sounds around me, even the quieter ones but it is really opressive. The thing is that when I turn my head back it goes more intense, if I fully open my mouth it also goes more intense. If I wear full ear headphones (no music playing) it seems to dissapear and when I remove them it seems to don't be there anymore for around 20 seconds until it comes back.
      My nose still mocus clogged, my headache still here and my cough is starting to be softer.
      What do you guys think? Could it go chronical? Could it be flu/cold related and dissapear with the rest of the symptoms? I feel really really really worried.
      Thanks in advance.
       
    2. eric peterson
      Sporty

      eric peterson Member

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 10/2003 Increase: 4/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      who knows? who cares?
      @Joe Bananas It's hard to say at this point if your tinnitus is chronic or will go away. You've only had it for a short while, and it seems to have disappeared a few times, so it's possible that it will go away entirely at some point. I'd just go and talk with your doctor and get a full checkup to see if there's anything more going on. Colds can cause your Eustachian tubes to block up and give you temporary tinnitus. I'd do my best to protect my ears if I were you, just so you don't cause any further hearing damage. Good luck.
       
    3. Joe Bananas
      Dreaming

      Joe Bananas Member

      Location:
      San Pablo
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Hello all!
      11 days ago I fell sick with a really bad cold. It even seemed to me to be flu. Clogged nose, lots of mucus, heavy cough, headache and stiffnes in my neck. Next day I woke up feeling something strange in one of my ears. It was kind of clogged. Well, I spend a couple of days at bed, having rest. 9 days ago I went to a concert where the music was insanely loud. I still having cold symptoms at that moment. When the concert finished I came back home and had dinner and fell asleep. No problems until then. At 04h00 am I woke up suddenly having a loud high pitched sound in both ears. The sound remained there for three whole days, and then suddenly one morning it was gone but by that same afternoon it was back. That has happened three times and the last time was yesterday. The T was gone for the whole day but then at night time it came back. I even felt weak and dizzy. Well, today still in here and I am really really desperate. i don't know if it is cold related symptom or due to that concert. I am afraid it goes chronical. All this time if I wear earplugs the sound seems to fade. Also the less the surrounding noise the less I have it. It seems to react to enviromental sound level. Also, if I tighten my jaw, full open my mouth, blow, etc... it seems to fade a lot. I have to say that I still having cold symptoms. PLEASE, share your opinions. I am really worried.
       
    4. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome to TT. You are not alone here as many of us understand what you are going through. We had been where you are, dealing with a new and alien T and becoming worry sick about it and the future. The fact that movement of the mouth & jaw can affect your T may mean it is related to jaw muscle. If after your cold is over and the sound stays, you may need to get referral to see a TMJ specialist. Don't panic and get stressed. Anxiety and stress are toxic to T and may increase the loudness of T. If you already have breaks of silence when your T is so new, it is a good sign that it may improve. Try to stay positive and calm and live normally. The less you freak out by the T sound, the easier for the brain to habituate to the sound. But your T may fade of disappear being so new. It usually will take some time to settle down especially now you have a cold going on. Give it some time and read the success stories to give you hope and keep calm. You should get some masking going on asap for the high pitch ringing. I used to get masking the whole day, from bed time, on the go, and at work. I could only do partial masking due to my severe H. My ultra high pitch T and severe H turned me in a mess initially but now I live a normal and absolutely enjoyable life. People do get better over time and the success stories have many such examples. So stay positive and keep calm. It will be good for you and your T. Take good care & God bless.
       
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