SSHL and Tinnitus Intensity

Discussion in 'Support' started by Alphasignal5, Mar 11, 2015.

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    1. Alphasignal5
      Scared

      Alphasignal5 Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL
      I know there are a few people here who, like me, got T after SSHL. I was just wondering if you could share your experiences on how it developed after the initial loss of hearing?

      For about 2 weeks after my loss I had no T, then suddenly POW, it got real loud in the space of a day. For the next week it quietened down a bit but now it just seems to be getting louder and louder.

      My fan no longer drowns out the noise, I have no respite and I'm struggling to get more than 2 or 3 hours sleep and I'm getting pretty scared.
      Why is it getting louder? Will it ever calm down again?
       
    2. Thongjy
      Balanced

      Thongjy Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      Is your T reactive? Meaning it gets louder with external sound
       
    3. Alphasignal5
      Scared

      Alphasignal5 Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL
      Yeah, as well as getting louder it seems to be a lot more sensitive to sound, almost like what little hearing I've got left in that ear is turning up all the volume knobs to 11 trying to compensate for the loss. Is that what H is feels like? Most sound feels painful really. The T spikes when things get noisy.
       
    4. Thongjy
      Balanced

      Thongjy Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      I think what you have is not reactive T but hyperacusis.
       
    5. Thongjy
      Balanced

      Thongjy Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      By the way how does it feel like when SSHL strike?
       
    6. Jarod
      Sad

      Jarod Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/06/2015
      It feels like your ear is stuffed with cotton ball. Then you get all kinda of wierd hearing going on for a few days and then ringing comes to play and then you realise you didnt get the right care in time and now your life sucks.
       
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    7. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      If you have hyperacusis of reactive tinnitus...
      Head over to here:

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/levetiracetam-keppra-worked-for-my-hyperacusis.8946/
       
    8. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Alphasignal5,

      Same issue for me. SSHL, month later I awake to high pitched T. Took a course of Prednisone, T almost gone. Prednisone wears off, T back to the same level and going on 16 months now, it's still severe. I have little hope of habituation at this point, but that's me. Tried AD's and they made me worse! Almost lost my life because of them. I'm still walking around like a zombie.

      You look young and your hearing may improve over time? Your T may improve also. So keep postitive.
       

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