Stone Cold Deaf Beyond 10 kHz

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    1. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Anyone lost ALL hearing in ultra high frequencies. I could hear way up 17-18khz before I lost it all to meds. Anyone here relate? Just curious.
       
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    2. Sjoerd

      Sjoerd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09-2013
      Not that I am aware of. Did you have any extended hearing test? How is the rest of your hearing (below 10k?)
       
    3. David S

      David S Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      @Telis are you sure that you could hear that high tones? How did you test?

      Found this, some general estimation of how hearing should develop over the years.

      I am so tired of not being able to get my high freq tested so i decided to by my on pc based audiometer. Hope i get it in a week or so.

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    4. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      @Telis
      My audiogram is a "ski slope". So it goes down after 6 kHz.
      My T was not related to any acoustic trauma, meds etc. So at the time my T started, there was no change to my ears.
      Therefore I had HF hearing loss before and after T, probably because of clubbing, motorbike, concerts.
      Maybe just age-related, but for sure I have high hearing loss in the high frequencies. But I am not deaf there, just have to tune up the volume a lot.
      And BTW, when I play the dog whistle in my head on my mobile, many people can hardly hear it. Because they all have this hearing loss. They were all surprised.
       
    5. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Hey Martin, yes I was in the industry of high end audio equipment for years...my hearing was A+ Prior to T. I could easily tell the difference between a compressed audio file vs full spectrum sound. In fact I couldn't stand the sound of a mp3 audio file. I never tested my hearing prior to T but I had a very good ear. Now, honestly I couldn't tell the difference between a 100 dollar pair of speakers vs a 100,ooo dollar pair. I had my hearing tested after 5 months T onset at the audiologist...I hear nothing expect T beyond 10k. I could also take a test tone of any frequency above 10k and blast it full on my high end head phones and hear nothing, just feel a bit of pressure and pain.
       
    6. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      @Martin69. Try pure tones to test your hearing. Pull a file online at whatever frequency you want, see if you can hear it.
       
    7. David S

      David S Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      @Telis

      I see, if you been in the high end audio equipment business I understand you know for sure. Just before T I was planning to spoil myself with a pair of Dali Mentor. It´s not too high on my bucket list anymore. In fact i do not listen to music that much more, dose not sound as it used. Have a hard time getting used to the high pitched tone spinning up wile listing.

      My good ear can hear up to around 15000Hz, my bad ear goes up to around 12000hz so my hearing is asymmetric. I am quite sure that is the reason for my high pitched whistle i my left ear.
       
    8. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Yeah, spoiling yourself with some nice audio equipment is kind of useless when you have bad T :(
       
    9. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I can just barely hear up to 13khz and like you lost it to meds.
      My ears were also A+ , I was doing mastering of albums before I got hit by this shitstorm.
       
    10. Katkin

      Katkin Member

      Location:
      Lancashire UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2013
      I've tried the hearing tests posted on YouTube, I can hear up to 14 KHz. 15 KHz with the volume increased, 16 and 17 KHz I could hear a distorted sort of buzz. I noticed on one test, that advises you to plug each ear to listen with both the right and left ear independently, that my left ear appears to be better than my right. My mum (who I lost in January 2013) also told me that her left ear was better than her right. My audiologist also told me that most people have one ear that is better than the other. I noticed that my left ear was more proficient at hearing than my right, a long time ago before I had tinnitus. I am 50 years old. I know people with hearing loss, people with noise exposure, injury etc without tinnitus - so why do we have it and how do we stop it? Has our brain turned up our hearing for some reason, and if so, how do we turn it down?
       

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