Strange Hearing Distortion/Dysacusis?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Nathan McAlum, Jun 7, 2019.

    1. Mymlan

      Mymlan Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @Gabriel I see. Yes, I read about a lot of members on this forum getting tinnitus from ear wax build up. What an idiot ENT giving you ototoxic meds! Incredible stupid. It’s like they know nothing about anything.

      My tinnitus started the same way really. I worried about tinnitus after my loud noise exposure. And there it was, the next day. But I know this is for real. It’s not like an imaginary friend. Something is wrong in the auditory system.
       
    2. Gabriel
      Balanced

      Gabriel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I focused on verifying if I had tinnitus
      I am not angry because of the ototoxic medicine, because all ear drops for ear inflammation ARE ototoxic, but only if it go behind the ear-drum. But my ear drum was fine, and I didn't get any side effect of ototoxicity.

      I am angry that she didn't see the little earwax and just got it out. If she had did that, I would live a normal life right now.
       
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    3. Mymlan

      Mymlan Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I understand, and I know the feeling. Someone else also caused my tinnitus, I didn’t do this to myself. I’m so sorry.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Nathan McAlum
      Hurting

      Nathan McAlum Member

      Location:
      TN, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Noise maybe?
      Yeah, I had it pretty bad for the first few weeks, it went away for a few months, but it seem to come back worse than ever, hope it goes away soon.
       
    5. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      Same thing for me, it got better, then a bit worse, then better again and so on. Right now it is A LOT better than last year, i rarely ever notice something.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Nathan McAlum
      Hurting

      Nathan McAlum Member

      Location:
      TN, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Noise maybe?
      That's great to hear, glad to see that you're doing better!
       
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    7. Allan Mcmillan

      Allan Mcmillan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 30 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic shock from playing guitar with headphones
      I still have dysacusis but I've noticed that it's fluctuating. I had a couple days since onset where it was barely noticeable. I heard from an LLLT expert that dysacusis usually resolves itself overtime. I'm currently doing home laser therapy and I do feel as if it could help out in the long run.
       
    8. Gabriel
      Balanced

      Gabriel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I focused on verifying if I had tinnitus
      Hey guys,
      A message of hope too !
      I have had improvment, with taking magnesium suppléments, that probably calm my nerves ?
      Anyway I still hear a bit of distortion over white noise (fan at work) but it seems not as loud as before.
      I believe it heals with time, and also stress really have an impact on it (like tinnitus I guess).
      Still annoying but way more bearable, I will now try to not think about it, I think it's the next step, even if it's really hard for me because my brain always have been catchy on sounds.
       
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    9. Vicki14
      Panicky

      Vicki14 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      @JohnAdams I get this too and have read it’s called ‘exploding head’ syndrome!
       
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    10. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Thankfully I haven't experienced this lately.
       
    11. Vukis

      Vukis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MRI or ototoxic drugs
      Hi Gabriel, do you still have problems with this distant whistling sound or it is completley gone?
       
    12. Gabriel
      Balanced

      Gabriel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I focused on verifying if I had tinnitus
      Hi,

      The distortion is almost totally gone.

      I still can hear it if I focus on it on white noise but it's very very low.

      I have unfortunately a new tinnitus sound which sounds like a wind whistling but I am not sure it is connected. And it's actually bearable, annoying but bearable.

      My advice: take magnesium and vitamin B. Worked, not a placebo.
       
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    13. Allan Mcmillan

      Allan Mcmillan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 30 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic shock from playing guitar with headphones
      Mines got alot better and then significantly worse. I'm now dealing with earpain, mild hyperacusis, worse distortions and louder tinnitus. Crept up over days and honestly I'm not even sure what to do anymore. I'm hoping it's a normal fluctuation but I'm 4 months in and I don't think it'll get better if it keeps worsening.
       
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    14. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      I had these fluctuations a lot in the first year, I still have them but not as often. Right now I also have a bit of a spike but just with a bit more noticable tinniuts, nothing else. At 4 months my tinnitus was changing all the time, so I would give it one or two years and hope for it to settle.
       
    15. Vukis

      Vukis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MRI or ototoxic drugs
      And how is your situation with dysacusis, it gone, or subsided?
       
    16. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      It was mostly gone a few months after onset, first three months were the worst. Now I just notice it a bit when I have some kind of spike. But all the “whistling“ over car noises, rain, rivers etc. is gone.
       
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    17. mylesm

      mylesm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Man! This thread has pulled me out of a very lonely, scary hole. I have the exact same thing! Whenever a car drives past, whenever I hear the fridge or the tap run I get a morse code distortion.
      I was already dealing with anxiety from the tinnitus and hypercusis and this one has just been piled on top. I thought it was game over for me, as after weeks of reading the forum I hadn't yet stumbled upon this condition.
      Anyone else getting random ear pain? Im not sure if its related to noise exposure as Im getting it randomly throughout the day while sitting on the couch?
       
    18. Nuberu

      Nuberu Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, no measurable hearing loss
      I read in a forum about tinnitus combined with another health problem I have, so I learned about it's existence.

      Like a month after that, I went to a very quiet museum and I noticed this high pitch sound in my ears for the first time and aknowledged it was that "tinnitus" thing I've read about.

      You can imagine the rest of the story, this was 10 years ago now. Don't blame yourself, it's not that rare or stupid, just human.
       
    19. Hammers

      Hammers Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma: Too close to fireworks with no protection.
      Following a week of loud noise at work I've come down with slight hyperacusis and distorted noise that sounds like whistling. I can't pin down the affected frequency though.
       
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    20. astaff14

      astaff14 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I’ve been getting this! I had a noise trauma about 2.5 weeks ago and while my regular ringing is back down to baseline I now get a siren/alarm sounding distortion over a lot of background noises. Tends to go away when I’m not thinking about it I think but it’s definitely reactive! Hope everyone’s doing okay, glad I found this thread as it seems to resolve a bit over time.
       
    21. AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      Hello Everyone,
      I started experiencing the same about more than a week now.
      At first, I heard a different sound on top of running water and I thought it was the exhaust fan. Then the night after, I noticed that my ceiling fan in my room was producing this whistling siren-like sound. Then I realized the sound of AC, television, inside the car, and anything that is loud and at a certain frequency triggers this distortion!
      I was, or still am, downright scared.
      I have bilateral tinnitus that I acquired last year and some form of hyperacusis.
      I am deeply, deeply hoping this would subside.
       
    22. HootOwl

      HootOwl Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explanation in About You
      I’m convinced that this distortion that we have here in this thread is a form of synaptopathy (or maybe I’m more desperate than anything to believe that because there are treatments in the pipeline).

      I think if we can restore the synapses, this regenerating the nerve fibers from SGNs, the distortion will resolve since the signal will no longer be dysfunctional.

      The question is if the DCN can “reboot” once it receives the correct signal, and stop the hyperactivity in the fusiform cells.

      Fingers crossed because I can’t live with all this distortion around me...
       
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    23. HootOwl

      HootOwl Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explanation in About You
      Does anyone else hear different distortions depending on the source of sound? I feel like I’m the only one who has that...Like the distortion in the fan will be different than the one in traffic, which is different from the one in water.
       
    24. Hammers

      Hammers Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma: Too close to fireworks with no protection.
      I have different distortions from different sources too. One of them is am ear splitting whistle and it drives me nuts.
       
    25. AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      Running water = Has a slight low tone
      Fan = Has a low siren-like sound
      White noise = Whistle
      Car AC = Whistle
      Traffic = Siren-like
      Machines = Whistle

      It is also strange that I mostly hear the distortion if I am at a distance from the sound source.
       
    26. Nate52

      Nate52 Member

      Location:
      Midwest
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      My ear responds to the noise sources you listed with a ringing sound. If I enter a quiet room the ringing stops.
       
    27. Hammers

      Hammers Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma: Too close to fireworks with no protection.
      I get it over those same sources, except unfortunately certain voices are having it now too...
       
    28. nicole76
      Depressed

      nicole76 Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/17 / Worsened 04/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One-Sided Hearing Loss (of unknown origin)
      Yes! I thought I was the only one. If I'm right next to the source there is little to no distortion but is it's further away the distortion is much more noticeable. I hate it more than the tinnitus.
       
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    29. AlbertJ

      AlbertJ Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Philippines
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otitis Media
      I guess this has something to do with the eardrum.

      I consulted my ENT doctor a few days ago. He found that my left eardrum is a bit inflammed and retracted. Possibly because of eustachian tube dysfunction brought about by an allergy or a cold. I am hoping that this would subside.
       
    30. Hammers

      Hammers Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma: Too close to fireworks with no protection.
      IMO I think this is caused by loudness hyperacusis of certain frequencies. About the same time the distortion started I found I could (and still can) hear lightbulbs buzz. Not like a barely audible buzz either, I mean like a the level of a refrigerator hum. Wacky stuff bro.
       
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