Suffering from Tinnitus Since 2012 — A Huge Spike Today: Just Me or a Group Environmental Thing?

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    1. angelmn

      angelmn Member

      Location:
      Royal Palm Beach
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      My question is has anyone experienced an increase in volume or intensity or more frequent spikes and occurrences within the last yearish? I have, and want to know if this is a group environmental thing or just me? Just had a huge spike in my left ear on 5/16 @12:06pm Est. Thanks!
       
    2. Julien87
      Not amused

      Julien87 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure (concert)
      Hi, what happened to you on the 16th exactly?
       
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      angelmn

      angelmn Member

      Location:
      Royal Palm Beach
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Sitting at my computer and all of a sudden my left ear starts to ring but very intense for max 5 sec then just dwindled back to my normal hiss.
       
    4. DebInAustralia
      No Mood

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      That sounds like fleeting tinnitus that I think we all have from time to time.
       
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    5. Mister Muso
      Inactive

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I hear about this a lot, and I experience it myself. Sometimes in one ear, sometimes the other. Usually for 5-15 seconds, but once for around 15 minutes. These are referred to by some as "fleeting tinnitus" and can be much louder than a "spike" which in contrast can last for days. Perhaps you're experiencing it more because the world keeps getting noisier. Try not to stress about it as they are quite normal, and can actually be a helpful reminder to cut back on exposure to loud sounds.
       
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    6. hans799
      Mellow

      hans799 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Hungary
      Tinnitus Since:
      Born with it
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Worsened Dec 2016 by headphones
      Yeah don't worry about this. It's completely normal, even people who are not chronic tinnitus sufferers get it. Sometimes I don't have one for days, sometimes I get several a day. Caffeine and stimulants and mental fatigue seem to increase their frequency but there's no hard and fast rule.

      Once again, this is normal and random, really nothing to worry about. Google "fleeting tinnitus", in this case Dr Google will reassure you. :) These aren't "spikes" in the classical sense.
       
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