Tell Me I'm Being Paranoid (Could It Be My PC Screwing Me Over?)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tim Hogan, Sep 9, 2016.

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    1. Tim Hogan

      Tim Hogan Member

      UK, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cold/Flu (Minor) >>> Botched Acoustic Reflex Test (Severe)
      I've had Tinnitus in my left ear quite dominantly for the past 3 months, the past week ive noticed some noises in my right ear now too.

      Pretty lame, i always thought "atleast my right ear is ok" but thats now delight is gone

      It started around the same time i recently i moved my PC from my left side to my right, because it was very close to my Left T ear and was kinda annoying because for some reason Fans agitate my T and only Fan noises lol, whenever i turn on my fan because its hot my T is like "you think u better than me fan? il show you whos louder!".

      But soon afterwards i now got T in my Right ear

      Sounds a bit coincidental that it started around the same time i moved it, It is a gaming PC but the Fans on my are no were near any kind of damaging noise level, theirs some coil whine, but u gotta get pretty close to the pc to hear it.

      i do spend the grand majority of my time at the PC, its a good 1 1/2 feet away to the side of my desk. i figure its probably the same level of noise at a work environment. its not like im in a server room or something.

      Could it be my PC could be screwing me over or am i just paranoid as T makes you and this is Tinnitus moving around my brain like the asshole it is.
    2. Jacob83

      Jacob83 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud headphones
      This is interesting. The fans, while not a damaging level of noise definitely irritate your tinnitus. I remember when I first got tinnitus, my old crt tv's audio would irritate the hell out of it even on very low volume and sitting across the room from it. Since you're only a few months into having tinnitus, have you had any days where you weren't on the PC for a long time? Maybe not ideal, but have you thought about experimenting with not using your PC for a few days and see where you're at with tinnitus?
    3. linearb

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      go spend three weeks doing some remote camping without a phone and see what happens.
    4. Path Maker

      Path Maker Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Well, I will add that having some devices on definitely causes reactivity with the tinnitus. The past few weeks when it was brutally hot and humid, I ran the A/C 24/7 and sometimes a fan as well. The tinnitus loudness and excitability actually went up.

      As soon as I could turn off these devices, everything settled.

      This afternoon, I ran the fan on low for an hour or so till I noticed I was annoyed at a slight (but annoying!) increase in the tinnitus. I turned the fan off, and it settled.

      Same when driving in the car. I now wear musician's earplugs while driving, which let some sound through and block some. It seems to keep the tinnitus from amping up so much.

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