Temporary Threshold Shift

Discussion in 'Support' started by Littlebailey, May 16, 2014.

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    1. Littlebailey

      Littlebailey Member

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      What is a TTS? I've googled it, but I'm not sure I really get it. I'm not sure where my T came from, and if it was noise-induced, it was from headphone use over the years, and not from any one loudness incident. I've never had any temporary ringing in my ears like some experience after a concert or a night out. Nor do I think I've ever had a TTS. Would you know it if it happened? Just curious.

      Sorry if this isn't the right forum. Thanks.
    2. earsnothappy

      earsnothappy Member

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      May 2014

      Auditory fatigue is defined as a temporary loss of hearing after exposure to sound. This results in a temporary shift of the auditory threshold known as a temporary threshold shift (TTS). The damage can become permanent (permanent threshold shift, PTS) if sufficient recovery time is not allowed for before continued sound exposure. When the hearing loss is rooted from a traumatic occurrence, it may be classified as noise-induced hearing loss, or NIHL.
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    3. cullenbohannon

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

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      A lot of people refer to mean tensor tympani syndrome when referring to tts.
    4. Littlebailey

      Littlebailey Member

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      Right. I forgot about that. But as far as a temporary threshold shift, that's the sort of thing when you come home from a rave, or some other super loud equivalent, and your hearing is way off for a little while, with or without ringing? I guess I've led a sheltered life. I don't go to shows.

      I guess this isn't really a hearing loss forum. Nevertheless, just curious.

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