Terrified Hearing Aid Feedback Makes Tinnitus Worse

Discussion in 'Support' started by Striveon, Nov 9, 2019.

    1. Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      When I take out my hearing aids, it always does a feedback sound in my ear.

      Could that make my tinnitus worse? I always get anxiety to take them out because I feel like damage is happening and I fear it is making my tinnitus worse.

      I have the smallest hearing aids (the ones that go in the ear, size of a bean).
       
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    2. Quiet please
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      Quiet please Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Only a guess, but probably hearing loss.
      @Striveon, an experienced audiologist would adjust the feedback. You also may not be wearing the correct type of hearing aid for your particular type of tinnitus. Do you go every 2 weeks or so to have your hearing aids adjusted? Our hearing & tinnitus changes, so our hearing aids need adjustments to match the changes. I’m 10 years in & just recently found out I was wearing the incorrect type of hearing aids. Now I’m so much better with bi-cross hearing aids. The tinnitus has receded to the background & I hardly notice it.
       
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      Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      When I take out my hearing aids, the hearing aid gives a feedback sound and that feedback sound always terrifies me as I'm afraid it will make tinnitus worse. I think of it as an earphone with music affecting tinnitus since it is inside the ear.

      What do you think? I have been using hearing aids even before I had tinnitus, so I go based off my hearing loss.

      When you take your hearing aids out, do you hear your tinnitus loudly or is it still low?
       
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      Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Anyone? Experiences with taking out their hearing aids and causing a feedback sound? Does it worsen your tinnitus??
       
    5. Quiet please
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      Quiet please Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Only a guess, but probably hearing loss.
      @Striveon. No. The answer is no.

      You should not be hearing a feedback noise. Sometimes, if your aides are outside your ears, charged or have charged batteries in and you put them together by mistake, you will hear a feedback noise. If I were you, I’d have them checked and adjusted.
       
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      Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
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      These are the ones I use. Do you see the clear stick hanging out? When I grab on the stick to pull it out, it does a feedback sound. That is what I am always terrified of, the feedback making my tinnitus worse.

      What hearing do you use and has the feedback ever made your tinnitus worse?
       
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    7. Quiet please
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      Quiet please Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Only a guess, but probably hearing loss.
      @Striveon, No, I don’t get any feedback.
      I have hearing loss in one ear with one sided tinnitus. I use Phonak Audeo M hearing aids. They are helping me tremendously.
       
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      Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Do you use masking?
       
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    9. Quiet please
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      Quiet please Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Westchester County, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Only a guess, but probably hearing loss.
      @Striveon, Yes; but it works differently than traditional masking. Google the aides I’m using. It would help answer your questions.

      I have Endolymphatic Hydrops. It’s a one-sided hearing loss condition with Tinnitus, fullness & balance issues. It’s been unrelenting for over 10 years. These aides are the only thing that has even remotely helped in all those years. Look it up. It might help; I can’t say for sure for your particular situation. I do know that in the USA, the more ethical audiologists give a 30-60 money back warranty. Get evaluated & see. All the best!
       
    10. Elmer B Fuddled

      Elmer B Fuddled Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      plugged nasal eustachian tube
      I have behind the ear aids and sometimes when I remove them I get feedback but it doesn't affect the tinnitus as it is a quick screech and the aids are out. I've been back for adjustment 4 times and it makes a big difference. You may need new advanced aids
       
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      Striveon

      Striveon Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Do you think since my hearing aid is inside my ear, and the feedback happens in my ear, it affects tinnitus?
       
    12. Elmer B Fuddled

      Elmer B Fuddled Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      plugged nasal eustachian tube
      The feedback happens in my ear too. It hasn't hurt or made the T worse.
       
    13. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996

      HI @Striveon

      Thank you for you message via PM. I do not wear hearing aids and therefore unable to help. I think the advice and information @Quiet please has given you is excellent and advise you to follow it. You need to discus this with your Audiologist.

      Take care
      Michael
       

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