Those with Tinnitus & Hyperacusis — What Was Your Progression Like?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Orions Pain, Mar 4, 2020.

    1. Orions Pain
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      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A series of unfortunate events
      I’ve seen many on here mention theirs eventually got better or even went away completely. What was the time line of yours like? I’m 3 1/2 months in and while I’m starting to get used to my tinnitus the hyperacusis is killing me. Would therapy be beneficial to me at this point? Pink noise generators? TRT? More time? I’m at a loss here? There must be SOMETHING I can do to get better.

      Mine is mostly loudness hyperacusis but I also have this weird menthol sensation that radiates throughout my entire face, forehead and neck. I’d describe the feeling as if someone rubbed icy hot ointment all over my face. I’m absolutely terrified at this point and don’t know where to seek help.

      I largely suspect headphones to play a part in my tinnitus so I’d be worried about wearing any kind of noise generators.

      Do any vets have advice for me? I avoid loud places, headphones and am not taking any ototoxic medications. I’m not understanding why it keeps progressing in a negative direction.

      Would a visit to an ortho/dentist be beneficial to rule out TMJ? I know that sometimes hyperacusis can have the same symptoms and TMJ can be worsened by stress and clenching.
       
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    2. TnH

      TnH Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma and Acoustic Shock
      What progression. Lol.
       
    3. Lyris

      Lyris Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hey, how are you feeling now? Were you ever able to get relief? It sounds like you've been having some kind of nerve issue if a hot/cold feeling was shooting through your whole face and I can see how the jaw/neck could be involved with that.
       

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