Tinnitus and Playing a Musical Instrument

Discussion in 'Support' started by MikeEd, Oct 18, 2017.

    1. MikeEd

      MikeEd Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unkown
      I play electric guitar and sometimes practice without the amplifier turned on, it's not loud at all that way.

      It seems like after I practice this way the intensity and loudness of the tinnitus gets worse.

      I wonder if it could be because of the activity going on in the brain when making music.

      Has anyone else ever experienced this?
       
    2. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I don't experience this when I play my drums. Perhaps you have some kind of "reactive tinnitus". It takes a while to understand how our T reacts...
       
    3. fade2black244
      Inspired

      fade2black244 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/24/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Yes, I got the same thing even before I had chronic T. I played lead guitar in a Metal band and after practice my ears would ring. Hell, even practicing on a small little amp would kick it up briefly. Though, it would always eventually find it's way back down.
       
    4. Tweaker
      Transparent

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I play acoustic nylon strung guitar and if anything if helps the T.
       
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