Tinnitus Caused by Loud Sound from In-Ear Headphones (The Sound Lasted Barely 2 Seconds)

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    1. Damien0000

      Damien0000 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      headphones
      Hello,

      (I don't speak English well, I'm French so I use Google translate).

      I have had tinnitus for 6 months now.

      I relate this to an incident with in-ear headphones (an incident where I did not see the excessive volume in my headphones and which lasted barely 2 seconds).

      From that, I had an acoustic trauma which lasted for about 10 days.

      But since then I have had tinnitus that has not let go. I hear it mainly in the quiet. Or sometimes when I watch tv.

      I also note that I am a very anxious person. I stress all the time.
      I had a hearing assessment that did not reveal any hearing loss! (I even hear sounds that are only 5 decibels loud).

      My doctor thinks that my tinnitus is not from this acoustic trauma but from my stress. I also saw a stomatologist. I have a problem with my jawbones and jaw muscle, as well as with the upper teeth which do not overlap well with the lower ones. I sometimes have tension in my jaw and neck.

      So I no longer have the impression that mine is somatosensory tinnitus.

      I wanted to know if, in your opinion, after 6 months I still have a chance that my tinnitus will disappear (or is my tinnitus chronic...)?

      I'm afraid I will live the rest of my life with this noise.

      I'm sorry for my English. I hope I made myself understood.
       
    2. SadMan
      Tired

      SadMan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Hi,

      Have you ever had a reduction in your tinnitus? I also suffered acoustic trauma from headphones. I am in the same boat as you.

      The doctor told me that this has no upper limit in terms of time when you can recover. Some can recover after 12 months, some after 2 years. Protect your ears from loud noise.
       
    3. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum. Normally that short duration of headphone usage shouldn't do that much damage. Your doctor may be right the stress might have caused the tinnitus. Mental struggle is known to cause tinnitus. I have heard people having deep grief for tragic loss of loved one can sometimes get tinnitus. Try to calm down by doing relaxing exercises to soothe your stress level. You may want to use some natural supplements to help calm the nerves such as chamomile tea, lemon balm, catnip, kava etc. You can Google search to get more types of them. Don't worry too much. Most people report better improvement in 6 to 18 months. It won't be a lifetime of suffering as habituation will occur over time. You can always mask it if it bothers you.

      Take care. God bless.
       
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    4. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      HI @Damien0000

      Your tinnitus is likely to improve with time. It is important that you stop using headphones even at low volume. Please click on the link blow and read the entire thread posted by the member Still- hope, as it concerns tinnitus caused by headphones.

      Tinnitus from Loud Headphones: Any Advice / Suggestions Welcome! | Tinnitus Talk Support Forum
       
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      Damien0000

      Damien0000 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      headphones
      Hello, thank you for your answer. Yes I have the impression of having had an improvement in recent days. I have the impression that the sound is neither a whistling nor a buzzing, but more of a "pchii" of the same level as an electrical appliance on standby. In terms of the situations in which I hear it, it is especially in the morning and in the evening when there is no more noise. I don't use any hearing protection on the bus, train, metro. I see an osteopath for everything related to muscle tension, he says that I have functional injuries due to the fact that I am constantly stressed. I am a real ball of nerves. I also explore the dentist's trail (having a problem with the alignment between my top and bottom teeth). I hope to make myself understood, it's not easy when you don't speak English and have to use Google Translate.
       
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      Damien0000

      Damien0000 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      headphones
      Hello, I thought like you that having an acoustic shock from headphones should not have left such a long mark. 6 months, I find it a long time. That's why it stresses me out, because it's still there.
      I had a treatment with vasodilators. But it didn't help me.
      The first few months were difficult at times, I felt like I had fire alarms in my ears.

      Now, I hear it especially and only in the quiet and the evening. So I try to mask it as much as possible. Sometimes it comes back louder and therefore the television is not enough to cover it.
      Sometimes I have pain that goes all the way up to my ears, but I don't think it comes from hyperacusis but more from dental problems that go up to my ears.

      So I try to calm down and put things into perspective, but the more time passes, the less reassured I am of a possible cure.

      Thank you for your message and wish you a good day.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Damien0000

      Damien0000 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      headphones
      Hello, thank you for your answer. I'll go read this post.
      This is already the case, I no longer use anything in my ears.

      I don't even use a phone in my ears anymore, I'm afraid of making my case worse. So I use the speaker.

      I am really afraid that loud sounds worsen my tinnitus so from the slightest noise I develop a panicky fear when it is too loud.

      I think I have post-traumatic stress related to this incident.
       
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    8. SadMan
      Tired

      SadMan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I understand you very well. I also use Google Translate :)

      I and some friends hear the ringing everywhere. We cannot mask it. Our tinnitus loudness is too loud. What wouldn't we give for a tinnitus that we could only hear in a quiet environment :)

      There's worse. So keep protecting your ears from loud noise. I hope you won't hear any tinnitus even in quiet environment.

      Until the current situation improves, keep it from getting worse. As a result of my research, I learned that "trust the healing effect of time"
       
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      AUTHOR
      Damien0000

      Damien0000 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      headphones
      So you think there is a chance that it will go away completely? Because it's been 6 months... I tell myself in the long run that I will end up like this for the rest of my life. This is what is "exhausting", hearing a constant "pchiii" which is sometimes obscured by the TV or only if I take a shower.

      I'm clenching less, but I'm going to be wearing a dental tray next month. The dentist told me that there is not necessarily a link between the clenching of my teeth and tinnitus.
       
    10. SadMan
      Tired

      SadMan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      It does not matter whether it goes or not after it reaches a level that will not bother you completely. The important thing is that it does not bother you.
       
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      Damien0000

      Damien0000 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      headphones
      Hello,

      For the past few weeks I have had pain coming and going on one side of my jaw.
      When it starts it hurts my teeth, sinuses, my ear inside, my temporomandibular joint and also my forehead (headache).

      I wanted to know if there was a link with my tinnitus or not (and if others had this kind of symptoms because in my 7 months of tinnitus I never had this)?

      I also want to clarify that I wear an aligner for the night.
       
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