Tinnitus Caused by My Headset at Work?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tinnitus88, Sep 26, 2016.

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    1. Tinnitus88

      Tinnitus88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I've been wondering about if the third party software my company uses is emitting a high pitched frequency I cannot consciously hear but is causing damage and the tinnitus I am experiencing.

      I say this because it only started since working at my company and a colleague there also has tinnitus but only in one ear, although his headset is a one ear piece one (but the tinnitus ear is the ear which doesn't have the ear piece).

      Is this just a coincidence? Others at my firm say they are fine..

      I spend a large portion of my day using the headphone to listen to recordings and phone calls etc. It isn't loud.

      Thanks
       
    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Tinnitus88 Unfortunately wearing headphones or headsets for long periods of time can cause tinnitus for some people. Quite a few people that work in call centres and wear headsets, have contacted me because they've developed tinnitus. Please click on the link below and you'll find a post titled: Headphones and tinnitus.
      Hope you start to feel better soon
      Michael
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/headphones-and-tinnitus.12062/
       

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