Tinnitus Caused by My Headset at Work?

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

    1. Tinnitus88

      Tinnitus88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      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.

    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      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

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