Tinnitus due to Sound Exposure (Music) but No Hearing Damage

Discussion in 'Support' started by Digga, Jan 3, 2016.

    1. Digga

      Digga Member

      Hi there so I was out with friends roughly 18months ago and they were listening to music which was painful to my ears after 2-3 minutes I asked them to turn it down and from the on I have had extremely high pitched T. The strange thing is that I had a hearing test and can hear up to 20 Khz , what is happening here?
    2. Guest4384524

      Guest4384524 Guest

      Ummm....I still hear very good as well...high pitched decibels. ..can change your life.
    3. linearb

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Standard hearing tests, as in pure tone audiometry, don't show all kinds and extents of damage. So, you can have "normal hearing" on such a test, but still have worse hearing than you did a couple years ago.
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    4. Nick Pyzik

      Nick Pyzik Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Listening to in-ear headphones & playing in a band
    5. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Standard audiograms are not indicative of hearing damage. They measure your hearing sensitivity. It just so happens that damaged hearing can have some loss of sensitivity but that it not always the case.

      If you have tinnitus as a result of noise exposure then the cause of almost certainly because of said exposure.

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