Tinnitus Going Away? Mine Changed, It's Now Only in My Right Ear and Is Less Loud

Discussion in 'Support' started by bellecooper77, May 14, 2019.

    1. bellecooper77

      bellecooper77 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hello! I'm new here and new to having tinnitus - so I'm still trying to accept the fact that I might have this for the rest of my life. I'm young and only 18. I have had tinnitus for the past month, it just occurred during a random day - it sounds like when you pull your jaw back in your mouth, so kind of a unique sound.

      It isn't bad - I mostly only notice it when its completely silent or I have headphones on.
      I have no idea how I developed tinnitus, but there are a variety of factors that might have contributed to this - listening to my music too loudly sometimes, my posture being really "bent" out of shape, my father having tinnitus in one ear, or allergies.

      However, my ENT said that I have no hearing damage, and that my hearing is actually better than average, which confused me, and he just told me that I have to deal with it.

      I used to have tinnitus ringing in both ears, but for the past week it has shifted so that it only occurs in my right ear, with it being barely noticeable (probably a 1/10 to a 0/10) in my left ear versus a 4/10 in my right ear.

      Does this mean that it has a possibility of going away? Is this normal?

      Also, sometimes a new sound, like a high pitch occurs in one of my ears, then goes away, which has been happening to me ever since I can remember. The sound is heard over the tinnitus. Is this also a bad sign?

      Sorry for so much information but I will really appreciate all of the advice/knowledge I can get!
    2. winstona

      winstona Member

      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure and excessive ear irrigation
      This is normal. We all have this regardless of whether you have tinnitus. I think some called this Fleeting Tinnitus in this forum. It usually goes away in a seconds.

      Welcome to the forum. I guess at this point all you have to do is to remain patience as our ears heal slowly. Try not to over stress your ears too much and stay away from loud music or headphones if possible. But seeing that your tinnitus is already settling at around 0-4, I think there is a good chance yours will fade away over time.
    3. monkey legs

      monkey legs Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1991 (Low level). Worse Dec 2017 to Now
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear injury (paintball) 1991. 2017 > Onwards Cause? Not sure.
      Hi there.

      Tinnitus can be so complicated. How can we fully understand it, if the so called experts cant?

      I sincerely hope your Tinnitus goes away. I would say keep away from loud noises, especially headphones etc. Keep yourself well & stay as positive as you can. As you may already know Tinnitus is really of the brain, as thats where external sound input is processed. The shifting sounds coming and going could your brain trying to work out whats going on.

      As I say look after your physical and mental health. Dont be afraid to ask for any advice.

      Peace & Love.
    4. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Some people on this forum believe that headphones are not safe for us.
      T fades for many people. Normally it takes 1-2 years for it to happen. Yours is fading fast - it ought to continue to fade. Just make sure to not hurt your ears again. Check out
    5. coffee_girl

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Fleeting tinnitus sucks...it scares the crap out of me.
    6. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Vigilant hearing protection is essential at this point. No earbuds or headphones should be used. Play the TV and music at lower volumes. No concerts or bars. Carry earplugs for unexpected loud situations, such as restaurants, and if you think you need them, put them in.

      There is a good chance things will continue to heal.

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