Tinnitus Intensity During Driving

Discussion in 'Support' started by Thongjy, Feb 5, 2015.

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    1. Thongjy
      Balanced

      Thongjy Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      Does anyone find your t intensity increases when driving or when you accelerate hard?

      Anyone found the cause of this phenomenon?
       
    2. AlecP
      Procrastinating

      AlecP Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma (I think)
      @Thongjy when my T is on a bad day, sometimes I find that the noises in my car don't quite mask it, even with the radio on. On a good day though, I won't hear it whilst driving at all...it's weird and I haven't really found a pattern or anything. Maybe if you have reactive tinnitus it appears louder because it seems to be 'fighting' with the other background noises? That's sort of the feeling I get on the bad days, don't know about you? :)
       
    3. Kathi
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      Kathi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ/USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/30/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      HFHL and stress
      I drive an f350 diesel dually. On good days it will mask my tinnitus. On bad days I can hear my tinnitus over the diesel engine and the radio. Lately, I've stopped listening for it and have had better days. I still have tinnitus but when I do hear it I tell myself that I'm too busy to worry about it and then I forget about it for a while. The times I don't pay attention are getting longer. Please read threads by @I who love music. It really does help.
       
    4. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I find my linked more to the road noise. Not the engine.
       
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    5. Rube
      Fine

      Rube Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.A
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Same here, that road noise is a killer. Especially concrete sections of highway.....hate those
       
    6. Thongjy
      Balanced

      Thongjy Member

      Location:
      Singapore
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unsure
      So was it due to noise or pressure inside the car cabin?
       
    7. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      I've had that. But I've since stopped caring about it. T is just an unpredictable thing.
       
    8. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      My T rally ramps up when driving, then stays loud for maybe 30 mins after driving. It's very distracting, too the point I won't drive longer distance any more and am actually thinking about stopping driving as if my mind is not 100% on the road then I am a danger to others on the road.
       
    9. Mike TerMaaten

      Mike TerMaaten Member Benefactor

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 20, 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2013 GMC Sierra pickup truck
      Jason C.... I hear ya.

      About 30 minutes is about how long it takes my my ears to quiet down too.

      I no longer drive long distances.


      It's the road and wind noise.

      On YouTube.com ..do a Search for ' Motorcycle Riding Tinnitus is a Bitch ' ( Wear ear plugs or suffer for life )


      Watch the video at 3:34 (time ) especially


      ALSO, FOR EVERYONE TO NOTE - NEVER IN YOUR LIFE DO INDOOR SKYDIVING ! ..you could pay
       

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