Tinnitus Is Less Intense With Earplugs In...?

Discussion in 'Support' started by st0rch, Jan 20, 2014.

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    1. st0rch
      Creative

      st0rch Member

      Location:
      Taylorsville, Utah
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/18/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      My extremely high pitch tinnitus does not seem half as loud or sporadic with earplugs in. Any thoughts as to why?.. I don't understand it.
       
    2. Riikka

      Riikka Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2007
      That's quite interesting, my experience is quite the contrary. For me, with the earplugs in my T seems to amplify, as there are no outside noises masking the T, making it seem louder. How it could get more quiet, I don't know.
       
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    3. shan
      Lurking

      shan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      God knows
      I experienced that too but not always. The ringing appears less raging with ear plugs in because my ringing seems to be exacerbated by competing sounds in my surroundings at times.
       
    4. Tenna
      Anime

      Tenna Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      To me it's overwhelming when the tinnitus is added to many daily sounds in comparison to when wearing earplugs
       
    5. peter1974
      Balanced

      peter1974 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Maybe you have Hyperacusis. Or like me a hole in your ear drum causing outside noises to agitate the Tinnitus?

      If its any help I am 5 weeks in about. My Hyperacusis dropped after 2 weeks or so. Still have tinnitus but its dropped from a tone to a hiss.

      BTW. Do you get echos in your ear when you talk or if you cover your ear when there is outside noises?!
       
    6. Aighton
      Curious

      Aighton Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2015
      My high pitch also goes away or lessens also with earplugs.. Did you got any idea how come?
       
    7. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      I think that's because with earplugs your brain can not compare T with other sounds, a thing it can do without earplugs. Without earplugs, the T is always here even with normal sounds so there is a comparison between the T and sounds, and because iyou can hear it with normal sounds it seems loud.
       
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