Tinnitus Loudness — Can You Hear Your Tinnitus in These Settings?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mpt, Mar 21, 2014.

    1. Mpt

      Mpt Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Just wanted to get some responses to help us all measure our loudness in comparison with others:

      Can you hear your t while sitting in a silent room?
      Can you hear your t in an average office environment-- if you work in an office?

      Can you hear it while walking outside on a quiet street?

      Can you hear it over a tv at modest volume?

      Can you hear it over a shower?

      Does your t get louder when in loud environments like busy restaurant with music playing?
       
    2. DebS

      DebS Member

      Location:
      Ohio, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Yes to first 4 questions, no to last 2.
       
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    3. Glenn
      Balanced

      Glenn Member

      Location:
      North Syracuse, New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/06/2014
      Just wanted to get some responses to help us all measure our loudness in comparison with others:

      Can you hear your t while sitting in a silent room? YES
      Can you hear your t in an average office environment-- if you work in an office? YES

      Can you hear it while walking outside on a quiet street?YES

      Can you hear it over a tv at modest volume? YES

      Can you hear it over a shower? NO - MY FAVORITE PLACE TO BE :)

      Does your t get louder when in loud environments like busy restaurant with music playing?NO
       
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    4. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Good post, Mpt! Here are my responses:

      Can you hear your t while sitting in a silent room? YES
      Can you hear your t in an average office environment-- if you work in an office? YES; UNLESS THERE IS SOME SORT OF BACKGROUND NOISE.

      Can you hear it while walking outside on a quiet street?YES

      Can you hear it over a tv at modest volume? YES

      Can you hear it over a shower? NO, THANK GOODNESS!

      Does your t get louder when in loud environments like busy restaurant with music playing? NO. BEING IN A NOISY RESTAURANT IS A GOOD DISTRACTION FOR ME. IT KEEPS ME FROM THINKING ABOUT MY TINNITUS.
       
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    5. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3.yes 4.yes 5.sometimes 6.yes
       
    6. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      You forgot -
      Can you hear it while driving 100km/hr with windows open - YES.
      Can you hear it over a bus diesel engine - YES.
      Can you hear while listening to music at 85dB - YES
      Can you hear it on a Beoing 747 - YES
       
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    7. Saif
      Suicidal

      Saif Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      1.Yes
      2.Yes
      3.Yes
      4.Yes
      5.No, For me shower mean silence.
      6.No
       
    8. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      Can you hear your t while sitting in a silent room? YES
      Can you hear your t in an average office environment-- if you work in an office? YES

      Can you hear it while walking outside on a quiet street? YES

      Can you hear it over a tv at modest volume? YES

      Can you hear it over a shower? YES

      Does your t get louder when in loud environments like busy restaurant with music playing? YES
       
    9. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Yes
      No
      No
      No
      No
      Yes but only when i plug
      My ears it sounds louder and after i leave its low again
       
    10. Willie
      Shitfaced

      Willie Member

      Location:
      Miami Beach, Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/20/2010
      Consider yourself lucky then, wanna trade t? :D
       
    11. Lynnette
      Blah

      Lynnette Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Aug 2013
      Yes to the first 4 questions, no to the last 2 questions.
       
    12. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Aww i wish everyone could not have T but if you had to have T then i wish everyone could have minee :-/ not tryin to sound rude meaning that but i really do feel lucky just thinkin back at the damage i did to my ears and that im left with what i have now is almost nothing. What gets me is my anxiety and worry tho. But please know my ears were ten times worse the first two days of T and somehow dropped down to almost nothing so i believe that can happen to anyone at anytime including yourselff ;)
       
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    13. MattK

      MattK Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/13/2014
      Can you hear your t while sitting in a silent room?--YES... I'd venture to say that if you can't at least answer yes to this, then you wouldn't have tinnitus.

      Can you hear your t in an average office environment-- if you work in an office? --YES

      Can you hear it while walking outside on a quiet street? --YES

      Can you hear it over a tv at modest volume? --SOMETIMES

      Can you hear it over a shower?--NO

      Does your t get louder when in loud environments like busy restaurant with music playing?--NO, but mine does get louder randomely throughout the day, and I'm still not sure exactly what the cause is.
       
    14. erik
      Cool

      erik Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012 or earlier?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      Yes to all the questions except the shower question- I cannot hear it over the shower at any time. However, despite how loud it is, I have become quite adept at being able to ignore it. When it is low, I tend to just forget I have T. When it is higher and I notice it, then my ability to ignore it and change my focus kicks in. This is just something I learned to do with time. I guess it is just my way of habituating.
       
    15. Magpie
      Sporty

      Magpie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/1999
      Can you hear your t while sitting in a silent room?
      Can you hear your t in an average office environment-- if you work in an office?
      Can you hear it while walking outside on a quiet street?
      Can you hear it over a tv at modest volume?
      Can you hear it over a shower?
      Does your t get louder when in loud environments like busy restaurant with music playing?



      I can hear mine while mowing the lawn. I can hear mine in the car with the windows down or up and with the radio cranked up really high. I sometimes can't hear the tv because of my tinnitus. I can't mask it unless I use headphones and listen to loud music which is pretty dumb. Whilst volume isn't the only factor in determining how quickly you get on the habituation bus I think it often does have a bearing.
       
    16. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      1. Yes
      2. Sometimes
      3. Sometimes
      4. Sometimes
      5. No
      6. No
       
    17. Marias21
      Busy

      Marias21 Member

      Cause of Tinnitus:
      allergies
      Can you hear your t while sitting in a silent room ? yes
      Can you hear your t in an average office environment-- if you work in an office? ? if you mean school environment too then yes if its quiet
      Can you hear it while walking outside on a quiet street? most of the time no sometime when its really loud like today ( last night i dint get a good night sleep )

      Can you hear it over a tv at modest volume? depends

      Can you hear it over a shower? no
       
    18. George Brady
      Crappy

      George Brady Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1985
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      bad meds
      1 yes
      2 yes
      3 yes
      4 yes
      5 yes
      6 no
       
    19. Zimichael

      Zimichael Member Benefactor

      Location:
      N. California
      Tinnitus Since:
      (1956) > 1980 > 2006 > 2012 > (2015)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ac. Trauma & Ac.Trauma + Meds.
      Yes to all except shower or sitting in the bath while the water is running into it...unless I "listen" for the tinnitus, then I can still hear it. All the other places/situations, including in a 747 I don't even have to try to listen for it, it is way above those "ambient" (sic) levels.
      Also, sound above some level I am not sure of...(above normal speech between two people in a non noisy place), maybe 65 to 70 decibels, then it seems to aggravate the darn tinnitus and it gets a bit louder with exposure time. It does not have to be harsh or sharp sounds, just 'sound'.
      Mmmmmmmm, though I wonder what would happen if I stood next to a loud waterfall for half an hour??? For sure that would be above 80 dBs.....Anyone tried this??? I will give it a test run next time I go back-packing in the Sierra's as there are plenty of loud waterfalls there in late spring.

      To those who have T levels lower than these "All Yes except shower", I suggest you keep it that way and especially do not add Hyperacusis to the mix!

      Best, Zimichael
       

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