Tinnitus Progression and Earache After Pretty Loud Noise Exposure

Discussion in 'Support' started by ARW90, May 14, 2019.

    1. ARW90

      ARW90 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Hi,

      I have had tinnitus for about 6 years. I'm pretty good at protecting my ears but last week I got badly caught out with some pretty loud noise exposure. Generally they will ring, however this is the first time I have actually had earache following noise exposure and I just wondered whether that was a common theme amongst people or whether my ears may have experienced a step change in terms of damage?

      I genuinely don’t get any aches typically so just wanted to draw on other people’s experiences.

      I’m aware that there is a hyperacusis and aches forum page but I’m interested in people with tinnitus and whether earache is a common theme following noise exposure, as opposed to individuals that have consistent earache or over sensitivity.

      Thanks in advance.
       
    2. winstona
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      winstona Member

      Location:
      Toronto, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Oct 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure and excessive ear irrigation
      I can tell you from my experience that I experience ear pain alongside tinnitus. Also, from the moment that I noticed the tinnitus started to bother me after an acoustic trauma, my ears started to itch and eventually become painful when I listen everyday sounds. I believe this is a form of hyperacusis.
       
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      ARW90

      ARW90 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Thanks for the reply. I must admit additional sensitivity and earache were two areas that I hadn’t really considered before, very much my own naivety.
       

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