Tinnitus Since Age 19 from Metal Music/Gaming

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    1. swisschees

      swisschees Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music/TMJ
      Hello,

      I'm from Switzerland, 31 years old. My tinnitus started when I was age 18-19. I think it was caused by listening to loud metal music and playing games on headphones. I also went to A LOT of concerts.

      I learned to live with it but every couple of years I have some kind of meltdown and need to pick myself up.

      Sadly, and this is the reason I joined here, my tinnitus has spiked a lot in the last weeks.

      I also have big case of Bruxism. Botox and physiotherapy help for a short time but it comes back sooner or later.
       
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    2. Mister Muso
      No Mood

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Hello :rockingbanana:

      Another metal music fan here. You may need to take a break from it and from headphones for a while. I discovered some new genres since getting my chronic tinnitus and hyperacusis. Psybient and downtempo get me through. Still like a bit of Rush and Nightwish but that's as heavy as I can cope with comfortably these days. Also trying to stay active and going for more walks and cycling trips.

      I also have Bruxism but I've never really addressed that much, as I know my tinnitus is primarily noise-related. I'm starting with a new dentist tomorrow so will see what they say.
       
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    3. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Exposure to loud noise is one of the most common causes of tinnitus. Listening to audio through headphones, earbuds or headset at too high a volume is often the reason. Attending venues where loud music is played, working in a noisy environment or participating in sports such as shooting a gun on a range can cause tinnitus too.

      If you don't want the tinnitus to get worse and it certainly can, my advice is to stop using all types of headphones including earbuds and don't even use them at low volume.

      Please click on the links below and read my posts that you might find helpful.

      All the best,
      Michael

      New to Tinnitus, What to Do? | Tinnitus Talk Support Forum
      Tinnitus, A Personal View | Tinnitus Talk Support Forum
       
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      swisschees

      swisschees Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music/TMJ
      Thanks.
       
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