Tinnitus That's Got Worse

Discussion in 'Support' started by lucluc, Nov 24, 2017.

    1. lucluc
      Fine

      lucluc Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      October 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      For those of you whose tinnitus has worsened since its onset, what do you think caused it to worsen?
       
    2. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Many things can make tinnitus worst. It's hard to exactly pin point, on what did it. Loud sound, stress/anxiety, Meds, illnesses....these usually are common reasons.
       
    3. Tweaker
      Transparent

      Tweaker Member Benefactor

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Mine is loads worse. I avoid loud places, so it's not that. Maybe meds such as ADs or Sleeping aids. Maybe just changes in the brain that noone can explain.
       
    4. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      When you say "can make tinnitus worse" do you mean a temporary worsening like it's loud for a few weeks then goes back to baseline, or a permanent worsening. Have you developed new tones that never go away? There's a big difference.
       
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    5. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Mine was stable for almost two years. In the past month I've developed two new tones. I'm not quite sure why, but the only think I can think of was moderately loud noise exposure that wasn't even that loud. It's too early to tell if it's a permanent worsening, but it's been difficult to deal with.

      As far as the loudness of my main intrusive tone, that can spike, but I find spikes in loudness alone to be relative and transient.
       
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    6. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Sometimes it's a spike and sometimes it's permanent. You never know with tinnitus.
       
    7. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Have you had permanent worsenings? What caused them?
       
    8. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      A harsh antibiotic 10 years ago made my tinnitus worst....
       
    9. Samir
      Obedient

      Samir Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Advocate

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accoustic trauma
      Sudden, loud sound through headphones. Most definitely! It's the classic way of inducing tinnitus in animals in fact. Except I was being my own test animal.
       
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    10. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      Such loudness, is a shock to the ears and brain. I fully believe, what you say....
       
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    11. Kolisar
      No Mood

      Kolisar Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      birth?
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I do not know. I have had two permanent spikes, one a few years ago, and the second a few (probably four to five) weeks ago. And I have absolutely no idea as to why either happened.
       
    12. Joe Bananas
      No Mood

      Joe Bananas Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I am currently going through a bad spike. My T has been unmaskable since onset. Can hear it everywhere despite any loud sound around me. Got somewhat used to it and could ignore it a good part of the time. Now it's raucuous, like pressure water being projected full force against my neck while metal keys are being shaked near my ears. Can't pin point what has triggered this mess. I am terrified to think that preparing a smoothie with a not-so-loud mixer could have lead to this.
       
    13. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      My got worse.
       
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