Tinnitus without Hearing Loss

Discussion in 'Support' started by ringinghours, May 8, 2019.

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Along with tinnitus, do you have measurable hearing loss?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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    1. ringinghours

      ringinghours Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I got my hearing tested at an audiologist and found out that I have no hearing loss. I understand the majority of tinnitus sufferers have hearing loss.

      Who else on this forum has tinnitus without any hearing loss?
       
    2. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      You could still have hidden hearing loss.
       
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    3. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
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    4. InfiniteLoop
      Relaxed

      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure. Maybe very high frequency loss in left ear.
      @ringinghours

      Everybody has hearing loss (ranging from minimal to very extensive). The audiologist is just telling you that you do not need hearing aids.
       
    5. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Oh, you have hearing loss, it's just not detectable with standard hearing tests. It's called hidden hearing loss.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      ringinghours

      ringinghours Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      No the audiologist said my hearing test not only shows no hearing loss but that my results are above average. The audiologist says it is important not to stress out over the tinnitus as that is the only way it will go away. That I have to do something in order not be bothered by it as much.
       
    7. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      You have been severely misinformed.
       
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    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      ringinghours

      ringinghours Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      OK point taken. But do you know, since I performed so well on a 8000 Hz hearing test, chances are I don't have much hearing loss if any in other frequencies and probably either very little or no nerve damage/hidden hearing loss. Isn't it logical that for those whose hearing loss is very mild, their tinnitus is more likely to go away?

      Also, the article you posted never mentions studies on the likely hood of getting tinnitus and the chances these people have of recovering from it in the people with this nerve damage but without detectable hearing loss that you speak of.

      Neuromod's device works by a sound therapy that is geared only towards those with hearing loss, by playing the frequency you are missing at the minimum volume you can hear. They claim that tinnitus is caused because people with hearing loss are not being stimulated by frequencies that are lost. But that would mean that those who are able to hear all the frequencies that a person without hearing loss and nerve damage can hear should not have tinnitus. What's your explanation for that?
       
      Last edited: May 8, 2019
    9. GSC
      Owned

      GSC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      The only way you would know if you don't have hearing loss is if you tested above the 8khz frequency, did all the way to 20, did a speech in noise - and maybe even far more extensive tests than that. Speech in noise is one of the best tests you can get ( even if it is still subpar ) to see if you damaged your inner hair cells. If you score less than 100 then it is safe to assume you suffered damage, or even hair cell death. Who knows. Point is, hidden hearing loss is very much a thing and not a lot of ents and audiologists test for it.
       
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    10. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      ringinghours

      ringinghours Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I searched online and was able to hear up to 15000 Hz.

      How Old is Your Hearing? - Interactive Test...
       
    11. GSC
      Owned

      GSC Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Mild hearing
      I wouldn't self-test yourself, because youtube, from what I read, has a cap at a certain frequency, and so do computer speakers. The best way to gauge your hearing is with an audiologist in a sound booth who tests the higher frequencies. Be careful when you self-test.
       
    12. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      ringinghours

      ringinghours Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      You know I specifically asked the audiologist if she could test at a higher frequency than 8000 Hz because I knew Contrast would post this article again but unfortunately my audiologist doesn't have those capabilities.
       
    13. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      It's called frequency response. Pro speakers and microphones have a little graph that shows how well they respond to different frequencies printed on them or their documentation. This person strongly believes that their hearing has nothing to do with their tinnitus. Tinnitus can also come from head trauma, and maybe that is the case here.
       
    14. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      ringinghours

      ringinghours Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I did not have head trauma. I don't know why I got tinnitus but it is possibly from over-exposure to noise. Assuming the reason for my tinnitus is repeat over-exposures to noise, but that I don't have much hearing loss even in the higher frequencies, what are the chances of my tinnitus going away?
       
    15. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      @ringinghours Do you have a history of noise exposure, loud music, loud headphones, loud factory work?
       
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    16. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      What do they mean they don't have those capibilities?

      Dude you can just search for 9000khz on Youtube with your own headphones in a quiet room.
       
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    17. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      I apologize I missed this comment, yeah hidden hearing loss to the moon. lol
       
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