What Are the Statistics of Tinnitus Staying or Going Away?

Discussion in 'Support' started by lissaharold, Jan 7, 2016.

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    1. lissaharold

      lissaharold Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      does anyone happen to know what are the statistics of tinnitus staying or going away? . I've been doing some research but I can't seem to find anything related to it. It'll be appreciated if someone could enlighten me :)!
       
    2. ceauses97
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      ceauses97 Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/12/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      Don't have any direct sources, but got told by ENT specialists that in 80 % of the cases tinnitus fades away on it's own. If you aren't suffering from any hearling loss, there is even a higher chance. No one call tell when you're tinnitus will be gone tho, I guess you just have to wait.

      I do have a uncle who suffered from tinnitus in his younger days, its gives me a lot of hope knowing his tinnitus faded away after many months (!).

      Good luck.
       
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    3. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      Those statistics of tinnitus going away always include the cases where it does go away within the first 48 hours. Hell, I sometimes even wonder if it also includes the spontaneous transient tinnitus that goes away after a few minutes. In reality if you have ringing in your ears for a week after going to that concert it will likely stick with you for a long while.
       
    4. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      You won't find those kind of statistics. People who have very short-term tinnitus usually don't seek medical advice because the tinnitus fades away within a few days or weeks. People with chronic tinnitus often seek treatment, only to discover there is no reliable treatment. So they don't return for additional treatment and their treating physician has no idea of their status.

      Hope for the best, try to stay calm, protect your ears, avoid headphones, and get as much sleep as you can. That will improve your chances of the tinnitus being temporary.
       
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    5. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      That gives me a little hope, but it seems way more optimistic than my ENT doctors.

      That's a bummer. I wonder if it's different for long term exposure that causes T, vs short term (eg. gunshot) exposure that sets it off? One of my ENT doctors (who has T himself) told me if it's there for 3-6 months he would say it's most likely chronic.

      I think we get a very biased sample here, so it's difficult to draw any meaningful conclusions. Plus, many people may have a very quiet mild form of tinnitus that they hardly even notice and never report because it's not bothersome to them.
       
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    6. lissaharold

      lissaharold Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      @ceauses97 thank you for the info, i've became more calmed about this whole T thing. A month already with this thing oh well. Haha as well im always dizzy, comes and goes but its there, but the dizziness I've had it before the T started, im sure the T is by sound exposure :/... good thing I can't hear it when Im around patients in the hospital or university.! only bothers when Im alone in dead silence. Hope hope hope! im sure one day we will only look back at the past and think of T as a life lesson. :)
       
    7. lissaharold

      lissaharold Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Thank you for the info! I've been protecting my ears from loud noises ny wearing ear plugs, sleep is a challenge since Im a university student in the medical field but I try. :)! To be honest i've noticed that people live with tinnitus and don't even bother by seeking medical help they just think is suppose to be there and normal, and after a long while their tinnitus just goes away.
       
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    8. ceauses97
      Speechless

      ceauses97 Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/12/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      You should visit a doctor, if you haven't already. Dizziness and tinnitus can be symptoms of Menieres's disease or other disorders. If it turns out to be noice-induced, you will be fine.

      Take care.
       
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    9. spime
      Alienated

      spime Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      8+hrs in an Outdoor Gun Range
      That's a cool thought. I'm 3 weeks into my tinnitus and sometimes I wonder how I would be dealing with it if I didn't bother reading up on it. There's a cycle of focus/despair/stress/worry I keep opening up. If I hadn't researched it or focused onto it, worst case maybe it habituates faster? Pandora's box this is!
       
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    10. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I don't think its possible to compile meaningful stats on this unless you set a criteria for the nature and duration of the tinnitus, and got a few ENTs to take it all seriously and keep a track of their patients.
       
    11. lissaharold

      lissaharold Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      @spime me too, I wonder how I would be doing now if from the begging I would off have just ignore this. Im a month already in this, Im a week ahead haha. No kidding this drives you into the pandora box for sure. I talked to one of my classmates recently he told me that he got his right ear damage from a high ear pressure explosion that occurred close to his ear, he was left with tinnitus and pain, he told me that now sometimes listens to T at nights but not all the time. But I mean that is another type of scale.......
       
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    12. lissaharold

      lissaharold Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      I've thought about that, but the T started right after I listened to loud music, the dizziness was just a symptom I had way before the T started. I know I was abusive with my ears, I would turn up the volume to the max. I just don't want to think I have something more serious than it is. Besides recently my sister told me that a lot of people she knows are having symptoms of ear ringing and dizziness. ( too much of a coincidence ). And I happen to be low in iron, which showed in my blood tests the doctor performed. I just don't know what to think.
       
    13. spime
      Alienated

      spime Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      8+hrs in an Outdoor Gun Range
      I am having a similar experience. When I am busy at work or walking dog outside I can't hear/don't notice T. I've tested it on myself, if I sit and focus on it the T FEELS louder. Stay busy, try not to dwell on it. I've only got T on my left ear, right ear is fine. (I'm an idiot, hearing protection gap in left ear.) I get dizzy too but I have always been a clutz. Since the onset, I've never had an issue sleeping without maskers? Then again, I have always preferred sleeping with noise. So the T is like a cruel joke. But seriously, the first TWO weeks were stressful because of the fact of T. I realize dwelling and feeling sorry about myself isn't doing myself any good. Call it stages of habituation or just not caring about it (DGAF) helps me. lol

      You are not alone! You've got my sympathies and from everyone on the forum :) Stay busy/active/good diet and keep on hustling life/studies/work.
       
    14. lissaharold

      lissaharold Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Thank you so much for your support ! You have my sympathies too! Haha yesterday I tried something to increase blood flow in my ears which is to sleep with low pillows and for a minute my right ear stopped ringing . Funny eh?. Anyways I know that my blood doesn't run supper quick within my body it Takes hours for them to fill 2 little tubes of blood . Try it it might help you . I'm trying to remain positive but surely life isn't the same with T . Haha honestly the things we have to go through .... Hugs to you my friend! Lets hope for " getting better " :3.
       

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