Who Here Developed Tinnitus from an Acoustic Shock/Trauma?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Lizzie Grant, Jan 9, 2016.

    1. Lizzie Grant

      Lizzie Grant Member

      The incident happened a few days before New Years and since yesterday my tinnitus has gotten more noticeable. It's like an electrical hissing like you hear when a computer is on or you're next to a lot of hooked up wires. Fortunately if I don't think about it I can ignore it. But being the anxious person I am I go back to it and listen for it and then I can't stop. I'm hoping this goes away. I also have Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome.

      Did anyone else develop tinnitus from an acoustic trauma? Has yours gotten better?

      Another thing I wanted to note is I'm not sure if I've always had this and now I'm just really focused on it considering I hurt my ears. Since I was a kid I used to have fleeting tinnitus that was very high pitched. But this electrical hissing seems new I'm not sure
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    2. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Me, mine came from an acoustic trauma a few days before New Years as well. It was not listing to loud music or anything, it was a short burst of sound lasting a couple seconds at most, but apparently that was enough. It really sucks. My ringing is probably in the 14 kHz range. I guess we're the same hoping it will get better as it was very recent.
    3. Lauren Morse

      Lauren Morse Member

      Salt Lake City
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accoustic Trauma/Migraines
      Yes, its a pretty common occurrence as far as I am aware of. TTTS can happen frequently after acoustic trauma because the middle ear muscles are primed and spontaneously contract with any future loud noise; it is essentially an anxiety symptom that is not always consciously controlled.
      And yes, both will die down eventually. The TTTS will disappear as the ear heals and adjusts to any damage. The tinnitus may remain at a very low tone, but it will be greatly reduced as the brain adjusts as long as you are careful with loud noise for a long time after. Unless you have a screaming and debilitating type of T (and I hope you do not), you should not let the odd hissing get the better of your anxiety as that will make it increase in volume. A method I take in cases of non-debilitating T is to appreciate the interesting sound, and that also gets rid of anxiety.

      I've had tinnitus for years and it is the least bothersome of my ear symptoms, mostly because it quickly subsides after a recent trauma to my ear, and because I don't think much of it. Then again I am lucky to have tinnitus that is not as bad as that which many people on this site suffer from.
    4. Fangen

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      Mine is also noise-induced, came after a concert on Dec 2nd. So it's been almost 5 month soon.
      Mine has unfortunately not gotten better, it has become slightly louder with a more clear "eeee" tone instead of the more hissing electrical sound. I believe this could be that more nerves have died off since onset, or that the T is just changing. It is very common within the first 6 months that T changes in loudness, tone and behavior. Especially for us that has it noise-induced since our nerves and ear cells might have taken time to die off (the damage from loud noises can damage at the time of the impact, but also like flower, wither off cells and nerves during a long time after the impact as well). That could change T, but everybody is different, so what happens to me doesn't have to be the case for you. Also the kind of noise trauma and how long you have been exposed surely plays a big role too.
    5. Derek D

      Derek D Member

      West Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Shock/Loud Music
      The same thing happened to me. I had a loud burst of noise from music, I have pain in my ears and a hissing sound in my ears, if you are still there Kylie Jade, can you tell me if the hissing in your ears has gone away, and also do you have any pain in your ears from it?
    6. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Acoustic shock here from a burglar alarm, Several minutes of very hi DB hi pitched noise, My T is low but reactive to sound, its more the stress, anxiety, depression that is killing me but I am just trying to stay in my normal routine and not let it bother me, It sometimes seems to be improving, I had hypercausis for the first 3 months but thankfully that has chilled out and also TTTS but that is easing now too, Hopefully the reactive T will ease off too soon. Sometimes it seems to be getting better, then other times it there and I'm back to square one, T makes you think though, It has really put things into prospective for me in many ways. All those silly things that would wind me up before T lol If T did go away tomorrow I could honestly say I am a better person from it.

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