Why Is My Ringing Fading In and Out Rapidly? Anyone Else?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mindphaser, Jun 28, 2015.

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    1. Mindphaser
      Confused

      Mindphaser Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2015
      I've always had some form of mild tinnitus, at least as far as I can remember. But about two weeks ago I develped some sort of mild viral infection that seems to have made my "constant" tinnitus tone more shrill, loud, and high pitched. After about two weeks this has thankfully settled down to a more tolerable level. It was accompanied by some ear pain twinges (way past ear drum) and some other cold symptoms. But during the infection, I developed a new, less loud, slightly lower pitched ringing (maybe at 5Khz instead of 11Khz?) that is also always there BUT is FADING IN AND OUT constantly! By this I mean every 1 or 2 seconds. This makes it worse that my "constant" ringing because its much harder to ignore. Has anyone else had this?! Has it gone away or stabilized to be replaced by your constant higher pitched T only? I may have had a mild viral labyryinthitis since I also had some mild dizziness. This constant fading in and out makes it very difficult for me to sleep. :( I'm really hoping it will go away after awhile and this infection has not caused permanent damage.

      Thanks for any information....
       
    2. Mindphaser
      Confused

      Mindphaser Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2015
      Seriously?! NO ONE else has ringing that fades in and out every few seconds like you're playing with a volume control? No one has EVER had it? :(
       
    3. Tamalak
      Volatile

      Tamalak Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2011
      I had a high pitched ringing (like a pure steady electronic tone) that, every 1 or 2 seconds, "stuttered" and flickered like it was being an electonic toy being dunked underwater. bEEEEEEEE(blrrglrrgl)EEE(rl)EEEEEEEEEEEbdEEEEEE(rglglnglrllgl). But I wouldn't call it fading in and out, the transitions were quite sudden.
       
    4. Mindphaser
      Confused

      Mindphaser Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2015
      Yes, I called it fading, but it IS indeed very sudden and could be described like yours. Did it ever lessen or go away? Or did you do or take anything that helped it?

      Mine is also accompanied by a constant extreme high pitch ring, even higher than the steady tone you described that flickers, which also quite high pitched.

      Thank you for any extra info you can give!
       
    5. Tamalak
      Volatile

      Tamalak Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2011
    6. Xorthian
      Balanced

      Xorthian Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Poland
      Tinnitus Since:
      Initial 2012. Massive spike 4/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noisey Lifestyle. Increase from infection.
      i think i have this. I hope it will go away. I probably got it after loud concert (i had ear plugs) that was two weeks ago but it did start only couple of days ago.. Not sure what to make of it.
       

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