Will I Cope One Day? A New Tinnitus Sound Is Like the Music of an Arcade Machine

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    1. Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and idiopathic inner ear hearing loss
      Hello and good evening from Germany!

      Sorry for my crappy English, I now try out this forum because the "tinnitus community" in Germany is old and small ;-)

      Since January 2021 I have suffered from a complex form of tinnitus - first it was only a humble humming sound... For 3 weeks now the number of tinnitus sounds has increased, it sounds like the music of an arcade machine, but very fast like an alarm tone.

      Please tell me that I will cope one day and some of the frequencies will disappear...
       
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    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Tinnitus usually calms down with time but it would help to know what caused it.

      Before the onset of tinnitus, were you a regular user of headphones, earbuds or headsets?
       
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      Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and idiopathic inner ear hearing loss
      Yeah, I used headsets for work, but because of my pregnancy I stopped wearing them quite a long time ago.

      I use hearing aids, but my hearing loss is not that severe, I only wanted to try them in my younger years to prevent severe hearing loss when I'm old.

      I suffer from post natal depression and the humming sound started during that time.
      When I first heard the new sound I unfortunately started to get panic attacks about 3 times a day...

      I also got an "open tube", but I heard this kind of tinnitus sounds more like a "rushing" rather than actual sounds?
       
    4. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Headphones, earbuds, headsets, AirPods are some of the most common causes of tinnitus. If you have stopped using the headsets for quite a while, and haven't been using headphones or earbuds then probably none of these are the cause. Other things can cause tinnitus but for now try not to worry too much as it usually improves with time. My advice is to leave your ears alone and not to try any treatments for now. It would help if you start using low level sound enrichment during the day and also at night. More about this is explained in my articles in the links below.

      All the best
      Michael

      New to Tinnitus, What to Do? | Tinnitus Talk Support Forum
      Tinnitus, A Personal View | Tinnitus Talk Support Forum
       
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      Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and idiopathic inner ear hearing loss
      Thank you for your kind words, Michael...

      My tinnitus seems to be pulsatory. Should I visit the doctor to clarify causes and
      is there anything else you can do after this time has passed (if it's a physical reason)?

      Thank you for your advice :)
       
    6. Diesel

      Diesel Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      1-2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      20+ Years of Live Music, Motorcycles, and Power Tools
      Yes! You'll get through it. I had this exact thing after a setback in June over the summer. It would faintly sound like a room full of casino slot machines for me. It did fade over time. For a while it was really annoying, and now I only hear it every so often. I've probably gotten used to it for the most part. Stay positive, and don't use headphones!
       
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      Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and idiopathic inner ear hearing loss
      Thank you, Diesel!

      Your words gave me hope :).
       
    8. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Yes that's a good idea... best of luck.
       
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      Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and idiopathic inner ear hearing loss
      Hello everyone!

      I suffer from Mister T (that's the nickname I gave him to save myself from going totally nuts) for about 2 months. My tinnitus is never the same, changing multitonal tone sequences every few seconds/minutes.

      Does anyone know such a tinnitus and give me some advice? How can I calm it down?
       
    10. Matchbox

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      Benzodiazepines, Gabapentin or alcohol may help to make it quieter. I had the same thing with a million sound effects from hyperbaric oxygen. Many of the sounds have disappeared... at the time I needed Clonazepam to get through the day.
       
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      Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and idiopathic inner ear hearing loss
      Thank God I am not alone in this.

      How's your life now? Did it change for the better?
       
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      Sunshine

      one-light Member

      Location:
      England - up North, Near Manchester
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      computers
      When your tinnitus is having a go, up a bit - remember to have that 15/20 minute rest early evening, phone out of the way, get a drink, TV off - and with eyes closed use single point concentration, focusing on one image for 10 seconds, then again - this calms the mind, nice breaths, and good thoughts... Then get up, say in mind that's it, rest over, let's get on with it - and find some simple 'non online' jobs to do, moving around quite quickly to keep positive, breathe - concentrating and complimenting yourself on just what you are doing, see what effect that has on you...
       
    13. rei

      rei Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2006 but not a problem till 10/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music spiked with lyme disease
      I didn't believe I'd get used to tinnitus, but I did and it only took months, not a year or years. You'll be ok.
       
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      Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and idiopathic inner ear hearing loss
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      Hamsti

      Hamsti Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress and idiopathic inner ear hearing loss
      Yesterday I had a huge fight with my husband, and since then I have had a high pitched roar in my head.

      Is this a spike and will it go away? I'm afraid it won't :(

      @Michael Leigh @Diesel
       
    16. Matchbox

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      Mine is all over the place. I'll make an update in 6 months when I have more firm answers.

      The worst of it is back but for a while the tinnitus was fading.
       
    17. one-light
      Sunshine

      one-light Member

      Location:
      England - up North, Near Manchester
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      computers
      The massive fight with your husband Hamsti - will have lowered your energy vibrations 'vibes' - this will correct if you be kind to yourself, think positive thoughts, nice breaths especially online, time in nature - get the feel good factor back and vibes will increase and things will settle - it's up to you both to make this happen...

      Tinnitus thrives on stress and anger, reverse it by being positive, show kindness and by keeping busy - relax, breathe...
       
    18. Matchbox

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      Some newcomers arrived which are worse (low buzzing and thuds).

      Most of the higher pitched guys packed their bags and I haven't heard from them.

      The beeping likes to make cameos from time to time, but it's always gone the next day or two.

      Overall fewer sounds. Just replaced with a smaller number I despise more.
       
    19. Dirtworks

      Dirtworks Member

      Location:
      Ontario
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly loud power tools
      Mine really spiked a couple months back and lasted for a couple weeks. I suffered major anxiety for the duration. It was the worst time of my life.

      I’ve actually had a couple days of close to complete silence since then but it is usually at a level I can tolerate. Still above my base line of the last three years but at least I’m not going crazy and can sleep.

      So yes @Hamsti, I think it will settle.

      No more fights and tell your husband he must do everything you ask of him. :) Try your best to stay calm and best of luck.
       
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