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Another_Joe

684d

So I have constant ringing at 16,000 to 16,500 hz. I have noticed that it has been getting a lot louder for long periods of time. Some days I don’t notice it. Some day it’s louder than anything else. Like in the morning it’s not so bad but as the day goes by it get’s louder. Has anyone else experienced this volume issue? I want to avoid whatever is making it louder.

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    • Ma91

      425d

      @Proactivist mine gets louder at night while I am asleep. as I wake up at 4am it is very loud, but at the same time it’s not a ringing, but more like a distant kettle-like sound, as if it were in a different room. It annoys me so much that I struggle to get asleep after…

    • DeafBatman

      548d

      I noticed that caffeine and some medications, even ibuprofen make mine louder. One medication changed the pitch of it. My audiologist suggests taking / eating more antioxidants. I also have migraines / constant headaches too so my neurologist has me taking CoQ10, Magnesium, and B2. I also take vitamin D and B12 every so often too. It’s been a week and I have yet to notice a big difference but I think it might be helping a bit. It’s worth the shot! Let me know if anyone wants to know the dosages.

      • Pushky

        529d

        @DeafBatman Hi, I would like to know the dosage of supplements neurologist recommended. Thank you 🙏🏻

      • Proactivist

        530d

        @DeafBatman 👍

    • Proactivist

      552d

      These doctors know nothing and say they don’t know where it’s coming from in the brain .& why! So I live with it. I don’t believe in wearing maskers to mask the sound. That’s just a Bandaid approach and doesn’t get to the underlying cause!! I’m fed up with ENT’s & Neurologists!!

    • Proactivist

      552d

      Another Joe, I have the same thing going on for 27 years ago when it started! Mine is a near constant high frequency pitch like an older tube TV when you get close to the back of it. Had numerous brain scans & also MRI of the auditory canal to rule out acoustic neuroma or tumor. It makes it hard to sleep in my quiet bedroom room at night.

      • Ma91

        425d

        @Proactivist mine gets louder at night while I am asleep. as I wake up at 4am it is very loud, but at the same time it’s not a ringing, but more like a distant kettle-like sound, as if it were in a different room. It annoys me so much that I struggle to get asleep after…

    • PineappleSunshine

      553d

      Mine changes as well. Some days, it's so loud that I can't hear certain frequencies around me. The only time I feel relief is when I'm in my room with my industrial fan turned on. That's the only thing that drowns out the ringing for me.

    • Waffles04

      682d

      Yea, mine changes throughout the day or me realizing it changes. I think it goes on most of the day but I hear it in quiet or from loud to suddenly quiet. Also, noise really bother my ears, so I try to wear earplugs, but the ringing is bad with that too

    • Melady

      684d

      I've noticed a correlation between volume and sodium intake. I'm also going in for a hearing test because now I have virtigo as well.

      • Pushky

        674d

        @Melady May I ask you to expand on the correlation you noticed between volume and sodium intake? Does sodium make it louder or less?

    • Another_Joe

      684d

      Yeah, even when it is loud I can watch TV and forget about it until I move someplace else. It’s pretty loud right now so I am going to pound a bunch of water and see if that helps. I have been listening to this ringing for a few years now and it doesn’t bother me as much as it did when I first got it. I am a production sound mixer and pretty sure this is job and age related. I am hoping it’s not my blood pressure that is causing it to get worse. I read somewhere that can be a cause.

      • Proactivist

        530d

        @Another_Joe Mine may also be from playing in very loud music in the bands I was in when I was younger? Mine is also constant but at a very high frequency. The past 5 years though I notice my tinnitus doubles in loudness, often, especially when I go to bed at night, or am in a quiet room.

      • PunkBoi

        684d

        @Another_Joe I've never noticed a tie to my blood pressure and the volume of the ringing.

    • PunkBoi

      684d

      Mine is usually pretty low level but sometimes it'll get louder for seeming no reason. I always have some kind of low level noise going on somewhere nearby like the tv or music on a speaker or something. it doesn't help the tinnitus but it does make it so I can't hear it all the time.

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