I am currently 20 years old and I have tinnitus for around 1.5years. I got used to it and I stopped paying attention to it, not until sunday when the noise got louder. I thought it will go back to normal, but there is not a sign of it improving. Does someone have any ideas why the tinnitus got worse or I just need to give it more time until it goes back to normal levels?
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Hi Vicky and Vince,Thanks for saying hi, I am new on this but have had extreme tinnitus since 2 years ago although I had many people saying to me, including my ex-wife that I was ignorant or didn't pay attention, but now it makes sense, I am convinced I had tinnitus for a long time and that was the major issue.What I would say is that tinnitus can also be stress related and I notice that my internal noise increases when I am stressed, anxious, uncomfortable or tired when our defence are at their lowest.Are you in a noisy atmosphere Vince?Machines, road noise, turbines or any form of construction can affect it.I am particularly susceptible to grinders, sirens, screaming children, (even though I adore them), still saws and the horrible vivaldi on the dwp phone line.Regarding the dwp (the b*******), not the job centre staff but IDS (Ian Duncan Smith) and the rats who designed universal credit are nothing short of war criminals in my view and I want to hang to dry the idiot who assigned the vivaldi to the phone lines, I will hurt him, hopefully it is a man or should I say weevil or weed as I am hopeful of it not being a female as I do not believe in hurting women but having said that, if it is a woman she is no better than the SS or Gestapo. You need attention Vince and do it while you are young, knowing you have it is a Godsend as people like me never knew they had it and that causes disbelief, upsets relationships and destroys families and friendships, I know. Bang on Vicky, your info is on the ball, well done and I am glad to be here.I find many tinnitus sufferers hide as people do with disabilities but I write poetry and sing karaoke for my confidence and I do not wish to hide, but I also have PTSD and that conflicts with my mental state severely and I have to guage where I am and my comfort level as I con't go into crowds or noisy atmospheres, the disturbance is chronic and I struggle and what I detest most is people shout in my hearing aid which drives me wild ;) Yes Vince as Vicky says keep us posted and I wish you luck in finding comfort or any form of relaxation which tends to reduce my aches.Be proud too, a lot of people are ignorant of disabilities, do not feel bad if you have to put people right, but be cautious as many just do not understand and sadly some never wil, until something happens to the, well done for speaking up.Stuart
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Have you seen your GP since you experienced the change in the tinnitus? If not then we would encourage you to do so. Tinnitus can sometimes be caused or increased by excess wax and infection that the GP can look for. If the GP finds no signs of this, then they should make a referral through to an Ear, Nose and Throat department for you to have further checks. For some people certain medication, noise exposure and trauma to the head/neck and/or ear can also cause their tinnitus to start or change. You may wish to read our tinnitus publications for more information.
Feel free to keep us updated with how you are getting on.