Does your tinnitus get louder during and after exercise or activities?

Posted by willows @willows, Mar 2, 2022

Has anyone with tinnitus noticed whether it gets louder during and after exercise or other movement such as house or garden work? I find this happens to me even in a quiet environment.

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Tinnitus may increase with exercise as your blood pressure may rise your limbic system in the brain has doors that have serotonin flowing through them but now at a faster rate. The more you retrain your brain to focus on the exercise or task it should not be annoying. One you stop the exercise and or task over time it may quiet down. Sal Gentile – The Tinnitus Coach

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@sal Gentile, I've had tinnitus so long I don't know when it started. It is so loud. And my hearing is bad.
Constantly say what? What did he say? What's the man doing now? If you find a cure let me know, ok? Judy

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My tinnitus is exceptionally loud these days. My hearing is also very bad. Favourite word is also “what” . My eyes also get sore and burning from reading subtitles on tv to supplement dialogue that I would otherwise miss even though I have a device to feed dialogue into my hearing aids. With tinnitus getting louder as I move about or exercise things need to move at a slower pace. Not easy to exercise. Never know if a new prescribed med is a problem with tinnitus so I worry about that. All that to say that if a cure for tinnitus hasn’t been found why the heck haven’t they at least found a suppressor. Good luck learning to adjust to it if possible.

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@willows

My tinnitus is exceptionally loud these days. My hearing is also very bad. Favourite word is also “what” . My eyes also get sore and burning from reading subtitles on tv to supplement dialogue that I would otherwise miss even though I have a device to feed dialogue into my hearing aids. With tinnitus getting louder as I move about or exercise things need to move at a slower pace. Not easy to exercise. Never know if a new prescribed med is a problem with tinnitus so I worry about that. All that to say that if a cure for tinnitus hasn’t been found why the heck haven’t they at least found a suppressor. Good luck learning to adjust to it if possible.

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Hi there @willows. I am sorry to hear about your uncooperative tinnitis. I was very surprised when my recent birthday gift to myself………HAs, actually reduce the tinnitus annoyance quite well, especially in my crazy right ear which I call the home of the neighborhood cricket choir. Please let me know if you have had the same experience.
Chris

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@artscaping

Hi there @willows. I am sorry to hear about your uncooperative tinnitis. I was very surprised when my recent birthday gift to myself………HAs, actually reduce the tinnitus annoyance quite well, especially in my crazy right ear which I call the home of the neighborhood cricket choir. Please let me know if you have had the same experience.
Chris

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My tt has lessened but still there. Loud at times. One thing I try when falling a sleep or having a quiet moment?….is to listen to the rhythm of the pulsating then attach an image to it like waves on a lake shore…and then add music…and is very calming…It only seems to get worse when I tense up or if there is loud noise/music or I am shouted at..which makes understanding the words being shouted even harder to understand.I make a point of avoiding these situations or people who are loud and bad tempered. Not worth the stress when I am trying to create. Makes my cave/tower look pretty good.

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Over the years my tinnitus has dissipated. I hardly notice it now. I had cochlear implant surgery in 2005. That helped alleviate the tinnitus. Stress management techniques have also been helpful to me. The cochlear implant has worked so well for me. It has made my life less stressful. Any other experiences like that out there?

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@artscaping

Hi there @willows. I am sorry to hear about your uncooperative tinnitis. I was very surprised when my recent birthday gift to myself………HAs, actually reduce the tinnitus annoyance quite well, especially in my crazy right ear which I call the home of the neighborhood cricket choir. Please let me know if you have had the same experience.
Chris

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I have a pair of very good HAs Widex is the maker. They help the tinnitus somewhat but not a lot. They also add a masker sound but The low pitched rumble Is not helped at all with anything. Some of the other sounds that ai hear at the same time can be helped. I am glad that the HAs help you.

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I’m so used to it now it It doesn’t bother me unless it becomes loud but that is pretty rare. I do notice that hearing aids tend to minimize the ringing.

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Tinnitis is nature's way of giving you something to hear, so it makes sense that good hearing aids can reduce the tinnitis. I've only been wearing aids in both ears for a few months (after a test to confirm that recruitment in my "unaidable" ear was gone, thanks to increased hormones). Not only is the T greatly reduced, but I no longer have auditory hallucinations, where I heard things that weren't present, usually something I'd heard at some point in the past. I notice that if I'm alone, working in my office, and haven't worn aids all day, the T and hallucinations return, so it's obvious that the aids making it possible to hear better (okay, less badly!) has a positive effect on both T and hallucinations.
Some of us Menierians believe that exercise actually reduces tinnitis, improves hearing a bit: exercise causes us to sweat, may reduce the amount of fluid in the inner ear (or so we like to believe). We all report that we feel better after exercise. Undoubtedly, a large part of it is feeling good about conquering imbalance, another facet of this truly "swell" disease. I'm not sure how much the good feeling is that I've managed to do something difficult and how much possibly due to less fluid in my inner ears. All I know is that active exercise has a good result.

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@mattie1014

Tinnitus may increase with exercise as your blood pressure may rise your limbic system in the brain has doors that have serotonin flowing through them but now at a faster rate. The more you retrain your brain to focus on the exercise or task it should not be annoying. One you stop the exercise and or task over time it may quiet down. Sal Gentile – The Tinnitus Coach

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It does not quiet down after exercise. It's a loud siren for days until I sleep enough and remain in bed. This has been going on for 21 years since a TIA-like event.

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