Change InTinnitus pitch

Hi all, as title suggests does anyone get sudden pitch changes with their tinnitus. Frightens the life out of me. I saw a specialist last summer and asked the question should i be worried… before I finished the question he said NO!! lol. just curious is it just me.
Take care.

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I do. It can be startling when it happens, like a whistle kettle that is going to explode. I mostly get a combination of white noise and ringing pitch, in the morning and at night.

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I’ve had tinnitus most my life and both volume, pitch, frequency, can change for many reasons, even my daughter sneaking up on me can change something in it. Stress, a fright, over tired, hungry, headache, shock, etc, etc, etc; all these can temporarily change the pitch or volume or even add in an additional sound or note. Right now, mine sounds like leaking air out of tyre, it’s usually white noise, sometimes its sharper, sometimes quieter. But I’m hearing it loud and clear because I’m writing about it. The minute I move on, it will slip back into the background forgotten again.

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Yeah mine varies from a white noise ‘suzsh’ to a dog whistle type shrill. It’s cycles in intensity at about 30hz (at a guess)
Caio
Simon

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My tinnitus varies in pitch & volume too. If I’m fatigued it gets much worse. It’s usually my warning sign i’m in for a rough batch of fatigue.

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I’ve had tinnitus in one ear since the stroke and was referred to the hearing aid department at the hospital where I was fitted with a hearing aid for the effected ear. It has 3 settings, one plays white noise, in my case it plays waves on a beach , one increases the volume and one reduces the volume of the tinnitus. I tend to reduce the volume of the tinnitus noise to almost nothing and it helps a lot - makes it much more manageable. The level of tinnitus is more noticeable in the afternoon and evening when I’m a bit tired and is also associated with stress. Your GP should be able to refer you to the hearing aid department at your local hospital. The hearing aids are provide by the NHS so there is no cost to you. I would definitely recommend you try them .

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I was referred to audiology where they mentioned that to me but for me they said it would be no good as i didn’t have any hearing loss. In fact my hearing is extra sensitive. But for someone who hasn’t got the sensitive hearing it sounds like a perfect option. Glad it is working well for you xx

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Thanks. That’s interesting.
Take care.

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