Ask HN: Anyone else suffering from tinnitus?
I had awoken one morning 6 months ago and I noticed a high pitched sound seemingly from my right ear. Over the next few days it increased in intensity. Causing much disruption to my life. The doctors could not fix it. Hearing tests indicated no hearing loss. I recently had a cold where congestion in my right ear exacerbated the tinnitus a week ago just as I was "habituating" (as they say) to it.
I grew up in the generation with iPod's. So I'm wondering if I am now paying for it.
Tinnitus has disrupted my life significantly and impacted my sleep/focus two key things needed to do my job effectively as a a software engineer. I'm now on antidepressants and cannot go to sleep without a noise maker. I'm concerned about the future when/if I loose hearing in old age if I will be able to tolerate it.
Anyone else have this issue? Anyone know of any clinical trials that I could join?