|Originally posted by penvzila
Can certain frequencies cause tinnitus, or is it just volume related?
I think it's got something to do with frequency. I've been suffering through a mild bout of tinnitus for the last few months. It started with a stupid, stupid exposure to an overly loud blues band. ALWAYS bring earplugs!!
The ringing gradually subsided over about a month however I'm not certain it was just time healing things or if my lifestyle changes had anything to do with it (I went cold turkey on caffein and also took massive doses of vitamin A). I also limited my headphone exposure and kept the volume lower than I would like.
Since that initial loud noise exposure, I've found that very high frequencies will set off my tinnitus again. Particular offenders are fourescent light tubes and CRT flyback transformers. This morning I got a blast from a smoke alarm and the ringing feels like I'm back where I was 2 months ago.
Take care of your ears!!! Once you've had damage from loud noise, they're ultra sensitive to high frequency.