I expect tinnitus if I’ve had too much to drink the night before. I expect it when I have had a bad sleep night. I expect it when I have worn myself out completely in trying to do too much. I also know it will come on with too much caffeine… but I did not expect it this morning.
This morning I woke up with all the bells and whistles going off. I noticed right away it was more active than usual. Why? I hadn’t done any of the above! Allergies? Pollen? What???
It was so bad at one point my eyes squinted and almost started watering as one tone in particular hit a high note. That was with my iPod ear buds in (and not on full volume). That’s unusual for me. So I took the ear buds out, put in my hearing aids and put music on else where. That helped some. Even now after wearing hearing aids all day, it’s noticeably loud.
My girlfriend this morning said she noticed more tinnitus when her hearing was getting ready to drop or had dropped again. I hope not. Hopefully it’s allergies. It sure makes for bad hearing days at any rate.