My tinnitus only affects me in the UK.

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I have been to the hospital and had lots of tests and was told my hearing is excellent. My tinnitus started a few days after returning to the UK, having been abroad for many years. The curious thing is that when I leave the UK, it stops every time and when I return it starts again. The consultant can't explain this. My tinnitus is a thudding noise and the only way I can sleep is to stuff cotton wool in my ear.

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    Are you sure you don't have hyperacusis? That's an over sensitivity to noise. Mine is like a jangling sound, sometimes thudding and is made worse by travel.
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      I can only say what the consultant told me. She said that many people think that tinnitus is always characterised by a high pitched whine, but that it can also present as a thudding noise, as in my case.
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    That would be more on the lines. and maybe the avenue to go down. Its 100% not Tinnitus.
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      I meant I will tell the consultant who diagnosed me after numerous tests that you dispute her diagnosis. I neve said it's external by the way. The cotton wool simply dulls the thumping that reverberates in my inner ear.
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