About 2 years ago I woke up one morning and noticed my tinnitus was louder than previously experienced. It was as if someone had turned the volume up a notch. Instead of just being a spike, over time it proved to be a new, louder level. Aside from periodic spikes it remained at a near constant level. Just as I was beginning to accept this noise accompanying nearly everything I do, a few weeks ago the same thing happened. I woke up to an increase in volume which is more intrusive and proving much harder to distract myself from.
In a way I feel as though I'm back where I was 2 years ago but with a bigger challenge to overcome. Already I'm having to concentrate much more on daily activities - work, driving, watching TV - which, in turn, is more tiring and making the t much harder to ignore.
I am worried that this will keep happening, that it will get louder from time to time even though I thought I was managing OK.
Is this typical? Has anyone else experienced periodic increases in volume and for no apparent reason?