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Mister Muso

Member, Male, 57, from Scotland

I've been waking early with musical hallucinations that sound just like my phone alarm. Time to change my alarm ringtone. Apr 14, 2022

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    1. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      I've been waking early with musical hallucinations that sound just like my phone alarm. Time to change my alarm ringtone.
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        You're wasted in healthcare, @aura.

        Should have been a physicist or something.

        *Gives genius award*.
        Apr 16, 2022
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      4. aura
        aura
        Oh, @Damocles...
        How could I accept an award that belongs to you? :)
        Apr 16, 2022
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      5. Damocles
        Damocles
        If that's the way you feel @aura, you could always accept it,
        and then give it to me later.

        Doesn't have to be a genius award either... (¬ ‿ ¬)
        Apr 16, 2022
    2. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Got loud fleeting tinnitus for a minute in the night time - two notes a semitone apart. Very dissonant - that would be hard to get used to.
    3. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      H slowly easing, perhaps through protecting less, plus the passage of time (2.5 years). T slightly worse but that's a small price to pay.
    4. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Another concert recently and no worsening of my tinnitus. However it does seem like a game of Russian roulette. Not the same fun any more.
      1. UKBloke
        UKBloke
        How's the H bearing up?
        Feb 11, 2022
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      2. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        H has been much the same for the past few months. I still need earplugs in my pocket at all times for the odd incident each day. Wife bought tickets for an arena tour in the springtime but I'm going to ask her to go with a friend instead. Smaller concerts are one thing but I'm convinced it was a big arena concert that gave me my H in 2019.
        Feb 11, 2022
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    5. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Thought my visual snow in the mornings was getting worse. Relieved to discover it was just static electricity from my polyester bed sheets!
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      2. ThomasF
        ThomasF
        I am glad to hear it was not something more concerning.
        Feb 4, 2022
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    6. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Two small concerts in a week and survived intact. That's enough for now though! Definitely no more rock concerts on the agenda.
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    7. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Played a concert with a friend I've been accompanying for almost 30 years. Got through it but not so much fun with earplugs in all night.
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    8. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Awake at 4am having panic attacks after agreeing to go to a band practice with the guy who caused part of my catastrophic tinnitus
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Mister Muso Have you gone to the band practice? If not, I'd cancel it in a heartbeat. We can't afford to have it worsen further.
        Sep 22, 2021
      3. Vassili
        Vassili
        If I were you, I wouldn't go...
        Sep 22, 2021
      4. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        I've told them I'm not going, but to feel free to carry on without me. They were fine about it.

        I did play at a friend's wedding back in July with no problems, with one other instrumentalist (violin) and a singer. So I think small-scale musical outings may not be completely out of the question. I think I made the right decision in the case of this upcoming practice however.
        Sep 24, 2021
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    9. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      So my last spike did settle back down again, but that was a scary couple of hours. Steve's "Random bell melody" got me through!
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      2. buttercake
        buttercake
        Glad to hear/read that!
        May 26, 2021
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Always good news when someone's spike goes back down.
        May 26, 2021
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      4. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        @kingsfan True - we need all the"good news" stories we can get!
        May 26, 2021
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    10. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      My tinnitus just reached a new level after being around people raising their voices for several minutes. Hope this isn't my new baseline :-(
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    11. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      I've heard of fleeting tinnitus, but today they've sent an armada.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Mine too. Maybe our ears will battle each other.
        Apr 27, 2021
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    12. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Why is volume level 1 never quiet enough?
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    13. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Nobody understands :-(
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      2. Lurius
        Lurius
        No....they dont :(
        Apr 16, 2021
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    14. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      I set my tinnitus back a year by listening to music too loud in the car. Had almost fully habituated too. Here we go again.
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Easily done my friend. Hopefully recovery won't be too long.
        Feb 2, 2021
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      2. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        Having a better day today. Haven't noticed my T for 3 hours
        Feb 3, 2021
      3. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        And it's back. T was just starting to fade but I've had to use headphones a lot for work calls recently. Back on the acoustic modulation tracks to keep the internal noise bearable
        Feb 19, 2021
    15. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      2019: tinnitus. 2020: tinnitus + coronavirus. 2021: still alive!!
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    16. Pelestence
      Pelestence
      Hey, I saw you commented on a post that was asked if holding in a sneeze can cause permanent tinnitus. I was wondering if you were feeling any better?
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      2. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        Hey thanks for asking. My tinnitus was noise-induced so I guess I've got to live with it, and the hyperacusis too. They are both manageable with care. At least with all concerts off this year, we are all in the same boat with normal-hearing people, for this year anyway. Hope you're doing well today.
        Oct 13, 2020
    17. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      That 4am jet engine is outside my house again, right on time
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    18. Star64
      Star64
      well I am, "stuck in the middle with you "
    19. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Chimes to the left of me, kettles to the right, here I am.
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Ahahahaha! This made me laugh!
        Jul 13, 2020
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      2. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        @Steph1710 I often get random song lyrics flying round my brain. I was going to add "stuck in the middle with you" in case nobody got it. Then thought about "Stuck in the middle with VROOM" to represent my low-frequency pulsatile tinnitus but thought that might be too confusing for those who don't experience that. Did I mention I'm an over-thinker? :-)
        Jul 13, 2020
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    20. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      On furlough for nine weeks now. Worried I'll have forgotten how to work, when my security clearance eventually comes through.
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    21. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Went to the park with my kids and didn't think about tinnitus for a whole two hours!
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    22. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Back on the B vitamins and my T and H both seem a bit better. Staying off Gingko as it seems to give me extra-weird dreams.
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    23. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      I said to Alexa, "Volume down", and it thought I said "Volume ten." Damn...
      1. pinklights98
        pinklights98
        This happened to me a few months ago. Got blasted by my TV at a full volume.
        Jun 12, 2020
      2. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        @pinklights98 Were you OK? Happened to me a handful of times but I always managed to kill the volume within about a second and suffered no lasting damage.
        Jun 12, 2020
      3. pinklights98
        pinklights98
        I spiked for about two weeks when it happened, but it went down. I ended up never using Alexa again
        Jun 12, 2020
    24. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Struggling today... Piercing tinnitus, breathing difficulties, dental work falling apart. Just a general wreck.
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      2. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        Well things calmed down a bit in general. Found a dentist that would treat me as an emergency. Still battling the breathing problems but getting more exercise helps a lot.
        Jul 13, 2020
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    25. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Just discovered a former band-mate has tinnitus in the ear facing the drummer. Same as me.
      1. Julien87
        Julien87
        Check with the drummer, maybe he has T in both ears :D
        Jun 8, 2020
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      2. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        @Julien87 Haha Last I heard he was still playing the drums. He also has Huntington's disease so he's probably just glad to be alive!
        Jun 9, 2020
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    27. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      My worst tinnitus day is still better than my best hyperacusis day.
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    28. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Fleeting tinnitus again after listening to heavy metal music - damn, got to stop doing that.
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      3. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        I do still have problems with plastic bags rustling, ripping cardboard and sellotape, pots and pans in the kitchen, supermarket trollies and bleeping checkouts. I always carry earplugs with me for such events.
        Mar 30, 2020
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      4. Capstan
        Capstan
        Does these spike you or do some make a glassy sound? Last week a pressure washer motor gave me a high piercing spike. It took two hours to come down.
        Mar 30, 2020
      5. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        @James1977 I can get a spike or more likely ear fullness lasting up to an hour from plastic bag rustling. Up to a couple of days from a door banging or cutlery falling to the floor. My susceptibility to such incidents is gradually reducing thankfully.
        May 19, 2020
    29. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Going back on Amitriptyline. Wish me luck...
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      2. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        So sorry about your mom. :( I suggest you don't add another sedative. Mixing meds can complicate things.
        Mar 7, 2020
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      3. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        Thank you @OnceUponaTime. My mother passed away this week. Finding sleep very difficult.
        Mar 7, 2020
      4. OnceUponaTime
        OnceUponaTime
        I'm sorry for your loss. :(
        Mar 7, 2020
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    30. Mister Muso
      Mister Muso
      Just got a new tone to add to the orchestra. Middle C I think. Too much piano playing??
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      2. LukeYoung
        LukeYoung
        They can be quiet loud.. drums are the worst instrument though
        Feb 11, 2020
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      3. Mister Muso
        Mister Muso
        I do always use at least musician's earplugs. Sometimes foam. Sometimes with ear defenders on top depending on what I'm playing. But yes we must always still be careful... Sucks doesn't it?
        Feb 11, 2020
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 12, 1965 (Age: 57)
    Location:
    Scotland
    Tinnitus Since:
    2011 / April 2019
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Loud music
    Software Engineer living and working in Glasgow, Scotland.
    Married with two sometimes infuriating but always amazing teenage kids.
    Piano player, trying to find the right level to continue.
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