Steve H
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    1. highpitched ring
      highpitched ring
      hi steve two years ago you wrote about mdma as follows:
      I got a response back from asking Alexander Shulgin on a Facebook page ...etc etc. I'll update if / when I get a response.

      what is the final outcome, if any? thanks
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi. I kept contact and chased it a few times but it just went quiet. The last I heard the people at MAPS were looking at it but I got no replies from them http://www.maps.org
        Dec 2, 2016
    2. JJLease4
      JJLease4
      Steve, New here on the forum, wondering if you can give me some guidance, I just started using your MyNoises sound Neural Symphony wondering if you have any recommendations for the sliders, as you know there not EQ sliders and it made it a little challenging. It seems my Tinnitus is right around 8000 Hz... Also can you share with me the link you posted on creating your own Neuromodulation sounds in Audacity.
      Thanks
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi JJ. My personal preset is Neural Drops, that works the best for me (after much playing around to get it right). I like to use animate too sometimes.

        I use Propellerhead Reason for most of my music work, I only use Audacity for notch filtering as the notch filter there is really good. All of my Neuromod work has been in Reason.
        Nov 11, 2016
    3. Alberte
      Alberte
      Hi Steve, l'm new on the forum. I saw a little video ( on this tinnitus site) of Dr Tarit Ganz Sanchez. She , and a young girl, talk about a medication curing tinnitus. What is it exactly? Thank you.
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi. I'm afraid that we don't know the full detail but we are working to get more for the next videos. There isn't one answer for tinnitus, rather that this patient responded to a particular medication for a diagnosed underlying cause.
        May 24, 2016
    4. Ricardo1991
      Ricardo1991
      Hi Steve,
      I am just wondering if you created the album, sounds to soothe? If so, thank you so much! I have been listening to the album it is just amazing!
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi Ricardo. Yes I did and thanks for the comments, always nice to hear it's helping someone.
        May 17, 2016
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        Definitely! I've been habituating, but when my tinnitus gets a little annoying; I just plug in and zone out :)
        May 17, 2016
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    5. Ludwig
      Ludwig
      Hi Steve, could i write a mail to you? Have you an adress? Thank you, i hope for an answer! (i am the admin of the official italian group for tinnitus)
    6. BZMusic
      BZMusic
      Hi Steve, Are you familiar with this Experimental Tinnitus Sound Treatment that's on YouTube? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibWYcDSbcwg

      question: I'm a trumpet player and when I practice loud high notes I use silicone vera ear plugs. Although, the volume/loudness is reduced by a lot, there's a an "internal" sound that I worry might worsen my tinnitus.
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        I have heard that before and I've played with something similar, it seems to help a little but I find that having periods of silence or mixing tones like this with others works better than a constant flow of the same noise.
        Feb 1, 2016
      2. Steve H
        Steve H
        All I can suggest on the trumpet playing is that you use a noise monitor and check the volume level and then see what your earplugs attenuate. Should help to understand if the volume levels may be dangerous over the length of time you play.

        There are some reasonably good apps to gauge volume for phones, at the worst they will give you a good idea of the level.
        Feb 1, 2016
    7. BZMusic
      BZMusic
      Thanks Steve. I've been listening in the car and sleeping with it! I hope that I can give you a positive report soon. The 5th track in the playlist is the Notched White Noise track I made. (Just trying to hedge my bets.) Not exactly the way a clinical trial should be, I know. Don't really enjoy the the Notched but yours are relaxing and interesting musically!
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    8. BZMusic
      BZMusic
      Hi Steve, The ACN tracks I got and use from YouTube (Acoustic Musical Neuromodulation Tsounds1) Are these 4 yours? I know they're experimental. What's the success like? Bob
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi Bob, yes that's me.

        I haven't got anything reliable to base success rates on but the number of up votes versus down votes on YouTube suggest it's more helpful than not. Best I can say for now, though it would be great to run a trial of sorts to see how it can work.
        Jan 21, 2016
    9. BZMusic
      BZMusic
      Steve,
      Bob Z. from Florida. i'm a professional trumpet player with Tinnitus. I found the ACN tracks & listen to them daily.
      I made my own notched white noise track and listen to it too. I use 4212 Hz as my tone. With the hissing type of T it's difficult to narrow it down to a pitch let alone which octave.
      Any comments or new developments would be greatly appreciated.
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi Bob.

        With a hissing tinnitus it isn't the easiest to pin down any frequency. I made my general tracks for this type but they are experimental. They're in the free downloads section on the main forum page, just scroll down to see them.

        One thing with these types of audio therapy is to reassess your tone, so if you're notching audio you may well find that after a few weeks you tinnitus tone has changed.
        Jan 14, 2016
    10. ryand
      ryand
      Steve, I appreciate your positive energy and dedication to this site and cause. I'm 2.5 weeks having T, (acoustic trauma , TMJ) On a Prednisone steroid, preparing to deal long term & have many side effects I've had good days just accepting my sounds and using the advice on this site. My one question is why when I lay down at night it sometime intensifies into head ringing for 1 hr or so.
      1. ryand
        ryand
        side effects mostly involve effects from not sleeping from steroid
        Dec 2, 2015
      2. ryand
        ryand
        ENT said it was the adrenaline produced by my steroid and my natural production cycle , right around 9m
        Dec 5, 2015
      3. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi. Wonder if when you lie down it could be the way you're sleeping? If you're putting pressure on your jaw that can intensify the sound, bit like when you clench your teeth.

        I used to sleep a different way but now sleep on my side and am pretty careful about the right pillow that's supportive, not cheap fibre ones.
        Dec 5, 2015
    11. Tim87
      Tim87
      Hey Steve, I am new to that site and also New to T and (I think) a little H. What do you think, should I try ACRN or the notch system? I am not really sure what to chose.... T was propably due to loud work outside and it looks like there is no hearing loss. Thanks for any help :)
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi Tim. There really is no right or wrong thing as people seem to respond differently to each treatment.

        One thing I can advise is that in the early stages you need to forget about it as much as possible. Whether that means listening to sounds (soundscape, nature etc), gaming, fitness, work... What ever you do make sure you aren't in a position to focus on the T.
        Oct 8, 2015
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      2. Steve H
        Steve H
        Try both and see if they feel like they are helping, best way to make the decision.
        Oct 8, 2015
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    12. Marien
      Marien
      Your work helped me to lower the volume of my tinnitus last week (thanks) although this weekend my tinnitus was very bad. Keep searching the right frequency therapy. Thanks a lot Steve for the Audacity link. These tones https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVX52AdX5o you have composed are much shorter than the ACRN webapp. Is that because you have created these on Soundflower?
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      2. Steve H
        Steve H
        The scale is exponential - for example A = 440Hz, next A is 880Hz, then 1760Hz, then 3520Hz, then 7040Hz and so on.

        The higher the frequency the bigger the gap needs to be for us to hear a difference in pitch. For example the gap between A4 and B4 is 53.88Hz - the gap between A8 and B8 is 862.13Hz.
        Sep 23, 2015
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      3. Marien
        Marien
        Thanks Steve, i have a T of 12000 hz, so which track you have made till know covers the most?
        Sep 23, 2015
      4. Steve H
        Steve H
        Well, maybe nothing specifically at the moment but I can have a look at making a track that goes up to that frequency. I can use some of the higher frequencies to create a file using only those frequencies near your T.
        Sep 24, 2015
    13. Tanmay
      Tanmay
      Hi Steve, Thanks for all the posts here it has helped me a lot. After weeks of working on my Tinnitus frequency I am quite sure its close to 15500 Hz (+/- 15000 Hz). I know it sounds crazy but its the closer I can get. I cannot hear 16000 Hz. I was wondering if you could help make me a neuromodulation mp3 as I had a hard time making it myself. Thanks!
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi. Unfortunately you need to be able to hear tones both above and below your tinnitus frequency, so using the neuromodultation technique isn't suitable Are you sure it isn't around 7500-8000Hz? Sometimes an octave can be confusing when you're trying to find the pitch (speaking from experience).

        If you visit the general fuzz site you'll see what the ANM sequence is and see what you can hear.
        Sep 21, 2015
    14. Marien
      Marien
      Hi Steve, in your track on Youtube "Acoustic Neuromodulation - descending 5ths" you used tones all over the frequencies. I wonder what the highest freqency is. My Tiinitus is about 12000 hz. Thanks a lot .
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi. The highest frequency is close to 10,000Hz - it's musical so it isn't precisely there, I think it's 9956Hz (D sharp).
        Sep 18, 2015
      2. Marien
        Marien
        Hi Steve, thanks a lot for your reply. So because i'm not technical, if somebody could help me to make a mp3 musical with tones arround 11500 hz. f.e. 8805 hz, 10316 hz, 12531 hz, 15997 hz or a wider range. The webapp http://generalfuzz.net/acrn-hifreq/ helped me a lot. Thanks a lot.
        Sep 18, 2015
      3. Steve H
        Steve H
        Sep 19, 2015
    15. SeekIngAlpha
      SeekIngAlpha
      Just posted about tinnitus remission. I have been practising mindfullness meditation and it has gone done to zero over the past few weeks. I've had it for 11 years and I am very confused about how to handle this change. Most people would say be happy about it. I am but I feel that I don't know how to handle such a big change. Please help. Thanks.
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hi. All I can say is that it sounds pretty awesome, I think that everyone here would love that. It is probably very strange though as you will have all of a sudden lost a frequency that has been there and it probably feels like you are missing something in your hearing?

        If it was me I would probably use sound enrichment (music or anything really) to stop me from thinking about it too much.
        Sep 18, 2015
    16. Shadgirl
      Shadgirl
      Any way to deal with unfriendly debates on hear? A friends thread is contently being bashed because he try ed sharing a message of hope.
      1. Shadgirl
        Shadgirl
        It was about how God helped him through the hard times. He wanted to encourage others to not give up and trust the lord. Don't seem fair to turn that message into debate of religions. Some are being vary mean to him.
        May 4, 2015
    17. Shadgirl
      Shadgirl
      I'm scared and going everywhere for answers. My tinnitus keeps getting worse for no reason and any time I take any medicine it spikes even louder for hours afterwords. Have you ever heard of this before? Do you know why its happening? Please answer. I'm about ready to have a heart attack.
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      2. Shadgirl
        Shadgirl
        I hope I acshly got in with the people I ment to reach! Theres four diferent numbers involved hear. And two arnt even on the webpage. There registered in my phone.
        Mar 19, 2015
      3. Shadgirl
        Shadgirl
        Guess what? My dad thinks fluid in my middle ear is my problem. This idea is supported by my new ear infection in my right ear again. This time they gave me Zithramax and Iv taken two doses of it, but I just learned that its one of the worst tinnitus causing meds out there. Do you know what else I could try? My ear infections are hard to get rid of.
        Mar 23, 2015
      4. Steve H
        Steve H
        Doing some very quick research it looks like it is ototoxic in high doses, that doesn't mean that it can't be in lower doses too. It did seem like people recover after they stop from what I've read.

        You really need to ask your Doctor about it, tell them that you are concerned, they should look at your medical history and give you the best one that isn't ototoxic at all.
        Mar 23, 2015
    18. SickoMicko
      SickoMicko
      Hey Steve it's Mick. I have not as yet been able to open the files of the two audios you created for me. Still using the expensive MP3 player I bought on sale from the Neuromonics folks. Just didn't want you to think I was blowing it off, cause I'm not. I wish I could get this Neuromonics device to you so you could dupe it and put those f***kers out of business. I'll be back! Mick
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      2. Steve H
        Steve H
        Hey Mick, no worries there, I'll MP3 the files and mail them over and see if that does anything, although I have found they work best at high quality.
        Jan 23, 2015
    19. thesaint
      thesaint
      hi steve: Just joined and having a problem navigating. When I try to introduce myself, I can't see any place to add text or make comments. Please advise tx thesaint
    20. Alex Senkowski
      Alex Senkowski
      Hi Steve. I've been managing my T well for past month, but last Friday I had a panic attack and it increased in pitch. I'm keeping calm and taking things easy, but will the T settle down eventually?
    21. Shir
      Shir
      Hello Steve,
      I was wondering if you can perhaps assist me in generating some sounds to help relax my tinnitus? I've had tinnitus since last November and the only improvement is that I'm able to fall asleep despite it. I have a hearing loss in the high frequencies (it starts from 4000hrz at 30 dbl, then 7000hrz and onward at around 60dbl). Thank you! Shir
    22. Alex Senkowski
      Alex Senkowski
      Hi! I was wondering if Clonazepam is officially listed as an ototoxic drug; I can't find a straight answer on the net.
      1. Steve H
        Steve H
        Apr 1, 2014
    23. jennifer anderson
      jennifer anderson
      i am new on here and have had pulsatile tinnitus for some weeks now i am still hoping it will go away am using Gingko have for a few days now apparently can help or even get rid of it
      1. erl115
        erl115
        How gingko work?
        Feb 27, 2015
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    Tinnitus Since:
    2003
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
    I'm a music production geek, love sound and music.

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    My day job is an environmental consultancy, would rather be making sounds but hey, it pays the bills.

    Oh, and of course, my other day / night job is here.

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