I have just started listening and watching ASMR videos on YouTube. Namely, #GentleWhispering. For anyone who doesn’t know what “ASMR” is — it’s Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, sometimes Auto Sensory Meridian Response, is a tingling sensation that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine. A pleasant form of paresthesia, it has been compared with auditory-tactile synesthesia and may overlap with frisson. I started watching the ASMR videos for relaxation but noticed that my tinnitus (mine is a high pitched tea kettle whistle in both ears) seemed to fall back in sound to almost nil once the ASMR reaction occurred. Maybe the brain decides tingle sensation pleasure is more desirable than a loud high pitched ringing? Then I noticed that even after I turned the YouTube video off, the tinging was less pronounced, still there but just lower. Now the weird part about this experience is that I have a hard time hearing light sounds and whispers EXCEPT when I am experiencing ASMR whereby I CAN HEAR whispers. This to me was groundbreaking. The only thing is that when I’m not in this ASMR state I still can’t hear whispers. So by no means is this a cure per se but certainly provides relief and a light at the end of the tunnel. I’m wondering what reactions others have been having (if any) to ASMR? I think the brain may pick pleasure over false sound... but I’m no doctor and have zero expertise other than being a 25-year sufferer and hearing impaired as a result of my tinnitus. I was a musician with bad ear infections so I think the loud noise and ear infections created the perfect storm for tinnitus. Anyway, if anyone else is experiencing a positive effect from ASMR please let me know — we may be onto something big!