Chime Sounds When Turning Head Side to Side

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    1. cowdodge
      Grumpy

      cowdodge Member

      Location:
      Seattle, Washington
      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      Ok I'm going to describe a sound that occures when I turn my head side to side and its sort of a flute noise. I only happens when I regerously move my head side to side. Also when I'm walking at a brisk pace and have ear plugs on this noise go oft and on when I take forward footsteps or stomp my heals. Another person discribed from another chat sight discribed this reaction and I was wondering if this happens to other folks on this site. This sound has been going ever since I developed the T's . Wish I could discribe it better
       
    2. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I know exactly what you mean. I also get it in the affected ear with chewing, as well as shaking me head.
       
    3. cowdodge
      Grumpy

      cowdodge Member

      Location:
      Seattle, Washington
      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      Have you ever ask any doctor what that noise could be comming from? Would be interesting to know? By the way what kind of car is that in the picture?
       
    4. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I wondered if anybody would wonder. Its a Zil from Russia. Came out about 1956.

      I gave up asking doctors anything. Once you say Tinnitus they aren't interested any further in you.
       
    5. Capricornus
      Inspired

      Capricornus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Just discovered that I experience the same thing. When I turn my head from side to side I get this quick "chime tone" in my right ear. I need to move my head quite "violently" in order to hear it, but it still annoys me now that I have discovered it. My T is noise induced but since onset I have been very tense in my neck/face muscles on the right side, the same goes for my jaw. I wonder if this phenomena could be due to some somatic problems. Any advice for me? Have anyone experienced something similar?
       
    6. bill 112
      Fine

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I experience this too,when I swing my head from side to side I get what I would call a chime noise in my left ear or a beeping noise.

      I wouldn't blame tense muscles,I made that mistake in November 2015 and carried on with my symptoms regardless.I seen a masseuse one a week thinking that would fix the problem I was having but it kept getting worse and worse until everything went crazy in February 2016.
      The peripheral nervous system is connected to the somatosensory nervous system hence why a lot of people here experience somatic T(make it louder/quieter by moving jaw etc)

      If your T started randomly after let's say a whiplash injury then it would be entirely possible that your neck is causing the T,but seeing as your T is noise induced whatever is causing your T inside your ear is most likely responsible for the somatic symptoms you experience and no amount of tension relief will cure it believe me I tried and payed heavily for that mistake.
       
    7. Capricornus
      Inspired

      Capricornus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      So experiencing a "chime sound" in your ear while shaking your head from side to side basically mean that you are screwed? Now I don't know what to do... :(
       
    8. bill 112
      Fine

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Just hope it goes away,it's all you can do really.


      I don't know your personal situation,for all I know a tense neck could be causing these problems for you and as such treating your neck would alleviate it.
      You can investigate it further,I can't see why not but don't be surprised if it doesn't work out.
       
    9. Samir
      Tired

      Samir Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music, Accoustic shock, Stress, TTTS, who knows?...
      I don't know about any "chime" sound. But turning my head hard right and hard left helped bring on tinnitus for me. I had already started to experienced some kind of buzzing sound in my left ear when making certain neck or arm movements.

      I didn't give it much thought. Not until I went to an audiologist and did a hearing test and it showed a mild 30 dB dip at 6 kHz on my left ear. I was exposed to sudden high pitch (about 6 kHz), high level noise from a failed computer sound card a few months before this. I had developed spasms in my left ear (TTTS) and was having panic and anxiety attacks. It only made matters worse when I started investigating these weird sensations and sounds I had been experiencing earlier. So I noticed this change in volume or pitch when yawning, clinching teeth, or turning my head left and right.

      I think it's this one day when I turned my head too much to the left that the buzzing sound became constant. More or less so... I barely notice it sometimes, yet other times it disturbs my sleep, makes me uncomfortable, makes it harder to concentrate at times and sometimes give me panic attacks.

      What kind of sound you hear is all different for everybody. You may hear chimes, I hear buzzing, someone else hears beeps, it's all different sounds. But what we all have in common is that certain body part movements seem to trigger these sounds or make them softer, louder, change in frequency and so on.

      Doctors are all puzzled! Even the top scientists in the related fields. They don't have a clue! Even if they do, they can hardly test their hypothesis. There is a lack of basic diagnostic tools and methods to set accurate diagnosis. They only speculate and hypothesize about it, based on stories told by patients. Even when they do that, they use a group of no more than 500 individuals. They look for "prevalence" of one symptom or the other. With a large set of symptoms, these 500 individuals quickly narrows down to maybe 50 individuals with exactly the same symptoms, same age, etc. You can hardly draw any meaningful conclusions from such a small number of individuals. Tinnitus sufferers count in millions of people around the world! Why can't they collect data from all of us?

      What they need is to gather a lot more data and acquire true knowledge and understanding of the problem or problems. They need to develop new type of tests, collect a lot more objective measurement data, process that data and turn it into new conclusions and discoveries.

      Scientists across the globe from several medical fields need to collaborate a lot more, and put a lot more resources and effort into this. It's such a complex problem! It's a set of a number of problems and symptoms. We are only now starting to see a lot more initiatives from pharmaceutical companies, governments, and scientists coming together to try to solve these mysteries.
       
    10. Samir
      Tired

      Samir Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music, Accoustic shock, Stress, TTTS, who knows?...
      What model? That looks like a Subaru to me! :)
       
    11. Capricornus
      Inspired

      Capricornus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I believe he changed picture!
       
    12. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Its actually a Toyota Starlet Turbo, 1989 type. Put it up in solidarity for Bill112
       
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    13. bill 112
      Fine

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Haha thanks Paul,that's actually very thoughtful of you but it's actually funny that you should mention the GT Turbo.

      As you know my biggest heartbreak was selling mine due to Hyperacusis,I had just finished fully restoring it and then I was left with no choice but to sell it.

      Today I was returning home from a blessing thingy my mother made me go to when we stopped at a local store here in my village.I sat there staring out the window and began thinking about my GT turbo,something that I often do,like where it is now and how I'd love to be able to own and drive it once again etc.

      And what happened next?An absolutely PRISTINE fully original Mk2 GT Turbo parked directly beside us,literally right in front of me just as I was dreaming about my old one.I got out and had a look around it absolutely over come with its tidiness.Then the emotion hit me and I started crying in the middle of town like a sad case and had to walk into the church so no one would see me.It just felt like I was being teased,like it was being dangled right in front of me and I know I'll never get to drive and enjoy one ever again,they're a rare car even in Ireland so the chances of that happening are slim to none,sometimes I feel like the world is trying to get me down as much as possible,just as I feel like I couldn't possibly be any sadder crap like this happens.

      Anyway I haven't stopped thinking about that GT all day today and just thought now was as good a time to mention it as ever,but back to the threads original purpose,I don't want to derail it.
       
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