Cicadas/Crickets...

Discussion in 'Support' started by brownbear, Oct 12, 2016.

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    1. brownbear

      brownbear Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden sensorineural hearing loss ? cochlear hydrops
      I have a constant tone tinnitus which is a loud hissing in my left ear. When it gets very intense however it sounds very much like crickets/cicadas. I notice that a lot of people describe the same. However I have become aware that the reason mine sounds like that is because it is fluctuating exactly in time with my pulse - otherwise I don't think it would sound like cicadas!

      I am wondering if other cicada sufferers have also noticed that it seems to correspond to their pulse? I really don't think I have pulsatile tinnitus per se as most of the time it is just a hiss.
       
    2. Starthrower

      Starthrower Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      I never experienced the cicada noise. Mine is screeching metal sounds. But I do remember having the "hiss" and it felt like a teeny pin hole in my ear drum and air seeping out. Something like that. It was also a feeling and not just a noise thing.

      Pulsate is usually the sound of your heart beat within the ear. Many times due to a small vein that may have moved closer to the ear canal.

      But you made an interesting observation that the cicada sounds correspond to your pulse.
       
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    3. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      @brownbear also get hissing that goes into cicadas later in the evening generally. Your pulse theory is interesting but the sound is so vague would be hard to work that out. However what if some form of bad circulation was responsible?
       
    4. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      Ear circulation to be precise...
       
    5. coffee_girl
      Doubtful

      coffee_girl Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Oh my goodness I know exactly what you mean! It took me a while to be accustomed to the "it's just the crickets, your t is not that loud"...it still freaks me out. Some nights I lay awake listening to the crickets and I day dream that the crickets have T too and we are all in it together and that helps me fall asleep lol ♥
       

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