Describe Your Tinnitus Sounds (Poll)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Ozzy, Jul 4, 2014.

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What of the below do you hear?

  1. Ringing

  2. Hissing / Sizzling

  3. Electric buzzing

  4. Crickets / locusts (cicadas)

  5. Screeching

  6. Siren-like / beeping/ whistling

  7. Whooshing

  8. Roaring

  9. Pulsing

  10. Clicking

  11. Musical

  12. Other sound

  13. I can't describe it

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    1. Ozzy
      Wishful

      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Please indicate how is your tinnitus sounds like..
      You can give multiple repsonses.
       
    2. Floyd Mayweather
      Bored

      Floyd Mayweather Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure or an ear infection, or maybe a combination :(
      Mine changes a lot. When I first had it, it was a very high pitched ringing which really annoyed me. After about two or three weeks I got a new pitch which was a hissing. So for a while it was changing between the high pitch ringing and a hissing. Now, I rarely hear the high pitched ringing and it cycles between a very low hissing or crickets sound.
       
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    3. Ozzy
      Wishful

      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Hi Floyd,

      Whatever the sound is, I hope it will diminish soon !
       
    4. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Difficult to describe.
      It sounds like the old CRT TVs or like rail tracks once the train has passed. A high frequent tone.
      Cuts through anything. I don't know if 10, 12 or 15 kHz. But difficult to handle.
       
    5. Ozzy
      Wishful

      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Hello Martin,

      How do you mask it? Does whitenoise works for you?
      Or it is completely unmaskable?
       
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    6. Ozzy
      Wishful

      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      I hope your tinnitus go away, soon.

      I recommend you to consume less alcohol and instead mask your T with beautiful music...
      Beautiful music will also ease your mind..
       
    7. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Hi Ozzy,
      White noise does not help since my T is in a much higher frequency.
      When I read your success story, I searched for cricket sounds.
      Found an app called cricket sounds on google play store. There is a soundtrack called Cicada High Pitch.
      This interferes with my T.
      Question is what drives me crazy first, my high-pitched T or the crickets.
       
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    8. Ozzy
      Wishful

      Ozzy Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Istanbul / Turkey
      Tinnitus Since:
      12.2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      * Ear infection * 20 years later huge sound increase due to stress
      Cricket sounds are incredible for masking. Because its sound mixes with the tinnitus.
      And brain can not determine exactly which is tinnitus sound and which is cricket sound..
      This eases the mind because the mind no longer listens the tinnitus..

      None will drive you crazy.. Calm down...

      Please read the following quote from the movie "Pathfinder" (2007):

      Starfire: There are two wolves fighting in each man's heart. One is Love, the other is Hate.
      Ghost: Which one wins?
      Starfire: The one you feed the most.

      --
      May our positive thoughts win over negative thoughts..
       
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    9. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      I have a few sounds an electrical voltage that goes up and down , the morse code clicking type sounds, and a ring which sounds like 16khz. But im habituating somehow.
       
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    10. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Mine is a dog whistle packed with condensed energy like a laser beam against a night sky. What an alien shrill of ultra high pitch. Most morning this loud scream is there to greet me. My brain used to cave into anxiety & panic attack on auto mode before I was even full awake enough to reason myself out of an attack. It was very hard for me when you feel there is not even a fighting chance against this alien. Meds were my only hope to survive my T initially. But how, the brain is hardened to the scream. Never thought it is possible back then. Never say never.
       
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    11. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      like a hissing white noise that varies in volume.
       
    12. Eric Gabrielsen
      Jaded

      Eric Gabrielsen Member

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      I have 8 of the 13, changes every few minutes but mostly a constant grind in my left. Started in the right and now is in both, left is worst though.
       
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    13. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Hey Billie.
      When you said dog whistle, I searched on youtube and found some examples (because I have no dog lol).
      It is exactly what I hear. I don't know about the laser beam.
      But the dog whistle is horror already.
      Maybe I should use imaginery and thinking about a dog in a nice place listening to my head sound and how pleasent it is. :arghh:
      But I think even dogs cannot stand this noise for 5 seconds.
      I gave this link to my boss today who is my boss for 19 years now.
      He directly answered: Martin, this is awful. Take your time. He also has T, but not this one.
      I also still do not believe the brain can harden to this.
      We will see.
       
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    14. Grace
      No Mood

      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      Hissing and sizzling describes mine.. With occasional jingle bells but they seem to not come as much anymore.--- and a faint morse code that acts up sometimes.
       
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    15. cowdodge
      Grumpy

      cowdodge Member

      Location:
      Seattle, Washington
      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      Mine sounds like a jet plane when your sitting in the back seat and its at crussing speed. Not to bad but I think I have got ust to it or maybe I have habrated from the noise somewhat.
       
    16. Sven
      Procrastinating

      Sven Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      How would you differ these? I have a high pitched sound at around 14,200 Hz ( I think)
       

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