Does Anyone Else Get a Really Loud Sound in a Different Pitch When They Focus on Their Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Brandon Wilson, Jan 29, 2016.

    1. Brandon Wilson

      Brandon Wilson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Visual Snow
      Ive been noticing my tinnitus more lately and when I really focus on it it gets way louder and a second sound that is pretty scary starts to get loud. Ive noticed it before but this week its killing me.
    2. daniel1111

      daniel1111 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, repeated exposure with loud headphones.
      Hi Brandon,

      It's normal for it to become louder/more noticeable when you actively try to listen to it. Just don't do that and it won't kill you :)
      • Agree Agree x 2
    3. Bobby B

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      i have that - a second loud , clean tonal beeeep that comes and stays for 5 seconds..pretty scary at first but it always goes away so I am not scared anymore. I think its caused by anxiety .
      The hissing sound never goes away but its a bit better now compared to 3 months ago.
    4. ozm8ey

      ozm8ey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      yep, I'm starting to think this tinnitus thing is all in our heads like a hallucination that won't go away

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