External Sounds "Sticking" to Your Ears, Anyone?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Frederick86, May 25, 2014.

    1. Frederick86

      Frederick86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2009
      Since about last year or so, I have an issue in my left ear, the "worse" one. I mentioned it in a thread but nobody said anything, so I ask here.

      Whenever I hear a pure tone in certain frequencies (mostly in the high frequencies), like the tones used for hearing test or to match tinnitus, that tone keeps being heard in my ear for some minutes, sometimes maybe half an hour or more. I try to forget about it and, for now, it always goes away.

      I've heard of the Zwicker tone phenomen, where you play white noise lacking a frequency and after stopping, the brain "creates" the tone that was lacking, but this is not the same, as is a single frequency that keeps "playing" in my ear, and also this last more time than a Zwicker tone.

      I'm very scared of matching my T , getting more hearing tests, or being in enviroments with electronic noises, in fear it creates new permanent tones in my ear. And I need to match it if I want to try sound therapies as notched white noise.

      Does this happen often to people with T and some hearing loss (as it seems I have)? How is this called? Any chance that my brain "copies" a tone and it becames permanent?
       
    2. Frederick86

      Frederick86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2009
      No one knows? Should I ask an audiologist maybe?
       
    3. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      Don't think or worry too much, as with every uncontrolled brain activities, there are strange phenomenons happening.

      some people on mushrooms will have a nice trip while others will have a bad trip.

      either way, nothing you can do about it for the moment...
       
    4. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      If it's really bothering you I would see an audiologist who is experienced with t. But as far as the brain copying a tone this seems highly unlikely to me. I know I would hear a noise and always assume it did something to my t and that anxiety did make it worse. My concentrating and tuning into it more and more I would hear it louder and clearer. I'm mostly habituated now even if I have a spike it doesn't bother me much . Good luck man.
       
    5. Frederick86

      Frederick86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2009
      It's not anxiey, it has happened reliably with everytime I've been exposed to pure tones in certain frequencies, even if I'm relaxed and not worrying. It happens when I try to match my T, or when I used a hearing test app some days ago. There was frequencies that stucked for seconds or minutes and other frequencies did not, so it seems to be an audiological mechanism to it, and logically I'd like to know what's that and how it works.
       
    6. cullenbohannon
      Thinking

      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2014
      Thats strange , it seems to die down you said? I think trying to find someone who is very experienced with t might be your best bet.
       
    7. Frederick86

      Frederick86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2009
      Yep, till now it has always died down, in the worst case sometimes it has stucked for hours after being exposed to a tone for longer periods (as when doing ultrasonic teeth cleaning, even with plugs), but sleep seems to reset it too.

      Logically I'm searchig for the answer to know if longer exposures (as in electronical noise from computers and other things) are safe or not, and also to know wheter I can do sound therapies at all.
       
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    8. Hattukoira
      Tired

      Hattukoira Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2010
      This phenomenon happens to me very often.
       
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    9. Frederick86

      Frederick86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2009
      @Hattukoira has it happened for a long time? Does the "echo" subsides after a nigh of sleep at most?
       
    10. Hattukoira
      Tired

      Hattukoira Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2010
      It has happened since 2010 when my T got worse because of the noise exposure. Yes, it always subsides.
       
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    11. Frederick86

      Frederick86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2009
      Well, at least the fact that it doesn't create new permanent tones is good to know, thanks... I'll also ask some audiologist anyway.
       
    12. Fernando81
      Alone

      Fernando81 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      anxiety - stress
      This happens to me very often. My brain copy external sounds and play it over and over again. Like car alarms, or monotnous sounds. Sometimes, it is quite annoying. It seems so real that every time it happens, i doubt if the sounds is real or no. So i tap my fingers and notice that it is not inside my head. Pretty strange phenomenon. In my case, my psych says that it is related to anxiety and ossessions issues.
      Are you feeling better?
      It may last for days in mi case, like if another T has popped in.
       
    13. light rain

      light rain Member

      Location:
      Eastern TN
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I know I am starting to get afraid of sounds - like maybe they will become stuck or that a certain sound will cause damage. I was starting to get anxious about buzzing because I thought I heard it twice but didn't see anything. And outside now there is lots of buzzing from insects to lawnmowers even motorcycles in the distance. I've just tried to relax about it all.

      It may be something worth getting checked out for sure but it may be like how people get a weird feeling after a bug has touched them. No bug is there but the nerve impulse is still being sent.
       
    14. danimadss

      danimadss Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise
      Yessss this happens to me too and I cannot tell if it's something I am hearing inside my head or an actual sound I'm hearing. It so hard to tell sometimes. Like right now I hear a sound that I'm pretty sure is real but my boyfriend can't hear it. But then when I leave the room into another, I don't hear it! So is it that I just am hearing an actual sound and it's just super loud to me and too quiet for him to hear? Drives me crazy. I think I can pick up tones and sounds that are louder than it is to someone who doesn't have T. Maybe?
       
    15. Lex
      Mellow

      Lex Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Southeast Asia
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad decisions
      It's most likely palinacousis -- the closest thing, anyway. I had it too with sirens and microwave beeps, but it has gone for now.

      I don't think it's merely a product of anxiety. It's part of a whole range of ear (or brain) problems.
       
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    16. neo1
      Wishful

      neo1 Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      My first year with TT, i had that daily with high pitch tones, but it gradually went away. As previous members have mention in this thread. Get in touch with your audiologist and see with they can give some input.
       

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