Faucet Test

Discussion in 'Support' started by dan, Jan 9, 2015.

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Can You Hear Your Tinnitus Over a Running Faucet?

  1. Yes

    16 vote(s)
    21.9%
  2. Sometimes

    23 vote(s)
    31.5%
  3. No

    34 vote(s)
    46.6%
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    1. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Can you hear your tinnitus over a running faucet? (like a modern kitchen faucet)
      (If yes, please explain in more detail how you hear it, on what strength of stream and if it's constant or periodic phenomenon), thanks.
       
    2. RichL
      Inspired

      RichL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Palmerston North NZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I can't usually, but if I really concentrate and when my T is playing up, I can just distinguish it over the tap, just my left ear, which is the ear where the T goes up and down all over the show!
      Then it depends how hard I have got the tap on.
      This example is with the cold tap turned on with just one three quarter turn.
       
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    3. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      Moderate running water from the faucet usually blocks my tinnitus--unless it's being extremely central and dog-whistle like. Of note, real water usually blocks my tinnitus, but water sounds generally blend in with my tinnitus. It's probably because not all the sounds are captured when they put them in audio files.
       
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    4. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Depends on my T level. Typically in the mornings I can't, but later in the evening sometimes I can. However, I certainly don't try to listen to it! :)
       
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    5. In the mornings, mostly not. In the evenings i can hear it above the faucet(n)
       
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    6. OddV
      Assassinator

      OddV Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      Now, a faucet drowns mine out. Shower, kitchen faucet or bathroom faucet... At onset, only the tub faucet would and I had to put my ear right next to it.
       
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    7. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      Nope i can hear mine over a tap, shower, drill, washing machine, motorbike, everything. No matter what time of the day. It's constant, loud, high pitch and mostly in my left ear.
       
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    8. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Ok thanks, so how do you manage or cope with something like this?
       
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    9. David S

      David S Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      It masks mine quite well. I would say a faucet a few feet away is 70db. On the other hand i can easily hear my T in a jet plane around 80db. Mine is reactive and i got this high pitched overtone to a lot of everyday sounds.
       
    10. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Natural water, shower and things are pretty much all that mask mine. As Jazz said above a recording of them doesn't seem to work quite as well. I can be out and sit by a river and be masked but an audio recording I make of it doesn't do the job so well back at home, though I'm not a good sound recordist so probably down to my equipment.
       
    11. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      Dan
      For the first year the only thing that could mask my T were my hearing aids with white noise generators (set at full blast); I could hear my T over everything all the time. However, the shower came closest to some kind of relief.

      Mark
       
    12. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      At first i thought i wouldn't. But after being at the lowest point in my life for around a month, i picked myself and decided it wouldn't beat me.
      That was about six months ago. Since then i get longer and longer periods of time where i don't think about it. Which is habituation. Positive thinking, pillow speaker, time and ups and downs is how i've coped. I am having periods of 5/6 hours at a time where i'm not thinking about tinnitus. Which is great.
       
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    13. Paul201
      Worried

      Paul201 Member

      Location:
      Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Subwoofer
      Ouch that even hurts from here
       
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    14. MikeA
      Curious

      MikeA Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1992
      A faucet masks fairly well unless it's half on or less. Very comforting to turn one on in a bathroom or kitchen during days after T spiked upward a year ago.

      Speaking of masking, I'm now recalling sitting by an open window last summer evenings as crickets provided the perfect sound for many hours. The perfect sound for my high-pitched 10 kHz hisssssss.
       
    15. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      faucets and the shower will usually block mine but not all the time. If it's a screamer day, nothing in the natural world will block it short of an explosion! At night, I use a sound machine located on my bed, set to a rain setting, which works for me. I sleep OK.
       
    16. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise

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