Habituation to Low Frequency Drone

Discussion in 'Support' started by valeri, May 24, 2016.

    1. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Has anyone habituated to low frequency noise?
      In 5 years of dealing with this noise from hell I'm yet to hear of anyone who can live with this type of noise that not only is tinnitus but also a vibrating/shaking feeling!
      What a nightmare!
       
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    2. Axel
      Depressed

      Axel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medicin
      I'm with you. I have had this for almost seven years. After a couple of years I got some what used to it. But last years it got worse and changed a bit after being on drugs after heart attack. Still strugling but there has been only three good or better periods untill now.
       
    3. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Sorry to hear that!
      What does yours sound like and can you mask?
      Are you saying it got better lately?
       
    4. Axel
      Depressed

      Axel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medicin
      It sounds like a car idling. I often mask it by being close to an open window near the trafic or going outside my appartment and sit on the stairs. Theres a heater somewhere in the basement that hums slightly but in the right frequency.
       
    5. Nonna
      Barefooter

      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies
      The drone is what sent me into a month long panic attack. I only get it at bedtime, or sitting with my head turned too long. I can usually make it stop. I think it was also described on this forum as a sympathetic sound for the other ear. When I first noticed it I was like please just give me a louder whistle in my other ear and take this one away. Maybe since it doesn't stay This one really doesn't bug me so much anymore. Does yours stay on 24hrs?
       
    6. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      24/7 :(
       
    7. Nonna
      Barefooter

      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies
      To me it sounds like hearing inside the ear, maybe your eardrum is shaking. I put a ice pack on my ears today. And it popped slightly twice. I think I would accept the drone over a few other noises I have experienced. There is a pop singer w the drone, Fka twigs.
       
    8. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      That's exactly what it sounds like! I'm just not sure what's causing it!
       
    9. Frayact

      Frayact Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1996
      I've had a low-frequency hum, off and on, for over 20 years. I've never habituated to it. When it first started, I had numerous tests done including three MRI's over the years. No cause was ever found, and I had no hearing loss. My hearing is still great for my age (56). Sometimes the humming will go away for up to a year and then mysteriously return like it did last week. Mine may have started due to anxiety and depression. I've been on the antidepressant Lexapro for ten years, but it may be time to try something new.
       
    10. brian.1575

      brian.1575 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      For me it's just normal. Idk. I feel my bed and head vibrate with low frequency but what I can't figure out is am I hearing subsonic sound or is it just "in my head" ?
       
    11. brian.1575

      brian.1575 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Does anyone else wonder if we're just heading something others don't?
       

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