How Many Different Tinnitus Sounds Do You Hear On Average in Silence?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Zam, Nov 18, 2014.


How many different tinnitus sounds do you hear on average in silence?

  1. 1

    12 vote(s)
  2. 2

    19 vote(s)
  3. 3

    26 vote(s)
  4. 4

    11 vote(s)
  5. 5

    8 vote(s)
  6. 6

    3 vote(s)
  7. 7 or more

    5 vote(s)
    1. Zam

      Zam Member

      I'm curious to know. I'm new here so I don't know if this poll was made before, but I think it's specific enough to be different.

      I'm probably around 6 personally. It's hard to tell, but I think sometimes it's 5 and sometimes it's 7. Some of them blend in really well together and almost sound like one.
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    2. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      I mainly had one horrible drone sound for 3 years, but since few weeks ago 2 more buggers decided to join the orchestra.
      I guess drone was too lonely:(
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    3. SoulStation
      No Mood

      SoulStation Member Ambassador

      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise / Possible Medication
      My most annoying sound is the one that reacts and beeps to other sounds.
    4. dh42

      dh42 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have mostly two sounds that change: the hiss sound and then it changes to a buzz almost like an insect or bee - and that gets notably louder than the hiss ever does. It seems day to day it changes to one or the other.
    5. Mister Muso
      No Mood

      Mister Muso Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Old thread, but I was just going to post a similar poll.

      I have 5-6:
      2 bass drones
      2 mid tonal whistles in my left ear
      1-2 high pitched squeals or whistles than occur anywhere in or around my head.

      Sometimes the mid tones will be joined by 3-4 others when I yawn. For years I only had the bass drones.
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    6. GoatSheep

      GoatSheep Guest

      As of now my tinnitus fluctuates a lot through the day.

      At its lowest I hear a hiss and a low wind chime like sound in both ears. The wind chime used to only be in the right. Just recently joined the left also.

      Mid intensity is crickets. Right ear only. Can’t hear the other sounds when I hear this.

      Most intense is the “eeeeeeeee” which strangely can be in both ears but usually just the right. Can’t hear other sounds when I hear this.
    7. Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      San Diego
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      I've lived with a high pitched tinnitus sound for years. While on occasion I'd hear additional sounds, they were never consistent until recently. My new sound is much lower in pitch which now makes masking that much more difficult.
    8. Kriszti

      Kriszti Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mine fluctuates a lot and still changes.
      I have 2-3 sounds depending on the day. My main one is a screaching, shrill, metallic, high frequency sound. Sometimes it's accompanied with an electric current type of buzzing, and lately I have a rumbling sound as well, which sounds like water running inside of a radiator. And I get fleeting, tonal, screaming type of T like every other day for some minutes.

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