If Everybody Heard the Exact Same Sound, and It Was Normal, Would It Change Your Way of Thinking?

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    1. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor

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      07/2015
      Ok, this is a bit of a thought experiment so here goes:

      If you were told that everybody on the planet hears the exact same sound in their head as you do, and that it's completely normal, would it change your way of thinking about things? Would you no longer see it as a problem?
       
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    2. amandine

      amandine Member

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      There is a tribe who have 98% tinnitus and when they get T they celebrate it as they say that it is the spirits of the departed speaking to them. I cannot remember the tribal name or where they are but if anyone else knows?
      They do not suffer from T - they are joyful to have it!
       
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    3. amandine

      amandine Member

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    4. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

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      Ah no, just like if it were normal to be gang raped, beaten and tortured everyday I would still see it as a problem.
       
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    5. Tweaker
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      Tweaker Member Benefactor

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      No, to know that everyone else on the planet had the same torturous sounds in their head would not help me sleep or stop me feeling rubbish most days. The noises are so loud they keep ME awake. That would still be true. Perhaps anxiety about T would be less but it's the sheer level of noise that keeps me awake more than anxiety.
       
    6. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor

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      You have to come at this from another perspective, it's almost philosophical but I believe it's true. Put it this way, as humans we always want what we once had if we lose something important, or what others have that we would love to have. If you elimate these there wouldn't be a problem.

      Imagine if we were always created with no legs and had to crawl using only our arms, that would be how we exist and we would know no different. If we lost our legs now however it would be devastating because it's not our norm, and you would want your legs back. You would also have great envy of all the people who still have what you lost.

      If we were all born with a screaming sound in our heads, I strongly believe silence would be the T and we would suffer from it.
       
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    7. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      For the most part, people I know who have had T from a very young age, aren't very bothered by it, even if it's pretty extreme (provided that it hasn't actually been getting worse over time, anyway).
       
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    8. linearb
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      linearb Member Hall of Fame

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      What makes you so sure that this is the case? The reason I ask is that I personally have, on a good number of occasions, fallen asleep just fine in EXTREMELY loud environments. I remember one time when I was a kid, my brother's band was practicing and I literally fell asleep with my head on the back of an amp (which may not have helped my hearing any, ha).
       
    9. Tweaker
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      Tweaker Member Benefactor

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      Noise exposure
      It's just my personal experience. I had mild T when I was a kid and throughout my early years. It never stopped me sleeping as it was only a gentle tone. In 2010 the tinnitus ramped up and has been worsening ever since. It is now extremely loud with several other sounds and now I can't sleep as it irritates me so much. For me the loudness of the T is the thing that affects my sleep.
       
    10. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

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      Calgary
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      11/2013
      My T is bad too, it irritates the shit out of me to the point that I can not function very well in the day, sometimes not at all. I pass out quicker than I did before I had T,I'm always exhausted these days. Even during the days, my eyes are heavy and I feel like I'm going to pass out at any moment, a lot of times I do. Falling asleep is about the only thing that I do well with T.
       
    11. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

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      Boston
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      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      @Telis hey Telis I now get constant pain where I got my tooth removed they tell me that I have nerve damage so not only do I have this F***ing T but now I'm dealing with pain too it sux bro I just got to believe at some point it will get better for all of us ...hang in there man

      Carlos
       
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