Is It Possible for Someone to Hear Their Tinnitus in the Brain Instead of Ears?

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    1. mac03
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      mac03 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Is it possible for someone to hear their tinnitus in the brain instead of ears?
       
    2. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Yes. I think I know what you're saying.
       
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    3. mac03
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      mac03 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I hear the electric type sound in head not sure if it's related to tinnitus or my imagination . And I hear mild pictch sound in my left ear i think I can cope with it but that electric sound in head is annoying especially at night or when I am too focused
       
    4. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Yeah, I have tinnitus screaming in my brain and in my ears.
       
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    5. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      yep, brain T here ..its the worst ...regular T is my good days.
       
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    6. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Yep 24/7 very high pitched brain T here.

      I keep wondering what the pathological difference is between brain T and ear T as they have a very different feel.
      It is more to the left side of my brain, though.
       
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    7. mac03
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      mac03 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Just curious how long it will take to get used this awful sound ? It's been a month and I am no way near
       
    8. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I don't know. It's been 8 months for me and it still bothers me a lot. One big factor I think is how easily it is to mask. Do you only hear it inside, can you mask it with cricket noises etc., or do you hear it everywhere? Also, does it react to other sounds like watching TV or listening to music?
       
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    9. whale
      No Mood

      whale Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/25/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      thats where I hear it.
       
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    10. mac03
      Alone

      mac03 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      No I can only hear it when i am going to bed or In a silent room may be I can hear it outside the house if I pay attention to it yes it's maskable with music and I don't hear it over tv
       
    11. Owen
      Disappointed

      Owen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      It's very common.

      As with some others, I have both. It is important to remember that no-one really hears with their ears. The ears are just transducers that take sound pressure waves and turn them into electrical signals for the brain to interpret. As such, you can have tinnitus when there is absolutely nothing wrong with your ears. A lot of people, including some ENTs don't seem to grasp this concept - I know first hand, as I had to explain this to a consultant ENT (yes, I am serious!!!).
       
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    12. Owen
      Disappointed

      Owen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      Based on how quiet it is for you, you should adapt quickly and it may well vanish completely in time.

      Do look after your hearing though. If you're raising your voice to be heard, it is too loud.

      Good luck.
       
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    13. mac03
      Alone

      mac03 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Thank you Owen I am doing my best not to focus on it .
       
    14. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      How do you do it Telis I don't understand!
      You must be very strong!
       
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    15. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Yeah I'm very strong, always have been, but I'm not strong enough for a lifetime of this hell. I'm worn out already after 3 years, I feel done.
       
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