Is There a Correlation Between Tinnitus Cause and Type of Sound/Pitch?

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    1. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      I'm wondering if people with a certain causes of T tend to have a certain kinds of sound (and pitch).

      For example, I believe that people with T due to Meniere's disease tend to have lower-frequency pitch? (no idea what type of sound they experience, whether it's a "eeeeee" or a "sshhhh" or something else)

      All interested in participating, please answer these questions three:
      1. What is the cause of your T?
      2. What kind of noise (or noises) do you hear?
      3. What is the pitch? (low, high, or the frequency if you happen to know it)
       
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    2. Dana
      Chicken

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      That is a known fact about Meniere's disease, reason for which it is mentioned on the list of symptoms.

      Very good poll, so I will answer it.

      1) I wish I knew. Maybe I can go in the opposite direction, from knowing my type of T to discover the cause of it.

      2)the great majority of time a hear an "èeeeeeeeeeee" but I also heard sounds that resemble with steam escaped because of high pressure (hisssing)

      2)very high pitch, I have two sounds impossible to determine their frequencies for, as they change. I have most of the time one sound in the left ear, and another one in the right ear, but I experienced multiple frequencies in different "locations" of the head too.
       
    3. John G

      John G Member

      1) Sorry, I can't really pinpoint how I got T. Could of been a head/neck injury.

      2) The noise I hear is like an "eeeeee" sound.

      3) I have no frequency sound level but it's a high pitch sound. Also , the sound level does not change when I turn my head / open jaw or other experimental positions. Sound level just stays the same high pitch.
       
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    4. Dana
      Chicken

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      I think it is easier to reach some conclusions if people answered the questions not in a paragraph, but keeping the numbered format of the poll.

      Repeat the number of the question and after that answer to it.
       
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    5. John G

      John G Member

      Thanks Dana. Good idea.I will change it
       
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    6. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      It looks like you've discovered my sinister ulterior motive in conducting this poll! :angelic:
       
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    7. Dana
      Chicken

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      Indeed "sinister", you, criminal! :)
       
    8. Koen

      Koen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud headset usage , hi freq
      1. Too loud dance music trying out new headsets
      2. Piiiiiiiiiep "eeeeee"
      3. Around 16500Hz
       
    9. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Prob not what you want to hear..

      But i no longer monitor my t ...

      And cant see the point in threads that focus on describing sound as opposed to reactions...

      Just a thought..
       
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    10. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      My tinnitus was caused by Menieres.
      The sound in both ears is a piercing high hiss/ring that never stops...lots of love glynis
       
    11. Jae
      Bookworm

      Jae Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/12/15
      Does it get louder as your hearing fluctuates?
       
    12. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      It stays the same all the time ...lots of love glynis
       
    13. Dana
      Chicken

      Dana Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      Glynis, your information in confusing to me. I thought that a Meniere's disease type of T has low frequency (that's how I ruled it out, although I had fluctuating hearing and vertigo) I read that in many medical articles. So that is not true, Meniere type of T can also be a high piercing/hiss?
       
    14. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      All I know is I was Diagnosed with menieres a long time ago and take 7-9 tablets a day for It.
      My sound is a really high piercing hiss the same sound as my gass oven on full.
      I have been under a Menieres specialist and had tests and now need to wear duel purpose hearing aids...lots of love glynis
       
    15. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      1. Plane barotrauma
      2. Multiple tones. (12+)
      3. mid and high pitch 2khz to 12 khz
       

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