Low Hum in Ear — Strange Case?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Rob Marshall, Jul 18, 2016.

    1. Rob Marshall

      Rob Marshall Member

      South Yorkshire, England.
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:

      I have several sounds in both ears combined - the usual Morse Code;tinkling bells, etc. But I also have
      an usual case with my right ear. The ear hums - getting louder if exposed to loud noise, etc, before returning to
      its base level. But if I stick my finger into that ear then I can no longer hear the hum. If I wiggle my finger in that ear before pulling it out then the ear will be silent for several seconds, before the humming returns even louder - before returning to its base line level 10 minutes or so later.

      The humming is only noticeable at very quiet times - mainly at night. But it is quite easy to mask out if I turn the extractor fan on or just stick my head out of the window.

      I would love to know if anybody else has had (or has) a similar problem.
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Rob,
      I have a high tinnitus sound in both ears but get a low hum when get a cold virus but never stays....lots of love glynis
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    3. OnceUponaTime

      OnceUponaTime Member Benefactor

      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies or Acoustic Trauma, Stress
      Hi Rob, I have this same hum. Unfortunately, it started low like you describe yours...but two years after it got much louder and now I can hear it everywhere. Masking is possible when air conditioning is on, near fridge, when in the car, when airplanes go by, with fan on and such. Below is a good article to read.

    4. annV

      annV Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown - possibly hereditary
      I experience a low hum when I am in a room with a fan, hear my car air conditioner, or the dryer. When it's quiet, I hear PT which often drowns out other sounds. Sort of the opposite of when you hear the hum.

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