Masking... Risk of Musical Type of Hallucinations?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jamescjl, Jan 5, 2016.

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    1. Jamescjl

      Jamescjl Member

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      Just wondering about masking I have had tinnitus for around 5 months and have been using
      a fan and sometimes other masking sounds at night to help mask it but not cover it up.

      But have read that if your brain is listening to the same sound for long periods of time it can start
      Remembering that sound and can start a musical type hallucinations, is that true

    2. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

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      I don't think there is any risk. Proceed buddy.
    3. Dana

      Dana Member Benefactor

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not known, too many possible causes
      I am more than very interested in what you said that you read, and have something to say from a reliable source (my own experience) somewhat related to this issue.
      Can you tell me where you read this, give me a link if possible or, if you can't, copy fragments and post them here?
    4. Jamescjl

      Jamescjl Member

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      I read it on another forum but can't remember where it was what someone was saying can happen
      Not sure if it can and just thought I'd ask as I was using a fan every night as a masker
    5. AnxiousJon

      AnxiousJon Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Anxiety, Insomnia, and a Fan at Night
      That is how my T started: a fan at night. Eventually my condition did morph into the hearing of phantom sounds as well(though I had stopped the fan long before then), but it is a possibility that my T in the first place, was simply an imitation of the hiss of the fan. Because of my experience I do not recommend fans; but I also don't recommend fans, because generally speaking, they produce alot of harsh frequencies, which I don't think is good. Having something that stops playing after a couple hours is good, it gets you to sleep, then stops exposing your ears to sound/noise. I believe that night time is when our ears should be resting along with the rest of our body. Hearing damage is caused by the level of noise you are exposed to and the total continuous time exposed to the noise; I believe constant exposure to even low to medium level sounds can be a problem: Another one of my theories...

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