Poll: Does Your Tinnitus Have a Certain Pitch/Frequency?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tinniger, Nov 22, 2018.

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Does your tinnitus have a certain pitch/frequency?

  1. Yes, it does have a certain frequency

  2. Unsure

  3. No, it does not have a certain frequency

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    1. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
      Several tinnitus sufferers hear a very specific tone and can determine its pitch.

      Does your tinnitus also have a pitch, or is it different, like white noise or hissing or still completely different?
       
    2. Julien87
      Happy

      Julien87 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure (concert)
      Hard to say. I would say mine is the hissing kind. Its frequency is certainly quite high.
       
    3. Tex

      Tex Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Goes between real loud crickets to a teapot. I'll take crickets over the teapot any day.
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
    4. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      I put unsure because depending on the day, it can either be a tone or a hiss. I think the tone is somewhere around 5000hz. When it's hiss there is some seriously freaky high pitches in there
       
    5. Alex Matyjasek
      Not amused

      Alex Matyjasek Member

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      8 September 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress? Who knows...
      Got two sounds. One in my head is high frequency and the other one in my right ear sounds like a kettle.... But I find it complicated to describe what it sounds like.
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
    6. william adams
      Wishful

      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      mine sounds like a high pitched electrical sound crossed with air leaking from a tire and can hear over the TV almost everything but the shower. Thank God I am pretty much habituated but when bored its always playing its tune...
       
      • Agree Agree x 2
      • Helpful Helpful x 1
    7. Zeneth
      Spaced

      Zeneth Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe noise?
      I'm noticing that a lot of people have hissing and a tonal ringing, as do I.
       
      • Agree Agree x 2
    8. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Sector Alpha
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      Tinnitus experts cant explain that.
       
    9. CrystalB

      CrystalB Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I have a loud very high pitch hissing as well as static, best way I could describe mine.
       
    10. william adams
      Wishful

      william adams Member Benefactor

      Location:
      S Jersey
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      one week after leg surgery plus hearing loss in higher freq.
      You really have to except T no matter what the tone is for there is only one thing that works to get relief is habituation. Go on with your life with some small modifications and after a period of time it wont seem so dam invasive. I can now go for hours and my brain focuses on other things and the T kind of fades into the background where you dont hear it. I cut sugar, msg, limited alcohol, salt and do exercise such as weight training, yoga or tai chi. At night play nature sounds on you tube..If need be take a valium befor bed if you have trouble sleeping...Please consult with your doctor about exercise and sleep aids. I do where ear protection in noisy atmosphere.....
       
    11. Happyhacker

      Happyhacker Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Don't Know, old age?
      I have 8KHz stereo. Very loud to the point of need to concentrate on something physical to distract.
       
    12. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      high pitched dentist drill
      cant be masked.
       
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    13. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Where's the choice for multiple distinct tones?
       
      • Agree Agree x 2
    14. Tamara

      Tamara Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brasil
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Has anyone made a measurement of the frequency and intensity or volume of tinnitus?
       
    15. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Yes. Many people do that regularly, generally with the help of an audiologist.
       
    16. supernovae
      Dreaming

      supernovae Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (concert)
      As a main sound I have an high frequency hiss and a pure tone as well, it is a bit hard to distinguish which is the predominant one. In addition I have a low drone sound in one ear which fortunately is quite soft and I can hear only in silence
       
    17. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I did a tinnitus volume matching test where they test your sensory level, then have you match the tinnitus volume to a tone they slowly ramp up. It was always around 32-33DbSL or decibels over sensory level for me. This was done multiple times over the course of months and it was always the same.

      I've heard most tinnitus is 10dbsl or lower, but I don't know if there's much date on this. Note, that's very different from masking level.
       
    18. DebInAustralia
      Fine

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Best described as a cacophony of sounds; ranging from hissing to whooshing to lub dub to white noise pulsating to eeeeeeeeeeee
       
    19. jay777

      jay777 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      benzo/ headphones
      I did a test and got him to stop at 70db, still no match, but it was hurting my ears, I would put my sounds at over 80db.
       
    20. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Crazy. That was match not mask right? I cannot mask my T (well the shower does sometimes). Heavy traffic, airplanes, etc. do not mask it at all.

      I would imagine T that loud would make it very difficult to hear speech. Can you understand people when they are talking?

      I read somewhere that 90% or so is 10dbsl or under. But I can't seem to find the source. Note that is offset by your sensory level, so if your sensory level is say 20db in that frequency range then 40db is 20dbsl.
       
    21. jay777

      jay777 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      benzo/ headphones
      Yes I have to ask people to repeat all the time, I have never found a sound loud enough to mask my tinnitus.
       
    22. Tamara

      Tamara Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brasil
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Yes, ENT and audiologists say there is no tinnitus greater than 10dB. Now, an audiologist told me that the maximum of a tinnitus is 20dB which is already a big difference. ENT told me: I'll ask to measure the volume of your tinnitus, to show you how low it is, then maybe you'll get better knowing that. I had already done this exam and nothing had changed in my symptoms to know the volume of my tinnitus.
       
    23. Chris Robinson

      Chris Robinson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      various
      Frequency changes , nearly every day. That is why I find it so difficult to habitute
       

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