Poll: Tinnitus in the Ear(s), Brain/Head, or Both?

Discussion in 'Support' started by RaZaH, Jan 21, 2016.

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Tinnitus in the ear(s), brain/head, or both?

  1. Ear(s)

  2. Brain/Head

  3. Both

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    1. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      I am wondering if everyone with tinnitus has it in their head/brain as well?
       
    2. ceauses97
      Speechless

      ceauses97 Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/12/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      Yeah i do.. Ive had ringing in ears before after loud events which would subside the next day, and i can tell you it was A LOT easier to cope with and less annoying. When its in the head its harder to mask and you feel like there is no escape. I wouldnt mind if my T went from brain to my ears, even if it kept the same volume...
       
    3. RaZaH
      Not amused

      RaZaH Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Reykjavík, Iceland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012/04
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo + loud noise
      Agreed , when it goes to my ears , I am happy , when in the brain , not so much ..
       
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    4. Dan H

      Dan H Member

      Location:
      Liverpool UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      I have a high pitched tone that is in my head, and another tone that only accompanies other sounds, and this one feels like it is actually coming from an external source rather than in my ears or head.
       
    5. Alue

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      How does one differentiate the two if it's bilateral?
       
    6. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      I have a central tone in my head that's fairly similar to the way I remember my head ringing after a loud concert, except not nearly as severe. That doesn't bother me very much, if that was all I heard in silence I don't think I'd think about it at all... in fact, sometimes when I'm meditating I use that as a focal point because it's very constant and less annoying than traffic sounds and that sort of thing.

      The noises that sort of drive me up the wall are experienced much more in the ears than in the head.

      But, we are all different. I am sure that some people would be driven bonkers by the central sounds that I have basically accepted as normal, and I have a good friend who has the sort of high-pitched ear chirp that drives me nuts who doesn't give a fuck about it.
       
    7. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      My T is definately on the right side of my head or in my ear. It's like mid to high pitched ringing and hissing, comparable to a high pitched tuning fork and old steam radiators. This combination of sounds, saturates my head with noise. Additionally, being severly deaf in my right ear, adds a hollowness, like holding a seashell to your ear. It's madness!
       
    8. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      Started in my right ear, eventually migrated to central head, or right upper quadrant of head, or lower back of head. It moves around from day to day. Mostly an electrical static hissing, and sometimes sounds like a balloon neck being squeezed so the air comes out in a squealing hissing sound. Tea kettle whistle on top of it.

      Shouldn't be thinking about the nature of my T, as I'm trying to be diligent about the Back To Silence method. Let me just say, I hear it and I feel annoyed and distressed.
       
    9. Dan H

      Dan H Member

      Location:
      Liverpool UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      I've had my high pitched central tone for about six weeks or so and I can largely filter it out now. It's the undertones that accompany other sounds that bother me, they are much more noticeable sometimes. For example I can now hear a continuous beep that sounds like it comes from my water pipes, or certain TV sets etc. Even when music plays, certain tones will add this weird humming sound to it and it all sounds like it is actually coming from the external source rather than in my head or ears. Has anyone else got something like this?
       

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