Rattle/Distortion When Listening to Music

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jason C, Feb 19, 2017.

    1. Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      I have this rattle/distortion when listening to music, really annoying.

      Obviously I have hidden hearing loss causing tinnitus, thing is though my hearing is actually pretty good, voices are clear etc I can hear pin drop, but music sounds terrible.

      Any idea on what causes this or is it the obvious??

      Here is my hearing test from a phone app. I am 37.

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    2. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Maybe it's your hearing beyond 8kHz. My right ear goes down to 30 Hz and 35 Hz but I don't experience the distortion you mention. I can hear up to 18 kHz also.
       
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      Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Mine cuts off at 14 kHz or so, it used too cut off at 13 kHz so maybe some mild improvement.
       
    4. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      Maybe an idea to get tested at an audiologist, I don't trust them YouTube videos.
       
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      Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Still awaiting ENT, not that they can help.
       
    6. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      I don't think they even test up past 8 kHz, the one I saw didn't. I had the full one done in a hearing aid shop.
       
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      Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      I did too, at a hearing aid centre, at the time it did show a dip at 4 kHz 3 months in, which I was also able to replicate using my own equipment, but now using the same equipment the dip has gone.

      My hearing was worse last August (3 months in) but tinnitus is still very much there.
       
    8. pef

      pef Member

      Location:
      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/16/2013
      Ever since my acoustic trauma four years ago, certain music distorts at high frequency and after moderate volume. Foo Fighters are a group that I can no longer listen to at loud volume. Ditto some violin, e.g., Oliver Colbenson.

      Is what it is...I don't worry about it, I just keep the volume moderate to low.
       
    9. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      It may not be a good idea to listen to any music at loud volume, given that you've already insulted your hearing apparatus with an acoustic trauma.
       
    10. pef

      pef Member

      Location:
      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/16/2013
      By loud volume I don't mean concert levels. More like a "6" on an amp that "goes to 11." I suppose that's moderate for most people. (Music didn't hear my ears, a gunshot did). All subjective, I suppose, and my post didn't quantify the volume.
       
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      Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      It was a crazy loud alarm external sounder that caused mine. Worse in the left ear but the distortion in music kills me.
       
    12. Apolonia
      Disappointed

      Apolonia Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, acoustic trauma
      @Jason C is music still distorted to you?
       
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      Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Thankfully all is now well.

      No more distortion. Music sounds great again. I just know to be very careful with loud noise now.

      It takes a long time for things to improve.
       
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    14. Djstarkiss
      Badass

      Djstarkiss Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I’m totally having this rattling sound in my right ear when my phone rings or I listen to something loud or I ride my motorcycle :/ especially on the motorcycle ‍♂️
       
    15. Madi
      Tired

      Madi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure, stress, probably medicines too. Who knows!
      Jason, did this distortion kind of sound like someone talking/singing through a fan? Because that's what I've been experiencing for the past few days, and I'm trying to see if anyone on this forum has ever dealt with this before.
       

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