Reactive Morse Code / Typewriter Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Liam92, May 18, 2021.

    1. Liam92

      Liam92 Member

      Location:
      Glasgow
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hey everyone,

      Long time member on here. The past couple of days I have had a new symptom on top of my normal "eeeeee" tinnitus. Recently I have been getting a sort of beep-beep-beeeeeeep-beep, almost like morse code beeping. It also seems to react to noise; it will beep from certain noises like this morning it was reacting to birds chirping outside my window and the radio in my car.

      Has anyone ever had experience with this? This is quite horrible.

      I've read some people had success with Carbamazepine?

      morse code tinnitus example


      I found this clip from YouTube. I think a user on here created it. Mine is exactly like this!
       
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    2. OptimusPrimed
      Spaced

      OptimusPrimed Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2007
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I have it too. Recently developed. But my beeping is lower pitched and reacts more to desk fans, computer fans. It also beeps on its own when I’m lying on my side sleeping. It can be beeping gently, barely audible, or enough that it becomes almost a constant tone.

      I have not tried Carbamazepine but I might try it later.
       
    3. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      I have this but the beeps are replaced by tchh noises, like cymbal crashes.
       
    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Liam92

      Liam92 Member

      Location:
      Glasgow
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hey, thanks for your reply. Do you cope with it ok? Has it changed or improved with time?

      It's really made me very anxious and even kinda set me back with my plain old "eeeeee" tinnitus. Just got me checking for sounds and everything constantly.

      Thanks again.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Liam92

      Liam92 Member

      Location:
      Glasgow
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hey! It's barely audible in a quiet room for me too at times, mostly in mornings. But sometimes it seems to go with the sound around me and can increase or decrease. I feel like I'm very sensitive to high pitched or high frequency sounds right now but I don't know if that's because my anxiety is really heightened just now... Ugh.

      Do you cope ok with it?

      Thanks so much for the reply.
       
    6. Bar

      Bar Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I had it last year for 6 months or so. Now I have it again with a different sound.
       
    7. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      It comes back with more noise exposure. Keppra seems to help tamp it down.
       
    8. shelbynn
      Overworked

      shelbynn Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      T 11/20, D and H 1/21
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Idiopathic
      Holy shit this is literally what I hear when I turn the faucet on.
       
    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Liam92

      Liam92 Member

      Location:
      Glasgow
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      I feel like mine can even interfere with the TV. I get a sort of strange metallic tapping noise from the sounds from the TV. Not all the time but it can happen. It's so strange :(

      So does yours come and go @GBB, @Bar?

      Thanks guys.
       
    10. Willlly

      Willlly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Hi Liam, I've had this in varying degrees since my tinnitus started in 2019.

      It is quite hard to find reports of it given there is no official term but there are enough on here with a comment theme: anxiety/stress. In my opinion it's from focusing on your hearing and tinnitus for a while which makes you hypersensitive to sounds.

      I have had it come and go twice now, it's just a case of avoiding getting aggravated by it, eat well, sleep well and let your body calm down.

      Hope you feel better soon.
       
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    11. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Liam92

      Liam92 Member

      Location:
      Glasgow
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Thanks for your reply. I'm trying my hardest to just keep calm and go about my life. I really appreciate your comments and I'll take them onboard. Hoping mine just dies off soon or I just adapt the way I did from my initial tinnitus.
       
    12. EDDTEKK

      EDDTEKK Member

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection
      Try Carbamazepine! I think 200-300 mg a day is fine. Dosage should start on low mg.

      Best to talk to your doctor.

      Dr. De Ridder from Brai3n clinic in Belgium is an expert in typewriter tinnitus syndrome.
       
    13. Matchbox
      Wishful

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      You don't want to get in a long-term relationship with that stuff. You could lose hearing long term.

      Yes, it works for relief, but there's probably a cause that should be investigated (artery pulsing next to a nerve for example).
       
    14. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      Mine seems to have become less common but I'm also on Keppra which may be a substantive factor.
       
    15. arcanesystem
      Transparent

      arcanesystem Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown; Possibly noise-induced
      When my tinnitus first began, I would hear a distortion eerily similar to what you described. It was like a soft morse code that would steadily get louder and compete with any constant noise I would hear. Pretty much any nonstop sound would set it off. Music, running water, fans, tea kettle boiling, etc. The only time it would stop is if I was in either silence or somewhere with intermittent sound.

      I don't know what caused my tinnitus and it changes constantly, so I don't have this anymore. When I did have this sound, it lasted for a year and a half. I have a different morse-code-like sound now.
       
    16. Mr Joel

      Mr Joel Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I came on to search this and found your post very helpful. Thank you.
       
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