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 - Repeated gun blasts
      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:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      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:
      08/2020
      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
      Disappointed

      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.
       
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    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.
       
    17. mylesm

      mylesm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      How are you guys doing? Any updates?
       
    18. twa
      Busy

      twa Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      meds/acoustic trauma
      I have morse code, but it's more like click, click, click. It's not constant just a few times throughout the day. I haven't connected it to sound. Sometimes it will start for no reason.
       
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      Liam92

      Liam92 Member

      Location:
      Glasgow
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      The sort of beeping morse code is still there at times, which seems to react with things like the water filling back up inside the cistern of the toilet. My reaction towards it has improved I just try to get on with things
       
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    20. aura

      aura Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Romania
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Exactly the same here.
       
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    21. mylesm

      mylesm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Mine seems to come and go. I’ll completely forget about and then it just comes out of nowhere.
      This pattern makes me wonder if it’s hearing damage or not. Why would it be inconsistent if it’s a product of permanent damage?

      Is anyone else the same?
       
    22. Mr Joel

      Mr Joel Member

      Location:
      London
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I had this start in what was my ‘good’ ear around 4 weeks ago. It was completely random and I just woke up with it. I can’t really tie it to any particular event. The strange thing for me is that having suffered with tinnitus for at least 15 years, it’s come on during a very stressful time due to an acoustic trauma event back in December last year. This only really affected my other ear though! It seems to react to certain noises but is always there very faint in the background. I give up!
       
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    23. Kenilworth

      Kenilworth Member

      Location:
      South Africa
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I'm new to this this type of tinnitus. I've had tinnitus for 5 years but recently over the past 3 months it started reacting to sounds. I also have moderate hyperacusis. What is so interesting is the reactiveness changes towards certain sounds. Example my phone speaker would trigger the reaction but it doesn't seem to react to it anymore. It still reacts though. Hoping it will go away after some few months or years.
       
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    24. SD7
      Angry

      SD7 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Mid /June 2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Vaccine + Noise
      Anyone have any idea what’s happening in the ear to cause this? Is this reactive tinnitus or distortion? I hear it in the shower and when my fish come up to the edge of the bowl (random yes, distressing double yes).
       
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    25. aura

      aura Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Romania
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      What kind of morse code do you have now?
       
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    26. arcanesystem
      Disappointed

      arcanesystem Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown; Possibly noise-induced
      My tinnitus has changed for the worse(-ish) since late December last year, so my ears don't seem to have the morse code sound anymore. It is very difficult to hear my quieter sounds over the new constant pitches. The only one I can describe if I pay attention: a quiet shimmering, intermittent sound in my right ear. My right ear is definitely worse.
       
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    27. TheCapybara
      Anime

      TheCapybara Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely headphone noise
      Did this ever go away for you? It's the same thing I'm dealing with.
       
    28. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Liam92

      Liam92 Member

      Location:
      Glasgow
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Exposure
      Hey, it did. But sometimes it does come back, honestly my tinnitus seems to change a lot. Tones often change I get new ones and maybe some disappear too. All very strange. I don't think my anxiety helps though...
       
    29. TheCapybara
      Anime

      TheCapybara Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely headphone noise
      Hey Liam, thanks for getting back to me. Pretty weird that it can go away but also come back again. How long did it take for it to disappear, at least for a while? I hate that it beeps to TV and many other things, I guess it's just that one missing high frequency.
       
    30. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Mine was really bad for a while, then went away for a few months, and then came back. I deal with it now but it’s not as severe, yet still annoying sometimes.
       
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