So Tired of My Furnace — The Fan/Blowing Noise Makes My Tinnitus React

Discussion in 'Support' started by Eric N, Jan 18, 2019.

    1. Eric N

      Eric N Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      I have a natural gas furnace and now that it is so cold the damn thing can go on every few minutes. I hate the fan/blowing type noise, it makes my tinnitus react. Switching the house to electric heaters will cost a fortune, so not sure what options there are but this thing will torture me all winter now.
       
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    2. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      I get the same thing. Living in a basement suit. Does your T actually react? I always though its just the the frequencies of the furnace fill up all the sonic space except where my T sits.
       
    3. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Get a baseboard electric heater from Walmart. The ones made by "ComfortZone" are completely silent.
      I am using 7 of those baseboard heaters, and I haven't noticed that it is more expensive than back when I was using natural gas to heat my home.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Eric N

      Eric N Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      in my case that would evolve converting my house to electricity I don't have enough incoming electric power (only 100 amps) to power all those heaters so all the electric breakers need to be changed and more power imported, electrician said it might cost up to 8$ to get all that installed
       
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      AUTHOR
      Eric N

      Eric N Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      On second note I did try some portable oil heaters but they did not help much so when I returned them and the clerk opened to check them he dropped the metal wheel holders on the floor which made a loud metallic noise and this was the only time I took of the earmuffs to talk to the clerk so go figure my amazing luck.

      I was ok for the two days after that but know I am spiking again not sure if it is related as I was having good days when this happened but I am not sure.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Eric N

      Eric N Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)
      Yah I find it aggravating even though my furnace is only 42dbA
       
    7. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      Ya my furnace is not loud either, but my T hates fans.
       
    8. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I haven't converted my home. It was built in mid 1990s. In some rooms I can't plug in more than one heater, but you don't really need more than one heater unless the rooms are large. On the first floor of my home, I learned through trial and error which wall sockets can be employed simultaneously to plug heaters into. I have five heaters on the first floor.
       
    9. Nonna
      Moonlighting

      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      guess
      I wonder how well a solar heat panel will work. I've tried creating a silent room using a dryer hose to transfer air.
       
    10. AZeurotuner

      AZeurotuner Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tucson, AZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      7 space heaters, no smoke detectors... What could possibly go wrong?

      Unless your furnace is in your bedroom, I don't see the need for this at all.
       
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      Eric N

      Eric N Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal QC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012, 03/2016, 05/2017, 05/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise + 3 major increases via (shouting / MRI/ flu+Tylenol)

      My room is in the basement so its the next room
       
    12. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I have a natural gas furnace too and I'm getting tired of it. It doesn't make my tinnitus react, but it does sometimes wake me up at night... enough that I sleep with earplugs in sometimes which I hate doing. I've been contemplating getting a quieter gas furnace as this one is pretty old. Something that's two stage and has a variable speed blower may be quieter.
       
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    13. Emperor-Drax

      Emperor-Drax Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud bang on metal with a mallet
      Some of you have no electricity?
       
    14. PDodge
      Cowboy

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      Heating is natural gas in Canada and my PC runs on propane;)
       
    15. Nonna
      Moonlighting

      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      guess
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    16. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Uncertain, now very somatic, started with noise?
      I have the same phenomenon that persistent noises do not cover my tinnitus, but rather accentuate it.
      Can your tinnitus also be influenced somatically?
      Is the tinnitus one-sided or bilateral?
       
    17. coffee_girl
      Innocent

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Don't even need heaters, put a gaming pc in your room...spend all night getting sweaty with destiny 2 PvP and your room will be so hot you will be flinging that window open to get some cold air in your house.

      My dog was screaming at me yesterday because it was so hot she had to go lay down In the kitchen and yelled at me to open all the doors.
       
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    18. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      My fan/heater in my office also spikes my tinnitus bad. It's not that loud either.
       
    19. NTV

      NTV Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise, stress
      Hi @Bill Bauer. I have a ComfortZone portable baseboard heater. It’s definitely silent and doesn’t have blowing and rumbling noises. But I do notice that there is a really quiet electric hum and high frequency noise when the heater is on, sort of like the sound of electric current. Do you notice these noises with your baseboard heaters?

      This is the one I have.

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    20. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I can hear the
      But it isn't too bad - and I am someone who is extremely sensitive to noises.
       
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    21. Mal25

      Mal25 Member

      Location:
      Texas
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2022
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I think maybe cervical instability issues
      @Bill Bauer, I need help man. Are you still around? I have really bad pain hyperacusis right now, to the point opening a cabinet makes my ear twinge. Closing the refrigerator sounds like a gun going off. My auditory system is on overdrive like it's stuck in high gear. My body function sounds are also loud. I just got bad maybe a month ago. When will my ears start to heal?

      Nobody gives me advice ‍♂️ Maybe I should try Treble Health. I came to this forum hoping to gain some insight and help in my road to ear recovery. Hard times... I should just take 4 Fentanyl pills and it will all be over‍‍.
       
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