Some Sounds (e.g., Ambulance Siren) Get Stuck in My Head After the Fact

Discussion in 'Support' started by AbeS, Jul 4, 2021.

    1. AbeS

      AbeS Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise/headphones
      Whenever I have been exposed to an ambulance siren as an example, from a distance, and then I put on earmuffs and it feels like the sound gets stuck in my head. I'm hearing it right now, it's like a loop of the sound I heard going over and over and it is slowly fading. The same thing happened earlier today when I was playing a video game on minimal volume.

      This is different from when you "get a song stuck in your head".

      Anyone else have the same experience or am I going crazy? ;)
       
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    2. Rudedog205

      Rudedog205 Member

      Location:
      Wisconsin
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure? Possible concussion? Covid Vaccine? TMJ?
      I have that same thing happen to me too whether it's something like that or music. It's kind of weird but it's not really any more annoying than my tinnitus.
       
    3. Matchbox
      Wishful

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      This also happens to me depending on the frequency. Generally the lower frequency ones will stick. If the sound is very long and loud, it takes about a day to leave, even with earmuffs/earplugs.

      I know. It makes you want to die.
       
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    4. ALS
      Alone

      ALS Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2021 ; worsened 6/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of headphone use (too long and too loud)
      I've had this happen before, but with music. Look up "musical ear syndrome". I assume the same can happen with other noises. Freaked me out pretty good but it went away thankfully.
       
    5. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/28/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      Yeah this happens to me too. When I heard this beeping from construction across the street, I fell back sleep and woke up with the noise in my ears for the rest of the day. Lol a wonderful trick our brain plays on us.
       
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      AbeS

      AbeS Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise/headphones
      Interesting, so another symptom of hearing damage.

      And I’ve developed visual snow during the last year as well... :grumpy:
       
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    7. Exit

      Exit Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      This must be the one ear symptom I don’t have yet. It sounds absolutely insane... A form of reactive tinnitus...?

      Please let PIPE-505 be an awesome miracle drug that gets 100% success rate in the Phase 1/2 study. One more month before the results are out.
       
    8. Brian Newman

      Brian Newman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/28/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shooting/loud noise
      That’s strange. It could mean something else is going on. It’s kinda weird but for months I thought I had a fistula or CSF leak but no vertigo. Now 7 months later I get extremely dizzy whenever I stand. Visual snow could mean there’s something else going on.
       
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    9. Matchbox
      Wishful

      Matchbox Member

      Location:
      BC Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced, Prednisone (drones), Barotrauma (distortions)
      Yeah, I'll admit it is pretty nuts. And then you think, great, I damaged my ears again.

      I do think it's a "bandwidth" neurological issue, or a brain lesion, or whatever pathway I hear a sound gets potentiated too much when you have tinnitus. I mean, there are drugs coming that in theory should help like this one so, hopes are up.
       
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