Sort of Suddenly Serious

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    1. Amikuliak

      Amikuliak Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Hello, stumbled across this site while the air was screaming at me this morning. Going to throw down my quick story and see if there is any advice out there.

      I had a mild level of hedonistic music enjoying ringing for most of my life, only noticed it when it was really quiet and it wasn't a big deal.

      Approx 3 months ago the volume went up... way up. It's now a screaming ring, both ears equally, about 6khz, fluctuating occasionally but never reducing.

      Super odd thing is I can still hear very faint sounds like a mouse rustling the trash, neighbor upstairs, music tone is still good etc.

      This all means silence is defaning, I can't sleep, and I can't get to an ENT doc for 3 weeks.

      Only change a few months ago was switching brands of Zyrtec to a super cheap knock-off... Saw that mentioned both ways, Z makes it better and worse. Going to stop taking today as first test.

      Thanks for reading,

      --AM
       
    2. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome @Amikuliak. I am not sure what caused your sudden spike. But you can't sleep, perhaps try masking your T. You can use a sound machine, sound pillow, or try these suggestions:

      TT’s own excellent masking sounds:
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/audioplayer/

      If you need more masking sounds, here is free ‘aire freshener’:
      http://www.peterhirschberg.com/mysoftware.html

      Rain sounds are soothing indeed. How about making your own rain sounds with this rain generator:
      http://mynoise.net/NoiseMachines/rainNoiseGenerator.php

      Search youtube with ‘masking sounds’ and you will also get lots of different nature sounds, such as rain, waves, waterfalls, running brooks, insect sounds, even shower & faucet etc.
       

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