Sound Meter to Trace Sources of Noise?

Discussion in 'Support' started by whale, Jun 8, 2016.

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    1. whale
      No Mood

      whale Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/25/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      There is a room in my house where my tinnitus goes nuts. I'm thinking it's from a transformer or compressor or something. Does any one know of a sound meter that could trace the source of these noises?
       
    2. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      There are apps you can download onto your phone. My best guess is that those rooms are just really quiet so you are hearing your T louder.
       
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    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      I think you can hire them but as Jkph75 days you can download free apps to give you a rough reading..lots of love glynis
       
    4. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      what you'd want to do is get a relatively high-quality microphone, record the audio, and then use a program like Spek (http://spek.cc/) to analyze the sound file and see if there's any crazy high-frequency harmonics going on.

      I have personally noticed that my T can get sort of reactive to oppressively high-pitched electronics noises; I notice the same thing in one room in my house, and using Spek I note some low-decibel but very reliable ambient sounds in the 14khz and 17khz bands.
       

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