Subwoofer Type Tinnitus Sounds — Am I the Only One?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Rb86, May 26, 2020.

    1. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Am I the only one who gets occasional subwoofer sounds? Very low end tinnitus sounds.

      I kind of feel alone in that. It's in addition to my high pitched eeeee.

      How does one get both due to acoustic trauma?

      I've had it for a year and it's really just not fair. Sounds lame to say but it's just bothering me deeply.
       
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    2. HootOwl

      HootOwl Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explanation in About You
      I’ve had these very low subwoofer sounds too, but being on a low sodium diet for the last 2 months has completely eliminated most of them.

      One that’s seems to be sticking around is a highly somatic one that I can hear if I move my neck up or to the side... but I’m glad to be rid of the others for right now.

      Having both low and high frequency tinnitus sucks... I completely understand.
       
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    3. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Yup, I also got both constant high pitch and sporadic subwoofer.
       
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    4. Pink Noise
      Artistic

      Pink Noise Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones (Overear) coupled with age (sigh)
      Just got to over the last few days @HootOwl . Did yours subside?
       
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    5. Christiaan
      Vegged out

      Christiaan Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Location:
      The Hague, the Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bloody headphones in 2016,worsened in 2020
      Mine are exactly the same! Does your subwoofer also only appear around morning & evening? It doesn't really add to the groove with my constant high pitch squeal
       
    6. HootOwl

      HootOwl Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explanation in About You
      It did, and has returned. I'm 99% sure mine this time around is from Eustachian tube dysfunction. It was really bad in both ears about a month ago (after I stupidly breathed in too hard, which plugged up my ears something awful), and now it is gone in my right ear almost entirely.

      Still in my left somewhat bad, but that left side of my face feels very congested and the nostril is extremely clogged. Can’t even really breathe out through it.

      The few times my nostril has opened up the “boom boom boom” subsides. The sound is also highly somatic - I can cause it to get louder by even minuscule clenches of my jaw or ears. And if I’m talking or crying, it will thump very loudly with my jaw movement, Which would make sense since by doing these things I’m compressing my Eustachian tube even further.

      But some good news! I don’t want to jinx it but I woke up today and the booming was less in my left ear. I hope to see it improve further if I give my left ear/nostril more time to unplug.

      I did try Flonase to speed up the process, but apparently I’m one of the few people who’s allergic to an inert preservative in the spray. Yaaay... My entire lips turned numb for three days... so I have to let my nose decongest the old fashioned way which is just hard because it could easily take another several months to see more progress... sigh...

      I might go back on Claritin, not sure yet. Was on it for 8 years with no problems so it might be a good alternative to nasal steroids.
       
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    7. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I do notice it more when I lay down, yes, but I'm not sure it's because it's more prevalent there. It may simply be because it's generally quieter when I lay down (bedtime).

      Right now, for example, it's the middle of the day, and I do notice it's there if I pay attention to it.
       
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    8. Utopia

      Utopia Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997, then resolved til recent worsening
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert, Acoustic Trauma
      @HootOwl, I read in your profile that you have similar tones to what I hear - insane metallic bells, distortions, among other things. After a recent acoustic trauma. Can we please chat about how you cope? It's beyond overwhelming. I didn't see an option to send you a direct message. Thanks.
       
    9. Pink Noise
      Artistic

      Pink Noise Member

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones (Overear) coupled with age (sigh)
      I have been using olive oil on my ears and I think i've screwed them up with it. :cry:
      I can hear the sub tone most of the time now. If I use musicians ear plugs it does stop it. I might try sleeping with the plugs in tonight to see if I can get a better nights sleep.
       
    10. HootOwl

      HootOwl Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explanation in About You
      Olive oil in the ears or around the outside? Is it somatic in any way?

      Don’t beat yourself up over the olive oil tho, the likelihood of that causing tinnitus is extremely low. Unless you had a perforated membrane and it somehow got into your middle ear, which I HIGHLY doubt is what happened.
       
    11. HootOwl

      HootOwl Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explanation in About You
      I’m so sorry to hear you have the same thing. It’s fucking rough... you’re not alone tho.

      I basically cope by telling myself that future regenerative medicine will help alleviate it, because tbh I can’t really live like this forever. If you want an optimistic coping strategy I unfortunately don’t really have one. I kind of just drift throughout the day and then go to sleep. It’s incredibly unfulfilling...
       
    12. Ryan Jones
      Curious

      Ryan Jones Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe wood saw noise
      Yup, I get the deep sub woofer sound every once in a while. Honestly it’s kinda a welcome distraction from my contant high pitch T friend I have with me all the time.
       

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