The Sound of My Own Brain? Ringing in the Head, Not the Ears

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by RookieReborn, Jun 27, 2020.

    1. RookieReborn
      Scared

      RookieReborn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi Everyone

      I’m 24 years old, and I’ve been experiencing what I think is tinnitus for the past week and a half. There’s 3 different sounds I’m experiencing. The first two are a sort of ringing in my left and right ears, but my left ear is slightly lower in pitch than my right ear. They sound like a cross between Morse code, a tea kettle and a computer hard drive (weird I know).

      The other sound, which is far more sinister for me, is almost so high pitched that it’s not a sound. The best way I can describe it is like the sound of being switched “on”. At first I thought it was the sound of silence (I.e. were never truly in silence unless in those special chambers). I don’t know whether it’s the sound of the universe, the sound of the neurons in my brain. It’s like hearing mist. I don’t even feel like it has a volume, it’s just there - although I feel like when I clench my teeth I get a really loud ringing. I don’t know if that’s a different sound entirely, or whether it’s linked to the misty sound.

      The majority of tinnitus sufferers seem to talk about noise induced tinnitus and a ringing in their ears so I guess I’m posting this to see if there’s anybody out there who gets what I’m talking about. Like a ringing in your head, not your ears. It’s not louder then the sound around me but it’s almost more “present”. I feel like I need a neurologist not an ENT!

      Anyway I’m rambling a bit but I just want to say I’m really grateful for this community because nobody in real life seems to get it. I don’t want it to start affecting me psychologically because it’ll upset the people around me as much as it upsets me.

      I appreciate any responses and best wishes to anyone going through what I’ve described, or worse (or any kind of tinnitus problem).
       
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    2. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RookieReborn
      Scared

      RookieReborn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I would like to add that sometimes, my ear feels like it’s hot kind of. And I also have a strange kind of pressure in my head all on my right side. Like I’m upside down and the blood is rushing to one side. I’m really really scared and although a lot of people seem to be able to get over noise related tinnitus, I’m so scared my issue is psychological and I, going to go mad

      My mum said she saw fear on my face today and it made me want to break down, so I’m afraid if I let this all out in person I’m going to destroy her. So I guess this is my only outlet for support. Just need someone to tell me I’m not going mad and that even this kind of tinnitus, whatever it is, can get better too
       
    3. NeoKortex88

      NeoKortex88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3 month
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      severe stress
      My head tinnitus was my first tinnitus too. It went away after 2 years but now I have the usual ear ringing :/ I think fasting helped the brain sounds.
       
    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RookieReborn
      Scared

      RookieReborn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thank you so so so so much for replying you have no idea what it means :cry: How did you adjust, I feel like I can hear my brain fuzz over the sound of everything
       
    5. ASilverLight
      In pain

      ASilverLight Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      That's the question.
      I have about 4-5 constant tones which sound exactly like you describe, it's very odd. I have another 4 sounds that come and go that are a little more classic ringing/beep type.

      Like you, my constant tone, although not the loudest, seem to be impossible to mask, as if it's that internal.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RookieReborn
      Scared

      RookieReborn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      This is exactly how I feel right now Like nothing will mask it
       
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    7. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      Head tinnitus is extremely common, and I have it.

      For most people, when intrusive tinnitus first begins, that's the worst of it. What you have been experiencing, not only for "head" tinnitus, including the terror, strange sensations, new sounds, etc. usually get better over time.

      There is no "sound of silence" in an anechoic chamber, for most people. Even if they don't normally have tinnitus in thier lived, studies have shown that if they spend a short time in one of those rooms, they will start hearing things.
       
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    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RookieReborn
      Scared

      RookieReborn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hey thanks for your reply! How are you doing with it? How long have you had it for and what was your cause? If you don’t mind answering and it’s not too intrusive

      Thanks, I appreciate it!
       
    9. David Nielsen

      David Nielsen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1963
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably Naval noises
      I've had Tinnitus since the service (1963). I' m wandering if anyone else has a jump in noise within 1 minute of nodding off when tired? My right side always has a noise louder the my left. Also a note about the drug Gabapentin. Don' t take it!
      My daughter had suicide tendencies when taking it. It
      is a horrible side effect?
       
    10. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      RookieReborn
      Scared

      RookieReborn Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown

      Hi David!

      I’m sorry I can’t really help with your question, perhaps post it as a new thread in the general talk or support section of the website. Or even in “Introduce Yourself”. I’m positive you’re more likely to get a better response than I can give here.
       
    11. Nick M

      Nick M Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection
      On bad days my head tinnitus sounds like the high pitched whining noise of an airplane's jet engine combined with the sound of the shrieking brakes of a subway train coming to a stop. What's also interesting about my head tinnitus is that I also get the perception of pain associated with the tinnitus similar to the pain you may experience when you hear an unpleasant noise (nails on chalkboard) and you squint and "feel" the noise. The good thing is that the perception of pain is only present on really bad head tinnitus that isn't mask-able by any sounds.
       

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