Tinnitus and Dreams

Discussion in 'Support' started by Sven, Jun 14, 2013.

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    1. Sven
      Procrastinating

      Sven Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      One thing I don't get is this. Outside sounds, whatever they might be, sometimes get incorporated into your dreams. How come this doesn't happen with tinnitus? I have quite a lot of tinnitus and it's the first thing I hear every morning, but never have I heard them in my dreams.

      Why is this? Does that imply that it is more of a brain problem than an ear problem?
       
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    2. Robert Fahey

      Robert Fahey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan, 2012
      At the nadir of my T experience, when it disrupted my sleep, I had three episodes of T-related dreams:

      1. Bicyclist crushed by car, yelping like a dog in perfect time with my pulsating T as I awoke.
      2. Pac-Man dying in the hallway outside my room. "Wer wer wer wer wer blot blot."
      3. A ringing phone that didn't exist.
       
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    3. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      I've also had it in my dreams., only on a few occasions as Robert has had. Although I can't recall how it manifested.
       
    4. Sven
      Procrastinating

      Sven Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      OK, I guess I was mistaken, then. It doesn't seem very common, though.
       
    5. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      I've never had tinnitus in my dreams. I am able to see quite vivid dreams and remember them in the morning, but I've never noticed tinnitus in my dreams.
       
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    6. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      I've had it in my dreams, too. But that's because I have pulsating tinnitus, which is more of a physical sensation. I think that if I had ringing tinnitus only, it probably wouldn't happen.
       
    7. Samsara

      Samsara Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Can't say I ever remember hearing it in my dreams.
       
    8. hps

      hps Member

      Location:
      canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      14 oct 2012
      I heared tinnitus in my dreams many times ,early in the morning ,it is always like I am passing close to an old CRT tv. When I wake up I hear similar tinnitus.
       
    9. Map
      Balanced

      Map Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Czech Republic
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2003 (mild), 12/2012 (loud)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I usually have "quiet" dreams, and that's why I like to sleep for many hours now.

      But I remember hearing it in dreams few times, one dream was about many snakes - they made exactly the same sound as my T...
       
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