Tinnitus Just Ruined Music for Me — Hearing Beeps and Tones Over My Music

Discussion in 'Support' started by ramza97, Aug 8, 2019.

    1. ramza97

      ramza97 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Zoloft Withdrawal
      I just started hearing all sorts of tones and beeping over my music. It distracts completely from the music.

      Anyone else have music ruined for them and how did you learn to enjoy music again?
       
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      ramza97

      ramza97 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Zoloft Withdrawal
      I should add it varies from song to song, and is mostly over the ambient parts, with beeping just one of the worst ones, and reverberating tones a more common one.
       
    3. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017. Worsened 10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones and/or HPPD?
      You only hear it when listening to music?
       
    4. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Intrusive tinnitus can interfere with the ability to enjoy music. Therefore, try to keep sound levels at a comfortable listening level. If you use headphones I advise you to stop using them. Seek treatment for your tinnitus by seeing a Hearing Therapist or Audiologist trained in the management of tinnitus and hyperacusis.

      Michael
       
    5. MickSmith72

      MickSmith72 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I don't get these tones or beeps so it's a no from me but i imagine Tinnitus in any form, for everyone will spoil the good things you enjoy doing at various points, doesn't mean it's permanent. At the start it pretty much spoilt everything for me, now even though it's the same in levels, things don't seem so bad.Hopefully things get better for you
       
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      AUTHOR
      ramza97

      ramza97 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Zoloft Withdrawal
      I've heard tones and stuff in the presence of background noise for a while now but only now did I start hearing it over music.

      I'm becoming super depressed over this. It's my fault, every time I used caffeine or alcohol after a while my T added a new sound, I still kept going, using as little as I could, and now this.
       
    7. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017. Worsened 10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones and/or HPPD?
      I don't think alcohol and caffeine is the cause of your increased T
       
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      AUTHOR
      ramza97

      ramza97 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Zoloft Withdrawal
      I'm pretty sure it is, when it began and every time it got worse I had had either caffeine, cigarettes, or alcohol the day before. When I stopped all substances for a year and a half it never added a new sound, but when I picked up caffeine and alcohol again in Jan this year, it added crickets after a month or so of using them. I then cut back my intake to like a couple red bulls a week and it added a new sound, and then this last time I tried having 1 shot of whiskey and the next day a new sound was added. The music thing didn't happen until a week and a half later in the absence of anything. The only thing that might have played a factor was the fact that I was a couple weeks into discontinuing a supplement that increases serotonin, which I think is the link between everything. I think messing with serotonin, via first going off zoloft and then adding remeron, sensitized me to serotonin such that consuming substances that raise serotonin triggered my T. And this supplement and its sudden discontinuation messed with my brain's natural serotonin balance. Just my best guess, but in any case I am now in a really tricky position.
       
    9. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      I had this problem you had in my earlier days and it greatly improved over time. The thing is no two cases of tinnitus are the same.
       
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      AUTHOR
      ramza97

      ramza97 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Zoloft Withdrawal
      My tinnitus began as a simple ringing, then added a dozen or so odd tones, sounds, and distortions (amplified by background noise) over the last 2 years that haven't gone away. Now I hear them over music, which has ruined music for me. I'm having a hard time accepting the loss and it's harder because it feels like I'm the only one with this particular tinnitus.

      The extra sounds I hear have all stemmed from consumption of serotonergic substances, and I've become more and more sensitive to them -- I can't even have a single cup of coffee or alcoholic drink without adding a new sound, and even spicy food I think is what caused the sounds to be heard over music.

      I know my problem has something to do from going off a full dose of Zoloft, reinstating, and adding Remeron, and I'm not sure whether trying to go off Zoloft again would help or hurt my tinnitus, or going off Remeron. I'm scared to do either because I'm prone to heavy withdrawal symptoms that could wreck me.

      I need some breathing room with regards to substances because I need to be able to take supplements that help with other issues. In reality, I'd just like the issue with music to disappear, but I don't think it ever will. How do I move forward?
       
    11. JohnAdams
      Festive

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Vatican
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 1st 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Aspirin Toxicity/Possibly Noise
      I don't listen to music anymore but I still play acoustic guitar.
       
    12. Mister Muso
      Busy

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2007 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I still listen to music through speakers, though sometimes the ringing in my head does distract. I try to focus more on what's happening in the music instead. Not always easy but that's my strategy.
       
    13. acute
      Depressed

      acute Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music. Stress, meds, Invisalign ?
      Tinnitus just ruined everything.
       
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    14. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      I still listen to music, not as much as before but maybe every other day. For me the most annoying bit is not hearing the high tones of singers or the high sounds of instruments over the background. It is all a bit mixed, like blurred sound, due to slight hearing loss. With severe hyperacusis music used to sound super loud and some sounds (the high sounds I no longer hear) were crazy loud. I wonder how many people will have perceived music like I did with severy hyperacusis..
       
    15. Vukis

      Vukis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      MRI or ototoxic drugs
      I think this is dysacusis, not tinnitus. I started to feel it 2 weeks ago, when my ears started to react to some sounds (water running, fan, fridge, kettle, traffic noise) with additional whistling sound and pedestrian signal sound from traffic light (it stuck in my head last week). All this started after 4 bottles of beer (was bevor 6 months alcohol free) and sleepless night. But whit music still everything ok. I hope that it will subside in the future, because sometimes these additional sounds starting panic attacks. It is some strange sound distortion
       

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