What Does Your Tinnitus Sound Like? :-)(-:

Discussion in 'Support' started by baz 22, Feb 23, 2016.

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    1. baz 22
      Alone

      baz 22 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      So I thought it would be interesting to see how many varieties of tinnitus sounds there are.

      I will go first, I found a video that sounds like mine. Sounds like this but low volume,

      (warning this video is kinda loud) Keep on low volume ;)

      The Sound of Cicadas -- Amazing Noise of Dense...
       
    2. Yep, I have a tone in my left and right ears with it being way more pronounced in my left. The right has a more pronounced fuzz/hiss that sort of staggers like a morse code at times to go along with a tone. I find that if I press with my thumbs on my temples the hiss/fuzz dies down for a split second and then rushes back. Also, if I stress my jaw the right ear hiss becomes a lot more intense and kills the fuzz for a split second too. But I can always hear the fuzz/hiss in my right ear. I think it would be worse to have a loud tone but the loud hiss is very distracting at times. Hate it.
       
    3. Mike L

      Mike L Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Mine is a faint meeeeeee similar to an old computer monitor left on in a quiet room, but when I'm in my car or a quiet small room I here a sound like if you were to hold a cup over your ear as well.
       
    4. zeroday
      Mellow

      zeroday Member

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Driving Truck
      This is kind of like mine except mine is a higher pitch and not irritating as Cicadas' when those little buggers hatch...I lived in Tennessee 22 years and remember a number of those broads, sometimes just a few years apart...:woot:
       
    5. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      No exterior noise that I have ever heard sounds like my T, it's not a normal sounding sound.
       
    6. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Mine is a "buzzing head" which sounds like electrified.
      Similar to this.
      Be careful. Do not listen too loud.

       
    7. ozm8ey

      ozm8ey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      mine is a buzzing, static like sound
       
    8. Fangen
      Monday blues

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      I think I have two sounds, one that matches yours (the cicadas), slightly more high-frequent. Then I have like Martin, the dog whistle on top of it. Not as high-frequent as in the video but close. The volume is tolerable mostly, I can mask it fairy well even if sitting in a silent room feels like it amps up the sounds.
       
    9. KingSol24

      KingSol24 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown/ETD
      High pitch tone
       
    10. John G

      John G Member

      I cant listen to that at any volume haha. That ones torture
       
    11. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection

      Mine is a high pitch static and ringing nose. It used to sound like a flight of bees...
       
    12. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      Mine is a loud screeching sound like train brakes on a railway line.
       
    13. truesilence

      truesilence Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2014
      Tinkling, hissing, whining, beeping, the list goes on and nasty H. Mine is reactive as well. Lovely.
       
    14. Beste
      Disappointed

      Beste Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/16/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Benzo/Clonazepam, Stress
      Mine is hissss and crickets. Plus it sometimes sounds like signal for a sew seconds.
       
    15. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Hissing with a bit of a low whine to it that at the end of the day changes into what can only be described as an electrical pulse sound.
       
    16. tinnitube
      Supportive

      tinnitube Member

      Location:
      Viña del Mar (CHILE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2105
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      damn virus
      mine is like a 9khz tone that lowers a little and then goes up to 9khz again :-(
       
    17. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Mine has several elements, a hiss, a low base, and a higher pitch that sounds like scary music. Is it worse when you have more sounds? What does it mean?
       
    18. tinnitube
      Supportive

      tinnitube Member

      Location:
      Viña del Mar (CHILE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2105
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      damn virus
      I think each sound comes from the cells that have problems . like if you have damage in certain points of the cochlea probably youll here that frecuency bad . or will get T in that frecuency region . im not an ent . but its my best guess .
       
    19. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      So mine is really bad then and thus not as treatable? What can be done for me? I am losing my mind.
       
    20. xxxxtinnie

      xxxxtinnie Member

      Location:
      australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      full on approx 12 months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Industrial hearing loss
      Mine is like the cycadas bot sharper and higher pitched. I get the dog whistle on and off. I get clicking and a low drown like a car in the distance. And a few others
      Just a question, has anyone noticed an increase in loudness while sitting in front of the computer. I dont know if it just me but I am starting to think that the computer actually causes a spike, dont know
       
    21. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      Mine just f..king sucks! :dunno: Like hissing snakes and and a dental drill. Although, I have periods, where it is very low in volume? Afternoon's are usually worse, around 2 pm. I have been using the "back to silence" method, which has been helping some. Keeping busy really helps too. I also have the dreaded, reactive type T. To much noise and it goes bonkers. I'm almost better with just limited low background noises. Crickets and Cicada bugs, masks my T almost completely. They are natures T angels for me.
       
    22. Coregame3
      Arsey

      Coregame3 Member

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      LOUD NOISES
      Mine right now sounds like an "eeeee" but in the morning it sounded like a low volumed power saw. It's heard inside my head and mostly in my right ear. Sounds ok, doesn't really suck for some reason. It also sounds like fizz. Clicky...
       
    23. tinnitube
      Supportive

      tinnitube Member

      Location:
      Viña del Mar (CHILE)
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2105
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      damn virus
      I dont know how really bad is , i work in the general medicine field , not an ent but have some experience and now I understand what patients feel . In my country (Chile) is not so advanced how we treat , they are not those intratypmanic injections that I read here . But in general in my experience at the beginig you can use some meds to relax , because at first we all panick , me too and being a doctor , one thing when you have the condition and youre a doctor is different . Ive tried many , many things , almost all . I realize that at the end , is relaxing and having patience , you can relax in many ways , via some pills or some yoga for example , all that will calm down the T . Its good information to have an audiogram , altough the T wont appear there , but just to know how we are hearing and to take control and protect our ears .
       
    24. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Good to see you're improving! Hope it continues!
       
    25. Fretux
      Batty

      Fretux Member

      Location:
      Berlin, Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015

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