What Frequency Is Your Tinnitus?

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    1. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Mine is 13,000 Hz. Is that really bad tinnitus?
       
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    2. bwspot

      bwspot Member

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      06/13/2014
      i know my is high freq too, but hard to guess what freq.
      as long as its quiet i can live, but if it gets loud the high freq T sucks
       
    3. Lisa Robinson
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      Lisa Robinson Member

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      How do you guys know?
       
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    4. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

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      That's a pretty bad tone....but if it's pure tone and you can hear higher (a notch in your hearing it's not too bad). I have no hearing above around 9khz so I have a multitude of noises all the way up above 9khz.
       
    5. Lisa Robinson
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      Lisa Robinson Member

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      Can an ENT tell you this? I am curious now.
       
    6. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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    7. Larry OT
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      Larry OT Member Benefactor

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      Danny,
      Any frequency can be bad.
      It's how you deal with it that matters in the long run.
      My frequency has changed since it started. No better or worse.
       
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    8. Lisa Robinson
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      Lisa Robinson Member

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      My sound is more like a blood flowing sound almost like a seashell, sometimes gets louder when things around me are louder. Then the sound goes down.

      I went on that site ^ mine was pretty much on the 22hz, even that wasn't my tone it was louder than my tinnitus? that's a good thing or bad?

      Hope I don't sound stupid asking questions :(
       
    9. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

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      Lower is pitch is better. Higher tones are more shrill and harder to handle naturally.

      Crank up low pitch on headphones and move you way up to the higher frequencies...It does matter.
       
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    10. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

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      That's awesome...low rumble vs nails on a chalk board.
       
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    11. bwspot

      bwspot Member

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      Agreed
      High pitch is annoying
      Mine is high and it sucks big time
       
    12. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

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      Not necessarily, I have a low frequency drone that not only is annoying as hell but also comes with a feeling of vibration.
      On bad days my whole head is filled with generator noise and vibration!
      On Thursday I was suicidal!
      So much about low sounds!
       
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    13. SoulStation
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      SoulStation Member Ambassador Team Tech

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      2012
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      That's very high up there.
       
    14. dan
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      dan Member

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      i think we have something very similar
       
    15. SoulStation
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      My main tone is 3900 Hz or 3.9 kHz ...
      I have an app that generates frequencies and when you get to 4k (100 Hz away from my frequency) it describes it as "the most annoying frequency there is by far".
       
    16. SoulStation
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      22hz is a sub frequency.... It's around the same sound as that hip hop 808 bass drum sound that you hear in cars with big speakers.. Boom boom... Interesting
       
    17. Lisa Robinson
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      Lisa Robinson Member

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      Yeah that is pretty much it, also with the annoying flowing sound argh, that part I dont like because sounds like its coming from my head and neck.
       
    18. dan
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      dan Member

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      depends how loud it is...
       
    19. Sven
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      Sven Member Benefactor

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      I think it's very hard to determine, but the dominating sound in my left ear is around 13,000. I have a slightly different sound at a lower volume in my right ear.
       
    20. Larry OT
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      Larry OT Member Benefactor

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      Telis,
      I have both. Hi pitch in one ear and a low rumble in the other.
      Both are difficult to deal with.
      Low pitch rumbles my head as it does to others here.
      Everyone's experience is different.
      It's no better or worse depending on who you are, what you hear and how it feels to you.
       
    21. FuzzyFrey
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      FuzzyFrey Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sustained loud noise through headphones
      Difficult to say for me. My right ear has it around the 1900-1950 mark (so quite low) and the left ear even lower so they're comparatively tolerable for the time being (touch wood), but in regards to my somatic tinnitus in my head it's much higher, at least 10,000.

      Low frequency noise can just as easily trigger anxiety as high frequency noise as I've found out. It's the fact that if it's unfamiliar or obstructive that it's more likely to cause one problems I think...
       
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    22. Sound Wave
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      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

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      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      Hard to say... I would guess around 10KHz and the annoying thing is that it's not a pure tone sound, but like random whistles and 'zzings' like electricity or something with varying high pitches. I think I could habituate to a constant sound much much better.
       
    23. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

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      Hmm...that makes no sense to me at all.

      I have both as well...low roar...as well as screeching/scratching. The low very loud roar is not nice but I have learned to ignore it, the higher pitch seems to cut through my brain and is totally unmaskable with any every day sound. Lower frequencies are easier to mask as every day sounds fit over them.

      I just can't see it possible that someone listen to a 400hz tone, then say a 4000hz tone and prefer listening to the higher tone...That would seem very odd to me...bizarre actually.
       
    24. Martin69
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      Martin69 Member Benefactor

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      Yes, it is bad Tinnitus. Because this frequency cuts through anything.
      Mine is 14 kHz or even higher.
      When it is really, really bad, it seems two or three sounds in that range. And oscillating.
      It is really difficult to handle this.
      I remember days in the beginning where I had "only" kind of white noise in my ears. Not comparable.

      Get some cricket sounds on your mobile. They mix up with the high frequency sounds.
       
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    25. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      I don't know how you cope...I can't cope at all which it at this frequency...Thanks for the advice about the crickets! Does anyone know a cheap way to reduce or change to frequency of tinnitus?
       
    26. Martin69
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      Martin69 Member Benefactor

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      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Danny.

      Yes, it is tough. But listen to @billie48 or @Dr. Nagler.
      Billie has the same in his head, dentist drill or laser beam. Dr. Nagler has "jet engine" T and needed a long time.
      It is nothing you can do in weeks or few months. I believe in brain plasticity that we will get used to the tone.
      And you will, too.

      It can become better, a cure can be found. You are still on high alert and your body reacts like crazy to the sound.
      I take Mirtazapine as an AD and as sleeping aid. I listen to crickets several hours a day.
      Distracting with going outside, talks, video games, audio books, listening to radio.

      And if you ask: How to cope?
      What is the alternative? I have a family and a mother. They need me.
      So don't even think about it. In really bad moments, take a benzo. But only if there is no other way.
      It is a journey. Others made it, and you will make it, too.

      Regarding lowering the frequency: Even if there would be an expensive way to reduce it, I would go for it.

      Stay strong my friend. You have people who need you.
       
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    27. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Thank you for the advice. I don't have the money for £5000 sound devices. I was hoping for a cheap way to notch music.
       
    28. OddV
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      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      Mine is either 6900 or 9900, tough to tell.

      Yes, cricket noise help a LOT... I use white noise on iPad and mix crickets, stream, wind and thunder... It's awesome.
       
    29. OddV
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      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      I did this... http://www.notchtherapy.com
       
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    30. Martin69
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      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      You don't need White Noise Generators. I had them, also hearing aids and combi devices.
      They didn't help me since the T is so high frequent. But everyone is different.
      Put different cricket sounds on your mobile. And nature sounds.
      They will help better for high frequency T, at least for me.
      Nevertheless, a treatment like TRT or CBT could help working on your reaction.
      But this is more the counselling and psychological part.
       

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