What Noises Do You Hear and Is There Any Correlation Between the Noise and the Underlying Cause?

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    1. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      what noise/s do you hear and is there any correlation between the noise you hear and the underlying cause ?
       
    2. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I hear a ringy hissing sound with electrical current noise all of which seems to be coming from my head and not my ears.I dont know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
       
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    3. Miss lavender

      Miss lavender Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/01/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus
      Omg! I was just thinking this yesterday morning but too afraid to post as I thought it would be a question that would go under the radar. So I am so glad you posted this Deb.
      So my noise is a hiss sometimes static type of noise. And I believe my tinnitus derived from a terrible cold and slot
       
    4. Miss lavender

      Miss lavender Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/01/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus
      Should read a terrible cold and a lot of stress at the time.
       
    5. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      a friend of mine seems to think there is a connection between the type of noise we hear and the cause of onset..i hear a central constant shhhhh noise that sounds like a far away gas leak...along with a constant, sometimes pulsing hissing on my right side that localises to my right ear during a spike. preceding a spike, I always have a blocked ear. why is that?
       
    6. Jay M
      Thinking

      Jay M Member

      Location:
      South Carolina, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      4/4/14
      Ive think so. Ive read several times about peoples description of their T and they add "I have (or had) a cold, allergies, etc..." And the sounds they describe are very similar to mine.
       
    7. 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
      Mine is a constant hissing noise, in my right ear only, with a pulsating underbeat (I have pulsatile tinnitus, too). It doesn't seem to be coming from my head, but from my right ear.

      The cause? Well, about 25 years ago, it was a loud sound. But what made it worse was four years ago, I took a blood pressure drug for the first time. That's what started the hissing and the pulsating.
       
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    8. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Mine is a hissing in my head. I think it is loud since I can always hear it.:(
      Was caused by high level of stress. Sudden onset like a binary switch.
      Never had T or anything with my ears before.
      I think this high level of stress started neurons in my brain to fire like crazy.
      Never had any depression, anxiety or sleep problems before.
      Still on the road towards habituation, but it is damn loud.
       
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    9. Kathi
      Balanced

      Kathi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ/USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/30/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      HFHL and stress
      I have the same hissing sound with the electrical current noise. It sounds like it surrounds my head although I only have T in my left ear/side of head/temple. In the morning when I wake up it's more like a ringing/cicada sound but changes after I'm up a while. Some days it goes so low as to be a squeal but not more than one or two days a week.
       
    10. Mark McDill
      Curious

      Mark McDill Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Papillion, NE
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely stress, anxiety, an antibiotic and nsaids
      A year ago mine started as a sharp, high-pitched 'dental tool' (very loud); now it is a hiss/shh sound with half the volume
       
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    11. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      You mentioned that yours started from a loud noise. Was it just one incident or a series of loud noises since years ?
       
    12. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
       
    13. 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
      @Asian,

      It was just one incident; loud noise (too near speakers) at a concert. It affected my right ear only, and that's how it still is today. I only have tinnitus and pulsatile tinnitus in my right ear.
       
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    14. Asian

      Asian Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      4 weeks
      Whoa! Hard to believe that just one incident caused it. The concert must have been super loud I guess. Also it must have be so hard and unfair for you in the beginning I can imagine. Sorry that you have to go through all this. May god help you become more stronger and overcome this. Has it gone away at any point of time since 15 years ? I mean not intermittent but gone for a long time like days or weeks or months?
       
    15. leelo
      Pacman

      leelo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/2014
      My own sounds like the noise of a tv on in my head
       
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    16. Martin69
      Artistic

      Martin69 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      (Health) Anxiety
      Same for me. Many have this kind of T since it is often in the high frequencies above 6 khz.
      It sound like electrostatic noise or an old CRT TV.
       
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    17. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      Ive asked this before, but wondered if anyone had anything to add...

      is there a correlation between what we hear and the cause?
       
    18. ampumpkin
      Amused

      ampumpkin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Montreal
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset: 12/2007 Increase: 04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2007: Meds(Antidepressant) 2014: Meds(Antibiotics)
      For me, it does not seem to be acoustic trauma, it's from ototoxic meds and without hearing loss. Therefore, I don't hear eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, but more like shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Like a TV that is not on the right channel. I also hear a morse code (very very faint) on the right.

      I've heard eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee after being around loud noises (before I had T) and it always went away in the morning.
       
    19. JohnK
      Lonely

      JohnK Member

      Location:
      San Francisco
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/26/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who knows?
      Interesting, I hear an "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" sound (never had a 'shhhhhh') maybe it's not ototoxicity for me after all
       
    20. Senketsu

      Senketsu Member

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown (No hearing loss)
      My left ears Tinnitus sound like a normal sinus tone at 4000hz /4khz. It is extremely sound reactive but not loud in total. Lets say 2-3/10.

      My right ears Tinnitus sound almost exactly like a "morse code machine" beeping at 1400hz
       
    21. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Mine sounds like a very high pitched static/white noise sometimes it sounds electrical almost. Sometimes it's like the 'eeeeeeeeeeee' sound just very high pitched. It also goes through cycles loud one day, lower the next, loud, quiet etc and is reactive to television or other loud sounds.

      They aren't sure the cause. Either pregnancy related, mild hearing loss or stress induced.
       

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