Tinnitus - the sound of Silence

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I swear I can rip my head off my shoulders just now. It's so bad I wake up with a panic attack.

It's always been there, communicating with space, a broken radio, unknown frequencies. But lately I wake up and the noise is deafening. It's usually if I have infection in my ears, mouth or jaw which aggravates it.

The excessive lower pitched "eeeeeeeeeee" seems to go away after about 30 minutes of banging my head against the wall. But the higher pitched noises stick around 24 hours and louder than usual.

I thought it might be the new earphones I use for noise cancelling, but I don't listen to music and the inverted frequencies shouldn't be loud. Then I remember I haven been struggling with neck pain
this last while, so maybe it is that.

Doesn't help that the night is so silent. Need some white noise.

Ggggggggggggggg... Eeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeee.... Gggggg... Eeeee....

3:00 am....
3:30 am......
And the noise just continues.
 

Pop your phone under your pillow with this on. Or get some low profile sleep-friendly buds.
 

Pop your phone under your pillow with this on. Or get some low profile sleep-friendly buds.
Im now a bit worried of anything that goes into my ear for an extended time period. I think maybe just the pressure it has on my ear might add to the issue. A soft over ear might be a solution. Not sure where one get that though.
 
Im now a bit worried of anything that goes into my ear for an extended time period. I think maybe just the pressure it has on my ear might add to the issue. A soft over ear might be a solution. Not sure where one get that though.
Many on the market, ones with headbands, etc. Or just use your phone under your pillow. Any decent phone will sound good and be able to play most of the frequencies. Ghetto solution, effective, won’t wake up your wife, etc.
 
I swear I can rip my head off my shoulders just now. It's so bad I wake up with a panic attack.

It's always been there, communicating with space, a broken radio, unknown frequencies. But lately I wake up and the noise is deafening. It's usually if I have infection in my ears, mouth or jaw which aggravates it.

The excessive lower pitched "eeeeeeeeeee" seems to go away after about 30 minutes of banging my head against the wall. But the higher pitched noises stick around 24 hours and louder than usual.

I thought it might be the new earphones I use for noise cancelling, but I don't listen to music and the inverted frequencies shouldn't be loud. Then I remember I haven been struggling with neck pain
this last while, so maybe it is that.

Doesn't help that the night is so silent. Need some white noise.

Ggggggggggggggg... Eeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeee.... Gggggg... Eeeee....

3:00 am....
3:30 am......
And the noise just continues.
Go to the pharmacy anad ask for a B12 jab, if that don't fix it then you might have to wait for ears to degrade enough that you can't hear that frequency anymore
 
It's always been there, communicating with space, a broken radio, unknown frequencies. But lately I wake up and the noise is deafening. It's usually if I have infection in my ears, mouth or jaw which aggravates it.

Then I remember I haven been struggling with neck pain
this last while, so maybe it is that.
I've never thought of neck trouble having an impact, but now you mention it, my tinnitus did start around the same time I had an almighty whiplash. Hmm.

For the last 20 years it sounded like the 15kHz emitted by old CRT TVs - constant, faint, not really bothersome. Two years ago I had covid, and that seemed to have fiddled with the knobs, so to speak. Now the volume is cranked up to distracting levels, and it sounds almost exactly like this:


The only thing that seems to lower the volume a little bit is maintaining a regular sleep routine - 8-9 hours per night, same bed time every night. But of course, the ringing in my ears makes that nearly impossible.
 
Also note that coffee can make tinnitus a lot worse (any stimulant can).
I only have a very little bit of coffee every day. :p

Seriously though , I don't have coffee after 11am/12. But this has never been an issue though.
 
Go to the pharmacy anad ask for a B12 jab, if that don't fix it then you might have to wait for ears to degrade enough that you can't hear that frequency anymore
Unfortunately it gets worse as you get older and the more your ears degrade , the louder the tinnitus gets.
 
Many on the market, ones with headbands, etc. Or just use your phone under your pillow. Any decent phone will sound good and be able to play most of the frequencies. Ghetto solution, effective, won’t wake up your wife, etc.
Thanks. It helps for the one ear. Now what about the other. Still helps as a distraction. Thanks for the tip!
 
However, I can just as well get up and get to work. Going to try the phone under pillow next time.
 
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