My Tinitus behaviour

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i have it both ears induced I think by ear clearing. It is about 9khz. It sometimes during the day abates especially if I listen to music on my iPod for several hours. Has anyone similar behaviour?

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    If it does that, it may have been noise induced and may wanna listen to music in a lowest tone possible, mine was noise induced and i was exposed to loud music at a restaurant with loud music and had a second onset, i was barely coping with it and had a low pitch and whaam, all over again, but im getting better by the day, it takes time to re-habituate.
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    Yes I for one have it in both ears following a head injury & can thoroughly understand the situation ..mine is sometimes bearable during the day with ambient sounds around & can almost seem to have gone but other times is absolute hell & causing a depressed state..they say it can get better & you must live in hope that it will.
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    Hi,

    I have a  "Sound Pillow "

    I connect my phone over night and it cancels out the tinnitus  which is a similar thing  that large offices use called white noise which I have also tried as you can download it for iPhone or Android devices.

    I haven't seen an ent specialist so I don't know how loud it is But I think I should probably have it checked 

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    Mine's eleven hert but thankfully i can only hear it when in a room of absoluete silence, bathroom, when going to bed etc.

    Thankfully i use a musical pillow and listen to Violet noise to drown it out, i am thankful we live in a world of such wonderful technology although i i'm worried it will get worse one day sad

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    Interesting. Where do you get these pillow things?
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      If you just search the internet for "Sound Pillow"

      I made a mistake and bought a child's pillow but it worked really well so I bought a more expensive adults version and it really is amazing you just download a sound that suits you or even your favourite radio station 

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    I play in an orchestra. One week I was having terrible tinnitus. Whislt playing (the violin) I could hear it over the orchestra - normally I found if I am doing something and have the TV on I don't notice it.

    Another violinst said that tinnitus was exacerbated by music - possibly the pure notes that one gets in an orchestra.

    On the other hand you (and someone in another thread) mentioned about the reduction with an iPod. I would suggest because it is something that you are concentrating on something - I suppose as well as masking it. One recipe for nightime in bed is the radio even with white noise which has the same effect.

    My take is that sounds in our ears are always present but when maybe one is suffering from anxiety that it is like having a jagged tooth where we worry about the tooth. At night I have got up and done some Sudoku until I am tired and ready to sleep.

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      Thanks Nick. It does wake me about 2am and I get up, great opportunity to do some light work. Thing is, is Tinitus a mechanical thing in the ear mechanism (I think it is) or the brain? I don't know why is sometime abates and seems to be when listening to headphones. I tend to agree about the stress thing making it worse though.
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      It is unclear to me why tinnitus shoud actually wake you up.

      According to patient.info in many cases there is no apparent cause of tinnitus - although in a few cases a cause can be found. Although presumably this can only be known if either it is associated wither rhe onset of a condition or the recovery from a condition.

      See  [url=https://patient.info/health/tinnitus-leaflet]patient.info/health/tinnitus-leaflet

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      I thought that is what you meant. In fact, I would say that it is when I am not very tired when I go to bed. When I am I quickly go off to sleep.

      I am only 61 and I took early retirement many years ago due to mental health problems. I do voluntary work but I am single and I don't have a busy social life.

      In my case it is probably not stress, but an absence of stress.

      You and others might wish to have a look at Sleep Hygiene. This gives all sorts of advice about going to sleep eg only go to bed when you are tired, don't sleep during the day and others.

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    My tinnitus started following a neck injury and every time I have had a bad muscle spasm it increases so it is in my opinion a direct response to muscular mechanism connected with the inner ear.

    The Dr's that have looked at my issue have told me that my ear drum looks fine. Well it may well look fine but they can't see past it can they.

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      Oh right well I am no Dr quite obviously.......

      on the other side of the ear drum in my inadequate view,  I would expect there to be a number of muscles that assist in the transfer of sound waves into what we perceive as the sound from outside of our body.

      If my interpretation of the ear doesn't match that of your well chiseled educated mind then I am sorry that I have got it wrong and I will be happy to have been put in my place. 

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      Nerves connect the ear to the brain.

      According to Wikipedia

      "Sound waves travel through the outer ear, are modulated by the middle ear, and are transmitted to the vestibulocochlear nerve in the inner ear. This nerve transmits information to the temporal lobe of the brain, where it is registered as sound."

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      Sarcasm doesn't suit you. My original statement was about the link between the ear and the brain.

      Rather than a series of nonsensical questions why don't you do some research on the Internet like the rest of us rather than getting it done by others on the cheap.

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      Oh dear Nick. I thought we were all hear to share our experiences rather than demeaning other people. 

      others have not commented on my posts here as I am merely telling it as it is.  I have suffered a neck injury which has caused muscular damage to both sides below the ear. I did not have tinnitus before my  accident so I have made I have made a direct link between them. 

      As I have stated when I have bad muscle spasms that side ear has an increased noise level of tinnitus, the muscle spasms also sometimes cause a headache which usually increases the noise level in both ears ( in my experience ).

      The noise level created by the Sound Pillow manages to cancel out the tinnitus once I find the volume that suits me.

      I apologise to everyone if my comments offend or mislead as this is certainly not my intention.

      Rather than continuing the tittle tattle which ( in my opinion ) is damaging this post I bid you all the very best of festive wishes and I will leave this post to those of you who have the time to trawl the Internet and come up with the same answers rather than personal experiences of which I tend value as I am a very trusting kind of person. 

      Many thanks to you allater

      Sporting Regards 

      Graham 

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      Yes, I also thought that we were here for friendly exchange. Your responses to my helpful suggestions seemed hardly friendly.

      "So there is no muscles in or around the inner ear now I am shocked "  bristled with sarcasm. Hence my frustration with your responses.

      My simple response was that the ear is connected to the brain by nerves. This responded to your statement (or whatever you like to call that) seemed to bring out sarcasm in you (I don't know what otherwise to call it).

      Having posed as an innocent abroad, you seemed to have set up elephant traps.

      Nick

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