do you have tinnitus ?

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Have any of you tried the background noise generator myNoise.net?

Commence blatant fawning: It's an incredible collection of about 150 soundscapes, field recordings, drones, music, background chatter, machine sounds, white noise, etc., each made up of 10 different tracks with individual volume sliders, randomizers and presets for endless variety and fine tuning.

They have several generators specifically geared toward tinnitus (see the section called Synthetic Noises), but listener testimonials on many of the soundscapes claim varying amounts of tinnitus relief. It does seem that every testimonial is for a different combo of sounds and volumes, so you'll probably have to try a bit of everything to find one that might work for you.

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 6 April 2017 04:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

Can someone precis the video - it's region blocked

Sat in a pub with friends last night when, dead on 8pm, a DJ started up and suddenly nobody could hear anybody else. The ringing is bad today.

koogs, Saturday, 8 April 2017 13:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

lying in bed this morning at about 5:30 listening to the birds waking up and something clicked and the tinnitus got suddenly louder and changed frequency (to one that masked out about half of the birdsong). it's grim. i hope it stops.

tons of batshit tinnitus 'cures' on youtube.

koogs, Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

see an ent as soon as you can (make sure that includes a hearing test with an audiologist)

the tests you undergo are simple hearing tests so it's nothing painful

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

i do wonder how on earth (ho ho) kevin martin copes with his gigs as 'the bug' as they are supposedly insanely loud.

never seen him mention anything re ear protection.

/oldmanconcern.

mark e, Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:57 (ten months ago) Permalink

maybe he was already deaf after years in metal bands in his youth

Odysseus, Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

cosign mynoise.net, it's amazing

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 21 April 2017 04:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

doctor reckons, and i hope, that my recent noise upturn is related to recent / ongoing cold / sore throat / etc. and that antibiotics will clear it all up.

it's still there, still as loud, but it now sounds like it's more to the left than it was.

koogs, Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:04 (nine months ago) Permalink

doctor reckons, and i hope, that my recent noise upturn is related to recent / ongoing cold / sore throat / etc. and that antibiotics will clear it all up.

every time i get a lurgy, the inner ear buzz increases.
hopefully once you are clear it will subside to a more acceptable level.

mark e, Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/may/05/inspiral-carpets-drummer-craig-gill-inquest-tinnitus

"Inspiral Carpets drummer killed himself after 20 years of 'unbearable' tinnitus"

koogs, Saturday, 6 May 2017 14:37 (nine months ago) Permalink

That's awful. Stories like this used to keep me awake way more than the actual tinnitus when it first set in. Then I would look at people like Neil Young, who must have it as bad as anybody, and he gets by. Made me think there was a way to make peace with this thing. And there is. Like Steve Martin (another sufferer) said, "you just get used to it."

henry s, Saturday, 6 May 2017 15:11 (nine months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Ha, after one failed attempt I got an ENT appointment in the post this morning. April 2018, 11 days short of the day it started.

koogs, Monday, 27 November 2017 18:52 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Tested on an actual Guinea pig...

koogs, Thursday, 4 January 2018 03:28 (one month ago) Permalink


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