This isn’t a tinnitus thing, I mean when you think you hear stuff, real noises. I am constantly wondering if I just heard the doorbell or the phone ringing or something. I had the doorbell replaced completely because I used to get woken up in the night as much as twice a week (sometimes in the same night) by imaginary doorbells ringing.
I don’t think it’s like tinnitus or anything, I suppose maybe because a lot of sounds are very similar to me which are distinctive to others, like my husband can tell if a sound effect is real or on TV and I can’t. And also cos so often I have to guess if I have heard something or not, or if it really is what I hear, where it came from, etc. I am worried I might miss these sounds so I jump at them. If I am expecting to receive a parcel I can hear the doorbell in my head 8 times in one morning, it’s terribly stressful! I don’t think I’d notice a single light-flash either, I wish there was a light on the doorbell which confirmed if it had rung, or it kept ringing till you answered it like the phone does.
Anyway, is this just me, or do others have trouble with imaginary noises?