Tinnitus examples


#1

My tinnitus is really bothersome. White noise maskers offer no relief, and “trying not to focus” is wearisome.
Mine is most like example #9

http://www.hearing.nihr.ac.uk/public/auditory-examples-sounds-of-tinnitus

(Not sure if I am posting the link correctly, there’s a sidebar on the left under ‘Try our tests’ -look for tinnitus examples)

If one of these sound clips sort of matches your tinnitus, try playing it at a loud volume for your audiologist and your family members who can’t identify with your trouble.

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”


#2

I went to your website. My tinitus is most like #9. I didn’t realize there were so many different versions of it that people experience. I’ve learned to live with mine at this point. However, my HA"s are only at 50% right now, so it will be interesting to see what it’s like once they are at 100%.

Thanks for sharing the link.


#3

Another #9 here. Luckily I can generally ignore it during the day, and a white noise machine keeps my mind off it at night.


#4

FWIW, none of the simulations sound like what I hear and the last few were really faint (my wife said they were screeching). I used to describe my tinnitus as sounding like crickets but that’s not really accurate although I cannot think of a better example. Occasionally I get the sound of a small bell (just a few dings). And sometimes I hear what sounds like a motor such as the furnace blower.


#5

Ye that’s quite a good range of examples. Mine is most like a real loud version of number 4 but perhaps more of a buzz but frequency almost same. Disnt know bout tinnitus til young adult n thought everyone had it. I realise now why parents always moaning bout me having tv blaring away at night n was cos I was trying to drown it out n hadn’t been diagnosed with haring loss. Nowt woks n even tho have suddenly found wot sound is like a bit more I can still hear the damn thing. Oh well suppose it’s part of me n ain’t going anywhere. Interesting article