Tuesday, May 19, 2009

I had brief tinnitus a moment ago, it sounded like brrrrrr!

I don't have a problem with tinnitus but do experience it briefly once in a while. Most of the time, the world is silent without HAs. I wasn't wearing HAs when this tinnitus occured. It lasted for about 10 seconds and was heard louder in my left ear(which is the very slightly worse ear) The sound was like two tones, a 750Hz and a 125Hz tone. Ive read that sudden tinnitus or any changes in tinnitus usually means you have lost more hearing. Ive very gradually been losing my mid frequencies. Ill have to scan all my audiograms and post them but ive posted some of my audiograms so far. When my HAs are reprogrammed hopefully next week, ill find out more.


  1. Interesting. I had tinnitus when I was growing up... but it wasn't low frequency, it was very high frequency. It was shrill and it drove me nuts. I'd cover my ears and shout "STOP THAT DAMN RINGING!"

  2. I get tinnitus quite a lot now. I never used to but its becoming more frequent when I turn my HA and CI off. I wonder why...

  3. Thanks for this musical test. It is just fabulous. As a cochlear implantee I can hear every sound even at a very low volume. However, the very high frequencies when I first played them didn't have the 'tinkly quality' I expect from my piano.... but the second time I tried them - without changing anything I heard them fine. The brain is amazing!