Diplacusis: Anyone else have this?

Posted by cus @cus, Sep 1 7:45pm

Anyone else has it?
cus

Please share more information with us so we know what this condition is. Thank you.

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No but I have osteitis pubis and I cannot withstand the pain that goes with it. I have been suffering with this now for about two months and have been in a wheelchair because the pain and stiffness will not allow me to walk. I cannot sleep with the pain and that will surely do me in. The heavy duty pain meds do not help at all with the pain. I wonder if there is an infection with this? At age 83 I think this is it but again, the will to live is very strong.

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Hey, cus. For those who haven't come across this, diplacusis is the perception of a single pitch as two different pitches. It is disconcerting (literally!), to say the least. I had diplacusis for about 6 months back in 2006. I had sudden sensorineural hearing loss and balance issues that started a few months earlier. I was a professional singer, so along with the hearing loss, tinnitus, etc., it wreaked havoc with my life. For me, it played out that my right ear was hearing things normally, but my left ear was like an octave and a half higher. I remember being on a call where I switched the phone from my right to left ear where it sounded fine in the right ear, but when I switched it to left, it was like the person on the other end had just sucked in helium from a balloon. It was very freaky. Mine went away after I lost all the hearing in my left ear later that year. I hope yours subsides more easily.

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Thanks Mark. Very interesting! Cus

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Really sorry to see about your problem. It seems just awful. No pain yet with my diplacusis. Cus

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@julieo4

Please share more information with us so we know what this condition is. Thank you.

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The best approach is to google it and follow the links. It is many facited. Cus

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@julieo4

Please share more information with us so we know what this condition is. Thank you.

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Basically, everything is distorted (even music). It is fairly complicated and the best way to learn the details is to google it up and follow the links. Cus

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