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I’m hearing sounds in my head constantly. Does anyone experience anything of this sort? If so what do you suggest as a cure?
Are you familiar with the term 'tinnitus'? Tinnitus is often caused by over exposure to loud noise over time, and/or may accompany hearing loss. It presents in a variety of sounds from chirping crickets, to clicking and whistling, etc. Some say they hear repetitive music. Google the term 'ear worm'.
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@nazleer, another possibility is called ear worm. I've had this problem for a few years. Songs play in my mind over and over. These are songs I've known pretty much my whole life. It's so annoying. It happens whenever I'm going to sleep at night, taking a nap, or just during a quiet time. I've been trying to find information about and relief from this irritating problem. So far, no success.
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@nazleer You are, "hearing sounds in my head constantly," and you are looking for suggestions/cure. In order to connect with the right members and groups, may I ask the background on your situation? Would you tell me a bit more? When did this start? Have you had any recent medical issues that may be a culprit for the, "sound"?
Hello, as the others have said, there are different kinds of sounds – can you describe yours? Also length of time, whether you have hearing loss, if you have started a new medication…
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Hi @nazleer any constant sound is annoying. Years ago I was left with tinnitus in one ear when suddenly a loud high pitch sound occurred in the control room at work while I was in the room. The ringing in my ear slowly dissipated to intervals where it would come and go. I hated it because the ringing at first was constant for a couple weeks. I did nothing but deal with the annoying sound. I had no neuro issues up until my brain aneurysm recently. I developed neuropathy from the last surgical repair of my aneurysm. Immediately after my aneurysm, I did experience voices in slow motion, almost like a crying sound in a horror movie. I was never a big fan of horror films so I don’t know where that came from. The voices also came and went about twice a day until they totally disappeared months later. About 8 months into the effects of my aneurysm I took supplements of Lions Mane Mushroom in hopes to improve the muscle weakness and neuropathy I had experienced. At that time the only sound was the ringing in my ear from the control room incident. I was so focused on the neuropathy that I didn’t realize until later that the ringing completely went away after so many years. I was so happy and amazed. I continued with the supplement for another 6 months but saw no significant improvement with the neuropathy or muscle weakness so I stopped taking it. I don’t know definitively if the supplement resolved my tinnitus issue but I am happy to report it has been over a year since stopping and I am still free of hearing any annoying sounds. Hope you find answers. Toni
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thank you for your reply. Where did you get the Lions Mane Mushroom from?
Hullo Sue, the sounds I hear are constant. I hear them when I pay attention to them. I may have some hearing loss. The sounds are low.
Thank you for your suggestions. Mine might be caused by hearing loss. I am hearing them recently.
Tinnitus is often a sign of hearing loss. Have you had your hearing checked by an audiologist?
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@nazleer you’re welcome. I did my research first. Even phoned a major health supplement company in California. I spoke to a sales representative who had positive remarks about the Lions Mane Mushroom.. Although his company did not offer it, he highly recommended buying through another manufacturer. I found mine on Amazon. I have provided the link for your review. https://www.amazon.com/gp/css/summary/edit.html/ref=dp_iou_view_this_order?ie=UTF8&orderID=112-0370912-5418639#
Sorry, it is not the correct link. The product is Organic Lions Mane Mushroom sold by Fresh Nutrition. It comes in a blue and white bottle. Hope this helps. Toni
Well, you can add that to my list of goodies! I've had tinnitus for several years. Have no idea why or when or what caused it, but it drove me crazy for a couple years. I had my ears ck'd, told I have tinnitus and there's nothing they can do. I have to just get used to it and ignore it. Obviously, 'they' have never had the pleasure of having it. I'm seeing the Mayo neuro opthomologist and audio specialist next week. My hearing is getting worse. For a couple of years, I haven't been able to decipher the words in sentences on tv shows, etc. Also, if someone has a high voice, it's harder and if you talk fast I'm a goner. forget me understanding anything you say. So, I guess it's time to have this area ck'd out. My son wants me to get noise reduction ear buds……Blessings, Elizaabeth
I have tinnitus, for years and have no idea what actually caused it. It's worse usually in the evening/night. Although, today it's pretty loud and bothersome. I get grumpy! Don't want to be around people of course, when it gets bad, get irritated and yucky….like I am right now! Time to do something else, think about anything other than this tinnitus. Driving, I have the radio or music on all the time. I always have some kind of background noise at home, to keep me from noticing it as much.as when it's quiet. That can drive me nuts! Maybe my appt with the hearing specialist next week at Mayo will have something new to say. I'll let you know! Elizabeth
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Please keep me posted on what the audiologist at Mayo Clinic had to say.
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I am an audioprosthologist and taught physicians and audiologists when I worked for a subsidiary at Siemens. Many of the drugs today cause tinnitus, including aspirin, caffeine, and chemo/radiation. There are tinnitus maskers out there, but relaxing music is effective too, especially if it is on the same frequency, ie. high tones, low tones. Good luck, sweetie!
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