| | Ear Noises Question
I was hoping that someone could tell me...Is tinnitus something that if you have it, you know that you have it? Or can it be tricky to tell? I'm 23, and have listened to music quite loud in headphones at time while writing music and just to get away from things. I've recenltly, through a dulling of sounds episode, become VERY aware of my sense of hearing and the decibel levels around me.
Now, at night a hear a very faint (what I would describe as a digital chirping) sound in my right ear. It doesn't keep me up except that I'm very in tune to it and I'm focused on it like an eagle scout. In the beginning I think I heard it during the day, and rarely do I hear it in the morning. But I can't hear anything like it during the day at all. It's been like this for about a week.
I'm around computers all the time, both at home and at school. I've been filtering in high frequencies like you wouldn't believe lately (for sure from appliances and cpus and the like) so I can imagine some of my paranoia is imagined- - -
But, would there be any other types of ear problems that might cause strange sounds in your ears?
Thanks for any help!
[This message has been edited by madcat (edited 01-12-2003).]