Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve really been able to listen to my Tinnitus properly seeing as no hearing aid or CI has been used to drown it out. I never knew there were so many different sounds!

Let me see…

The Foghorn – a long continuous one pitched sound, sometimes high and wailing, sometimes low and bellowing otherwise known as the “pole noise” as stated by 10 year old me.

The Car engine – A low roar, sometimes accompanied by an ascending vroom but mostly the sort of rhumble you hear on modified cars with exhausts a football could fit inside.

The Organ – Different tones in various volumes and length mostly low in pitch – my favourite although wrecks havoc with my senses when trying to do a hearing test!

The Siren – Neenaw neenaw neenaw. Nuff said.

The Intense Music – Akin to melodies heard on programmes and mostly triggered by a jump in me.

The paper crunch – As it says on the tin, but continuous.

The Bells – The most popular with the general public, little twinkle bells being run furiously right outside my ear.

If you have Tinnitus, can you add to the list? If so, drop me a line and let me know! We can Tinniterize together!