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2021-10-18 2:57:15 AM  
My tinnitus is loud enough to drown it all out.

WHAT!
 
2021-10-18 5:24:17 AM  
First they start off by saying silence is impossible, then by saying sounds are bad


Seems like a headline baiting hackjob
 
2021-10-18 5:29:36 AM  
EXACTLY.
 
2021-10-18 5:39:45 AM  
I have pulsatile tinnitus.

It comes from my heartbeat. Sounds like a pigeon cooing in my ear.
 
2021-10-18 5:42:28 AM  
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2021-10-18 5:45:57 AM  
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2021-10-18 5:47:35 AM  
White noise is a lifesaver.  It keeps me sane.  It allows me to focus at work and sleep at home.

(Actually I prefer pink noise with an added high frequency hiss.  Imagine the sound of a waterfall.)

Otherwise, I'm playing music I enjoy, chosen to match the activity I'm engaging in.

I deserve a soundtrack for my life.  Even when it's mundane.

/reggae is awesome for housecleaning
//buckethead is perfect for gaming
///psytrance for sexytime
 
2021-10-18 5:53:58 AM  
I can't sleep without the white noise an electric fan generates. Silence, and the small noises everything around me randomly generates at night puts me on edge.
 
2021-10-18 6:30:15 AM  
Hearing evolved to alert us to danger, to mates, to food. Hearing is absolutely essential to our survival.

So deaf people should go ahead and kill themselves?
 
2021-10-18 6:47:40 AM  
The older I get, the more intolerant of unnecessary noise I become. I used to have one of those universal TV remote keychains for muting televisions in waiting rooms, and it was fantastic. There's a popular restaurant around here that serves great food, but it's also got concrete floors, half walls throughout the large dining room, and hard, sound-reflecting surfaces everywhere. Sitting there is just a constant assault on my senses, every crash from the kitchen and every conversation from all over the room washes over me and I can't make out what people are saying to me at my own table. Haven't been there since the pandemic started and don't plan to go back.
 
2021-10-18 7:40:50 AM  
World's quietest room

Evidently people go a little batty without any sound.  I'd like to try and see.
 
2021-10-18 8:55:53 AM  

TwowheelinTim: My tinnitus is loud enough to drown it all out.

WHAT!


Same. A perfectly constant 4170hz.
 
2021-10-18 9:55:25 AM  

EvilEgg: World's quietest room

Evidently people go a little batty without any sound.  I'd like to try and see.


I dont think its because of the lack of sound per se, i think its more because you are not supposed to be aware if your insides at all and hearing them so clearly breaks your brain
 
2021-10-18 4:34:53 PM  

lifeslammer: EvilEgg: World's quietest room

Evidently people go a little batty without any sound.  I'd like to try and see.

I dont think its because of the lack of sound per se, i think its more because you are not supposed to be aware if your insides at all and hearing them so clearly breaks your brain


I mean, sensory deprivation will provoke hallucination. Your brain expects stimuli. It'll start chattering to itself without it. So it's not surprising that things will get relatively distorted without outside cues.
 
2021-10-18 4:44:03 PM  

Mugato: Hearing evolved to alert us to danger, to mates, to food. Hearing is absolutely essential to our survival.

So deaf people should go ahead and kill themselves?


I'm only half deaf. But I'm dead inside, does that count?
 
2021-10-18 6:58:58 PM  

TwowheelinTim: My tinnitus is loud enough to drown it all out.

WHAT!


COULD YOU PLEASE

Ishkur: I have pulsatile tinnitus.

It comes from my heartbeat. Sounds like a pigeon cooing in my ear.


STOP SAYING

WhackingDay: TwowheelinTim: My tinnitus is loud enough to drown it all out.

WHAT!

Same. A perfectly constant 4170hz.


TINNITUS!

May a thousand farts be Subby's next intake of breath.
 
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