alan wrote:I hate noise, but also suffer from tinnitus (ringing in the ears), so there is nowhere but the beach where I am free from it. So I put on a CD of crashing waves when I sleep. Also have a nice one of rain. It really helps. You can use these to create some white noise when you sit.
By the way, I hate noise so much that I carry earplugs with my at all times. I usually put them in when I'm outdoors--even a truck rumbling by sounds extremely loud and annoying without them.
I also put on some Jazz when I'm online. Don't know how I'd function without it.
Ok, guys, listen up (oh, ha ha....)
I too suffer from tinnitus:
let me give you a mental image here:
Pretend you're at the local city zoo. And that it's a fine summer morning. Around dawn, in fact; with the promise of a fine, warm day....
And where do you find yourself? Why, in the massive, covered aviary, where there are 25 different species of birds.
Now, you know what happens at dawn, right?
Right. we get the 'Dawn Chorus'.
Imagine being in an aviary, with close to 200 birds, all yelling their little lungs out.
Noisy, isn't it?
And get this: There's one persistent, loud little blighter, whose whacking out his song, higher and more shrilly than all the others.
so you get the background cacophony, and the single strident song, over it.
Sometimes, so loud you feel you need to run a mile, at others, quite calm and 'background-ish' so that you hardly notice it, but you know it's there.
And on top of that, you have an imitative aspect: Some times, if you hear a sibilant sound, like an alarm going off, or a siren, then your ears pick that up, and repeat it all the time, all day, so effectively, you hear that alarm, or siren, continually, until it dies a natural death.
Then it's back to the birds....
That's my deal.
All the time.
Tinnitus, is incurable. But apparently, it can be managed.... some say by diet, others by water intake. I've never found a consistency....
"White noise" - actually has the bizarre effect of making it worse.
It's as if my ears start to compete with the white noise, to get the better of it.....
earplugs obviously do nothing but accentuate and amplify my breathing and heartbeat....
So getting away from noise?
Work with it, rather.......