Mosquito sound in my ears
(From an anonymous reader)
i wish this could go away. it sounds like flies or mosquitoes in my ears. soon as i lay my head on the pillow the sound starts. sometimes i just lay quiet thinking it would stop, instead it got louder. if im sitting on the toilet i can hear the sound. it dont bother me if im up and about, its just when im still especially laying down... is there anyone who have any suggestions...
Reply from Sarinne:
That sounds like tinnitus, all right. I'm sorry to hear the problem it's causing you. A lot of people find the same thing you do: The noise isn't so bad, until you are lying quietly, and then it seems much louder and it's hard to ignore.
You might try playing some white noise during the times when the noise bothers you. That's like the sound of static on a radio or TV, or the sound of a fan, or a waterfall. The sound covers up the annoying sound of the noise in your ears, and it's smooth and even so your mind is able to tune it out. Running a fan in the same room with you might be all you need.
Otherwise you can get CDs that play white noise or other relaxing sounds that you might prefer, like nature sounds or soft, rhythmic drumming. There are also special-purpose machines that generate white noise, which you can buy for around $50 to $100 (US dollars).
Here is more information about white noise:http://www.noisehelp.com/white-noise-generator.html
And here are some places on the internet where you can play white noise for free, without any registration or downloads required:http://www.noisehelp.com/free-white-noise.html
Another thing is, tinnitus seems to get worse if you are stressed out, so anything you can do to reduce stress in your life can help with the noise, as well as being good for your health in general. Exercising and getting plenty of restful sleep are important. Your doctor can give you more specific suggestions based on your health, fitness level, and lifestyle.
I hope this helps!
— Sarinne from Noise Help