Professionals ask me how loud my tinnitus is. "Very loud" is my reply. When I started with T it was a "loud" annoying high pitched ringing in my right ear. The left ear soon joined in. Every two weeks it seemed to get louder and I went through all the usual emotions- fear, anxiety, depression, anger etc.
Now, if I sit in a quiet room within 45 seconds the noise is so loud that I can't believe that the neighbours can't hear it. If I wake during the night it is like a smoke alarm going off.
It is louder than a telly, I can hear in when I am driving and the high pitched sound sits on top of any ambient sound. Even in an noisy restaurant it will be sitting on top. My friend says his is often like standing beside Niagra Falls.
My question is to my cyber buddies is "Does it actually get louder or do we just perceive it to be louder?. I know that there is no actual sound. So is it the perception of the perception of sound that is changing?. How loud is your sound, or should I say, perception of sound. What scale do you use to measure or describe it?
I don't know how else to describe the loudness of my T so would welcome suggestions.
I hope that this post does not make your T louder but would appreciate your view. After all, we are the experts!!!
Peace and quiet to all.