Does anyone hear an sound when it's quiet?

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#1 Posted by DMRaMeX (3569 posts) -
if I close my ears or go to a quiet room, i hear a eeeeee ringing. its not horrible, but it does get annoying at some bits. is this normal?
#2 Posted by staindcoldlp (15121 posts) -
You might want to get your hearing checked out.
#3 Posted by dipper145 (1425 posts) -
if I close my ears or go to a quiet room, i hear a eeeeee ringing. its not horrible, but it does get annoying at some bits. is this normal?DMRaMeX
i hear it too so i'd have to say yes it is normal. it has to do with constant backround noise
#4 Posted by sonicare (53529 posts) -
You can get that if you were listening to load noises and such before going into a quiet area.
#5 Posted by krazykillaz (21141 posts) -
Sounds like you have Tinnitus.
#6 Posted by -R3Volation (657 posts) -
It happens sometimes, usually due to ear damage. If you were listening to loud music or what not thats the little hair like bones breaking... But don't worry you got plenty more where that came from.
#7 Posted by DMRaMeX (3569 posts) -

Sounds like you have Tinnitus.krazykillaz

is tinnitus normal? do many people have it?

#8 Posted by dgbeard45 (989 posts) -

[QUOTE="DMRaMeX"]if I close my ears or go to a quiet room, i hear a eeeeee ringing. its not horrible, but it does get annoying at some bits. is this normal?dipper145
i hear it too so i'd have to say yes it is normal. it has to do with constant backround noise

I hear it, too. If I focus my attention on it and I hear something else, that other sound seems to be amzingly loud, so I usually ignore it.

#9 Posted by -R3Volation (657 posts) -

[QUOTE="krazykillaz"]Sounds like you have Tinnitus.DMRaMeX

is tinnitus normal? do many people have it?

Tinnitus just means ringing, and it can be caused by what I explained. Other explanation I could imagine would be an infection.

#10 Posted by kirk4ever (3543 posts) -
yeah i hear like a eeeee in a whistling way....but i hear it randomly not specificly when its quiet..its the govment listening to you mind :o
#11 Posted by Travo_basic (38751 posts) -
I would check my hearing, if I were you.
#12 Posted by D9-THC (3081 posts) -

Some monitors, TVs, and fans can give off a high-pitched screech...get away from those things and see if your ears still ring.

My dad has a monitor that drives me NUTS but nobody else can hear it that I've met. It screechs like crazy and it gets worse when it's not displaying anything (power save mode).

#13 Posted by Superironic (12658 posts) -
I get it too, I usually put some music on when I go to bed to stop the ringing noise.
#14 Posted by Tupaschoal (58 posts) -
I get it too and it's pretty annoying when it starts ;|
#15 Posted by Cyrax-Sektor (12060 posts) -
Same here, it's maddening. Had it all my life to my knowledge. I do my best to block it out by listening to something else.
#16 Posted by comp_atkins (31604 posts) -
i've been in an anachoic chamber before ( no echos off walls, floor, ceiling) its crazy.. you notice that there is NO backround noise either. people 5 feet from you talking sound like they are 50 feet away..
#17 Posted by DarkKar (6025 posts) -
Yea, but I just think that's just the articular disk in my temporomandibular joint rubbing up against the cartilage it shares with my ear.
#18 Posted by hydralisk86 (8558 posts) -
I hear something too, but it sounds kinda like a wind. Is that the same for you guys? I hear the ringing noise once in a while.
#19 Posted by Cyrax-Sektor (12060 posts) -
I hear something too, but it sounds kinda like a wind. Is that the same for you guys? I hear the ringing noise once in a while.hydralisk86
It's a mix between wind sometimes.
#20 Posted by D9-THC (3081 posts) -

I hear something too, but it sounds kinda like a wind. Is that the same for you guys? I hear the ringing noise once in a while.hydralisk86

That's blood rushing through your ear.

#21 Posted by Putzwapputzen (4462 posts) -
i think thats normal for everyone, cause that happens to me too, like when you walk into a room and its total quiet except for the loud pitch sound.
#22 Posted by enormousaxie (9366 posts) -
Yup when I go to bed I set my TV on a 30 minute timer so that I dont drive myself crazy in silence... :P
#23 Posted by Dariency (9406 posts) -
Yeah, you have Tinnitus. As you can see, it's common and it's nothing serious. I've had it most of my life and it can get annoying at times, especially when I'm trying to sleep. But if I ignore it, it doesn't bother me.
#24 Posted by masters89 (1930 posts) -

[QUOTE="dipper145"][QUOTE="DMRaMeX"]if I close my ears or go to a quiet room, i hear a eeeeee ringing. its not horrible, but it does get annoying at some bits. is this normal?dgbeard45

i hear it too so i'd have to say yes it is normal. it has to do with constant backround noise

I hear it, too. If I focus my attention on it and I hear something else, that other sound seems to be amzingly loud, so I usually ignore it.

Setting alone or being lonley for along period of time you'll be attention to these strange things ,and your mindwill come up with things more strange with the time. :)

#25 Posted by edd678 (3660 posts) -

[QUOTE="krazykillaz"]Sounds like you have Tinnitus.DMRaMeX

is tinnitus normal? do many people have it?

Main people who suffer from itare the elderly so for you as im guessing are alot younger no its not normal.

#26 Posted by dracos9000 (1310 posts) -
I hear it to but only in complete silence. The ringing starts soft by then little by little the ringing noise increases pitch and gets louder and louder until its the only thing I can hear. After that it becomes muffled like when you go up in a plane and your ears do not pop. Then I can hear my breathing and everything around seems to slow down. In pitch darkness the ringing is faster and I begin to see lots of flashing white dots in front of me and the room even though completely dark begins to brighten and dim consistently. I have a great time sometimes just sitting in the dark its bring a sort of high to me.
#27 Posted by jkmetalf (775 posts) -

[QUOTE="krazykillaz"]Sounds like you have Tinnitus.DMRaMeX

is tinnitus normal? do many people have it?

I do. I m also lucky enough to have another component added on to my tinnitus, a high senstivity to loudness. I wear earplugs in the car, cannot attend at rock concert, I cannot be within 300 feet of a lawn mower, I cannot ever again wear a pair of headphones. People shouting heart, sound of cars passing hurts, sirens, even far away.

Luckly, its only in my left ear. Lucky me. Even better, the sound does not bother me in silence. I can simply tune it out. Half of the time I don't even hear it. (more like 80%) but its always there if I try to focus on it again.

#28 Posted by double_decker (145822 posts) -
You might want to get your hearing checked out.staindcoldlp
I agree, I sure would if that happened to me, could be a sign of something alot more serious
#29 Posted by Samwel_X (13765 posts) -

Sounds like you have Tinnitus.krazykillaz

Yup.

#30 Posted by Welis (1431 posts) -

I don't know, this just used to happen sometimes in a random situation. You guys know what a flashbang is right? Have you been flashed ingame such as Rainbow Six or Counter Strike? You get the '''Biiiip'' Screeching noisy sound while being flashed... Well i don't know if that is normal cause it used to happen to me sometimes, i don't know how and when.. it just appears like out of nowhere.

Any idea?

Sorry for my english spelling (2nd Language)

#31 Posted by D9-THC (3081 posts) -

I don't know, this just used to happen sometimes in a random situation. You guys know what a flashbang is right? Have you been flashed ingame such as Rainbow Six or Counter Strike? You get the '''Biiiip'' Screeching noisy sound while being flashed... Well i don't know if that is normal cause it used to happen to me sometimes, i don't know how and when.. it just appears like out of nowhere.

Any idea?

Sorry for my english spelling (2nd Language)

Welis

I always get that too...completely at random...in one ear for about 10 seconds.

#32 Posted by TheTerribleFish (1793 posts) -
After a concert, yes. Not other times, though.
#33 Posted by Kikouken (15913 posts) -
Its normal, happens to me too.
#34 Posted by The_Ish (13913 posts) -

Its Tinnitus, and I heard it can cause people to go insane

#35 Posted by Robert-ace (2053 posts) -
I must have that, but I also hear the background wave thing from the TV really loud when I get static! I used to hear a low hum, but I found out it was my speakers
#36 Posted by no-scoped_jfk (417 posts) -

if I close my ears or go to a quiet room, i hear a eeeeee ringing. its not horrible, but it does get annoying at some bits. is this normal?DMRaMeX
Yea i get it too. Its just like when a flashbang gets thrown near you. A loud noise bursts and then you have this ringing sound because the hairs in your ears that take in the sound break or something. FlashBangs are Painful even tho nothing physically happens to you

#37 Posted by Zcrimson07 (3493 posts) -
[QUOTE="DMRaMeX"]if I close my ears or go to a quiet room, i hear a eeeeee ringing. its not horrible, but it does get annoying at some bits. is this normal?dipper145
i hear it too so i'd have to say yes it is normal. it has to do with constant backround noise

yep
#38 Posted by camreeno360 (6850 posts) -
Yes I know exaclty what you guys are talking about. It sounds like some squeeky electic current sound that fades away like 10 seconds later. In fact they replicate that sound in your ear when a grenade goes off right near you in Call of Duty games.
#39 Posted by illshogun (3492 posts) -

back when i was a kid it used to be really loud whenever i turn the tv off,Man!!!

but yeah i hear that too when its silent

#40 Posted by illshogun (3492 posts) -

Yes I know exaclty what you guys are talking about. It sounds like some squeeky electic current sound that fades away like 10 seconds later. In fact they replicate that sound in your ear when a grenade goes off right near you in Call of Duty games. camreeno360

Yup

#41 Posted by Karl319 (4390 posts) -
I've had it my whole life, lots of people do, probably at least 8 of 10... No need to see a doctor unless you're paranoid about it :P I hear a silent eeeeeeeee when it's silent. Or if i focus on it. Then again, it could just be the sound of something else, I got good hearing.
#42 Posted by Aznsilvrboy (11501 posts) -
Sometimes i hear the same sound as you.
#43 Posted by BranKetra (49056 posts) -
I hear it sometime. I think it's something with the electric currents around us in cities or something *Hears noise:evil:*