posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 04:19 PM
Great thread, My interest is on the posts theorizing the sound of silence.
In January 2005 I started hearing sounds (a ringing in the distance)as I was just falling off to sleep. Like the post before mentioned the ring got
more high pitched over time untill I would describe it almost like a whistle. This would happen 5 nights out of 7.
I went to my doc who did some tests, result? There was nothing wrong with my hearing, blood pressure etc and he could shed no light on it.
This went on for about a year then slowly over a period of about 4 months dissapeared. In March 2007 it came back with a vengence and increased in
pitch over a very short length of time. This is where it got different.
Have you ever had that reflex jump on your leg, arm etc, just as you were drifting off to sleep? well, the ring became a bang, it happened out of no
where and always gave me a fright ! for the life of me I thought the bang was in the room. This went on for weeks and I became quite angry at its
invasion of my sleep.
One night I decided i would wear ear phones in bed, Why the hell it took me so long to think about it I dont know !!!, anyway... result, The bang,
although by now, like a huge thump on the bedroom floor, totally dissapeared !!. I spoke with the doc again, explaining what had happened and how I
cured the symptoms, asking him if there was some way pressure in my eardrums was causing a problem as maybe the earphones were stopping it happening.
He looked at me as if i was silly, and suggested I wear them for a week as long as they werent causing any discomfort at night in bed.
After 5 nights I removed them, went to bed anxious that the thump would return without them, but , thank god it didnt .
A while later, just before last Christmas I realised that I could hear a dull tone whenever it was quiet, sometimes there is what I would describe as
very faint whispers mingled in the tone, like a radio not quite on station.
My wife says my hearing has got better and I probably agree with her.
Why this happened I have no idea and felt I had to respond with this post due to others hearing the ringing, and more importantly some saying the
pitch was getting higher.
Thanks for reading and i hope its not too much "off post"
[edit on 14-8-2008 by captiva]