posted on Mar, 17 2010 @ 05:13 PM
Ok, so I took it again, and this time I took notes.
First off, I turned the volume up, so I "felt" the vibration sooner. At about 35 Hz. But I still didn't "hear" anything until just before
Pitch steadily increased. But as it went up, it started to resonate in my hear, and by that I mean that I could hear my ear "ringing" independently
of the sound I was hearing from the speakers. This "ringing" slowly built up in intensity and peaked at 180 kHz, before dropping off and
disappearing at 450 kHz.
At just before 2kHz, my stomach suddenly had an intense butterfly session and my heart rate increased. At the exact time this happened, the sound
started to resonate in my ear again, ringing to peak intensity at 3 1/2 kilohertz, and dropping off completely again at just after 5 kHz. As this
happened I started to feel much better, and my heart rate came back down to rest. There was another resonation at 11 kHz, which was faint but clearly
discernible. By 13 kHz the sound was a sort of "white noise" hiss or buzz, and by 14.5 khZ I could no longer hear the sound and it was just the
vibrations, which stopped at 17 kHz.
On a more personal note, sometimes my ears ring and I feel intense vibrations, during periods of great elation, stress, or during what I can only
describe as very "intense" situations (combat, fight-or-flight response, intercourse, very emotional moments, etc.) and it will frequently cause my
heart-rate to jump, or gives me butterflies.
I now think that the vibrations and ringing that I've often felt during these experiences is in some way related to the various sound ranges that
made me feel funny in the hearing test. It's almost as though encountering those same frequencies in the hearing test that I had felt before during
these intense experiences caused my sympathetic nervous system to start up. Very weird.
When this ringing and vibration happens unprompted, it is frequently accompanied by intense emotional feelings which can often be quite overwhelming.
I've always written it off in the past as hyper-vigilance or general anxiety. I used to suffer from panic attacks, but managed to beat the anxiety
without medication (thank God). Now I'm doing much better, but I still get the ringing and the vibrations, and the feelings that come with them.
My girlfriend thinks I'm empathic, my mom thinks I have PTSD or something, but I'm pretty sure this happens to everyone from time to time. It's
happened to me since I was a kid, so I don't think it was brought on by any trauma. I find the physiological sensations associated with it unpleasant
so I try not to think about it.