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Constant Static-like noise

December 04, 2009
posted by  Debbie M. - Cochlear Ambassador (PA)


Does anyone get this constant static noise in the background? I know that I can reduce the loudness with the "sensitivity" mode but it seems like it's amplifying the roaring I hear in my head? Coincidence? It's driving me absolutely bonkers. I have just turned the sensitivity all the way down so now I only hear that roaring in my head but it doesn't sound like "static". Could the implant be picking up on that signal in my brain somehow?

 

I started taking bingko biloba and zinc yesterday to try to start getting some relief from this ringing of mine. Anybody ever try this?

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Debbie M. - Cochlear Ambassador (PA)

December 04, 2009

I meant Gingko (not bingko)...should have spell checked that!
 
Debbie M. - Cochlear Ambassador (PA)

December 08, 2009

I'll stick with the Biloba for now. Holding off the zinc. I just had my 3rd mapping and you can read all about it on my blog so that I don't have to repeat myself. www.mackenziefamily.blog.com ....
 
Hannah Hope

December 08, 2009

Hello Debbie, I read you family blog. I have to ask you. What is a t setting? You also say that the audi told you that your settings were too high. She also said "they normally wouldn't have those for anyone". I'm not sure I understand this. Who set them so high? I hope you don't mind clarifying this. (I am very concerned about all this roaring tinnitis I am reading on several blogs now - yes it scares me!) Iola
 
SharonC Cochlear Volunteer- Ambassador

December 08, 2009

Hi Debbie some of the static is normal it will go away I will have to check your other blog to see what Iola is talking about I have questions about that too. I have had the terrible tinnitus since I went deaf the last implant has helped relieve it at times and has taken some of the tinnitus down a couple notches which I am happy for anything for relief from that. I read that it does do away the brain is really working right now to hear and sometimes it causes it to make it's own noise especially with the processor off. Hope your audi has turned this down so you can get some relief. Iola if you don't have tinnitus now you probably wouldn't get it except on a temporary basis and most likely not at all.
 
Debbie M. - Cochlear Ambassador (PA)

December 10, 2009

Update on my roaring.... It's gotten more manageable since I went for my mapping on Monday. I think that was the key...the settings were just too darned powerful and my brain couldn't take it! (chuckle) I still have the roaring but it's definitely quieter. In fact while I was reading last night, I noticed it was pretty quiet except I could hear my hair moving around my CI whenever I moved my head. That's quite noisy but I imagine my brain will tune that out soon. But I had to smile because it was pretty quiet other than hearing that scratching of my hair. (sigh) I don't think I noticed that because of the tinnitus so perhaps there's hope yet!
 
CaryT

December 16, 2009

During my second mapping, we took down the four lowest electrodes and that is what was causing the static for me.
 
Debbie M. - Cochlear Ambassador (PA)

December 16, 2009

I'll have to check into that CaryT. I have another mapping on Monday. Thanks for the tip!
 
CathyAM

December 17, 2009

Debbie, I had that same problem when I first activated. I had that constant static noise in the background and it took about a week or so for it to finally quite down. I'm N5 user since Nov. 11th and still have some noise background. My audi change my just couple days ago by lower it and it some better. It takes time for your brain to get use to it. So patient is all it takes. You'll do fine.
 
Debbie M. - Cochlear Ambassador (PA)

December 17, 2009

Thanks Cathy Ann, I'm noticing more improvement each day and just need to be more patient.
 
Rustycms~ Cochlear Awareness Network Ambassador

December 17, 2009

Debbie , I have ben taking Lipo-Flavonoid ~ ( Walmart) for tinnitus, it took month or so before I felt the difference, I take one 2 times a day and 1 before bed with my calcium. I was skeptical but do see a difference now. Good Luck, Rusty
 
Reba Ann-Cochlear Volunteer

December 29, 2009

Debbie, how is the static noise now? Is it under control ?
 
Debbie M. - Cochlear Ambassador (PA)

December 29, 2009

It's hard to say whether I'm tuning it out a little or not but it's more of a buzzing in my head now...not "static". I noticed static but figured it was my computer. I don't hear that as much anymore as I know it only happens when my computer is "running" or "saving". Definitely when I'm over-stimulated, it's worse. But I'm pushing my brain so that it learns to deal with it. I think it's picking up on the fluorescent lighting too at times. Ugh. can't get away from that, I sit under one at my office!
 
SharonC Cochlear Volunteer- Ambassador

December 29, 2009

Debbie you will be amazed just what this device picks up on. I remember when I was being mapped one time and i told them I am still hearing noise (Static) so she asked me what are you hearing how does it hear. So I closed my eyes for a minute to try to figure out how to describe it and I'll be darn if there wasn't a little air coming out of the vent in the ceiling in this big building and turns out that's the noise I was hearing. I never realized how everything makes noise before, fan, vent, heater, computer, lights. More times than not there is usually something creating the noise. The flourescent lighting definitely makes noise I have them in my sewing room closet. I don't sew. Lady before that built the house did. Your brain will adjust to a lot of this some things I just have to turn off when it becomes too annoying. I have a feeling since your under that lighting all the time, that's one thing your brain will learn to block out. Hope this helps.
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