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  • Please help I have a huge hearing problem.

    It began two weeks ago when I was listening to a song on the carradio.
    I suddenly heared high pitched sounds that played together with the music.

    It is music for sure and I can clearly hear the instruments that are doing it. It sounds like the thing you get when you play flageolets on a guitar.

    I hear it with violins,guitars,keyboards etc etc....

    I never ever heard it before but now I hear those sounds in every song.

    It almost sounds like a choir of elves singing melodies,.....

    No I haven't used any illegal substances,..

    Can someone tell me what I'm hearing?

    Booshy
    Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.

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    Yes Ken,.... I am allmost at the point starting to believe I actually never was able to hear harmoics or aliquotes,....

    It seems like I'm hearing a new dimension of sound. Well at least for me a new one.
    Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.

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    • #4
      It began two weeks ago when I was listening to a song on the carradio.
      I suddenly heared high pitched sounds that played together with the music.

      It is music for sure and I can clearly hear the instruments that are doing it. It sounds like the thing you get when you play flageolets on a guitar.

      I hear it with violins,guitars,keyboards etc etc....

      I never ever heard it before but now I hear those sounds in every song.

      It almost sounds like a choir of elves singing melodies,.....

      No I haven't used any illegal substances,..

      Can someone tell me what I'm hearing?

      Booshy


      Not to be flip but you live in Amsterdam...


      Back to business... I not sure I've ever heard of anything quite like that.

      I can sort of imagine the sound from your description but I have to say that if you now hear this on every music source on every playback system, I'm pretty much stumped.

      Any other perceptual anomalies? Any synesthesia ("hearing" colors, "seeing" smells, etc)?
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      • #5
        Tinnitus?
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        • #6
          Well Blue,... I've been able to see colors when listening to music since I was little. I close my eyes and see colors,....basses are brownish and high pitched tones appear like golden or yellow,.... The lower the sound the darker the colors.

          This is a total new phenomenon. Even when the music is played very softly I can hear those high pitched harmonies very clearly,.....


          Last year when I visited van Gogh's museum together with Ken I realized I was able to hear music when looking at the paintings,...

          But these overtones as I now call them are new.
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          • #7
            Tinnitus?


            Nope ,... this is definately a music thing only. I hear no weird things in normal not listening to music mode.
            Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow.

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            • #8
              Boosh,

              I have a theory as to what might be going on here.

              Have you had a cold or sinus congestion recently? It sounds like you may be experiencing a type of eustachian tube dysfunction. The eustachian tube runs from the back of the eardrum into the sinuses. It opens to equalize the pressure in your middle ear (that's what happens when your ears "pop"). A sinus infection or a nagging cold can cause the eustachian tube to get blocked, resulting in temporary hearing loss.

              The other thing that can happen is that the tubes can malfunction by staying partially open. This happened to me once, and to say it freaked me out does not even begin to describe it.

              I could hear all sorts of strange harmonics added to everything-- like the digital artifacts that result from less-than-judicious use of noise reduction software. I don't know exactly why, but something to do with resonances that don't normally occur due to the tubes being closed off. When it happened to me, it was only in the left ear.

              I saw my doctor several times, and he put me on a series of nasal decongestants, which eventually did clear it up. It took almost a month, unfortunately.

              If it keeps happening, I'd recommend going to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. They can very easily check if you have a negative-pressure situation in one or both ears, and they can also check to eustachian tube openings with a scope that's inserted through your nose. (Not the most pleasant sensation, but not too bad.)

              Best of luck.

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              • #9
                Well Blue,... I've been able to see colors when listening to music since I was little. I close my eyes and see colors,....basses are brownish and high pitched tones appear like golden or yellow,.... The lower the sound the darker the colors.


                Check this out then...

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                • #11
                  Do you see dead people?

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                  • #13
                    Do you see dead people?


                    Nope, but he hears them
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                    • #14
                      Bruce Swedien also apparently has synesthesia.



                      Yup he does. But a bit different. He sees different colours.

                      I've read the material you wrote about a while ago Ken.
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                      • #15
                        Not that this would necessarily help anything--it might, I don't know--but it's a good thing to do...

                        Have you ever had your ears candled? The ear candles are wax-covered muslin; you lay on one side, put them into your ear, and light them on fire (I know, I know...). They use a form of convection to soften and draw out deeply-embedded wax in your ear canals, the amount of which may surprise you.
                        It may or may not help, but in any case, it feels really good and it's a good thing to do. Do some research on it; it's an ancient Egyptian technique.
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