I get ringing in my right ear when I am exposed to sound above a certain
dB level (i.e., no sound, no ringing). The ringing is a specific pitch:
about an octave above the highest note of a piano. In fact, that is when
the ringing is most noticeable: when I play the piano. The pure tones are
so distinguishable that the ringing is then clearly evident. But when
hearing loud machinery or music on a stereo, I don't notice the ringing
(as much) because it is mixed in with everything else.
I have had my ears tested. They're fine. The ear doctor I went to see
is not an expert, though. Now I have the troubling task of tracking down
someone who really knows about hearing who might understand my condition.
The ringing is quite oppressive. It wells up about a second after I
strike a chord on the piano and then decays at about the same rate as the
Playing the piano used to be enjoyable, but now it is painful. Very
I do not know what this condition is. I wish I had more information.
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