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seanjo

I Feel A Bit Daft!

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First I must explain I am noise-induced deaf and use a hearing aid (aircraft mechanic, lots of jet noise).

 

For the last few hours, I have been 'hearing' a high frequency 'whistle' it is constant and is only present when my hearing aid is working, I haven't had this before despite my tinnitus, I believe the Sun is quite active at the moment could this activity be interfering/producing the whistle?

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3 hours ago, seanjo said:

First I must explain I am noise-induced deaf and use a hearing aid (aircraft mechanic, lots of jet noise).

 

For the last few hours, I have been 'hearing' a high frequency 'whistle' it is constant and is only present when my hearing aid is working, I haven't had this before despite my tinnitus, I believe the Sun is quite active at the moment could this activity be interfering/producing the whistle?

Weeeellll... yes and NO.  Yes, sometimes solar outbursts can cause radio frequency interference..  However, there are so many other much more likely potential causes, eg a nearby ham radio enthusiast, your hearing aid dying, your tinnitus varying a bit, even some household deice like a wifi router or tv signal booster/cable receiver that is playing up...

 

Your hearing aid playing up would be my first guess...

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On 11/11/2017 at 11:03 AM, ChrLzs said:

Weeeellll... yes and NO.  Yes, sometimes solar outbursts can cause radio frequency interference..  However, there are so many other much more likely potential causes, eg a nearby ham radio enthusiast, your hearing aid dying, your tinnitus varying a bit, even some household deice like a wifi router or tv signal booster/cable receiver that is playing up...

 

Your hearing aid playing up would be my first guess...

The hearing aid is working fine, the whistle has gone though. And I know when a noise is my tinnitus and when it's outside my head.

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If there's a next time, follow the sound - higher frequencies tend to be very directional..

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