Friday, November 20, 2009

20 November, 2009

Today, I was sitting at my computer doing some composing and all of a sudden I realized this steady tone in my right inner ear. I thought it was a large truck or something backing up somewhere down the street, but when I pressed my hand against my ear it was still there.

I've had this happen from time to time, where you hear a tone or a steady soft ringing in the inner ear. Today was very unusual, though, because it's been going on all day. For a while it must have been there for at least 4 hours. It seems to go away whenever I hear another louder sound, but then it just comes right back again when the sound goes away. I usually enjoy quiet places, but today I was really glad to be anywhere where there were louder sounds that could drown out my inner ear tone.

I don't think I'm losing my hearing or anything. It's just really weird and kind of worries me. I rarely ever listen to really loud music and I don't think when I listen to my i-pod that the volume's too loud (although, now I'm definitely going to make it a point to keep it low). Even more odd, when I bend over as if to tie my shoes, the sound goes away. Also, I narrowed the pitch of the tone to an E earlier in the day, but by midday it had risen to an F.

The whole freaky situation has had me doing a bunch of random research on sound waves and the structure and function of the ear (what an awesome organ!).

I wonder if this is how Beethoven's problems started...

On a more positive note, my studio program seems to be very cooperative these days. After what seemed like forever, I finally posted something new on Apollyon...............................end.


  1. hey, i loved that extract you wrote on my blog.
    thank you, it's a nice sentiment to hold onto.

  2. How strange. I hope it gets better soon!

  3. Yeah dido. Um..hi! Yeah you don't know me. I found you through another blog and just thought I'd check it out. Lets just say I'm following so I think you've grabbed my interest. LOL Nice profile pic too.

  4. This same thing happened to me for a long time... It drove me mad at times I wanted the music to stop and when it did finally stop years later I became quite lonly for a while though relieved. I never quite knew if it was a physical thing or the music of the inner realms... I hope your day is unfolding with much beauty and I enjoy reading the posts with your dreams.
    wild dancing,

  5. LOL thank you!!! Also, you can trust me. As long as I'm alive and breathing, so will musical mondays. ;)

  6. Ears are the best,as Mickey Mouse once said 'We've got ears so let's say cheers' I kid you not lol :)

  7. re: no, i just didn't really like my old blog :S
    plus, i also decided i HATED the word ridiculous.

  8. Smileyfreak - lol!