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Re: overtone tinnitus?
Sounds like monaural diplacusis, where a cochlear non-linearity introduces harmonics.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Julius Verrel" <Julius.Verrel@UNI-MUENSTER.DE>
> To: <AUDITORY@LISTS.MCGILL.CA>
> Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 11:10 AM
> Subject: overtone tinnitus?
> Dear all,
> a friend of mine, a piano teacher, recently had a temporary "tinnitus"
> experience which I'd like to know more about (and I hope it is
> interesting for at least some of you).
> It was actually temporary in a double sense: First, it fortunately
> disappeared after two days. Second, it was only present together with
> other sounds (speech, music, cars), and apparently always constituted
> one or more of the overtones of this sound. It first occured while F.
> was attending to high overtones (around c4) while a pupil of his was
> playing low notes - apparently he couldn't swich off this "attention"
> as far as I understand it, tinnitus usually denotes a nervous
> phenomenon, essentially independent of acoustic input. we wondered
> whether this "overtone tinnitus" was rather a very low-level
> phenomenon, maybe involving outer hair cells.
> Any ideas?
> Julius Verrel
> FB Psychologie
> Universität Münster
> 48149 Münster
> Tel +251 83-34178=
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