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Old 02-11-19, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by dynodonn View Post
I don't think I've experienced an ultimate quiet in nature, there has been some sort of noise, wind in the trees or grass, rivers, streams or waterfalls, birds or some other wildlife making their presence known.

Ahhh, nature... the sound of the earth. NOT the sounds of man.

But sure, sound is sound, in that respect... go to a desert location to get an even more quiet experience.

As far as "enjoyable," that sound of nature is vastly more enjoyable than even hearing the quiestest bike tires on a lonely road... and I do quite enjoy the sound of several chains and derailleurs all working. I also vastly enjoy the sound of the sea against a sailing hull... noisy, yes, but again in that special nature way.

But indeed, true quiet is best found in places like Joshua Tree, or the Mohave... at least in the western continental United States.
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I have enough tinnitus that it doesn't take much for me to hear "nothing."

Though, if it's too quiet, I find it a little unnerving. Need something, whether it's wind, or occasional traffic, or something.
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I have enough tinnitus that it doesn't take much for me to hear "nothing."

Though, if it's too quiet, I find it a little unnerving. Need something, whether it's wind, or occasional traffic, or something.
I have tinnitus also, but I find, if I pop my ears, and am in a quiet place for 3 days or so... it largely goes away.

Office and computer noise, coupled with allergies is the root cause of my issues, so a good decongestant and quiet, tend to relieve it quite a bit.
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I like the absolute silence at the end of a busy night when I crawl into my crypt and shut the lid for a nice day's rest.
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When I spent a few nights in Horseshoe Basin, the only sounds were the wind and a coyote.

Falling snow dampens sound in a serious way. I've never been in such quiet as in a snowstorm.
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...s/syc-20350156

The cause could be constant exposure to loud noises...
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Exactly. And it doesn't just happen to metalheads and construction or factory workers.
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And sometimes it has nothing whatsoever to do with the sounds you were exposed to. Sometimes tinnitus is just genetic, and/or a side-effect of sensory-neural hearing loss.
Defective inner ears for me. My right ear rings all the time and I think it's getting louder... :/
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
I like the absolute silence at the end of a busy night when I crawl into my crypt and shut the lid for a nice day's rest.
WiFi crypt? No Faraday cage for you!
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