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Stacie
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« on: May 13, 2012, 11:02 pm »

Hi Everyone,

Years ago on the old message board I asked Wolf about an ear ringing/beeping phenomenon that I had been experiencing almost constantly. His answer at the time was simply that it is natural and just let it be. 

I find myself still very curious about this, and have noticed in my own case at least, that this internal beeping thing is not as constant as before, but always starts up when I'm processing intense emotion--particularly sadness, lonliness, and grief.  The beeping is not a simple monotone repetitive pattern..it has multiple frequencies and it's rhythm varies (i.e. not predictable).  So my basic question here is first, what is the connection physiologically between emotional function and internal ear beeping?  I haven't been able to find any information anywhere that acknowledges any kind of link between these two factors.  The closest thing I know of relates to pathologies such as schitzophrenia where internal voices can manifest relative to emotional state.  Is it the same general physiological process where chemical reactions (correlating to emotional state) are simply stimulating certain synapses in the brain which produce internal sound?  Any insight is appreciated.  Sorry if this a wierd question.

Stacie
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 12:39 am »

Hi Stacie,

I'll be very interested in what anybody has to say about this. I also get sounds in the head - not beeping, but a high pitched buzzing, mostly on the right side of the head near the ear but not in the ear itself, it's in the head. It started about 3 years ago when I had an adrenal collapse and was unconscious for about 2 to 3 minutes, when I came to there was this buzzing in my head that had never been there before. Sometimes the sound shifts and is more in the middle of the head or over nearer the left ear, and sometimes near both ears simultaneously.

I describe it as ... if you put your head down near the back of a refridgerator when the motor is going and listen to the noise the motor makes, then imagine that noise inside your actual head, not outside of it. But it's more of a sort of hissing rather than a buzzing a lot of the time. It is also louder sometimes than other other times when it is quieter.

I have various doctors, but a Chinese one I see for accupuncture says it is not enough blood going to the brain. I don't know whether that's right or not.

The noise gets worse for me not only when processing emotions but also when I've been doing a lot of stimulation with the brain too eg. writing or thinking.

I'd love to know the physiology correlations of it, and whether it is as you say, synapse stimulation that is the cause of it. And of course how to correct or heal it would be amazing. And whether or not it has any astrological correlations...

Not a wierd question at all for me!

blessings Upasika
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Stacie
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 01:28 am »

Upasika,

I'm glad you added your comments and that you share interest in the question!  I was concerned the question might not be relevant or useful to anybody else, so I'm relieved to know that's not the case.

Blessings...

Stacie
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Rad
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 09:06 am »

Hi Stacie and Upasika,

Well this sounds like tinnitus to me. I have attached below a statement from the Mayo Clinic in the USA about this condition. In this conditions relative to astrology the planets Mercury, Uranus, and Venus with their corresponding houses and signs will be implicated in a stressful way. God Bless, Rad

                                                            Symptoms
                                                       By Mayo Clinic staff

Tinnitus involves the annoying sensation of hearing sound when no external sound is present. Tinnitus symptoms include these types of phantom noises in your ears:

    Ringing
    Buzzing
    Roaring
    Clicking
    Whistling
    Hissing

The phantom noise may vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal, and you may hear it in one or both ears. In some cases, the sound can be so loud it can interfere with your ability to concentrate or hear actual sound. Tinnitus may be present all the time, or it may come and go.

There are two kinds of tinnitus.

    Subjective tinnitus is tinnitus only you can hear. This is the most common type of tinnitus. It can be caused by ear problems in your outer, middle or inner ear. It also can be caused by problems with the hearing (auditory) nerves or the part of your brain that interprets nerve signals as sound.
    Objective tinnitus is tinnitus your doctor can hear when he or she does an examination. This rare type of tinnitus may be caused by a blood vessel problem, an inner ear bone condition or muscle contractions.

When to see a doctor
If you have tinnitus that bothers you, see your doctor.

    Make an appointment to see your doctor if you develop tinnitus after an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold, and your tinnitus doesn't improve within a week.
    See your doctor as soon as possible if you have tinnitus that occurs suddenly or without an apparent cause, or if you have hearing loss or dizziness with the tinnitus.

                                                                  Causes
                                                        By Mayo Clinic staff

A number of health conditions can cause or worsen tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found.

A common cause of tinnitus is inner ear cell damage. Tiny, delicate hairs in your inner ear move in relation to the pressure of sound waves. This triggers ear cells to release an electrical signal through a nerve from your ear (auditory nerve) to your brain. Your brain interprets these signals as sound. If the hairs inside your inner ear are bent or broken, they can "leak" random electrical impulses to your brain, causing tinnitus.

Other causes of tinnitus include other ear problems, chronic health conditions, and injuries or conditions that affect your auditory nerves or the hearing center in your brain.

Common causes of tinnitus
In many people, tinnitus is caused by one of these conditions:

    Age-related hearing loss. For many people, hearing worsens with age, usually starting around age 60. Hearing loss can cause tinnitus. The medical term for this type of hearing loss is presbycusis.
    Exposure to loud noise. Loud noises, such as those from heavy equipment, chain saws and firearms, are common sources of noise-related hearing loss. Portable music devices, such as MP3 players or iPods, also can cause noise-related hearing loss if played loudly for long periods. Tinnitus caused by short-term exposure, such as attending a loud concert, usually goes away; long-term exposure to loud sound can cause permanent damage.
    Earwax blockage. Earwax protects your ear canal by trapping dirt and slowing the growth of bacteria. When too much earwax accumulates, it becomes too hard to wash away naturally (cerumenal impaction), causing hearing loss or irritation of the eardrum, which can lead to tinnitus.
    Ear bone changes. Stiffening of the bones in your middle ear (otosclerosis) may affect your hearing and cause tinnitus. This condition, caused by abnormal bone growth, runs in families.

Other causes of tinnitus
Some causes of tinnitus are less common. These include:

    Meniere's disease. Doctors think this inner ear disorder is caused by abnormal inner ear fluid pressure or composition.
    Stress and depression. These conditions are commonly associated with tinnitus and seem to aggravate it.
    TMJ disorders. Problems with the temperomandibular joint, the joint on each side of your head in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets your skull, can cause tinnitus.
    Head injuries or neck injuries. These neurological disorders can affect the inner ear, hearing nerves or brain function linked to hearing. Head or neck injuries generally cause tinnitus in only one ear.
    Acoustic neuroma. This noncancerous (benign) tumor develops on the cranial nerve that runs from your brain to your inner ear and controls balance and hearing. Also called vestibular schwannoma, this condition generally causes tinnitus in only one ear.

Blood vessel disorders linked to tinnitus

In rare cases, tinnitus is caused by a blood vessel disorder. This type of tinnitus is called pulsatile tinnitus. Causes include:

    Head and neck tumors. A tumor that presses on blood vessels in your head or neck (vascular neoplasm) can cause tinnitus and other symptoms.
    Atherosclerosis. With age and buildup of cholesterol and other deposits, major blood vessels close to your middle and inner ear lose some of their elasticity — the ability to flex or expand slightly with each heartbeat. That causes blood flow to become more forceful and sometimes more turbulent, making it easier for your ear to detect the beats. You can generally hear this type of tinnitus in both ears.
    High blood pressure. Hypertension and factors that increase blood pressure, such as stress, alcohol and caffeine, can make tinnitus more noticeable.
    Turbulent blood flow. Narrowing or kinking in a neck artery (carotid artery) or vein in your neck (jugular vein) can cause turbulent blood flow, leading to tinnitus.
    Malformation of capillaries. A condition called arteriovenous malformation (AVM), which occurs in the connections between arteries and veins, can result in tinnitus. This type of tinnitus generally occurs in only one ear.

Medications that can cause tinnitus

A number of medications may cause or worsen tinnitus. Generally, the higher the dose of medication, the worse tinnitus becomes. Often the unwanted noise disappears when you stop using these drugs. Medications known to cause or worsen tinnitus include:

    Antibiotics, including chloramphenicol, erythromycin, gentamicin, vancomycin and bleomycin
    Cancer medications, including mechlorethamine and vincristine
    Diuretics — water pills — such as bumetanide, ethacrynic acid, furosemide
    Quinine medications used for malaria or other health conditions
    Chloroquine, a malaria medication
    Aspirin taken in uncommonly high doses (12 or more a day)

below: Illustration showing inside of ear and damaged hairs    Tinnitus


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Stacie
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 10:06 am »

Rad,

Thanks so much for sharing that comprehensive information.

Blessings

Stacie
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ari moshe
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 12:02 pm »

Hi all, here is a link to an old thread where this was previously discussed to some extent:
http://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/index.php/topic,199.msg2390.html#msg2390

Rad wrote:
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Ringing in the ears can have external as well as internal causes. If one is subjected to loud sounds, i.e. an explosion, that can damage the nerves in the inner ear leading to this ringing. Internally, the ringing in general is a function of the nervous system in general as the nervous system is in natural operation. For most this natural ringing is very, very minute. For others that ringing can increase as the Soul evolves it's consciousness because such evolution increases the amount of electricity within the nervous system. That increase would indeed be Uranian in nature. That increase in turn can wear down the natural sheathing on the nerves within the inner ear. As that sheathing wears down the consequence is the ringing. In your context, your chart, much of that ringing is being caused by the fact that your Soul has been asking so many questions about the nature of things for so many lives, and has exposed itself to so many sources of information, that the synapsal structure, Uranus, and the dendrites connected to the synapses, the neurons that move through them, Uranus and Mercury, have become overly heated or excited. And it is this over heating and excitement that then tears down the sheathing on the nerves in the inner ear manifesting as the ringing.

Also, a recently posted chart, this soul for a few weeks has been experiencing INTENSE ringing in his ears to the point that he can't hear anything.
Here's where his chart can be found: http://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/index.php/topic,648.msg10553.html#msg10553

I'd have a questions about this chart.
An uncommon cause of tinnitus as stated in the article Rad posted above:
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TMJ disorders. Problems with the temperomandibular joint, the joint on each side of your head in front of your ears, where your lower jawbone meets your skull, can cause tinnitus.

There are a number of dynamics involving his Mercury - semi sextile the sn in Sag and also inconjunct the  nn in Gemini in 7th - being too fixated on his idea of how things are and not listening to other perspectives. Also Uranus ruling the third house, conjunct the sn relating to overstimulating thought complexes.

However, does the fact of Mercury in near semi sextile the Saturn in the 12th, and it being in Capricorn ruled by that Saturn, correlate to this being caused by a weakness with the physiological bone structure, ie the jaw bones? I ask this because he has reported jaw pain as well and this seems to fit the archetypes.
Thank you,
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 12:17 pm »

Hi Ari,
 Yes, but the signature for this comes down to his Venus,Saturn conjunction in Scorpio in the 12th, the Mercury retro in Cap in the 2nd which is then ruled by that Saturn,the inconjunct the N.Node in Gemini in the 7th, and the square to his Mars in Libra in the 11th which, in turn, is ruled by that Venus in the 12th. And that Venus,Saturn is squaring his Leo Moon in the 9th. All of this correlates with the psychology of hearing which is then affecting, through resistance, the sheathing on the nerves within the ear.

God Bless, Rad
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Upasika
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 04:36 pm »

Hi Rad and Ari,

Thank you for all this information .... a lot of food for thought in this, and it has given me some clues which I'll ponder, and see if something becomes clearer about the probable cause.

blessings Upasika
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Wendy
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 05:03 pm »

Hi All,

From a Chinese medicine perspective, ringing in the ears is related with weak kidney and or liver chi.

love,
Wendy

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Upasika
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 07:34 pm »

Hi Wendy,

That is very interesting! In my case I do have a weak kidney - had glomerulo nephritis at age 19, and they did two biopsies on one of the kidneys, one of which went too deep (right into the core). And about 3 years ago the buzzing in my head started directly after I came back to consciousness from an adrenal collapse - the adrenals are intimately connected with the kidneys as they sit right on top of them.

Also the treatments for the heavy metal poisoning that I am presently trying to overcome, involves a lot of processing by both the liver and kidneys as they try to excrete the chelated heavy metals. I certainly feel my liver and kidneys are very weary from all this too. So this could definitely be a factor in my situation.

Perhaps also along with Uranus/Mercury stress, mentioned by Rad and Ari. Uranus and Mercury are in a 3rd Qtr square in my chart, Uranus in the 3rd .... with Venus at their midpoint (semi square both). Since becoming intensely involved with EA from about 5 years ago those planets have been working overtime.

Thanks for posting that bit of info, I'm going to follow it up with my Chinese doctor.

blessings Upasika
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 06:27 pm »

Hi All,

I have also had ringing in my ears of late.  This is nothing official, but seems to relate to some to what others have offered in terms of their experiences with it.  For me it seems to be a really good kind of guidance system - tunes me into what I am thinking/feeling at a given moment when it occurs, and that is usually quite helpful.  I had read somewhere, also, that, with the magnetic pole shifting so far, this is causing many people to experience ringing in their ears.  I think that info might have come from russian scientists, but I am not sure... Then again, maybe just a good ear candling application and all would be cleared up....

Peace,
Elen
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