Tinnitus, Revisited

Bell - tinnitusIn an earlier article, Tinnitus and Mandela Effect… a Connection?, I mentioned a possible link between the Mandela Effect and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).

About 5% to 10% of the population have tinnitus, but over 20% of Mandela Effect visitors reported it in a recent poll. Was that a one-time anomaly, or should we look at this more closely?

When I asked this question, earlier, I didn’t make the focus clear. Along with many great comments and insights, some conversations took on medical diagnostic and self-help overtones. Others added several other physical complaints they suffer from, and — soon — discussions were less about Mandela Effect data, and more about health issues.

So, this article is a reboot. Same topic, but a more narrow focus: I’m looking for anything that directly correlates tinnitus and alternate memories.

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The Hum, Mystery Booms, Sonic Markers, and the Mandela Effect

This post takes this topic far out on a limb. It’s vaguely related to the topic of tinnitus, but it’s slightly different and has a geographical angle. And, I readily admit that this could take us far off-topic.

headphones-redbgI’m wondering if any of the Hums, mystery booms, or other unexplained noises correlate in any way with quantum research or the Mandela Effect.

Mostly, I’m looking at this from a geography standpoint.

These could be:

  • Where reported events (the alternate ones) tend to take place.
  • Where people were when they discovered a changed memory.
  • Gateways, portals, etc., if we’re actually sliding from one reality to the next and each is accessed geographically. (Please note that I said “if.” This topic takes us far into speculation.)

So, this topic is for discussions about potential “markers” or other correlations that connect sound with geography, and might have a bearing on the Mandela Effect.

I wouldn’t dismiss ley lines, “vile vortices,” or other theories that might have a bearing on specific and relevant Mandela Effect topics… but only if this is clearly relevant.

I’d also consider anything that seems like triangulation, but — again — only if it’s linked to something we’ve discussed, related to the Mandela Effect.

If you’d like to explore this on your own, the following are some starting points.

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Tinnitus and Mandela Effect… a Connection?

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Ear photo courtesy Carlos Sillero and FreeImages.com

The topic of tinnitus recurs regularly in our discussions. Recently, I asked about it in my one-week survey. The numbers surprised me.

23.52% of voters (1155 people) recalled Berenstein Bears, but not Berenstain Bears.

20.81% of voters (1022 people) reported having tinnitus or ringing in the ears.

What we can’t tell from that survey is whether or not they’re the same people. My software only recorded the number of votes… nothing identifying which individuals checked which responses.

However, from related comments, it seems — only seems — as if there’s a connection.  At least some people who’ve experienced the Mandela Effect have also had tinnitus, often as a chronic issue.

Correlation, significant connection, or coincidence? I’m not sure. We have far too little evidence to decide one way or the other, but I’ll admit the speculation is fun.

Tinnitus is described as a ringing, hum, or other static-like sound in the ears. Many people perceive it as an internal issue; some are sure it’s something outside that they’re hearing due to hypersensitive hearing.

According to the Hearing Health Foundation, about 5 to 10 percent of the population experiences chronic tinnitus.

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