Every morning I wake up and I listen. I hear my tinnitus. It is not a loud high frequency but it is there. In fact, as I sit listening to a podcast I can hear the same ringing. It has been about 11 years. October 2008 is when it became my daily companion.
It does not bother me, but it makes me wonder. What is my body doing? Where is it originating from? How come it does not stop? But it does not bother me.
What does bother me is wondering what is silence? Pure silence. What does it sound like? What does it feel like? What does it taste like?
My body knows what is happening 24/7. My nerves sending signals across synapses constantly. Ion channels opening and closing causing the electric signals to travel to my auditory cortex. All the time for the past 11 years.
I will cure myself.