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This message was authored by Mselizabethhal This message was authored by: Mselizabethhal

Ears ringing with WiFi connection

Can anyone help. When I sit in the room with our television on using the WiFi which is behind us. It makes my ears ring.  They carry in ringing for hour after.  It's got something to do with the tv and the WiFi.  It's very unpleasant. We've just moved and sent out sky Q back as I don't want a dish in this house.  We are thinking about sky stream.  I'm wondering if it can be hard wired to the modem and if this might stop the effect in my ears.  It's not a noise in itself but is somehow effecting my ear drums.  Like if you'd been at a very noisy venue and your ears ring afterward. Can't find anything about it in the net except tinnitus.  I don't have a problem if the tvs not been on! Really appreciate anyone's help 

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@Mselizabethhal you can connect Sky Stream by ethernet if you want. Just run a cable from the Sky  hub to the Stream unit indeed it is probably the best way to connect the units.

 

There is no authorative medical evidence of wifi causing physical symptoms I have ever seen but some people do claim to be sensitive. Tinnitus on the other handis extremly common, my wife suffers but she has learnt how to ignore it. 

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https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1808869415001639

 

 

well it's very unpleasant.  It doesn't happen when im away from the situation. I think it will result in permanent hearing  damage.   It makes you feel ill 

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@Mselizabethhal 

 

I'd think very high frequency noise from an electronic component is more likely to be the cause than WiFi.  You could request that Sky replaces the Hub, or try the Hub off at the mains socket and the television on.

 

Stream can be connected to a router over ethernet cable, as can (usually) a smart television.

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@Mselizabethhal wrote:

Can anyone help. When I sit in the room with our television on using the WiFi which is behind us. It makes my ears ring.  They carry in ringing for hour after.  It's got something to do with the tv and the WiFi.  It's very unpleasant. We've just moved and sent out sky Q back as I don't want a dish in this house.  We are thinking about sky stream.  I'm wondering if it can be hard wired to the modem and if this might stop the effect in my ears.  It's not a noise in itself but is somehow effecting my ear drums.  Like if you'd been at a very noisy venue and your ears ring afterward. Can't find anything about it in the net except tinnitus.  I don't have a problem if the tvs not been on! Really appreciate anyone's help 


If you don't notice the same effect with the TV off then surely that points at the TV being the issue (as the WiFi is still on)? Do you use a separate soundbar? If so then turn it off and try the TV speakers for a bit. If no soundbar, then can you borrow one to see if it's the TV speakers?

 

If it is the WiFi (albeit unlikely) then hardwiring the TV will make no difference as the WiFi signal is still being output. Can you move the router so you're not the meat in the sandwich? Another option would be to turn off the WiFi in the router from it's settings and see if that makes any difference.

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@Mselizabethhal 

I absolutely agree with @Colin0000 that the source of your problem is 99% likely to be the TV if you dont experience the issue when its off. WiFi is constantly being broadcast across your whole home whether your TV is one or off. Its very likely to be that you have sensitive ears to a certain frequency that your TV speaker or external speaker is producing. Either that or you have a faulty speaker/tv. 

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Thank you. The process of illuminating the cause is difficult.  The discomfort can take a while to happen. And after putting the equipment off my ears will go on ringing for ages.  It's like coming out of a loud nightclub and pressure like coming down in an aircraft.  Glad to hear about the hard wire possibility.  I have yet to purchase the stream box.  We have utility warehouse broadband as the sky was too slow here.  The telly is a 6ft monster he wanted.   Thank you 

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@Mselizabethhal May I ask for clarification on which router/hub you were using when this was happening? I need to choose a provider and was looking at Sky, but I have very sensitive ears and some sensory issues and am worried about something like this, whatever the cause was. Thank you.

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