My house is in a very quiet location. There were many things more pressing and needing attention post-stroke, but one of the most insidious that nothing can be done about is the ringing in my head. I know I am not hearing the sound actually, that something is damaged in my auditory area or processing area so I think I am hearing this incessant whining, buzzing, ringing tinnitus. I used to love the silence of my home. But now when I am still, with no movement so nothing stroke related is apparent...I have a really loud reminder that something is amiss in brainland. I am getting hard of hearing because I think everything has to go through and above that noise before it is heard. (Or, alternatively, I could be hard of hearing because I listened to loud music over headphones in my youthful days....)
But the ringing is pure a stroke side-effect. Blah to you, stroke, for taking away silence.