Well I was searching for this exact phenomenon. I'm glad that I'm not alone, however, I'm sorry that there are others whose symptoms are worse than mine.
What I experience is an intense tingling sensation along my side or back when I hear some sounds close to my ear. After reading some of the comments, and doing quicks tests on myself, it seems that it is focused more on my left side and affects me more when I hear sounds in my left ear. (I hadn't paid attention to that before)
It mostly happens when I listen to earphones, or when someone is speaking close to my ear. What is stranger is that it doesn't always happen and I used to not be able to predict when it would happen.
But when I started really focusing on it, I can now make it happen if I just think about it. For instance, if it's not happening while I'm listening to music, if I think about it, then it will instantly start up. I can even make myself feel the sensation without direct sound in my ear. The sensation can get very intense and uncomfortable. But as soon as my attention gets diverted, it just goes away.
I've actually been able to use that control to make it stop. (Kind of like Drew Barrymore in Firestarter: "Back off, just back off!", LOL) Anyway, it has to be a psychological component attached to this phenomenon! I, myself, think it's extremely interesting, however, again, I'm not inconvenienced by this like most of the other posters...View Thread