Tinnitus


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04/13/2004 8:09 pm
Yep, I got the frickin ringin **** goin on too, yes it sucks when your
lying in bed and everything is quiet except that damn ringin-buzzin
thing goin on. Mark
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04/13/2004 8:51 pm
I've got nothing. Had swimmers ear last summer though. That sucked.

Funny thing about that was, in the other ear she squirted out an ear wax clump about the size of a walnut and I was like, ahhhhh. I recommend squirting that stuff out every so often.
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04/15/2004 7:09 am
Man, tinnitus scares the crap out of me. When I was in high school, I had a badass stereo in my car and I'd crank it up daily. On long trips I'd get out and have the buzzing, but it'd go away. If I start gigging regularly I'm definately looking into some earplug options. I seem to remember some correlation between tinnitus and suicide rates cuz it drives you crazy.
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04/15/2004 11:44 am
Allways use earmuffs (hell, don't know what it's called, but you know, the small things you put in your ear, anyway) when you play loud. Never use broken stereos etc.
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04/15/2004 2:09 pm
Originally Posted by: LeedoggI seem to remember some correlation between tinnitus and suicide rates cuz it drives you crazy.


I've heard something about that too. I don't expose myself to too many lound noises so I'm not too worried about it.
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04/15/2004 2:09 pm
I've seen some earplugs around that diminish volume without making the music sound muffled. That's my main beef with standard earplugs.

Let's see if I can find a pic.....

Here's one:

$11.95 USD

You can click on the pictures to jump to the site.

I've never tried either of them, but I may in the near future.
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05/12/2004 1:20 pm
I couldnt imagine not being able to hear and I dont want to.
Im interested to know though how old you all are and how bad you have it, ive got a fair amount but it comes and goes although at only nineteen its really really scary.

Id rather die than not be able to hear my guitar.
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05/12/2004 1:22 pm
Also those ear plugs look like they get stuck somewhere else.
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05/12/2004 1:47 pm
Originally Posted by: meandmyRGAlso those ear plugs look like they get stuck somewhere else.


???

Anyways, I recently read somewhere (maybe it was even here...) that tinnitus is still not fully understood by doctors/scientists, etc. and that the causes are different in different people. For example, some people can listen to loud music every day and not get affected, yet some people go to one rock concert and live with tinnitus for the rest of their lives. Also, some people actually "lose" their tinnitus.

I'm pretty sure I read this all right here on the GT Forum...
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09/28/2023 4:34 pm

Any updates here? I've recently started experiencing tinnitus. It drives me nuts. What can I do? 


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09/28/2023 5:36 pm

Seeing a professionals audiologist would be the first step. My tinnitus definitely comes from exposure to old tvs and crt monitors. In the UK they emited a very loud and pure tone at 14.4khz as the ray scanned the screen 576 lines 25 times per second. Its not loud unless I'm in a quiet room but it's been there since childhood. Online hearing test shows that my hearing is still ok and i don't need aids for now.


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12/15/2023 2:46 am

I got it as a result of Covid. My Dr. said it's a type of nerve damage. I hate it even though my hearing is still very good. It's the constant whine that at times gets to me. 


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12/23/2023 1:47 am

I had tinnitus and listened to brown noise (you can use white noise or pink noise as well) through the earbuds on my mp3 player all day long. After weeks of listening to the brown noise and white noise my tinnitus diminished. Months later it was gone. 


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