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Cem
post Mar 21 2012, 02:00 PM
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I'm having tinnitus for 3 days, probably because of my s****y headphones. I heard that such thing is common among musicians who is frequently in high-volume environments (such as rockers) . I reckon there are some people experienced something like this before, what should I do?
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post Mar 21 2012, 02:16 PM
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I'm having tinnitus for 3 days, probably because of my s****y headphones. I heard that such thing is common among musicians who is frequently in high-volume environments (such as rockers) . I reckon there are some people experienced something like this before, what should I do?

stop with the headphones or ear buds and cut out as much high volumes as possible until it stops
I did not even no I had it until it was to late and my ears constantly have a high pitch ringing .
of course my favorite things to do are the top 3 things not to do
loud music
loud tools( iam a carpenter)a
and guns
so basically I am screwed
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post Mar 21 2012, 02:49 PM
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Sorry to hear that, Cem sad.gif

Listen to jstcrsn, tinnitus is not to be taken light-heartedly.


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post Mar 21 2012, 04:01 PM
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Cem, that really sucks. Best thing you can do is speak to a professional.


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post Mar 21 2012, 04:25 PM
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sad.gif I know some people with tinnitus. It's not fun. I remember coming back from a concert one night and my ears were ringing. We were three rows from the stage and the P.A. was right there blasting in my left ear. It took a couple of days before the ringing completely ceased. It scared me because I thought I really had messed up. Earplugs next time I go to a concert! I hope your problem goes away too, man.


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post Mar 21 2012, 05:57 PM
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Damn, sucks to hear that. sad.gif I wish you fast recovery mate - take care and go see a doctor right away!


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post Mar 21 2012, 11:33 PM
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Hey Cem !

Thats bad news! Please don`t take this easily. You need to see a doctor as soon as possible. And try to avoid loud environments for some days.

I hope you will recover from this soon man!

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post Mar 22 2012, 12:25 AM
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Had it since birth, didnt know it was a "defect" until I was 14 and my physics teacher told me about it.

I do know that it is a constant F# laugh.gif
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post Mar 22 2012, 08:57 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Mar 21 2012, 11:25 PM) *
Had it since birth, didnt know it was a "defect" until I was 14 and my physics teacher told me about it.

I do know that it is a constant F# laugh.gif


Oh my God.. that's crazy. I hope it doesn't feel noticeable to you, not enough to annoy you.

F# is a very metal key though wink.gif


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post Mar 22 2012, 08:38 PM
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Music drowns it out. One of the reasons its always one. Going to sleep, or being in absolute silence is problematic though.
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post Mar 22 2012, 10:04 PM
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You should see a doctor to see if you have some hearing loss, in comparison to what is normal for your age group. If your tinnitus was caused by high noise levels, you probably have associated loss of some hearing ability.

In all probability there is nothing they can do for you. Tinnitus can be caused by a tumor. These are very slow growing so not a panic kind of thing. As you have exposed yourself to high sound levels, in all probability we know the cause was self inflicted, not a tumor.

It might come and go, or might be pretty chronic. Hearing damage due to excessive noise is a function of both db levels and length of time one is exposed to higher than normal levels. Even moderately high levels over a long enough period without a rest can cause damage.

I have Tinnitus in my left ear only, however as my hearing was normal for my age when I last had it tested, I think the cause was not due to high noise level exposure. Ginkgo helps me, you can try it, but I don't think it helps those who have gotten it due to exposure to high noise levels. I had some vertigo a year or two prior to the onset of the tinnitus, I suspect that an inner ear infection was the cause.

If the tinnitus is a chronic condition, don't assume that you will always think it is a big deal. It upset me at first, but I hardly even think about now, can go a week or two without even giving it a thought. Yes protect your ears. But I have seen a lot of things one heck of a lot worse than tinnitus that others have had to deal with.

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Music drowns it out. One of the reasons its always one. Going to sleep, or being in absolute silence is problematic though.


Have you ever tired Ginkgo? I have read that it helps in about 20% of cases, those not caused by excessive db exposure. I use the GNC brand. I have found that other brands such as from Target don't work as the GNC does. You can get it on sale at times from their web site, pretty cheap.

I know about placebos, but over the past 5 or 6 years, I have quit taking it to see what happens a number of times. And it really does help me quite a bit, I would say cuts the severity in half, it even goes away totally a lot of the time.
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post Mar 23 2012, 12:08 AM
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Earphones are honestly dangerous when used too often or too loud. You get one pair of ears. FOREVER, take care of em. You are gonna need em. Get some little studio monitors ASAP and when you use headphones, keep the volume semi low. Blasting out with ear phones will wreck your hearing if your'e not careful.

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I'm having tinnitus for 3 days, probably because of my s****y headphones. I heard that such thing is common among musicians who is frequently in high-volume environments (such as rockers) . I reckon there are some people experienced something like this before, what should I do?



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post Mar 23 2012, 12:22 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Mar 22 2012, 08:38 PM) *
Music drowns it out. One of the reasons its always one. Going to sleep, or being in absolute silence is problematic though.

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