Tinnitus

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  1. Lunar_Wolf WTF face

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    Anyone have this fun condition?

    I've always had it, but I was always able to ignore it before getting hit with depression over the past month. Now it seems worse.

    Lot's of fun!
     
  2. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    I've had it for years....but it's been getting more pronounced the last few years.
     
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    Dang, how do you deal with it?
     
  4. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    I've been just living with it....but lately I've been thinking about checking into trying lipoflavonoid....some say it helps.
     
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    I dont know if I have it or not, is tinnitus something that is there all of the time, or can it disappear and come up again from time to time? Most of the time I have no interference with my ears, but sometimes, like once every two days or something, this bright noice starts.
     
  6. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    Mines there all the time. A constant buzzing.
     
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    Must check that out, but I need a check-up first to find out why I have it. I find Xanax decreases the noise by a lot.


    Mine is constant as well, like a buzzing off an older TV.
    I didn't notice mine for a couple of years(until it was very quiet), but
    I think my anxiety is making it worse.
     
  8. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    I don't remember what causes it....but if the house is quiet I notice it more, a constant humming/buzzing noise.
     
  9. Spider-Who? ERMERGERD!

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    My old man has it really bad. He was a fighter jet technician on an air craft carrier while in the Navy. The constant scream of the jet engines did it to him. He's always got to have some other sound playing, especially when trying to sleep or he'd go insane. So he's always got either the radio or television on.
     
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    I have that as well, constant low pitched ring/buzz and was also on a Naval flight line for a short time. Whether or not it's from that I am not sure. Could just be from all the electronics, cars, and other wireless signals constantly running throughout society.
     
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    I can hear mine now, even with the TV on and people chatting.
     
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    The last couple of months I've been having a low pitched ringing in my ears that come and go. I thinks it's time to get it checked out.
     
  13. KalMart 239-Bean Irish Chili

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    I've been very lucky to avoid this, especially with all the years of rock/band playing I've had. My ears are very important in the work I do as well, and I've become both more sensitive and more protective about extended exposure to high volumes. In so many ways, I'd rather lose more sight than hearing.
     
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    It amuses me, and it doesn't surprise me. Why get it checked out?

    If you go deep enough into the silence and darkness you might be surprised by what you find.

    And NO I'm not trying to trick you. I first noticed mine, and other things, while conducting a series of sensory deprivation experiments on myself and I'm still here.
     
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    Well since you put it that way!
     
  16. C. Lee Superherohype Administrator

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    I hear it all the time too...what I was referring to was, I tend to tune it out while watching TV and the like...but when things get quiet around the house, then I pay attention to the buzzing. And like I said earlier, it's been getting worse lately.....after many many years I am now thinking about doing something about it.
     
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    What can be done to help it these days...are the recent medical treatments? Because I'd like to address it early if I do notice it coming in.
     
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    This reminds me of that X-Files episode "Drive".
     
  19. Zanham Registered

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    That's how mine is. I wear ear plugs sometimes, just because, and I really notice it then. At least it's consistent whether in public or alone.
     
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    I read that Hypnosis can help a lot and Tinnitus retraining therapy.
     
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    I've had this for years. Being a DJ and working with loud tools when I was in the navy didn't help me at all. I just ignore it because I've had it for so long it doesn't really bother me anymore. Every now and then I get a really loud tone but it doesn't stay for long. My advice would be to listen to low music when trying to sleep if its bothering you
     
  22. Spuzz The Spuzziest of Spuzzes

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    Don't you hate it when you talk yourself into the fact you hear a buzzing noise even though there isn't one? The mind is a powerful thing like that. I don't have tinnitus but I feel for you guys who do. Hope you find a way to cope with it.
     
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    It's not a big deal for me. Doesn't distract me or bother me one bit. Some people may be different though.
     
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    I've had it since I was a child and I think my ipod is making it worse.
     
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    Sorry for bumping this thread, but I've recently faced this problem. I guess the ringing in the ears started after taking medications. I'm going to visit an audiologist next week. But I'm glad that I've found this discussion, thanks for sharing your experience.
     
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