Tinnitus

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  • microkorg0

    Worth a £20 try for you guys with tinnitus.
    Also for people without tinnitus it seems too, these help to take away the edge from sounds that would normally 'alarm' and 'stress' us which in turn should make us calmer.

    https://www.flareaudio.com/pages…


    • I have these in my ears now. They seem to help a little a few hours in.sea_sea
    • Great stuff! How do they fare for making sounds 'less harsh' like they claim. I don't have tinnitus but was thinking of getting them to tame noises...microkorg
    • ...like kids screams etc when you're feeling a little rough ;)microkorg
    • Lol honestly the first day I was hearing sounds that I hadn't before. They seem to filter sound differently for sure. They feel like they're going to fall outsea_sea
    • They're ok. I bought another pair that I found on Amazon for cheap with decent reviews. They're high fidelity earplugs. I like these better if what you want...sea_sea
    • Is to filter out the extra noise. https://www.amazon.c…sea_sea
    • The flare sit more comfortably but the etymotic actually plug the ears and filter sound clearly. You get surround sound ears. Takes a bit getting used to them.sea_sea
  • sted0

    15-16 years old: CRT display + desktop machine hdd + loud music from earplugs

    24-30 desktop machine hdd + loud music from earplugs

    30-35 desktop machine hdd + blood pressure

    35+ blood pressure

    • the buzzing after a loud concert is just your ear telling you "bitch, stop going to these shitty concerts"grafician
    • ^p.s. it was not intended for you sted, it was general advicegrafician
    • yeah but those usually go away after 2-3 days.sted
    • ^yeah! it's not tinnitusgrafician
    • so sted are you 35+ dammit mangrafician
    • Signs you're getting old, lol!OBBTKN
    • yeah i'm 30 inside :Dsted
  • plash1

    I've had tinnitus all my life. something like 30 years ago i experienced head trauma and became deaf in my right ear, the other sparked tinnitus.. older i get the louder it seems and now that i have a child, it totally gets worse the more stress i become.

    • I agree with the stress factor plash. These days lots to add to that list.sea_sea
  • grafician2

    AGAIN it has to do with blood pressure, fix your blood pressure, the tinnitus will decline damn

    • This post is elevating my blood pressure. lol xDsea_sea
  • dbloc2

    I actually get it when I'm dehydrated. Not sure what that means, except the fact that I need to drink more water.

    • yeah water helps with regulation of blood pressure...grafician
    • Yes. It's hot here, been feeling dehydrated. Just trying to pin point what triggers mine and the heat seems to be a common factor.sea_sea
  • Nairn2

    I've suffered from tinnitus in my left ear since a fairly loud New Year event a few years ago, when my partner and her best chum insisted in shouting into my ear every time they wanted to talk, which given we were all a little high on E was all fucking night. I spent the entire evening protesting that they shut the fuck up a little, to no avail.

    For the first few months it was incredibly bad and I was seriously pissed off at how it had arisen. Given time my brain gradually tuned it out most of the time, but sometimes it'd flare up again.

    Strange thing is, ever since I was a kid I've felt like it was impossible to ever hear perfect silence. Being a country kid, I remember when there was no wind or noise about and the quieter it got the more a certain pitched tone would kick in to fill in the void. I suspect it's a natural response to silence - some sinal proessing trick, aggregating a white noise to enable better pick up of discrete noises, or something. Tinnitus is that response, broken.

    Blood pressure might have something to do with forms of it too. I know I get a different type of tinnitus if I've been slouching around for a while and I can 'feel' blood pumping around my ears, resulting in a lower toned form.

    Also - and the reason (finally) I'm responding here now - my case of tinnitus has ramped up massively these last few days, as a direct result of swimming and, I presume, air pressure changes from flying. It's been a long time, you cunt. Not happy to hear you again.

    • i just read your previous post earlier and was gonna ask if it had let up any...kingsteven
    • i get an sudden biiinnngg that fades off occasionally but have been very lucky.kingsteven
    • playing in loud bands for years and rarely use ear plugs, some lads i play with have it bad now to the point i'm sure it affects their playing...kingsteven
    • haha holy fuck - what a bore am I, I made pretty much the exact-same long-winded post already, 4 years ago.Nairn
    • @king - yeah, it pretty much went away 'until I noticed it again' on occasion, where it'd bother me for an hour or two before I forgot to notice it again.Nairn
    • but think it's far easier to damage your ears listening to recorded music in headphones or at clubs because it has less dynamic range/ higher average level.kingsteven
    • Ha. I'm guessing it was NYE at the end of 2016 when I got it bad. How fucking fortuitous. Nngh.Nairn
    • hahaha. had my first post-lockdown rehearsal last week and it was terrifyingly loud, gonna take heed of these stories fo sure.kingsteven
    • Got mine in the infantry - too much loud shit ...thankfully my hearing is fucked now too! LolStatic_Line
    • heh, that's the spirit! Although at least yours was 'won' for a good reason...Nairn
    • LolStatic_Line
    • Lol the blood pressure thing is interesting, I intuitively checked my temperature noticing that it has become worse during the heat. Hmmsea_sea
  • sea_sea1

    Anyone find anything that gives any relief? I know this isn't Google, just searching for real experiences.

    • Mine flares up most at night when it’s quiet - I try to keep some background noise on most of the time! ...audiologist I went to said there’s no cure...Static_Line
    • ...but I can “train” my brain to ignore the ringing with some masking device/contraption/w... thingStatic_Line
    • I've read moving near nature or a forest helps a bitOBBTKN
    • Yeah heard about the training the brain concept. Thanks for the reminder I'll look into that.sea_sea
    • I'm ready for a nature move no doubt. The city can be quite overwhelming at times.sea_sea
  • i_monk1

    I found out earlier this year mine's due to a bone spur encroaching on the ear canal.

  • HomeCreative0

    In my right ear, I developed an 'apparent' form of tinitus.

    I can hear my pulse which sounds like walking on fresh snow in that goes in time with my heartbeat.

    It's never ending, gets louder when I'm stressed and drives me insane and worst of all makes me want to go snowboarding :(

    • that could be ear wax or water. get them pro cleanedfruitsalad
    • there are pro ear cleaners?Gnash
  • Ianbolton0

    I had a mastoidectomy replacing the infected anvil, stirrup and hammer in both ears with prosthetic ones. Since then I've had tinnitus.

    To be fair, I can only hear the loud ringing when I turn the music off.

    Apparently it's caused by damaging the tiny hairs in the inner ear.

    • that's one delicate operation. hope all is wellGnash
  • Bennn1

    we've been on the Moon but we can't fix tinnitus... come on humanz!

  • nbq1

    I got persistent tinnitus and use this (white noise) once in a while at work:

    https://www.noisli.com/

  • detritus1

    90% of the problem with tinnitus is in noticing it.

    Sorry, not much use, I'm sure - try and distract yourself: turn off the computer and go walk the streets, or something?

    • I think "go for a walk" is pretty much my default response for any body, soul or mind question on QBN.detritus
    • lolsureshot
    • going for a walk in loud traffic will make your tinnitus dissappearpinkfloyd
    • Either rub some dirt on it, or duct tape.stoplying
    • Turn it off and on againset
  • trooperbill2

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  • craigatkinson1

    I've got two young kids so I don't know if I have tinitus or not. I guess you should have kids.

    • pass the ncraigatkinson
    • don't get it. and pass to having kids.lvl_13
    • no offense to people that have kids. just not my style.lvl_13
  • detritus0

    So after a particularly noisy NYE party (that I didn't even want to go to) it now looks like I've joined you lot and now have permanent tinnitus.

    Yaay.

    • Mine disappeared over the holidays, I wondered where it went.i_monk
    • I had fireworks blast my ears. It should go away.pinkfloyd
    • i've had short-term tinnitus beforehand.
      This is different.
      .
      This is the end. I'm old Defunkt.
      detritus
  • i_monk0

    Yup. I've had it in my left ear for 13-14 years now, and I think it's creeping into my right ear. The past few months have been bad, with rare times that I'm not aware of it.

    • I suspect I might have Ménière's disease.i_monk
    • any other symptoms?pinkfloyd
    • All of them. Tinnitus, migraine, periods of vertigo (albeit rare), hearing loss.i_monk
    • The hearing loss came first, then migraines, then tinnitus.i_monk
    • This might fix it, Dana White has the same thing https://en.wikipedia…pinkfloyd
    • brother in law has menieres. really shitty thing to have. his hearing is almost gone.lvl_13
    • I should probably get properly diagnosed... and start learning sign language.i_monk
    • if you have it, cut out all salt from your diet. that is a big contributing factor in the aggressiveness of menierslvl_13
  • pr21

    Does QBN does vimeo links?

    or go to the website:
    http://shoulderthelion.com/

    • Heh, guess Vimeo works nowfyoucher1
    • Pretty sure that's been for a loonnngg time.ETM
    • Then, me no good with technology.pr2
  • ETM0

    My brother has bad tinnitus, to the point that with any quiet he has a white noise machine or headphones for white noise tracks from his phone. He goes nuts over long periods as he says it can seem incredibly loud. The theory is nerve damage from a very botched wisdom tooth extraction.

    I get a ringing from time to time when it's quiet and it's actually from muscle tension. Releasing tension in my jaw and/or neck reduces or eliminates it. I'm told that this is not actual tinnitus.

    So maybe for some, try stress/tension relief and see if that helps.

    • He also is a celiac, so one doc says it can occur from that too.ETM
  • detritus0

    I've always been very interested by tinnitus, having noticed as a child that I could never hear 'perfect silence' - the quieter it got, the more I would hear a quiet but constant high-pitched whine. Given I lived in the far off countryside, it got pretty unquiet-quiet.

    On top of that I'd get genuine tinnitus on occasion and would be interested by the fact i ciould hear a TV in a far off room whereas few else could.

    My poor Dad gets it pretty bad and has tried lots - I think he's had, like nbq above, some relief from white noise generators.

    This makes sense to me.

    As a species, we grew up near forests or oceans, sources of types of white-ish noise that we'd've evolved to grow up near, with whatever resultant impact on hearing that might have.

    Given we have insulated houses and cars and headphones only pumping in certain frequency ranges, it makes sense to me that our brains and eardrums could be over-compensating and getting shit wrong.

    As i say, the biggest thing with it it having it drive your focus towards itself.

    Every time I've had a bad bout of tinnitus I've ended up simply realising a while after that it's gone, and I've no idea how or when it happened, other than I know I'd forgotten about is somewhere along the line.

    • "As i say, the biggest thing with it IS having it drive your focus towards itself", soz.detritus
    • I passed some tests and the conclusion is that there is nothing you can really do besides white noise and hearing aids which I don't/wont plan on wearing soon..nbq
    • Yeah, I think the 'reason' for tinnitus is a good few years away from proper scientific understanding yet... unfortunately :(detritus
    • i think there are also different sorts too, with some perhaps being blood-flow related, from tense neck muscles and such. The 'in-brain' stuff's a cunt though.detritus