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post #46 of 181
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In bed at night I can hear it slightly, but its worse in the morning when I wake up... I have no idea why though
I have posted this elsewhere, but what mild Tinnitus I have is entirely related to clenching my teeth at night. A nightguard helped, but it did not eliminate it. My jaw is physically sore every morning when I get up, and so that's why it's worse in the AM. I had my hearing tested and it's above average good (I'm 39).
post #47 of 181
Tinnitus all day, every day for as long as I can remember. But, the mind is a brilliant thing - I only ever hear my tinnitus when I remember that I have it. Most of the time I forget about it and it's no problem. The noise is a constant high pitched buzzing sound, much like a (crt) television buzzing. I can remember this being present all the way back to being a small child so it's not caused by loud concerts or anything like that. Might be from sitting at the end of runways watching planes take off though.
post #48 of 181
Anyone ever get a ring of vibrating sound in their ears after a shower?
post #49 of 181
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Originally Posted by shiggins
Tinnitus all day, every day for as long as I can remember. But, the mind is a brilliant thing - I only ever hear my tinnitus when I remember that I have it. Most of the time I forget about it and it's no problem. The noise is a constant high pitched buzzing sound, much like a (crt) television buzzing. I can remember this being present all the way back to being a small child so it's not caused by loud concerts or anything like that. Might be from sitting at the end of runways watching planes take off though.
Actually children that have it don't even normally report a problem, because they basically have adjusted to it and don't really notice it.

It's with adults who have suddenly started suffering from the condition that you see real problems, it can be very hard to focus on anything other than the ringing. I know that once I start to notice it, it will seem to get worse until I can finally start forgetting it again. It's also worse after exposure to loud noises (like the plane trip I just took a few days ago) or if I have something like a head cold (got one of those too, my tittinus has really been annoying me this week).

Stress also plays a major factor, and in some rare cases the problem is a symptom of high blood pressure. However, high blood pressure tittinus has it's own name and is usually described as a "whooshing" noise.

I feel like mine is getting worse over time, but hopefully it won't become debilitating (around 1 in 200 tittinus sufferers become effectively unable to function and lose their mind because they can't think of anything other than the ringing). I guess if you are prone to depression you are more likely to suffer this rarer form of the condition.
post #50 of 181
So... as of this post 52 of us have no tinnitus while 93 of us do? That's kinda scary. By the way, I am one of us that has a mild enough case to where it doesn't annoy the crap out of me... but sometimes it gets pretty annoying.
post #51 of 181
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Originally Posted by moj0
now i definitely feel abnormal/out of place because i experience tinnitus.
actually now you should feel MORE normal because if you look at the poll results, tinnitus sufferers almost double non-sufferers. (52 non, 93 have it at this post)
post #52 of 181
Being a hi-fi forum and a thread about tinnitus the results are probably a little skewed from the general population.
post #53 of 181
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Originally Posted by markl
IMO, this is one of the most IMPORTANT threads ever started on Head-Fi. I feel we have an obligation to take note of these alarming results, and to caution newbs and elder-statesmen alike about the danger of this threat. It has certainly not escaped my notice. . . .

I don't know about you, but my own conscience is on alert due to this thread. I would hate for an off-shoot or side-effect (however un-intended) of this site to be a legion of deaf people 10-30 years from now. That would be cruel.
This is why I've posted the particulars of my own routine several times: to provide a possible recipe for avoiding tinnitus. To maintain healthy hearing, it's crucial to plan one's listening habits in noisy environments, as well as the cumulative hours one listens during a day.

When traveling, I always set the volume ceiling in a quiet environment, reduce the high frequencies when possible (even through bad EQ, if necessary) and monitor my listening time closely. I wear Etymotic Musician's Earplugs when traveling without music because I prefer to reserve my listening time for sounds that matter.

In my opinion, the worst risks to a listener's hearing occur during travel, especially in the case of IEMs. Faced with constant external noise, listeners have a tendency to turn up the volume to hear the bass. What they don't notice amid the urban cacophony is the shriek of the high end -- especially on a plane, train or bus -- which is what does the damage. This is why I often recommend the ER6i for travel: It has excellent detail, but its highs are slightly dampened.

When people complain of a portable travel amp's lack of highs, I worry about their hearing. I've never needed an amp in such situations; the sound is too indistinct (if the listening level is safe) to warrant such finesse. Besides, the last thing a traveler needs is the opportunity to notch a loud high hat while passing a construction yard.
post #54 of 181
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Originally Posted by jmpage2
Being a hi-fi forum and a thread about tinnitus the results are probably a little skewed from the general population.
That's to be expected. We're not trying to get a grasp of the tinnitus problem for the general population, just the HeadFi community, or more specifically, those that vote or post.

,
Abe
post #55 of 181
When IEMs or even regular headphones are used to mask urban background noise, or noise from travel it can definitely lead to hearing loss.

The problem, I think, is that a lot of kids think, well, if I lose some of my hearing, no big deal. What they fail to grasp is how dreadfull and debilitating something like tittinus can be. Tell them that they are going to hear loud ringing in their ears for the rest of their lives and in all likelihood they won't believe it.
post #56 of 181
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Originally Posted by MrEcted1
actually now you should feel MORE normal because if you look at the poll results, tinnitus sufferers almost double non-sufferers. (52 non, 93 have it at this post)
true...

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Originally Posted by jmpage2
Being a hi-fi forum and a thread about tinnitus the results are probably a little skewed from the general population.
LoLLL!!
post #57 of 181
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Originally Posted by allenf
The worst ever was after I went to see The Jam in Bath in early 1980 - I was just about stone deaf until the following morning.
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Originally Posted by shesmylovernow
You lucky bastard
Heh! Being old(ish) has its advantages
post #58 of 181
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Originally Posted by Skylab
I have posted this elsewhere, but what mild Tinnitus I have is entirely related to clenching my teeth at night. A nightguard helped, but it did not eliminate it. My jaw is physically sore every morning when I get up, and so that's why it's worse in the AM. I had my hearing tested and it's above average good (I'm 39).
Time to go see the dentist I don't get a sore jaw though...
post #59 of 181
Hmm, I'm not sure what to pick. My tinnitus seems to come and go - a lot of the time I can't hear it very well, but sometimes it suddenly becomes very loud in one ear or both. It's often very audible at night, especially now that I got rid of my fish tank and the noise from the pump and filter.

The thing that sort of worries me is that I'm only 18, and I've had tinnitus for a while now. I blame it on trying to drown out all of the kids on the bus when I was in junior high with my cassette player and the stock earbuds.

I don't listen to music very loudly any more. The volumes that I've heard others listen at is almost mind-boggling.
post #60 of 181
What do you guys think is worse. Headphones or speakers?
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