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Ringing ears after using headphones?

post #1 of 42
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Are ringing ears normal for first adjusting to headphones (HD580s)? I play at very quiet volumes and afterwards my ears always ring. Is it just that I'm not used to such clarity of sound? This never happens no matter how loud I listen to my speakers.

Perhaps it's that I'm using this Toshiba Virtual Sound program which increases both bass and treble, so even though I think I'm at a low volume, higher volume high frequencies are reaching my ears? :shrug:

Never happened with my ER4Ps when I owned them a year or two ago.
post #2 of 42
Ringing in the ears is called tinnitus, and its your body's way of telling you the volume is too high.
post #3 of 42
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Ringing in the ears is called tinnitus, and its your body's way of telling you the volume is too high.
It's really faint ringing, and I'm 100% positive I'm listening at low volumes. Maybe it's just the duration, I've completely ditched my PC speakers.

But if I let anyone listen to my headphones they have to at least double the volume to listen comfortably. Maybe I'm just really sensitive, I've always had great hearing.
post #4 of 42
I have had tinnitus for about a year now. I think it was caused by my iBuds too loud. I aslo have great hearing. I got a bass line test done and the results turned out I can hear at 0db. I can offically hear nothing . So even if you have great hearing you can get tinnitus. But by all means go to the doctor and get it checked out, the sooner the better.
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It's really faint ringing, and I'm 100% positive I'm listening at low volumes. Maybe it's just the duration, I've completely ditched my PC speakers.

But if I let anyone listen to my headphones they have to at least double the volume to listen comfortably. Maybe I'm just really sensitive, I've always had great hearing.
If you want to go that far, you could buy an SPL meter from somewhere like Radio Shack. If most of your music stays at less than 85dB then you're safe. Alternatively you could give a local audiologist a call, and see what they think.
post #6 of 42
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If you want to go that far, you could buy an SPL meter from somewhere like Radio Shack. If most of your music stays at less than 85dB then you're safe. Alternatively you could give a local audiologist a call, and see what they think.
Alright. I'll schedule an appointment before I head back to college. Also I guess I need my ears cleaned again, a year or so ago I heard much better after they took this baby out by sheer coincidence (I had no clue I had anything other than earwax in my ears).



post #7 of 42
Okay. That's disgusting.

-The Grinman
post #8 of 42
This is my speachless face.
post #9 of 42
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Alright. I'll schedule an appointment before I head back to college. Also I guess I need my ears cleaned again, a year or so ago I heard much better after they took this baby out by sheer coincidence (I had no clue I had anything other than earwax in my ears).



dude wtf is that?
post #10 of 42
Reminds me to never again buy headphones used
post #11 of 42
Ew did you HAVE to post that pic?
post #12 of 42
I'm surprised it had died already when you woke up in the morning. Aren't the roaches supposed to be some kind of great survivalists! Or has this been some kind of an evil joke of your friends?
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I'm surprised it had died already when you woke up in the morning. Aren't the roaches supposed to be some kind of great survivalists! Or has this been some kind of an evil joke of your friends?
It probably drowned in all that earwax.


∴ It could be said his earwax is more powerful than a nuclear bomb.
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I'm surprised it had died already when you woke up in the morning. Aren't the roaches supposed to be some kind of great survivalists! Or has this been some kind of an evil joke of your friends?
Actually I'm pretty sure it was there for at least a few months, this arabic guy that lives on the first floor of our apartment building brought in some roach infested furniture off the street and infested the whole building as a result. So it must've crawled in one night and I probably switched sides on a pillow and got stuck.

I remember my ear itching like MAD for a few days a while before I actually got them cleaned, so I used my pinky to scratch it (unknowingly poking and squishing the roach inside), resorting to Q-tips later on. Gives me the chills knowing I was manipulating a dead roach inside my ear for weeks before finally getting it out. Man, what a surprise that was. Especially for the doctor's assistant, she was like "what the **** is this on the vacuum? A ROACH AHAHAHAHAHA".
post #15 of 42
what. the. fudge?
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