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post #9271 of 17599
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

 

I'd strongly encourage listeners here to heed this advice. After about 5 years of listening to hp's at what I considered a very modest or medium level, I know have developed tinnitus/ringing in the ears. It's constant permanent and incurable. I have no hearing loss as of yet. But this is a real problem that I feel needs more attention. 

 

This. Tinnitus is such a maddening ailment, although years of drumming and concert-going are more the culprit in my case. I find headphones provide a nice distraction, but I continually have to be wary of volume. Protect your hearing folks!

post #9272 of 17599
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I compared the Little Dot against the Objective combo at one point.  I came away selling the Little Dot and keeping the Objectives.  I did the same thing with the Objective combo vs Schiit Stack, but you can read my very detailed review and comparison on that from my sig link.

Yeah quite honestly I did not like the little dot paired with the HE-400. I was very underwhelmed the first time I listened to these headphones through a little dot amp. At first I thought it was the headphones that were off but I hooked up the HE-400 to a different amp and realized the pairing was just not working for me. 

post #9273 of 17599
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Originally Posted by stereolab View Post

 

This. Tinnitus is such a maddening ailment, although years of drumming and concert-going are more the culprit in my case. I find headphones provide a nice distraction, but I continually have to be wary of volume. Protect your hearing folks!

 

Having people around me constantly keeps me from raising the volume on my he400, so I guess Im fortunate in that regard. But still it's kind of annoying not having much privacy when I really want to rock out. I really feel for anyone suffering from tinnitus, an audiophile's worst nightmare.

post #9274 of 17599

Is tinnitus something you hear all the time or more when you are in a quiet surrounding?  Yeah the He400 does leak well, but more of a quiet whisper than anything.  Still can hear every word and instrument. Heck I thought it's leaking sound is clear enough to sound good.

post #9275 of 17599
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Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

Is tinnitus something you hear all the time or more when you are in a quiet surrounding?  Yeah the He400 does leak well, but more of a quiet whisper than anything.  Still can hear every word and instrument. Heck I thought it's leaking sound is clear enough to sound good.

 

Technically all the time, but for most people it's more prevalent when it's quiet around you. Some people have stories where it's unbearably loud, even when the surroundings are loud around them (I'd assume some war veterans and the likes where they're exposed to 110dB+ semi-frequently).

 

I for one am 17 but can only hear up to ~12khz now :). My tinnitus isn't too bad right now though.

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Originally Posted by AyeVeeN View Post

 

Technically all the time, but for most people it's more prevalent when it's quiet around you. Some people have stories where it's unbearably loud, even when the surroundings are loud around them (I'd assume some war veterans and the likes where they're exposed to 110dB+ semi-frequently).

 

I for one am 17 but can only hear up to ~12khz now :). My tinnitus isn't too bad right now though.

That's terrible man. What did you do during your teenage years that wrecked your hearing?

 

I'm 21 and could hear up to 19.5kHz fine. Tinnitus does come and go, but it typically is symptomatic of my lifestyle rather than damage to my hearing (e.g. if I exhaust myself one day AND skipped two meals, I could get episodic tinnitus that lasts 2 minutes).

post #9277 of 17599
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

That's terrible man. What did you do during your teenage years that wrecked your hearing?

 

I'm 21 and could hear up to 19.5kHz fine. Tinnitus does come and go, but it typically is symptomatic of my lifestyle rather than damage to my hearing (e.g. if I exhaust myself one day AND skipped two meals, I could get episodic tinnitus that lasts 2 minutes).

 

The 8th grade melodramatic era happened. Blasting $25 Koss In-Ears to Rap / R&B. Hoping stem cell research will come along within a few years so it won't be like this for life. For one, I miss hearing the ridiculously annoying buzzing of mosquitoes.

post #9278 of 17599
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

That's terrible man. What did you do during your teenage years that wrecked your hearing?

 

I'm 21 and could hear up to 19.5kHz fine. Tinnitus does come and go, but it typically is symptomatic of my lifestyle rather than damage to my hearing (e.g. if I exhaust myself one day AND skipped two meals, I could get episodic tinnitus that lasts 2 minutes).

What, food influences hearing/tinnitus? Never knew. I always get tinnitus after a concert or a long night out. But it goes away though.

post #9279 of 17599
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

What, food influences hearing/tinnitus? Never knew. I always get tinnitus after a concert or a long night out. But it goes away though.

Not food persay, skipping meals means low blood sugar, which produces a plethora of temporary symptoms such as light-headedness, fatigue, tinnitus, sleepiness.

post #9280 of 17599

Thank god I've never had any hearing problems (even though I tried very hard in the past). Must be terrible.


Edited by Okamoto - 4/2/13 at 2:34pm
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Edited by Okamoto - 4/2/13 at 2:34pm
post #9282 of 17599
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

What, food influences hearing/tinnitus? Never knew. I always get tinnitus after a concert or a long night out. But it goes away though.

 

I would get tinnitus after shows as well, except after a particular show the tinnitus never went away. My physiology likely made me more susceptible as I know many folks who have abused their ears more than I have and are asymptomatic. Now I have to accept my condition for what it is or face severe panic attacks as I have in the past. 

 

Edit: Sorry for derailing the thread

post #9283 of 17599

A friend of mine deals with tinnitus but luckily I've never has that problem and on the hearing that really has to be very annoying but hopefully you get that fixed in later years as you said the technology will be much better.  

 

I listen to my IEM's and HP's quite loud and I know its not good for my hearing at all but some how I can still hear up to 20kHz and down to almost 10Hz and since I listen to EDM mainly its pretty much a must to have good hearing to be able to hear everything.

 

On your hearing loss one of those cochlear ear implants might help you to be able to hear better.  I don't know if you could use IEM's but with headphones and hearing in general I would think would be much better for you but I don't know what they cost.

post #9284 of 17599
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Originally Posted by jerg View Post

Not food persay, skipping meals means low blood sugar, which produces a plethora of temporary symptoms such as light-headedness, fatigue, tinnitus, sleepiness.

Since you're a pre-med and all you might know more about this than most. It's about my ear canal.

 

The second bend in my ear canal seems extreme, it actually blocks the rest of my ear canal making it unable for me to insert IEMs in deeply. I do hear fine though. Could this have anything to do with an earwax build up?

post #9285 of 17599

The thread turned into a medical office lol

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