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post #151 of 172
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Originally Posted by FlyingFungus View Post


Haha yes back to the actual topic.

I don't listen to as much music through headphones as I used to. Most of my job involves driving around so if I'm listening to music, its through speakers.

But I too am looking to eventually invest in a set of good desktop speakers for low volume listening (I live in a condo) but also sound great loud.

Indeed, I worked in resturants so I got into speakers kinda. I only got as far as listening to my car speakers well enough to know that they sucked xD, they sounded like a cheap Mad Dog, very laid back overlly forward mids. Semi sufficent bass, tight to an extent with a little fatness. 

 

Non the less I might look into that Horhn Kit 

post #152 of 172
He could get a pair of near field monitors and play those at his desk to take time off the cans. Low volume.
post #153 of 172
Good news, I finally got a doctors appointment for this.

Doc said I have fungus growth and pointed to a place to get some tests done.

Hopefully I'll be cured of not only infections but tinnitus

Feels good to hear this (no pun intended)
ThomYorkeDancing.avi
post #154 of 172
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinnitus

Holy crap... look at the list of possible causes; everything from earwax to multiple sclerosis. Hopefully not all of them lead to permanent tinnitus.
post #155 of 172

i think i might have some sort of minor tinnitus. it all started when i shot a shot gun and a revolver at my best friends farm with almost no ear protection besides 2 small flimsy ear plugs. after i shot the revolver i heard a very load ringing sensation in both of my ears. i was was DEAF for a solid 30 seconds in my left  ear and was almost deaf in my right (i could barely hear my friends talk to me out of my right). thankfully after a few seconds i could hear perfectly again but the ringing stayed for a hour then went away. thankfully i don't think it did much damage to my ears (thank god!). i went to the doctors and they said i still had average to slightly above average hearing. but ever since then, once in a blue moon i hear a faint ringing in my left ear. that and it seems that bass is slightly leaner in my left ear then my right.

post #156 of 172

You are lucky that the ringing decreased over the days Zombie, because on some people the problem persists like the 1st day. Your ears recovered from that (almost)

 

Next time, use the proper equipment. 

post #157 of 172

I think the overall message is to be more conscious of our volume level.  I've been playing around with volume control and I realized that I need to be noticing the volume with not only what type of headphone I use, but the quality of songs effect the loudness too.  I find some recording is louder then others. 

 

It's so odd because every since I got the HE400, now when I go back to other headphones I realized I've been listening too loud on my other headphones.  Like for example the esw9 (I don't listen with an amp with these),  I use to listen to around 25-28% on my laptop and now I listen to around 14-16%.  The D2000 on the MM stack I listen to around 7 O'clock to 8.

post #158 of 172
Just got back from my 2nd doctors visit.

The medicine I'm taking now Is nothing compared to the old eardrops

I have to take pills every 2/4 hours, I cant catch a break it's only been 10 hours I feel like the pills are brainwashing me.

I hope this treatment is a good one, Doc said there's no plan B, but then again, it's only an Infection, it's curable
post #159 of 172

Hmm.., I think the first rule in 'everything' is what your body actually react in its natural state ..

 

For me, I've tried some headphones and I like Senn's very much, especially warm headphones like my adorable HD 650, I listened to it on acceptable level while listening to music, and I set it to 'theater' volume when I watch some movies ...

 

I've owned K7*1, and DT 8*0, The K7*1 is better on movies rather than HD 650, but after that I find my ears not normal, something not normal.., Ok I noted it, then with 8*0, and the result is the same, my ears feels not quite right, and then I find 650, and my ears feels normal after listening long period of music on normal volume level for my ears, and for movies my ears find it normal too, and now I ended up and have ended my search for headphones, I finally 'marry' Sennheiser HD 650. I am really thanks to you for your post in AIO (all in one) solution, because actually now I'm searching for that AIO too, and I think I will choose Grace Design M920 

 

In my experience after using K7*1 for some period of time, my ears start ringing, and maybe like what on other post has said, when it is not severe enough it will be gone by itself for some long time, but maybe it depends on severity of yours. I think you need to take a long break (years maybe) to give time to your ears to heal itself while not listening to loud volume, and be in quiteness, I hope your tinnitus will be gone by itself over some long period of time ...

post #160 of 172
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Originally Posted by RevMen View Post
 

The cheap earbuds that are packaged with iPods are doing unbelievable damage to the hearing of today's youth.  The lack of sound quality and isolation from the environment prompt people to turn them up much louder than they should.  It's an epidemic in the making.

 

Whenever I see some young person with cranked up earbuds on the train I talk about him/her about isolation, him/her trying to drown the train and surroundings by upping the volume. It's a shame how few really think about it afterwards but I've met the occasional young person again with actual isolating IEMs. 

post #161 of 172

I'm 27, and overall in good health apart from one thing - mild tinnitus. My tinnitus did not come from headphones, but came from performing in a heavy metal band on guitar, back in my high school and young adulthood up till the age of 20 years old. I also went to a lot of heavier concerts and also dance clubs. Now I have always worn molded earplugs, even during concerts - I have developed tinnitus over the years. My case is that my tinnitus only readily worsens when I'm tired, and generally always appears when its quiet - as a ultra high pitch constant noise. For me though, it is only very very minor and doesn't annoy me at all in its current state. I tend to listen to 40-50 minutes of music with a 20 minute break at all times. However I listen listen at a moderate volume out of habit, but my tinnitus has not changed or gotten worse in 3 years. At my last hearing test, I was told I have above average hearing for my age ~ so at the very least I'm going well in that regard.


Edited by UNIFi - 5/11/14 at 5:01am
post #162 of 172

Well, I have had what I'd call very mild tinnitus since 8-10 years or something (18 now), has gotten slightly worse. I generally hear a high pitched noise and some whistling sounds, though not always but always when quiet and sometimes also when there's noise around me.

 

As it is my ears are fairly sensitive and it will get worse when tired, exposed to loud noise etc. For example my alarm clock makes my ears hiss if exposed for too long in the morning, therefore I have to put a cloth over my clock. I tend to have a hard time tolerating some headphones too, HE-500 for example. It tends to tire my ears, sorrily.

post #163 of 172

Doctprate of audiology here....

 

Not sure if this has been mentioned yet, as I did not read all 11+ pages of this thread.

 

But there is a large list of medications that can induce hearing loss or tinnitus as well.   With any of your medications, it would be a good idea to do a google search and check and see if they are ototoxic.

 

Some examples of ototoxic drugs/medications are:

 

Aspirin, vicodin, viagra etc etc etc

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #164 of 172
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Originally Posted by zombie medic View Post
 

i think i might have some sort of minor tinnitus. it all started when i shot a shot gun and a revolver at my best friends farm with almost no ear protection besides 2 small flimsy ear plugs. after i shot the revolver i heard a very load ringing sensation in both of my ears. i was was DEAF for a solid 30 seconds in my left  ear and was almost deaf in my right (i could barely hear my friends talk to me out of my right). thankfully after a few seconds i could hear perfectly again but the ringing stayed for a hour then went away. thankfully i don't think it did much damage to my ears (thank god!). i went to the doctors and they said i still had average to slightly above average hearing. but ever since then, once in a blue moon i hear a faint ringing in my left ear. that and it seems that bass is slightly leaner in my left ear then my right.

 

 

Noise induced hearing loss, impacts the high freq. range, rather than the low freq.

Dr. John Moulton

Here at Noble, we craft some of the finest universal and custom in-ear monitors available today. 

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post #165 of 172
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Originally Posted by FullCircle View Post


Noise induced hearing loss, impacts the high freq. range, rather than the low freq.


Hi Dr. J, what about a large hole in your eardrum? Would that impact low frequencies?
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