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Any tinnitus sufferes out there?

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Good day all

 

Ever since Sony introduced their new HiDef walkman I've been reading a whole swack of info online about this "Audiophile" world and I must say it is overwhelming as the choices out there is unreal. 

 

My main tools right now is the ipod classic, Shure in-ear (the ones below 215 - whenever that was 3 yrs ago lol) and a set of Bose QuietComfort 15's.

 

I prefer phones that can block out outside noise as I can hear better past the tinnitus. I'm the guy that sits in a corner at gatherings because with all the people and other noise out there, I don't understand what people are saying....so I sit there with a silly grin on my face nodding my head :P

 

I would love to hear from other audiophile guys who have tinnitus (especially in the high freq hearing area and deficits) and what you use as I am looking at switching over to a player, in-ear and over-the-ear phones. My main choice for listening is Classical, new age Enya kinda music and 80's....my high school days :D

 

Diesel

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I have tinnitus, but from a car accident, which was a ~180db airbag shot to both ears. I can hear people just fine, just the ringing once in a while from the excess pressure. The Hifiman HE-4 work very well in giving quality sound without bring very bright, probably from the 86db max. sound pressure level. They are open though, so the ATH-W5000 are the best closed I have used. Then again, there are also the LCD-XC that I have yet to put on my head and listen.
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I too suffer from tinnitus. I have found a few things that help tinnitus, ie: limiting the volume, limiting listening time, taking frequent breaks from listening, using IEM's, using closed over the ear cans, using open cans in a very quiet environment all help to a degree.

 

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I prefer phones that can block out outside noise as I can hear better past the tinnitus.

 

I agree that the more you can isolate outside noise your tinnitus will be less bothersome.

 

 

 

In addition, I avoid live music where I cannot control the volume, and if I do go to a concert, I bring along earplugs so I can limit the volume. When mowing the yard, vacuuming, using power tools, etc, I wear earplugs.

 

Hope that helps

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Originally Posted by Blueshound24 View Post

I have found a few things that help tinnitus, ie: limiting the volume, limiting listening time, taking frequent breaks from listening. . . .

Yep. My tinnitus is flaring up just a touch today. I got new headphones and a new amp this week, and I have been listening too long and too loud. The too loud is the biggest problem as lower volume exposure can be tolerated for much longer.
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