let's talk about tinnitus

category: general [glöplog]
ah, [url=http://www.vavsoft.com/]Tinnitus Tamer{/url] was helpful in my case, i had also slight change in damaged ear (-15db). it helped a lot after steroid therapy. just use it often, your brain can really adapt to the difference.
added on the 2010-03-01 00:42:36 by comankh comankh
weirdly, i used to have tinnitus for couple of years about 10 years ago, but then it went away. which usually doesn't happen..

added on the 2010-03-01 01:58:20 by nosfe nosfe
Luckily, I don't have one. I had one for some days after a really loud party/concert and I don't want it back.
Does anyone know a simple method to measure how loud the music on your headphones/loudspeakers is? I would be interested in measuring it because I'm listening to music pretty much all the time and I would like to know if I'm listening at dangerous levels.
added on the 2010-03-01 02:26:51 by src src
I've *always* heard some kind of beep when there's no other sound around... so.. I guess I have it. Generally doesn't disturb me...
I had a tinnitus for about two weeks. It came from my vertebra of the neck. I could control the volume of the tinnitus by moving my head to the left or right.
added on the 2010-03-01 03:04:32 by Salinga Salinga
#ponce: yes, I'm reading about cochlear hyperacusis now, and it seems I was lucky to have it gone in a month without any treatment.

I honestly have no idea what caused the tinnitus to go away. After I stopped paying attention to it I also got longer periods of not even thinking about it, and suddenly I realized it was just gone. But I think it was actually gradually fading away in those two years, because I do remember in the beginning it was really impossible to ignore.
added on the 2010-03-01 09:00:23 by spinor spinor
Thanks to my stressful birth, i have this nifty beep for as long as i remember. Depending on my overall condition it goes from static sound around 8khz to fridge or heating alike noises. Music usually just makes the static noise louder whereas stress blends in the changing factors.

I got pretty much used to it since i don't know life without it. It's a psychic game after all. I guess i could also drive myself nuts trying to image what complete silence must be like. Oh well...
added on the 2010-03-01 10:05:47 by rp^frstl rp^frstl
well, it's not really possible to experience complete silence.


Cage, 1990: "It was at Harvard not quite forty years ago that I went
into an anechoic [totally silent] chamber not expecting in that silent
room to hear two sounds: one high, my nervous system in operation, one
low, my blood in circulation. The reason I did not expect to hear
those two sounds was that they were set into vibration without any
intention on my part. That experience gave my life direction, the
exploration of nonintention. No one else was doing that. I would do it
for us. I did not know immediately what I was doing, nor, after all
these years, have I found out much. I compose music. Yes, but how? I
gave up making choices. In their place I put the asking of questions.
The answers come from the mechanism, not the wisdom of the I Ching,
the most ancient of all books: tossing three coins six times yielding
numbers between 1 and 64." Qouted from the site
<http://www.english.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/cage-quotes.html> in which
it is also written "Joe Williams, who sent me these Cageisms, writes:
"My original source for the quotation was the 1990 PBS American
Masters program on John Cage which I have on VHS tape. [Some of these
occur] in a book called Silence: Lectures and Writings by John Cage,
Wesleyan University Press, 1973."
added on the 2010-03-01 10:28:38 by nosfe nosfe
i do have the "tv-tone", but then i always had it - i remember distinctly wondering around the age of 3-4 whether it's the room emitting it or so.
added on the 2010-03-01 11:52:01 by Gargaj Gargaj
For me it temporary appears and then goes away.
Usually appears after exposing my ears to loud sound or so.

That's what I once read about it.
added on the 2010-03-01 17:13:35 by Defiance Defiance
I used to have it, probably due to working at extremely high-volumed clubs every weekend... it got better though and now i at least don't notice it at all
added on the 2010-03-01 18:20:16 by Jcl Jcl
btw, mine was something like a sea wave passing by, and happened during all the day, or at least when I was not paying attention to anything else, and it was VERY disturbing
added on the 2010-03-01 18:22:12 by Jcl Jcl
nosfe: thanks for that quote, very interesting!

I usually don't notice my tinnitus noise, but after a concert or a party it can be quite bad for a week afterwards. Usually it's just a low to medium-pitched sound which fortunately isn't very high.
added on the 2010-03-01 18:34:39 by farfar farfar
@plaf : a week after a concert or a party ?
I strongly advise to take Cortisone asap after that. It's currently saving me from a new noise for the fourth time.
added on the 2010-03-01 20:14:40 by ponce ponce
cortisone? sounds nasty :)
well if you're standing right in front of huge speakers or at a concert with overly loud sound, it can be pretty bad.
added on the 2010-03-01 21:31:07 by farfar farfar
I have it, but I didn't notice it until stepping into an acoustically "dead" room, where I could hear all sorts of noises (my heart beating, blood flushing, eyes blinking, mouth clicking, etc). It was like a dissonant chord of tinnitus tones.
added on the 2010-03-01 21:43:11 by linde linde
gewoon doorgaan met luisteren naar harde shit
dan gaat de irritatie vanzelf weg
added on the 2010-03-03 03:51:03 by superplek superplek
I have a hi-pitched sound that came after a bad head cold and blowing my nose so hard it went through my ears. Got my ears tested, perfect hearing and I can only hear the tinnitus when it's quiet.

I did some acpuncture and it went away for like 2-3 hours once!

There is this doctor in Germany. Might be worth a look:
added on the 2010-03-04 04:27:39 by Phred Phred
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Neurostimulator-gegen-Tinnitus-962843.htm l

Neurostimulator makes the tinitus up to 40% quiter or it disappears completely
added on the 2010-03-25 00:12:20 by AND1 AND1
A story (in dutch) about a guy who committed suicide because of it : http://www.gva.be/antwerpen/essen/de-afscheidsbrief-van-dietrich-hectors.aspx
added on the 2010-03-25 01:32:48 by numtek numtek
TINITUSS? I can't hear you, iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikrusjkrusjiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii...

I destroyed my rightbackhalf of my brain in tree carcrashes.
I don't remember wish one.
But i use digibooster and fruityloops to create music to day.:)
I have a hard time hearing if the TV screen is on but not showing anything because I have the same frequency hiss in my ears all the time. Tinnitus? I don't know. I'm not really bothered by it in any case. Always protect my ears during concerts however.

(And I've always felt that the reason for the loud volume at concerts is so the crowd noise is drowned. I've been to a few concerts with lower volume, and got very annoyed at being able to hear the retarded shouts of each and every crowd member over the music.)
added on the 2010-05-19 13:28:48 by Radiant Radiant
Gargaj, I too could always hear a sound - from my earliest childhood on: I called it the "Raumklang" - because I too thought that is the "sound" of a silent room.
added on the 2010-05-19 15:15:00 by emu emu