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Hey you. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Yes, you. :grin2: I have a curious question for you Tinnitus sufferers.

Have you ever identified the frequency of the ringing in your ears? Try a tone generator. (check your app store or https://www.szynalski.com/tone-generator/ )

Mine seems to vary, but I usually come back to around 7000-8000 Hz. Both ears are fairly close. How about you? What frequency do you hear consistently, day to day?

If you don't know what Tinnitus is, look here. Then go buy some quality ear plugs and learn how to use them correctly. :serious:
 

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Interesting...right and left often cut out at different frequencies...need to do some studying-up on this. Turns out my wife hears like a dog!
 

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Tinnitus sufferers, unite! I said, Tinnitus sufferers...

Hey you. I have a curious question for you Tinnitus sufferers. Have you ever identified the frequency of the ringing in your ears? Try a tone generator. Mine seems to vary, but I usually come back to around 7000-8000 Hz. Both ears are fairly close. How about you? What frequency do you hear consistently, day to day?
two_wheeled,

Okay, I am not a doctor, and I probably don't sleep in the right motels, either. ;)

I just want to say, there is now a medical fix for tinnitus. The right ear doctor can fix it, or at least make things quieter inside your head. I don't think you can get the right stuff Over The Counter, so see a doctor. Google it and maybe call around first; not every doc reads the new releases. It would be good to report back, with any success or failure you may have. Best . . .
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The right ear doctor can fix it, or at least make things quieter inside your head. I don't think you can get the right stuff Over The Counter.
Red, fer cryin' out loud. I would think most have issues in both ears at once. In reference to your words above, what the heck are the guys gonna do about their LEFT ear? :wink2:
 

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I have tinnitus pretty bad. Shooting guns, rock n roll in its hey day, riding motorcycles for 55 years including 10 years of racing 2 strokes in Motocross. My ears ring loudly 24/7/365. I frequently ask my doctor if there is anything new on the relief front, but nothing scientiffically proven to work in his medical journals according to him as of just a few months ago.

I'll google it, but I have little faith there is anything that can be done.
 

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I have it constantly but I manage to tune it out pretty successfully.

That is until, for some unknown reason the tone decides to change. Its not an abrupt change. Its more like a slow shift. Very annoying. And then I have to concentrate of blocking it out.



What really bothers me is the recent need for hollywood to incorporate that sound in movies every time someone suffers a loud explosion.
 

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I should add, if they ever do come up with a cure it would be AWESOME!
 

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I have three tones basically all the time. They are complexly different tones. I have the very high pitch tone, one that sounds like my air handler in the attic rumbling, and one that is kind of an in between tone. On any given day I hear one or two more than the others.

I believe that the loudness of the tones are tied to things I stress about. When it got bad about three years ago I was pretty freaked out about it and was looking into any causes for it. I had a brain MRI, went to a dentist to see if I had any damage to my teeth or roots as I had read that could be a cause. Some days my ears just played **** with external sounds. I also have an ENT I was going to.

Most of the really weird stuff and lack of hearing in one ear, then the other finally calmed down, and my hearing is good enough that I don’t need hearing aides. I reached a point were I decided to quit looking for a cure and just live with it. That has been over two years ago now. The three sounds are still there. One of them is pretty loud right now. But I’ve learned that I can live with it and most of the time I don’t notice it.

One other curiosity. I tried sound machines to sleep. What I learned is that my brain wants to turn up the volume of the tinnitus to be louder than external noise. It wanted to be louder than the sound machine.

I also have a prescription for Lorazepam. I take a small dose only at bed time to help me sleep. I don’t think I really need it anymore for anxiety, but it does seem to help me sleep and my doctor told me it’s one off the best things to take for sleep as it’s not really a drug with addition side effects.
 

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......I'll google it, but I have little faith there is anything that can be done.
To my post above, I think it's better to quit chasing cures. It just caused me to focus on it more which was counter productive
 

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Tinnitus sufferers, unite! I said, Tinnitus sufferers...

Red, fer cryin' out loud. I would think most have issues in both ears at once. In reference to your words above, what the heck are the guys gonna do about their LEFT ear? :wink2:
RaYzerman,

Funny guy . . . :roll: Shooters in particular may have a one-ear problem, though. Maybe the doc will give us a two-fer-one ear deal, depending on what is needed in each case.

Should have saved the source material for the fix, I guess; it floors me when I see the specialists lacking some recent information. I'm gonna go digging; I will recognize the fix, if I can find it again. It struck me as a simple fix at the time, nothing extreme. Anybody with good-or-better Google-Fu than I have will be welcome to join the hunt. Just a hint: it was not any Big Pharma stuff. Wish me luck.
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What I found googling is some mild shocking of the tongue that slightly reduces it for up to a year.
 

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Only in my left ear, comes and goes in intensity but pretty much always there. I try to ignore it as I don’t think much out there does anything except lighten the wallet.
 

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I have had tinnitus for 35-40 years, about 10 years ago I finally broke down and bought hearing aids, tinnitus is gone , after a day or two of not wearing them it comes back.
 

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I've had tinnitus for 53 years. The initial damage was done by the army when I was 17 years old. The B fools made us fire our military rifles inside an enclosed space, without any ear protection. This was compounded by 46 years working around screaming jet engines in the aircraft industry, and of course, a lifetime of riding motorcycles. I have tinnitus in both ears at around 3Khz, and my right ear is much weaker than my left ear, but I still have sufficient hearing to follow normal conversation, as long as the background noise is not too high. Most of the time I can mentally tune out the whistle, until some one mentions it, or something else brings it to my attention.
 

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Tinnitus sufferers, unite! I said, Tinnitus sufferers...

What I found googling is some mild shocking of the tongue that slightly reduces it for up to a year.
Ferret,

I hadn't heard about that option (sorry), but the fix I ran across was direct and simple, too.
It was not a treatment that used any drugs; I'm still hunting for the article, though.
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As I mentioned in another thread I have had this for sometime. 47 years as a machinist, loud rock and roll along with all the shooting I used to do. Mine is a constant high pitch tone. I don't know it it varies in volume or if it's just the fact that when I'm busy with other things I don't notice it much at all. It's when it's quiet here in the morning reading on the computer that it's really noticeable. Wife has been at me to get hearing aids and I have seen some reports that it helps clear up tinnitus. That may be marketing, but may look into it after the first of the year.
 

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Wow, I have had tinnitus for years. My left ear cuts out at 5,800 but my right ear around 2,800.

I knew my left ear was the better of the two but not that much.

Guess I need to make an appointment with an audiologist

Thanks for that link
 
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