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what's the ringing?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by swif1, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

    Joined: Dec 13, 2001 Messages: 7,067 Likes Received: 29
    does anyone's ear start ringing out of nowhere?

    i was told this happens when someone thinks of you.
  2. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    i was told it's called tinnitus, and it happens when you listen to too loud music or whatever too and i've found it to be very true... and very irritating... and i wish i'd used ear plugs more before it was too late...
  3. swif1

    swif1 Veteran Member

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  4. KaBar

    KaBar Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2001 Messages: 1,397 Likes Received: 28

    The perception of sound in the absence of acoustic stimulus. Tinnitus is a subjective experience of the patient. It is distinguished from bruit , a noise that can be heard by the examiner as well as the patient (usually caused by a blood vessel "pounding.")

    Tinnitus can be of a buzzing, ringing, roaring, whistling or hissing quality or may involve more complex "sounds" than that over a period of time. It may be intermittent or continuous. An associated hearing loss is also usually experienced.

    The actual mechanism involved in the production of tinnitus remains obscure. It may occur as a symptom of nearing every ear disorder, including obstruction of the external auditory canal due to cerumen (wax) and foreign bodies, infectious processes (external otitis, myringitis, otitis media, labyrinthitis, petrositis, syphilis, and meningitis,) eustacian tube obstruction, otosclerosis, Meniere's disease, arachnoiditis, cerebellopontine angle tumors, ototoxicity (due to aspirin, quinine, aminoglyceride antibiotics, some diuretics, carbon monoxide, heavy metals, alcohol, etc.) cardiovascular diseases (high blood pressure, "hardening of the arteries") anemia, hypothyroidism, hereditary sensorineural hearing loss, NOISE-INDUCED HEARING LOSS (rock music, loud machinery), acoustic trauma (explosions, gunfire) and head trauma.

    The patient's ability to tolerate the tinnitus varies. Treatment should be directed at the underlying disease, since if the disease can be cured, the tinnitus will go away. THERE IS NO SPECIFIC MEDICAL OR SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR TINNITUS, many patients find relief by playing background music to mask it, and even go to sleepo with the radio playing. ("It's that darned tinnitus, Mom. I need to play my radio all night.") Some people benefit from a tinnitus masker, a device worn like a hearing aid that presents a noise more pleasant than the tinnitus. Try giving up caffiene and cigarettes, that helps some people, too. Best of all PROTECT YOUR EARS FROM LOUD NOISES.
  5. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    Re: Tinnitus

    So, should I bother to go get checked out? Will my hearing decrease over time? Or should I just deal with it?

    P.S. I've been doing the radio thing for over 2 years.
  6. Krook

    Krook Banned

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    i hate that ringing:hatred:
  7. unconscience

    unconscience Banned

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  8. KaBar2

    KaBar2 Senior Member

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    Listening to the radio at "normal" volumes (i.e. "soft" volumes) won't hurt your ears. People use that to mask the tinnitus so they can sleep.

    But yeah, you should go get it checked out. I had tinnitus and hearing loss in my left ear, and it turned out to be an acoustic neuroma (a tumor) and I had to have it operated on. Now I'm deaf in my left ear, but WTF, better than a tumor, right?

    Go get it checked. Probably from loud music, but you never know. I thought my hearing loss was from gunfire in the Marines. Wrong.
  9. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 450
    i get it randomly.. where i wont even be listening to music and only one of my ears go all crazy.
  10. i11igul

    i11igul Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003 Messages: 1,810 Likes Received: 0
    do any of you temporarily lose hearing in one ear for like a minute, then its back just like that? now that shits annnoying
  11. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

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    yes. i have always had bad ears though.
  12. NOUM

    NOUM Elite Member

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  13. Born Loser

    Born Loser New Jack

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  14. MrChupacabra

    MrChupacabra 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Oct 10, 2001 Messages: 10,940 Likes Received: 683
    After going to a long local hardcore show and having my ears ring with an obnoxious high pitch noise for 3 or 4 days i decided it just isn't worth it and from then on i've been wearing earplugs when i go to shows. My ears still will ring from time to time just randomly, or after i've been wearing headphones for awhile and stuff like that and its definitely annoying as hell.
  15. krie

    krie Guest

    its happened to me before too
    ill be lying in bed and it goes eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep and itss annoying as fuk