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what's the ringing?

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

  1. swif1

    swif1 12oz Veteran Member

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    what's the ringing?

    Discussion started by swif1 - Apr 10, 2003

    does anyone's ear start ringing out of nowhere?

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

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    vinyl junkie - Replied Apr 10, 2003

    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...
     
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  3. swif1

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    swif1 - Replied Apr 10, 2003

    oh true.
     
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  4. KaBar

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    KaBar - Replied Apr 11, 2003

    Tinnitus

    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.
     
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    effyoo - Replied Apr 11, 2003

    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.
     
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    Krook - Replied Apr 11, 2003

    grrr...

    i hate that ringing:hatred:
     
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    KaBar2 - Replied Jul 20, 2003

    Effyoo

    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.
     
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    iloveboxcars - Replied Jul 20, 2003

    i get it randomly.. where i wont even be listening to music and only one of my ears go all crazy.
     
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    i11igul - Replied Jul 20, 2003

    do any of you temporarily lose hearing in one ear for like a minute, then its back just like that? now that shits annnoying
     
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    iloveboxcars - Replied Jul 20, 2003

    yes. i have always had bad ears though.
     
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    Born Loser - Replied Jul 20, 2003

    ring ring
     
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    MrChupacabra - Replied Jul 20, 2003

    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.
     
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    krie - Replied Jul 20, 2003

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