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  posted on 2/20/2010 at 02:42 PM
I just went through a bunch of crazy hearing tests and found out I have some pretty significant problems going on. The bones in my inner left ear do not respond the way they should, and that alone is causing some hearing loss in the upper register. I have constant ringing in both ears, which is where the majority of my hearing loss comes from, due to the fact that I can't hear certain things over the noise. And then one of the hearing tests caused me to get dizzy, which I am going back to have CT Scan and MRI to figure out what is causing it. I am thinking I am going to be getting hearing aids relatively soon, and that from here on out, there are no exceptions for always having to use hearing protection- at concerts, playing guitar, talking to my wife, you know . . . everything!

Anybody else have these types of issues?

 

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  posted on 2/20/2010 at 03:24 PM
Huh ?......speak up ! I've been told that I have selective hearing.
 

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  posted on 2/20/2010 at 03:36 PM
I woke up the other morning and noticed my right ear was not working properly, but as the day went on, it straightened itself out. Made me wonder for a minute or two. I think it was sinus related, as that entire week, I was battling sinus headaches. Those headaches seem to have subsided now, thank God.

 

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  posted on 2/20/2010 at 04:16 PM
I have been struggling with significant hearing problems since June of last year.

Out of nowhere, I developed moderate tinnytus in my left ear which is still there and has not subsided at all after all these months, so I'm thinking it is is probably permanent.

I already had a more than moderate decrease in my high end response in my right ear...more so than would be normal for a man my age. Probably a result of many many rock concerts without hearing protection. I did not start wearing earplugs until about 15 years ago, so the damage was probably already done.

The worst part about it is the tinnytus in my left ear has been accompanied by a constant auditory distortion that gives everything... background noise, human voices, and yes...even music... a weird, metallic overtone that is hard to explain but believe me... is very freakin' annoying and really affects my ability to communicate and enjoy music.

I have gone the ENT and Audiologist route and neither has been able to help me.

I have adapted to a degree by blocking my left ear everyday with cotton, which dampens the distortion enough so that I understand normal conversation without winching, and I can still enjoy music at low volumes. I can also still play my acoustic guitar, though I think electric guitar is now pretty much permanently out of the question.

I've gone through the whole anger/depression thing and after eventually coming right back to where I started have now have pretty decided to accept it...at least the best that I can.

I do think my live show days are over however.








[Edited on 2/20/2010 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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  posted on 2/20/2010 at 04:41 PM
Sorry to read about folks' hearing problems.

Mrs. Sio has about 45-50% loss in both ears due to years of using a dictaphone over 25 years. She wears a hearing aid in one ear and that helps somewhat. We're looking to get her one for the other ear, but at $2400 each we have to save our pennies.

P.S. She wears hearing protection at concerts now.

[Edited on 2/20/2010 by michaelsio]

 

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  posted on 2/20/2010 at 05:24 PM
Wow. Sorry to hear that I am not alone . . . Kind of crazy.

 

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  posted on 2/20/2010 at 05:27 PM
Me too. I have about a 60 % loss in my left ear.. from jumping off bridges in the Keys when I was in high school (and supposed to be in class!)
I need a hearing aide, but haven't gotten one. If people are talking on my left side, I tend to smile and agree a lot.

 

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  posted on 2/20/2010 at 05:37 PM
My wife tells me my listener is broke.

 

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  posted on 2/20/2010 at 06:28 PM
Huh? Me too. I wear earplugs to a lot of shows now.

 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 11:03 AM
In the '70's, I had a Gremlin. With an 8-track. And a big equalizer/power booster.
Pretty much blew out my right ear. That, and a lot of other "up front" rock and roll.
Never found it much of a handicap. Helps tune out a lot of drivel, make it easy to tune out what I would like to tune out. I can usually manipulate around to get interesting folk on my "good" ear side.

 
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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 11:32 AM
Right now my hearing as been ok. As long as I keep tubes in my ears I am fine. Otherwise my ears close up and its the difference between night and day. Over time the tubes push their self out of my ear drum. When they are barely hanging on, I get this ticklish feeling in my ears and you can't get relief from the itch because you can't get to them. You know then its time to get them reinserted.

 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 11:37 AM
My father has been hard of hearing/deaf in his left ear since I can remember. He calls it “artillery deafness” from his time in the military. My mom finally convinced him after 40 years of not being able to hear to get a hearing aid. I think it was a vanity or ego thing with him that he never wanted to get one. My mom, and quite frankly, my brothers and I, pretty much had enough of the TV being on 11 and every question being answered with a “what? Or heh?”. We also noticed the last several years it got really bad, particularly in big groups or at dinners with more than 2 people; he was totally lost. He would sit there and just stare into the distance like nothing was happening.

Now he loves the hearing aids; it’s like a whole new life for him. It’s actually a great new quality of life. Kind of funny, but when he first got them, my mom had to ask HIM to turn UP the volume on the tv. Now he hears everything..perhaps it’s not a good thing after all!!

 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 11:46 AM
i experienced tinutitis after a few concerts and often is lasted more than a day. I now wear heavy duty ear plugs at all shows that I attend and remove them when you get some accoustic or low end music. I must have a supply of ear plugs that would last a year at home as i always forget to bring them and run around looking for a drug store near the concert venue.
It is really scary stuff when that ringing doesnt let up!!!

 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 12:00 PM
I do wear hearing aids and whenever something (music, chatter, etc) is too loud. It's nice to drown that out simply by turning off my hearing aids. I have 75-80% hearing loss in both ears. Last test put me borderline profound/severe hearing loss. Have worn hearing aids since i was 4 yrs of age (23 years ago)

It does take time getting used to wearing hearing aids when you've never had to wear them. Only time I take them off is when I sleep.


 
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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 12:02 PM
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Right now my hearing as been ok. As long as I keep tubes in my ears I am fine. Otherwise my ears close up and its the difference between night and day. Over time the tubes push their self out of my ear drum. When they are barely hanging on, I get this ticklish feeling in my ears and you can't get relief from the itch because you can't get to them. You know then its time to get them reinserted.


I don't miss those surgeries. Had it done 3 times to insert tubes in my ears.

 
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Right now my hearing as been ok. As long as I keep tubes in my ears I am fine. Otherwise my ears close up and its the difference between night and day. Over time the tubes push their self out of my ear drum. When they are barely hanging on, I get this ticklish feeling in my ears and you can't get relief from the itch because you can't get to them. You know then its time to get them reinserted.


I don't miss those surgeries. Had it done 3 times to insert tubes in my ears.





It gets so annoying for me, I can't wait to get back in there to have the tubes reinserted. Does your doctor put you to sleep to insert your tubes??? I am wide awake while he inserts my tubes. I was surprised the first time I had them inserted. I thought, aren't you going to put me asleep???? He said, come on, we doing them right now, with you wide awake. The relief truly outweighs the pain!!! Next time will be my 4th time, and he is talking permanent tubes.

 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 12:29 PM
I'm looking in to starting some therapy to deal with the tynnitus. Whenever it is really quiet it has been getting more difficult to concentrate on what I am diong because of the ringing. Darcie started running box fans at night while we sleep to generate white noise, which is very relaxing to me. I can't travel now without a white noise maker.

I wish the best for you guys. Truly aggravating situation.

 

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I'm looking in to starting some therapy to deal with the tynnitus. Whenever it is really quiet it has been getting more difficult to concentrate on what I am diong because of the ringing. Darcie started running box fans at night while we sleep to generate white noise, which is very relaxing to me. I can't travel now without a white noise maker.

I wish the best for you guys. Truly aggravating situation.




Hoping the best for you too. Can tubes help you out?? I know before tubes, my ears stayed closed and they also rang, buzzed whatever you want to call it. Just plain uncomfortable. Especially when I attended meetings. Or in a big room like a noisy restaurant, mall or wherever there was a lot of background noise. My hearing was terrible in those situations. Now that I have tubes, its much better.

 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 01:06 PM
Molly Hatchet and Joe Perry did some damage back in Atlanta in the 80s.
 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 01:45 PM
you have to be in the same room with me or I can't make out what is being said

my hearing is sadly getting worse

 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 02:14 PM
What?
 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 10:07 PM
When I began walking out of shows and my ears no longer rang I knew I had better get some good plugs

 

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  posted on 2/22/2010 at 10:11 PM
You probably already know this, but you can deduct the cost of the hearing aids if you itemize on your taxes. Also keep the receipts on the batteries as they are deductible too. The exam also..
 

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  posted on 2/23/2010 at 10:05 AM
I have tinnitus in both ears but different frequencies. Some days are worse than others. The left ear is worse. It came from using air tools when I was a mechanic. I also have TMJ which can cause it. I can actually hear music fairly well but I can't hear the person next to me at the same time.

I did read of a new treatment where they feed you white noise with the frequencies the tinnitus is affecting notched out. This is different than the masking technique.

 

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  posted on 2/23/2010 at 10:19 AM
I had my hearing checked and was told there wasn't really anything that could be done, the damage over the years was done and is permanent.

I too have ringing, pales in comparison to the yelling and arguing that goes on in my head...

Anyhow, concerts, lawnmowers, chainsaws, backseats in cars when we had those speakers in our youth...all contribute.

I wear these at concerts now, sure they look goofy, I don't care...they work great !:



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http://www.amazon.com/ETYMOTIC-RESEARCH-ER20BP-Fidelity-Plugs/dp/B000CC1RPS

 

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