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The Lounge>What's your level of Tinnitus
Hog's Gone Fishin 04:44 PM 08-09-2019
I've had Tinnitus for years. Being around squealing Hogs and lots of firearms. Going into a sow barn with 700 sows screaming for food at the same time is the equivalent of being right in a jet engine.

But whats weird is that I'd say on a scale of 1-10 my tinnitus level was always around a 4-5.

Since I sold my farm I have no issues with loud noise but about 3 months afterwards my tinnitus jumped straight to a level 10.

I don't understand why and there's no fix. It could surely drive a weak person insane but that's not me. When I lay down at night it's horrible !!!! and i can't sleep with a radio on to mask the noise so it really sux!

And yeah I've watched all the youtube doctors that show you to beat on your head in various spots and it don't solve the problem.

There's got to be an answer. Why can the medical community figure this shit out!!!!!

Thoughts?
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Hog's Gone Fishin 06:05 PM 08-09-2019
Originally Posted by srvy:
The closest thing I can compare it to is cicadas in the summertime thats what it sounds like. I think sometimes when allergens are in air it worsens for me.

I dont have a clue how it happened rock concerts went to many with ears ringing for days after. Worked around heavy machinery and equipment never thought to use ear plugs in 80s.

I have no idea how to put it on a scale have no idea whose is worse or better. I do know just one day I had it and thought it would go away it never did. I went to an ear specialist and first thing he told me is basically learn to live with it. He did a hearing test in the sound proof room thingy and my hearing was fine for my age. I left with handout material on how to cope and sent on my way. About 2 weeks later I received a 250 dollar bill that insurance didnt cover. Fought the insurance to no avail payed and just deal with it.

Same, to the tee.
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Buehler445 06:06 PM 08-09-2019
If I’m on a machine all day it is pretty bad at night. Otherwise it isn’t terrible.

I’ve been bad about hearing protection when tendering the sprayer. I need to remember.
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srvy 06:07 PM 08-09-2019
There is no test for tinnitus as far as I know except for questions the doc asks on what you hear. Maybe this has changed now because it maybe 15 years when I went to doc about. I thought it might be some inner ear infection or something.
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stumppy 06:09 PM 08-09-2019
Sounds like a symphony of crickets and cicadas. Always sleep with the TV on, it helps as a distraction.
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Hog's Gone Fishin 06:13 PM 08-09-2019
So why do we all have this? Do people in South America suffer from this?
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Rain Man 06:23 PM 08-09-2019
Originally Posted by Hog's Gone Fishin:
So why do we all have this? Do people in South America suffer from this?
We have tinnitus and they get buried under giant mudslides. It all evens out.
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Buehler445 06:46 PM 08-09-2019
If Iím on a machine all day it is pretty bad at night. Otherwise it isnít terrible.

Iíve been bad about hearing protection when tendering the sprayer. I need to remember.
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Bob Dole 06:53 PM 08-09-2019
I'm inside hearing cicadas. I have a difficult time hearing some females with high pitched voices.
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Bob Dole 06:59 PM 08-09-2019
Originally Posted by srvy:
There is no test for tinnitus as far as I know except for questions the doc asks on what you hear. Maybe this has changed now because it maybe 15 years when I went to doc about. I thought it might be some inner ear infection or something.
There is a test where you wear headphones and they play different frequency sound and you indicate which ear it's in.
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Bearcat 07:21 PM 08-09-2019
Mild to medium, I guess... ringing since I was a kid, and all the Metallica concerts probably didn't help. Sometimes, alone or in a very quiet place, I'll be like... holy shit, that's loud. Not terribly obnoxious day to day though.

Unless I'm thinking about it. Like right now.

Goddammit.
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srvy 07:26 PM 08-09-2019
Originally Posted by Bob Dole:
There is a test where you wear headphones and they play different frequency sound and you indicate which ear it's in.









yeah

i did that one in sound proof room but he told me its a standard hearing test and I was ok with my age consideration. He told me they diagnose tinnitus by symptoms and that hearing loss is not always that much affected.
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frozenchief 07:50 PM 08-09-2019
Ruger Mark II .22 pistol. Didn’t think about it. No hearing protection. Never expected any problems. But now I have a constant loud ringing in my left ear. Right ear varies. But it’s always bad. So a reminder from your elders:

WEAR HEARING PROTECTION


No matter what. Even if it’s just a .22
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Buehler445 07:54 PM 08-09-2019
Yours all sounds like cicadas? Mine is a constant super high pitched sound like a belt squeeling and it doesn't change.
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Buehler445 07:55 PM 08-09-2019
Originally Posted by frozenchief:
Ruger Mark II .22 pistol. Didnít think about it. No hearing protection. Never expected any problems. But now I have a constant loud ringing in my left ear. Right ear varies. But itís always bad. So a reminder from your elders:

WEAR HEARING PROTECTION


No matter what. Even if itís just a .22
One of my buddies had a silencer on his .223 and had me shoot it both ways. After I shot it without the silencer, I said, "OW"

He was like, "Oh sorry, I don't even think about it anymore."

I'm sure I looked at him like WTF dude.

Normally I carry ear plugs in my pocket but didn't have any that day.
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srvy 07:58 PM 08-09-2019
Originally Posted by Buehler445:
Yours all sounds like cicadas? Mine is a constant super high pitched sound like a belt squeeling and it doesn't change.
Spray some belt dressing in there.:-)

Man that would suck because that one of the most annoying sounds on earth.
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