Tinnitus & you

How has TINNITUS affected you & How did you get it ?
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How did I get it? Ted Nugent, ZZ Top, The Ramones, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, some local bands and a bit of B-52H mixed in for good measure. I’ve only gotten into firearms fairly recently and by then had been taking better care of my hearing.

It has caused sleep problems, mostly falling asleep. Then, there are the hearing aids I need to wear to make up for the hearing loss.

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Mine have been ringing constantly for at least the last 50 years. I’d feel lost if they quit now :rofl:

I started hunting small game with shotgun at about 8 years old, no hearing nor eye protection. I was building PA systems, mixing and recording for local groups around 15. What I think did the most damage was a week of cutting tin for a commercial building when I was around 17. We either didn’t have grinders or didn’t know how to use one, but all hips were cut with a circular saw with the blade put in backwards. The roof was a 12-12 so hips were long…

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My hearing damage started in 1966-67 with the m1 & m14. Followed by a 50 cal. Machine gun, followed by standing on the ground beside tanks firing 105 mm. Rounds with high explosives for Desert. Sometimes we had cotton but not so much. My hearing damage has caused friction in my household. My spousett talks to me as she’s walking away or talks to herself and I can’t tell if she is talking to me or not. I keep warning my son about ear protection while using loud power tools. Funny story is a very close friend started dating a whoman who he Eventually married. When they started to get it on she would tell him- I’m going to use foreign language so it won’t be blocked : Yetska dumel splotch me: he would just smile and shake his head and pretend he could hear what she said. They split
And finally got the issue resolved. He latter had a operation that fixed his hearing problem. I recently saw a video that said that tinnitus is caused by a Inflammation in the brain. The brain area also controls Alzheimer’s. Of course at the end of the video they had a product that you could buy to fix your tinnitus it was called SILENCIL. YOU CAN SEE THE VIDIO @ silencil.com. PS I TRYED TO WARN MEMBERS ABOUT POOR EAR PROTECTION BUT IT KINDA GOT BLOWN OFF.
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I worked for years in a very loud industrial environment. My boss had lost most of his hearing in WWII and said it was the worst thing that ever happened to him. He insisted I use hearing protection at work. That was contrary to the culture there. I am glad I took his advice. I took hearing protection as a mandate in everything I did as a result of that guy. Many decades later my hearing is still good. I use hearing and eye protection at the range religiously. I call a cease fire if anyone shows up at the range without proper protection and won’t allow firing to commence until everyone has donned it.

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Guns, rock roll, loud engines and screaming womens.:grin:

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My ringing is due to working in a factory setting shortly after high school. The machinery was so load that the other workers would blast music to drown it out:( A year after I left the line someone from management or more likely OSHA decided that people needed to wear ear plugs to work there. Wish I had known that before I started.

My hearing used to be pin drop incredible. Tested off the charts in school. Now it is just normal with the constant background ringing. I always double up ear pro at the range.

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Today I also put ear plugs in with ear balls over them. I was next to a 223 w/ a muzzle brake. Trouble was I didn’t hear the Cease-fire. I caught myself just in time. It’s nice to be able to talk to someone with electronic ear balls but it’s not worth it. I talked to some people w/ electric ear plugs that were pricey. Neither one of them was even close to 31 dB. I’d like a good none electronic set of headphones but they are bigger and make shooting a rifle Difficult.
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Bought hearing aids recently

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I use the NRR 32 or 33 foam plugs with some medium grade electronic muffs over them (NRR 28 I think). Seems to do a decent job while still letting me hear what is going on around me. Though I don’t go to indoor ranges and usually shoot at pits where it is only me and a couple other people at most.

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Are they for shooting or to help you hear ? :paraguay::paraguay:

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For helping me hear, but I shot a turkey a few weeks ago and immediately after I pulled the trigger I thought this is going to hurt. I guess with the tiny hole in the aid and huge sound waves from the shot it didn’t seem loud at all.

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Look up the specks to be safe. I take my hat off to you for getting them. My sposett is alway on me to get a pair. Sometimes when she talkes to me I just shake my head yes. I have troubles understanding some people because of the tone of their voice. I don’t remember where I saw it but it had to do with the speed of our brains processing syllables as well as hearing loss. I’m kinda a little
Use to symptoms of tinnitus. It becomes a very big problem when the pitch of the noise that I hear will change for the apparent reason or when I’m very stressed and having a problem going to sleep. Sometimes smoking a big burrito and having a glass of wine helps out. :paraguay: :paraguay: :paraguay: Only kidding.

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I couldn’t believe the sounds of birds and critters I had been missing in the woods. Volume on the tv is way lower as well… you don’t have to spend thousands.

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Johnny n Waylon avi?:+1:t6:

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They haven’t helped my hearing. I have a good set of ear balls and let er rip tater chip. CHECH IT OUT> ALL LIVE FREE GOOGLE> Silver Stallion> Help me make it thru the night.> ghost riders in the sky> America remains >Good morning America { the Highway men live on stage } now you got me going. Going to listen to some tunes right now. :paraguay: :paraguay: :paraguay:PS CHECK OUT TITO & Tarantila live > only after dark & back to the house that love built they are two movey sound tracts from Dusk till dawn & Desperodoes.

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I have no clue as to why I don’t have tinnitus or a bunch of other problems. Good genes and the Good Lord watching out for me!

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@Blacky my tinnitus is a combination of just about everyone’s reply. I’ll be back I think the door bell must be ringing, oh I guess not just me. I really should get one :hear_with_hearing_aid: of these :thinking: :us: :us: :us: :+1:

Al check out : silencil.com it’s a very long vidio about a tinnitus. Seems convincing. I’m thinking about trying it. If nothing else it’s a interesting twist on tinnitus. :paraguay: :paraguay: :paraguay:

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@Blacky Thanks I’ll check it out tomorrow :+1: :us: :us: :us: