Another tinnitus poll, please read post first.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Mcrelly, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. My ears “ring” ONLY when it gets real quiet.

    100 vote(s)
  2. My ears “ring” every now and then unexpectedly.

    85 vote(s)
  3. My ears “ring” ALL the time!

    70 vote(s)
  4. My ears make OTHER sounds when its quiet.

    7 vote(s)
  5. My ears make OTHER sounds now and then unexpectedly.

    17 vote(s)
  6. My ears make OTHER types of sounds ALL THE TIME!!!

    5 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Poll does not account for my situation. I've had ear ringing since crib age in both ears, but more the right ear. Further, I get "buzzing" around louder sounds (such as a trumpet or sax). It's like the ear can't process higher volumes of sound, so they start buzzing as a result. Again, primarily the right ear.

    I've had victims of Meniere's disease try to tell me that I have Meniere's also, because of my tinnitus, but I don't. Doctor said no. I don't have balance issues, though I greatly sympathize with Meniere's victims. For me, it's ear ringing and ear buzzing. Ringing always there. Buzzing there with loud sounds. I think the primary tone out of my right ear is an ultra high G#. I sat at a keyboard once to pin it down.

    As for treatment, an audiologist recently told me my life-long ringing and buzzing is treatable (which I do not entirely believe), but I have to visit another specialist first to see status with inner-most ear for buzzing issue. Meantime, bass has been a perfect instrument for me, particularly a Zon Sonus special that has three-way midrange control.
  2. Jassco


    Jul 16, 2004
    Playing bass since 6 years now (Jazz, Blues to Hard Rock). After ~200 gigs (100 gigs last year), many reccordings, many rehearsal, my ear rings all the time...i'm 21...

    Now i protect myself every time
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Mine ring fairly constantly at a low enough level that it's usually not that noticeable. Sometimes it gets louder for no apparent reason.

    A very weird thing happened last week. I was hanging out by the back of my house with my dog and an airplane flew overhead. I live about five miles from the airport and the plane was at full throttle taking off, but had quite a bit of altitude. The engine noise bouncing off of the wall behind me made really strange noises in my head! The sounds in my ears were louder and much more annoying than the volume of the actual engine.

    I didn't like it much.
  4. Tired_Thumb

    Tired_Thumb Guest

    I'm guessing it was an A320. Those things sound weird to begin with. :atoz:


    Anyways, since my last post in this thread, I'm now 24 as opposed to "just turning 21", and the ringing has actually diminished slightly at times. I credit keeping my headphone volumes low, wearing earplugs at all times during band practices, and actually getting on a good exercise program to increase my cardiovascular efficiency. Yes though, I still sleep with a fan on at night. :meh:
  5. good to see a thread like this.

    my band has recently moved to a very small confined area to practice in and i've noticed that after practice, my hearing becomes muffled for a hour or two.

    and now recently i've found that I have a ring in my ears once everything goes quiet.

    i'm wearing ear plugs from now on.
  6. WorkinOnIt


    Aug 17, 2007
    Houston, TX
    My ears ring constantly since Feb 99. One morning I woke up and there it was. Really freaked me out for awhile, but you learn to cope I guess since it's pretty much incurable. I hear it all the time even when driving in the car with road noise. My iPod will drown it out and fairly loud music on the stereo will too.

    For me, the volume varies alot with fatigue and salty foods. The more tired I am, the louder it gets. I can bite a pickle or take a sip of red wine and actually hear the ring get louder like someone is turing the volume knob.

    For those just getting the 'ring' - hang in there.
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