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Diagnose: Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by ganga, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. MyUsernameHere

    MyUsernameHere ?????????????

    Nov 3, 2007
    Lexington KY
    I got it too. I lost a lot of my hearing in my left ear (higher frequencies anyway) to go along with it.

    Sucks because I was always pretty careful when playing in loud settings. But I got caught in a couple of loud situations when I was in the service where ear plugs wouldn't have been a viable option.

    I've gotten pretty used to it, but it makes mixing down anything using headphones (or even wearing headphones for that matter) a real pain.
  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I use "Flent's Quiet Please" brand from the drugstore. They are great and cheap.
  3. hey


    Jul 8, 2006
    Cool, thanks for the info. Alas, I am a poor college student, so the custom mold is out of the question until next summer, or if my parents are feeling generous. I guess Hearos will be fine until then.
  4. ganga


    Jul 14, 2005
    Hey Jeff.

    Thanks a lot for your suggestion. The reason why I never used protection was because it was terribly annoying and uncomfortable to use (as with all protection ;) ). I think getting these custom made would be the best way for me to go. Even though they might be expensive it'll be something I can enjoy for years and years - plus I get to keep my hearing.

    Until then I WILL be using some cheaper hearing protection. I do not want this to happen to my other ear or worsen the damage to my right ear more. I've also put a dB limiter on my mp3 player to avoid going into the dangerous areas.
  5. I have a mild case and its terrible in all honesty. I can't stand to be in a "silent" place, it drives me crazy. I also find it sad to think how I will most likely never hear what is considered true silence. But it all stops today, as i just picked up a pair of Flent's "sounds great!" plugs. They are rated at 26 decibels.
  6. motleystew


    Apr 29, 2006
    Lewisville, TX
    I have tinnitus as well.. I am used to it and it only bothers me when it is very quiet and then I hear a constant high pitched noise. I wish I had always used ear plugs..
  7. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    I have a ringing as well. Until I read this thread I thought it might be both ear but now I think it might just be my right ear. Custom plugs are cheap relative to most pieces of hear that you have. I have them and they do take a bit of getting used to when you first where them. I wear them all the time when playing music unless its a quiet gig. I was shocked the last time I went to the local blues jam as to how loud the players were when I took a plug out. Put it right back in. Strangely enough I can actually hear people talking to me more easily with the plugs in when in a louder environment than with them out.
  8. Joey3313


    Nov 28, 2003
    Earplugs at every practice here.

    Some people find it odd, I think it just makes sense.
  9. reens


    Mar 16, 2005
    hot dang, I'm getting a set today! Especially at small gigs -- standing next to some very loudly crashing cymbals is no fun when you're trying to sleep hours later.
  10. whoatherechunk


    Apr 4, 2008
    or use vic firth isolation headphones.....
  11. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I swear by these....


    I have had the same set for 5 years. They are very durable and combfortable. I usually dont even notice I have them in. They lower the over all volume but you still hear all of the frequencies... just quieter.

    I would recommend them to EVERYONE.

    When I first started playing in a band, the cymbols were just way too painful to my ears. Earplugs are a necessity to me.
  12. 51m0n


    Jun 30, 2005
    +1 not immensly commfy but you CAN hear the band better than any other cheap hearing production I've tried, and after a gig you pop them out and your hearing is just super sharp.
  13. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I don't have it permanently but I have had it last 24 hours after gigs. This is why I argued and ultimately quit my last band because they (Mainly the gui****s) just could not get it through their thick frikkin' skulls that there was no reason to be so loud onstage with a full, high powered, P.A.! I just couldn't take it anymore! With todays technology, there is no reason any band should have to be so loud as to cause inner ear damage! Sure Rock & Metal music are based on being LOUD but not onstage if you have a full P.A. supporting you! Sorry! It's a very touchy subject for me. I empathise with you! Take care of what remains of your hearing! Hopefully you will heal up!

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