Whoooooooo's got Tinnitus!!??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by szvonek, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. No, and I always wear earplugs so I never will. Ha! Eat that sucker!

    14 vote(s)
  2. No, and I don't wear earplugs, and tinnitus only happens to old guys.

    13 vote(s)
  3. Yes, to a small degree.

    52 vote(s)

    17 vote(s)
  5. No, I don't have arthritis, but I think Grandpa does

    3 vote(s)
  6. Why yes, I'd love a carrot, thank you!

    9 vote(s)
  1. After reading the earplug thread I got curious about how many of us have Tinnitus.

    I think I do, but just to a small degree. The ringing is louder immediately after practice/gigs but after a day or so it gets a little quieter.

    So come on, raise your hand and be proud people!

    Btw, I usually wear earplugs...aaaaand go...
  2. I need to wear ear plugs....
  3. .....by the way, I wonder if 100 TB's crammed into a studio, if you could record the massive ringing emanating from their ears...haa...that's ridiculous...
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    A titch. I can hear it only when I really think about it, and have had it since as long as I can remember (I can remember it back when I was 6). It starts to stick out if the room is dead quiet, and then only when I think about it. Which is why I dig living in an appartment on the intersection of a pretty popular street: always the white noise.

    Never interferes, and I sometimes forget it entirely.
  5. The high pitched tone comes only after a loud practice or gig. Otherwise it's always a white noise with major high pitch hearing loss in the right ear :rolleyes:

    Most of that was done 30 yrs ago and 100 #'s lighter. At least in this band I'm not having to climb on the rigs, play and take the jump. Knees are shot too :D

    That was arthritis you said? :D

  6. Hearing is something that will not repair itself once you lose it. Wear earplugs and save what you have left!

    :rolleyes: Treena
  7. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Amazing. It's EXACTLY the same with me. Right down to the age.

    Are you my lost twin? :D

    I always wear plugs at concerts, in loud discos etc.
  8. I used to suffer from tinitis years ago before I went deaf, now I can't hear it anymore so it doesn't bother me.:rolleyes:
  9. Davehenning


    Aug 9, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I have that lovely "riiiiiinnnnnnnnngggggggggg"
    in my ears.

    I was stupid in my youth....
  10. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    mine rings in a d sharp I think.

    i hear it can get worse so i try to wear earplugs as much as possible now.
  11. I have moderately severe tinnitus, but I developed it long before I played bass. It's been suggested that the problem is the result of a lot of shotgun shooting while I was a teenager, as I used to hunt and trap shoot frequently without hearing protection. In those days, it wasn't customary to wear anything to protect the hearing. Also, I played the trombone in school for many years and perhaps that contributed to the problem as well (???). Recently, our church has decided to pull out all our cabs and monitors and have us go direct into the system, then use in ear monitors. I'd already been into a hearing specialist to see about ordering special earplugs for musicians. It's a good thing I hadn't ordered them yet because I don't see how they'd work with the in ear monitors. The new system won't be installed for about another six weeks, so I'm curious if anyone at TB has any experience with hearing protection and in ear monitors.
  12. megiddo


    Apr 5, 2003
    Houston, Texas
    Huh? What'd you say? I only notice it when my hearing aid batteries are fresh. :D
  13. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Thats not necessarily true...

    There are two types of Hearing loss
    one is sensory Neural hearing loss... that cannot be fixed

    The other is Condusive(sp?) which is temporary... or can be fixed

    But Loud music damages the Tympanic Membrane and what not so there for it is sensory Neural hearing loss and that cannot be repaired... so yes earplugs are good
  14. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member

    ...hellishly "rock out" I had this ringing. Especially when it was quiet. This predates my exposure to the "stereo era" and loud music.

    My grandfather also suffered from this. My dad won't tell. He likes to think he's got something on me I guess.
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    I don't think I do. I wear earplugs (3/4 or my band rehearses with earplugs) and kick myself for not at least bringing them to gigs to protect my hearing while other bands are playing. When that happens, I usually have a pronounced ringing for a few hours, but it's back to normal the next morning.

    If I cover my ears and listen closely, I can hear a slight ringing, as if I were imagining it.
  16. MauriLii


    Jan 19, 2003
    Kent, England
    Earplugs at all gigs. Yes, I have tinnitus. Fortunately I only notice it at night or in a very quiet room. In my case, however, it started for me as a child when I played violin both as a solo instrument as well as in an orchestra. (the violin can be VERY loud when you consider the proximity to the ears). Now I use Hearos (the ones with a diaphragm and not just a regular earplug). I can actually hear myself better because in spite of the fact that Hearos claims that they attenuate the sound roughly evenly through the audio spectrum, they do cut the highest frequencies (read: cymbals:) ) more than the bass.

    It can take a bit of getting used to, but once you are used to them, I'm actually uncomfortable without my earplugs in. It also doesn't help that I play with a very heavy handed drummer.
  17. justBrian


    Apr 19, 2002
    Surprise, AZ
    All day, every day. I have a constant ring. I've had it for years though. It's gotten worse, especially in my right ear-- that's where the drummer is. I wear earplugs almost always now. Really helps. I love music. In fact, I'd rather be blind than deaf, you know.
  18. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    bed has been living in my head,
    we'd rather be blind than deaf he said,
    unless we're dead.
  19. atldeadhead


    Jun 17, 2002
    Good Poll. I've got some minor damage. In a quiet room or if I concentrate I can hear a slight ringing in the ears. Nothing I can't live with but I sure wish I had been smarter when I was younger.

    As a teenager I listened to a lot of music in headphones. Of course I had the volume loud. I've played in rock bands for many years and I'm sure the hearing abuse via loud ass geetar's and cymbals have added to the problem. I've recently gotten a pair of nice ear plugs so hopefully I can stop the progression from mild to really bad.

    Music is soooo important to me that I'd hate to end up deaf.
  20. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Out of curiosity, how old were you guys when you started noticing Tinnitus?
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