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Old 21st January 2013, 02:27 PM   #101
billyk is offline billyk  United States
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Since we are reviving this old thread...
One of the saddest days for me was about 20 years ao when the audiologist said there was nothing I could to "cure" my tinnitus and suggested I take up TM meditation. I had a severe ear infection, both ears, my left was swollen shut. I went to the audiologist about 8 years later and got the bad news. I am only good to about 10k in my left ear and it falls off rapidly from there, I can get to about 14k in my right... Oh well at least I can hear and still enjoy the music.
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Old 14th April 2013, 09:55 AM   #102
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HI this days he came back ... I made a small search look like I and some people around the world are fine with vinyl but have problem with digital !

any suggestion for a usb dac tinnitus free ??

Are dsd better ? I read that are more noise ...

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Old 5th September 2013, 04:24 PM   #103
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Tinnitus.. anyone else got it?
I worked hospitality in kitchens and subsequently a number of bars throughout high school and university (studying but not finishing EE, CS and Psych) and put the last few nails in the audible coffin working with electricians. I've a constant ringing in both ears and a sense of constant pressure in the right ear.

My only consolation is that I'm better off than my Dad, and he still loves listening to music; there's hope then I guess.

Shame that genetics suggests I've worse to come! Best I enjoy this hobby as much as I can now
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Old 5th September 2013, 05:16 PM   #104
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I was diagnosed with Sensory Neural Hearing Loss in the NAVY (1975). I was a radio operator on a P3-A/B Orion. Since my hearing was tested when I joined the damage was determined to be duty related(I volunteered for Sonar Operator duty but failed for tone discrimination).

I did my share of fireworks, firearms and concerts along with lawn mowers and attendance at drag races where the engine noise was so loud you could feel it beating your chest.

My loss was originally a 4Kz notch. It has now spread upward to 10KHz.

Interestingly enough, I don't play music very loud, and enjoy it below 60dB fast when wearing my hearing aids (don't remember the weighting, probably "C"), as measured with a cheap RS spl meter.

Since my hearing loss is "Service Connected" I get hearing aids at the local VA.

When I first got out of the NAVY, the local (Columbia SC) VA could not find any record of my being grounded for hearing loss.

I found a copy of the order when going through some records in 1987. When I was tested at Mountain Home VA I was not a candidate for hearing aids until 1990.

The hearing aids really make listening to music a lot more enjoyable.

Funny thing is, I can hear the chirp of an Ultrasonic dog training tool with the hearing aids.
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Old 5th September 2013, 09:27 PM   #105
nicoch58 is offline nicoch58  Europe
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I have solved the problem Rega dac !

wm8741 dac with the digital filter n5 , the apodizing filter ,like Meridian or Ayre filter
Apodizing filter don't have a pre ringing like the brickwall and dont have digital noise at out -100db on test lab noise stop band

discrete output ,smooth sound ,can found used ....well build ,usb only 16 44/48 but spdf 24/192khz no dsd

TINNiTUS free at last for me !!!
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Old 5th September 2013, 10:46 PM   #106
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Tinnitus.. anyone else got it?
Ofton taking about 50mg of zinc helps it some it did mine. I am 63 and have some high frequency hearing loss in both ears. In my right ear I can hear up to about
14k the left ear is realy different. I have some REVESIBLE hearing loss in it. Usualy anything above 5k I just can't hear at all. But if I take about 15 mg of manganese
after a few days i can hear up to about 13k. Skip it for a week or so and the hearing
loss comes back. To get 15mg I break up a tablet and only take part of it. If I take
a whole 50mg it sorts of constipated me and I am leary of taking that much every day as it is one mineral that can be a little toxic.

One other thing about high frequency hearing loss. Years ago in an alternet health
book Life Extention by Pearson and Shaw ( I may have spelled the authors names wrong and am not positive of the book tital.) There was a discusion of the drug Hydrogen. Now this drug is sometimes used in dementia with a dosage of between
.25 and .5mg a day. Well these dudes and a couple of there collages started taking it
in the 10 to 15mg range and notice it ofton restored high frequency hearing loss after
about 6 to 9 months. I think the people had to work up to this dosage verry slowley.
I think it runs about $90 a month for the .5mg pills so this could be rather expensive . But for those of you who can afford a field coil Feastrex it might be worth a try.
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Old 6th September 2013, 02:02 PM   #107
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I haven't kept up with this thread over the years so it might be a good place to mention the simple effortless technique that totally rid me of tinnitus, CPS (Cocktail Party Syndrome) and the occasional bout of Miniere's - see my post #12 on this thread.

Recently I have noticed a difficulty with picking out individual voices in noisy environments so assumed a re-occurance of the CPS and some low level tinnitus crept back also.

The good news is that about 50 hours of listening (about 3 hours a day at 'just audible' level) to the same original cassettes on the same ol' cassette player again rid me of this problem, so the solution does work after the last couple of years of pretty trouble free hearing.

The system out here is mainly promoted by the "Sound Therapy International" Group but similar systems and centres are readily available all around the world - see Dr Tomatis on the web.
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Old 15th September 2013, 07:30 PM   #108
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Hear is a test to see what freq you are hearing (IT LOADS A JAVA APPLET)


I hear between 9000 and 10000Hz,i cant seem to find it!!
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Old 15th September 2013, 10:02 PM   #109
jameshillj is offline jameshillj  Australia
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Suggest you check out the "Sound Therapy" people over there in Perth - from Google, it appears that a Simone Collins of "Totally Sound Health" in Canningvale is the Perth person for the Tomatis system

I use the 'old way' of cassette and tapes but I understand the digital method achieves similar results.

Curiously, I understand that hearing loss and degradation aren't automatically linked to age or genetics (mostly abuse/diet related) and despite 'official medical opinions', is relatively straight forward to fix for most people.

At one point when it was bad for me, I couldn't even stand upright with my eyes shut and doing the shopping at a supermarket a nightmare with included random 'deaf & dumb' hand waving included

Probably the best/worst 'considered opinion' from a 'so-called expert' (a consultant, what else!) was a $360, 3 minute conversation ending in "Go and get the pension, son, as your useful working life is finished" - not the best day I had!
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Old 16th September 2013, 12:32 AM   #110
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I don't remember when it started, or why. But for at least the last seven to ten years (starting sometime in my forties, I guess) I have had a constant high-frequency sound in both ears. It's similar to the background sound made by thousands of insects that you hear if you go outside in the evening, out in the country, in warm weather, here in southern Indiana. Occasionally it sounds a little more like a single tone, somewhat like the whine of a jet turbine combined with rushing air from a small nozzle (like being in a taxiing airliner that has rear engines, but not quite sitting ALL the way back in the tail). It seems to get louder when it gets to be past my bedtime. Maybe my brain gets too tired to block it out quite as well. If I'm thinking about something else, or doing something, often I can completely block it out, without even realizing it.

It doesn't seem to interfere with listening to music, usually, that I have noticed. But I do also have high-frequency hearing loss, down to 10 kHz or lower in one ear and 12 kHz or so in the other one.

Getting old isn't so great, in a lot of ways.
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