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Old 30th December 2009, 04:11 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by dhaen View Post
Don't forget that tinitus can be caused or exacerbated by some prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
I take Zantac daily to control an acid reflux problem and that is one of the side effects. I can live with the ringing, not the burning...
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Old 31st December 2009, 02:30 AM   #72
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Hi the voice, sounds like Australia must still have a sensible legal system. In the UK despite the fact you told them and they are adults, your company would be liable for not making them do the right thing. I have had to take people into disceplinary to make them use safety precations, not to is considered a dereliction of duty of care.

It's a little more grey here. Both the employee and the employer have a legal responsibility for workplace safety. I look after my obligations by providing hearing protection and regularly instructing that it be used. If a worker on site "forgets" to wear protection then they are more liable than myself, although I still share some of that liability. I am supposed to ensure compliance, but in practice that can be difficult, I don't watch these guys every minute they are on site. What I also cannot do is ignore or let slide a direct refusal to wear protection.
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Old 31st December 2009, 08:47 AM   #73
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Originally Posted by Christer View Post
Maybe it dependes on what music you listen to but I sometimes
listen to music in headphones to make my tinnitus go away
at least for a while. My tinnitus is very much correlated to
how tired my brain is, though, and the right kind of music can
refresh the brain so it gets less tired and can mask the tinnitus,
or however it works.
Hi Christer. I did suffer from tinnitus for a long time but my learning is that it was stressrelated, at that time i was indeed. Maybe not everybody's course but still it was annoing while going on.
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Old 31st December 2009, 11:30 AM   #74
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Hi Thebrain - I doubt that would work as Tinnitus isn't a true auditory input; it is often a signal from a damaged nerve (one of the little frequency-specific hairs in your ear). So the noise you hear has electro-chemical origin, not acoustic.
im not speaking of actually sending the signal thru the whole ear mechanism.
tinnitus is caused by our small hairs in the ear that stay bent thus giving the brain constant signal of the specific frequency they resonate.
since there is no way to get inside the ear and fix the hairs
i thought maybe transmitting somehow the exact opposite phase sound wave to the nervous system responsible collecting the electro chemical signal from the tiny hairs..

hmm might be too sci fi though
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Old 8th January 2010, 02:36 PM   #75
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Do males with a bachelor status suffer less than than those with a married status?.

Just a thought, but don't let my wife catch me thinking. The ringing in my ears may be caused by sudden trauma.
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Old 20th October 2010, 06:21 AM   #76
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Has anybody tried what is said in this paper?


Seems to have a similar basis as retraining but this has measurable effect on neuronal activity?

But one thing they didn't mention is loudness and background noise.
Originally Posted by dhaen View Post
Don't forget that tinitus can be caused or exacerbated by some prescription and over-the-counter medicines. If you are on any regular medications it's worth checking them out.
I think ginkgo biloba is actually making mine worse? Or is it because my version of the medicine is made in my own country? Or because it was a doctor from a government-subsidized healthcare group? Or all of the above?

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Old 30th October 2010, 05:13 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by jfs View Post

Do males with a bachelor status suffer less than than those with a married status?.

Just a thought, but don't let my wife catch me thinking. .
----->The ringing in my ears may be caused by sudden trauma....Your wife obviously doesn't holla with you enough.
You really mean (activity ) ???

ps. I drive and fire steamtrains. NYMR and others... and pingin' in the ear'oles is taken for granted. Naturally I like my music LOUD.
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Old 5th November 2010, 12:23 AM   #78
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I've had it in both ears for years. It is worse in the left from being a right handed shooter. Lots of rifle and big bore pistol shooting. And then the rock concerts.

My hearing is still acute though. I hear things that others don't. I do protect it religiously now. Excluding rock concerts that is
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Old 18th March 2011, 02:05 AM   #79
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Tinnitus.. anyone else got it?
I saw that the "smart drug" piracetam ofton helps. As long as I take some zinc my
tinnitus is verry mild. But I may still try it because it seems it ofton helps stuttering also.
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Old 20th March 2011, 05:33 AM   #80
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Another tinitus victim here.. It's not really bad, but it annoys me sometimes. The CRT syndrome you know..
I've played in bands for almost ten years and no doubt that's where I got it, but going to concerts a lot didn't help of course.
My current band practices in a large studio and that's a lot better than the cramped little holes you ususally get. Our drummer uses a snare that's SO loud! His crash cymbal also..
I use earplugs on and off, but I just make sure I don't expose my ears to loud music too often, and treat them kindly afterwards.
I'm certainly not deaf, my hearing is very good, I can pick up very delicate sounds. And here come's the 'but..' I think someone called it the cocktail party syndrome? It's hard to follow conversations in a loud environment, misinterpreting words etc. Being a lot taller than most people doesn't help either, I find myself bowing down all the time.
This is the hearing deficiency that bothers me, the tinitus I can live with, especially since it's stress related. Time to relax bradda

All in all, at the age of 38 I'm doing pretty good..
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