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Old 21st December 2009, 07:25 AM   #51
gmphadte is offline gmphadte  India
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In here, if the power fails and when all the fans go off, all of us can here some ringing.
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Old 29th December 2009, 04:28 PM   #52
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Tinnitus.. anyone else got it?
Interesting reading:

BBC News - Music therapy 'may help cut tinnitus noise levels'
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Old 30th December 2009, 12:50 AM   #53
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Yes interesting. I'd wondered in another thread here about the possible use of professional hearing test data in designing the optimum response curve for your "personalized" DIY speakers. I still think it's an interesting idea. Where your test reveals a weakness/dip in your hearing, the speaker would be designed to compensate somewhat. Closer to how you would be hearing the content if your hearing was 'perfect'. We all have such a variety of freq response plots, especially those of us over forty, that it kind of calls into question the level of precision that is applied to crossover design "for the masses".

So here is an article that suggests I have it backwards... at least for any remedial/theraputic intent. Since the frequencies (as much as I understand it) in which we're likely to suffer tinitus generally correspond to areas of hearing loss, then we'd have to design a response curve opposite of that ideal I've imagined.

Dr. Smith had it right. We're doomed.

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Old 30th December 2009, 01:58 AM   #54
Frank Colak is offline Frank Colak  Canada
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I've had it non stop for about 25 years now. Very loud band in my youth. I can hear it as two, maybe more frequencies in the 4k range. One of them matched g# , I joked I could tune my guitar that way. Ignoring it works for me , although it's always there.
A long time ago I heard about some treatment that involved listening to tones that matched your tinnitus but I have never tried it.
I still find that I can hear a lot of things better then most people. It would be super nice if it went away but doubt that's going to happen.
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Old 30th December 2009, 04:29 AM   #55
Joachim Gerhard is offline Joachim Gerhard  Germany
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What can be done if it is really unbarable is you put a hearing aid in your ear that produces a more pleasant sound that masks the anoying sound.
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Old 30th December 2009, 05:59 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by MJL21193 View Post
It's my firm belief that you can be 99% of the way to stone deaf and still hear the differences between cables.

Originally Posted by tinitus View Post
I once read about scienists helping youngster with "stressed hearing"
I dont remember the details
But the treatment was rather loud music, in controlled sessions

The other day I got a bit scared as my usual modest tinitus got more agressive
I thought, thats it, new situation

I have been listening to music a bit attenuated fore a while, low level
Just the last few days I have turned the volume up a bit
Not much really, just a bit
And now my tinitus is under control again
I havent even noticed, until now
Coincidense ?
Blood Pressure will also change the frequency and of course intensity.
Good music and a glass always works for me ..
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Old 30th December 2009, 06:50 AM   #57
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The brain is much stronger then the body
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Old 30th December 2009, 08:38 AM   #58
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Tinnitus.. anyone else got it?
Interesting thread...
I have wondered whether it is possible to "improve" hearing by long term... and I mean years... of daily listening to frequency sweeps at just above the hearing threshold.
For example 2 to 3 khz for say 30 seconds, then 2.5 to 3.5 khz and so on using both pure tones and tones with harmonics.
Has any research been done on this I wonder... "the use it or lose it thing"
Note that I am thinking of sound at just above audibility... not the 100 watts in the ear "yea I think I hear that so I'm OK" test lol
I notice if you think you have dips in your response that often they may be caused by standing waves and cancellation and that lifting the h/phones away from the ear restores the "sound"
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Old 30th December 2009, 09:37 AM   #59
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In the googling I have done on this I turned up that zinc in the range of ~50mg per day helps from 30 to 50% of people with this in a couple of weeks. But don't over do
the zinc in large doses it can supress the imune system and cause a copper defency.
As pointed out here earlier aspirin and caffine can make this worse.

I gave up caffine a while back and started taking some zinc and my tinnitus is just
about gone haven't noticed it in the past couple of weeks. The zinc also cleared up
a skin condition I had that looked like Psoriasis I take the zinc a few days it clears up
skip it a few days and it comes back.

It goes without saying I am not a doctor and am not recomending you take any zinc
just passing on my experience so you might talk to your doctor ect..
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Old 30th December 2009, 11:07 AM   #60
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Originally Posted by svejkovat View Post
The other day I was walking into a building past some sidewalk construction and there was a seventeen or eighteen year old yr. member of the crew re-pointing the mortar between all the bricks on a fifty foot by four foot brick wall. He was only about five feet into the length of it using a 4.5 inch angle grinder. No hearing protection and, far worse, no mask. He was already caked with silica dust.
These days I'm a site manager. I just instruct the young kinds to wear hearing protection, sorry, they don't get a say.

The older blokes are much more likely to ignore me, and they usually already have some hearing loss. I still ask them to put protection on, but there comes a point where you have to accept they are adults and if they don't want to hear, well, what are you going to do?
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