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Stopping tinnitus

Postby Bragallot » Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:28 pm

Since I suppose I'm not the only one here who has it... Anyone have any idea how to stop it?
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Apollyon » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:10 pm

24 years of heavy metal... no hearing problems whatsoever.

Seriously, you should go and see a doctor.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Keldoclock » Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:20 pm

Sometimes it goes away after a few days, if not, theres some surgical techniques that can help.

The best idea is just to be more careful about your ears, bro. If I go to a concert or shooting range, I always take one of those little foam earplug packets. You can get a box of 500 off amazon for like, eight bucks.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Zupponn » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:45 pm

Headbang harder. It keeps your eardrums loose.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Bragallot » Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:39 am

Apollyon wrote:24 years of heavy metal... no hearing problems whatsoever.

Seriously, you should go and see a doctor.


I did, he told me to just 'ignore it' :? My hearing is still perfect according to him, but he didn't really seem to understand that was the problem. Apparently there's people making profit out of selling people useless supplements too. I mean, there's people who are saying it works, but there's also a lot of people who say it hasn't done anything for them... I've read a bit about the subject and the general vibe seems to be that the medical world hasn't really found a proper solution yet and generally people try and try for years to find a solution without much effect.

I've been having tinnitus for about 3-4 years now, I'm wearing earplugs when I'm going to concerts since I got it and trying to be mindful of high volumes , but it hasn't decreased.

One rather nasty side effect is that when I'm rummaging through a box of bricks, I can feel the sound of the bricks pushing against my eardrum almost like a drill.

What I found is some simple exercises you can do that help temporarily (yesterday it was completely gone for about 10-15 minutes after I did them), and also that I should stay away from caffeine (darn that's a shame), salt, exercise more (to reduce blood pressure or something, I think this could make sense as the tinnitus gets louder when I'm stressed out), get vitamin B and magnesium. I'm not sure if any of this will really help, but I'm willing to try anyway.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Apollyon » Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:06 am

Exercising is good for everything.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby BFenix » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:35 am

What kind of headphones do you use?
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Bragallot » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:40 pm

A single-earpiece one, which I never put on my bad ear.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby BFenix » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:53 pm

I was just checking if you had those that are like ear-plugs and go right into your ear canal. Those give a good feel of bass, but are the worst for your audition.

Anyways, could be wax accumulation, or an infection. Even an allergy.

I've been listening to loud music in the last 4/5 years of my young existence and so far so good.


Suggest you see another doctor, or go to the hospital, cause the one you went didn't seem to be of much help.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Bragallot » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:50 am

Well, I'm gonna have some proper earplugs made, the same center should also know a thing or two about tinnitus, I suppose. I feel the medical world hasn't really found many substantial solutions to it, though, but we'll see what they have to say.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Keldoclock » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:15 am

A big part of the problem is that tinnitus is you perceiving sound where there is none, so the only person who can really know if it is there or not is you, and so it is impossible very difficult to diagnose.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Silverdream » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:12 am

I agree, tinnitus is horrible. I was diagnosed this year.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Natalya » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:57 am

You get tinnitus from wearing earbuds or headphones, though earbuds are much much worse. Never wear that shit, it has fucked up so many people since they released the damn iPoop in the early 2000's.
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Re: Stopping tinnitus

Postby Bragallot » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:43 am

Yeah, whenever I see people wearing them, and playing their music so loudly I can listen (usually not headbang) along, I cringe and almost feel obliged to warn them.

I have the feeling it's slowly improving though (my ear hurts less, to begin with) and I'll also be getting some proper earplugs soon. When I go to pick them up in a few weeks, I'll probably also ask for some more information about tinnitus (they weren't very responsive when I brought it up the first time).
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