Tinnitus sux

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  1. Half_Crazy

    Half_Crazy Well-Known Member

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    My wife and I...

    "Hear that noise?"
    What noise?
    "That whistling sound"
    If it's not louder than the ringing in my head, I can't hear it, so you're on your own.
     
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    Its a vitamin compound available at Walmart for the most part, Walgreen used to carry it too. Amazon has it.

    https://www.amazon.com/Lipo-Flavono...lipoflavonoid plus extra strength 100 caplets
     
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  3. CaliPhil

    CaliPhil Well-Known Member

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    @Half_Crazy . I Had that exact conversation a day ago with my wife. It wasn't a whistling sound but my reply was verbatim. That is funny $hit!
     
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    I've had it since I was a kid, 41 now. Dad has it from 30yrs in the steel mill, mine is from race tracks and working at the airport all of my days. I just call it my own music I listen to.
    Dad wound up getting a Cochlear ear implant and went from 100% deaf in one ear to hearing too good sometimes he says.
    I noticed it coming on worse about 10 years ago, its not just from the noise loudness but the pitch as well.
     
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    I think we all need medical marijuana,that will help right???
     
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    Your ears will still ring, you just won't care.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your situation. I've had it for about 15 years but the tone (high pitch) and volume is such that any amount of background noise tends to drown it out and I can ignore it. That said I can very well imagine it could be total aggravation if there was no way to easily shut it out. I'm not sure if there is any type of noise cancelling hearing aid technology that might help but that might be something to look into.
     
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    With over 40 years in aviation I also have tinnitus have to use hearing aids now and they are able to program them that help with the ringing and background noise.
     
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    Well I am in the club as well. They pulled a couple of tumors from deep inside both ears. 7 major surgeries over the years from since I was young. Ruined my flight career before it even started. So besides being mostly deaf the howling (multi-pitched) is there every second of every day at ridiculous levels. Nothing helps as it is permanent nerve damage. I just do my best to live with it.
     
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    50 stiches in head from drunk driver , machine guns in army , 32 years in trucks . On motorcycles since 13 . I wear ear plugs on bike all the time. At 74 years when I wake up I know that I am still alive . Have to put a little humor in a bad deal . Still riding but trikes are starting to look better .
     
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    Well I'm part of this club as well. I have been involved with many forms of racing since my early teens. I have also been a mechanic for over 40 years a heavy equipment tech for the last 26 years. I don't have it real bad yet but a low ringing. I do were ear plugs when riding sometimes and at times it seems to aggravate the problem. My biggest mistake of the past. I raced 2 cycle go karts on major road courses. For 10 years. A 17,000 Rpm 2 cycles inches from your head for 45 min. to a hour at a time could have a adverse effect on your hearing.
     
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    Count me in on this one too. Mine started about 5 years ago, might have been the helmet I was using but I would prefer to blame the kids. Before the kids I weighed 15 pounds less and had more hair too. Yup, must be their fault.
    I tried those pills and they didn't work at all for me but was worth the try.
     
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    Yep. Got it too. I just live with it. 3 yrs in Uncle Sam's canoe club of 'Nam, deck guns going off, drag racing, riding mc's since 1966.
    Some good suggestions here. think I'll try me some Lipo or Magnesium Glycinate. thanks
     
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    I don't have it bad. Mine's a very high freq pitch between 15k and 20k hrtz., and it's not very loud. I try to limit loud noises, but even riding down the road in a car will make it louder for a short time. The first 357 magnum I bought when I was 18 I shot a few rounds without hearing protection and they rang hard for a week! Later 136db car stereo's probably didn't help either. Low freq's don't bother it as bad though.
     
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    Sorry so many have a reason to have it. Me? not so much. I've had it since the beginning.
    I was about 10 before I discovered it was not normal. Been to several doctors, tried lots of "potential" cures even a lot of Home remedies, and natural remedies. none helped. spent a lot of $$.
    It is loud enough I have to purposely give someone talking my full attention to understand them.
    my Tinnitus has been identified to be at 7200Hz or 7.2Khz Sometimes it is lower volume, sometimes high.
    I fantasize about a silent night. Sometimes a TV in the background is the only way to get to sleep.
    I was told by a specialist that the tiny hairs within my cochlea and pressure are creating my tinnitus and short of microsurgery no other "Maybe" things to do. Overall each doctor told me it is a strange affection that in some people there is not a standard cure. works on some but not others.
     

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