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Old 26th Oct 2018, 22:10
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You don't know what silence sounds like until your tinnitus stops, tonight is my first night of silence for 10+ YEARS

Tonight is my first night of silence for 10 years
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 22:14
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How did you manage to achieve that?
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Ah bollocks, its back...
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 22:18
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It was a chilled discussion about our collective family differences and how life was moving on. Then the silence. Marvellous. Now low key, cool.
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I've had brain scans (nothing there in abnormality terms but there was a spongy thing there ), ear examinations (no problems) and then I found that it's an internal brain problem. Apparently when the brain has excess electrical energy it deals with it by tuning it to "apparent" sound waves. Bugger!
Tinnitus is the Latin for ringing, the sound in my head is more like a low level scream 24 hours a day 365 days a year

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 00:24
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Pretty common, I have 3 frequencies humming in my ears. Makes it tough when I do a hearing test - is that the test signal, or the standard tinnitus?? Lots of false "positives".
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 02:17
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Similar problem, but mine was diagnosed as a wife.

Quite expensive to have removed I'm told.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 02:20
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Originally Posted by currawong View Post
Similar problem, but mine was diagnosed as a wife.

Quite expensive to have removed I'm told.
Repeated head blows is rumored to deaden the sound
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 02:27
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But I don't like being hit on the head....

Ah. Understand now.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 03:04
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Some years ago there was a thought that tinnitus may have been related to metal amalgam teeth fillings. I had a lot and so had them replaced when an opportunity arose but no change occurred.

i suspect that it may also be related to loud noise exposure when very young - I came from a family of loud musicians and they were a little careless with hearing protection of the young ones.

I am keen for a cure!
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 05:15
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related to loud noise exposure
45 years in aviation, turbine helicopters etc can do that for you.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 06:14
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Still ringing, when I go to the UK it stops. When I come back to Bahrain it starts up again. When I am bladdered it stops, or maybe I just can't hear it Hic!
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 14:18
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I have had minor tinnitus all my life, bit like faint ringing in the background. Ive always thought it was the cogs in my brain and I only hear it when everything else is quiet. I quite like it and would miss it if it wasnt there.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 14:25
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hangingunfly, on the rare occasions it goes away it feels strange until I realise what the difference is. Unfortunately it usually returns quite quickly. Today is a constant tone in the left ear with two frequencies of constantly changing volume in the right ear.
The strange thing is I have far more acute hearing than my wife and can hear low level noises that she can't. Bizarre.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 14:36
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A pilot pal of mine found the "ear candling" can help. Maybe worth a try.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 17:34
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Then there was the dyslexic woman who complained about noises in her ear, and received a written report from the specialist. She complained to her husband - "cheeky sod says I've got tiny tits, what's that got to do with noises in my ears?"

Sorry LowNSlow, but I think a certain amount of poor taste humour is permissable on JB
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 18:10
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A pilot pal of mine found the "ear candling" can help. Maybe worth a try.
Not something I've tried myself. I can see the logic behind it; however:
According to the American Academy of Audiology, there is no scientific evidence that ear candling pulls out debris from the ear canal. Scientific measurements of the ear canals before and after candling show no reduction in earwax. Researchers even found an increase in wax because of the wax deposited by the candles.

In a study published in the Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, scientists noted the experience of a 33-year-old lady who came to an ear clinic because of pain inside her ear. After doctors examined her, they found a yellowish mass in the ear canal. She mentioned that she had recently undergone an ear candling procedure at a massage center. Doctors determined the mass was formed from candlewax that had dropped into her ear. When they removed it, the woman’s symptoms went away.

Risk of injuries

While there is no reliable evidence showing any benefits of ear candling, there is plenty showing its potential risks and harms.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to consumers and healthcare providers not to use ear candles because they can cause serious injuries, even when used according to directions.

The FDA adds that they have found no valid scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of ear candling. Instead, they have received reports of people who experienced these negative effects from using ear candles:

burns
perforated eardrums
ear canal blockages that required surgery

Ear candling increases the risk of these injuries:

burns to the face, outer ear, eardrum, and inner ear
burns resulting from starting a fire
candle wax falling into the ear and causing a plug or inner ear damage
damage to the eardrum
hearing loss
From Healthline.com

I have used the services of a micro-suction practitioner, for clearing excess wax. Micro-suction is purportedly safer than old-fashioned syringing. The latter is no longer available from GPs in the UK.

My tinnitus is the result of unprotected work in a marine environment. Nothing 'obviously' hazardous, such as large drills etc, just a generally noisy place. Enough to do harm with prolonged exposure.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 20:57
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Right ear - constant white noise, very poor hearing, virtually deaf. Left ear - excellent hearing.
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Old 28th Oct 2018, 07:57
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Steam hose hiss in left ear, little bells ringing in right. Hearing aids just up the volume. Getting better at lip reading. Benefits include reduced reception of nagging.....

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Old 28th Oct 2018, 08:14
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I have used the services of a micro-suction practitioner, for clearing excess wax. Micro-suction is purportedly safer than old-fashioned syringing. The latter is no longer available from GPs in the UK.
My wife is a nurse who operates her own micro suction clinics. I have had it done and it was painless apart from the noise.

Tinnitus is a problem with the inner ear which has nothing to do with wax which is a problem with the outer ear. Therefore, wax ear candles shouldn’t help with tinnitus as they supposedly are used to clear wax. Her ENT consultants do not recommend ear candles.

Basically the only thing you should put in your ear is your elbow.


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