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tinnitus...

Post by losthobos » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:37 pm

I've got a bee in my bonnet...
Let's talk about tinnitus...
Who knows what re living with it...cures...etc
Thanks in advance...
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Re: tinnitus...

Post by Howie » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:34 pm

Me too. I don't know about any cures, except that some things will increase the ringing.

Regarding living with it, the only real thing I know is that it bugs me most if I concentrate on it. Hard as it sounds, ignoring it and trying not to focus on it, provides me with the most relief.

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Re: tinnitus...

Post by george garside » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:49 pm

I presume this has something to do with box playing, tuning of boxes etc and the effect variations thereof may have on a tinnitus sufferer??

The only thought I have on the subject, which may be totally irrelevant, is it dry or wet tuning exacerbate the tinnitus?
or maybe playing with or without the low reed set in play?

for what its worth I would have thought that dry tuning with low reed in play would have least effect, but again??????
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Re: tinnitus...

Post by JerryPH » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:38 am

It is a medical condition... a constant high pitched sound that is heard "in the head" more than anywhere else.

https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/all-about-t ... aQodrcoMrA

I've lived with a fairly non-intrusive level of this for most of my life. Likely due to my days of dancing in uber-loud discotheques as a teen and young adult... lol

For me more stress means higher or louder levels of it, and I can tell when I am very stressed when it gets bothersome. Right now, I just came back from a horrible day at work, and it's pretty evident. For me it's not a hum or whooshing sound, but a constant very high unchanging note that never ends.

As mentioned, ignoring it seems to work best for me too.
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Post by Stephen Hawkins » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:53 am

My tinnitus comes on only occasionally but it is, thankfully, of short duration. I have had it for years now, but it is so mild as to be almost irrelevant.

One of my nieces suffers quite badly with it, and it can really get her down.

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Post by losthobos » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:44 am

Thankyou....i can generally ignore
Stephen..interesting that is intermittent ...I'd say might is sporadic...sometimes softer sometimes louder....worse when I'm driving
Have considered wether linking to hay fever, colds, allergy....would be very interested to find the 'triggers' and avoid them if possible...
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Post by george garside » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:14 pm

so are we saying that box playing does not exacerbate or bring on an episode of tinnitus

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Post by george garside » Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:15 pm

so are we saying that box playing does not exacerbate or bring on an episode of tinnitus

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Post by Shand79MorinoMan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:39 pm

My Tinnitus was caused by clay pigeon and game shooting. I had to make a choice keep shooting and go completely deaf and not be able to hear my box. That was 30 years ago My Box won the day!
I manage my tinnitus fairly well the main irritant are very loud music usually caused by some of the bands who play at accordion and fiddle clubs. They seem to think that the audience at all deaf and cannot hear them. The best way to hear them is for them to play with out all this fancy equipment turned on full bore !
I think if you play too loudly it only encourages the audience to start talking which gives me the impression that they are not really interested in what is being played. Another sauce of activation is badly set up equipment which starts to scream and make very unpleasant noises. These things are very painful at the time and will guarantee my tinnitus to start screaming around 2am when I am woken up with very high pitched screaming in both ears and fortunately does not last too long.
Once a week a group of us gather to play a few tunes. there can be 25 accordions, ten fiddles, two drummers and a pianist. The leader uses an accordion with midi and there are two mics to which we all to go to take turn in leading the group, the resultant sound is really good and I never have any problems with tinnitus attacks.
I would add that I always turn my hearing aids off as they amplify everything far to much. When the going gets tough I resort to using ear plugs!!
Finally, If loud noises in the work place are governed by the number of decibels that are allowed why oh! why is it allowed every where else when we all know it can lead to hearing and deafness. I have heard street buskers who were so loud it really hurt my ears and must have made the shop and office works lives totally miserable. END OF RANT!! :hb {} :ch
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Re: tinnitus...

Post by Glenn » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:44 pm

losthobos wrote:I've got a bee in my bonnet...
Let's talk about tinnitus...
Who knows what re living with it...cures...etc
Thanks in advance...
Maybe a stupid question but I assume you've spoken to a medical specialist about this?


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