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2011-01-14 02:15:26 PM
I've had tinnitus for 15 tears in both ears. You get used to it after a while but it still sucks when trying to sleep or in a quiet area. This treatment sounds promising and not as drastic as some other so called treatments

better article here (new window)
 
2011-01-14 03:08:41 PM
Nerve stimulation?
i104.photobucket.com
OK, nerve stimulation.
 
2011-01-14 03:26:01 PM
I SAID HEADLINES THAT YELL BECAUSE THE PERSON IS DEAF OR BLIND OR BECAUSE ANNE FRANK BOMBED GERMANY IN PEARL HARBOR ARE STUPID SUBBY

rlv.zcache.com
 
2011-01-14 04:40:00 PM

DanZero: I SAID HEADLINES THAT YELL BECAUSE THE PERSON IS DEAF OR BLIND OR BECAUSE ANNE FRANK BOMBED GERMANY IN PEARL HARBOR ARE STUPID SUBBY



STOP WHINING SO LOUD AND LIGHTEN THE FARK UP, FRANCIS

/NOT SUBBY
//CAPSLOCK'N'SLASHIES, FARK YEA!
 
2011-01-14 04:44:13 PM
turn it up to 11, I'm just going to stand in front of the speaker at concerts from now on .
 
2011-01-14 04:46:35 PM
This (new window) is pretty close to what my tinnitus sounds like.
 
2011-01-14 04:52:47 PM
www.toothpastefordinner.com
 
2011-01-14 04:55:27 PM
I had tinnitus for about 4 months out of the blue. It annoyed the everloving fark out of me.

Turned out, I had an ear infection. Treated it, the ringing went away.

I was so happy.
 
2011-01-14 04:56:06 PM
It's not tinnitus. I'm just listening to dubstep.
 
2011-01-14 05:01:16 PM
This is good news ... for William Shatner.
 
2011-01-14 05:02:37 PM
Submitter:I said RESEARCHERS CURE TINNITUS USING SOUND AND NERVE STIMULATIONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 
2011-01-14 05:19:30 PM
I've got a mild case of tinnitus, because I have had a lot of very loud hobbies. I only notice it when I'm far from civilization, or during power blackouts. The constant low-level noise of modern life (refrigerator compressors, AC/furnace blowers, and the 60 Hz hum of most devices) masks it well.

I'd love to be rid of it though, because I would like to have the option of hearing absolutely nothing from time to time. Also it bothers me to know that something in my head isn't working properly.
 
2011-01-14 05:37:14 PM
Yep I've got tinnitus also. It certainly does get annoying but as someone mentioned you do kinda get used to it. That said, if there was a lost cost remedy I'd be all for it.
 
2011-01-14 05:45:40 PM
I've never been diagnosed with anything, but for as long as I can remember I've had a high pitched ring in my ear that we're (my parents and I) sure is do to the multiple massively painful ear infections I had when I was very, very young. Sure sounds like it could be tinnitus, though.

/also farked up my equilibrium, man do I get motion sick fast.
 
2011-01-14 06:17:18 PM
zunkus: Yep I've got tinnitus also. It certainly does get annoying but as someone mentioned you do kinda get used to it. That said, if there was a lost LOW cost remedy I'd be all for it.

FTFM
 
2011-01-14 06:54:55 PM
SHouldn't this have been written in braile?
 
2011-01-14 06:57:23 PM
I second the motion that the headline was rather lame. IT was way too easy and not very clever. Rehashing old Fark cliches does not satiate the audience. Its safe, but not very witty. The only thing worse could be a groan inducing "scientists create self aware robot, will find Sarah Conner"....
 
2011-01-14 06:59:16 PM
This news is too important for snarky headlines.

/eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
 
2011-01-14 07:00:27 PM
Zik-Zak: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

This about sums it up.

I've had tinnitus for about 4-5 years now from severe ear infections that my ENT said I was lucky I was not deaf as a result of. When I complained about the tinnitus he pretty much shrugged his shoulders and said "Yeah, it sucks". The thought of living with this forever is depressing, so this news excites me.

/FARK tinnitus sufferers thread?
 
2011-01-14 07:04:18 PM

High School History: I second the motion that the headline was rather lame. IT was way too easy and not very clever. Rehashing old Fark cliches does not satiate the audience. Its safe, but not very witty. The only thing worse could be a groan inducing "scientists create self aware robot, will find Sarah Conner"....


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buggerit.co.nz
 
2011-01-14 07:12:11 PM

Miss Nova: Also it bothers me to know that something in my head isn't working properly.


A lot of people here have that problem.
 
2011-01-14 07:19:19 PM
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

/sorry, what's this all about?
 
2011-01-14 07:21:38 PM
I have had tinnitus in my right ear since I was 13-14, probably from an infection but I'm not sure. It has gotten worse in recent years and any chance that I will have relief at some point is good news. The worst part(other than chronic sleep issues) is that sometimes I will hear strange things. For example if music is playing with a lot of background noise like in a restaurant or in a car I will only hear certain instruments/frequencies and they will be extremely exaggerated. While the rest of the music is almost inaudible.
 
2011-01-14 07:27:04 PM

WelldeadLink: Miss Nova: Also it bothers me to know that something in my head isn't working properly.

A lot of people here have that problem.


I should have seen that coming.
 
2011-01-14 07:43:17 PM
Meh, I just crank up the volume a little more to drown out the ringing.
 
2011-01-14 07:54:38 PM

improvius: This (new window) is pretty close to what my tinnitus sounds like.




Mine sounds different form the EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE thing but is still just as annoying to deal with. I got mine from cochlear Meniere's Disease. I will ask my ear surgeon if this will work. God i hope so.

This is how mine sounds...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQMY6x4e5U&feature=related
 
2011-01-14 08:37:52 PM

Miss Nova: WelldeadLink: Miss Nova: Also it bothers me to know that something in my head isn't working properly.

A lot of people here have that problem.

I should have seen that coming.


Oh? Sorry.
A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE HAVE THAT PROBLEM.

/I'll be in my attic.
 
2011-01-14 08:42:40 PM
Well-played.
 
2011-01-14 08:55:10 PM

SLOBODAN: cochlear Meniere's Disease.


Alan Shepard had that, and he went on to walk on the moon. I've just got tinnitus- maybe because I played in a rock band in high school, and then went on to have a job where guns and hand grenades played a role.

//EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE E EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 
2011-01-14 08:55:59 PM
i41.photobucket.com
 
2011-01-14 09:03:49 PM
Medical marijuana helps with mine. That is all.
 
2011-01-14 09:34:28 PM
This runs in my family. I have it off and on but it's easy to deal with... For now. My dad's hearing is completely messed up because of this though.
 
2011-01-14 09:36:53 PM
So is it TIN-a-tuss or tin-EYE-tuss?

/eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee myself
 
2011-01-14 09:48:06 PM
I think the yelling with the caps lock may have made my tinnitus worse.
 
2011-01-14 09:52:20 PM
LittleSmitty: Meh, I just crank up the volume a little more to drown out the ringing.

I just drink heavily, tends to numb the senses.
 
2011-01-14 10:11:52 PM
www.rogerclarkart.com
 
2011-01-14 10:53:18 PM
WHAT?
 
2011-01-14 10:54:20 PM

SLOBODAN: improvius: This (new window) is pretty close to what my tinnitus sounds like.



Mine sounds different form the EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE thing but is still just as annoying to deal with. I got mine from cochlear Meniere's Disease. I will ask my ear surgeon if this will work. God i hope so.

This is how mine sounds...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQMY6x4e5U&feature=related


Mine's about two octaves higher than that (Yes. Ouch) and tends to sit at just slightly below the volume of normal conversation. Perhaps I should go to an ENT doctor after this treatment propagates and see if it's effective. Since I've had my tinnitus since birth, I think it would be pretty cool to have my first silent moment in my life.

Buuut I won't get my hopes up.
 
2011-01-14 11:03:06 PM
Leishu: Mine's about two octaves higher than that (Yes. Ouch) and tends to sit at just slightly below the volume of normal conversation.

I can relate. When I was a kid with normal hearing, I could hear the ultra-high pitched whine of a television set running; I could even tell you how many TVs or CRT monitors were in a room or a house by the sound(s). Sadly, as an adult who has spent 25+ years torturing my auditory system with environmental sound damage from work and tools, and the occasional live-fire gun in a bad situation, now I hear that damnable noise all the time.

It sounds exactly like what you just described. The worst part? it comes and goes. Some days it's low enough I don't even notice, and rooms seem too quiet; right now I can hear it above the stereo in the other room. It's not enough to drive me suicidal-crazy, but it is *very* annoying.

If this treatment works out, I hope ObamacareTM covers it.
 
2011-01-14 11:48:15 PM

dervish16108: This is good news ... for William Shatner.


And for Leonard Nimoy. The explosions in the Star Trek episode "Arena" are blamed for causing tinnitus in Shatner, Nimoy, and DeForest Kelley, and I wouldn't be surprised if the red shirts with them on the planet got it too.
 
2011-01-15 04:18:40 AM
There are those who vehemently insist that medical testing on animals is immoral and should be stopped. Next time I encounter one of those types, I'm going to say "What are we supposed to do, test on humans? What about all the cures and treatments, many of them lifesaving, that we now have that we wouldn't have if it wasn't for testing on animals?"
 
2011-01-15 12:27:42 PM
*skims thread*

Wow, didn't realize tinnitus was so common.

/right ear rings off and on
//really freaking annoying
 
2011-01-15 01:27:39 PM
Had it all my life, it doesnt help when I try and compose music. for some reason, it seems to get workse when I listen to mp3s. Am hoping that treatment can help; am interested.
 
2011-01-15 02:32:25 PM
For me, it's like there's a cicada somewhere on my left. All the time. Buzzing, buzzing buzzing.

Cure can not come soon enough. I've had this for 7 years now, and I'm about ready to flip out.
 
2011-01-15 10:54:48 PM

thespindrifter: Leishu: Mine's about two octaves higher than that (Yes. Ouch) and tends to sit at just slightly below the volume of normal conversation.

It sounds exactly like what you just described. The worst part? it comes and goes. Some days it's low enough I don't even notice, and rooms seem too quiet; right now I can hear it above the stereo in the other room. It's not enough to drive me suicidal-crazy, but it is *very* annoying.


This. Mine is MUCH higher-pitched that that "test pattern" youtube link. I've had it for several years now, in both ears. Sometimes the volume is low enough that I can almost ignore it, but most of the time I have to turn the TV/stereo up in a doomed attempt to "drown it out."

Mine likely comes from too many head injuries and/or playing bass for years when I was younger, according to my doctors.
 
2011-01-15 11:26:24 PM

Jgok:

Mine likely comes from too many head injuries and/or playing bass for years when I was younger, according to my doctors.


Isn't it funny how so many head injury patients become bass players.

Why do you suppose that is?


/c'mon, you threw it right over the plate.
 
2011-01-15 11:26:31 PM
This is good. So far the only thing I've ever known of that definitively stops tinnitus is a cochlear implant....obviously, typically only done if one is severely or profoundly deaf in at least one ear.
 
2011-01-16 03:44:01 AM
Great now that people are talking about it I can't help but focus on it. Mine is about the same frequency of a CRT TV when it's on. annoying as hell in a quiet room or while swimming.

/underlined for why I hate you all right now.
 
2011-01-16 01:03:03 PM

PepperFreak: This news is too important for snarky headlines.

/eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


Ayup.

Been around a lot of loud power tools and loud cars without hearing protection. I use hearing protection now that I know WHY it's a good idea.

What bugs me is that my right ear (the "loudest" one) has a ring like a television tube, but my left ear is a lower pitch, and they make an imperfect chord.

BTW - "Loud rotary" nets a lot of hits on YouTube. Wankel engines are the most efficient way to convert gasoline to noise.

Vertdang: Great now that people are talking about it I can't help but focus on it. Mine is about the same frequency of a CRT TV when it's on. annoying as hell in a quiet room or while swimming.

/underlined for why I hate you all right now.


This. It wasn't bothering me until you all brought it up. Now it's loud as hell.
 
2011-01-16 10:43:51 PM

bill4935: Jgok:

Mine likely comes from too many head injuries and/or playing bass for years when I was younger, according to my doctors.

Isn't it funny how so many head injury patients become bass players.

Why do you suppose that is?

/c'mon, you threw it right over the plate.


Hehe, I get jokes about that all the time from friends and family. Actually though, I started playing bass before the head injury, so maybe bass players just naturally attract head injuries... either way sucks, I guess :P

Mister Peejay: What bugs me is that my right ear (the "loudest" one) has a ring like a television tube, but my left ear is a lower pitch, and they make an imperfect chord.


OK, now that would be far more annoying than what I deal with. At least mine are usually the same pitch in each ear.
 
2011-01-17 12:03:19 PM
I've had this since I was 8 or 9 and am over 50 now, so anything that could help would be a miracle.

It just hangs out making life pretty miserable. Background noise that I can't control.
 
2011-01-17 05:12:34 PM
Mine sounds like this (new window)

/sucks big time
 
2011-01-17 07:48:04 PM

relaxitsjustme: Mine sounds like this (new window)

/sucks big time


Interesting. Mine's similar. I have this (new window) in my left ear and this (new window) in my right.

Put them together and hijinks ensue.

/I know the rules.
 
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