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(HealthDay)   Scientists say a new therapy may ease severe ringing in the ears. Patients immediately advised to avoid all stores with a Salvation Army kettle   (consumer.healthday.com) divider line 33
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2013-12-09 11:18:11 AM
WHAT?
 
2013-12-09 11:19:36 AM
Very nice tie in Subby.

/wonder who else will grok it.
 
2013-12-09 11:23:03 AM
Those bell ringers are a scourge this time of year with their ringing. Hurts the ears massive time.
 
2013-12-09 11:31:22 AM
Pete Townsend approves, you'd better, you'd better, you'd bet.
 
2013-12-09 11:31:52 AM
I've had tinnitus since birth, and would fly all the way to Belgium even if it meant a 1% decrease in the god. damn. ringing.

The tea kettle has been boiling for 44 years.  It never stops, ever.
 
2013-12-09 11:45:12 AM
mine makes a hissing sound.
i long for the sound of silence...
 
2013-12-09 12:11:50 PM
You'd think the ringers would get some music lessons. Those cats still don't know any tunes...
 
2013-12-09 12:17:29 PM
The ringing actually doesn't bother me. It's the hearing loss right before the ringing starts, and the fact that it's started happening during the day (used to only happen at night).

*sigh* Well, I'm already blind might as well be deaf too.

/thank goodness I already know enough ASL to get by if something happens
 
2013-12-09 12:29:12 PM
I wonder if noise canceling technology could help with tinnitis?
 
2013-12-09 12:47:19 PM
Twenty years of riding and racing motorcycles without earplugs means my ears ring constantly. My own damn fault, of course.

If this works I'll be the first in line.
 
2013-12-09 12:57:10 PM

moike: Twenty years of riding and racing motorcycles without earplugs means my ears ring constantly. My own damn fault, of course.

If this works I'll be the first in line.


Mine was working in paper mills and other types of industrial environs plus too-loud concert stereos.

I'd SWIM there to get my hands on this to make the ringing stop.
 
2013-12-09 02:26:48 PM
Standing next to a drummer for 40 years here.  To this day I have trouble falling asleep without some kind of ambient noise in the background.

I keep waiting for the development of Dr. McCoy's "hypersonic treatment".
 
2013-12-09 02:32:44 PM
Patients immediately advised to avoid all stores with a Salvation Army kettle

I already do.  Farking homophobes.
 
2013-12-09 02:40:35 PM
I wanted to stab the guy outside of Walgreens this morning. He started ringing harder and faster as I walked past. Like that's going to change anything. I refuse to support any organization that intends to trade supposed "aid" only to those who see the light and bow down before their god. Bah.


I got smart over ten years ago and started carrying earplugs with me everywhere. I refuse to ride motorcycles, practice or play at full volume, or go to a show/loud bar without them. Stopped it from getting any worse. Only the occasional interruption from tinnitus for 10 seconds at a time.


I do have trouble sleeping in dead silent rooms though. We always have a fan going for the noise.
 
2013-12-09 03:16:49 PM
Archer wil be thrilled.
 
2013-12-09 03:51:16 PM

RedVentrue: I wonder if noise canceling technology could help with tinnitis?


No.  I've asked.
 
2013-12-09 04:57:22 PM

The Billdozer: Archer wil be thrilled.


mawp

/ mawp
 
2013-12-09 05:09:15 PM

LouisZepher: You'd think the ringers would get some music lessons. Those cats still don't know any tunes...


Would that make it better or worse?
 
2013-12-09 05:12:26 PM

ristst: Standing next to a drummer for 40 years here.  To this day I have trouble falling asleep without some kind of ambient noise in the background.

I keep waiting for the development of Dr. McCoy's "hypersonic treatment".


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2013-12-09 05:13:54 PM

Peki: The ringing actually doesn't bother me. It's the hearing loss right before the ringing starts, and the fact that it's started happening during the day (used to only happen at night).

*sigh* Well, I'm already blind might as well be deaf too.

/thank goodness I already know enough ASL to get by if something happens


Do you play a mean pinball yet?
 
2013-12-09 06:06:49 PM

SVenus: RedVentrue: I wonder if noise canceling technology could help with tinnitis?

No.  I've asked.


Normal noise canceling headphones won't work, but I was thinking headphones that emit a specific frequency to "cancel" the frequency that is created in the brain.
 
2013-12-09 06:09:18 PM

RedVentrue: SVenus: RedVentrue: I wonder if noise canceling technology could help with tinnitis?

No.  I've asked.

Normal noise canceling headphones won't work, but I was thinking headphones that emit a specific frequency to "cancel" the frequency that is created in the brain.


How are your headphones supposed to get a phase lock with what's going on in your brain?  We don't have wearable MRI scanners yet...
 
2013-12-09 06:19:37 PM

WelldeadLink: Peki: The ringing actually doesn't bother me. It's the hearing loss right before the ringing starts, and the fact that it's started happening during the day (used to only happen at night).

*sigh* Well, I'm already blind might as well be deaf too.

/thank goodness I already know enough ASL to get by if something happens

Do you play a mean pinball yet?


Always have...?
 
2013-12-09 06:21:10 PM

FrancoFile: RedVentrue: SVenus: RedVentrue: I wonder if noise canceling technology could help with tinnitis?

No.  I've asked.

Normal noise canceling headphones won't work, but I was thinking headphones that emit a specific frequency to "cancel" the frequency that is created in the brain.

How are your headphones supposed to get a phase lock with what's going on in your brain?  We don't have wearable MRI scanners yet...


No, but you could easily put a dial on the headphones to "tune" it until you get relief.
 
2013-12-09 06:43:55 PM

mochunk: I wanted to stab the guy outside of Walgreens this morning. He started ringing harder and faster as I walked past. Like that's going to change anything. I refuse to support any organization that intends to trade supposed "aid" only to those who see the light and bow down before their god. Bah.


I've taken to trolling them. Walking towards them, make like I'm reaching for my wallet, veer off. I may escalate to stopping near the guy, actually taking out the wallet, looking for something, then putting it back and heading into the store.

Probably bad karma, but I may risk it for them.
 
2013-12-09 09:56:53 PM
This only happened once.  In my late 20s my ear started whistling in a new way... it was making a sound that was audible to my wife in bed beside me.  Only lasted a few minutes.
 
2013-12-09 10:24:49 PM
I've had severe tinnitus 24/7 for as long as I can remember.  Since I was a toddler.

Guess I got used to it.  Wouldn't know what total quiet was.  It would probably freak me out.
 
2013-12-09 10:43:31 PM
Might be tempted to donate to the bell ringers if they would stop ringing when you put money in the bucket, or they learned to play a tune on the bells.

Also I'm greedy.  I like my money in my wallet, and think being irritated is a poor reason to give it up.
 
2013-12-09 11:14:40 PM

Peki: FrancoFile: RedVentrue: SVenus: RedVentrue: I wonder if noise canceling technology could help with tinnitis?

No.  I've asked.

Normal noise canceling headphones won't work, but I was thinking headphones that emit a specific frequency to "cancel" the frequency that is created in the brain.

How are your headphones supposed to get a phase lock with what's going on in your brain?  We don't have wearable MRI scanners yet...

No, but you could easily put a dial on the headphones to "tune" it until you get relief.


I've wondered about this, too.

Everyone hears a different pitch (or pitches) at a different "volume".

I would think that if you could adjust pitch, volume, and phase, the resulting sound wave might interfere with (and ideally cancel out) what your brain is interpreting as noise.

Maybe, maybe it would trick or otherwise retrain the nerves/ processing involved ...
 
2013-12-09 11:21:13 PM
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2013-12-09 11:25:35 PM

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Wow, that took 30 posts. Fark I am disappoint.
 
2013-12-10 01:08:34 PM

FrancoFile: RedVentrue: SVenus: RedVentrue: I wonder if noise canceling technology could help with tinnitis?

No.  I've asked.

Normal noise canceling headphones won't work, but I was thinking headphones that emit a specific frequency to "cancel" the frequency that is created in the brain.

How are your headphones supposed to get a phase lock with what's going on in your brain?  We don't have wearable MRI scanners yet...


You tune it manually, or maybe an implanted sensor? You only need to monitor a small region for the "sound" frequency the brain is creating.
 
2013-12-10 01:13:35 PM

ur14me: Peki: FrancoFile: RedVentrue: SVenus: RedVentrue: I wonder if noise canceling technology could help with tinnitis?

No.  I've asked.

Normal noise canceling headphones won't work, but I was thinking headphones that emit a specific frequency to "cancel" the frequency that is created in the brain.

How are your headphones supposed to get a phase lock with what's going on in your brain?  We don't have wearable MRI scanners yet...

No, but you could easily put a dial on the headphones to "tune" it until you get relief.

I've wondered about this, too.

Everyone hears a different pitch (or pitches) at a different "volume".

I would think that if you could adjust pitch, volume, and phase, the resulting sound wave might interfere with (and ideally cancel out) what your brain is interpreting as noise.

Maybe, maybe it would trick or otherwise retrain the nerves/ processing involved ...


If a Cochlear implant can make someone hear sound, perhaps a noise canceling Cochlear implant can make someone not hear a sound. IDK. I'm not an expert.
 
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