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    More: Interesting, Ear, Tinnitus, Anglia Ruskin University, British Tinnitus Association, common symptom of Covid-19, John Ruskin, research fellow, National Institute  
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2021-04-17 3:37:08 PM  
We really do need a global moon shot program to restore hearing loss.  It's a massive impact of people's well being; the beginning of isolation and mental decline.
 
2021-04-17 5:38:42 PM  
Bad: Tinnitus has been nuts since covid.
Good: Getting a little sense of taste and smell back. Only strong stuff.
Bad: Smelled my dog's farts today.
Good: Still nothing but riffraff.
 
2021-04-17 6:49:25 PM  
mine has been fine lately, but it's buzzing today.  sounds like the cicadas are out, but it's a few months early for that
 
2021-04-17 7:17:06 PM  
i have had it for a few years now. no idea why
 
2021-04-17 7:53:28 PM  
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2021-04-17 8:00:18 PM  
It's because they're sitting around the house more, and it's more noticeable.  When I'm inside in my apartment I can hear my mild case of tinnitus pretty easily, but outdoors I have to focus to hear it even in rather quiet (for outdoors) places.
 
2021-04-17 8:02:51 PM  
15 years ago I only heard a high "eeeeeeeee* at night when it was quiet, and a fan would drown it out.

for the past 5 yrs or so it's constantly there in both ears. the noise 'sounds' like it's located about a foot out from
and behind my right ear and it's gradually increasing.

I blame (mostly) Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Zep, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Ozzy, etc. on my Realistic over-the-ear headphones, firecrackers, shooting guns w/o earplugs, concerts, dirt bikes, and the like.
Basically being a kid in the 70's.
 
2021-04-17 8:04:24 PM  
Welcome to my world

/I hate it so f*cking much
 
2021-04-17 8:18:38 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: We really do need a global moon shot program to restore hearing loss.  It's a massive impact of people's well being; the beginning of isolation and mental decline.


Omg why are you ableist against the Deaf community???
 
2021-04-17 8:22:23 PM  
I've had tinnitus for about 6 years now, probably because of hearing loss on my left ear after a concert for a lame tribute band.

I got symptomless covid and, thankfully, have had no change in intensity.
 
2021-04-17 8:55:44 PM  
I blame mine on the original Walkman headphones that always needed to be cranked to 10.

And years of driving motorcycles without earplugs.

I also find periods of high stress really kicks the crackling into high gear.
 
2021-04-17 9:15:29 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: mine has been fine lately, but it's buzzing today.  sounds like the cicadas are out, but it's a few months early for that


Ugh. I have that too. Some moron at work hit a metal panel I was helping hold up with a hammer to get it to fit, then the next week, another jackhole dropped something that landed loud.

/Stupid bugs.
//It comes and it goes.
 
2021-04-17 9:29:24 PM  

Fursecution: Dead for Tax Reasons: mine has been fine lately, but it's buzzing today.  sounds like the cicadas are out, but it's a few months early for that

Ugh. I have that too. Some moron at work hit a metal panel I was helping hold up with a hammer to get it to fit, then the next week, another jackhole dropped something that landed loud.

/Stupid bugs.
//It comes and it goes.


too many car races and concerts that i always seem to get within 30 feet of the speakers
 
2021-04-17 10:02:08 PM  

elvisaintdead: 15 years ago I only heard a high "eeeeeeeee* at night when it was quiet, and a fan would drown it out.

for the past 5 yrs or so it's constantly there in both ears. the noise 'sounds' like it's located about a foot out from
and behind my right ear and it's gradually increasing.

I blame (mostly) Pink Floyd, AC/DC, Zep, Ted Nugent, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, Ozzy, etc. on my Realistic over-the-ear headphones, firecrackers, shooting guns w/o earplugs, concerts, dirt bikes, and the like.
Basically being a kid in the 70's.


Same here. I've had constant tinnitus for 15 years and now my hearing loss in both ears is increasing. My hearing doctor says tinnitus is a filler signal for the brain to make up for the loss of hearing. I think she was trying to sell me super expensive hearing aids.
 
2021-04-17 10:06:58 PM  
I've had Tinnitus for about three years, my Dr. even referred me to an Audiologist who did nothing for me and said he couldn't tell me why I had it...¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ... Mine is a constant, high-pitched 'eeeeeeeeeee', it's maddening in silence. I bought a white noise machine and that's made a difference at night. Other than 'distracting' my ears with other sounds there is nothing I can do for it.
 
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2021-04-17 11:37:21 PM  
I've had it for about 15 years now. Sometimes I can flex/clench my jaw and get it to subside some but then it comes back. I'm really surprised there hasn't been more research into a cure considering the number of people who have it and how bad it can be for them.
 
2021-04-17 11:46:13 PM  
What?  Come again?
 
2021-04-17 11:53:31 PM  

zeroflight222: What?  Come again?


HE SAID...

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2021-04-18 12:17:19 AM  

flamark: sell me super expensive hearing aids.


What a BS captive robbery market.
 
2021-04-18 1:41:55 AM  
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2021-04-18 4:49:22 AM  
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This is what Lindsay Lohan would look like today had she taken care of herself.


Spoiler: She didn't.
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2021-04-18 6:50:55 AM  
I somehow managed to develop tinnitus during the pandemic, though not related to COVID.  Have an appointment with an ENT in a couple of weeks to see if he can find out what the cause is.  I suspect it's a delayed reaction to the concussion I had a couple years ago.

Most of the time I'm busy enough, and/or there's enough other noise, that I don't notice it.  But when I'm trying to fall asleep?  Yeah, that constant screeching in my ears can be maddening.
 
2021-04-18 7:56:41 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: We really do need a global moon shot program to restore hearing loss.


WHAT?
 
2021-04-18 9:01:38 AM  
Working in a factory for a few years gave me tinnitus in both ears. As long as there's background noise, I don't notice it, but it's farking deafening if there's dead silence. I have to have a fan or a radio playing static quietly in order to get any sleep
 
2021-04-18 10:59:24 AM  
Meh, I've had tinnitus since the early 2000s. You get used to it.

/I do realize that there are some who have it so bad they can't do so
 
2021-04-18 1:01:30 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: I somehow managed to develop tinnitus during the pandemic, though not related to COVID.  Have an appointment with an ENT in a couple of weeks to see if he can find out what the cause is.  I suspect it's a delayed reaction to the concussion I had a couple years ago.

Most of the time I'm busy enough, and/or there's enough other noise, that I don't notice it.  But when I'm trying to fall asleep?  Yeah, that constant screeching in my ears can be maddening.


Honestly, get a white noise machine, they do make a difference at night! I like either the 'Rainfall' or even better, the 'Thunderstorm' settings. I always get sleepy when it's rainy so those two are favorites.
 
2021-04-18 1:10:48 PM  
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2021-04-18 2:19:35 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: The Crepes of Wrath: I somehow managed to develop tinnitus during the pandemic, though not related to COVID.  Have an appointment with an ENT in a couple of weeks to see if he can find out what the cause is.  I suspect it's a delayed reaction to the concussion I had a couple years ago.

Most of the time I'm busy enough, and/or there's enough other noise, that I don't notice it.  But when I'm trying to fall asleep?  Yeah, that constant screeching in my ears can be maddening.

Honestly, get a white noise machine, they do make a difference at night! I like either the 'Rainfall' or even better, the 'Thunderstorm' settings. I always get sleepy when it's rainy so those two are favorites.


I already use one.  Unfortunately, it's not enough to drown it out.  It probably helps to some extent, but I can still hear it.
 
2021-04-18 2:22:02 PM  
I've had tinnitus & hearing loss my entire life. Had constant ear infections as a toddler bc the drs INSISTED on antibiotics instead of putting tubes in along with antibiotics (eventually my parents found an ENT that would).

In August I had my left eye removed. As my brain rewires itself to adjust for no visual input on that side, the tinnitus in my left ear has gone away completely & my hearing in that ear is like Superman levels. It's kind of unsettling being able to hear a car go over the bridge 3 miles away and track it through all the curves of the highway til it passes, or hear a dog bark a mile away and know exactly which house it's at.

An ear plug in that ear is the only way I can sleep without waking up 20 times/night.
 
2021-04-18 5:43:35 PM  
I don't generally notice it unless someone mentions it. Thanks a lot.
 
2021-04-18 10:26:17 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: OK So Amuse Me: The Crepes of Wrath: I somehow managed to develop tinnitus during the pandemic, though not related to COVID.  Have an appointment with an ENT in a couple of weeks to see if he can find out what the cause is.  I suspect it's a delayed reaction to the concussion I had a couple years ago.

Most of the time I'm busy enough, and/or there's enough other noise, that I don't notice it.  But when I'm trying to fall asleep?  Yeah, that constant screeching in my ears can be maddening.

Honestly, get a white noise machine, they do make a difference at night! I like either the 'Rainfall' or even better, the 'Thunderstorm' settings. I always get sleepy when it's rainy so those two are favorites.

I already use one.  Unfortunately, it's not enough to drown it out.  It probably helps to some extent, but I can still hear it.


Well that sucks. It would be nice to shed the ringing for good but I guess it isn't our time yet.
 
2021-04-19 1:59:54 AM  

Robinfro: I've had tinnitus & hearing loss my entire life. Had constant ear infections as a toddler bc the drs INSISTED on antibiotics instead of putting tubes in along with antibiotics (eventually my parents found an ENT that would).

In August I had my left eye removed. As my brain rewires itself to adjust for no visual input on that side, the tinnitus in my left ear has gone away completely & my hearing in that ear is like Superman levels. It's kind of unsettling being able to hear a car go over the bridge 3 miles away and track it through all the curves of the highway til it passes, or hear a dog bark a mile away and know exactly which house it's at.

An ear plug in that ear is the only way I can sleep without waking up 20 times/night.


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