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    I've had it in my left ear for over a year now. (I say "ear", but I think it's actually more in your brain, i.e. reproducing sound waves it can no longer hear). Totally freaked me out at first, went to two specialists, basically learned that the medical profession knows very little about this condition. (Read pretty much everything about it on the internet, as you can imagine.) I certainly don't expect it to ever go away, but I really could care less now. As fellow sufferer Steve Martin said, "you just get used to it". And you do. It's always there, but I can go several hours without noticing it, and it doesn't affect my sleep at all.

    I know that in some cases in can go away as quickly as it starts, and I hope you are one of those people, Ness Rowlah.

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    I've got it to the right, but only the minority of the time, fortunately. I mean, most of the time I don't have it at all. It's not the classic whine, more a sort of low-frequency rumble which I can almost feel as well as hear, like a buzzing. A bit like when you have water in your ear after a shower.

    Anyone else get this rumbling, rather than whining/humming?
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    It sure as hell has not gone away, but daytime it does not really bother me. And now I am using one of these relax applications (basically generate sound of "waves" or "rain" on the phone's speaker) when going to bed and that takes away the focus on the ringing. Seems to work so far.

    Found it quite hard to quit the caffeine though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    Anyone else get this rumbling, rather than whining/humming?
    You don't think that might be something else? Maybe you have a foreign body occluding your canal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massrock View Post
    You don't think that might be something else? Maybe you have a foreign body occluding your canal.
    Well it comes and goes, that's the thing. And my hearing is no less acute in that ear.

    I think there are various kinds of noise tinnitus can give you, though the high-pitched whine must be the commonest.

    I dunno, maybe you're right and I should get it checked out.
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    yeah people hear lots of different sounds, buzzing whining rumbling screeching

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    i do research on this stuff you can blame me for the fact that no one knows anything about it i dont work very hard

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    What's the latest on possible therapeutic treatments?

    There was some talk about regenerating the hair follicles.

    Also something about some kind of cognitive feedback thing to retrain the brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by massrock View Post
    What's the latest on possible therapeutic treatments?

    There was some talk about regenerating the hair follicles.

    Also something about some kind of cognitive feedback thing to retrain the brain.
    regenerating hair follicles is a long way away. tinnitus maskers are really expensive (2000+) and can work pretty good, but are really no different to downloading a masking mp3 and listening to it on your ipod. cognitive feedback has been tried experimentally and it was ok (not better than other methods though), but i dont think anyone is offering it as paying treatment.

    just relax, dont worry about it.
    Last edited by msoes; 23-06-2009 at 04:48 AM.

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    if any of you have any musical skill, maybe try to recreate the sound of your tinnitus with sine wave generators and the like and then listen to it on your ipod for a couple of weeks. i reckon this would work quite well but i have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msoes View Post
    just relax, dont worry about it.
    Oh my hearing is still very good, remarkably. I think I'm lucky, must try and be careful in future though. I love standing by speakers but I do get pissed off now when venues have shitty systems up too loud or EQ'd badly. It's really cuntish abusing people's ears like that.

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    A music-lover's guide to tinnitus

    https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/2985

    the ringing or "hum" is more noticeable to me recently. i don't go to clubs or see bands play much anymore but do listen to music on my iPhone headphones all the time, so that could be it. can still hear ok but finding it a bit more difficult to catch all of a conversation when in a bar or restaurant with lots of competing background noise. i guess i should just resign myself to being an old geezer.

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    It's a miracle I don't have tinnitus, really. I went to very loud clubs for a long time. Nowadays in my mid30s I haven't been to clubs or concerts for a couple of years now. @I-Phone. I don't have one so I don't know bout the headphones of it but I had an i-Pod for a while and back then I thought the headphones of them were very good, but that was misleading, they were just quite loud. I bought a sony digital walkman two years ago and the headphones of it are so much better, sound quality wise, they also kill much of the surrounding noise though they are just in-ear ones.

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    i didn't mean the iPhone headphones per se, in fact i use a mid-priced pair of sennheiser in-ear buds (regular iPhone headphones always fall out of my big ears). I just mean headphones in general, which I probably crank louder than they need to be.

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    Alright, Leo. On the other hand you are a music-veteran meaning youre even older than the regular Dissensian meaning, when you get older you'd naturally have a decline regarding hearing certain frequencies.

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