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giles

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I know we have members with it. Anyone take anything for it?

It has slowly gotten worse over the years but since popping both ear drums, I can't hardly take it. Causing some real issues the last couple of months. I have an appointment Friday with the VA, but we all know that'll take a couple of months for anything to happen. I seen some drops advertised with great reviews. I slowed my alcohol and caffeine intake to almost zero and nothing helps.

Share some secrets with me as I'm ready to stick a screwdriver in my ears.
 

Chancegriffis

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I know we have members with it. Anyone take anything for it?

It has slowly gotten worse over the years but since popping both ear drums, I can't hardly take it. Causing some real issues the last couple of months. I have an appointment Friday with the VA, but we all know that'll take a couple of months for anything to happen. I seen some drops advertised with great reviews. I slowed my alcohol and caffeine intake to almost zero and nothing helps.

Share some secrets with me as I'm ready to stick a screwdriver in my ears.
Drink more alcohol
 

giles

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These are the drops I was talking about.
 

brock ratcliff

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Funny you brought this up. I’ve developed it over the last few months. Drives ya nuts at times. I’ll be interested in seeing what others have to say.
 

Chancegriffis

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That is only temporary relief and it comes back even worse the next day.
Honestly I hear a lot of non medication treatments work. White noise type shit, also a medicine called Lipo-Flavinoid is what my brother takes for it and he says it helps… he also does rotating doses of melatonin to help… I know he has episodes that are deafening and those meds help… hope you can come up with something buddy, I know that stuff sucks…
 

Sgt Fury

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When I was younger and hunted in the early season, when it got dark you’d hear the crickets and katydids calling. It would get pretty loud and I used to enjoy that sound. Unfortunately that is the sound that closely describes the ringing in my ears now. When I’m in a deer stand in January and it’s 20* outside, I know the woods are devoid of insect sounds but that’s what I hear. I hope I can get the hearing aids that cancel out the sound. I can’t remember what quiet sounds like!
 
My is hearing pretty bad. I have five frequancy band losses. The frequencies i have loss on are the same hz as our hydro pumps, apu, engines and gun shots. My hearing really got bad in 2019. i was close enough to get hit by the pressure wave from the VBED that blew up the gate near the chow hall and afg hospital on Bagram. Crazy how you can see the shock wave.

Luckly I have very little tinnitis. About once a day i have a moment where there is a pop noise then all i can hear is squealing for 30 seconds to a minute. A couple guys in my unit have the white noise hearing aids and it helps alot.
 
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giles

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It is real bad when I get excited or stressed. When I get pissed off I almost can't hear anything else.

I really have to pay attention to hear now. And can really only give one thing my hearing attention at once. If multiple things are loud, like at a gathering, forget it. I can't hear anything but noise.
 

Redhunter1012

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It is real bad when I get excited or stressed. When I get pissed off I almost can't hear anything else.

I really have to pay attention to hear now. And can really only give one thing my hearing attention at once. If multiple things are loud, like at a gathering, forget it. I can't hear anything but noise.
I've suffered exactly like this for better than a decade. The last year and a half it's been terrible. I'm following along as well. I've been told the hearing aides are the best
 
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"J"

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20 years and counting. When I first got it, this hearing specie started giving me a history of it. Mid evil times people committed suicide thinking they where cursed by the devil…. Yeah fun talk dude… 🖕🏻….
White noise hearing aids I’ve heard worked also, never have acted on it. But hearing between the ringing and the hearing loss from decades around a flight line. It a struggle too hear in a crowd or a conversation at a dinner table in a restaurant.
It gets frustrating from time too time when you’re at a restaurant that’s notorious for being loud. I just avoid them now.
 
Hey! Another thing we share! I hear cicadas year round now...Silence is deafening. The wife and I were in the Pocanos on vacation. I woke up and heard the peepers outside. I turned over and they went silent. We were in the cabin so I know I didn't scare em. Must be a bear or something walking by. Turned over and they immediately started again. Hmm I roll back and forth, they go off and on. That was 33 years ago. Strike one. Took a buddy hunting turkey who just couldn't connect. I called one in for him and it was gobbling the whole way. It hung up on our right side as it was circling us just beyond a wall of honeysuckle. I can hear it "spittin and drummin" he can't, he has hearing loss. It finally decides to come out on my side, so I get my buddy's attention and point then lay back so he can shoot past me. Mossberg 12 3.5" mag with ported barrel 2 feet above my head as I lay flat on my back. I did everything right but plug my ears. He shoots and I flop around more than his bird. Good ear now bad ear. Strike 2...
A couple years ago I shoot a doe with my ported Taurus .357. Never thought to wear ear protection on the hunt. Boom I drop her in her tracks at 35 yards. Ouch! and then I have to finish her off...Ouch again!

Like I said, all I hear is cicadas now, year round. Sinus medicine or antibiotics make it worse. So did COVID.

I hope someone here comes up with a cure! Or at least a help. Right now I can hear the cicadas right along with the white noise machine...

Most of the time I can tune it out. I do the same with constant pain due to a cowboy life in my younger days...
 

"J"

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Bob, I assume you have it as well. How does it work with the hearing aids? Is it more or less pronounced? I hate too go through the whole process too only have it get worse than it already is.
 
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Stressless

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Been tested and rated for it since 1996, got exposed some Pew's in the Serbia/Croatia scrap. It is debilitating at times since 2015-16, got hearing aids in '17 and white noise, both in hearing aids and for near me at night when trying to sleep- which it seems is when my case kicks it up a notch.

@"J" it is less pronounced with hearing aids - I'm trying to get the ones that that have a programmable white noise filter that runs constantly. Like Geroge - I used to hear birds sing, crickets etc... now I hear them only when wearing those infernal ear contraptions, so in my case they are more than worth it.

Volunteered for a German electo shock study some nerve in your neck, dint get selected....

Mine is a solid notch filter, all around the 7kHz - right about the top of the bell curve a woman speaking. So there's that... :ROFLMAO:
... 'cause of I dint laff at it - it drives me faqn nuts.

In most cases, tinnitus pitch or frequency range is between 5 kHz and 10 kHz, and loudness between 5 and 15 dB above the hearing threshold. Another relevant parameter of tinnitus is residual inhibition, the temporary suppression or disappearance of tinnitus following a period of masking. By white noise, the singel and only scientifically proven relief for tinnitus.

I've tried cutting out caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, etc. Etc. For up to two weeks no change. As I age the level, (louderness) and width of the frequencies my tinnitus jams gets higher and wider. Going into the VA for a new set if hearing aids that go in the ear not sit on top your ear, then put the tube in.

They now have ones with white noise you can program and adjust to cover the frequencies of your specific tinnitus.

I feel for you guys and gals that have it.

The phalanx of charlatans and cheats out there that will gladly take our $ as we try to relieve the misery is never-ending. The Lipo-Flavinoid way works somewhat for some folks so it's worth a try.

I've said, The next Billionaire is the lab coat wearing dude that comes up for a cure for tinnitus- how much would you pay to rid of the devil in your head?
 
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