Yeah @giles had some serious ear issues after his bout with Covid… The gift that keeps on giving…A new “unbearable” post-COVID-19-related symptom has emerged. Tinnitus, a loud ringing or buzzing sound in the ears, has driven some to suicide.www.cohenmedical.com
mine never stops. this has gotten much worse in the last 12 months for me. I had to do something.
I just dropped some serious coin on hearing aids last week. The Audiologist tells me that tinnitus rises from or gets worse from sensory hearing loss. Because your ears cannot hear sounds in certain frequencies you "hear" the ringing instead, which is why having background noise helps alleviate some of the ringing. The Audiologist also tells me that wearing hearing aids regularly can also help reduce ringing when you are not wearing them. We'll see about that soon enough. This is one of those things that I'm just angry and frustrated about. Not because wearing hearing aids will be embarrassing or anything like that. Seems like this is just bad luck for me. I've taken great care to wear hearing protection all of my life. I have never run power tools or shot my guns (except while hunting) without PROPER hearing protection. Never worked in a loud factory or attended many loud concerts. This is pretty much just one more genetic defect. None of the doctors I've spoken with will neither confirm nor deny that this has anything to do with Covid 19.
The more capable (i.e. more expensive) devices are bluetooth connective and can be operated by and in conjunction with smart phones. These are very sophisticated equipment. I have deliberated my problem for many months, and I'm going forward with this to try and get some relief from the ringing. My sensory hearing loss is only a problem in a noisy, crowded place like a restaurant or something, which I don't really frequent. I struggle to hear people three feet away from me in such places, but otherwise I can still hear. Still, every sound I encounter competes with this god damned ringing in my head. this really fucking sucks.