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I have had it for several years.  Pretty much a consistent ringing, but so far I've been able to just ignore it for the most part.  It does, however, interfere badly with one of my hobbies, which was listening to high fidelity music.   :(

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I know that some vegetarians experience this much more than the omnivores, I think a couple of steaks would put you right as rain.

 

Seriously, though, I don't know much about this but I hope it gets better.   My left ear has been blocked for a couple of weeks now and it is pretty annoying.

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I have a good friend who is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas.  He is doing a study on neural plasticity and tinnnitus.   

 

I can ask him about causes and known cures.  

 

Here is more information about his clnical trials.

 

http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2013/11/21-27531_Clinical-Trial-Brings-Positive-Results-for-Tinnitu-_story-wide.html

 

http://www.utdallas.edu/~sxv140030/clinical_trial/

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I have a good friend who is a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas.  He is doing a study on neural plasticity and tinnnitus.   

 

I can ask him about causes and known cures.  

 

Here is more information about his clnical trials.

 

http://www.utdallas.edu/news/2013/11/21-27531_Clinical-Trial-Brings-Positive-Results-for-Tinnitu-_story-wide.html

 

http://www.utdallas.edu/~sxv140030/clinical_trial/

Thank you this is really interesting!  A doctor in South Africa told me that it was from my ears always having water in them because I swam every day - I believed him then, but not sure it I believe that now.

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Thank you this is really interesting!  A doctor in South Africa told me that it was from my ears always having water in them because I swam every day - I believed him then, but not sure it I believe that now.

Dr. Kilgard is a great guy and is Ryan's scout leader.  I can probably get you in touch with him if you would like.  I can ask.  

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I have had it for several years.  It has been worse the past 3-4 years.  I would say the ringing is almost constant (at least 90% of the time), but it does seem louder at some times.  Fortunately it does not keep me from doing anything, and doesnt keep me from getting sleep.  There are sounds of a certain pitch that I cannot hear. 

 

A few years ago my wife was watching Dr Oz (and I was paying no attention to it....).  He had a segment on tinnitus.  He played a sound to demonstrate it to the audience.  My wife asked me if that was what it was like.  I could not hear it.

 

I have heard there is nothing you can do.

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I have had it for several years.  It has been worse the past 3-4 years.  I would say the ringing is almost constant (at least 90% of the time), but it does seem louder at some times.  Fortunately it does not keep me from doing anything, and doesnt keep me from getting sleep.  There are sounds of a certain pitch that I cannot hear. 

 

A few years ago my wife was watching Dr Oz (and I was paying no attention to it....).  He had a segment on tinnitus.  He played a sound to demonstrate it to the audience.  My wife asked me if that was what it was like.  I could not hear it.

 

I have heard there is nothing you can do.

I have also lost the ability to hear high pitch sound - this was determined by the time I was 35 or so.  My kids would always hear the bats at night when we were sitting outside and I never could.  

In the summer when I was riding with a friend he exclaiming about the sound of the cicadas - I started laughing, because that's what I hear every day :)

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I have also lost the ability to hear high pitch sound - this was determined by the time I was 35 or so.  My kids would always hear the bats at night when we were sitting outside and I never could.  

In the summer when I was riding with a friend he exclaiming about the sound of the cicadas - I started laughing, because that's what I hear every day :)

 

there is at least one rider in our club that has it as well.  If there are a lot of people in a room, and the acoustics are such that it is noisy, I am lucky if I can make out half of the conversation.....every other word

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I have heard there is nothing you can do.

 

Especially if it is related to or caused by age-related hearing loss.

 

At least that's what I heard back when I was young and could still hear.   :(

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I have had it for over 20 years.  A nice steady tone, probably the same key as the 'Free Bird' guitar solo; years ago I put my head between two big speakers and cranked it up to 10 to get the full effect.  AWAF.  :whistle:

 

What's weird is that once in a great while it will all of a sudden stop, and it gets real quiet, and I think I've lost my hearing, but I hear fine.  Then a few minutes later it will start back up. 

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So I reached out to my friend that is working on tinnitus.

 

They are still accepting / recruiting patients guinea pigs.

 

http://www.utdallas.edu/~sxv140030/clinical_trial/

 

Just a thought.

FIFY

 

 

 

 

j/k

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I always had great hearing.  I first started having tinnitus at the same time that I started losing some high frequency response in my right ear, which occurred several years ago. 

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