do you have tinnitus ?

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see an ent as soon as you can (make sure that includes a hearing test with an audiologist)

the tests you undergo are simple hearing tests so it's nothing painful

i n f i n i t y (∞), Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:44 (one year ago) Permalink

i do wonder how on earth (ho ho) kevin martin copes with his gigs as 'the bug' as they are supposedly insanely loud.

never seen him mention anything re ear protection.


mark e, Thursday, 20 April 2017 20:57 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe he was already deaf after years in metal bands in his youth

Odysseus, Thursday, 20 April 2017 21:00 (one year ago) Permalink

cosign, it's amazing

People like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 21 April 2017 04:19 (one year ago) Permalink

doctor reckons, and i hope, that my recent noise upturn is related to recent / ongoing cold / sore throat / etc. and that antibiotics will clear it all up.

it's still there, still as loud, but it now sounds like it's more to the left than it was.

koogs, Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:04 (one year ago) Permalink

doctor reckons, and i hope, that my recent noise upturn is related to recent / ongoing cold / sore throat / etc. and that antibiotics will clear it all up.

every time i get a lurgy, the inner ear buzz increases.
hopefully once you are clear it will subside to a more acceptable level.

mark e, Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:56 (one year ago) Permalink

"Inspiral Carpets drummer killed himself after 20 years of 'unbearable' tinnitus"

koogs, Saturday, 6 May 2017 14:37 (one year ago) Permalink

That's awful. Stories like this used to keep me awake way more than the actual tinnitus when it first set in. Then I would look at people like Neil Young, who must have it as bad as anybody, and he gets by. Made me think there was a way to make peace with this thing. And there is. Like Steve Martin (another sufferer) said, "you just get used to it."

henry s, Saturday, 6 May 2017 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Ha, after one failed attempt I got an ENT appointment in the post this morning. April 2018, 11 days short of the day it started.

koogs, Monday, 27 November 2017 18:52 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Tested on an actual Guinea pig...

koogs, Thursday, 4 January 2018 03:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

so, 11 months after this kicked up a notch i got to see an audiologist (nhs sent me to a private hospital as they had no appointments until july (it was put back 3 months))

he said there was hearing loss at certain frequencies, but didn't seem to consider that the ringing was drowning out the tones, making them hard to spot, rather than not hearing them exactly. (the audio equiv of being dazzled by the sun, say). he generally didn't look too happy about the situation.

MRI booked as well, but i worry that all the metal in my teeth will rule that out.

i also realised that i've lost my earplugs. haven't used them this year. will buy some more but the ones i like are a penny below the amazon free postage limit.

koogs, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

(he also singled out Brixton Academy as a dangerously loud venue)

koogs, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 11:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

My brother, my sister and my mother all wear hearing aids now - how I've escaped God knows, it's murder on my throat having to shout all the time, let me tell you.

Buff Jeckley (Tom D.), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:19 (eight months ago) Permalink

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