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Tinnitus

Postby Kappes Buur » Tue Nov 09, 2021 1:18 pm

During older forum thread conversations some members have mentioned that they suffer from Tinnitus. In my case it
is very mild and only slightly distracting.

So I have come across this news blurb today.

Shark Tank is a popular TV series, here in Canada and the States, where entrepreneurs pitch new products/services to entice the sharktank into investing their money.

I do not know if the claims are true or not, but for those with extreme Tinnitus, it may be worth a try.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby ramon.dexter » Wed Nov 10, 2021 4:24 am

Hi, my mom also suffers from tinnitus. Around a year back I encountered this product on facebook:
https://www.flareaudio.com/products/calmer

...and bought it, just out of curiosity, if it will work. Well, it does work, partly. I doesn't entirely remove tinnitus, but it lowers its rate and annoyance to bearable levels.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby Rebel Clover » Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:15 am

I tend to suffer from Tinnitus, although only in my right ear, and in most cases, it's just a minor annoyance.

I tend to go with a lower tech solution of having some kind of background noise. I just crank the laptop's fans up to max, and let it run! I don't see the point in buying anything new if I can wrangle something together from what I have.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby Enjay » Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:39 pm

ramon.dexter wrote:Hi, my mom also suffers from tinnitus. Around a year back I encountered this product on facebook:
https://www.flareaudio.com/products/calmer

...and bought it, just out of curiosity, if it will work. Well, it does work, partly. I doesn't entirely remove tinnitus, but it lowers its rate and annoyance to bearable levels.

I might check those out. I have tinnitus and hypersensitivity to certain sounds - exactly what the product claims to address. They're not particularly expensive so might be worth a go. I'll mention them to my audiologist the next time I see him too.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby drfrag » Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:08 pm

Here i'm still suffering the buzzing. I think that's a scam. There are hearing aids or whatever they are named but they are tailored for each person and frequencies.
I just hear music when it's worse.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby Drake Raider » Wed Nov 10, 2021 5:18 pm

There's a couple places I experience Tinnitus-like symptoms, including, of all things, a restroom in a gas station near the airport in my town, which I cannot for the life of me clarify.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby Reactor » Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:21 am

It only becomes unbearably annoying when y're trying to sleep. Had lots of problems mitigating it. I remember my mother brought some wonder-product one day in a blue plastic bottle, which was made of a type of fern which survived the nuclear explosion in Hiroshima. And it worked - in a few days, it eradicated the tinnitus entirely. I wish I could preserve that bottle, so I could tell you what exactly was it.
Apart from that, various ambient sounds made to loop are also great help. The typical "sleep well with heavy thunderstorm" Youtube videos are neat, but I found industrial-type foleys and drones a trillion times better. Half-life 1 and Doom 3 has the very best of these. I like listenin' these also when I'm reading something, as listening to music or radio kinda deviates my attention from the reading material.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby Muusi » Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:39 pm

Suffered from tinnitus for nearly all my life. There's really no way for me to sleep in absolute silence. Would be nice to know what event caused the tinnitus so early on...
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby Crazy Toni » Sat Nov 20, 2021 5:03 pm

Tinnitus? yeah i have it sometimes for little while

Have you guys tried this?
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby Rachael » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:32 pm

As someone who's had tinnitus all my life, that does absolutely nothing for it.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby Enjay » Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:26 am

Yeah, I found several videos a few years back demonstrating that technique. It does nothing for me.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby drfrag » Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:59 am

I think those videos are made to mock us people who suffer tinnitus.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby Caligari87 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:04 pm

Tinnitus happens for different reasons in different people. Personally mine + hearing damage I think is due to shooting firearms at a young age with no hearing protection (stupid irresponsible adults). I get intermittent "attacks" where I'll go temporarily partially deaf in one or both ears and get a loud ringing tone, usually for about 5-10 minutes before it fades. I also get more minor instances where it gradually fades up in quiet environments. The skull-drumming works great to interrupt these episodes for me near-instantly.

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Re: Tinnitus

Postby SanyaWaffles » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:05 pm

drfrag wrote:I think those videos are made to mock us people who suffer tinnitus.


Sometimes different mechanisms/treatments work. Your mileage may vary.

I sometimes experience Tinnitus, and it sometimes can trigger a sensory overload episode if the effect is "loud" enough... or be the result of a sensory overload.

I wonder if part of it is due to the way my brain is wired and not specifically due to any condition... but then I remember I had constant ear infections as a kid. But every time I go to the ear doctor they say my hearing is good. Plus the tinnitus is a more recent thing.

So lord knows what the hell causes it.
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Re: Tinnitus

Postby abbuw » Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:07 pm

I've got tinnitus that is just ever so slightly louder in my left ear than in my right ear due to an odd ear infection about 18 months ago; the infection cleared up but the tinnitus has stuck. It makes me quite anxious to think I've lost some hearing in that ear, but an audiologist said they're both okay, so I don't know what in the world is going on. It never really bothers me... until it does. I'd like to say that if both my ears were at the same level, it really wouldn't bother me because I've had tinnitus for as long as I can remember!
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