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Tinnitus

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm a bit worried about my ears - I go to a club once or twice a week, and gigs every few weeks and I seem to be much more sensitive to loud music and noises than most other people. While my mates are often surprised that their ears are still ringing the morning after, mine usually do for a few days - it isn't always noticeable because of background noise or listening to music, but it is when it's quiet and I'm a bit concerned.

Any advice?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    All I can think of is that you've probably got really good hearing, much more so than your friends...just a thought? :confused:

    rgds
    djed
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I am a ear expert after years of ioperations hospital appointments and illness i think i can help, there is a possibility you are suffering from mild tinnitus.

    RNID

    This link should provide some great info.

    Tinnitus is the ringing of the ears (hearing sounds that are not there)

    I think you should see a doctor/ or ENT specialist and get it checked out there are medications/operations etc that can help its best to get it sorted before your hearing gets worse. Most hearing problems are non-reversible.

    It may just be ear-wax.

    If you need any other information PM me and i will give you my email. :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks, I'll check that site out now. I'll make sure I see a doctor soon too.

    Cheers :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Invest in a good pair of ear plugs. You will still be able to hear the music well enough, but it won't be damaging your ears so much.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Purely from a scientific viewpoint, earplugs block high frequency sounds while letting lower frequency sounds pass. High frequency sounds are known to damage the ear, hence why ear protection is worn in factories with loud machinery.

    They can also be quite discrete and you can still hear people talk to you ok. Probably something to consider if you value your hearing - especially when you get older. Hearing deteriorates as soon as you are born.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thanks ppl. Karla - that page was on the site Devil gave me but thanks for that. I might just go for the earplugs idea - as discreet as possible! I'm going to make an appointment to see a doctor next week when I get back to uni.

    Thanks :)
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