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  • RolandRoland Frets: 2275
  • mgawmgaw Frets: 2685
    I need the music to drown out the tinnitus... there is also a link between anti depressants and tinnitus which has certainly happened in my case...
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 3716
    edited January 11
    I've been noticing it a lot more in the mornings and for the first time in some time, it's racked me all of this afternoon in my left ear and still not gone away. Can make my ears ring by moving my jaw (sounds like a party trick). I'm out tonight for a birthday bash and wish I had my earplugs just for that as it's in a bar and they can be super loud. Going to be extra careful from now on.

    I wonder if singing is actually worse for it than guitar because you are the noise source yourself and singing can be damn loud!

    It's pretty depressing getting older - only 34 and I'm losing my hair, it's harder to keep fir and there's ringing in my ears lol!!
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  • mgawmgaw Frets: 2685
    @thomasross20 34 is youthful hair or no hair   until there is a cure for tinnitus I am not going to get stressed about it at all lifes for doing loads of shit you enjoy and on that note hopefully you will meet a youngish attractive entertaining but most importantly, slighty naughty liberally minded lady who will fuck your brains out without a care in the world and you could just roll with that for a while.

    PS if you meet someone like that ask if she has any similar friends
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 3716
    @mgaw hahahaha that made me laugh!! :)
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 6137

    Has anybody ever thought about stopping playing and stopping listening to music so much (basically, stripping that out of your life) due to tinnitus? Extreme?


    no way. Tinnitus is legal and moral licence for bigger/louder amps played full up at any time...
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  • Emp_FabEmp_Fab Frets: 14075
    Dude... I remember waaay back warning you about protecting your ears because you complained about the occasional bout of it after gigs etc.  I remember you saying something about being on the bus and having your earphones too loud?  It was a very long time ago,  Anyway...  as you may recall, I have it in both ears 24/7.  It drove me crazy initially and I went to some very dark places mentally.  However, as there is no real cure, the only way to alleviate it is to ignore it.  As impossible as it sounds, it’s the only thing I’ve found that works.

    Every time you pay attention to it, listen to it, talk about it, think about it, your brain focuses on it and it becomes something your subconscious then considers important, so it will keep alerting you to its presence - a rather vicious circle.

    In order for it to go away, you have to convince your subconscious that this noise is of no consequence at all.  You do this by just accepting and then ignoring it.  Over time, it will then alert you less frequently to it’s presence - which is the only time you “hear” it anyway.  When you are not thinking, writing, talking about or listening for it, your brain doesn’t pay any attention to it - which is exactly the same as it not being there.  For example, I can hear mine clearly right now, but I know that in half an hour when I’m engrossed in something else, I simply won’t notice it AT ALL.  It effectively vanishes.  I’m only noticing mine now because I’m writing about it so my brain gives it attention.

    Much like, I imagine, people with other disabilities - say a missing limb, don’t spend every minute thinking “I’ve only got one arm!, I’ve only got one arm!” - they just get on with their lives and aren’t focused on its absence.

    Be aware, as ‘lightly’ as possible (i.e. don’t stimulate your subconscious by worrying ‘this is vital’) of the things that make it worse and quietly avoid those.  It becomes harder for your subconscious mind to not alert the conscious mind if the tinnitus is louder than usual, as your subconscious is going “ooh, ooh, that noise you told me wasn’t important is louder now...  this might be important...  I’ll tell the boss”.

    It’s all about convincing your nervous, alert, subconscious that this noise isn’t a danger, can’t harm you and can safely be ignored.  



    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.
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  • thomasross20thomasross20 Frets: 3716
    Well remembered about the music and thanks for the advice! 

    I really need to carry my earplugs at all times... I was invited out last minute last night and it was quite loud (band environment)..
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  • GrunfeldGrunfeld Frets: 2777
    @Emp_Fab - I want to give your post more than 1 wis. 
    Nice one.


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  • PC_DavePC_Dave Frets: 1616
    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but for the first time ever, I agree with Emp.....
    This week's procrastination forum might be moved to sometime next week.
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 2244
    Grunfeld said:
    @Emp_Fab - I want to give your post more than 1 wis. 
    Nice one.

     :o 

    Words I never thought I'd ever read!

    (Just funning, Emp!)

    Did anyone bring the petits-fours?
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