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Well, you see i have found out that i have a sensory neural hearing loss in both ears but worse in my right ear. and i was told that to prevent me from going deaf when im 30 i have to wear ear plugs when im in concerts or around loud music/noise. and i cant listen to music or movies via ear phones or head phones... That stinks...

Apparantly there is some sort of ear phone that will just lower the frequency or something so it will not effect me...

I want to know if you have any clue on what i can use so i dont miss out on things like playing my electric guitar with the amp. ???
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Earplugs sound like a good idea...

But it will block out the sounds and i will not be able to hear...
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Just wear the earplugs, it's better than going deaf and not hearing at all.
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I'm pretty sure there are earplugs that allow you to hear things very well. Just not as loud as it is being played.
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TS, your ignorance is actually annoying. Are you trolling?

I have tinnitus, despite having above average hearing and being sensible relative to other young people - you think you're unlucky because you've been told to be careful and protect your hearing? Ugh.
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I'm pretty sure there are earplugs that allow you to hear things very well. Just not as loud as it is being played.

Do you know what they are called and where i can get them!!?
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Well a human can't sing an Em since that's a chord

If you mean Eb3/E3, then that is a contralto voice.
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Do you know what they are called and where i can get them!!?


There's all sorts. Google some shit like professional earplugs
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1) Earplugs differ in quality greatly, but a decent set of earplugs improves your sound-recognition in loud places significantly (and makes a huge improvement to what you hear onstage).

2) 'Earphones' are generally a bad idea because people like you don't understand safe listening levels, or the masking effect caused by environmental factors like bus engines or traffic and the sound is directed straight into your inner ear with not much sound escaping elsewhere.

3) I still gig, my tinnitus hasn't gotten any worse since I developed it (to my knowledge, as I cope with it better and better) and I had a checkup recently one year on from my first visit to a specialist in audiology a few months after developing tinnitus, and my hearing hasn't changed at all... still above the average hearing level for someone my age.

4) You are being told to be careful so you don't do yourself any preventable damage, and are able to enjoy being able to hear for longer - your response is to complain that you can't wear earphones and have to wear ear plugs in loud environments (something everybody should do, ideally, as it's very easy to end up with tinnitus)... get some fucking perspective.
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4) You are being told to be careful so you don't do yourself any preventable damage, and are able to enjoy being able to hear for longer - your response is to complain that you can't wear earphones and have to wear ear plugs in loud environments (something everybody should do, ideally, as it's very easy to end up with tinnitus)... get some fucking perspective.

I believe you just cleared things up.
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At least you're not going blind

actually i am, well not technically but i do have a stigmatism in my eyes... which makes me wear glasses...


and yes i get it that im complaining... but im fine with it i just wanted to know if there was anything i could use, but dw i might as well just look on google cause, yeah...

Sorry if i annoyed you, im not trolling i just wanted to know...

Thankyou!
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Well a human can't sing an Em since that's a chord

If you mean Eb3/E3, then that is a contralto voice.
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Just get normal earplugs. The sound quality isn't really diminished much, just the volume is lowered. Buy them at walmart for 2 dollars and try them out.
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Dimarzio every time I see your avatar I start to laugh, I can't help it haha
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I do believe that the Pit is not a doctor.

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Correct me if I'm wrong but I do believe that the Pit is not a doctor.

You're wrong.
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Dimarzio every time I see your avatar I start to laugh, I can't help it haha

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But it will block out the sounds and i will not be able to hear...


It's almost as if that's the entire point of earplugs. Weird!

Maybe if your Einstein ass would have learned that sooner, you wouldn't be in this predicament.
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Just get normal earplugs. The sound quality isn't really diminished much, just the volume is lowered. Buy them at walmart for 2 dollars and try them out.

i dont think there is a walmart in Australia
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Well a human can't sing an Em since that's a chord

If you mean Eb3/E3, then that is a contralto voice.
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I just get annoyed easily when it comes to things regarding hearing/tinnitus and people not realising how easy it is to screw your hearing up or not caring about it. Judging from your posts, I guess you're pretty young and I shouldn't jump the gun with passive-aggressive (or less passive) responses, but let that convince you not to take my words lightly.

I cope reasonably well with tinnitus because my hearing is good - I can imagine with poor hearing to allow exterior sounds to mask it at night, it would be much more intolerable and a nightmare to live with, even if you eventually adjusted to it.

Besides, earphones are a much lower quality way of listening to music as a general rule


As for earplugs to get - getting custom moulds taken is a good idea, especially if they are covered by your health service (over here, they sometimes are, but I dunno about Australian healthcare) as you have been told to be careful.

Failing that, while I wait for my moulds, I use Proguard Noizezz as they don't protrude much from your ear (got fed up of other earplugs getting knocked if somebody hugged me or drunken people were clumsy etc. and they got pushed into the ear a bit which is uncomfortable) and the filters in them are good and allow for a clear sound. They also come with four sizes of housing for the filters, which should suit most people... I don't have huge ears but I use the largest size as it gives the tightest fit, so when I sing they don't move as much and allow sound in.

On Amazon, they have bad reviews on some of the shops from people who wear them for the wrong reasons (sleeping) or don't understand how to put earplugs in properly, but I assure you if you plan on gigging they are the best 'cheap' earplugs I've found after trying several types.

I use the strongest filters (-33dB) just for peace of mind, but I also have some of the weaker ones and got my gf some too for when she's at gigs, and after getting used to wearing them she agrees it is a lot better coming out of a loud place after wearing them than not.
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i dont think there is a walmart in Australia

Okay.
Then buy them from whatever supermarket chain you... people... have.
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actually i am, well not technically but i do have a stigmatism in my eyes... which makes me wear glasses...


and yes i get it that im complaining... but im fine with it i just wanted to know if there was anything i could use, but dw i might as well just look on google cause, yeah...

Sorry if i annoyed you, im not trolling i just wanted to know...

Thankyou!

You really, really overreact to and/or overstate things.

Astigmatism by no means equals blindness. The vast majority of people with astigmatism don't even have any issues with it, once they get glasses.

As for your ears...everyone should probably wear a good set of earplugs at concerts or when working on loud machinery anyway.


I realize you're like 16, but holy shit...calm down. Your life isn't ending. You're not deaf or blind. And, if you follow the advice of your doctors, you will probably live a very normal life without significant increases in loss of sight or hearing.
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And, if you follow the advice of your doctors, you will probably live a very normal life without significant increases in loss of sight or hearing.

From what I can tell about TS from his/her posts, that's a very big

if.

But seriously, not being able to hear loud things >>> not being able to hear anything. Get earplugs for loud concerts and stuff, turn down your music, turn down your music more if you're wearing earbuds, and you'll be fine.

Also, don't take the Pit's medical advice (including mine). Ask your doctor. It looks like they agree, though.
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as someone like Disarm with tinnitus, i can say buy some earplugs, you won't really notice a difference when you get used to them, and honestly, when you're at a gig, you'll be able to enjoy your experience a lot more as you'll be able to hear everything instead of the wall of noise blasting you, get some ER-20's and life will be peachy again.

i'm a drummer so earplugs are always with me never know when i may need them, and no offence to the general population of UG, but drums are a whole lot louder than a guitar while you're playing them.
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Okay thanks having read all that i do think i overacted abit... DisarmGoliath you do offer good advise... most of you have apart from a few... and i only heard about it from the hearing doctor, not my GP. The hearing doctor wants me to go to the doctors cause seen im so young and its my cochlea it may be worthwhile... so i cant listen to the doctor cause i havent been yet.... Thanks for the website lol winterXsolstice
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wat

I would think the hearing doctor would be more experienced in hearing related matters than the GP.
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Well a human can't sing an Em since that's a chord

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Earplugs are fine and highly recommended. You still hear everything. In fact, it helps to drown out the HHHHHHHHSSSSSSSSS sound that your eardrums make when they're dying.

Trust me, tinnitus sucks.
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I use these for concerts and band sessions after being recommended them by people here.

They definitely work well, Black Sabbath still sounded amazing with them on and they're not noticeable either since they're pretty small. I'm sure they'll have them in a music shop near you like Billy Hyde, if not then you can try ordering them off eBay or something.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Alpine-MusicSafe-Classic-Music-Earplugs-Hearing-Protect-/181191138347?pt=AU_Instrument_Accessories&hash=item2a2fd55c2b

Honestly if you're going to concerts, you should be looking to protect your hearing regardless of your situation. Losing your hearing in general just isn't worth it.
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I cope reasonably well with tinnitus because my hearing is good - I can imagine with poor hearing to allow exterior sounds to mask it at night, it would be much more intolerable and a nightmare to live with, even if you eventually adjusted to it.



I have tinnitus too, had it for a long time infact. Mine in the key of 'A' and sometimes I jam along with it.
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Well, you see i have found out that i have a sensory neural hearing loss in both ears but worse in my right ear. and i was told that to prevent me from going deaf when im 30 i have to wear ear plugs when im in concerts or around loud music/noise. and i cant listen to music or movies via ear phones or head phones..


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...In fact, it helps to drown out the HHHHHHHHSSSSSSSSS sound that your eardrums make when they're dying.

Trust me, tinnitus sucks.

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as someone like Disarm with tinnitus...

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I have tinnitus too, had it for a long time infact. Mine in the key of 'A' and sometimes I jam along with it.

Glad you can find positives from it!


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Okay thanks having read all that i do think i overacted abit... DisarmGoliath you do offer good advise... most of you have apart from a few... and i only heard about it from the hearing doctor, not my GP. The hearing doctor wants me to go to the doctors cause seen im so young and its my cochlea it may be worthwhile... so i cant listen to the doctor cause i havent been yet.... Thanks for the website lol winterXsolstice

No problem, sorry I snapped last night but you really should care more about your health than wearing earphones

And I can give good advice on the subject mainly because I did so much research, in a panic, when I first developed tinnitus. The audiologist I was recently signed off from (after deciding I'm coping well, a year on from the last checkup and don't need regular checkups on it) said I know a lot more on the topic than many typical GP's (certainly the one I first saw) as GP's don't specialise in something like this but have a good broad knowledge of all they might encounter. Apparently a lot of people who lead the field in research for tinnitus actually have the condition themselves which leads them to study and search for a cure.

Either way, not something you particularly want and it sounds like you are more at risk than the average person based on your recommendation to start caring for your hearing. Tinnitus is a phantom noise, so it's hard to say how loud it is for a person (things like your emotional attachment to the noise(s) play a big role, as does your general disposition with blanking things out and how much attention you give it) but the better your hearing is, the more external noise you hear that can mask any tinnitus in quieter situations.

Basically, a lot of people have it on a basic level these days because we live in a noisy world and clubs etc. all put music out far above safe levels, and gigs too as well as industrial noise depending on a career path, but don't notice it until their hearing deteriorates over time or with age, or a threshold level of preventable damage, and then they're suddenly a part of a world with no 'silence'. Don't wanna paint a depressing picture, that's just the darker reality to it - lots of famous musicians have it and continue to play, with the right considerations, and continue to lead happy lives
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Just play your electric guitar without the amp. It sounds better that way, anyways.
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In my opinion everyone should wear earplugs at concerts... especially if you like being at the front of the gig. A lot of the time ear plugs actually make really loud things sound more pleasant as well as quieter!
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i have to wear ear plugs when im in concerts
Yeah good luck seeing swans without earplugs

OP, buy some HD201s. They're lower end Sennheisers and are overear with a considerably lower level of maximum volume output than the average pair. As for live shows, you should be wearing at least cheap buds. Playing live with others, you should be wearing the professional ones you see in instrument shops.

And you're very hyperbolic. Tinnitus has driven people to suicide; I'm sure you can handle having to not do stupid things like not wearing earplugs at concerts.
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