#1
How long does the ringing have to persist until it means you've got it?

I went to a show on Friday and my ears are still ringing now, Sunday afternoon. I was going to buy earplugs as well, but I never got the chance. That's possibly the real kick in the teeth here.
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if your ears are still ringing after this amount of time i'd say your hearing is permanently damaged.. obviously not by much i just mean your higher register for hearing will drop by a few Hz..

last time i tested mines (physics) i could hear sounds up to 17000Hz and the normal human range is 20 to 20000Hz..
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if your ears are still ringing after this amount of time i'd say your hearing is permanently damaged.. obviously not by much i just mean your higher register for hearing will drop by a few Hz..

last time i tested mines (physics) i could hear sounds up to 17000Hz and the normal human range is 20 to 20000Hz..


My range was already higher than the average person so I don't care about losing a few Hz, I just want to make sure that I'm not going to have a permanent ringing.

Sorry to hear about it, that_1_dude, how did you get it?
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I doubt there will be any long term damage, unless you were standing right by the speakers.

My ears were ringing for a day or so after going to see Iron Maiden, and now I don't have any problems at all (hearing range is still fine).
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I doubt there will be any long term damage, unless you were standing right by the speakers.

My ears were ringing for a day or so after going to see Iron Maiden, and now I don't have any problems at all (hearing range is still fine).


Except I was right by the speakers. It was a tiny venue, and I was pretty much leaning on a speaker, right at the front. I could have grabbed the bassist from where I was.
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Well mine from last Saturday took until Thursday to go and its started again now.
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Well mine from last Saturday took until Thursday to go and its started again now.
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Did you do anything to trigger it starting again? Like, going to another gig?

Because if not, then clearly my problem will go away with time?
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Tuesday evening: Ringing is still here. Am I screwed?
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That post was about as helpful as someone cutting off all my fingers, coating them in chocolate, putting them in Thornton's packaging, and selling them to foreign businessman as a delicacy.
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My range was already higher than the average person so I don't care about losing a few Hz, I just want to make sure that I'm not going to have a permanent ringing.

Sorry to hear about it, that_1_dude, how did you get it?

I honestly don't know.
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I honestly don't know.
I wasn't exposed to loud sounds as a child, so I think it was from falling off of a cupboard onto the hard tile.


That really sucks... Is there no treatement or anything? And does it fade with time?
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I went through a phase where my ears were ringing for absolutely no reason... then after a week it went as suddenly as it came. Maybe you're not screwed just yet...
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That really sucks... Is there no treatement or anything? And does it fade with time?

I haven't really looked into treatment. It doesn't bother me too much.
Also, it hasn't faded for me, although I probably made it worse somehow.
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Tuesday evening: Ringing is still here. Am I screwed?

Nah, I stood right by the speakers at one gig and my ears were ringing for 4 or 5 days before it cleared up. Shit me right up though when I woke up in the morning and I couldn't even hear people talking 2 feet away.

At work one time they told us all about it. It'll clear up eventually, but your hearing gets progressively worse every time you damage it like that.
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Thanks, that's brilliant news^^ Definitely wearing earplugs next time.

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I haven't really looked into treatment. It doesn't bother me too much.
Also, it hasn't faded for me, although I probably made it worse somehow.


Going to gigs, maybe?
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That post was about as helpful as someone cutting off all my fingers, coating them in chocolate, putting them in Thornton's packaging, and selling them to foreign businessman as a delicacy.

I failed at my only attempt to be subtle by using pictures instead of words. Let's express this more eloquently:

PAUL GILBERT has Tinitus in one of his ears and must now wear extreme isolation headphones whenever he gigs to avoid damaging his ears even further. Perhaps it would be a good idea if you (That's Right: YOU&trade would get yourself some ear protection for future gigs and other encounters with loud musical equipment
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I failed at my only attempt to be subtle by using pictures instead of words. Let's express this more eloquently:

PAUL GILBERT has Tinitus in one of his ears and must now wear extreme isolation headphones whenever he gigs to avoid damaging his ears even further. Perhaps it would be a good idea if you (That's Right: YOU&trade would get yourself some ear protection for future gigs and other encounters with loud musical equipment


Haha, I got all that, but I already mentioned I was going to buy earphones and hadn't got round to it, and I wasn't asking if I could still play music, I've already played my guitar since, I asked if it was permanent yet.
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Thanks, that's brilliant news^^ Definitely wearing earplugs next time.


Going to gigs, maybe?

Probably.
If you wear earphones, like sashki said, you should be fine. It may still fade out.

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Thanks, that's brilliant news^^ Definitely wearing earplugs next time.

Definitely worth it. It's the kind of thing that creeps up on you - you're fine now, then 20 years down the line you realise you can't hear a fuckin thing.
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It must persist chronically, which means longer than half-a-year (or 6 months).

So tell us if it's still here in about 5 and 3/4 months.
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