#1
My ears have been ringing non stop for the past year. It's starting to become hard to fall asleep anymore. It's not a loud ringing, just enough to make me go crazy when the room is totally silent.

I am 17 and I have tinitus already. I blame my amp and my ipod.

Are there any other musicians out there that have this same problem?
#3
Yes. Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are both nearly deaf.

Have you been to a doctor?
#6
No, I think you're the only one. PS, it's not your amps or ipods fault, it's your own for not taking care of your ears.
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#7
I'd get that sorted out if I were you. Hell, you can use botox to treat it. Go in, get your tinnitus sorted and plump out that forehead at the same time. Protect your ears when in loud environments as tinnitus can get worse, and also remember that suicide rates in tinnitus sufferers are a fair bit higher than normal.
#8
What??!!!




Sorry...Bad joke...

I only get rining for a few minutes after gigs/band practice/listenin to music VERY loudly.
#9
Nope. I've been listening to extremely loud music, going to loads of gigs, spending all my time mixing, and doing nothing but playing instruments for the last 14 years, and all I've managed to contract is an extremely adept sense of hearing.

Oh, and go to a doctor.
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#10
Tinnitus is generally incurable, unless it's a rare case where it's just an earwax problem.

It's damn annoying but you get used to it after a few years, just becomes background in the silence at night.
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Same as rabid.

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#12
Ahh tinnitus, a companion for those lonely quiet nights. Sucks doesnt it

While we're talking about this, what do doctors do to treat it?
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#13
Quote by Liam.
Tinnitus is generally incurable, unless it's a rare case where it's just an earwax problem.

It's damn annoying but you get used to it after a few years, just becomes background in the silence at night.


Generally incurable, but very treatable.
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Same as rabid.

And smoking with asthma. And staring at the sun with nearly blind eyes.
Buggered.


I said adept, not inept.
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#15
I get it once in a while but I've started turning down my music and regulating sound on my amp, my main fear is band practice because my drummer is a bit ignorant about his levels of noise (cool guy but a typical drummer when behind the kit) so i'm looking into ear protection, the idea of it freaks me out tbh and I hope the doctors can do something for you.
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I said adept, not inept.


Oh aye, my eyes are as good as they were when I was born, as is my breathing, as is my hearing
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#17
I think I've got a similar thing, TS, my ears ring occasionally, but only for a coupel of minutes, but I think I've definitely damaged my hearing, due to very loud music and very loud explosions I've created in the past.
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#18
just listen to some music when you go to sleep... always helps me
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Oh aye, my eyes are as good as they were when I was born, as is my breathing, as is my hearing


Yeah well, it just means you have an extremely good sense of... touch.

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Yes. Pete Townsend and Roger Daltrey are both nearly deaf.

Have you been to a doctor?

They've said that they hold that to the noise-canceling headphones used in the studio. More-so than the PAs and amps at gigs.
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#22
Yeah, I've got it. Ever since I got squashed up against a pile of cabs at an Amon Amarth gig. I only hear it if it's completely silent unless I'm really trying to hear it. I should probably go see a doctor, but I can't be bothered. I suppose I will eventually. I now use earplugs at all gigs and practices.
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#23
I'm 19 and my hearing loss is almost enough to have to use a hearing aid. Mainly from too many concerts and too much guitar playing.
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No, I think you're the only one. PS, it's not your amps or ipods fault, it's your own for not taking care of your ears.



thankyou for clearing that up for me.

I know I shouldn't listen to loud music. I've always been concious of how loud my earphones are. I usually keep them at halfway. And my amp, yes I have blasted it a good bit, I just assumed it was ok because everyone else around me was fine with it as well.

I guess I just never realized how easy it is to damage your ears. I'm sure I'm not the only person who has experienced this.
#26
Had it for a week once after a party, slowly faded away though.

Now I get it if I play really loud... goes away after 30 min or so.
#28
yea ive had that for the past 5 years i think. when i first got it, everytime i would get out of bed i would feel dizzy and puke. good times.
#29
I can't sleep in silence anyway so I have a fan on in the room for noise.. It helps somehow.

I only have a very slight ringing also
#30
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I can't sleep in silence anyway so I have a fan on in the room for noise.. It helps somehow.

I only have a very slight ringing also



I'm in the same boat. actually my doctor told to use a fan because the white noise helps cancel out the ringing.
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#31
same with me. Last night I couldn't fall asleep to the tv, yet I could fall asleep to the sound of my computer humming.
#32
my ears ring sometimes, but then again its usually after loud music and the such, but i dont think it happens all the time.

.......unless my ears do ring constantly and i just dont realise it :s
#33
I've had tinnitus for a long time now, basically as long as I can remember, It only really gets me if I intentionally try to hear it, if its quiet, or when I'm trying to sleep. It sucks when I am trying to sleep . . . . . .
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#34
I'm a year younger than you and I have it, but not a particularly bad case. I don't even notice it in silence unless I focus on it, but it is really annoying, because I really wish I had known about the dangers of going to so many gigs beforehand, and I would've taken actual precautions against it.
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#35
Sometimes I'll be laying in bed trying to fall asleep, and all the sudden ringing will just hit one of my ears lol. It's weird.
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