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Re: Tinnitus [Re: djs] #11994983 04/24/17
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I've had it for years. A dumb blonde in the office asked me why I just didn't wear ear plugs.


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: 3584ELK] #11995178 04/24/17
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Originally Posted by 3584ELK
A simple OTC therapy that may help some is to take Lipo-Flavinoid twice daily. I use it and it minimizes the ringing.


Lipo-Flavinoid helps me a lot, also. Studies showed that after 60 days on it, 1/3 of the people had considerable relief, (like me), 1/3 had slight relief, and 1/3 had no relief.

That has been the experience with my friends. It helped some, and others not at all.

No one has mentioned Aspirin. Even baby aspirin. Tinnitus is a common side-effect of taking aspirin, for many people. I quit the daily baby aspirin routine my Dr had put me on, and it definitely helped lower the noise in my ears.


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: nifty-two-fifty] #11995817 04/24/17
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Originally Posted by nifty-two-fifty
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No one has mentioned Aspirin. Even baby aspirin. Tinnitus is a common side-effect of taking aspirin, for many people. I quit the daily baby aspirin routine my Dr had put me on, and it definitely helped lower the noise in my ears.


I'll have to check this out. I have had ringing in my ears for the past 8-9 years. Always bothersome and some days it drives me nuts. I have always worn ear protection while shooting (not while hunting) and this coincides with my starting to take a daily dose of aspirin.


Re: Tinnitus [Re: JDK] #11996368 04/25/17
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Back in the day, I'm 79 years old, we didn't know any better. Some like myself used cotton balls which helped some but in actuality were totally useless. I shot .22s at age 11 to learn to shoot and did my first deer hunt on Labor Day weekend that same year. (1949) Hearing protection? Never heard of it, no pun intended.
When older cotton balls at the range but it was not until 1974 that I got a pair of muffs as a birthday present from my kids. I'd been shooting a Remington 660 .308 with 20" barrel and stiff loads using H335. The muzzle blast was so bad that I was flinching badly and the gun kicked like a very PO'ed mule. I was surprised as hell that I didn't miss my deer that year due to the flinch.
Well I tried the muffs and wow, where did the kick go? Been using them ever since.
These days I use a set that I can turn on or off at the range plus plugs. I use them on my hunts as well as they act like hearing aids, not to mention they do a great job keeping my ears warm. cool
That's the good news. The bad is it's gone into Meniers disease (vertigo) and I'm almost totally deaf in my right ear,lost 90 percent in the high frequency range in both and only have maybe 50 percent left in the left ear.
Not all damage was from shooting though. Worked in an industry where I used an air hammer similar to those used in breaking up concrete and streets. Loud as hell and no protection. OSHA hadn't struck there yet. Probably didn't even exit in 1966. Loud live rock concerts probably didn't help matter either.
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Re: Tinnitus [Re: moosemike] #11997991 04/25/17
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I have significant ringing myself. Also have hearing loss and use hearing aids (7000.00 worth) that have a setting to control tinnitus but doesn't work for me. I am a tinsnith and a gas fitter and never wore hearing aids during work in the early days-nobody did. While Shooting ,we used cotton (on occassion) . I have no complaints though,I chose everything that caused the hearing loss...Tony


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: comerade] #11998079 04/25/17
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I have ringing in my left ear and always blamed our drummer's crash cymbal that was next to me. About the time I wised up and started wearing a plug in that ear, we all but quit gigging.

Re: Tinnitus [Re: moosemike] #11998083 04/25/17
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I bought some Ear Ringing Oil a while back.It didn't help,so I quit using it.For the last two days I mistakenly put it in my eyes thinking it was eye drops I had in a similar bottle.Burned like hell,didn't help my eyes either,threw it in the trash now.

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Re: Tinnitus [Re: moosemike] #11998084 04/25/17
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Clinical studies have shown the tobacco, alcohol,and caffeine can worsen the intensity of the tinnitus on the day of consumption. I love cigars and coffee, and on the days when I have a wee bit too much the tinnitus worsens.


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: Borealis Bob] #11998587 04/26/17
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My version sounds like a field full of crickets. Fortunately, I find that sound quite pleasing.


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: 1minute] #11999296 04/26/17
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Originally Posted by 1minute
My version sounds like a field full of crickets. Fortunately, I find that sound quite pleasing.
That's one way to beat it! Enjoy it!

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Re: Tinnitus [Re: Taco2fiddy7] #11999511 04/26/17
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Originally Posted by Taco280AI
Since my teens I've worn something like these around my neck while hunting. Takes just a few seconds to put in your ears and well worth it

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I have rarely shot without protection.

Mostly all plugs. Some custom molded.

Then I got tinnintus. Asked the doc WTF... he said you would have had to use muffs the whole time. Why? Because the "sound" also hits your face and transfers around the bones of the ear according to him.... so with plugs only and shooting you are eventually doomed.


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: moosemike] #11999513 04/26/17
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huh ? What did you say ?


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: JDK] #11999575 04/26/17
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if i remember correctly, tinnitus related to aspirin is usually associated with higher doses and advancing age. decreasing the dose of aspirin apparently diminishes or eliminates the tinnitus. can't do much about the calendar


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: rost495] #11999579 04/26/17
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Originally Posted by rost495
Originally Posted by Taco280AI
Since my teens I've worn something like these around my neck while hunting. Takes just a few seconds to put in your ears and well worth it

[Linked Image]


I have rarely shot without protection.

Mostly all plugs. Some custom molded.

Then I got tinnintus. Asked the doc WTF... he said you would have had to use muffs the whole time. Why? Because the "sound" also hits your face and transfers around the bones of the ear according to him.... so with plugs only and shooting you are eventually doomed.


Good to know!

Re: Tinnitus [Re: moosemike] #11999804 04/26/17
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Picked up Electronic Shooters Protection Analog model last year.

Enhancement function works well and never hunt without them.


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: ransome_henshaw] #12003014 04/28/17
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My hearing in my left ear is almost gone and my right one is not good... I have been wearing Peltor Tac 7 electronic ear muffs (they no longer make that model) to help for about 16 years but NOTHING helps when you shoot a lot. Your bones around your ear transmit a certain amount of the concussion and that can still damage your hearing.

On the advice of several friends I went to Costco and got hearing aids. They had the best prices around and the latest in technology. I can control them completely with my iPhone and love them but I take them out and use the Tac 7 muffs for shooting.

I have absolutely NO affiliation with Costco or ReSound Hearing Aids other than being a very satisfied customer. They cost me $2600 total for both of them and they come with a 3 year no cost no deductible or copay warranty and unlimited free support.

Yes... We NEED suppressors so our young shooters don't end up nearly deaf like us old farts... LOL

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Re: Tinnitus [Re: moosemike] #12004860 04/28/17
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I've got a moderate case in my right ear. Varies in intensity and only rarely gets annoying. I was an early adopter of muffs, but never wore anything while hunting until last year when I started plugging up for doves.

I suspect that most of my hearing issues, including some voice-frequency loss, is due to forty years spent in telephone central offices with high levels of mechanical noise from switches, relays, high-speed cooling fans, big-ass air handlers, and alarms. The only place we were required to wear protection was in the auxiliary generator room when the engine(s) or turbines were running.

When we were installing a network of switches for GSA in the 90's the gummint reps made us perform all kinds of tests to demonstrate compliance with the regs, including light levels in work areas. They never showed any interest in noise levels though. Probably knew it wouldn't look good.


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: 1minute] #12012217 05/03/17
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Originally Posted by 1minute
My version sounds like a field full of crickets. Fortunately, I find that sound quite pleasing.


I so envy you. Super-high tuning forks here due to infections as an infant and kid. Such a drain they are.


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: moosemike] #12012416 05/03/17
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I shot my muzzle braked rifle without ear protection while hunting last year. Twice, bang bang.
I have ringing in my ears laying in bed at night, or when it's quiet in the house.
Only 51 years old.
It sucks.


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Re: Tinnitus [Re: moosemike] #12012613 05/03/17
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Its in my left ear tonight.

I suppose its a lifetime around heavy machinery.

Some things I hear really well, others not so much. I suppose it is bad for 34.

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