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    For me it's the snoring that busted my eardrums a couple of times. The ringing comes and goes. its the wife......snoring....
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    Yep,same here.And if you ask her...it's never,never happend.god bless them LOL and the dog snores loudly,bless her too.
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    I only have slight ringing from listening to machines constantly running for thirty years. I am not a doctor , but would perscribe LONG periods in the backwoods.
    I start out the Day with nothing and by the end of the Day I still have most of it.

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    Ive had it since I was 11 (10 years now) and it used to drive me crazy but now I dont even think about it. Actually, I thought it stopped ringing once so i plugged my ears just to make sure I could still hear it! Its a part of me now :P

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    I've got it too. Had it for years. Shooting guns with no ear protection and standing up front during concerts in the 70s. I've just learned to ignore it. I find it is the worst at night when I'm trying to sleep. Sometimes I think of camping at the ocean and the sound of the waves crashing and that will cancel it out for me and I can fall asleep.

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    I might not have it as bad as some of you. What works for me is I have one of those clocks that makes sound. I turn up the sound of rain until the ringing isn't as annoying and sleep well. In the swamps of Florida, the woods are very loud with frogs, crickets, and God knows what, so I sleep well there too. I lived on a boat for the past 7 years and the sound of wind and water worked out but a still quiet night would give me fits. I guess my advice is to avoid silent sleeping environments.

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    I've got it; I've never had it looked at by a doctor, but sometimes it's so bad it really annoys me. I think I got it from standing under (one deck below, but really close - no one saw me) a 3" 50 cal http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/mk-33.htm as it fired without any hearing protection. I wasn't even in the navy for a year when it happened. I remember looking at the barrels as they swung over the gundeck, then all of a sudden a big flash, bang and really strong percussion. My ears have been ringing ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john gault View Post
    I've got it; I've never had it looked at by a doctor, but sometimes it's so bad it really annoys me. I think I got it from standing under (one deck below, but really close - no one saw me) a 3" 50 cal http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/mk-33.htm as it fired without any hearing protection. I wasn't even in the navy for a year when it happened. I remember looking at the barrels as they swung over the gundeck, then all of a sudden a big flash, bang and really strong percussion. My ears have been ringing ever since.
    Did a fire work show once,and the Army National Guard came out with 4 Howitzers,they eclipsed are largest shell a 6"report,next day at work this old timer(WWII) had seen the show and he said to me,in an old scratchy smoky voice "I liked them cannons......reminds me of the war" LOL Ole' Joe.
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    Have it as a result of combat. Im so used to it after 8 years that I don't even notice it anymore unless I concentrate really hard.

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    This won't apply to those with exposure damage, but my wife was recently to by her doctor to avoid aspirin and NSAIDs to relieve her tinnitus. She stopped her 81mg daily aspirin and the ringing in her ears ceased in a couple of days.

    Certain drugs -- most notably aspirin, several types of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, sedatives, and antidepressants as well as quinine medications. Tinnitus is cited as a potential side effect for about 200 prescription and nonprescription drugs.
    http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/u...innitus-basics

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    I have had tinitus for years, due to something called Menieres's Syndrome. It can be maddening at times. I saw a lot of ENT specialists. At one point, the one specialist gave me cortizone shots in my ears as a treatment. At think it aleviated the symptoms some waht, but it was a temporary fix. Eventually, it came back just as loud.

    The tinitus did get better over the years, not as bad as it used to be. And now after living with it for 12 years, I am kind of used to it. But I feel for you, I know it can drive you nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnitonka View Post
    I have had tinitus for years, due to something called Menieres's Syndrome. It can be maddening at times. I saw a lot of ENT specialists. At one point, the one specialist gave me cortizone shots in my ears as a treatment. At think it aleviated the symptoms some waht, but it was a temporary fix. Eventually, it came back just as loud.

    The tinitus did get better over the years, not as bad as it used to be. And now after living with it for 12 years, I am kind of used to it. But I feel for you, I know it can drive you nuts!
    Thanks to all for posting.It has taken a while to get some answers,but I have a follow up appointment for this condition next week and hopefully the doctor will decide if and when a treatment will begin,from all I have read about the condition,it can be caused by so many different things,and he has already said there is no cure,but that it depended on what was causing it,so we'll see what happens.I have this thread marked and will post after I get some info,and maybe someone will benefit from it.Thanks for posting Minnitonka,I too have been told by others that they just live with it,and that it does get better and they just deal with it or at least they don't notice it as much.By the way,welcome to white blaze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnitonka View Post
    I have had tinitus for years, due to something called Menieres's Syndrome. It can be maddening at times. I saw a lot of ENT specialists. At one point, the one specialist gave me cortizone shots in my ears as a treatment. At think it aleviated the symptoms some waht, but it was a temporary fix. Eventually, it came back just as loud.

    The tinitus did get better over the years, not as bad as it used to be. And now after living with it for 12 years, I am kind of used to it. But I feel for you, I know it can drive you nuts!
    Minnitonka,

    I too have Meniere's. Tinnitus is 24/7/365. I've basically learned to ignore it. (Just glad the vertigo is gone...) The tinnitus ranges from crickets to freight trains to ringing telephones, etc. I rarely ever listen to music anymore and miss it greatly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwalton View Post
    Minnitonka,

    I too have Meniere's. Tinnitus is 24/7/365. I've basically learned to ignore it. (Just glad the vertigo is gone...) The tinnitus ranges from crickets to freight trains to ringing telephones, etc. I rarely ever listen to music anymore and miss it greatly.
    I'm finding music helps,what happens with you and music,also the vertigo is a little trobleing at times,even watching a commerical on TV had me grabbing the rails,what gives here.
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    Ok,here it is.Had the MRI done and some blood work,and it showed something called a prominent loab(which apparently pushes on one of the arteries that supplies blood to the ear,it is not operable and it is not a problem,except my ears still ringing.The doctor says there is nothing he can do for this,and I kinda had that feeling after talking to so many who have it and just deal with it,sucks to be me.Yep most cases of Tinnitus are not correctable,so maybe I'll give the "Lipoflavinoid" a shot,though the doctor didn't put much weight in that working.bummer
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