This is a discussion on How many here have hearing loss and/or Tinnitus? within the Basic Gun Handling & Safety forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; Originally Posted by QKShooter Shooting related Tinnitus. It was terrible for years but, it's lots better now since I've been staying on top of it ...
My hearing is perfect
I have a little bit of hearing loss
My ears are ringing all the time
I think mine is a combination of everything(shooting, heavy machinery, etc...). The shooting didn't help that much is for sure. I have the occassional "ringing" seemingly at random but not frequent enough to be a problem yet. I'm a good deal more careful these days.
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Continuous ringing & problems associated with specific frequencies ... sometimes makes it difficult to understand softspoken speech when background noise is involved. Not sure if it is totally the result of gunfire though, plenty of other loud environments probably contributed as well.
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I've got slight hearing loss and a lot of tinnitus from working on a flightline and flying 53's for 6 years. I'm sure shooting has a little to do with it, but I always wear hearing protection unless I'm hunting.
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24 Years in the military - lots of shooting, prop planes, jet planes, gas turbines etc. and yes I can hear the ringing. Usually doesn't bother me and didn't even notice it until I read this thread. Wife says I have good hearing - if she says so it must be true:).
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I don't have ringing anymore and I have had some hearing return after becoming disabled and no longer work in noisy environments,At one time I couldn't hear birds,A hearing test guy told me I had hearing loss in the range of small children and Women,guess it ain't all that bad
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Ears ring all the time from playing in bands half my life. It is so bad now that I use white noise just to sleep.
mine ring all the time what can i do to help stop it
I have some...probably from working in engineering in the Navy.
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I have Tinnitus from being a commercial airline pilot.
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Oh and I was also fixed wing (SEMA) aircrew off and on for a couple of years - my hearing loss is worse on one side and includes most of the range of my wife's voice - sure saved me a LOT od grief when the audiologist at the VA told her that...
she always thought I had "selective hearing"
sometimes the tinnitus becomes and auditory hallucination - nothing like hearing a jazz band playing in your ear complete with muffled vocals when you are trying to get some sleep
hypertension (high blood pressure can also be a cause) get checked by your doc and make sure there are no undiagnosed underlying causes