How many here have hearing loss and/or Tinnitus?

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    Hearing loss in both ears, the right is especially bad. I discovered last summer while sleeping with window open that if I roll over onto my good ear that I can't hear crickets. They just disappear. Tinnitus comes and goes on a daily basis. It first starts with pressure and the ringing begins.

    My hearing loss probably came from lots of ear infections as a kid and working on the flight line in the Air Force. I warn my kids about listening to their iPods too loud. Once your hearing is gone, its not coming back.

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    Loud music

    M-16s

    F-4s

    = hearing loss

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    Some days it sounds like a million locusts or katydids are singing at once.
    Chainsaws, F105 and F4s, air impacts on structural steel, and guns, lots of them.
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    I constantly remind my sons and other young people to protect their eyes and ears.

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    Oh, yeah... I voted my ears are ringing all the time.

    30 years of sirens in Fire/EMS service and working on CH-46's in the service.

    Always wear hearing protection when shooting. (Except when hunting)
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    Constant low-grade tinnitus, but generally excellent hearing. I have never been in a high noise work environment, never shot without hearing protection, always use earplugs under my motorcycle helmet, and have been to maybe a dozen loud indoor concerts in my life.

    I am not sure what the cause of the ringing really is, but I know I don't want it to get worse... Time to turn on the noise generator and go to bed.
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    I believe mine is a result of my service in the U.S. Air Force. I spent three years at Westover Air Force Base in MA standing around
    B-52's, KC-135'S, then did my last year at Pleiku, Vietnam where I was introduced to mortar and rocket rounds. I believe the latter was where my hearing loss started, they woke us up several times a month, and I didn't sleep with my ear plugs in place.

    Once out of the Air Force I did a stint with the Delaware State Police, 14+ years until one day while on patrol I was struck by lightning. I don't know if that had any effect on my hearing, but it sure screwed everything else up. After 26 months in therapy, they got me to where I could function again. The whole time while on the force I used hearing protection anytime I went to the range. The three times I had to fire my weapon in the 14+ years I did not have the ear plugs in either.

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    Daily Concentrated Green Tea. It really helps folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Daily Concentrated Green Tea. It really helps folks.
    If you have high blood pressure check with your Government Controlled Physician before starting a Green Tea regimen though....because Green Tea Concentrate can raise your BP.

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    I had my last heating test in the fall of 08. I was told my hearing loss was age appropriate and not to worry about it.I wish I'd paid more attention to wearing
    hearing protection when I younger.

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    I don't experience a lot of tinnitus, but massive ear infections as a child have left me pretty much next to deaf.

    Every time a doc examines my ear drums, he calls in all the staff to look at the extensive scarring.

    I found that I can hear someone talk better if I can see them talk.

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    I have plenty of hearing loss - especially when my wife is yelling at me....
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    About ten years ago I shot off the FIL's .38 revolver which left me with hearing loss. I cannot hear high frequency sound as well out of my left year (noticeable just by covering one ear or the other listening to music) and I have a really hard time hearing conversations with a lot of background noise (like a bar, club, or party). For several years I had tinnitus because of it, and it irritated the hell out of me because when listening to music (which I LOVE to do) it made a static-y (sp) sound. Thankfully that went away after a few years (probably when those hearing cells finally up and died).

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    Constant ringing. I have to have the TV or a fan on to sleep at all. Doc tells me the only help would is a hearing aid and that would be of small benefit.
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    I know a 10 year old kid who has permanent hearing loss due to his bone head dad sighting in his deer rifle from the kitchen table out a patio door

    Kid ears are very sensitive, remember to ear muff them even around mild gunfire.

    My hearing is above par. My dad suffered hearing loss due to old diesel engines and industry. He made my siblings and I plug when we shot anything or ran any type of noisy equipment. He threw my walkman out the car window because I wouldnt keep the volume below his specs.

    THANKS DAD!!!! I can hear things long before most people can, it comes in very handy come deer season.
    My GLOCK goes BANG every time!

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