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October 5th, 2010 10:28 PM
Went to see the hearing specialist yesterday. Been having a ringing in my ears lately and went to get checked out. Found out that there is a deterioation of the nerves in my ears. I was told that it had nothing to do with damage from loud noise in the past. So anyway, the good news is that my hearing is better than most at my age with my condition, the bad news, I'll have to learn to live with the ringing in my ears.
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October 5th, 2010 10:28 PM
October 5th, 2010 10:31 PM
Sorry about the 'ringing'...that would be a constant irritation...not a great thing to live with, but it could be a lot of other worse things.OMO
I've been married for 39 years and my hearing has become very 'selective'...so says my wife.
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October 5th, 2010 10:36 PM
"Bob was glad to find that his wife had fallen off her house , because for the last hour he had thought he was going deaf".
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October 5th, 2010 10:56 PM
Getting old only means one thing..........seasoned. I've been worrying about my eyesight lately. All these years 20/20 vision, no corrective lenses for anything, yet I've had a bout with my left eye over the past month that is simply cured for now with eye drops early morning. I've been told by friends and relatives that once the eyesight goes.....it goes. They've been telling me that for about five years now...or ever since I went over the hill (40?). I'm one of those that actually likes to prove everyone else is wrong. But I know there will come a day when these things come true. Can't avoid it....age does take a toll in some ways....and in others, continues our growth. It never ends until the day we give up to the powers that be and succumb to our own fate and destiny. We make the best of what we have, otherwise we cut our time short by our own means. I cherish everything I have each and every day. Life is what's most important. As long as you're alive, you'll have an impact on something. Seeing is believing. I rate my sight above all else. Maybe that's why I fear the loss of it more than anything else. You can learn to live with the ringing in your ears. Within the next week, it will subside somewhat due to your acceptance. The more you rule it out, the less it will become. Focus on other things. Forget about getting old. I thought 30 was old. Anything you've got now can't be replaced. Getting old to me means looking to the future. I never have extended myself beyond the present. For what it's worth, my best intentions are with you now. Use them however you see fit. Good for 24 hours.
October 6th, 2010 12:15 AM
Like they say, your only as old as you feel! I'm 124.
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October 6th, 2010 02:14 AM
Sorry to hear this (no pun intended). I had the ringing for a while and it went away. No fun.
We are not getting old, we are "maturing". One thing for sure, I am much smarter about gun purchases now!
October 6th, 2010 06:08 AM
year before my mother died this old man decided that he aint getting old he is already there. 73 last april.
October 6th, 2010 08:12 PM
You can get used to the ringing. I have Air Force ears that have been ringing constantly since 1974. When I get tired the pitch becomes a roar and it bugs me once in a while but just gotta shrug and go on. VA got me hearing aids that don't do anything for the ringing, but help the hearing. Point is that the less you pay attention to it the easier it becomes to live with.
October 6th, 2010 08:55 PM
October 7th, 2010 04:39 PM
Yea, I hear the ringing real well. Been there for about 46 years. I'll be going to the VA Clinic next month, so I hope to get it checked out. Sometimes it seems to go away,
but always comes back. Good luck to you bubbiesdad, gett'n old aient much fun sometimes, but mostly, it's all good.
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October 16th, 2010 11:05 PM
I say we all stick together and ban aging!
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October 17th, 2010 01:39 AM
I guess the best I can say is you begin to tolerate it. Use of earphones/muffs and carrier duty have my earing ringing almost constantly. I sometimes have to read lips because the ringing interefers with hearing some sounds/voices. For me it been like this for over 30 years. Someday I'll try the miracle ear drops. Sometimes getting the ears syringed helps for a while.
Last edited by rangefinder; October 17th, 2010 at 01:40 AM.
October 17th, 2010 09:46 AM
As much as I like to complain about all the aches and pains that getting old brings with it. I only have to think of what the alternative is to make them seem like petty complaints.
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