Shooters and their hearing problems
When we loose our ability to hear it becomes difficult for family and friends. Shopping and carrying out daily routines in shopping become a challenge. We shooters are the first to say everything is OK, I can hear but once in a while my ears ring or feel like wind is blowing over my ears.
The ringing or noise in your ear is the first tips off you have a health problem and you should see your doctor. In some cases the doctor may not pick up on any health problem and say your fine, just watch your diet. Danger signs should go up and you need to follow up for your health.
I attended a couple of hearing loss seminars and when raising the point about ringing or wind noise in my ears they would always ask, are you a diabetic? I of course would say no I donít think so, but they were on the right track as I found out later that was the issue.
When my hearing started to deteriorate comical situations developed. I could not hear the car radio very plain and looked for a replacement. The sales guy was pretty good and told me the radio is fine I donít need one, he didnít elaborate on my hearing ability.
When my electronic ears had what I thought was a problem and returned them for repair, the company even replaced the right side hearing piece I complained about, they too were very good to me.
What may have caused my hearing problem? I really donít know, but over the years of working around large guns being fired, jets winding up a few feet away and working in a cold underground bunker didnít help my health I donít believe.
I thought this may be of interest to some shooters to check on their health and delay serious problems when their hearing seems to get worse.
Shooting Related Tinnitus
Yep...I have it folks. Constant ear ringing. It's loud & sometimes it's absolute torture. With me...it's forever. Take care of your ears folks. You don't ever want to get what I have & to the degree that I have it. Trust me on that. :dead: