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Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Sound Off' started by ccavacini, Aug 31, 2006.

Tinnitus?

  1. Yes I have it

    8 vote(s)
    53.3%
  2. No I don't

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Huh?

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. I like mine over easy

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  5. A Roman Emperor?

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  6. I thought everyone's ear ring......

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  1. ccavacini

    ccavacini Super Mod Mod

    Ok, how many have it? I do...just recently noticed it.
     
  2. ringing in the ears???

    I just thought all the voices in my head had thier own cell phones too.

    I used to play guitar in a former life, still love live blues and loud guitars...those amps take a toll.
     

  3. Ringing in your ears!! Mine is CONSTANT!!:banghead3
     
  4. [font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Tinnitus[/font]


    [font=Verdana,Arial]Is the Ringing in My Ears Normal?

    Not at all. Tinnitus is the name for these head noises, and they are very common. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this discomfort. Tinnitus may come and go, or you [​IMG]may be aware of a continuous sound. It can vary in pitch from a low roar to a high squeal or whine, and you may hear it in one or both ears. When the ringing is constant, it can be annoying and distracting. More than seven million people are afflicted so severely that they cannot lead normal lives.

    Can Other People Hear the Noise in My Ears?

    Not usually, but sometimes they are able to hear a certain type of tinnitus. This is called "objective tinnitus," and it caused either by abnormalities in blood vessels around the outside of the ear or by muscle spasms, which may sound like clicks or crackling inside the middle ear.

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    [font=Verdana,Arial]What Causes Tinnitus?

    Most tinnitus comes from damage to the microscopic endings of the hearing nerve in the inner ear. The health of these nerve endings is important for acute hearing, and injury to them brings on hearing loss and often tinnitus. If you are older, advancing age is generally accompanied by a certain amount of hearing nerve impairment and tinnitus. If you are younger, exposure to loud noise is probably the leading cause of tinnitus, and often damages hearing as well.

    There are many causes for "subjective tinnitus," the noise only you can hear. Some causes are not serious (a small plug of wax in the ear canal might cause temporary tinnitus). Tinnitus can also be a symptom of stiffening of the middle ear bones (otosclerosis).

    Tinnitus may also be caused by allergy, high or low blood pressure (blood circulation problems), a tumor, diabetes, thyroid problems, injury to the head or neck, and a variety of other causes including medications such as anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, sedatives, antidepressants, and aspirin. If you take aspirin and your ears ring, talk to your doctor about dosage in relation to your size.

    Treatment will be quite different in each case of tinnitus. It is important to see an otolaryngologist to investigate the cause of your tinnitus so that the best treatment can be determined.

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  5. Yeah, i hear it sometimes. like right before i go to sleep at night.
     
  6. I hear voices too......scary voices!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm scared!!!!!!
     
  7. ccavacini

    ccavacini Super Mod Mod

    Look, either you're going to hear voices...or see dead people....



    Either one is a result of shooting too many shells.