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Re: Phantom ringing

  Yes Kim, this happens to me as well.  It's usually above 440 htz or, I
should say mostly always.  I don't know that it happens as frequently with
me though.  



At 09:56 AM 3/16/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Throughout my life I've had a very odd thing happen with my hearing. It
>happens rarely, once every other month or so. The hearing in one ear or 
>other will do a complete fade out and be replaced by a high pitched tone. 
>won't be able to hear anything else in that ear. This will last about a
>minute, and the tone will slowly fade away while real sounds slowly fade
>back in. Very rarely, it will be a low pitch instead. I've never been able
>to relate it's occurance to anything, always completely unexpected. It
>would be quite frightening if I hadn't been experiencing it my whole life.
>Does this happen to anyone else, or am I a freak?
>At 9:24 AM +0000 3/16/98, tbajus wrote:
>>TritoneDW wrote:
>>> Here's the thing--I've had it for as long as I can remember, way
>>> before I started to listen to loud music. I had a lot of ear infections
as a
>>> kid, so I think that's got something to do with it.
>>I have always had a phantom ringing in my ears as well, long before I
>>started playing guitar.  I have some pretty intense allergies, which
>>lead to a alot of sinusitus and bronchitus (once I lived with a cat and
>>got pneumonia), and seeing as how those two systems are fairly
>>interconnected I have always assumed that they were related.  I have
>>also heard that some small amount of ringing is fairly natural, and
>>nothing much to worry about in most cases.  Could be wrong though- does
>>anybody know for sure?
>Kim Flint                   | Looper's Delight
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