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Re: OT: Jehn's (and anyone else's tinitus)

My last word on tinitus..and then silence (ha ha)..
I tried to convince my boyfriend that something as simple as the computer
was contributing to my problem. It's not so much an issue as volume, but
with corresponding frequencies..y'know..the slave tuning fork??

----- Original Message -----
From: <Hedewa7@aol.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2001 10:17 AM
Subject: Re: OT: Jehn's (and anyone else's tinitus)

> DavAuk@Hevanet.Com writes:
> >I am a cyclist, and traffic is one of the major sound sources on this
> >planet (w/o any redeeming qualities of music)!
> ha! really?
> music is anywhere ya hear it.
> *-)
> >I knew my tinitus was
> >worsening when I started hearing it over the sounds of traffic...  For
> >years I was pretty strung-out on ear plugs, but was advised by two
> >audiologists that over-use was akin to wearing dark glasses all the
> >time: eventually, even moderate intensity becomes too much.  Now, while
> >I still do wear plugs riding in heavy traffic, I have freed myself from
> >overly protecting my ears, and it's GREAT!  Too much sound (restaurants:
> >agrh!) still can hurt, but letting more in has toughened me up quite a
> >bit.  I'm freed from a silly addiction (still have the plugs in my
> >pocket, just in case!).  ...not a 'cure' in the tinitus dept, but I'll
> >just live w/it...
> fwiw:
> i have, well..... very strong tinnitus, in addition to my severe hearing
> --- (i'm legally deaf, w/no hearing-nerve on one side, & approx. 40%
> on the other) --- and i'm constantly learning to live w/it.
> high caffeine (& stress)-levels seem to bring the tinnitus to the fore,
but i
> thrive on both.
> *-)
> sometimes, i just hang out..... relaxing..... listening closely to the
> weave of textures/pitches/gurglings self-recreating 'in' my head.....
> i never fight w/it, anymore.
> fwiw.
> best,
> dt / s-c