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Re: [microsound] tinnitus?
i've dealt with tinnitus for many years, and sadly there is no cure,
though if you google it you will find many ideas about diet,
vitamins, herbs, etc. as you know, in a normal noisy environment the
problem is masked by environmental sound, but get into a quiet room
and it can be painful. i was in the IRCAM anechoic chamber a few
years back and i had to get out of there fast - it was like a siren
going off in my head. definitely follow the advice to see an
audiologist, and keep earplugs handy for situations where you might
be exposed to high decibel sound. i use a pair of e.a.r. plugs with a
special passage that allows some hi-end through, so you can hear full
spectrum but at a much reduced volume. nice for concerts.
On Sep 26, 2007, at 8:20 PM, Christoph Marek wrote:
Has anyone of you ever suffered from tinnitus? If yes, what's your
strategy to conquer it?
I'm a musician in various experimental fields (also djing) and got
tinnitus from a concert a few years back. it got slightly better,
but as a musician, composer and performer you got certain noise
levels you just cannot avoid. I am wearing specially configured ear
plugs when playing live and going out though. If I'm in a totally
noise- and sound-free room (imagine a totally closed toilet or
sth.) I can clearly hear a sound - like some far away white noise -
in my ears. I just cannot remember how it was before I got tinnitus
or whether it's normal to hear at least sth. I mean what's normal
hearing anyway? I think that most long time musicians hear some
kind of extra noise produced by their ears/brain. I imagine hearing
music without this extra must be much more powerful. Sometimes when
I am not exposed to music for a week when I am back playing and
listening the sounds are much more intense. just like after a diet
Unfortunately I started goin to gigs when I was very young and back
then I was quite careless, no earplugs, standin in the front rows etc.
thanks and kind regards,
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