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tinnitus in musicians

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  • Posted By: banjogirl
  • January 20, 2007
  • 01:17 AM

I have played Irish traditional music and other acoustic folk music for thirty years. For the last twelve or thirteen years, I have developed constant ringing in both ears. In a quiet room, it's very loud to me, and lately I notice that whispered conversations are hard for me to understand, also any foreign accents in TV programs, I think because of the ringing. I have never played real loud highly amplified stuff, but a lot of high frequency sound exposure. I have a nasty suspicion that the music is the cause of this. I have no problem playing banjo, bouzouki, fiddle or mandolin and still have a good ear for pitches. I would like to know if any other musicians have this and what has been helpful. I am thinking about doing some Chinese herbs. The tinnitus is not that bad in and of itself, but I am scared that it will progress.

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  • Same here...3 sounds, exept i played loud music. 1rst cut the fat salt and sweets, prepakaged food.They containe salt MSG and other additive wich is knowned to cause tinnitus and worsen them. Get yourself tested for LOW HCL (chloridric acid in the stomach) And B12. Get a whey and fermented soy protein 15-20grams a day and fenel seeds at the same time. Used achillea tea (for circulation). And dont worry so much of the tinnitus worsening. I have add tinnitus for 15 years and for me it fluctuates..But sometimes if i do things right they almost dissapear... Other times they would wake me in a seat...So get your self some musician ear plugs THE ONE WITHE FILTERS THAT ARE MOLDED TO YOUR EAR SHAP not the yellow ***t in foam... and protect your futur peace of mind...Ho yeh..try valerian tea every night and a hot bath you wont belive it after a few days in a rowSilence is music, when its silent.Good luck
    stillsearchin 5 Replies
    • January 22, 2007
    • 02:03 AM
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  • I too have the same. My ringing has always been there. I do play banjo and can tell pitch difference but have hard time understanding whispers like you said yourself. I do notice it is worse when I am around loud noises for a period of time and even sometimes my ear(s) will go deaf for a few seconds at any given time for no reason. I can pass hearing tests just fine though but have a hard time understanding what people are saying to me.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2007
    • 05:34 PM
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