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Ear Plug for Tinnitus?
« on: August 08, 2016, 01:43:15 pm »
I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but I recently discovered a personal "solution" for tinnitus in loud environments.

I have normal hearing in one hear and a BAHA on my affected side. But for me, the louder the surroundings get, the louder my tinnitus gets until I can't hear a darn thing. At a recent Paul McCartney concert, I used an ear plug in my deaf ear (sounds silly I know), and the evening went pretty well. So for my high school reunion this weekend, where there were 150 people talking and a DJ playing very loudly, I did the same thing. It was still hard to hear conversation very well, but without the tinnitus trying to wash everything out, it was doable.

I don't know if anyone else is already doing this, but it's worth a try. I think the damaged nerve just gets more and more irritated with the loud noise, so this helps to keep it calm.
2.7 cm meningioma in CPA and IAC
Retrosig June 2013 resulted in Facial paralysis and SSD
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