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Old 12-28-2005, 11:04 PM
rusellmj rusellmj is offline
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I've worn hearing aids for a few years now. I'm only about 35-40% deficiant. Unfortunately the range where I'm most deficiant is where the human voice falls. So conversing without them is a pain for both parties.
I too had ringing in the ears until I got my hearing aids. After a month or two it starts to decline. When I'm not wearing my hearing aids it's there but as soon as I pop 'em in it gets cut right off. An audiologist told me that as hearing declines, the stimuli the brain is used to receiving also declines. So, the brain makes it's own.
Luckily, technology has come far enough for my HA's to fit totally in my ears out of sight. When they need an adjustment my Dr. hooks up his laptop. Nice.
After years of not hearing it was like a different world. If you really need them, you should get them.
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Old 12-29-2005, 12:25 AM
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I'm already somewhat deaf. But I did it the old fashioned way. No cholesteotoma, no gain.
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Old 12-29-2005, 01:26 AM
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I've only been able to hear out of one ear since I was 2 years old. It sucks ass when someone sits on my bad side and I have to turn my head just to hear what they're saying. I try to protect my good ear, wear earplugs when at concerts and keep my stereo at a low volume.
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:01 AM
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BobboFitos
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:04 AM
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tinnitus [img]/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] It's too late for me now, wish I did something to avoid it while I was younger.

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Old 12-29-2005, 02:16 AM
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all i know i bet astro will get a decent laugh out of this one

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i knew you'd comment on my behalf! [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

http://www.startribune.com/789/story/150546.html !
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Old 12-29-2005, 02:32 AM
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all i know i bet astro will get a decent laugh out of this one

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i knew you'd comment on my behalf! [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

http://www.startribune.com/789/story/150546.html !

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Meh, headphones don't cause hearing damage- loud music does. Personally, I don't listen to music louder than 85dB, regardless of the conduit. I will agree, however, that most young people just crank it up, but 110dB from a home stereo system is worse than 65dB from headphones; it's all in the volume settings. Use your music wisely.
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:20 AM
CheckRaise CheckRaise is offline
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astroglide,

Why are you linking a Star Trib story, do you live in the Twin Cities?
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Old 12-29-2005, 10:32 AM
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heh?

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DO YOU NEED US TO TYPE LOUDER?

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that's better. Thank you, Sonny.
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Old 12-29-2005, 11:31 AM
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I think my hearing is good, but my wife believes I damaged it with rock 'n roll music. So that's pretty sweet.

"Honey, would you take out the trash?"

*act like I didn't hear that*

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