Audiology

Discussion in 'Health' started by Mikie, Jan 14, 2020.



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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Well...?
    I went to the Audiologist today. The goal was to get the typical hearing test, determine how much more hearing loss I have, and seek solutions for my growing Tinitus concerns.

    As usual, my hearing has declined in the higher frequencies, my “Selective” hearing is getting a little better as I continue to be a better husband, but no better solutions for the constant high pitch whine In my head. I left frustrated and fairly depressed.

    We were able to put people on the moon in 1969 with a slide rule but can’t figure out why the high pitched constant beeeeeeeeep in my head.

    Signed,
    Very Frustrated
     
  2. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I've got the same damned thing going on. It's been consistent since my cycling accident in 2011. I'm sure all the Ozzfest concerts dint help, though. :mad:

    Quite honestly, I find that riding my bike as far away (from the sounds created by humanity) as I can be helps to get this torture off of my mind. I suggest that you try it.
     
  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Spending the last 24 years around iron workers banging on steel, grinding, air arc cutting, and welding in big corrugated steel fabrication shops hasn’t done my hearing any good. When I was young, the mentality was different, it was tougher to go without hearing protection.

    now I’m older and smarter....but my hearing isn’t what it used to be. It’s not a problem at the current time....then again, I haven’t had a hearing test in decades.
     
  4. MrGreedom

    MrGreedom Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Ryan
    Current Bike:
    BH Lynx6
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    2 scenarios 1 answer: Aliens
     
  5. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Bummed you have this going on, Mikie.

    Next audiologist, please...
     
  6. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    The answer is of course, a new bike.
     
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    A DV9 “could” improve things, true...
     
  8. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    @Mikie I've got about 30% hearing loss, most of it hereditary. I've had constant tinnitus for over 30 years, but learned to ignore it.

    There is no cure.

    I'm positive that's what you wanted to hear.:whistling:
     
  9. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Do you know if we are actually "hearing " a ringing as opposed to "sensing" a ringing. In other words, if someone with this condition was to go deaf, could there still be a ringing "sensation" experienced?
     
  10. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
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    Luis
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  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    You need to put your listening ears on!
     
  12. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Okay, some welcome levity. Thanks, Luis.

    Full disclosure: My initial comment was Bummed to hear it. :stop::gotnothing:
     
  13. rossage

    rossage iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    East Sacramento
    Name:
    Ross Lawson
    Current Bike:
    Highball
    What? Speak up! I can't hear you.:whistling:
     
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  14. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    The Doc said they believe it to be neurological like a damaged sender as oppose to something actually audible.
     
  15. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Can this thread be merged with the Best Band You've Seen Live thread?
     
  16. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Hey, I would not have posted it here if I was not prepared for campy retorts. :rolleyes:
    Sheesh! I know the company I keep. :coffee:
     
  17. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    So that "sounds" like the ringing would continue to some extent if hearing was to fail completely. That sucks. :laugh:
     
  18. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Don't be afraid to post in sign language!
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    So, it's like having a dropper post.
     
  20. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I'll call you to explain it when I've lost the rest.
     
  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Thanks!
     
  22. Maderas84

    Maderas84 Member

    Location:
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    Name:
    Andres
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    Intense
  23. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Ah crap, you had to go a bring this up! I too have tinnitus and it comes and goes. Mostly I've learned to tune it out, but now that you brought it up my ears are going beeeeeeep..or actually more like eeeeeeeeeeee.
    I'm thinking it's from to much loud music, shooting too many firearms w/o ear protection etc.

    Now, according to my wife I have "selective" hearing loss. Only hear what I want to. :whistling:
    But the reality is my hearing is pretty good in quieter settings, but get me around a crowd with lots of noise and I can't make out what the person next to me is saying to save my life. I'll just stand there, smile and look for a reason to leave that environment,.
    So I do my best to avoid loud restaurants, bars etc and music that is too loud or highly distorted ( likes cooks corner live bands :gag:). None of those hold any enjoyment for me if I can't enjoy the social engagement aspect.
     
  24. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    I don't like the sound of this thread one darn bit!!! o_O:D
     
  25. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    GG Trail Pistol!
    Yep, I think it is..
    And this is subtitled for us hearing challenged..
     
  26. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    Stef
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    A properly configured single speed is completely silent. Therapeutic.
     
  27. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    o_O:rolleyes::gag:
     
  28. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
  29. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    I know Mikie for the both of us, being drummers hasn't helped that's for sure!!:eek:
     
  30. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Tracer and/or Who Knows?
    The "DV" in DV9 is actually the Decibel Volume. Perhaps you should have gotten the DV11!

    Sorry. All kidding aside, I am sorry to hear of any chronic problem that impedes the enjoyment of life on a daily basis or causes discomfort. I would go cuckoo if I had a constant ringing in my ears. Best wishes for some sort of relief.

    Full Disclosure: By the title of this thread, I thought you were looking for an Audi mechanic. :confused:
     



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