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Old 10th April 2009 | Show parent
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I wanted to start a thread, but I felt this topic was close enough.

I have lived in Las Vegas my whole life, and the pollen from the mullberry trees around here is hell this time of year, I never really had much allergy problems, but this year has been dreadful. Today I noticed a lot of pressure in my sinuses and especially my ears, like being in an airplane or driving in the mountains, not as much as diving or anything like that!

Anyways, it hasn't gone away, and I have been getting some ringing when people (myself included) talk loudly. I haven't tried to mix anything or listen to any music (I'm too worried!) but things like the phone when I dial sound like they have a wierd ring modulator on them, and I just keep getting weird bell tones, randomly nothing consistent.

Have any of you guys experienced anything like this? Was it allergy related?

I have a good ENT guy, but he couldn't get me in until Monday. I have a session this weekend, so I am definitely tracking everything with NO EQ!!!

Any wisdom would be uber-appreciated!
Robby
1: If you hold your nose closed and blow, you will open up your Eustachian tubes. You won't pop your eardrums, but don't take my word for it, ask your ENT.

2: Sudefed will open you up (the old stuff you have to sign for at the Rx, not the new stuff...look for pseudoephedrine, not phenylephrine hcl)

3: Induce yawning or chew some (sugar free) gum.

Good luck man, clogged sinuses are a bieatch. If you don't drain them out, you could get an infection.
Old 28th April 2010 | Show parent
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Exclamation Deaf People May Soon Hear Again, Scientists Say

Hey, check this awesome (dated) news from the NY Sun...

Deaf People May Soon Hear Again, Scientists Say - The New York Sun
Old 28th April 2010 | Show parent
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Hey guys, I thought I should post this here (hear? heh) as a heads-up.

When I was in high school I got a case of "sudden deafness." It was late one night, about to go to bed, when suddenly my right ear just "turned off." Literally, I could not hear on my right side, and in fact could not walk straight for weeks because my balance was off, being deaf on one side. I had not been listening to loud music or anything like that. It was completely out of the blue.

I went to the doctor and he kind of shrugged it off, and told me I had fluid in my ear and it would drain in a few weeks and I'd be fine. Well, a few weeks went by and I was still deaf. I could "hear" the fluid in my ear - it almost felt like the one side of my head was under water.

So the doctor told me to go to an ENT specialist center. I got an MRI, a catscan, and a real hearing test, with the sound-proof room and all that. They were worried about a brain tumor pressing against something in my inner ear. And my hearing test showed an almost complete loss of hearing.

Well to wrap this up, they finally told me that the fluid had in fact drained, but the fluid had come from a viral infection. This viral infection actually attacked the nerve endings in my ear, causing the deafness. And of course nerves don't generally regenerate. Luckily for me, I was still young so I actually did have some improvement over the course of a year or two, and now have about 50% of my hearing in that ear (but it's frequency-dependent, unfortunately).

About 3 years ago one of my professors had a similar thing happen to her, except the hearing never came back. She is I think about 90% deaf in that ear.

I don't know what kind of virus this is, or what it's called, but I think that there has been an upswell in these infections. The ENT doctors thought of that absolutely last, after brain tumors, etc. That makes it seem like it was low on the possibilities list (and in fact they told me it was very rare). But I have met many people since that have had similar stories.

So my point is, if you have an attack of this sudden deafness, GO TO AN ENT SPECIALIST IMMEDIATELY. I feel really lucky to have gotten some hearing back. I still struggle with mixing sometimes because of it (and in fact I pretty much can't mix with headphones due to the lack of bleed, making the R channel really screwed up in my hearing). As we all know, our ears are our #1 piece of gear. I wouldn't wish my condition on any audio professional.
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I wonder what this will do for tinnitus. thumbsup
Old 25th August 2019
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What did you say?
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Originally Posted by David Spearritt ➡️
I'm confused. First, about why Steve is wandering around and resurrecting a thread from 2002(!) that was last touched over nine years ago. Second, what that thing in that video is actually for.

I searched around and found Otolith labs in Washington DC who appears to make that headband. But it's used for nausea and motion sickness. I don't see anything on their website about tinnitus. So... "what up wi' dat?" I mean heck, if it works on tinnitus too I'd be interested in learning more, but you'd think if it did, they'd have that all over their website. So... hmmm.....
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So, now you think I'm wandering aimlessly from thread to thread?

Think of it as a journeying to bring back old threads that I feel are relative to this community. Keep in mind, I welcome people bringing back threads from the past instead of rehashing it with new ones.



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Originally Posted by Bruce Watson ➡️
I'm confused. First, about why Steve is wandering around and resurrecting a thread from 2002(!) that was last touched over nine years ago. Second, what that thing in that video is actually for.

I searched around and found Otolith labs in Washington DC who appears to make that headband. But it's used for nausea and motion sickness. I don't see anything on their website about tinnitus. So... "what up wi' dat?" I mean heck, if it works on tinnitus too I'd be interested in learning more, but you'd think if it did, they'd have that all over their website. So... hmmm.....
Old 26th August 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Bruce Watson ➡️
Second, what that thing in that video is actually for.

I searched around and found Otolith labs in Washington DC who appears to make that headband. But it's used for nausea and motion sickness. I don't see anything on their website about tinnitus. So... "what up wi' dat?" I mean heck, if it works on tinnitus too I'd be interested in learning more, but you'd think if it did, they'd have that all over their website. So... hmmm.....
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I wonder what this will do for tinnitus. thumbsup
Reduction in tinnitus was a side effect of wearing the vibrating headband used for motion sickness. Amazing finding if it is significant.
Old 26th August 2019 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by David Spearritt ➡️
Reduction in tinnitus was a side effect of wearing the vibrating headband used for motion sickness. Amazing finding if it is significant.
Amazing at the very least. I hadn't heard of this side effect before. I'm going to have to dig into this further. Cool.
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