I know we are all lovers of sound, music and tone - especially that which comes from very high output devices!
so I know that Im not alone in experiencing the occasional tinnitus (that annoying tonal ring in your ears!)
Recently I have become Super paranoid about my ears and hearing seem as though i would like to use them to pursue a career and without full functioning I could imagine being a horribly depressed person...
I get the occasional tinnitus (prob about once a week, sometimes more, sometimes not for more than 2 weeks) in my left ear. from a random guess i would say probably around 1khz, sometimes a bit higher...
It really bums me out.
Some people say that it is indeed hearing damage and you will never hear that frequency properly again.. and others say that it can be temporary and not even related to hearing damage.
I visited an audiologist a year or so ago and she said it could be anything from just having 1 too many cups of coffee to sinus problems, to hearing damage.
There didn't seem to be any damage in my ear, some dips in certain frequencies but all within a perfectly acceptable range.
So I was wondering what any tinnitus sufferers and informed ppl have to say about it.
and also any tips about general ear care and maintenance would also be appreciated - I think it is something that ppl tend to put off or laugh off (no crank it up stop being a wuss!!) until it is far too late...
and tell me can you imagine a world where those sounds that give you so much pleasure are just a muffled blur.