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Post by mixtress » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:42 pm

Is tinnitus hereditary or somfink?

I get these fabulous noises in my ears that sounds like tracing paper being scrunched, and the pressure changes on me all the time. Is that normal? :shock:
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Post by nic » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:47 pm

brain damage?

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Post by huge » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:49 pm

you got a cold.
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Post by mixtress » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:04 pm

no colds for me. bicarb :wink:
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Post by fooishbar » Wed May 28, 2008 1:46 am

Special Hegg wrote:If you don't want to spend on custom ones, just get some $35 ones from http://www.headphones.com.au They're good.

huge wrote:i'll agree with hegg on that. they are very awesome earplugs. been using them for 3 years or so.

L-J wrote:managed to get some the other week.used em at n-type...its a wierd feeling but u feel in the zone

autumnleaves wrote:which ones from http://www.headphones.com.au are good?
can you still hear the high end?

Special Hegg wrote:http://www.headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=7

Get the clear ones.


It does cut the high end a little bit, but mostly it's quite an even balance.

huge wrote:you dont even notice you have them in after about 30mins. or when people see you have earplugs in and touch/flick/take them out.

safire wrote:prescription hearing, exhibition st 96544001

custom made ones are much better, much flatter frequency response than those $35 ones + u can get changable filters, 9db, 15db & 25db

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Direktor wrote:Got myself some Vater earplugs, with adjustable filters and carry case.

Cheap and do the job okay. $30-35 RRP.

Can get them from any musical instrument retailer.

Product code: 87/X-VSAS

napes wrote:Another vote for Etymotic: ER-20 - pretty impressed at how comfortable they are! :)

Jayar wrote:i been wearing em for years

custom made thingies, specially fitted for my ears.
my tinnitus sucks, but id rather it didnt get worse. :D
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Post by deviant » Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:08 am

fooishbar wrote:
safire wrote:prescription hearing, exhibition st 96544001


that's where I got mine.... phonak brand, really happy with them

until I lost them :(

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Post by youthful_implants » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:44 am

:lol:

now I understand.
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Post by same o » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:45 pm

still waiting on myne to be made.

had a hearing test tho, and i have above average hearing.

was stoked

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Post by andycoal » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:20 pm

sAme'0 wrote:still waiting on myne to be made.

had a hearing test tho, and i have above average hearing.

was stoked


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Post by same o » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:18 pm

ac23 wrote:
sAme'0 wrote:still waiting on myne to be made.

had a hearing test tho, and i have above average hearing.

was stoked


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shit i gotta pick these up quite soon.

they ready, want dem for wobble

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Post by Spherix » Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:38 am

ac23 wrote:lol i know, u must be minted

just get a pair off chemical, theyre only like $30 im sure


how can mans put a price on health of ones system.....your ears dont just hear shit they are also a major player in your spatial awareness/balance etc. while its true thats mainly the middle and inner ear the whole thing is one system and one cannot survive without the other
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Post by deviant » Sat Oct 18, 2008 11:42 am

well, I am officially the worlds biggest dickhead..... lost my second pair last weekend
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sigh... gone for the $35 allens ones from now on.

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Post by youthful_implants » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:04 pm

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Post by Blaxter » Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:07 pm

deviant wrote: I am officially the worlds biggest dickhead..... .

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Post by deviant » Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:53 pm

jeez your clever.... huhuhuhu

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Post by Blaxter » Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:09 pm

You liked that didn't you.

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Post by Lephrenic » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:52 am

DAN!

http://www.headphones.com.au/psingle?productID=7

Get the clear ones. Seriously. The ones from Allans are blue.

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Post by deviant » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:53 pm

I already got the Allans ones... they are clear, with white rubber on them

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Post by Lephrenic » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:11 pm

Well thank crap for that.

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Post by terasene » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:50 pm

Ey sup ya'll ill tell u guys a story of my mates really bad tinitus

after bashing his ears; club after club, producing at home, full blast on headphones he fucked his ears so badly that he couldent leave his house for 3 months. High pitched noises such as a bird chirping would make him keel over in pain, grabbing his ears. Hes now got a constant ringing aswell.
this is just an extreme.

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Post by J Brutal » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:44 pm

mixtress wrote:Is tinnitus hereditary or somfink?

I get these fabulous noises in my ears that sounds like tracing paper being scrunched, and the pressure changes on me all the time. Is that normal? :shock:


Hyperacusis can have similar symptoms to those your describing...

http://www.hyperacusis.net/
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Post by unsoundbwoy » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:01 pm

deviant wrote:I already got the Allans ones... they are clear, with white rubber on them


hearos?
i had two pairs before and was well happy with them, the new pair though i'm not to happy with everything sounds more choked, and muddy and way too much treble is lost and they are really uncomfortable.
thinking i might contact them and see if i can get another pair, wondering if these are defective of something, or maybe its the change from blue to clear?


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Post by spin » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:15 pm

i wear my hearos around my neck, it looks like i am from the whistle posse at the rave...
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Post by a1studmuffin » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:13 pm

same o wrote:had a hearing test tho, and i have above average hearing.

Where'd you get it done? Somewhere in Melbz?

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Post by L-J » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:20 pm

lost 1 of mine at laundry over the weekend. Gutted.

Not gonna blow money on customs if this is gonna keep happening.
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Post by bonsai » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:12 pm

I bought a pair of Etymotic Research plugs from earjobs.com.au

Do a great job. Clear reduction in dB but can now chat to the person next to me... awesome!
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Post by fooishbar » Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:50 pm

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Post by Rhythmik » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:11 pm

Etmiotics are the way to go. Been using them for years.

The customs are much better then the er-20's.

Unfortunatly it will never sound as good as it does with them off... but so often shit's too loud and they are life-savers. Also if a system is sounding a bit ratty it will smooth out the highs. If it's tuned well however, it does make it a bit too bassy, but nothing like foam ones do.

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Post by huge » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:17 pm

i have two sets of etimiotics now and keep one at home and one in the city in case i forget them huhu. can't not have them in at raves now, shits just too noisy without em.
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Post by autumnleaves » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:44 am

do you guys wear earplugs when you go out to any gig? I'm a casual musician and wear them whenever I jam, but have started thinking about the damage I do to my ears when I go out to gigs or dj nights. drum and bass is obviously loud, but even other types of music can get pretty loud. i went out to a soul night a while ago and my ears were ringing at the end of the night which is not a good sign. i've got 'hearos', which i bought from allens, and they're see-through, but you can still see the things sticking out. are there any that cut the db evenly that are less conspicuous? i mean i'd rather look like a bit silly than have tinnitus, but if i can minimise that it'd be good.

also, how do you guys think hearos rate to other non-custom earplugs? e.g those etymonic ones.. they look pretty similar..

anyway, gonna start wearing them out to any club i go to, I hate lying in bed at the end of the night and getting the ear ringing.

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Post by huge » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:58 am

i wear em at all gigs.
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Post by autumnleaves » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:31 pm

huge wrote:i wear em at all gigs.


yeah I think I'm gonna start doing the same.. not worth it. it's like wearing a helmet, I mean, it's not that cool, but if it saves my life (or hearing) then it's cool enough for me.

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Post by aroes » Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:56 pm

I wear em at pretty much all gigs too. These days I can tell straight away whether or not a system is too loud for my ears. From time to time the occasion arises where I'm at a gig and decide I don't need them, but this is VERY rare

I carry a set of hearos in my backpack all the time just in case. There's nothing worse than being forced to use foam ear plugs from behind the bar or 7/11. Recipe for a shit night out

On the subject of the way they look, I couldn't give a rats. The bit that protrudes is clear plastic and barely visible. TBH even if they were safety orange and twice the size I'd still wear em, coz they kick arse. Gigs and raves have been so much more enjoyable since I started wearing ear plugs

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