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Cubist

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Tinnitus isn't good, but there are a lot of other things much worse. Dec 6, 2017

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    1. Cubist
      Cubist
      Tinnitus isn't good, but there are a lot of other things much worse.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Occupation:
    Retired Engineer
    Tinnitus Since:
    1955
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    first generation penicillin injectable
    I first noticed my tinnitus in 1955, give or take a year. It wasn't until 1965 that I learned that I had mid-range hearing loss (I failed a military hearing test). In 1998, I finally found out that the tinnitus was caused by the hearing loss, and that the hearing loss was caused by a first generation penicillin injectable that was used to kill ear infections in babies and toddlers around 1949 or 1950. An unknown side effect of the injectable was that it attacked the myelin on the auditory nerves and over the next few years, mid-range hearing was impaired. When I was 18, the hearing test revealed that I was stone deaf from about 4,700 Hertz to 7,200 Hertz (left and right sides). Above and below that range, I was fine. I now find the range of deafness widening and the tinnitus becoming increasingly loud. I experience it 24/7, and always have since early childhood.