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  1. GregCA rated Dr. Jay Hobbs's post Agree in the thread A Message to All ENTs.

    I think seeing an ENT is a great step in determining that you don't have some unlikely 'scary' condition, like a tumor, cancer, temporal...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 11:46 PM
  2. GregCA replied to the thread Study: When You Die You Know You Are Dead.

    That's right. That's why I say it's not much of a proof. Maybe a better word would be hypothesis.

    Oct 19, 2017 at 11:45 PM
  3. GregCA replied to the thread Study: When You Die You Know You Are Dead.

    It is indeed the current belief, but we don't have much of a proof.

    Oct 19, 2017 at 11:09 PM
  4. GregCA replied to the thread Study: When You Die You Know You Are Dead.

    Was there a consensus among the dead about this or did some of them disagree?

    Oct 19, 2017 at 9:31 PM
  5. GregCA replied to the thread It Comes and Goes In Phases!.

    Yes I have O too. I used to have unbearable H, but surgery (stapedotomy) reduced my H to something very mild. Because it may not be appropriate...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 9:26 PM
  6. GregCA rated PaulBe's post Agree in the thread A Message to All ENTs.

    The delivery of the message is everything in the beginning. A flippant Specialist who treats the whole thing like its him interviewing you to see...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 9:02 PM
  7. GregCA replied to the thread It Comes and Goes In Phases!.

    OK they probably saw not only a dip, but an air-bone gap, showing conductive losses. Perhaps they also did Webber/Rinne tests (Google them up) to...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM
  8. GregCA replied to the thread It Comes and Goes In Phases!.

    How did the ENT doc come up with this diagnosis? (what did s/he see that made him/her say that?) If you do have O, you may want to look into...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:31 PM
  9. GregCA replied to the thread Hello Members.

    Then if your T is tonal you may be a good candidate for sound therapy. You can try to match your pitch/frequency here.

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:08 PM
  10. GregCA rated Tinker Bell's post Agree in the thread How to Safely Treat the Cold/Flu?.

    Go to the doctor and have a flu swab. It’s a simple test. There is a significant difference between the cold and the flu. There are antivirals for...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 4:05 PM
  11. GregCA rated Tinker Bell's post Agree in the thread A Message to All ENTs.

    I posted this on another thread, sometimes I think our anger is misdirected. Hate the message not the messenger. No one wants to be told they have...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:58 PM
  12. GregCA rated Rubenslash's post Agree in the thread A Message to All ENTs.

    It's not really their fault there is currently no real treatment. What did you expect? That he would come up with some magical cure? Some could...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 3:57 PM
  13. GregCA replied to the thread Hello Members.

    Did you do a hearing test? If so what does your audiogram look like?

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:49 AM
  14. GregCA replied to the thread Debrox to Treat Excess Wax Caused Tinnitus and Eardrum Pain/Noise Sensitivity.

    Nobody can answer this since nobody knows happened to you. Maybe. Doing an MRI (or other imaging) at this stage is a fishing expedition. You...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:48 AM
  15. GregCA replied to the thread Debrox to Treat Excess Wax Caused Tinnitus and Eardrum Pain/Noise Sensitivity.

    I don't think there is any nerve to be reached in the ear canal...

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:44 AM
  16. GregCA replied to the thread Another Musician with Tinnitus.

    What sound therapy did you do?

    Oct 19, 2017 at 5:41 AM
  17. GregCA liked Jazzer's post in the thread Merciless God! Inconsiderate Science!.

    Personally I have never found God. I have searched many times, from a loveless infancy onwards, into an advanced age. No voice....no feeling of...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 10:52 PM
  18. GregCA rated Tinker Bell's post Agree in the thread The Tinnitus Experts.

    You’re absolutely correct regarding oversimplified explanations. I do the same as you and try to follow up with questions that will pull out more...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 9:05 PM
  19. GregCA replied to the thread Drummer — Can Hearing Be Damaged Even with Earplugs? How Do Famous Drummers Handle the Noise?.

    It's quite possible. Acoustic drums are really loud. There is no normal with T, but you can clearly see that it is not helping you as you feel...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 6:22 PM
  20. GregCA replied to the thread Can Low Quality Speakers Worsen Tinnitus?.

    The power rating of a speaker has very little correlation with its quality.

    Oct 18, 2017 at 6:11 PM
  21. GregCA replied to the thread The Tinnitus Experts.

    Doctors often try to use terms that make it easy for patients to understand (I hate that because I feel like I am educated enough that they could...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 4:26 PM
  22. GregCA rated Tinker Bell's post Agree in the thread The Tinnitus Experts.

    @Taylorslay I can address the “favorite ear” — it’s the dominant ear. Just as we have a dominant hand and foot, we have a dominant ear and eye....

    Oct 18, 2017 at 4:05 PM
  23. GregCA rated Screamin Ears's post Agree in the thread Tinnitus and Headphones.

    If using headphones at low volumes can be dangerous then what about hearing aids? they are also putting sound directly into the ear canal yet they...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 3:58 PM
  24. GregCA replied to the thread Please Help Make This Go Away.

    That is wise. Don't put stuff in your ears.

    Oct 18, 2017 at 5:40 AM
  25. GregCA replied to the thread Introduction — Joined Yesterday.

    Yes, you're not alone, and you're not going crazy... Welcome!

    Oct 18, 2017 at 5:38 AM
  26. GregCA replied to the thread Tinnitus and Playing a Musical Instrument.

    I don't experience this when I play my drums. Perhaps you have some kind of "reactive tinnitus". It takes a while to understand how our T reacts...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:56 AM
  27. GregCA replied to the thread Tinnitus and Headphones.

    You'll find all kinds of advice and dogmatism on this forum (and on other forums) when it comes to headphones. It's definitely a heated topic. I...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:55 AM
  28. GregCA rated Aaron123's post Agree in the thread Tinnitus and Headphones.

    Listening to music at high volume on headphones - or any other source - can make things worse. I'm aware of no evidence or reasons why listening...

    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:37 AM
  29. GregCA rated Sen's post Agree in the thread Hyperacusis Since Aug 2016, Looking Into Possible Professional Treatment.

    It does have a basis in science. Jastreboff's model is based entirely off of already existing science, and the studies I posted were conducted...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 5:29 PM
  30. GregCA replied to the thread [Another Emergency] Sudden Swishing in One Ear.

    Didn't you say you had an ear infection and was given antibiotics? If so you probably have fluid in your middle ear, which explains the hearing...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 4:32 PM
  31. GregCA rated Sen's post Agree in the thread Hyperacusis Since Aug 2016, Looking Into Possible Professional Treatment.

    Did you read my link? Did you read the studies? There is obviously more to it than that. I'm not trying to pass it off as some kind of miracle...

    Oct 17, 2017 at 4:27 PM
  32. GregCA rated Sen's post Agree in the thread Hyperacusis Since Aug 2016, Looking Into Possible Professional Treatment.

    Yes, that is tinnitus. Very mild tinnitus like this is not uncommon. I don't agree with your ENT that everyone has it from birth, though.

    Oct 17, 2017 at 4:27 PM
  33. GregCA replied to the thread Looking for Some Hope — Undergoing About 30 Treatment Sessions of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

    There's some data on pubmed.

    Oct 17, 2017 at 5:51 AM
  34. GregCA replied to the thread [Urgent] What Types of Eardrops Aren't Ototoxic?.

    My daughter (3 yo) used Ciprodex after her tubes surgery and when she had an ear infection. Because of the tubes, the drops reached the middle ear...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 9:59 PM
  35. GregCA rated Lex's post Agree in the thread Stop Telling Me to Live with It or Habituate.

    It's not black and white. Cancer is not always worse than T and H. All I know is that my breast cancer survivor aunt (she had surgery and...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 6:24 PM
  36. GregCA rated Tinker Bell's post Agree in the thread Stop Telling Me to Live with It or Habituate.

    And @Equalizer, I do not normally call people out because I understand the frustration of tinnitus, but . . . I think your continual marking of...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 5:45 PM
  37. GregCA rated Fabrikat's post Agree in the thread Stop Telling Me to Live with It or Habituate.

    How about both @threefirefour? You should our check out some of @MikeP505 posts, particularly towards the end of his life earlier this year. He...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 5:44 PM
  38. GregCA rated Tinker Bell's post Agree in the thread Stop Telling Me to Live with It or Habituate.

    Certain cancer treatments can cause hearing loss and tinnitus. It’s not uncommon, hospitals often do high frequency hearing tests on cancer...

    Oct 16, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  39. GregCA replied to the thread Stop Telling Me to Live with It or Habituate.

    Ignoring and not hearing are two very different things. It seems to me your sentence should really read "we can hear sounds that other people do...

    Oct 15, 2017 at 10:11 PM
  40. GregCA rated SandraKD's post Agree in the thread Stop Telling Me to Live with It or Habituate.

    But their is no point in doing that, because none of us are living our daily lives in such a silent unnatural environment.

    Oct 15, 2017 at 9:28 PM
  41. GregCA replied to the thread It Does Get Better — Time Is Cure.

    Great! It seems like your T is the kind that gets better with time. Congratulations!

    Oct 15, 2017 at 8:47 PM
  42. GregCA rated Vinnitus's post Agree in the thread Stop Telling Me to Live with It or Habituate.

    You might still have hearing loss. Current audiometric measures are way too crude to accurately report on such a delicate and detailed organ as...

    Oct 14, 2017 at 2:18 AM
  43. GregCA replied to the thread NHS at Its Best — Finally Got an Appointment for Tinnitus.

    In April. I don't think sinus surgery is the same: in my case there was an opening created into my cochlea making it vulnerable to external...

    Oct 13, 2017
  44. GregCA replied to the thread Stop Telling Me to Live with It or Habituate.

    I don't see that quote in the wikipedia entry. Where is it?

    Oct 13, 2017
  45. GregCA replied to the thread NHS at Its Best — Finally Got an Appointment for Tinnitus.

    I understand that very well. Last year when I prepared for (ear) surgery, I was paranoid about viruses/germs as well because the surgeon explained...

    Oct 13, 2017
  46. GregCA rated Pleasure_Paulie's post Agree in the thread Steroids: Prednisone / Dexamethasone / Others (Oral and Injections).

    ENTs are Surgeons, and they understand the anatomy of the ear very well. It is recommended all new tinnitus patients see an ENT for necessary...

    Oct 13, 2017
  47. GregCA rated Tinker Bell's post Agree in the thread I Just Wanted to Say Thank You to the Medical Community for Working on Tinnitus.

    Sarcasm actually requires intelligence and according to a study by Harvard, it’s the highest form of intelligence. It even makes you smarter:...

    Oct 13, 2017
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