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  1. GregCA replied to the thread Tinnitus Discussion Looking at Stats.

    I wouldn't consider 1% of the population "rare". Compare with other conditions that pretty much everyone "knows about": Multiple Sclerosis: 0.1%...

    Jun 27, 2017 at 6:42 AM
  2. GregCA replied to the thread How High-Pitched Is Your Tinnitus?.

    There are a few sites that will let you pinpoint it. This is one of them.

    Jun 27, 2017 at 6:13 AM
  3. GregCA rated PaulBe's post Agree in the thread Massive Setback/Worsening.

    That, for me, has largely settled, but at its worst it was one of the most repellent sensations I can think of.

    Jun 27, 2017 at 6:11 AM
  4. GregCA replied to the thread Do You Take NSAIDs (Aleve, Advil, etc.) or Do You Avoid Them Completely?.

    I've taken Ibuprofen many times without any change in my T. I'd be more worried if I had to take high doses for long periods of time, but I'm not...

    Jun 26, 2017 at 8:02 PM
  5. GregCA rated Mike82's post Agree in the thread Hope for Those Who Believe.

    I suppose the implication is that there's no hope for those who don't believe... But perhaps just as chuckle-worthy is how arbitrary the list of...

    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:39 PM
  6. GregCA replied to the thread Lost.

    @Martyn72 - First of all: Welcome! If you hear something that nobody else does (i.e. that doesn't result from an external stimulus) then it's...

    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:37 PM
  7. GregCA rated Tinker Bell's post Agree in the thread Frequency Therapeutics — Hearing Loss Regeneration.

    Nothing? As someone with both . . . what? Hearing loss and tinnitus often coincide. I would not have severe tinnitus if I did not have severe...

    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:22 PM
  8. GregCA rated Foncky's post Agree in the thread Frequency Therapeutics — Hearing Loss Regeneration.

    You are taking it for granted... Frequency says it works, of course they do. It's exciting but we don't know if if works. We don't even know what...

    Jun 26, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  9. GregCA replied to the thread Musician with Pulsatile Tinnitus :(.

    @Haryssia - welcome! If you have SCDS you should be able to see it on imaging (CT). I'm not sure what the treatment is for SCDS, but I agree with...

    Jun 25, 2017 at 8:40 PM
  10. GregCA rated Cal18's post Informative in the thread Unique Access Medical in Thailand.

    I know this thread is about Unique Access but I have been talking to US Stem Cell in Florida (interesting video). They also took the time to...

    Jun 25, 2017 at 2:32 AM
  11. GregCA replied to the thread Massive Setback/Worsening.

    No worries! I was diagnosed with otosclerosis, which means the stapes bone is losing its mobility due to abnormal bone remodeling happening at the...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 10:32 PM
  12. GregCA rated Tinker Bell's post Agree in the thread Frequency Therapeutics — Hearing Loss Regeneration.

    That is actually a pretty likely comparison. I keep thinking people will be lined up for a cure to hearing loss -- that the demand will be...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:59 PM
  13. GregCA replied to the thread Massive Setback/Worsening.

    A few weeks. It looks like I regained most of the low frequencies (under 1 kHz), but I lost in the high frequencies. Hard to know whether it's...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:59 PM
  14. GregCA replied to the thread Craniosacral Therapy (Julian Cowan Hill, etc.).

    I've watched a few of his videos and I suspect he is well intentioned, but I think his methods and advice are a reasonable match to mild T, for...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:35 PM
  15. GregCA replied to the thread Massive Setback/Worsening.

    I can't really answer that because the reaction to the noise was so severe (due to H), that I would quickly either block my ears or run away, so...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 9:28 PM
  16. GregCA replied to the thread Massive Setback/Worsening.

    No, I had surgery (stapedotomy).

    Jun 24, 2017 at 7:01 PM
  17. GregCA replied to the thread How Do I Know If I Imagine Tinnitus or Not?.

    Go to an ENT doc to get your ears checked. If your T is so mild that you are wondering if you are imagining it, then I suggest you stop looking...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  18. GregCA replied to the thread ENT in San Francisco Bay Area for Ear Cleaning.

    You could ask http://www.californiaearinstitute.com

    Jun 24, 2017 at 6:54 PM
  19. GregCA replied to the thread Massive Setback/Worsening.

    When I had H, my own voice would cause me pain, as would the simple sound of keys pressed into my keyboard when I would type. Oddly enough, other...

    Jun 24, 2017 at 6:49 PM
  20. GregCA replied to the thread Pulsatile Tinnitus Never Goes Away??.

    That's right, so I'm curious why you didn't go see a doctor about it (since it may be curable). Does it just not bother you?

    Jun 24, 2017 at 4:00 AM
  21. GregCA rated MidnightOilAudio's post Optimistic in the thread Frequency Therapeutics — Hearing Loss Regeneration.

    I have high hopes for Frequency Therapeutics. Coincidentally, I just finished reading a book called "The Gene"...

    Jun 23, 2017 at 10:01 PM
  22. GregCA replied to the thread Antinitus Tinnitus Patch — Does It Work?.

    Why is it good news? The Google Translate version of the article doesn't seem very positive about it (it mentions lots of skepticism from the...

    Jun 23, 2017 at 5:03 AM
  23. GregCA replied to the thread Electrical Stimulation of the Ear in Tinnitus Patients: A Pilot Study.

    ¡Gracias!

    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:24 PM
  24. GregCA replied to the thread Electrical Stimulation of the Ear in Tinnitus Patients: A Pilot Study.

    Link please?

    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:07 PM
  25. GregCA replied to the thread How Loud Is Styrox Breaking?.

    I would be surprised if there was any impact to your hearing.

    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:18 PM
  26. GregCA replied to the thread New Here and Feeling Depressed About Tinnitus.

    Follow the diagnostic flowchart. Don't give up. Doctors don't have any skin in the game when it comes to your health: you have to drive and push...

    Jun 22, 2017 at 12:25 AM
  27. GregCA replied to the thread Frequency Therapeutics — Hearing Loss Regeneration.

    I don't know if it's possible to find out what gets damaged in the process. Maybe whatever is damaged is something that some med treatment can try...

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:33 PM
  28. GregCA replied to the thread After Getting Tinnitus, Why Doesn't My Left Ear Pop?.

    ENT

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:10 PM
  29. GregCA replied to the thread Frequency Therapeutics — Hearing Loss Regeneration.

    I wouldn't say "destroyed", but it does seem like the expectation is that the implantation is going to damage the cochlea to some extent. The...

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:10 PM
  30. GregCA replied to the thread After Getting Tinnitus, Why Doesn't My Left Ear Pop?.

    Blocked eustachian tube?

    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:03 PM
  31. GregCA replied to the thread 30-Year-Old. Ears Poisoned by Wellbutrin..

    What does your hearing look like? Any audiogram data? Have you tried sound therapy?

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:28 PM
  32. GregCA replied to the thread Hearing Aids.

    I don't know of any hearing aid targeted at audiophiles. They just can't reproduce the sounds very faithfully (think about the only tiny speaker...

    Jun 21, 2017 at 6:25 PM
  33. GregCA replied to the thread 81 Year Old with Tinnitus.

    I'm afraid not. Click on the link I provided for more info.

    Jun 20, 2017
  34. GregCA replied to the thread What Happened to Me (Diagnosis)?.

    I'm not sure what that means. It's very vague. If you have your audiogram and feel comfortable posting it, you may get more feedback. Indeed,...

    Jun 20, 2017
  35. GregCA replied to the thread Pulling Out Teeth to Avoid Tinnitus Due to Dental Drills.

    I was asking because I've been wondering if what I had been spotting was air drills (they work like any air tool, i.e. with pressure from a...

    Jun 20, 2017
  36. GregCA replied to the thread 81 Year Old with Tinnitus.

    Musical ear syndrome?

    Jun 20, 2017
  37. GregCA replied to the thread Pulling Out Teeth to Avoid Tinnitus Due to Dental Drills.

    What kind of drills does she have?

    Jun 20, 2017
  38. GregCA replied to the thread My Tinnitus Experience So Far.

    Start a diagnosis process to root cause it. With your history of playing in bands, it may be wise to start with ENT/audiology to get a baseline on...

    Jun 20, 2017
  39. GregCA replied to the thread What Happened to Me (Diagnosis)?.

    Too many things going on to hypothesize... get your diagnosis started. Hearing tests, blood work, MRI, CT Scan, etc... as needed. You can follow...

    Jun 20, 2017
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