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"The human ear is most sensitive to sound frequencies between 500 Hz and 6 kHz (especially around 4 kHz)" 4khz is one of my worst T tones! Sep 22, 2022 at 12:23 AM

    1. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      "The human ear is most sensitive to sound frequencies between 500 Hz and 6 kHz (especially around 4 kHz)" 4khz is one of my worst T tones!
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      2. Joe Cuber
        Joe Cuber
        Huh, I wonder why that is. Human vocal range is much lower than that isn't it?
        Sep 23, 2022 at 6:04 AM
    2. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Wow. $438 for 2 Disneyland tickets & can't enter 2nd park until after 1pm. That's almost as much as 2 premium yearly passes used to cost.
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      2. Guywithapug
        Guywithapug
        @kingsfan yep, went to Animal Kingdom last December and paid extra for fast pass only to find out you have to reserve your times lot on each ride, which was already booked up or unavailable that day. Still was an awesome experience.
        Sep 21, 2022 at 7:31 PM
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I used to go every weekend. We'd all go into the park and I'd run around and grab fast passes for every ride. Then we'd go see the shows and parades, then drink at the cove bar, then finally ride all the rides with our fast passes.
        Sep 21, 2022 at 9:58 PM
    3. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I just want to tear off my eyelids and rip out my inner ears.
    4. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      2 years ago today, I would have been testing out used Orange amplifiers in the local music shops all around Orange County.
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      2. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Hello and sorry you are still here...hoping you heal up and get on with life! Hugs and support.
        Sep 17, 2022
    5. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Since I'll probably forget on the actual day, I'll post it now. Saturday is my 2-year anniversary of this nightmare.
      1. Leila
        Leila
        Hugs!
        Sep 16, 2022
    6. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Not be a pessimist, but even if Auricle works I'll never be the same. I'm terrified of sound. At least I can cower in peace though.
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Yup. I just had my car horn go off in front of me no protection and I nearly died in panic lol
        Sep 14, 2022
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      4. Aschenherz
        Aschenherz
        Imagine the things you can do then.. sleep normally. Taking a nap. Read.. oh Boy.
        Sep 14, 2022
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      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        Exactly. But I think if it truly got rid of our tinnitus I think through slow exposure without having any spikes or T coming back, we can regain some more normalcy and comfortability with sound. Maybe not like going to concerts or anything crazy but at least not living in anxiety around every day normal sounds.
        Sep 14, 2022
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    7. Shelbylynn
      Shelbylynn
      Hi, I was wondering what your experience was on zoloft? I thought you had mentioned taking in the past but I can't remember for sure.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Shelbylynn It's taken a lot of self-discovery, but I believe all my depression & anxiety issues stem from adhd. Now trying to get a diagnosis while having it has been a monumental task. I have gotten so bad I have trouble just showering and washing dishes in the same day, let alone seeking out psychiatrists.
        Sep 12, 2022
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      4. in_LA
        in_LA
        Sep 16, 2022
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      5. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        I'm sorry to hear that. I genuinely hope that you have some help and support at home so that you can get the care you need.
        Sep 16, 2022
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    8. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Upped my melatonin dosage to try and get to bed before 3am. Not looking forward to vivid dreams.
      1. tpj
        tpj
        What dose are you taking? Does it affect your tinnitus either way?
        Sep 8, 2022
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @tpj I normally take 1mg. Last night I took 3mg. It does not affect my tinnitus in any way.
        Sep 8, 2022
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    9. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      These new tones i have are more than just sound, they have a sensation.
      1. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        Are they low frequency or high? I have low frequency pulsating humming/buzzing in my ears that can be both felt and heard.
        Sep 7, 2022
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      2. sakrt
        sakrt
        @TheDanishGirl Have exactly this, and very severe atm making it so difficult to cope to. It's not understood by most people because I have acquired symptoms that parallels with SSCD.:( Words of encouragement from some here helps the struggling mind and pain.
        Sep 7, 2022
      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @TheDanishGirl I have high and now some extended-high frequency buzzing, hissing, sirens with a buzzing/electrical feeling.
        Sep 7, 2022
    10. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      My daughter's birthday is in 3 weeks. I told her I would back by then. Need to kick into overdrive and find a job.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Sep 5, 2022
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      3. AfroSnowman
        AfroSnowman
        Relax and approach the job search systematically, there is always a bit of lag between looking for work and getting work
        Sep 6, 2022
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I've gotten 0 done and my tinnitus is louder than ever. I need some serious help but I have no idea where to turn. I suspect I may have always had ADHD and tinnitus is exacerbating it to non-functionable levels.
        Sep 7, 2022
    11. MaxRabbit
      MaxRabbit
      Hey there..Hope you are covid free and feeling better soon! Did the doctor recommend or did you try FeverFew? Im trying to find it now...
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I haven't had a fever yet, just sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, and dry cough. It came on quick - overnight - which is not typically how my body responds to a common cold.

        I'm waiting three days or so to use an at-home rapid antigen test I have. I'm really out of my element outside of southern california.
        Sep 3, 2022
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      3. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Ah, I messed up in asking..I meant did the UCI dr. recommend Feverfew? Its on the migraine supplement list and wanted to know if you tried it.. Im guessing you didnt! :)
        Still sucks being sick...sorry.
        Sep 3, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        oh i've never even heard of that. Such an odd name for a migraine med.
        Sep 4, 2022
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    12. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      covid test in a few days. At least my old roommate was very wary of spreading illness throughout the house...
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    13. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Well I think my mom gave me whatever cold-like illness she has. Will have to see if my high-deductible insurance will make me pay for my own
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      2. twa
        twa
        Feel better, lots of allergens in the air here in Texas.
        Sep 3, 2022
    14. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Day #716
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    15. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I think the only way of surviving this is to just run, like Forrest Gump, but for the rest of my life.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @BrOKeN_1 run until I throw up mom's spaghetti
        Aug 30, 2022
      4. CRGC
        CRGC
        I went for a run yesterday and felt better about my T and H after. Too bad my knees hurt if I go more than once every 2-3 days
        Aug 30, 2022
      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @BrOKeN_1 @kingsfan I was literally just listening to the “real slim shady”, so these comments made me so happy. XD
        Aug 30, 2022
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    16. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I thought moving from Orange County/Los Angeles county to the rural countryside would mean less noise exposure. It's only been the opposite.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Crickets are relief, but yeah, they are loud as fuck.
        Sep 2, 2022
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      4. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        If you can still hear the crickets..thats a nice thing!
        Sep 3, 2022
      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        Crickets spike the fuck outta my tinnitus gotta wear plugs when I go outside lmao
        Sep 3, 2022
    17. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I'm not sure how to manage so many tones in one ear. My left ear is completely destroyed. The high pitch ones are absolute torture.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @twa How do you manage with studying? You were getting your masters or doctorate or something, weren't you?

        I'm trying to study to move from being a front-end web developer to full-stack, but I cannot seem to get anything done.
        Aug 29, 2022
      4. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Tones, tones..are we talking tones? Holy fuck do I have a chorus. How is it even possible for one damn ear drum to make so much fucking noise? It's got to be a neuro issue first and ear damage second. Its both ears here. WTF.
        Aug 30, 2022
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      5. twa
        twa
        @kingsfan hey, I am working on my doctorate. I just passed my qualifying exams, so I'm now a candidate. It's hard and at times I think I'm doing too much with teaching college also. I have to really watch my stress levels. I think having a goal does help keep the focus off the T/H.
        Sep 3, 2022
    18. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Well I officially lost my Westone customs in the move.Wanted to try them out again bc I just noticed that my left ACS doesnt seal completely
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    19. MaxRabbit
      MaxRabbit
      Hi there! Do you have advice for over the ear protection? I see you recommended a few models for MRI's. Im looking for decent protection without heavy, air tight pressure on my ears. I bought gun range ones and they snap so loud and its work to get them open. Too heavy duty. Been using old headphones but need ones just a bit more protective. Checking out Amazon. Thank you and hope your spike is settling down!
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I have only used Peltor x4a and x5a. I liked both. I prefer to wear x4a with earplugs underneath. x5a are really big and bulky but probably better protection for an mri machine. x5a with a pair of foam earplugs will give around 37-38nrr of protection.

        Earmuffs will fit tight, it's how they seal around the ear.
        Aug 27, 2022
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      3. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Yea, I dont or cant tolerate tight ear muffs. Trying to find a place between just normal headphones and protectors. Not to tight or heavy. Thanks for the advice.
        Aug 28, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Those two peltors, while fitting tight, aren't difficult to open nor do they snap. Just some moderate pressure against the head.
        Aug 28, 2022
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    20. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Despite spiking, I went on a pontoon boat today. Not sure if it was dumb idea yet. Probably was.
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      3. Leila
        Leila
        Hopefully your ears will have calmed down again by now!
        Aug 26, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @MaxRabbit You're still in the acute phase where fluctuations are quite common.

        I'm becoming less and less active now that I spike so easily. Last year I did all kinds of stuff despite my tinnitus being really loud.
        Aug 26, 2022
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Leila The last two days have been difficult. Hopefully it settles down and I can just use the experience as another data point, rather than a life-changing event.
        Aug 26, 2022
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    21. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Feel like garbage, f*cking f*ck f*cky. I just want stability again.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Wrfortiscue I have found that it, with me at least, it doesn't even matter if it only rises in volume the most minuscule amount, my brain picks up on it and it becomes unbearable.
        Aug 25, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        The biggest problem I have been having is I keep getting these new tones that come when I spike and then leave when it all settles down. After covid it started in cycles of about once a month, then every couple of week, and now it seems to be on a week then off a few days.

        It seems like the only way to mitigate it is to just stay home in isolation.
        Aug 25, 2022
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I was doing soooo good before Covid. it might spike up while I was out doing stuff, but it would come back down in a couple hours or overnight and it was just the 4k-6k tones in my left ear. I was living free, except I avoided loud places and yadda yadda.
        Aug 25, 2022
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    22. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      alright well I guess I can't go out of the house anymore. Spiked up again.
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      2. NYCGuy
        NYCGuy
        Sorry to hear that, lets hope it goes down soon.
        Aug 23, 2022
      3. in_LA
        in_LA
        I'm sorry bro :(
        Aug 25, 2022
    23. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Finally went out of the house today.
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      2. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        That's a Win!
        Aug 20, 2022
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      3. NYCGuy
        NYCGuy
        Victory, enjoy the weekend buddy
        Aug 21, 2022
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      4. in_LA
        in_LA
        Wooo!
        Aug 22, 2022
    24. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      I'm finding a correlation btwn my tinnitus being a little better when taking circumin. I wonder if neuroinflammation may be part of my issue
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      3. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        Heh...read your reply too and was thinking "whats he talking about?" Im there also buddy. Low sleep, alien signals in my brain, shit is mixed up now.
        Aug 20, 2022
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      4. MaxRabbit
        MaxRabbit
        I see. You have 2 tones and one is helped some by the pills. Im glad, yes, any relief is amazing. :)
        Aug 20, 2022
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @MaxRabbit oh no I have around 6 tones. it's hard to pinpoint exactly how many since some are overpowered by others.
        Aug 21, 2022
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    25. Travis Henry
      Travis Henry
      Hope u are ok
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Hey Im doing decent, knock on wood. Spike subsided a bit but is still hanging on... a little worse today than yesterday but still better than it was. I'm wary any noise will spike it back up though.
        Aug 15, 2022
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    26. in_LA
      in_LA
      Thanx for commenting on my update bro!
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    27. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      EEEeeEEEeeeEEE it's like there's a police chase inside my brain.
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    28. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Ugh another day with this spike. FML. I really hope this isn't permanent. Same shit i've been dealing with on and off since Covid.
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        I just dont understand why we dont have stable tinnitus like seemingly everyone esle
        Aug 12, 2022
      4. in_LA
        in_LA
        Have u considered supplements, I sometimes feel, that as we get older our ear hair cells get worse, so I take supplements to at least try preserve what I have left over, quite a sad existence though lol
        Aug 12, 2022
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @in_LA

        I've been taking supplements since nearly Day 1.

        NAC
        Vitamins A, C, E, D
        Magnesium Threonate
        Zinc
        Fish oil
        Circumin
        Aug 17, 2022
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    29. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Even though I've been through this several times, I cannot seem to keep my limbic system in check.
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Wrfortiscue I did go to a funeral about 2 weeks ago and the organ and kids screaming were quite loud. I ended up putting in foam earplugs. I wonder if I just damaged my hearing more and the tinnitus was delayed.

        I avoid everything, but I couldn't live with myself if I skipped that funeral.
        Aug 11, 2022
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      4. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @kingsfan even if you worsen because of that funeral you can’t blame yourself. I imagine it’s just a spike.
        Aug 12, 2022
      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Wrfortiscue I hope so. My exposure time was 2-3 hours, maybe more. I've never had that long of an exposure.
        Aug 12, 2022
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    30. kingsfan
      kingsfan
      Struggling the last two days. Too many variables to figure out why. Maybe driving without strong enough plugs. electric hiss is devastating.
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        I use my 27dbs musician plugs. They work well bc it cuts out occlusion
        Aug 11, 2022
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Wrfortiscue I think it's my left ear that's spiking, though sometimes it's in my head.

        I wonder if I wear a foam plug in my left ear while driving, if that will stop me from spiking... or will hearing the road noise in my right ear still spike my left?
        Aug 11, 2022
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      5. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        @Marshall I switch between 26db and 20db ACS customs. I prefer the 20db's as they allow the environmental sounds to mask my tinnitus a tiny bit. With the 26db I am assaulted by what seems like 80db ringing.
        Aug 11, 2022
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    Tinnitus Since:
    9-17-20 / 10-20-20 / 3-31-21 / 5-23-21
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    turning everything up to 11
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