Lance Marafiote
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Lance Marafiote

Member, Male, 57, from 34606

Hello. This is my story Jun 18, 2017

Lance Marafiote was last seen:
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    1. Lance Marafiote
      Lance Marafiote
      Hello. This is my story
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      Hello and thanks for taking me on.
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Mar 19, 1960 (Age: 57)
    Location:
    34606
    Occupation:
    Inventory manager
    Tinnitus Since:
    1986
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    acoustic and operation
    Hello.
    1986 is when I first noticed this continuous ringing that didn't recede. I heard it as I was studying. I don't know if it existed previously, but I noticed it then and, as usual, expected it to be gone the next morning. It was still there, and has been, since.

    As a young musician (drums and electric guitar), DJ, concert goer, motorcycle rider (exhaust pipes *and* wind-noise), aircraft mechanic, shooter, pseudo-ephedrine user (chronic allergies - until I cleansed :)), torn ear-drum (four sutures), and maybe even hereditary tinnitus hearer - for lack of better terminology - I had experienced the ringing before, but it always went away.

    I've been riding motorcycles since ~1968 and recently thought that the pitch of the wind-noise may be the same as my tinnitus(?).

    I've learned that my physical condition - rest, food, activity - does indeed affect my condition. What I don't know is whether the condition gets worse because I'm not taking care of myself, or if the condition doesn't change but my sensitivity to it increases. I have noticed that when I am physically (and psychologically (?) ) over-stressed the ringing couples with random drumming. Bless those who go through that ...

    There have been times where the ringing changes to a lower frequency then goes away, completely for a few seconds. Silence. What the heck, right?

    I do have a nerve-loss as well, and occasionally wear hearing aids to make out what people are saying. Back-ground noise is a major issue. Strangely enough I can hear a pin drop on the other side of the house ... when it's quiet.

    Thanks for taking the time to read this; may you find a way to deal with this and find comfort.

    I'm glad to know that this place exists and thank you!
    -Lance
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