Leonard Fashoway
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Jan 31, 1939 (Age: 77)
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Fraser Michigan (5 miles north of Detroit)
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Retired Detroit Police Officer/pilot

Leonard Fashoway

Member, Male, 77, from Fraser Michigan (5 miles north of Detroit)

Seeking hyperacusis treatment in S.E. Michigan Jan 14, 2015

Leonard Fashoway was last seen:
Jan 15, 2015
    1. Leonard Fashoway
      Leonard Fashoway
      Seeking hyperacusis treatment in S.E. Michigan
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Jan 31, 1939 (Age: 77)
    Location:
    Fraser Michigan (5 miles north of Detroit)
    Occupation:
    Retired Detroit Police Officer/pilot
    Tinnitus Since:
    1950
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Unk, but had left ear hearing damage 1956 military rifle training
    I am trying to find a local source of treatment for hyperacusis (NOT specifically the tinnitus) which has been a problem even prior to 1950. I have always had a fear of thunder and gunfire, only controlled after using hearing protection when shooting since 1964. As a helicopter pilot from 1973-1998 I used custom-fitted French Labs earplugs along with a very snug aviator's helmet with a skull mic. I am a fairly good pistol shot, was on the department Pistol Team for three years. and now enjoy teaching Michigan CPL classes for a local conservation club every Monday night.
    Now my left ear is very sensitive to certain vocal sounds, especially our two grandchildren when they scream. I feel a shock from my ear, down into my neck and shoulders, and sense that an instant of paralysis has just occurred. I have to wear an improvised earplug when visiting them.
    My reluctance to "enjoy" being a grandfather is largely due to the ear pain and (tension of their mere presence), and is a bone of contention with our daughter especially.
    I also sense a "resonance" when certain vowels are said nearby, the eardrum seems to "buzz" when loud enough, but I still feel something physical reacting even on low intensity sounds. I can use my ancient Heathkit audio generator and Nixie-tube frequency counter to pinpoint the exact guilty frequency. I have a lab sound level standard and a lab-grade microphone which might calibrate the exact sound intensity. Is this normally done by a audiology specialist anyway?
    I see that your posting of tinnitus treatment specialists only has one in Chicago as the nearest. The Emory Univ media office (I sent them an email asking for your contact info, your phone is always busy) gave me two sources, U of Mich Hospital (60 miles) and one other, closer, called ENT & Plastic Surgery Assoc, which has not yet called back.
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