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  1. racedy replied to the thread Suicidal.

    I am so sorry you are going through this, and you are so young. Hang in there -- a treatment is on the horizon. In the meantime, do what you can...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 10:06 AM
  2. racedy replied to the thread Tinnitus for a Week: I Suspect from In-Ear Headphones.

    @NowhereFast, that's great that your hearing is fine. That tuning fork test is really a trip! My ENT did that to me once and I still have no idea...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 9:44 AM
  3. racedy liked Bernard85's post in the thread What Happened to Me When I Stopped Caring About Tinnitus.

    Hi everyone, It has been a while since my last visit on Tinnitus Talk. When I got tinnitus around 4 years ago, I thought my life was done. There...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 9:11 AM
  4. racedy replied to the thread Should I Be Concerned About Driving Through Mountains? Will This Increase My Tinnitus?.

    Thanks for posting this question -- I actually live in the mountains and always have to pop my ears (yawning or swallowing or just moving my jaw)...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 12:10 AM
  5. racedy liked ChrisfromCanada's post in the thread Should I Be Concerned About Driving Through Mountains? Will This Increase My Tinnitus?.

    Thanks all for the replies. I feel better about this trip. I can always count on the good people on this site to reassure me that I need to just...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM
  6. racedy replied to the thread Ear Popped Followed by a Feeling of Ear Fullness After Taking It Off Pillow.

    @Fordescape, no I wouldn't worry if everything is fine. This has happened to me. It's similar to when you cover your ears with your hands (or...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 11:44 PM
  7. racedy replied to the thread New to Unilateral Tinnitus — Did I Develop It Because I Was Worried About Ear Fullness?.

    @David Smith, it sounds like stress and anxiety related. I get spikes from stress/anxiety. I'm experiencing a spike that sometimes will go quiet,...

    Apr 17, 2021 at 6:26 AM
  8. racedy replied to the thread Ear Fullness and Spikes After Ceasing Use of TMJ Guard.

    @jeas, thanks! Botox may help with tinnitus in addition to clenching... I have wondered if a muscle relaxer might have a similar (although more...

    Apr 17, 2021 at 6:20 AM
  9. racedy liked kingsfan's post in the thread How Could One Cover Up Peltor X4A Muffs' Chartreuse Color?.

    I would look at YouTube tutorials of people custom painting their headphones. Seems most use certain types of spray paints and clear coats.

    Apr 16, 2021 at 5:49 AM
  10. racedy liked Bill Bauer's post in the thread Tinnitus 90% Gone After 6 Months.

    Habituation is unchanged volume that doesn't bother one as much as it used to. People CAN distinguish between severe tinnitus and near silence....

    Apr 16, 2021 at 5:46 AM
  11. racedy liked Sleepsnexttofan's post in the thread Brain Retraining, Reducing Stress with Supplements.

    Thank you for reading. My tinnitus spiked to an unbearable level this past February 28 with the onset of an ear infection coupled with a bomb of...

    Apr 15, 2021 at 9:53 AM
  12. racedy replied to the thread How Could One Cover Up Peltor X4A Muffs' Chartreuse Color?.

    I'm late to this one and I assume the Sharpie has worked. I painted mine with black acrylic paint and it's held up for a couple years just fine. I...

    Apr 15, 2021 at 7:12 AM
  13. racedy liked Labyrinthine's post in the thread Any Metal in Peltor X4A? Safe for Use in MRI?.

    I'd advise you to call the 3M company to confirm. That is what I did as well for my musician's earplugs before using them during my MRI scan....

    Apr 15, 2021 at 6:51 AM
  14. racedy Listening to music to reduce my H reactivity. When I'm into it I'm less sensitive. Guitar solos are a good test. Thank you John Frusciante! »

    Apr 15, 2021 at 6:30 AM
  15. racedy rated dan's post Funny in the thread Can an Ambulance Siren Damage Your Ears Despite Wearing Foam Earplugs?.

    Some people can get a spike from a loud fart, or would that be the anxiety over the fart? Farts can be surprisingly loud if you let it rip as hard...

    Apr 15, 2021 at 2:26 AM
  16. racedy replied to the thread Active Noise Cancelling Headphones for Dental Work, Opinions Please :).

    Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that and I hope you are doing ok considering. It's too bad they couldn't just leave the glue on your teeth (although...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 10:10 AM
  17. racedy rated Snake's post Hug in the thread Active Noise Cancelling Headphones for Dental Work, Opinions Please :).

    I ended up with severe worsening... Residual glue is stronger than a tooth.

    Apr 14, 2021 at 10:08 AM
  18. racedy liked Ed209's post in the thread Why Advise Against Headphones?.

    One’s tinnitus could worsen regardless of headphone use, but it would be easy for that person to blame the headphones if they were being used...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 10:01 AM
  19. racedy liked astaff14's post in the thread Why Advise Against Headphones?.

    The new iPhones have a feature in the health app where it tells you exactly how many dB your music is at. I’m listening right now at about 30%...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 9:35 AM
  20. racedy liked kamil1364's post in the thread Why Advise Against Headphones?.

    Just wanted to write that I have noise induced tinnitus and I use Beyerdynamic DT 770 32 Ohm at 50% of Android volume, and so far my tinnitus...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 9:22 AM
  21. racedy rated NowhereFast's post Hug in the thread Tinnitus for a Week: I Suspect from In-Ear Headphones.

    Hi everyone, I've been reading some threads on here and I thought I'd introduce myself and give a backstory of how I think I got tinnitus and...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 9:16 AM
  22. racedy replied to the thread Tinnitus for a Week: I Suspect from In-Ear Headphones.

    I listen to podcasts all the time using my Bose noise cancelling headphones (Quiet Comfort II), usually when I wash dishes or when the landscaper...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 9:13 AM
  23. racedy replied to the thread Ear Fullness and Spikes After Ceasing Use of TMJ Guard.

    I was always under the impression splints were to help keep your jaw aligned and prevent clenching? I wear a nightguard because I grind my teeth...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 6:23 AM
  24. racedy replied to the thread If a Chiropractor Were to Realign My Jaw, Would My TMJ Split Bring It Back to Its Current Alignment?.

    If your TMJ is fixed by your chiro, would you still need to wear a splint?

    Apr 14, 2021 at 6:05 AM
  25. racedy replied to the thread Found Out My Dental Hygienist Has Tinnitus.

    Hi @Luman -- interesting, I wonder if it is common with dentists or even surgeons that have to use drills frequently. Request for advice -- I...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 4:40 AM
  26. racedy replied to the thread Dental Hygienist — Is It Safe to Do Cleaning?.

    So have any of you had experience using noise cancelling headphones, specifically @LadyDi? I was thinking of using my Bose ANC headphones. I think...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 4:32 AM
  27. racedy liked Stina's post in the thread Dental Work (Including Drilling) & Tinnitus — Questions and Experiences.

    Hey guys:) I dont know how well informed you are about teeth but my very through dentist has given me some good tips about hygiene. Of course it...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 2:49 AM
  28. racedy liked coffee_girl's post in the thread Getting a Dental Filling Next Week :).

    I just got back from the dentist. She was super sweet and told me to raise my hand if I needed her to stop. I did not want to extend the ordeal so...

    Apr 14, 2021 at 2:36 AM
  29. racedy replied to the thread Active Noise Cancelling Headphones for Dental Work, Opinions Please :).

    @Snake, how did your dental work go? What did you end up using for ear protection? Getting ready for my dental cleaning... hopefully no cavities.

    Apr 14, 2021 at 2:34 AM
  30. racedy liked Ed209's post in the thread Joe Perry and Steven Tyler from Aerosmith Using Earplugs in 1990.

    Looks like it could be that putty type stuff that swimmers use. I don’t think he's using standard foam plugs, but I may be wrong. That's...

    Apr 13, 2021