Any competitive/pro athletes out there with tinnitus?

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    1. T Bone
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      T Bone Member

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      9/2013
      I was just wondering if there are any competitive athletes with t, even pro ones if you know of any. Cause it literally feels like I'm the only athlete that has t, at least in my sport.
       
    2. cullenbohannon
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      cullenbohannon Member Benefactor

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      1/2014
      My dad has t and was a pro soccer player many years ago. I don't think he had it when he played though. What sport do you play?
       
    3. T Bone
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      T Bone Member

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      9/2013
      Baseball, very high level.
       
    4. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

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      Boston
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      08/2013
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      Root Canal
      I'm surprised you don't hear more atheletes with T some of these stadiums get extremely loud night in night out and when your young you tend not to protect your ears. Sorry to hear about your T hope it gets better for you.
       
    5. T Bone
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      T Bone Member

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      Thanks, I don't think that the noise of sporting events are loud enough to cause t or make it worse. The only time it gets loud is when the home team scores or does something the crowd likes, I think if anything athletes would get it from head injurys, although I got mine from a cold.
       
    6. pef

      pef Member

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      Georgia, USA
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      3/16/2013
      I've wondered about T among sports that have more contact. Pardon me if I am wrong, but baseball probably does not have a high number of concussions relative to say, football (American "style" with the pigskin), hockey and boxing, yes?

      Did your onset of T affect your game?
       
    7. T Bone
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      T Bone Member

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      9/2013
      Ya baseball is no football or hockey as far as concussions go. My t has not affected my performance in any way, sometimes its worse then others like if its a cold day and I find myself focusing on it more, but if I'm healthy and it's a hot nice day, my t is almost non existent!
       
    8. T Bone
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      T Bone Member

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      9/2013
      The trick is really just to say f*ck it, and and focus on the important task at hand, which is definetly not the t. That goes with anything not just baseball. I just have to learn to have that f*ck it attitude towards everything!
       
    9. xmierce

      xmierce Member

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      Buford, Georgia
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      If going to a Seattle Seahawks game does not cause tinnitus nothing will!
       
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    10. jraulc_11
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      jraulc_11 Member

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      Lol
       
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    11. erik
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      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      I am pretty competitive and play sports 3-5x a week for various teams/clubs. As far as I know, I am the only one with T on my team (most likely not statistically speaking) but in sports, especially competitive sports, athletes probably don't talk about T much if ever, anyway. As for what happens when I play sports, my T will usually ramp up. Sometimes it gets pretty loud. However, being in "the zone", it doesn't really bother me and if I do notice it, it is only momentary and I really don't notice it during play. I notice it the most after a game when it seems loud. But it settles after some time. Either way T or no T, I am playing my game :)
       
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    12. T Bone
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      T Bone Member

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      9/2013
      What sports do you play?
       

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