Hearing Loss Is WAY More Common Than You Think

Discussion in 'Support' started by Markku, Mar 12, 2015.

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    1. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      We've been in contact with Julia Wilde, a writer and host of Discovery News. She has tinnitus and is interested in working with us in the future to further raise awareness for tinnitus and hearing loss. DNews' YouTube channel has over 1M subscribers.

      Hearing Loss Is WAY More Common Than You Think



      As you can see, she was kind enough to link back to Tinnitus Talk on the latest video:

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      Thank you Julia and Discovery News! Exciting to see what the future brings. :)
       
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    2. robinbird
      Fine

      robinbird Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New Hampshire
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Diagnosed with high pitch hearing loss, both ears, right is worse
      I also read recently that Veterans coming back from duty suffer with T. If the world doesn't understand or care to learn for our sakes maybe putting light on what our Vets have to deal with might shed more empathy and expedite a cure for this terrible thing.
       
    3. James P

      James P Member

      Location:
      Halifax, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma (Club)
      I'd be happy if there was more awareness. I had no knowledge I was in any kind of danger when I went into a loud dance club for the first time in my life, never went to any loud music places before. I only spent like 10 minutes on the dance floor and got pretty loud ringing afterwards. Went to bed and it seemed to be gone the next day so I was fine. Week later notice some tinnitus and been bothering me every since.

      Everything I read online makes it sound like it really shouldn't have happened to me. They all say how you could get ringing afterwards that goes away but will stay if you do it too much, but I got it my first time. I had nothing to compare the volume inside since it was the first time I heard loud music, so maybe it was just exceptionally loud. I had put my faith in the DJ and the fact that my sister had been clubbing for years without ear plugs so I thought I'd be fine, only finding out afterwards she has tinnitus too.
       

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