Hi, I'm Bob

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by bob pratt, Feb 18, 2016.

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    1. bob pratt

      bob pratt Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/01/ 1962
      Hey,
      I've had tinnitus as long as I can remember (50+ years).
      I think it stems from a head injury as a 5 year old. I fell about 8-10 feet onto a concrete floor. Point of contact was my face. 30+ years of driving ambulances and fire trucks didn't help the situation, neither did the rock and roll.
      Lately my tinnitus has been getting worse. Makes me F'ing crazy!
      Anyway, here I am.
      bob
       
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    2. fizzlewhip
      Cheerful

      fizzlewhip Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss, ear damage, antibiotics, loud music (sigh), TMJ, stress.
      hello bob, glad you've shared your experience with us
       
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    3. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Hi Bob
      Another Bob here - but had Loud T for only 3.5 months now ..Firetrucks in the US have crazy loud sirens do the crew ever wears ear protection ?
       
    4. bob pratt

      bob pratt Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/01/ 1962
      Yes
      Early in my career we did not but as I got older it's not only recommended at some departments it's mandatory.
      Early on we sat outside the truck next to the turbo intake. Over 100Dbs. Years ago the ambulances has sirens and air horns overhead now they are mounted on the bumper.
      Good day!
       

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