Hollywood Movie "Baby Driver" with Tinnitus in Leading Role

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by Mic, Mar 12, 2017.

    1. Wojtek Kalka
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      Wojtek Kalka Member Benefactor

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      Bangkok
      Tinnitus Since:
      1994
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very loud concert.
      Awesome movie, last scene where his ears got examined is a bit misleading .. he doesn't use a masker in the end scene.. .... highly recommended ..
       
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    2. NatureHiker
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    3. NatureHiker
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      Also someone mentioned a lot of kids that have tinnitus "grow out of it"

      Anyone have insight on this?
       
    4. fade2black244
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      fade2black244 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Brilliant movie! I hope this increases the awareness of T which will help get more funding for possible research. My T sounds almost exactly like the character's but at a slightly different frequency.
       
    5. ebbie

      ebbie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's
      This movie is a blockbuster!
       
    6. Rosemerry
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      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
    7. HomeoHebbian
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      HomeoHebbian Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
    8. DirM
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      DirM Member Benefactor

      Location:
      San Diego
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 11, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ/TMD
      So I saw this on an international plane trip this week and see now that it’s on Netflix. It’s an Indy movie that I’d put at 6/10 and was intrigued that the main character has “a thrumb in the (ear) drums” as Kevin Spacey says.

      Most movie tinnitus is dramatized after an explosion. There is a high pitched whine (like mine!) as the POV character is disoriented and tries to get his bearing. Many modern day war movies have this. Then it fades.

      This is the first movie I’ve seen when the main character has constant T (from a car accident). Like mine it is somatic. He tries to block it out with constant music (the movie says Barbara Stransand does this - she has T but a quick web search doesn’t confirm her using constant music to mask).

      Will it elevate T awareness and how awful it is? No. Like me Baby has adapted and works around it. He wants a cure as do I, but after 3 horrible months of non functioning I live a normal life for the following 21. My T went down from horrible levels to manageable levels, but I know many who suffer and despair. The main character may be an inspiration for them.
       
    9. SugarMagnolia
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      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I haven't seen this yet, but I'll make a point of seeing it now.

      From what I got from the trailer and the comments here, I think the ear buds he wears are necessary to make his invisible affliction visible. Of course it would be more accurate if he wore Peltor muffs throughout the movie instead (which might make wearing Peltor muffs cool!), but that would not fit the story of him being focused on the beat of the music (or maybe they should have given him pulsatile tinnitus). But I'm guessing that the movie has a music soundtrack that pumps up the audience just as it pumps up the protagonist. I mean, who'd want to see a movie if they had to listen to pulsatile tinnitus for two hours?

      I think this movie should have a public service announcement at the end where the actor who plays Baby tells the audience the truth about tinnitus. I'm assuming there isn't one because no one on this thread mentioned any. What a missed opportunity to raise awareness and educate people!!
       
    10. glynis
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      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @DirM,
      I went to see it at the Cinema with my hubby and plugs for protection.
      Lovely to see the driver whom listens to music .
      It was quite fast pasted for me with fast screen changes...maybe im getting old ....
      love glynis
       
    11. Rajin

      Rajin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      9/7/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss ,noise
      I saw this movie, but he wears earbuds and play the music loud. I guess he was masking. That was before I joined here. Now I know better.
       
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    12. Frédéric

      Frédéric Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      Marseille, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/19/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
    13. Lizards
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      Lizards Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I can't think of another movie that featured tinnitus and hearing loss so prominently. It's a bummer that the film stars several prolific sexual predators.
       
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