How Can People's Sensitivity to Noise be so Different?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Philip83, Aug 23, 2014.

tinnitus forum
    1. Philip83
      Jaded

      Philip83 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Swede living in Austria
      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma from loud moped (2001) Noise blast (2014)
      I've played in a punk/hardcore band for 11 years. Both our guitarists and drummer NEVER uses earplugs. None of them have tinnitus and no noticeable hearing loss that bothers them in daily life. After playing and watching hundreds if not thousands of concerts, HOW is this possible?
       
    2. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      I don't know.

      But I do know that...

      1) they eventually will get tinnitus (if they continue to play in bands), and
      2) they almost certainly do have (some) hearing loss already now.
       
      • Agree Agree x 1
    3. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      I agree, they most likely have hearing loss, as too almost all people when they grow old. But our brains are different and they filter the resulting T sounds differently. Unfortunatelly in our case the filtering mechanism has gone wrong...
       

Share This Page

Loading...
If you have ringing ears then you've come to the right place. We are a friendly tinnitus support board, dedicated to helping you discuss and understand what tinnitus treatments may work for you.