I’m at a Rave

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Djstarkiss, Feb 17, 2019.

    1. ArtVandalay

      ArtVandalay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Awww Bill, I'm touched! You have mastered the art of cut and pasting my friend. Living is sure fun, shame you will never know. All of those things you posted are clearly over the top. Yet your 7K posts of paranoia of noise, unfortunately resonates with those new and suffering and making them think walking down the street warrants hearing protection. Yep calling BS on you dude. How did you get tinnitus again? Toothbrush?? Hmmm..
       
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    2. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      It is amusing to read a hen bragging about flying to an eagle. ;)
       
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    3. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      No wonder they still have tinnitus.
       
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    4. ArtVandalay

      ArtVandalay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Well you do too, so clearly living life in the bubble ain't working out so well for you eh?
       
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    5. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      1
      Tinnitus Since:
      1900
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      karma
      Mostly talking about people with a mild beep, who continue to go to shows with protection. Despite that many people have told me the condition has improved a lot since onset.... to me that describes the majority of tinnitus, by some significant margin.

      By all means continue to live in a bubble if that's what makes you happy, though! Most people aren't so lucky.

      Note that I'm not talking about people who get a ring that lasts a day or two after a trauma, but people who have some constant sound. Between music, motorbikes, guns and other small engines I probably know 30 people with this kind of chronic tinnitus; only a couple of them seem bothered by it.
       
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    6. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Are you sure? In any case, my policy is to never talk about the state of my ears here.
       
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    7. ArtVandalay

      ArtVandalay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Why would be here if you didn't have tinnitus? Unless you're mental??

      Find it interesting you are the 1st to post to anyone that will listen that every day noises will harm them but yet you don't discuss your tinnitus severity? And you just implied you might not have it all. So you freak people out with your crap and you don't even have the balls to be honest and tell people "the state of your ears."

      You are a sad little man.
       
    8. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I am here to find out what causes people to get T and T spikes.
      Initially, my T was bad - I could hear it over the noise of a car on a highway. Throughout the first month it was getting worse. Then, after one month, I began protecting my ears and I experienced a lot of fading. Three months in, I pressed a loud phone to my ear and that caused a huge setback - all of my progress was gone.
      My state of mind back then can be gleaned from
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...-make-you-wail-and-weep-uncontrollably.21797/
      There had been other developments since that time. One of them was that my T spread to my formerly good ear (this happened when I was 9 months in). It is possible that it was the result of me not protecting that ear, but of course I will never know. In any case, my experiences resulted in me being enthusiastic about hearing protection.
      I am sorry you feel this way. I have never been the first to stoop to personal attacks (especially when it comes to people I know very little about). This fact might shine some light onto who is a sad little man and who isn't.
       
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    9. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      As far as I am concerned Bill, you have always been consistant and in favour of ear protection when one’s own experience is one of discomfort.
      I personally go by that formula too.
      I do not live in fear of noise, I rarely think about noise, but the plugs reside in my pocket and I put them in when discomfort occurs.
      Just plain common savvy my friend.
      Thank you.
       
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    10. emmalee
      No Mood

      emmalee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      This comment is just plain mean. Perhaps you should keep such thoughts to yourself in the future.
       
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    11. JohnAdams
      Whistles

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      I'm a sad little man. Wanna rub it in my face?
       
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    12. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I haven't thought of it this way. What kind of a man kicks a person who he thinks is down?!
       
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    13. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      You've had tinnitus for 12 weeks. I would have said the same thing at 12 weeks, and did. I swore I'd never do anything remotely loud again.

      And since I've played with a band in a tiny rehearsal room, DJ'd at parties, played guitar at a show, and been to two dozen concerts - including a weekend festival.

      I had BAD hyperacusis, and tinnitus so bad I could hear it above my TV, air conditioner, washer, dryer, and dishwasher all running at the same time in my tiny NYC apartment.

      Your opinion on this is almost certainly going to change.

      edit - over 3 years my tinnitus has faded to the point where 75% of the time I can only hear it in a dead silent room. Before my strep throat infection that spread to my ear in Nov, this was my situation 95% of the time, and as time goes on, I think I'm headed back in that direction - even though I still enjoy life.
       
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    14. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      Nobody is arguing to not protect yourself. Earplugs, breaks, staying away from speakers. using monitors to ensure that the soundman keeps things below 100-105dbA

      That IS the condom bro.
       
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    15. Drone Draper
      Jaded

      Drone Draper Member

      Location:
      U.K.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NIHL, ETD and work stress
      You know, potentially. You're right. My T has stabilised and faded a bit already. I hope it continues to.

      I do, however, think my paranoia will keep me from engaging in loud events like concerts, which truthfully sucks.
       
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    16. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      Here is one place we agree, Bill. I certainly was cautious in the beginning, and worked my way to a place I felt comfortable with volume wearing protection.

      I still wear earplugs on the train, which is reasonably only 90 dB peak and usually around 80 - despite being willing to go to 105 dB concerts with 30 dB of protection for hours.
       
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    17. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      I assure you this is not the case. We have a lot of mutual friends and I reached out to him directly. He's fine. Sorry if that disappoints you.

      Your point is also silly. None of us are allergic to sound. NOBODY should go to raves or concerts, or work on construction sites, or shoot guns, etc - without wearing earplugs.

      advocating doing things you enjoy safely is not remotely the same thing as encouraging people to eat food they're allergic to.
       
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    18. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Sounds sensible to me.
      Sometimes it takes awhile before one becomes aware of the damage. Of course, at other times one takes a risk and it works out.
      Some are more vulnerable than others. See
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/learn-from-others-mistakes.29437/
      Depends on your definition of "safely". Those folks who hit themselves on the head also most likely thought that what they were doing was safe. They could probably even report not experiencing any problems afterwards.
      Earplugs can provide a false sense of security. Sorry for repeating myself:
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/learn-from-others-mistakes.29437/
       
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    19. rmnkby

      rmnkby Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Dec-12, 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      My recommendation is to avoid small clubs, since I think the sound waves bouncing around in a small space could cause more harm than, let's say, an outdoor concert. I support that one could go back to living life normally, but compromises have to be made. For a raver like you and me, I think it's:
      1- Avoid small clubs
      2- Avoid clubs that are particularly loud or with no quieter section to escape
      3- Stick with outdoor festivals where you have endless options of places to stand and adjust the sound level that you're exposed to. Also I feel like the sound would dissipate into the air and create less pressure on you.

      Honestly, the best rave experiences I've had were in outdoor festivals anyway, so I don't feel too bad about avoiding small clubs anymore.
       

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