I Suspect a Couple of These Folks Ended Up With Tinnitus...

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    1. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
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    2. Mithrandir
      Ape-like

      Mithrandir Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma + NIHL
      @attheedgeofscience

      Thanks for sharing the video, that remembered me good memories. I had an acoustic trauma with a grenade launcher at work :/
       
    3. John G

      John G Member

      That's how I play Call of Duty
       
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    4. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Poor ears!
       
    5. Zechariah

      Zechariah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Anyone interested on a new profession?

      It seems that the earplugs are "not allowed"... :)

      Ford's Engine Listeners
       
    6. Reinier
      Not amused

      Reinier Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explosion starting engine
      Builders often wear out back and knees.
      Ford engine listeners wear out ears.
       
    7. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
    8. Reinier
      Not amused

      Reinier Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explosion starting engine
      Raising your arms will not protect you form NIHL. 0:18
      Rev. limiters are for sissy's
       
    9. Zechariah

      Zechariah Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      What the f*ck. Is that really happening? Just incredible...
       
    10. LeQuack
      Scared

      LeQuack Member Benefactor

      Location:
      United States of Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bad luck and bad genes
      Also there is a mom with a small kid in the left upper corner there @ 0:40.
       
    11. attheedgeofscience
      Uninvolved

      attheedgeofscience Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      Childhood
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Injury
      Agree. Fully agree, even.

      Below is a distribution of the IQ scores of the general population. I have some idea where the folks featured in that film-clip will land on the IQ-curve...

      bell-curve-normal-distribution-iq.gif
       
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    12. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I can't even drive my car without earplugs:(Seeing these people destroy their hearing just makes me sick.
       
    13. 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
    14. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      He will take care of his ears when he gets tinnitus.
       
    15. 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
      This blows my mind. I was thinking all the way through before the blast... "Noooo, don't do it!"

       
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    16. Fungus
      Dreaming

      Fungus Member

      Location:
      Wild, Wet and Wooly Wales
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus?
      The guys on the green motorcycle plan to get skin cancer,too....and I'm guessing that the guys are in the 0.1% on the gaussian distribution chart above.....probably also drinking 20 units of alcohol daily and smoking 20 per day,too.

      Really makes me a bit angry that most of us get tinnitus without 'asking for it'.

      Fungus.
       
    17. Vaba
      Shitfaced

      Vaba Member

      Location:
      New New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      Unknown
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown. Gradual, Progressive
      The simple fact of the matter is that the vast, vast majority of people exposed to ototoxic drugs, loud noise, or other things walk away with no issues, or T that goes away within a few days or reduces to a level that is not noticeable, because they simply do not care about being in the moment, and enjoying sensory input. The ringing is probably still there, but they're too dumb to notice it unless they're in dead silence trying to fall asleep.

      If you're smart as FUCK though (way above average IQ), as many people on this forum are, based upon the level of discussion I have observed, you'll notice the sound 24/7 and your brain is physically incapable of ignoring it, because you're so naturally in tune with your surroundings, always listening and looking for new data.

      Being extremely "in the moment" and in tune with your surroundings is defined by medical "professionals" as "anxiety," where you are smart enough and mindfull enough to notice everything your senses and memories are telling you. Naturally, the medical treatment for being too smart and attentive is to take sedating drugs like benzos and SSRIs, that make you less conscious. As a result of my "anxiety." I have both profound reaction speed and profound awareness of tinnitus. This increased awareness of reality is also why so many famous historical artists were considered "mentally ill:" they were intelligent enough to see through the thin veneer covering reality that others couldn't.

      For instance, despite the fact that I have T due to minimal hearing loss, I am so in tune with my surroundings that when I was playing with my little brother (7 years old) earlier, I noticed an electrical 16-18hKz sound that was running at 5dB in the background long before he did. His hearing is 100% perfect, because he is a child. I have lost 5% of my hearing.

      Before I got T and floaters (audio and visual interference), this extreme environmental awareness helped me, as a young child, appreciate life in a way that was impossible for other people to understand. Now, I suffer.
       
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    18. Eliot333
      Tired

      Eliot333 Member

      Location:
      Tokyo
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Music? Antibiotics? Infection? idk
      I agree with what you said. I think anxiety used to be a good survival trait when humans were actually in survival mode in the wilderness and stuff. Now in peaceful office times it's bad, and people with short attention spans can enjoy clubbing 24/7.

      However, while I agree most smart people ik have some forms of anxiety due to them actually giving a shit about the world, don't assume mental issues are always related to intelligence - I feel that makes anxiety seem like a positive thing. I feel the most intelligent person would realize anxiety and worrying all the time is pointless and find a way to tune it out, considering he might have supreme brain control. Meanwhile people like you can let our attentiveness be our fall.
       

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