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Discussion in 'Support' started by Lisa Lindel, Mar 3, 2013.

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    1. Lisa Lindel

      Lisa Lindel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2012
      Did you develop tinnitus while serving in the armed forces? How and When?
       
    2. aurelientt

      aurelientt Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2013
      I didn't but I can tell you I recently learned that my older sister did. She served in Iraq in 2005-2006. I told her about the distress from my recent T and she told me she has it too. She deals with it far better than I do but I had noticed that she sleeps with the TV on and had wondered whether she had T as well.
       
    3. Lisa Lindel

      Lisa Lindel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2012
      They say 40% of rhe veterans have tinnitus from WWII to Present. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans have it real bad with IEP explosions. I just went over to the VA and got my special hearing aid to mask tinnitus. I'm in the VA system to get medical care with co-pay. I don't know if I like the hearing aid or not. It will take a lot to get used to. It's really small hearing aid and you hardly see it. The only problem is my cats. If I lay it around I know they will start playing with it! So I will have to remember to put it in my sock draw overnight. :whistle:
       
    4. 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
      Which hearing aid you got, make & model? Zen by Widex comes to mind as one of those with masking. Some have praised it (y)
       
    5. Lisa Lindel

      Lisa Lindel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2012
      Starkey RIC 10
       
    6. Lisa Lindel

      Lisa Lindel Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2012
      I've been using my Starkey Masking Hearing Aid for a week. It sounds like an old hissing radiator. It works well in the classroom. I'm able to concentrate better without the distraction of the tinnitus. I have hearing lost in my left ear and it's very disconcerting when the tinnitus is present. I give it good grades. I'm quite satisfied with the masking device.
       

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