So, Is Everyone from My Generation Going to Get Tinnitus Eventually?

Discussion in 'Support' started by ringringer, Aug 17, 2018.

    1. ringringer

      ringringer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      expired earwax drops, stress, or past exposure from earbuds.
      Folks born in 99-afterwards.

      Only asking because everyone I know (or see rather, I don't really 'know' people my age lol) use some type of headphone/earbud/iem/whatever you call it. Plenty of them exceed that volume warning. And others don't, I know I never did but hell! Look at me. Suffering from ringing in my left ear, but still.

      I think I'll start telling them to turn it down from now on. :D If I ever get the chance to, don't want to be a nag.
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    2. coffee_girl

      coffee_girl Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      All my life, but got worse 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced / Concert
      Yeah I tell people around my circle all the time to stop it, they don't listen though and don't really care...still do what they want. =]
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    3. fishbone

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      We live in a world that is very LOUD. Much louder than the previous generations. These loud sounds, can possibly take a toll on the mind/ears.
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    4. robHing

      robHing Member Benefactor

      USA, NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Early awareness will prevent young generation falls into T.
      I wish that I could beware of the acoustic impact to my ears in young age
      if someone told me. :(
    5. john paul

      john paul Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      The key thing to remember is that just telling someone to turn it down is not going to work. Explaining about Tinnitus and tying to get them to understand it and what it does to your life is the key to making a difference.
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    6. GregCA

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Yup, that's one strong friction point that affects awareness. Even if we succeed in making folks aware, making them care is another challenge of its own.

      Human nature is such that we aren't well prepared for thinking strategically. Smoking, drinking, and possibly one biggest factor of all: diet. All of this seems ok on a day to day basis, but in the long run...
    7. dpdx

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      yes, and then their lives will be ruined by T (Like mine).
    8. TomPearson

      TomPearson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Most likely, if I managed to get it at 15 then I dread to think what my generation will be like by the time their 40.

      Although chances are, when everybody is suffering for it, the pharma companies will see dollar signs and sort it out.
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    9. linearb

      linearb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      beliefs are makyo and reality ignores them
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      my guess is less than 50%, because lots of people go very deaf without much tinnitus

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