'The Tinnitus Test' — Awareness Technique

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by Andrew, Nov 18, 2014.

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    1. Andrew

      Andrew Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Aberdeen, United Kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication or infection (I Reckon)
      Hi all,

      I thought of a tinnitus awareness technique the other day and wanted to see what all you guys think of it.

      People can take 'The Tinnitus Test' (don't worry about the name), participants have to wear an audio device (walkman, iPod etc.) which makes the constant sound of tinnitus that we all hear for 24 hours. (Different sounds of tinnitus can be accommodated) The device would obviously need to have headphones that would be able to hear external sounds for the person to carry on with their day.

      It would show others what we experience on a daily basis and how it effects our daily lives.

      I'm not sure if this type of thing has been mentioned before though......
       
    2. jazz
      No Mood

      jazz Member Benefactor

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      eardrum rupture from virus; barotrauma from ETD
      How would you get (force) people to participate? Educating people about tinnitus is a noble goal, but I believe you need less intrusive methods to accomplish it.

      But the idea sounds wonderful! :)
       
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    3. Andrew

      Andrew Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Aberdeen, United Kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication or infection (I Reckon)
      Oh no no no, you can't force people to participate. It could be a feature of Tinnitus awareness week or something, you get volunteers to take part in the challenge!

      I reckon after 24 hours of the noise people would be saying "Man, you've got that all the time?!?"
       
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    4. daedalus

      daedalus Member

      Location:
      Brussels
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2007
      People just wouldn't do it. I heard a story about a tinnitus conference where the participants were given headphones with a tinnitus sound playing. After five minutes everyone had taken off their headphones.
       
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    5. Andrew

      Andrew Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Aberdeen, United Kingdom
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication or infection (I Reckon)
      Shame we can't just take off our headphones, eh?
       
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    6. Song interpreter
      Creative

      Song interpreter Member

      Location:
      Southern California
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Too much noise
      My sounds sometimes are so strong I can feel them. I also feel like I should be able to grab that sound and take it out of my head.
      Man! Don't I wish it were that easy! Just take the headphones off.
       
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    7. Song interpreter
      Creative

      Song interpreter Member

      Location:
      Southern California
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Too much noise
      How about you run the conference without the headphones? Instead you run the sound through on of the channels on the sound board, but start really low and gradually increase the volume over time. It would be best if they couldn't escape it. This sound would go through lunch and be in the bathrooms. Or maybe not. If they left the sound a came back, it might make a bigger impact.

      I think those videos with different people's sounds was great! A couple of them I couldn't hear. They must already be in my mix.

      Who most needs to understand what we go through? Perhaps the people who contribute to it? I should find the link to those videos to share with my sound tech. She's trying to lower the sound at church. I'm so glad to have her in my corner!
       
    8. 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?

       
    9. Song interpreter
      Creative

      Song interpreter Member

      Location:
      Southern California
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Too much noise
      That's it! I can't hear the second and the fourth sounds. They must be in my mix or mine is louder. Where is the link? Did I miss it?

      Thank you!
       
    10. nicola chadwick
      Tired

      nicola chadwick Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      would be interesting to see how badly if affected peoples moods and behaviour... i dont mind having tinitus if it isnt ruining my life but how do i know what life would be like without it???
       
    11. nicola chadwick
      Tired

      nicola chadwick Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      hey mine is the same two sounds also... would you reckon its 15000 hertz
       
    12. Song interpreter
      Creative

      Song interpreter Member

      Location:
      Southern California
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Too much noise
      I have not had any testing or evaluation to know what my frequencies are. I have a few. Every once in a while another temporarily joins the chorus. It's pretty loud! I can forget it sometimes if there are other sounds to listen to. If I think about it, it's front and center. Hard to ignore. I'm just glad those high pitches aren't mine! They hurt!
       

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