Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Simulation for Awareness

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by bill 112, Apr 26, 2016.

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    1. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I made my own simulation to show my family what it's like to have tinnitus and hyperacusis and it was really quite simple.

      —I placed headphones on them playing a high pitched noise but not too loud.

      —I placed a TENS device on their jaws and head also and every time I made a sudden noise I would shock them slightly and increase the noise temporarily through the headphones.

      My family members couldn't withstand more than 10 minutes of it and has finally opened their eyes to how debilitating this is.
       
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    2. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      This needs to be done to people on the street while filming their reaction!
      You should have filmed your family maybe and used the clip for awareness campaign
       
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    3. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      Actually that's exactly what I'm going to do now Valeri!

      I'll do it to my girlfriend and post the video here to show you how well the simulation works.
       
    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
      I actually love this idea. Sounds like an excellent piece for awareness.

      It's something I've never seen done. I love the part about seeing people's reactions. This would of course require a signed release form indicating that they will be shown on the video.

      I'm not sure about the TENS device part; safety concerns of using it on the heads of random people?

      If someone (in an English-speaking country) wanted to donate a little of time & skills to do this, would be fantastic.

      Anyone thinking of "I CAN!", please contact me via a PM.
       
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    5. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I'll post my girlfriends reaction shortly to give people an idea here of how good an accurate simulation it is and it makes for interesting viewing, after about 5 minutes the ringing becomes too much and then I add the hyperacusis simulation and she freaks out and can't handle it.

      It actually gives people an idea of what it's like to have tinnitus and hyperacusis.

      She survived by the way lol;)
       
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    6. 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
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    7. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      Where do you get this stimulation stuff from?
       
    8. bill 112
      Studious

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      My father had Fibromyalgia and was given a TENS device to help ease pain, it was lying in the medicine cabinet so I got a bit creative lol.
       
    9. Ears Hurt

      Ears Hurt Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Whiplash or Buzzer (abuse from ex)
      @bill 112 you are a Genius!!!! Great material!!!
       
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