Well I Certainly Won't Be Going to This Concert

Discussion in 'Support' started by Champ, Aug 22, 2015.

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    1. Champ
      Woot

      Champ Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Boston, MA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma from headphones
    2. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
      I've been reading various articles on this. I frankly find the concept offensive. Tinnitus isn't something people should take lightly as it affects 20 percent of teens/young adults and is the most common service related disability among veterans.
       
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    3. Nucleo

      Nucleo Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2011
      It may be the most common service related disability in veterans but where do you take your 1 in 5 teen/young adult has tinnitus from?
       
    4. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
    5. Cheza
      Wishful

      Cheza Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Barking dogs/stress
      Excerpt from 2013 Reuters/Fox article:
      For the new study, almost 4,000 Flemish high school students completed a questionnaire about temporary and permanent ringing in the ears, also answering questions about their attitudes toward loud noises and hearing protection.


      Three out of four kids experienced temporary tinnitus, and one in five heard ringing all the time. Only five percent of the kids said they used any kind of hearing protection against loud noise, such as ear plugs, according to results in the journal PLOS ONE.


      That's 1 in 5 Flemish teens, not 1 in 5 teens. I wouldn't extrapolate that singular study and apply it to all teens.

      Excerpt from 2011Daily Mail article:
      In the last two decades we have seen more people in their late teens and early 20s with tinnitus because they have been exposed to music that is too loud.

      I consider this to be a result of technology exceeding the threshold of the human body, just as gunshots exceed the threshold. We aren't genetically designed to listen to anything for long periods of time through earbuds or headphones, and especially not at high volume. It makes no more sense than to stare at the sun.

      It's hard enough to avoid loud noises even if you're conscientious about them. When I walk my dog and a car drives by with its sound system blasting, I just say, "There goes a future tinnitus sufferer." I have known about tinnitus for a long time, and it surprises me that so many people have never even heard of it. In my opinion, these articles don't convey how horrid this affliction can be, if you're one of the unlucky ones who has it beyond the mild or moderate level.

      Teenagers should be taught in school about the risk of getting tinnitus from noise exposure, just as they are taught about the risk of contracting STDs from unprotected sex.
       
    6. LillianLexicon97
      Spooky

      LillianLexicon97 Member

      Location:
      U.S.A.
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise: Headphones
    7. uae96
      Thinking

      uae96 Member

      Location:
      Dubai, UAE
      Tinnitus Since:
      6/14/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Yep me and many teens are among those teen sufferers
       
    8. Mike82
      Wishful

      Mike82 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014

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