WW2 Tinnitus Ear Protection

Discussion in 'Support' started by JohnnyMx, Jul 20, 2016.

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    1. JohnnyMx

      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I was watching a short film about WW2, and noticed this image, where guys on a war ship were using what seems to be cotton to protect their ears. I'm very sure that they are putting on this protection because they already had some sort of hearing damage and Tinnitus.


      How effective could that protection be? We still don't have a cure for T, but we are a community helping each other to handle our condition... What makes me wonder, how was it to have Tinnitus 60 years ago?

      Keep going guys!
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    2. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      In WW1 the cure for tinnitus/hyperacusis was summary execution for "cowardice".
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