Subject: RE: [Harp-L] Subject: TINNITUS - Ringing in the ears - hearing loss
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- Subject: Subject: RE: [Harp-L] Subject: TINNITUS - Ringing in the ears - hearing loss
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- Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 13:31:27 EDT
Steve Shaw responds:
I've had tinnitus for 15 years, and about 10 years ago I had lots of tests,
and thankfully I have a type of tinnitus that's not associated with hearing
loss. I have two permanent sounds in my right ear, one very high-pitched
and the other a low rumble. They are there all the time. I'm no great
believer in mind-over-matter, but in this particular instance it has worked
for me. I emphasise that I'm speaking very personally, and what works for
me is not the basis of advice for anyone else. But I decided that this
scourge was for me and me alone to conquer. Tinnitus support groups and the
like are just not for me. I now live quite happily with it, though absolute
silence is a luxury I can rarely afford! Harp content - listening to and
playing music are exceptionally therapeutic. Playing especially!
HEAR my CD clips: http://www.gjk2.com/steveshaw/cd.htm
READ review of my CD: http://www.irishmusicreview.com/sshaw.htm"
........I hear you, Steve, and can't disagree at all. I'm not a joiner
either, much preferring to take care of my physical problems myself as much as
possible. But a lot of folks had the spelling of tinnitus wrong and I thought
if others wanted to do the research it'd be easier to provide what I'd
already found. I do like the idea of drowning those noises out with music <G> -
that's probably what keeps you practicing to be as good a harpist as you are.
Even without tinnitus, I have music playing all the time at home. Couldn't
imagine life without it. I did want to add that certain medications can also
cause tinnitus and muffled hearing so for some folks it's a Catch-22
situation and I knew someone other than my Dad who suffered terribly because of the
noises. It is a serious and horrible problem for far too many people. I'm
thankful I'm not among their ranks, yet.
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