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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2009, 11:41:44 AM »
Can anyone confirm this story? I call BS, personally.

Also, tinitus, although uncurable, CAN be treated and any doctor would have told him this.

I was thinking about this tonight, yes, hearing can be badly destroyed and it can hurt a lot, but it's nothing to kill yourself over.

A cochlea implant may have been one solution. Having his hearing surgically destroyed, would have been another. If hearing was painful, then sever the nerves to the ear. Plenty of people get on with their lives without their hearing, without having to kill themselves over it.

If this guy knocked himself off for real, he must have had some other problems compounding it...

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2009, 07:01:35 PM »
Can anyone confirm this story? I call BS, personally.

Also, tinitus, although uncurable, CAN be treated and any doctor would have told him this.

I was thinking about this tonight, yes, hearing can be badly destroyed and it can hurt a lot, but it's nothing to kill yourself over.

A cochlea implant may have been one solution. Having his hearing surgically destroyed, would have been another. If hearing was painful, then sever the nerves to the ear. Plenty of people get on with their lives without their hearing, without having to kill themselves over it.

If this guy knocked himself off for real, he must have had some other problems compounding it...

Yeah but it's no small deal to re-accustom yourself to life without hearing. Maybe the guy thought he couldn't go thru with it.
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2009, 08:41:07 PM »
I'm sure his family are relieved that he didn't have to go all that trouble

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2009, 10:54:29 PM »
Yeah but it's no small deal to re-accustom yourself to life without hearing. Maybe the guy thought he couldn't go thru with it.

I don't think I would want to live without music. I could handle not being able to see or not being able to smell...

It's not a huge stretch to imagine someone pushed to breaking point with tinnitus, and as a result not thinking clearly or not being able to examine all the options available to them. I remember how bad it was with my partner when he first got it. I don't think he slept properly for about two years and couldn't stand being in a silent room. That kind of thing will fuck with your mental state.

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2009, 04:20:04 AM »
I knew a guy who suffered tinnitus so bad it ruined his whole life, so I can believe it.

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2009, 07:02:11 AM »
The typical treatment for tinnitus is to hypnotize your brain so it essentially 'ignores' the chunk in the frequency spectrum that is causing the problem. Yes, you lose a part of your hearing for good, but better than nothing!

Surgery is another option, but most of the time this is an absolute last resort.

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2009, 02:31:10 PM »
Or you could just wear ear plugs. Not sure about the rest of you, but I can certainly feel the pressure in my ears when it's getting too loud, and'll make my ears ring the next day. About that time is when you bung them in, or earlier.
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2009, 09:10:59 PM »
sure bs, but funny if it were so...
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2009, 09:34:29 PM »
my initial thought was frogshit also, there really are options as mentioned.
you can get tinnitus from abusing codine meds also, my drummer has it so bad its starting to effect his ability to really hear what's going on during a song. His is from codine and other meds he thinks.

i have it a little bit also, ya just gotta be careful, you wont know youre or gettting it till one day youre like, fuck i think i have fuckin tinnitus! that not very fuckin cricket now is it?

its that simple.

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2009, 08:36:38 PM »
If it is true... I think the point here is that he's a metalhead.... and going by the passion most metalheads have for metal (funny that)... it'd be a miserable life without being able to hear.. wait for it.. metal!
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2009, 10:46:52 PM »
yeah to be metal u must look a bit gay sometimes...the only price to pay
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2009, 09:19:09 PM »
Yeah fuck that.  I can believe it too.  I'm going the way of the Nick. There is a fair few forums on this shit.. but who's tried what and what was the best for maintaining sound quality?
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2009, 05:08:06 AM »
Yeah fuck that.  I can believe it too.  I'm going the way of the Nick. There is a fair few forums on this shit.. but who's tried what and what was the best for maintaining sound quality?

there are a couple of different plugs out there, you can pay up to $400 for em, aparently you lose next to zero quality.
I wanted to get some but im not sure i wanna just take their word for them working, you cant exactly ask for a refund after using them can ya?
ive used plugs that claim the same thing and they suck basicly.

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2009, 07:14:07 PM »
Yeah, i've never rated wearing them... but its reasonably foreseeable that significant damage has/is occuring.

Wish i had some for last night...
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #39 on: August 03, 2009, 08:30:47 AM »
Part of my tax return this year is going into custom moulded earplugs. Normal plugs inflame my ears. I still wear em tho, it beats hte alternative of losing my hearing.

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #40 on: August 03, 2009, 03:14:25 PM »
hahaha thats what you call planning a budget - fiscal discipline
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #41 on: August 04, 2009, 06:02:53 PM »
Haha I suck @ budgeting, hence having to wait for my tax return to afford these.

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2009, 07:09:38 PM »
yeah, fuck...Im going to request a bail out, if I havent saved enough...
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2009, 02:34:24 AM »
Yeah but it's no small deal to re-accustom yourself to life without hearing. Maybe the guy thought he couldn't go thru with it.

I don't think I would want to live without music. I could handle not being able to see or not being able to smell...

It's not a huge stretch to imagine someone pushed to breaking point with tinnitus, and as a result not thinking clearly or not being able to examine all the options available to them. I remember how bad it was with my partner when he first got it. I don't think he slept properly for about two years and couldn't stand being in a silent room. That kind of thing will fuck with your mental state.
Are you serious? you'd rather live in the dark? not be able to see anything? but you can sit down and listen to music  :P

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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #44 on: August 08, 2009, 03:45:56 PM »
Yeah but it's no small deal to re-accustom yourself to life without hearing. Maybe the guy thought he couldn't go thru with it.

I don't think I would want to live without music. I could handle not being able to see or not being able to smell...

It's not a huge stretch to imagine someone pushed to breaking point with tinnitus, and as a result not thinking clearly or not being able to examine all the options available to them. I remember how bad it was with my partner when he first got it. I don't think he slept properly for about two years and couldn't stand being in a silent room. That kind of thing will fuck with your mental state.
Are you serious? you'd rather live in the dark? not be able to see anything? but you can sit down and listen to music  :P

yeah, I think I'd rather be able to WATCH my kids grow up and see where Im going and still be able to drive and all that as opposed to not being able to hear my kids fighting, screaming, throwing tantrums, whinging etc, given the choice of the 2.
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2009, 10:47:03 PM »
being blind is far worse
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2009, 06:20:58 AM »
Pretty sure being dead is worse than being blind or deaf.
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2009, 06:36:11 AM »
What if they are blind and deaf
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2009, 09:34:15 AM »
Then they're my bride to be.
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Re: Metalhead kills self becauase of tinnitus
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2009, 03:55:23 PM »
Then they're my bride to be.

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