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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-22-2008, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Advice on hearing problems

i have hearing loss. i was told it was genetic since i had it for so long. basically i dont hear high pitch things at all. and i need to turn up the volume on everything a lil. i get by in class and conversations, but i miss shit sometimes. i will be graduation school soon and starting the serious part of life and i cant be missing shit.

1.let me know what kind of hearing loss you have
2.what you did about it (im hoping there is a type of surgery)
3.how you like it

i got a hearing aid but it just made everything unbareably loud and the high pitch things were still gone. wtf! (left ear is worst than the right)
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Hearing loss sucks. To the best of my knowledge, there isn't much that can be done beyond hearing aids.

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Yes it does suck. My detailer at work lost his hearing and all 4 of his kids lost theirs or are losing it. He manages to get by, I text him at work what I want done, and he is really good at reading lips. He manages like nothing is wrong. Things could be much worse that's for sure. Hopefully you will find something to help.
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Not much you can do now. Protect your hearing with ear plugs, ECT from here on in.
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I have shit hearing too. Lots of ear infections as a kid, worked in loud manufacturing since HS, and motorcycles. I almost didn't pass my physical for my new job because of it.
Wear earplugs on the bike to save what you have left. Get your ears cleaned by your doctor. You'll be amazed how much that helps

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My hearing is so messed up that I don't hear stuff the same twice. This sucks playing guitar because it can sound perfect to other people and it sounds like crap to me. It's type of a tone deafness.

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hearing loss is the only thing on the body that does not repair it self or can get anything done to make it better. Once it is gone it is gone sorry to say. 9 years of getting my hearing checked all the damn time by the Navy and everytime them telling me we want to check it so we can determine how much loss you are suffering from so we can say you should take better care of your hearing.
The only thing hearing aids do is make things louder, amplify them just for you, if your hearing is really that bad you are going to have to learn how to do other things to communicate and as bad as it sounds you might need to find a different career path.
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Tact?
yea, for the people poking fun at your issue.

all I could give for advice is to start taking sign language classes and teach your family also.
are going to go 100% deaf??

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Definatally get your ears checked by an audiologist. When you make the appointment, tell then you also need your ears cleaned. You will not be able to clean your ears yourself as well as a doctor can. You may also regain some hearing after this.
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watching tv with the closed caption on helps and keeps you from rewinding etc.


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^^ thanks, i do this

and yea, ear plugs are a must, im in loud environments often and my ears ring the next day. different career path, na. and i with i took sign language instead of spanish. mofo!
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I've got a digital pair (I call them my bionic ears cuz 'aids' just sounds wrong).

It takes up to two months for your brain to adapt to the influx of new sounds. You should be able to get them adjusted (mine have three channels - full sound, no sound and a middle level for when I'm on a train or at a loud restaurant). I've been in to have them adjusted three times, so if you're still not happy after a month, (and this is an option) see if you can have them adjusted.

Think of a graphic equalizer and that's how most digital ones work nowadays. They can 'bump up' or 'hold down' certain frequencies.

I have Widex brand, and they're not cheap, but they're the single best investment I've made in my life.

Plus, when I go to concerts and loud bars, I can take them off and hear just fine (b/c everyone's yelling).

Good luck.
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thanks, thats the kind of feed back i like to see. im going to look into getting one again, maybe at a different place. any recommendations?
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