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Drimble asks: When was it last brought home to you just how old you're getting? We last asked this in 2004, and you're eight years older now. Eight. Years.

(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 13:24)
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My ears ring constantly as a result of listening to far too much loud music from when I was a teenager right the way into my mid-twenties. Getting to sleep at night is always a challenge, and I usually have to rely on a cocktail of booze and sleeping tablet along with distracting sounds played through my laptop to manage it. As such, at the grand old age of 27 I find myself shying away from all things loud. I wouldn’t even consider going to a gig, club, rave whatever without proper earplugs now, but in truth I’d probably still give it a miss anyway. Even going to a noisy bar fills be with a certain amount of dread.

Look after your hearing, kids.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 9:08, 6 replies)

> Look after your hearing, kids.

What he means is turn your damn music down on the train.

, kids.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 9:19, closed)
I'm 43 and have had tinnitus for years. I blame it firstly on seeing New Order live here in a concrete box. Started wearing earplugs by 19 but not often enough. Surprisingly there is little actual hearing loss but can struggle to hear a conversation in a noisy environment.
Tips from the audiologists to mitigate your tinnitus: minimise caffeine and alcohol consumption, keep stress levels down and exercise frequently so you will sleep better (ensure you get your heart rate up and get a sweat on).
Hope you can get off the bad stuff and get some decent sleep. Maybe check out some of the masking apps for your phone also.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 10:28, closed)

yeah i've heard the thing about caffiene. may well have to give that up and see if it makes much difference. might be harder to lay off the booze though!
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 13:55, closed)
Get your hearing checked too
sometimes tinnitus can be made worse because of straining to hear and hearing-aids can sometimes help.
You will also then be able to ask for noise generators to try from your local Audiology dept.
Have a look on here www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/your-hearing/tinnitus.aspx
Loads of info that might help.
Don't just put up with it!
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 15:13, closed)
thanks for that
for have a look! oddly enough my hearing is still very good; I'll often be able hear things that others can't etc. strange really.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 15:58, closed)
Seriously, I'm 43 and have found it hard to tune in to conversations where there is a degree of background noise, like in the pub. Although that might be because no-one is actually talking to me...

The tinnitus has started over the last six months too. I really feel for all the kids walking around in headphones nowadays - they'll all be deaf by the time they're thirty.
(, Wed 13 Jun 2012, 16:16, closed)

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