Apr 9 2012, 06:55 PM
I suffer in both ears. Just wondering about others out there in the same situation, and whether it is a burden on your music.
Apr 10 2012, 06:26 AM
I've had tinnitus from before I knew what tinnitus was. So far, it has not affected my playing or enjoyment of music.
I guess the loudness of tinnitus might vary from one person to another, and that could be a problem.
Apr 10 2012, 07:49 AM
I just was some days off work due to tinitus. In my case it's related on a terrible office-situation. Fortunally I could now move to a different office and it's getting better. My doc said the most important thing now is relax.
And as fluteplaying is relaxing for me, the tinnitus always got better during practise. Maybe it is also good, that I have to relax my jaw when playing the flute and it's likely that too much tension in my jaw is the reason for tinnitus.
The aural thing is a bit complicated with tinnitus.
Apr 10 2012, 12:55 PM
Both Alpha Male Jazz Cat and I suffer from tinnitus. His is worse than mine and no doubt caused by years of gigging. I am aware of my own being worse after a whole day of listening to flutes but in the main we just have to shrug it off and get on with it.
Apr 10 2012, 01:25 PM
Viohazard suddenly developed tinnitus which appeared to respond to sounds in a certain pitch range...when conversation or piano or singing hit notes within that range, he would hear a kind of loud whistly harmonic which he found very annoying.
In his case it seemed to be related to hayfever, as hayfever treatment settled it within 10 days.
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