Posted: Nov 25, 2016 12:41 pm
by Scot Dutchy
crank wrote:
Scot Dutchy wrote:
crank wrote:I'm well over 50, and not only have the normal hearing loss of decrepitude, but tinnitus, there's cicadas going at it in my head every waking moment. So you lose some of the high end, it isn't like you've lost all hearing acuity because of that. That's one of the benefits of being a bass freak, you don't lose that side of the spectrum, the hairs are too robust to break off like the ones for the high-end. One other bright spot is that it's likely they'll be able to fix this before too long, we can join the growing ranks of the cyborg class.

A fellow sufferer. :(

I am over 65 and 40% deaf. My tinnitus is horrendous and also 24/7. I have usually two sounds at about 8000 hertz and 120 decibels when it is really rough. Pleasure in music listening has been taken away from me for years. My tinnitus has nothing to do with hairs but the receptors in my brain which are firing away on their own. If this will ever get fixed is highly improbable.
Anyway one plus point I dont have to worry about exotic sound systems which I was into back in the 70's.

We've discussed this before, but not about the receptors in the brain vs the cochlea hairs, I was wondering about why you said you were not a candidate for some kind of artificial hearing tech. Are the two sounds pure tones? If so, could you try to counter them with an out-of-phase real sound?

There is nothing. Believe me. I was with a work group last year. All had tried various technical options from masking to playing around with other sounds. It is not that simple but also very little research is being done. Not much money to made in curing tinnitus.