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mjh

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I have a slight case of tinnitus in both ears, more so in the left one, that is only noticeable when it's relatively quiet, so thankfully it's not particularly bothersome. But I'd still like to err on the side of caution. Sometimes the loudness of the accordion takes me by surprise, even when not trying to play loudly, and the damn thing is right by the ear. Has anyone any thoughts or experience relating to tinnitus and accordions?
 
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smdc66

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Hi, I developed this at the start of the year for some reason and wondered if there was a connection with the accordion and the conclusion is no really.
I too at times found it sensitive to my ear as the sound bellows into an ear - generally my left - except when my loud playing friend was playing very close to my right ear.
I think my ears are now de sensitised a bit and its not uncomfortable but still have the tinnitus - noticeable when quiet.
I think its louder in one ear too for me.

I have spoken to my gp and a hospital hearing test specialist (who said my hearing was fine) with regards to the accordion and there reaction was such that its not really loud to cause hearing problems (i would say a pneumatic road drill or rock concert is loud now) - unless you play in a small kitchen cupboard :)

i find it therapeutic playing actually as, as this condition is noticeable when quiet its better when there is no quiet - ie have some background noise there like tv,radio,accordion etc

the general consensus is also , frustratingly , that there is no remedy and its one of those 'live with it' problems

dont want to worry you but it can indicate an underlying serious problem - especially if one ear only - so worth checking out with a gp
 

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smdc66 said:
dont want to worry you but it can indicate an underlying serious problem - especially if one ear only - so worth checking out with a gp

Quite right. In case of doubt, always consult a medical professional rather than an internet forum!!!
 
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Smdc, just reading your post made me quite aware of having tinnitus :p There's this weird psychological aspect to it. But I've never been as acutely aware of it as when a bicycle tyre blew up twice in a closed space within a month a few years back. It's like a shotgun blast, making the tinnitus worse for a day or two. It's good to hear that accordion playing wasn't the reason behind your tinnitus. Makes me feel better about playing too. I've read that flutists and violin players suffer from tinnitus and hearing loss quite a bit, and accordions just don't strike me as capable of reaching those kind of loudness levels. It'd be interesting to get some decibel readings for accordions nevertheless, they say that the smaller ones are louder. And, hm, I don't know if your gp or the hearing specialist you saw had either played an accordion before, but in my humble opinion, without having played one, one is prone to underestimate the power of oompah. I only know that I was sure I could play an accordion quietly in my apartment before getting one :roll: But I'm a special case.
I've had hearing tests done, but I'm not sure I've ever mentioned tinnitus to my gp. Had it for a long time. I'll be sure next time, thanks for pointing that out. Also thanks Anyanka too.
 
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mjh said:
, I dont know if your gp or the hearing specialist you saw had either played an accordion before,.

my gp was well aware as his son plays and commented they can be loud - the specialist , im not sure about other than he felt guilty that he couldnt help me further

yer id be interested in decibel readings too

id never thought of flutes and violins being loud / as loud as accordions to be honest
 

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By the way, and slightly off topic... I had a Norwegian friend who suffered from this affliction, but she always quite innocently referred to it as her "tittinus"....
 
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mjh

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Oh, in that case I trust your gp too. I'll just try to avoid playing in any cupboards, and I'm sure there will be no problems at all :)
 
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Anyanka said:
By the way, and slightly off topic... I had a Norwegian friend who suffered from this affliction, but she always quite innocently referred to it as her "tittinus"....

funny you should say that as that is what my wife does to .........just a bit dizzy :lol:
 
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Tinnitus cure. Its not an overnight cure but it does work. Look it up on the internet GH3 This will lead you to further research to Koch GH7. There are others, Salvestrol and also Melatonin which is take before going to bed. The main one is GH7. It doen't work overnight like raw pharmacueitical drugs which only work on the symptoms, the body takes its own time but it does work. Theres been a lot of reseach on it. It even works on 80 year olds.
 
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mjh

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I type GH3 in Wikipedia, and it gives me Guitar Hero III :lol: Cheers goldtopia, will have to look into this, it'd be marvelous if it wouldn't have to be a permanent thing anymore.
 
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Don't have Tinnitus ...but just a word of warning about loud noises........

I spent the first 20 years of my working life in very noisy environments...and in some cases pressurised work space (These were all High Pressure Steam boiler ...some marine - some on land). This was long before the days of ear protectors etc.

As if that wasn't bad enough I have spent some 50 years listening to morse on HF (short wave) radio(I am a radio ham) using headphones.

The end result is that now , aged 70, I have deficient hearing in the middle frequency ranges.....more specifically in the 600- 1000hz ( part of normal vocal range and neatly surrounding the standard morse 800hz tone)

Would this have happened had ear protectors been available in my work - maybe, maybe not ,but I'm not going to get an ambulance chaser on to it.

All I am saying is , take care of your ears ...and be very careful about using headphones with excessive volume.
 
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OK. Type in Gerovital GH3 that should get you onto the right website. Though it is good I thing GH7 by Koch may be better, theres a lot of rave about it. Its good for a lot of other ailments. You would be amazed.
 
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mjh said:
I type GH3 in Wikipedia, and it gives me Guitar Hero III :lol: Cheers goldtopia, will have to look into this, itd be marvelous if it wouldnt have to be a permanent thing anymore.


this would probably cure it too - but youd have to keep playing :cool:
 
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goldtopia said:
Tinnitus cure. Its not an overnight cure but it does work. Look it up on the internet GH3 This will lead you to further research to Koch GH7. There are others, Salvestrol and also Melatonin which is take before going to bed. The main one is GH7. It doent work overnight like raw pharmacueitical drugs which only work on the symptoms, the body takes its own time but it does work. Theres been a lot of reseach on it. It even works on 80 year olds.

this sounds good if it works in most cases and is safe

do you have personal experiences of this working - in how many cases? i had quick read and some of it is surrounded in controvesy and concerns me - i think we need to be a little careful of recommending lesser known cures for possible side effects

i dont have time to read it properly - does this come in tablet format , injection format - maybe wasnt reading relevant part but i read about a cream ointment :?: is it expensive?
 
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goldtopia

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OK. Type in Gerovital GH3 and it should get you to the right website. I think GH7 http://www.nutritionalengineering.org may be better. Read case histories. I am deaf in both ears and have to wear hearing aids. I wear one when playing the accordion so that I can balance the sound easier as I am deafer in one ear than the other. Wearing both plays havoc with the stereophonic sound. GH7 has improved it a bit so it might get even better. I take it in tablet form.
 
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