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Do you have hearing loss?

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It is due to headphone/headset use for me. It's hard to avoid being on the phone 8-10 hours a day for 7+ years.


https://www.consumerreports.org/hearing-ear-care/tips-for-preventing-hearing-loss/





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https://www.earq.com/hearing-loss/decibels

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Cybernetic ear replacements are the solution.
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I want an ear transplant with my dog that seems to hear every little thing.
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No

People just need to talk louder!

Honestly after wearing ear buds and headphones for basically half my life everyday.

I have pretty good hearing. Even when I really concentrate or standing by water my hearing is good.

But I can tell you my first concert my ears were bleeding, but now after playing with a drum set and guitar for like 7 years, and seen multiple concerts. It's like relaxing now

So maybe my hearing could be better
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dulun18 wrote:
It is due to headphone/headset use for me. It's hard to avoid being on the phone 8-10 hours a day for 7+ years.


It'd have to be fairly loud as I think the main problem is people blasting themselves in the skull with music. I did 8+ hours a day with a phone headset for a little over a decade and my hearing is fine. But I never listen to music with headphones on nor do I go to concerts or any other venue were the main feature is an auditory assault.
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HateKillingCamels wrote:

I want an ear transplant with my dog that seems to hear every little thing.


no moth or bat ?

http://www.hiddenhearing.co.uk/hearing-health/353/the-top-10-animals-with-the-best-hearing/
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Definitely do. That being said, it is surprisingly functional after many years of audial abuse: loud speakers blasting through a third of every day I am off of work; shot a rifle for an hour once without hearing protection; falling asleep with headsets on full blast and waking up with tinnitus (worst case and biggest scare was when it lasted 6 days before it finally went away), etc.

And after realizing I could still add so much more to this list.. I really should treat myself better
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No, but I have constant tinnitus now; due to a stroke. So, it quite is possible I will develop hearing loss in the future.
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No, but I had it from 2-5 years old. A fever took out most of my hearing and nobody including me noticed since I was reading lips without realizing it so could understand what people in front of me were saying although needless to say my speech was a mess. Not fun, but in my case it was fully reversible with minor surgery, many others do not have such luck.

Blasting music on headphones is something I tend to avoid since I am worried about developing permanent hearing loss.
I also tend to avoid loud concerts or wear earplugs if need be to dampen out some of the sound, just isn't worth the risk.
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I have Tinnitus constantly. Don't know how I got it, since I keep the volumes low on my computer and games. I'm used to it, and keep a fan on the lowest setting to help a little bit. I most likely got it when I suffered a concussion when I was 7 or 8 years old, but not sure, since I haven't been to a hearing doctor in a long time.
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Not so much hearing loss, but I do have mild tinnitus from years of standing three feet away from a 120-watt tube half stack (which sounds like 300+ watts from a solid state stack) at countless practices / shows over the past decade without ever wearing any sort of ear protection. The invincibility I felt I had in my 20's is long gone. Now I wake up every day feeling like a bag of moldy rags.
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Severe hearing loss, I can't remember the loss in my left but my right can only hear 7000hz and below.
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WHAT?

No, I don't. I have been to a few concerts in my time, which I'm sure didn't do my hearing any favors. One of them where I was in the front couple rows left me borderline deaf for a few days. At which point I said, "Okay, let's not do that again."

I actually try to be moderately careful now, and have hearing protection for when I'm doing things that could wake the dead - like using a snowblower.
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