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Any Divers with Tinnitus??(ringing in the ears)

Discussion in 'Divers with Disabilities' started by ac777, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba


    I've had it since I played in a Jazz band in the late 1980's. I don't think it's diving related but I'm pretty sure diving doesn't make it better.

  2. ibj40

    ibj40 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas
    Before I got married (my third, but who's counting?), I loved to set up five CD's in my player, put it on random, and then go to bed. If I wanted to listen to the music, I'd lay on my right side, and let the music mask the ringing; when I was ready to go to sleep, I'd roll over onto my left, and let the tinnitus be an in-grown white noise machine.

    We learn to accommodate, notwithstanding the fact that the base cause really sucks.
  3. lunula

    lunula Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    Hi DamaRampante - I've got pretty significant tinnitus in both ears (two different pitches, it's pretty maddening sometimes) and suffered two known barotrauma (most recently this past December). I've been diving since 2012 and it has not made my tinnitus worse. I was pretty concerned that it would, as I have a lot of issues with pressure and pain in my ears, even with a lot of equalizing and terribly slow descents/ascents - but so far, no change to my tinnitus.
  4. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    One of my co-workers has some pretty severe tinnitus. Too much playing loud guitar in the 80's. He recently got hearing aids and he says they've pretty much eliminated it. Hearing Aids

    The underwater world always seems extremely loud to me. There's pops, clicks, all kinds of constant noise. Perhaps that's why the sensation disappears when you're diving.

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