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I'm devouring everything on the Internet about high frequencies in speakers and  their relation to tinnitus. 

 

I'm certain that the ultrasonic frequencies have done if for me. I'm 29 and never had hearing issues but now after 7 months of use of a high end Bowers and Wilkins speakers I've finally pinned it down on them. The sound was never loud but the aluminium tweeters do emit high frequencies which caused nausea headaches and tinnitus. I was amazed it took me 7 months to figure it out as I was blaming it on alcohol. 

 

My hope is that the damage I did was not permanent and it will heal if I stop using them. One it's better I will use the equalise to try and remove the high frequency as much as possible and see if it instigates it again. I have an mri soon but I'm sure it will be useless. It's the speakers! 

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Ive been away from my system for 6 months and my ears started ringing in that time. Its just a never ending ringing in both ears and random higher pitched pops and sounds. Mostly bothers me in the quiet. YouTube 8 hour sounds help me drown it out but don't actually help me sleep.

I did have a lot of infections several of which were just awful experiences in both ears several years ago. They came and went for 2 years but its been a few years since the last. I now have psoriasis in my ears and I wonder if thats what started my tinnitus. Obviously I have to go to the ent and im not blaming my Cf4's and even had many extremely loud klipschorn sessions in a small room before the CF4s.

I just think I'm maybe nearing the end of this journey. This hobby and the music and entertainment has meant the world to me over these past few years but I just cant enjoy anything with this damned ringing and popping and on/off wax blocked ears. Ive got a lot of money into this that I could use elsewhere. I dont even really listen to anything but scores and ambient backgrounds now. I find all I care about anymore is ambient detail retrieval and tight/deep low end at lower volumes. A sweet and smooth bell or something sounds magical to my ears now. Like little magical dust sparkling and floating around my ears. My Accuphase gear with the Cf4 is giving me that + good low end at relatively low volume but is that enough to justify how much I've spent? Idk. I gotta see an ent but everything I read is they can't do anything for me anyway for psoriasis or tinnitus. Continued hearing loss seems inevitable and im just so bummed out right now.

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I am in my early 50's age and have suffered hearing damage from several concerts attended.  I have a dull permanent tinnitus but I also suffer a brushing sound in one ear when listening to high frequencies at a high volume.

 

So I keep the my sound at low levels for long term listening and mid levels for very short term listening.  I also don't use headphones for long term listening. That is also why I prefer the well balanced efficient sound of the Forte's.

 

I use ear plugs when attending shows, but then again, I don't hardly attend shows anymore because ear plug listening sucks.

 

I have seen a few medical professionals and lowering the volume on everything is the only solution to preserving what is left of listening quality. 😐

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8 hours ago, Maximus89 said:

This hobby and the music and entertainment has meant the world to me over these past few years but I just cant enjoy anything with this damned ringing and popping and on/off wax blocked ears

 

Continued hearing loss seems inevitable and im just so bummed out right now.

 

Damn man sorry to hear this! I'd see a specialist anyway just to be sure though.

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9 hours ago, Maximus89 said:

Ive been away from my system for 6 months and my ears started ringing in that time. Its just a never ending ringing in both ears and random higher pitched pops and sounds. Mostly bothers me in the quiet. YouTube 8 hour sounds help me drown it out but don't actually help me sleep.

I did have a lot of infections several of which were just awful experiences in both ears several years ago. They came and went for 2 years but its been a few years since the last. I now have psoriasis in my ears and I wonder if thats what started my tinnitus. Obviously I have to go to the ent and im not blaming my Cf4's and even had many extremely loud klipschorn sessions in a small room before the CF4s.

I just think I'm maybe nearing the end of this journey. This hobby and the music and entertainment has meant the world to me over these past few years but I just cant enjoy anything with this damned ringing and popping and on/off wax blocked ears. Ive got a lot of money into this that I could use elsewhere. I dont even really listen to anything but scores and ambient backgrounds now. I find all I care about anymore is ambient detail retrieval and tight/deep low end at lower volumes. A sweet and smooth bell or something sounds magical to my ears now. Like little magical dust sparkling and floating around my ears. My Accuphase gear with the Cf4 is giving me that + good low end at relatively low volume but is that enough to justify how much I've spent? Idk. I gotta see an ent but everything I read is they can't do anything for me anyway for psoriasis or tinnitus. Continued hearing loss seems inevitable and im just so bummed out right now.

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your ears  are definitely  dry  or irritated ,  throw out any Qtips at home and do  not rub the inner canal  ,  this is detrimental +++++problems -

 

when everything fails ,  mineral oil or virgin Olive oil  everyday  2 x per day  ,  you can use  antibiotics for the ear as well as antibacterials   ,   the oil is a layer of protection  it heals , +  helps to dislodge  particles to slide out -

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your ears  are definitely  dry  or irritated ,  throw out any Qtips at home and do  not rub the inner canal  ,  this is detrimental +++++problems -
 
when everything fails ,  mineral oil or virgin Olive oil  everyday  2 x per day  ,  you can use  antibiotics for the ear as well as antibacterials   ,   the oil is a layer of protection  it heals , +  helps to dislodge  particles to slide out -


I appreciate the tips. Its hard not to pick away at the dry flakes. Ill look into the mineral or olive oil remedy. Ive also came across a product online. Some drops for ear psoriasis the comments all swear by so ill try that too! I'll post the link here if anyone else has the same problem. Hopefully it all works out!

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I appreciate the tips. Its hard not to pick away at the dry flakes. Ill look into the mineral or olive oil remedy. Ive also came across a product online. Some drops for ear psoriasis the comments all swear by so ill try that too! I'll post the link here if anyone else has the same problem. Hopefully it all works out!

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Think you are on a good track. Have even seen product for itching ears so...

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With all due respect .... if the OP is suffering a medical issue, then talk to a medical expert.

 

The Klipsch forum is not a substitute. Tinnitus can be a result of Noise exposure. There are ways of preventing further damage. If it is a symptom of an underlying disorder, then it should be treated. Any talk of whether a "speaker is the cause" is ridiculous. Treat this seriously and not as some audiophile nonsense. 

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4 minutes ago, Maximus89 said:

Yeah this one seems to be good for many although it gave one negative reviewer an infection somehow.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0001AGMWE/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

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Preston is right. Suspect that these OTC remedies are for symptoms.

Clearly as another stated earlier, a pro is best.

Even a small piece of earwax, or, a small foreign object, even hair can irritate and cause symptoms. Had my ears irrigated thrice now over time.

Family physician is a start.

Ear infection will require more.

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4 hours ago, Maximus89 said:

Yeah this one seems to be good for many although it gave one negative reviewer an infection somehow.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0001AGMWE/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8

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 --I would suggest a visit to an auto rhino -

-newest techniques are the use of a sterile wick/sponge that is inserted   in the ear canal along with antibacterial/antibiotic drops -  this treatment  heals a swollen or irritated   ear canal in only a few days  , all it takes is a few minutes in a physician's office to insert the wick , and a prescription for the drops -

 

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 --I would suggest a visit to an auto rhino -
-newest techniques are the use of a sterile wick/sponge that is inserted   in the ear canal along with antibacterial/antibiotic drops -  this treatment  heals a swollen or irritated   ear canal in only a few days  , all it takes is a few minutes in a physician's office to insert the wick , and a prescription for the drops -
 
That would be amazing. Thanks for the info

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19 hours ago, RandyH001 said:

 

 --I would suggest a visit to an auto rhino -

-newest techniques are the use of a sterile wick/sponge that is inserted   in the ear canal along with antibacterial/antibiotic drops -  this treatment  heals a swollen or irritated   ear canal in only a few days  , all it takes is a few minutes in a physician's office to insert the wick , and a prescription for the drops -

 

Wait, which is it. Olive oil/mineral oil 2x a day or an otolaryngologist (ENT).

 

The only answer is an ENT for any of this. 

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On 12/3/2020 at 9:59 AM, Denix8 said:

Hi!

I started having problem with tinnitus after buying BOSE QC35II headphones two years ago and using them for two days with NC.

 

On 3/11/2021 at 9:32 PM, upraj said:

OMG, I am not the only one, started having problem with tinnitus after buying BOSE QC35II headphones, I cant believe I am not the only one.

I thought it is weird that I felt a lot of pressure and started feeling discomfort.

 

The title of this thread seems a bit inaccurate.

 

Interesting that "noise cancelling" headphones don't eliminate noise, but pound your eardrums with an out-of-phase version of the external noise.

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This whole thread is disheartening.. I played music at rock concert volumes with my Chorus II's for quite a few years used to have people over all of the time drinking beers and listening to tunes what great times we had I just hope I didn't do too much damage along the way. My last "big" system was Chorus II with Ultra II subs in stereo and an RSW-15 in the corner for extra kicks it would literally blur your vision there was so much bass.

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This whole thread is disheartening.. I played music at rock concert volumes with my Chorus II's for quite a few years used to have people over all of the time drinking beers and listening to tunes what great times we had I just hope I didn't do too much damage along the way. My last "big" system was Chorus II with Ultra II subs in stereo and an RSW-15 in the corner for extra kicks it would literally blur your vision there was so much bass.
You'll be alright man as long as it's comfortable. I doubt any of this is audio related. Band members that play concerts etc lose some hearing in the top end ans temporary ringing is likely but tinnitus and infections are highly likely due to some difficult to find underlying problem as said before.

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Let's see; raced cars, worked lighting for bands, sold audio equipment and listen to music at appropriately live levels (not my fault. I come by it naturally: my father designed loudspeakers and amplifier circuits...).

Nothing wrong with my hearing...  other than the constant hum of locusts in the background.    😎

 

Seriously, as Travis pointed out, ENT is only way to go. Even if hearing aids are not the answer, with training, you can push tinnitus to the back of your mind so it does not interfere with life.

 

 

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On 11/4/2021 at 10:23 AM, Maximus89 said:

You'll be alright man as long as it's comfortable. I doubt any of this is audio related. Band members that play concerts etc lose some hearing in the top end ans temporary ringing is likely but tinnitus and infections are highly likely due to some difficult to find underlying problem as said before.

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Pretty much wrong.  Are you a musician?

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