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Old 07-12-2010, 11:33 AM   #21
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Although my normal "hearing" is essentially fine, I got tinnitus from Streptomycin in 1971 (part of the chemotherapy for tuberculosis) and ever since then, I have a million crickets screaming high-pitched noises inside my head every moment of my life. Bilaterally. That tends to drown out anything you aren't paying real good attention to, face on.

Last year Roger got "sudden onset total deafness" in his right ear after blowing it out (as he learned in Navy pilot training). We were in the red zone of a bad storm cell when his ear went nuts - so he blew to "clear" it. Doctor said it was like a stroke in his ear.

So, we hear ya!
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:41 AM   #22
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Never heard of that..... I've lightly done that while in flight to balance the pressure. Come to think of it, I do it while traveling up and down mountains too....
Oooooo better not do THAT anymore! One more gone and I'll be needing cochlear implants with big sucker things stuck to my skull.
I'm hoping technology is working on creating something MUCH smaller and unnoticeable.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:37 PM   #23
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Never heard of that..... I've lightly done that while in flight to balance the pressure. Come to think of it, I do it while traveling up and down mountains too....
Oooooo better not do THAT anymore!


That exactly what he did and why he did it!
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I thought that was what you were SUPPOSE to do in that situation and NOT do when you blew your nose.
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I used to have tinnatus and it went away when I started using turmeric. It is an anti-inflammatory. Some people find it bitter, but for me it has no taste at all. It does stain though. I put (3) 500 mg in anything I am cooking that starts with 'heat the oil". The oil releases the properties of the turmeric. You can get it in supplement form at Walmart with the other vitamin-supplements. Its probably at your health food store also if you have one.

For positional dizziness my doctor told me to repeat the action. If you get dizzy when bending over, do it again. What you are doing is loosening the crystals in your inner ear that are causing the dizziness.

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Old 07-12-2010, 02:32 PM   #26
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I've had that positional dizzyness before.
It occurs from loose calcium bits floating around in your ear.
They tickle the cilliary (Sp?) hairs that keep you balanced. By repeating the actions as you say, the calcium will eventually lodge itself into something so it will no longer come into contact with the cilliarys and cause the imbalance.

Maybe I'll give the turmeric a try even though I've tried everything under the sun for tinnitus...Should you get a doctors ok first? How much and how often have you taken it to get relief? Do you need to KEEP taking it once the symptoms are gone to keep it at bay?
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I thought that was what you were SUPPOSE to do in that situation and NOT do when you blew your nose.
Well, he had that sudden clogged feeling in his right ear, so he held his nose closed and blew, which he had been taught would clear the ear. A lot of people do that! Either one thing or some combination of things caused the sudden deafness.

hazelnut, my tinnitus is the result of irreversible damage to the eigth cranial nerve. It can't be fixed. HERE
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:52 PM   #28
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Wha??? I can't hear all you people that can't hear!
Just kidding!

I can't hear very well at all. Started losing my hearing at age 30 due to nerve damage. I also get the dizzies when bending over or moving too quickly.

Gardening is performed on my rump, so I don't have to bend over.

The cicada photos and videos are very interesting. Thanks to those who posted them.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:01 PM   #29
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Wow! This thread has gone so far astray!

Does anyone have more pix of cicadas?
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Can't get any photos on.... There's an error somewhere
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