Re: Protect your hearing in the truck
- From: "tscottme" <blahblah@blah,net>
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:02:32 -0500
The most advanced medical treatment of tinnitus is a masker. Basically it
is like a hearing aid. Rather than just amplify sound or amplify specific
frequencies to match those still identifiabe by the patient, these maskers
generate a background noise that is identical to the frequency of the
tinnitus. Remarkably the brain, when confronted with constant noise from
the masker tunes it out.
But if you tinnitus is anywhere close to some of the sounds made by a room
fan or one of the cheap "environmental sound machines" it's nearly as
effective to use them rather than a very expensive medical sound masker.
I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
"Top" <Top@ bitme.neo.rr.com> wrote in message
> > "CCBlack" <ccblack120@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:1130196811.953950.322120@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> Hey Scott, good thread by the way. I'm getting into this one
> >> late. I started just about six months ago wearing ear plugs all the
> >> time while driving my big rig. It's an International Eagle and for
> >> some reason the cab noise is intense. I figured to keep from losing
> >> any more hearing because of this truck I'd better do so. The road
> >> noise, engine, CB, stereo all add up to very high noise levels. I
> >> find that I can hear the radio even better while cutting down on cab
> >> noise. Also less noise cuts down on fatigue. The current plugs that
> >> I'm using I bought at Target and they are light blue in color and
> >> are very soft. The kind that you squeeze. ( I forget the brand ).
> >> They come with a little plastic container with a lid so that I can
> >> use a pair for a while before they get too worn. I don't mind them
> >> at all while driving. I can go for hours with no pain.
> >> Chris
> I've wondered if there might be a way cancel out the ringing by use of
> harmonics. You would need to know the frequency of the ringing in your
> ear and it might be a bit tricky. Basically you would induce a tone in
> your ears the would cancel out the ringing you hear and be canceled by
> the ringing itself (if that makes any sense). Anyone know of any
> research of that?
> Freedom is never free
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