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RE: Phantom ringing

Add me to the list.  I thought it nay have been from using the phone too
much in my day jobs in conjunction with the volume excesses of an electric
guitarist in a rock band.  This usually only happens with my left ear 
ear) and thats the only thing I can think of to explain why that ear.
Headphones and stage volume should have done in both ears.  Unless I'm

Frank Gerace

At 11:02 AM 3/16/98 -0800, you wrote:
>Me too Kim, almost exactly as you describe it, although maybe not quite 
>pronounced.  (Guess this one's not gender specific.  ;-)  I haven't a 
>clue why 
>-- maybe we should lure Wessel out to a very nice lunch...
>p.s.  notice how I neatly sidestepped the "am I a freak" question! :)
>>From: Kim Flint [SMTP:kflint@annihilist.com]
>>Sent: Monday, March 16, 1998 9:56 AM
>>Throughout my life I've had a very odd thing happen with my hearing. It
>>happens rarely, once every other month or so. The hearing in one ear or 
>>other will do a complete fade out and be replaced by a high pitched 
>tone. I
>>won't be able to hear anything else in that ear. This will last about a
>>minute, and the tone will slowly fade away while real sounds slowly fade
>>back in. Very rarely, it will be a low pitch instead. I've never been 
>>to relate it's occurance to anything, always completely unexpected. It
>>would be quite frightening if I hadn't been experiencing it my whole 
>>Does this happen to anyone else, or am I a freak?
>>At 9:24 AM +0000 3/16/98, tbajus wrote:
>>>TritoneDW wrote:
>>>> Here's the thing--I've had it for as long as I can remember, way
>>>> before I started to listen to loud music. I had a lot of ear 
>infections as 
>>>> kid, so I think that's got something to do with it.
>>>I have always had a phantom ringing in my ears as well, long before I
>>>started playing guitar.  I have some pretty intense allergies, which
>>>lead to a alot of sinusitus and bronchitus (once I lived with a cat and
>>>got pneumonia), and seeing as how those two systems are fairly
>>>interconnected I have always assumed that they were related.  I have
>>>also heard that some small amount of ringing is fairly natural, and
>>>nothing much to worry about in most cases.  Could be wrong though- does
>>>anybody know for sure?
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