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Old 09-18-2012, 05:19 PM
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I have lived with tinnitus since 1959/1960. I was twelve when I first started to hear the ringing. The first year I shot on my HS rifle team my ears started to ring. Of course, out of school, I also shot every weapon I could get my hands on. However; our HS rifle range had no acoustics back then. It was wimpy to even think about ear protection until a few years later.

Now I don't even think about my problem until I see the word tinnitus (while I am writing; I am more than aware that I still suffer from this condition). I have become rather used to it in 53 years. I also know that it will be worse for months if I shoot my .357 magnum without two sets of ear protectors.

I am always pleased when one of our young pull alongside of me in their car - with the windows shaking from the decibels coming out of their speakers. I think to myself that they might think they are annoying me – but I know that they might have to live with their mistake for the rest of their lives.
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Old 09-10-2013, 02:22 PM
Location: Florida
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Have any of you noticed whether your tinnitus gets worse when you have eaten certain foods?
Take special note of MSG or any ingredients listed as "flavoring". The website MSG: a neurotoxic flavor enhancer has more info on the different items that may contain it.
Do you have any other symptoms along with it?
If not you are lucky. I not only have ringing in two different tones along with their overtones, but humming and roaring as well. One time I could have sworn that there was someone in the neighborhood who had a loud engine running. I was about to call the neighbor and ask her if she heard it when my son asked me if I still heard it when I covered my ears.

I have tinnitus in connection with food allergies. It comes and goes according to whatever I ate. When I get into something containing MSG I get a distinctive buzzing sound. Seldom do I have normal silence.
My research reveals that Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibro Myalgia and Food Allergies are just different expressions of the same problem ME stands for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
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