I do.Anybody got this problem?
Very low level? I have to turn the music way up to make it louder than the tinnitus.For those trying to imagine tinnitus this tone generator is set to 9.5KHz and a low volume level. Adjust it to a very low level and then you can hear what people experience.
as in ... Ian Carr's Nucleus? Who still listens to them these days. The band I was in in 1983 as a teenager was primarily influenced by Ian Carr's Nucleus.I can trace mine to the first 3 notes of a Nucleus concert in the Cayuga High School gym, back in the late 1960s
Get some super tweeters, dial in a parametric to that bandwidth and boost away. You might enjoy a tri-amp'd active system as it allows for some serious adjustment.Should I dive deep down a rabbit hole with suyper tweeter integration, hoping to not mess it up, but perhaps gain some nice top octave room gain from the added driver(s), play with boosting my lovely OE tweeters (Scanspeak 28mm silk in Verity Audio Parsifal Encores), or not fiught this battle at all?
This is very interesting, thank you for posting. I will give NAC a try, really nothing to lose. My tinnitus ranges from tolerable / unnoticeable unless I think about it - to really annoying to the point of affecting my hearing. My left ear is worse and I attribute that to many concerts where I seemed to always be on the left side of the stage, turned right to see the stage, with my left ear right at the speaker stacks - lots of festival seating rock concerts in the late 70's and 80's.Interesting question if I've had positive results and one I've been thinking about ever since I started taking it. When I first took it I thought it may take a week or two to register any change. But it seemed to make slight a change after the first day. But this is completely anecdotal, and in no way was it a "controlled" test.
To add to this - since I was young and until I was 43 (2009), I had suffered from "hearing loss". My father had bad hearing too. When I was very young, and through my college years, I used to get frequent ear infections. It was chalked up at the time to having "swimmers ear". I grew up on a lake and was an avid swimmer. I think this is what caused my tinnitus. Water would get in my ears and not drain properly and an infection would set in.
In 2009, for a variety of reasons, I cut wheat from my diet. Within 2 days I noticed a HUGE improvement in my hearing (I've not eaten wheat since). This is not why I cut wheat from my diet - and yet it turned out to be a completely fortuitus- and yet life-changing - event. It literally brought me to tears. I'd all but given up listening to music....
And while I did not seek an explanation from a doctor, I would say it was due to inflammation of my inner ear - an autoimmune response - possibly celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
I hesitated making this initial post since there doesn't seem to be any peer reviewed confirmation that NAC works in restoring hearing damage. But reading all the posts in this thread, and having suffered from hearing loss for so many years, I thought it was worthwhile to share my experience.
Gluten sensitivities typically affect your digestive system, skin or sinuses, but in certain circumstances, a gluten allergy can cause ear congestion and a temporary reduction in hearing.www.livestrong.com
Why wouldn't open backs create pressure on your eardrums? I'm not sure you understand how headphones work.I wonder which would be less risky for your hearing in general: closed-back headphones/in ear monitors or open-back headphones.
Open-backs tend to be driven with higher volumes because of the lack of isolation. OTOH, they dont create any pressure on your eardrums.
I've just been reading through this article.A month on 600mg daily NAC has had zero effect. Townshend supertweeters really mess up FR and soundstage if positioned on axis, anywhere set back on top of monitors due to combing. I have them rear-facing off the rear edge now. Results are still inconclusive. It's possible that the added rear HF actually screw up stage precision, although maybe adding a spatial effect somewhat like rears in an HT system...not what I want. The upward-firing dual-aix supertweeters from that guy in the UK may be worth a shot, but the borrowed Townshends may go back.
Hate to introduce extra XLRs and a cheap Lokius EQ into my ref system, but maybe that'll work (if I don't blow the $$$ Scanspeak tweeters!).
In case anyone is interested in a similar use scenario, Sennheiser recently released their SoundProtex plugs. The regular one has 18 dB attenuation, but the Plus version includes replaceable filters starting at -6 dB. ~70 GBP is a hefty price though.I see the minimum attenuation is 10dB, while my current Rooth plugs attenuate by 9dB and I still find the result too quiet at times. Maybe it's because I don't attend large venue/stadium shows - mostly clubs of up to ~500 people, usually with decent PA and not cranked up to ear-wrecking levels. I'd like to find something in the 5-7 dB range, but no luck so far. Thanks for the suggestion nonetheless, goes on my "to test" list