Atlas007 wrote:I maintain that no one should take it lightly without at least consulting a specialist Dr to ensure there isn't a critical condition behind it...
Since November 2020 I have hearing loss and tinnitus in my left ear, I stopped everything and now I want to come back and I'm very scared.
Some people here suffer from hearing loss?
I don't know what the reason for my hearing loss maybe NIHL
David Nahmani wrote:I've had permanent tinnitus since I was 20 or so. It freaked me out at first but you get used to it. The funny thing about tinnitus is, the more you stress out about it, the more it pollutes your life and the more you hear it and it bothers you. As you start going into a phase of "oh well, that's the way it is, may as well accept it, move on and live with it", you start forgetting it and hear it less and less.
Unfortunately tinnitus indicates hearing loss and there's not much you can do about it as far as I can tell. I'm not a doctor, but I've seen a few doctors about mine and none could do anything about it. I took some medication for a while which didn't do anything other than make me sick so I stopped it. I think the best way to deal with tinnitus is to accept it, learn to live with it, relax about it, and before you know it, you'll spend days without even noticing it or thinking about it.
Obviously there are many forms and levels of tinnitus, but personally, this has never hindered my music production or mixing skills. You know how an experimented professional mixer can get a MUCH better mix using merely a decent pair of headphones or reference monitors than a beginner could get out of the top of the line professional reference monitor models.
Do not despair.
David Nahmani wrote:My understanding is that all tinnitus is a form of hearing loss however mine is really not severe and focused on one narrow hi-frequency band so it really doesn't bother me at all.
Jmando wrote:I agree with Atlas. Find a good audiologist and take their advice. I've been mixing with hearing aids for the past 11 years. I have significant hearing loss in both ears, 20db@2k, 50db@4k, 70db@8k. Partly due to heredity, my age (72) and my past.
David Nahmani wrote:30 dB is quite a lot indeed and 3kHz is further down, where intelligibility and articulation is detected. So that is indeed more of an issue.
Well I found my audiometry test, looks like mine is 11.5 dB at 4kHz. So it's a bit more, and further down than I remembered.
Jmando wrote:My mixes are fine. My HA's allow me to hear those frequencies well enough to mix and I always compare them with reference tracks. My clients are always happy with my mixes and are repeat clients. I see my audiologist every 6 months for a check up and to get my HA's cleaned and checked to ensure that I'm hearing the best that I can.
Jmando wrote:Thanks, Aviorrok! I doubt that there will be a cure for hearing loss but it would be great if there is. But I doubt that it will happen in my lifetime. Both my grandparents and an uncle on my mother's side of the family had severe hearing loss. And my mother did, too but she never did anything about it. I'm convinced that a major part of my hearing loss is inherited.