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Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:48 pm
by Mathieu Benoit
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=hear-raising-compound-reg

Still a long way from being in your local pharmacy, but promising nonetheless.

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:08 pm
by Malcolm Boyce
They've been making serious headway towards this kind of thing for years now. It's really good news over the long term and is specifically good for exposure related hearing problems. Something near and dear to musically inclined folks like us...

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:07 am
by Mathieu Benoit
Malcolm Boyce wrote:They've been making serious headway towards this kind of thing for years now. It's really good news over the long term and is specifically good for exposure related hearing problems. Something near and dear to musically inclined folks like us...


Near and dear to the moderate dip at 4K in my right ear. :lol:

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:20 pm
by dylanger
Funny this is mentioned. Someone thought it was funny to blow an air horn in the lunch room the other day. I was about 4 feet away. When I made a stink about they thought it was even funnier. My ears are rather precious to me....they didn't seem to get that.

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:30 pm
by Malcolm Boyce
dylanger wrote:Funny this is mentioned. Someone thought it was funny to blow an air horn in the lunch room the other day. I was about 4 feet away. When I made a stink about they thought it was even funnier. My ears are rather precious to me....they didn't seem to get that.

I, as well, hope you are more careful with your hearing in musical situations than you were some years ago. You were quite young back then though...... :-P

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:35 am
by Mathieu Benoit
I blame my hearing loss on a very acute event that happened when I was 16. I won't disclose the details online to protect the guilty parties.

As a side note though: Did anyone know that really loud sounds can make you dizzy and nautious?

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:03 pm
by Malcolm Boyce
Mathieu Benoit wrote:As a side note though: Did anyone know that really loud sounds can make you dizzy and nautious?
Most definitely. As well, prolonged exposure to "loud" also plays a big part in fatigue. I've wondered for years why that hasn't become better known among professionals such as truck drivers who are at risk for that exposure affecting their safety.

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:39 pm
by Scott DeVarenne
Mathieu Benoit wrote:As a side note though: Did anyone know that really loud sounds can make you dizzy and nautious?

At least twice, I've had close range acoustic blasts nearly bring me to my knees. That instantaneous dizziness is pretty freaky.

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:00 am
by Malcolm Boyce
I had an unexpected close encounter with a HF driver in a PA enclosure a long time ago that staggered me for a few seconds. Who knows what kind of instantaneous damage that was that I can never recover from.

Crazy to think of battlefield injuries that guys must have experienced in the days before the protection that would be used more recently in the military.

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 12:26 am
by Scott DeVarenne

Re: Cure for Hearing Loss?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:54 am
by Mathieu Benoit
Scott DeVarenne wrote:At least twice, I've had close range acoustic blasts nearly bring me to my knees. That instantaneous dizziness is pretty freaky.


Just happened the once for me, but yeah, it literally brought me to my knees.