First the good news for people like me: there is a cure for tinnitus. They are a trio from Japan called Boris and they play at such volume that your tinnitus will disappear in an instant.
The bad news is you'll be stone deaf. But you will have had a very good time.
I wish that was true - you'd make a mint! Sadly, tinnitus is often a result of noise-induced damage. Many folk with noise-induced hearing loss are left both deaf and with tinnitus, with no way to find peace and quiet.
So, a genuine question: What do people think you should realistically expect to pay per night in a state of the art youth hostel right in the centre of a huge city? I'd be curious to know.
Back in the 90s there seemed to be rather a lot of people in Sydney who gave the impression that the most pressing problem in their lives was that they couldn't get takeaway in the kind of containers that they saw on Seinfeld. I suspect that such people would be happy to consider your question in some depth.
I paid $90 for one night at this youth hostel in Willis St in Wgtn - Camel Backpackers is it called? Nice enough room, if you like that sort of thing, and great security, but the telly didn't work so I would say they were asking far too much money for what they were offering. If I'm staying in the inner city - ANY inner city - and I have time to kill alone, and I want to chill out, I want a telly that works, goddamit.
Kia ora Judi - with your-hearing-research-hat-on - can you divulge whether tinnitus is associated with high blood pressure? (One of my neighbours' experience suggests it might be.) I have tinnitus, noticeable only when waking at night (which I do, reguardless of the time I go to bed, between 2-5am & dawn(depending on the season!), and I otherwise have peculiarly acute hearing...
Kia ora Islander,
Tinnitus is associated with a wide range of medical conditions and medications, including high blood pressure and some medications that you might take for it.
Tinnitus also seems louder at night because there isn't as much environmental noise competing with it so it's easier to hear. I personally find it's associated with fatigue, so some nights are much worse than others depending how knackered I am. If you have acute hearing, your tinnitus may be caused by something other than noise-induced damage.
I do recommend seeing your doc or getting an audiological work-up if you get tinnitus or it starts getting worse. Although much of the time the cause is never found, sometimes it can be a sign of a more serious health problem.
I suffer very mild tinnitus and deal with it by imagining a radio with a large volume control button that I slowly turn down over a period of 2 to 3 minutes. Works really well.
by imagining a radio with a large volume control button that I slowly turn down
I do something similar, is this a form of virtual Bio-feedback as opposed to the usual electromagnetic/mechanical approach?.
I will go a'Googleing.
Well. According to "Computational Diagnostics and Biocybernetics Unit, Saarland University; Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Homburg/Saarbruecken, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org."
Their conclusion was...
It is concluded that the wavelet phase synchronization stability of ALRs single sweeps can be used as objective tinnitus decompensation measure and can be interpreted in the framework of the Jastreboff tinnitus model and adaptive resonance theory. Our studies confirm that the synchronization stability in ALR sequences is linked to attention. This measure is not only able to serve as objective quantification of the tinnitus decompensation, but also can be applied in all online and real time neurofeedback therapeutic approach where a direct stimulus locked attention monitoring is compulsory as if it based on a single sweeps processing.
Now my whole head hurts. Tinnitus? What Tinnitus?
I've found a cure...
That explanation has given me a headache...
At the risk of doing a Nactional, I'll swing with what works. :)
Many folk with noise-induced hearing loss are left both deaf and with tinnitus
About 6 months after my tinnitus started, I thought, well, maybe it would be better if I just lost the hearing in that ear, and then it would go away - five minutes with Dr. Google convinced me that somehow deliberately making myself deaf wouldn't be a good option.
Christopher- that's an intriguing technique, I shall try it.
I am reliably informed that Boris may be classified as 'shoe-gazey stoner-core'