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  1. G0ILN

    G0ILN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi,
    I have just come back to amateur radio after a ten break. CW is what I love but it does not love me! I do suffer from tinnitus(Ringing in the ears) at a reasonably low level
    my idea was not to use phones just to use a speaker. After two weeks of two or three contacts a day. My ears are ringing probably 50% above their usual level
    and are making life quite uncomfortable.

    besides giving up CW has anyone any ideas or does anyone have the same problem?
    Richard G0ILN.
     
  2. KB3LAZ

    KB3LAZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    My ears ring a lot but it is fairly light at this time. As far as tinnitus goes, it is fairly common is it not?
     
  3. BX2ABT

    BX2ABT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I do suffer from it in one ear only, but so far it hasn't affected me much. I do CW all the time, preferably without headphones, and find that the frequency of the side tone is important. Too high and it induces fatigue, too low is usually too difficult to hear. My TS-440S has a side tone of 800 Hz, but I usually use the RIT to tune it down to between 600 and 700 Hz.

    I find that the tinnitus usually increases with stress and being tired. Do you suffer from that as well?

    BTW, I would love to have a QSO with you. Still need a '0' call for my FISTS prefix award. Unfortunately the sun doesn't cooperate right now.
     
  4. N5CEY

    N5CEY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have severe tinnitus in both ears - cw is almost impossible though I do it on occasion. That's why the digital modes are my salvation.
     
  5. G8ADD

    G8ADD Ham Member QRZ Page

    I read about a treatment where they played a tone the same frequency as the tinnitis at a high level which reduced the tinnitis, so perhaps if you set the cw pitch to the same frequency as the tinnitus you could copy morse and reduce the tinnitus at the same time.

    73


    Brian G8ADD
     
  6. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've had that for years.

    Love it.

    Keeps me from hearing my wife.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
     
  7. KI4NGN

    KI4NGN Subscriber QRZ Page

    Had it for years. It's not continuous, and of course loud noises can get it going, but I usually only notice it at night when trying to go to sleep. I've just gotten used to it. Surprisingly, my Harley does not trigger it, and I ride every day.
     
  8. WA6MHZ

    WA6MHZ Subscriber QRZ Page

    I keep hearing on the radio about a medication called "QUIETUS"
    http://www.quietrelief.com/
    I don't have that problem, but they sure are advertising it.
     
  9. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I just love ads that don't give prices. I ignore all such.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
     
  10. AF6LJ

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