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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the great and helpful responses here guys. I must admit, I'm a little paranoid when it comes to this Tinnitus and riding now. The Tinnitus is bad about 70% of the time and not so bad the balance of the time. ALWAYS terrible at night and when I wake up. If I knew that riding, especially long distance, would worsen the condition, I'd probably hang up the riding boots. I want badly, to hop on the bike and ride it coast to coast without worsening symptoms of Tinnitus...I know there's no guarantee. But, with my Schubert C3 Pro(has the Sena 10U bluetooth), plugs and possibly a Wing, this would be the best mode of wind protection, I guess. However, there is no protection from bone conduction while cruising the highways cross country at 70 MPH. The question for me is, will the helmet, plugs and bike diminish the Db level enough to minimize further damage. Evidently, prolonged(I don't recall the exact amount of time) but exposure to 85 Db can cause irreversible damage(or further damage in my case). I guess what I should do is rent a Wing for a day and put some miles on it and see what exists after.
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I've had tinnitus for a long time also, product of working around heavy equipment for 20 to 30 years. I you have ever been in the woods when they are full of cicadas, that is what I hear 24-7. I wear earplugs which cut down on the wind noise to keep it from getting any worse. If I was shorter and looked through my windshield the wind noise would be very minimal. But looking over the top like I do, it is there. So a Wing with a tall enough windshield for you would cut down on any kind of noise.

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It reminds me of an old joke when two geezers are sitting on the park bench and one says: I just got myself a new hearing aid.
The second geezer says: what kind is it?
The first one responds: three thirty.

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Has anyone tried the ErgoMot X screen on the Wing. I guess it's pretty expensive, but it would be nice to have an electric/adjustable shield on the fly. Not sure if I'd want a tall shield all the time, due to rain/weather.
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Sir . The best thing that helped my Tinnitus was hearing aids. The input audio volume mitigates the " White noise ". Left unaided, there it is ! But ..... mental focus has something to do with it, since it is mental. I'm not sure it can get worse over time not using " precautions " because everyone's dealing with it is mentally different. I will always remember the first time I brought up the internal sound to the ENT and he told me that sounds like Tinnitus, there's nothing anyone can do about it. That was a relief in itself. Symptoms of what we call Tinnitus are so old they are even written in Egyptian hieroglyphics.


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I asked about hearing aids and the ENT said they would not help me because I have "high frequency" hearing loss. I'm going to see audiology(for the 3rd time) soon. I'll ask them. Thank you for the input.
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I find there is a big difference between helmets, what kind of wind noise you get.

Might think about finding a place that will let you test ride several helmets.

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An Ear specialist can form an ear plug for your ear. They provide maximum noise reduction. Yes, they're expensive. But the comfort is very high and the noise very low. Then you can have a speaker inserted so you can listen to music or ambient noise with controls so you hear what you want in a controlled fashion. My brother make his own and he said they really worked. This might be a solution for whatever bike you decide to ride.

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I've had tinnitus for years and wear ear plugs every ride. My helmet is just noisy even though it's a modular, these work well and my wife wears them also. I do not leave home with out them found at Amazon.

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I agree with Lee, you need to get a second and even third opinion. I love to hunt and that is when it is at it's worst because it is very quiet and I'm straining to listen. I can still handle it but the ENT that I went to, actually the audiologist, explained there is a type of therapy that will train your brain to filter out the sound. I'm not opting for that yet but it entails wearing a device that inputs sound into your ear that eventually causes your brain to filter it out. Sort of like marriage after many years of women walking into a different room and expecting you to hear them mumble a question.

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I agree with Lee, you need to get a second and even third opinion. I love to hunt and that is when it is at it's worst because it is very quiet and I'm straining to listen. I can still handle it but the ENT that I went to, actually the audiologist, explained there is a type of therapy that will train your brain to filter out the sound. I'm not opting for that yet but it entails wearing a device that inputs sound into your ear that eventually causes your brain to filter it out. Sort of like marriage after many years of women walking into a different room and expecting you to hear them mumble a question.

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I believe it is called, Tinnitus Retraining Therapy(TRT)?
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