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Old 06-25-2013, 06:09 AM   #61
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I haven't heard silence since I was about 17 years old.

Between standing next to jets taking off, sleeping right underneath where they take off and land, and cannons you're going to lose some hearing. From using grinders, needle guns, chain saws and other power tools without hearing protection, you're going to lose some more hearing. Then there's firearms.

My wife complains that I don't hear her, which is true, but after her brain surgery she's pretty deaf now, too, so we're even now. Now she understands.

I have a hard time hearing phone conversations and even with a decent amount of background noise I still hear the ringing in my ears. I've learned to live with it.

I still have my life and I'm still in one piece, which I am very thankful for. Lots of other guys can't say that.

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I haven't heard silence since I was about 17 years old.

Between standing next to jets taking off, sleeping right underneath where they take off and land, and cannons you're going to lose some hearing. From using grinders, needle guns, chain saws and other power tools without hearing protection, you're going to lose some more hearing. Then there's firearms.

My wife complains that I don't hear her, which is true, but after her brain surgery she's pretty deaf now, too, so we're even now. Now she understands.

I have a hard time hearing phone conversations and even with a decent amount of background noise I still hear the ringing in my ears. I've learned to live with it.

I still have my life and I'm still in one piece, which I am very thankful for. Lots of other guys can't say that.
Man, I don't like my wife at all these days, but if only there were something I could do to get her to really understand what a bitch it is to live with tinnitus and a chronic hearing deficiency.......

It is almost worse than living with her, except that I can change my living situation but I can't change my hearing problems.
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Man, I don't like my wife at all these days, but if only there were something I could do to get her to really understand what a bitch it is to live with tinnitus and a chronic hearing deficiency.......

It is almost worse than living with her, except that I can change my living situation but I can't change my hearing problems.
Yeah, my dad always tells me ''Never get married, marriage sucks.''
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Getting married to the wrong person sucks! Marrying the right person is one of the greatest blessings a man can experience!!
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On marrage... Choose wisely.

Ringggggggggggggggg. I hear it all the time too.
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Yeah, my dad always tells me ''Never get married, marriage sucks.''
In this day and age I might be inclined to agree with your dad, but it doesn't always suck for me.


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Yes, and it was for several years. Then we both started to change I guess. I had a head injury back in '99 and my wife says that is when I changed. But she didn't tell me back then. And now I figure she is going through menopause but she refuses to accept that she may be responsible for some of the change that has been happening.

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Ringggggggggggggggg. I hear it all the time too.
I did. At least back 21 years ago it was. Things change sometimes.
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Being divorced three times now, I'll pass on the subject.

I have hearing loss from both service connected experience and after. Most of my service connected hearing loss came from other acoustic trauma than gunfire (although that didn't help.) I rode on helicopters with loud engines and propellers and drove heavy trucks with exhaust stacks rather close to the cab.

Driving a sports car with the windows open probably didn't help my hearing either. And I operate power tools regularly.

I'm not as bad off as some. I'm sixty-three now and can still hold a conversation without hearing aids. Sometimes I do turn the TV up a bit.

Be careful of hearing. Wear hearing protection whenever possible. If anyone gives you guff about it, just smile sweetly and continue. Your significant other won't have to use Drill Instructor Voice to whisper sweet nothings to you.
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