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    Quote Originally Posted by entresz
    I can't even blame loud gigs etc. for my hearing loss. I was on holiday a few years back, and caught a cold. A week or two later, I woke up in the morning with shocking vertigo and completely deaf on one side with raging tinnitus. It's called sudden-sesorineural hearing loss. The cause is still not really known but the specialist suggested it could be the cold virus actually attacked the cochlear. Some hearing came back but not much.

    On the bright side - my other ear works fine!

    It's amazing how the brain learns to compensate - it's nowhere as debilitating as people would imagine. Trying to maintain conversations in crowded rooms can be a pain though.
    Interesting. I woke up with tinnitus one morning in may early 30's. I also now suffer from Vertigo. The tinnitus is quite bad and gets worse over time. I have some hearing loss in a certain range but not the range that means I can't hear. In fact the opposite. My hearing is now incredibly sensitive. Especially to high pitched frequencies.
    I can no longer stand the trebles on amplifiers as the high frequency sounds like grating ceramics. It actually hurts my ears. There is not a single Fender amp I can use but I have found Two Rocks, and several if not most SS amps, have acceptable trebles.
    I can also hear rat sonars and it causes me incredible pain. Even if I put my hands over my ears I can still hear it.

    This all happened after I got my ear flushed for having a blockage on the NHS.

    Other than that, my hearing seems to be fine. As in I can hear things other can't but it has made getting an amp a pain in the bum and the tinnitus is pretty loud. Most to the time I don't notice it thank god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJVB
    It's always a good idea to avoid ibuprofen and other NSAIDs if paracetamol has a strong enough effect. They also increase the risk for developing cataracts :-/
    Actually that is very much the case for me. I'm an asthmatic, and non-steroidial anti-inflammatory meds are known to aggravate asthma. I was informed about this issue by my mother (who is a retired medical clinic lab technician), when I was diagnosed with asthma in 2003. At the time I was like, "yeah, sure, I'll keep this information in mind", and I didn't seem to have any issues with taking Ibuprofen. But I started to notice in 2006 or so, that if I took Ibuprofen (the only NSIAD I've ever really taken) for more than 2 or 3 doses in a row, I started having low grade asthma attacks. So, no more NSIADs for me on a regular basis. I do still keep Ibuprofen in the medicine cabinet for those times when acetaminophen/paracetamol (aka Tylenol) doesn't cut it doesn't cut it due to my aches being inflammation related, but I'll take a dose or two, and that's it for me. Must of the time, I just take it easy physically, and/or use ice on the sore area if I can. Besides, most of my physical pain is from the cluster headaches I suffer from, and the cause of those is brain based (the most popular theory, is that the pain is rooted in abnormal neurological activity in the hypothalamus), which pain relievers (even opioids) have NO EFFECT on alleviating.