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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2396582
03/11/15 12:37 AM
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Hope you feel better soon.



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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2396584
03/11/15 12:45 AM
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Rickster -

My father suffered from tinnitus for many years, and I have a brother who suffers from extreme hyperacusis, so I've seen how challenging these conditions can be. I sincerely hope that over time, the hearing issues will improve for you. Please know that there are many folks who appreciate your presence here and wish you nothing but the best. thumb


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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2396614
03/11/15 02:51 AM
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Rick, I am very sorry to hear that. I also wish you a speedy recovery an hope you will get the joy of music back in your life.

Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2396652
03/11/15 05:39 AM
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Rick, sorry to hear about your problems - hope they get better!

I sometimes use those Etymotic earplugs for musicians. Besides a little hearing loss, I sometimes get sensitive to my own piano. Those earplugs work pretty well - you can still hear what's going on. They're available on Amazon.

Sam

Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2396668
03/11/15 07:03 AM
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Rick,

I haven't forgotten that PM I promised you.

Just this past Sunday, I had what must have been [at least] a 40 dB loss of hearing, without any obvious cause, in my left ear. Woke up in the middle of the night and was half-deaf on that ear. What little sound came through, was totally distorted and hyperacoustic. Scary!!! This lasted for the whole night and part of Monday. By Monday noon, most of the hearing had returned, albeit distorted, and there was only a small loss detected by the audiologist. (No inflammation or blockage/fluid in the ear.) Yesterday I still had a phantom note on top of all noises, but today, fortunately the ear seems back to normal. So, even though I wrote you the other day that I feel quite confident in having come through my hyperacusis, there's no such thing as an unexpected relapse to put one in one's place...

Anyhow, still thinking of you, and I'll try to send that PM soon.

Last edited by Mark R.; 03/11/15 07:20 AM. Reason: added brackets and corrected "dB"

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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2396718
03/11/15 09:40 AM
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Sorry to hear of your problems. I hope they'll resolve positively and quickly.

I too have tinnitus. More disturbing is that in the higher range I hear notes a half step or even a whole step higher than they actually are. At first I thought my piano was terribly out of tune. But, no, it happens on my digital as well, and my tech assures me my piano is perfectly in tune. This has been going on a year or so and does not appear to be getting better.

I guess as we age some of us are going to experience these things. Fortunately I had 70+ years of very good relative pitch and much enjoyment of music before this happened.


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Re: Rickster [Re: Rickster] #2396767
03/11/15 12:09 PM
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Rick, your post wasn't on the board when I started my first post, and I didn't/haven't
checked the board until now. I want you to know that I hope that your hearing problems
resolve ASAP. We miss you!

Last edited by fcar; 03/11/15 12:10 PM.
Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2397029
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Rick, of course I join everybody in wishing you a full recovery.

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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2397042
03/12/15 03:31 AM
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Wishing you the best of recovery and the best of spirits, Rick.
Stick around!

Kind regards-


phacke

Steinway YM (1933)
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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2397145
03/12/15 11:02 AM
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Best wishes, Rick, for a good recovery.


Bob W.
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Conway, Arkansas
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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2397483
03/13/15 08:44 AM
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Wishing you faith and courage for this journey, Rick.


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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2397505
03/13/15 10:11 AM
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Oh, dang it. Why is it that these bad things always seem to happen to the good guys and not the bad guys who deserve it?!

Like the others, I hope your hearing issues are only temporary and you'll soon be able to enjoy being back on the bench. In the mean time, don't worry about us, and take care of yourself. smile

Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2397530
03/13/15 11:37 AM
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Rickster,

Hang in there. You can see we all miss you. Pianoworld has been a better place because of your presence. I pray for your full recovery.

- Rick


Learning to play the piano, very happy with my 1907 Ivers Pond uprights, and ready to part with my Yamha C7 - not the sound I like.
Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2397543
03/13/15 12:00 PM
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Hey Rickster,
I know we have had our disagreements in the past,(just a little tiff) hahahaha but it's always nice to see you around. I will pray for you every day! You are a solid presence here and it's just not the same when you are not around! Hope you get better soon!

Sending a little "piano" cupcake for you! You are special! & here's a little something special sent your way! Enjoy!

Just want to share this piano cupcake with all you "moderators"! You are very much appreciated too! grin

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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2397717
03/13/15 09:10 PM
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Rickster,

I'm quite pained to hear what's happened, so I'll say, stay strong, and wishing all the best for a good recovery! It must be awful to not play, and be in such a state.

Take care of yourself!

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Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2398227
03/15/15 01:06 AM
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Greetings-
Rickster's radio silence on PW is more correlated to casinitaly's start of moderating on this board around the turn of the new year than to the time of Rickster's injury last August. Is all well on Mount Olympus?

Best wishes-


phacke

Steinway YM (1933)
...Working on:
J. S. Bach, Toccata (G minor) BWV 915
(and trying not to forget the other stuff I know)
Re: Rickster [Re: KurtZ] #2398439
03/15/15 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Phacke
Greetings-
Rickster's radio silence on PW is more correlated to casinitaly's start of moderating on this board around the turn of the new year than to the time of Rickster's injury last August. Is all well on Mount Olympus?

Best wishes-

Thanks for all the supportive comments, well wishes and prayers.

And Phacke, with all due respect, you don't know what you are talking about and are just plain wrong with your assumptions. All the other moderators knew about my hearing accident long before this thread was posted.

Oh yea, one more thought... Casinitaly is an excellent moderator... so much so that Frank made her a global moderator. She has moderator rights on all the forums.

So, yes, all is well on Mount Olympus.

Best regards,

Rick


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Re: Rickster [Re: Rickster] #2398449
03/15/15 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Rickster
Casinitaly is an excellent moderator...

Oh yes she is!
And so are you.

Furthermore, you bring a positive vibe along and I always enjoy your PAS related stories.
I wish you the very best and the speediest and best of recoveries.



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