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Keith2

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Hello everyone, don’t suppose any of you remember Keith, from Perth Australia, the guy who invented, and uses The Gismo. Well I’m still in the land of the living, 82 years young now, miss you all,
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mresseguie

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Hello, Keith.

Welcome back.

I'll bite....Tell me about The Gismo.

Michael
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TallDude

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Yes, please, tell us more!
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TallDude

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"Hi Quiet Breeze, perhaps I should explain, 20 years ago a car accident left me with, what an ear nose and throat specialist diagnosed as, severe tinnitus, and hyperaccusis, as you probably know is intolerence to noise, as many on here will understand, makes one highly anti social, so for over 10 years I was practically a recluse, then I found this message board, and started to experiment, first I had those big black ear protecters, like the ones used on building sites, I got so many comments, then someone on the message board, I think it was Lynn, suggested I try ear buds, these go inside and down your ears, I soon found out this magnified my tinnitus, so I purchased a walkman. and turned the volum up just enough to counter the tinnitus, but I was still anti social, so the gizmo was found, after many many months of searching, actually its a tape recorder, it the only one on the market, that you can listen to what is being taped, designed for uni students to tape nd listen to a lecture.  I then purchased a directional mic, which I take with me everywhere, now I can talk and listen to people, then I made  a volum control,  when that is on, I can  adjust the noise coming into your ears at a comfortable level, the mic has a sensor, which aotomatically cuts out when any loud noise, or above what you are listening to,  I can now go anywhere and chat, its given me a new lease on life,  recently I had tests at the EN&Throat specialist, no improvement, but it hasn't got worse either, the only alternative offered to me was to have my ear drum burst, which would make me totally deaf, but the tinnitus would remain the same.
 hope you find this useful, anything else? please ask, others found it funny and called it as Gizmo, I thing it was only because it was relatively cheap, around $200 Australian, but I have had the last laugh.
Keith Eveson"


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TallDude

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Great to hear you are doing ok!
God bless you.
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Keith2

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Hello everyone, you are in my thoughts regularly. To Michael, my gizmo is a recording machine, designed for students in Uni to listen to, and record lectures, it has an adjustable Mike, which shuts down when any unusually loud noise happens, after a few seconds it turns itself back on again, I find it amazing for me, I’ve been diagnosed with severe Tinnitus, and Hyperaccusis, which, as you can imagine, work against each other, my life was practically unbearable before I invented my Gizmo, as others labeled it, which was a shame, as it is extremely reliable, it’s given my my life back I can tell you, but, as soon as it was labeled the Gizmo, everyone lost interest, which was unfortunate because I was offering to make up and send the Gizmo free, to anyone who wanted one, At that time I was all set up with spares etc, to supply. Because it was relatively cheap no one would even give it a try, but I’m still using mine, wouldn’t be without it,
Best wishes everyone, from me, Keith, and Perth Australia.
Sorry you missed out mate.
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