The way I understand tinnitus, I don't think it would make a difference.
Here's what I know: Our inner ears contain hair cells which would normally be responsible for perceiving specific frequencies when stimulated by the basilar membrane inside the cochlea (which is simulated by the 3, tiny bones which are stimulated by the attached ear drum, which is stimulated by...you get the idea.). With tinnitus, however, some of these hair cells are damaged and can no longer detect vibrations. As a result, the accompanying neurons associated with those damaged cells become "hungry" for stimulation because the brain sends an increasing level of "outbound" signal since it never receives any "inbound" signal, thereby causing the ringing sound we hear...a "loop" of information, if you will. This is very similar to the phantom-limb pain we can feel after having lost an arm or leg; this situation also causes the associated part of the brain to stop receiving signals from the amputated or damaged limb and the increased level of outbound signal causes (severe, in many cases) pain. Tinnitus works the same way, but on a much smaller scale because fewer neurons are left wanting, plus we still have many hair cells remaining which function normally and help "drown out" the ringing.
So, by that rationale I imagine that the ringing would be much more apparent initially but would eventually be drowned out by the sounds perceived by the working cells, like heart beat, breathing and digestion. Then when those sounds are not enough, our brain starts creating "phantom" stimulus which causes the hallucinations.
In short, I would think the answer is no.
I actually meant to reply to a different guy. Sorry about that. Yours was funny...
I'm going to get off Slashdot until I have a bit more coffee
Sheldon Cooper, is that you? I'm to get into a geek-argument here...was a fucking joke
Before someone else posts it:
He clearly should have used the UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, START to pick up a few more lives.
ba dum, bum
I think part of the problem is that the upper cadre have beat into these guys that the robots are crazy expensive and hard to obtain, therefore are perceived as rare and possibly irreplaceable. Maybe if we build several more and assigned, say, 5 - 10 to a unit then they wouldn't care as much if they are blown up.
On the other hand, I've build a very "close" relationship to my M-16, despite the fact that there are at least thousands available to me. You work with them and get to know their nuances and a familiarity is created that has taken time and effort to build.
I can certainly see it both ways
No one runs from you Petey, they just walk away from the ridiculous bullshit you spew. It is kind of nice to see that you're still using phrases like "ad hominem", "sockpuppet" and "P.S.=>", however.
And yes, I am attacking you on a personal level. I don't need to say anything about your completely ignorant statements regarding hosts file usage or the one program you wrote 10 years ago...plenty of people on the interwebs do that for me. I'd rather point out what a loser you must be to troll every forum (the ones you haven't been banned from, anyway) looking for anyone who might have the audacity to dare speak negatively of you so you can then reference multiple 3-year old posts and the names of anyone who have done you wrong (you act like a pissed off girl mad at her cheating ex-boyfriend the way you do that, BTW).
Oh well, at least you've provided me with some entertainment.
A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. -- Ramsey Clark