Angela Riffe
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Angela Riffe

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New neighborhoods moved in above me and MUCH louder than the last ones. My ear is hurting a bit this morning from their sound exposure. :( Jun 12, 2020

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    1. Angela Riffe
      Angela Riffe
      New neighborhoods moved in above me and MUCH louder than the last ones. My ear is hurting a bit this morning from their sound exposure. :(
      1. Eloy Resendez Jr
        Eloy Resendez Jr
        Well that's a bummer, sorry to hear that Angela, I hope they settle down, you don't need additional stress on top of the T. I'll keep you in my prayers.
        Jun 12, 2020
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      2. LilSass
        LilSass
        I just got new neighbors as well. Quiet, so far...no dogs or children! Hopefully yours settle down. :)
        Jun 13, 2020
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    2. LilSass
      LilSass
      Hi Angela! How are you doing now? :)
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      2. LilSass
        LilSass
        Today's been quiet, so pretty good! Have u had any improvements recently?
        Jun 12, 2020
      3. Angela Riffe
        Angela Riffe
        Unfortunately, none that I can completely say for sure in the last 5 months.
        Jun 12, 2020
      4. LilSass
        LilSass
        I feel like mine's the same. 6 months & not much has changed. At least it hasn't gotten worse!
        Jun 12, 2020
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    3. Angela Riffe
      Angela Riffe
      No sustained decrease in 5 months. Working to change mindset from hoping it gets better to coping in this moment.
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Hopefully, as time goes on, you will be experiencing more and more of those quieter days.

        Have you been protecting your ears from the moderate noises (e.g., vacuum cleaner)?
        Jun 4, 2020
      4. Angela Riffe
        Angela Riffe
        Thanks @Eloy Resendez Jr , it always helps to know that we are not alone with this condition. A sound in your head
        sure can make you feel so alone sometimes. I do have many more good days than bad though, so hanging in there!
        Jun 4, 2020
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      5. Angela Riffe
        Angela Riffe
        Hi @Bill Bauer, yes. I don't have carpet and I'm very protective of my hearing. Don't go to loud places etc. It seems only a lucky few continue to have their T improve after a 6 month window.
        Jun 5, 2020
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    4. Angela Riffe
      Angela Riffe
      I haven't had another decrease in awhile. 5 months a couple weeks ago.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        If you are feeling better compared to how you had been feeling 3 months ago, it ought to continue to fade and you ought to get your life back a year or two from now. Just make sure to not hurt your ears again during this vulnerable time.
        Mar 1, 2020
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      3. Eloy Resendez Jr
        Eloy Resendez Jr
        I feel your pain, hang on to the good days, this thing gets better at a snail pace. One day at a time is the best we can do.
        Mar 1, 2020
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      4. Angela Riffe
        Angela Riffe
        Thanks, thanks :)
        Mar 2, 2020
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    5. Angela Riffe
      Angela Riffe
      4 months, feels very slow, yet improving
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      2. Angela Riffe
        Angela Riffe
        Wow, thanks for letting me know. 12 years later! I'm sure you thought you were out of the woods by then!!
        Jan 30, 2020
      3. jjflyman
        jjflyman
        Yes I just moved on with my life and T wasn't there anymore. Thankfully, this T has faded so much It rarely bothers me anymore. I think you will be fine but it may take many months.
        Feb 2, 2020
      4. Angela Riffe
        Angela Riffe
        Here's to hoping! I'm just practicing patience and ear protection in the mean time. :)
        Feb 3, 2020
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    6. Angela Riffe
      Angela Riffe
      3 months in, hoping for another reduction in volume
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    7. Angela Riffe
      Angela Riffe
      2nd reduction- Dec15 after taking 50 mg of zinc. Reduced 5%. Less noticeable above background sounds, less intrusive in quiet places.
    8. Angela Riffe
      Angela Riffe
      First reduction in volume-Nov15. Reduced in volume 25%. T more easily masked, more easily tuned out at work. Very noticeable in quiet space
    9. Angela Riffe
      Angela Riffe
      Ears hurt, felt full, extremely sensitive to sound. T was intrusive, could be heard above TV and was scary in quiet places
    10. Angela Riffe
      Angela Riffe
      acoustic trauma - pneumatic staple gun for several minutes on 8/25, T began two weeks later on 9/10
      1. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        Thanks for giving this info, it seems rare but me and some other members on the forum think they got T 1-2 weeks after the exposure
        Dec 22, 2019
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      2. Angela Riffe
        Angela Riffe
        @HeavyMantra Unknowingly, I went to a soccer game about 2 weeks after the acoustic trama. The game wasn't horribly loud, but my T started 2 days after that. :(
        Jan 3, 2020
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    Gender:
    Female
    Tinnitus Since:
    09/2019
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Acoustic Trauma