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Thank you all for the kind words. We all do our part to help others from their suffering. Aug 21, 2015

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    1. Daniel95
      Hello Billie, you are a gift to the world and a true inspiration. Reading your story saved my life today. You seem to possess the wisdom of the fabled ''wise masters'' and then some. Is there any way I could talk to or chat with you directly? I understand if this is not something you're okay with but I see myself a bit in your story and I feel like I could learn a lot from just a short chat with you.
      Thank you,
      1. billie48
        Hi Dan,

        Glad that my success story has helped you. Please remember to read up as many success stories as you can to give you hope.

        I am often using the Conversation function to do private chat with some members. You are most welcome to contact me and I will do what I can to help out. But don't forget to post more about your situation in the main support forum. Take care. God bless.
        Feb 18, 2018
      2. billie48
        Please do feel free to start a conversation with me any time you feel you need support. Thanks.
        Feb 19, 2018
    2. jay777
      HI billie you seem to have the same sounds as me jet engine i have it in the left so lound i find it hard to hear my right ear which comes and goes with t I am finding hard to cope on meds have h to certain noise plastic bags are the worst for me How do you manage to sleep without meds regards jay
      1. billie48
        Jan 11, 2018
    3. Markku
      Billie, you're one of the great stars here. It's incredible what tragedies you've faced in life, yet you've come through, and not only that, but how you bring hope and empathy into other people's lives. I genuinely deeply admire and respect you, and wish you a blessed 2018.
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      2. billie48
        Markku, I am deeply humbled by your kind words. I am just one among many on your well-run support forum trying to help. You and your team have done a great job and thanks God for such a forum for those who are deep in suffering with intrusive T. Wish you and your loved ones all the best in 2018.
        Dec 30, 2017
    4. WaqasVic
      thank you for the post , it was very positive , i have had T for like 4 to 5 years now .r ecently its high piched and louder , left side only . sleep is not a problem for me . sound masking helps me alottttt ... thanks once again for the positivity bro
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    5. Jazzer
      I love the way you think Billie,
      the way you write is so helpfull
      Thank you
      1. Dana likes this.
      2. billie48
        Thanks for the kind words, @Jazzer. Glad that you find some helpful info from my writing. Take good care. God bless.
        Nov 3, 2017
    6. murderousspartan
      how long before it got better ? for me around 2 years till I just ignore it.. I'm still not 100%
      1. billie48
        About 3 years for me. It is a progressive thing and there were setbacks in between.
        Jul 26, 2017
    7. khushbu
      How to cope up with hyperacusis..
      1. billie48
        Try to use earplugs initially for loud sounds but try not to over protect as your ears need to get used to normal sounds. Hyperacusis is more likely to fade away within a year from start for many members. You should post in the hyperacusis support forum so more members can advise you.
        Jul 10, 2017
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    8. _Memo
      Billie48 I have one question my friend, when you're eardrum is a bit open, do you hear less? Or when you have an infection or have yellow moisture in your ear that drips out?
    9. Hazel
      Thanks for your wonderful story
      1. billie48
        Jun 7, 2017
    10. Kakikaki
      Billie do you live in Vancouver?
    11. Kakikaki
      Billie I have been reading your posts and they have been giving me a bit of hope. I have a high pitched ring and H and have been beside myself. I feel like my life is over and keep rereading your story to carry on. Would I be able to message you personally? Do you live in Vancouver?
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      2. billie48
        You can select my or any member's name or avatar to view their profile, just like you are posting on my profile. Once the profile screen is shown, you can click 'Start a conversation'. That is all. However, I tested with your avatar and it works as I say. But my own avatar doesn't seem to have a 'start a conversation' button. Don't know why. Perhaps post an introduction first and I can comment on your post.
        May 15, 2017
      3. Kakikaki
        Sorry posted in the wrong area. Do you live in Vancouver?
        May 16, 2017
      4. Kakikaki
        Thank you so much for your reply! Really appreciate it Billie!
        May 16, 2017
    12. Believin' Steven
      Believin' Steven
      Hey I am struggling with extremely high frequency T. Was there anything you took in the early days to help you? I haven't slept in 5 days.
      1. Jake007
        Crickets with a sound machine help with high pitch. Take a long shower. Might wanna talk to your doc about getting something for sleep.
        May 11, 2017
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      2. Jake007
        Gotta get some sleep my friend
        May 11, 2017
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    13. RonnieCarzatto
      I re-read your success story on my darkest days. Thank you for writing it. It has been life saver, literally.
    14. Tony Phylactou
      Tony Phylactou
      Thank you so much .you have given us all hope from your story.God Bless you
    15. Kristin VT
      Kristin VT
      I'm new here and also suffer from constant, loud tinnitus. I'm very interested to hear any suggestions you might have, especially as regards masking noise and tools for getting to sleep. My T is loud enough to keep me awake all night. Thank you in advance for any direction you might have time to offer!
    16. Jeff M.
      Jeff M.
      Billie48, Happy Holidays my friend!! You are the bomb! Thanks for all you do! You have been an amazing help to me and a huge advocate for all here on TT!!! All the best to you!! Jeff
      1. billie48
        Thank you Jeff. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you. I am humbled by your compliment. Just trying to help the sufferers like other members here on TT, yourself included. Together, we can hopefully make it a better day for others who are still struggling and who need some advise to help them out of their suffering. Take care my friend. God bless.
        Dec 24, 2016
    17. Robert Gratton
      Robert Gratton
      Y do some clan that they found a cure only to find its a lie these people are bad for example one person said just buy certain foods and it would clear it but he wants money if this was me and I found a cure I give it away free to help people not make money from people who need help badly shame on themy you know if who you are
    18. Heather415
      Thanks for the like and the support, billie. I can tell your words come from the knowledge of personal experience, and its such an inspiration that you've turned the pain and anguish into a positive thing. Its very hard to do, this forum is proof of how hard it is to do.
    19. attheedgeofscience
      Welcome to the Hall of Fame, Billie48!
    20. Daniel Nichols
      Daniel Nichols
      3 weeks into my first spike (always had a little very high pitched t)... hanging in there. I think we have the same freq... very very high, difficult to mask. Hard to sleep...
    21. billie48
      Thank you all for the kind words. We all do our part to help others from their suffering.
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    22. Bart
      Hey Billy, you are such an awesome inspiration to many sufferers, keep up the good work !
      1. Bran350 likes this.
    23. Shadgirl
      Oh wow you do allot on hear! I only know how to pose questions and start conversations. Whats the profile for who sees it and how do you use everything on it? I want to get more involved in case I do start feeling as good as you do.
    24. Teresa1958
      Thank you for your encouraging posts. I always feel a bit better reading your posts during this stressful time.
      1. billie48
        Thank you Teresa. I hope you feel better. Keep positive.
        Jan 14, 2015
    25. Henry 417
      Henry 417
      Hi Billie! T has over time increased my empathy and I know that positivity is the key to helping others and yourself succeed. Keep up the good work and be the light in the midst of darkness!
    26. srfames
      billie I sure would like to chat to you

    27. billie48
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      2. billie48
        Habituation for me began when I finally decided to accept tinnitus and hyperacusis. Peaceful coexistence over painful and emotional resistance. Even loud and high pitch tinnitus is livable. I don't have to like my tinnitus, but I choose to make peace with it. So peace be with you all.
        Jan 6, 2014
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      3. Jazzer
        Habituation can not get started without willing acceptance.
        Then you can move forward.
        Nov 5, 2017
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    28. billie48
      from darkness to light
      1. billie48
        My tinnitus is ultra high pitch shrill and hyperacusis was piercingly hurtful like scratching glass surface with metal. I also had relentless anxiety and panic attacks. I was in a living hell a few years back, but now I am back to normal living a full and enjoyable life. I thought back then I would never recover. But never say never. My tinnitus hasn't changed. I have.
        Jan 6, 2014
      2. billie48
        The darkness of tinnitus can be replaced by the light of living our life abundantly. Freedom from tinnitus is possible. Be patient, have hope, and give it time. God bless your recovery.
        Jan 6, 2014
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    December 13
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    I suffered tinnitus and hyperacusis very badly a few years back, with ultra high pitch screaming tinnitus and piercingly hurtful hyperacusis. They together opened the flood gate of hell of relentless anxiety and panic attacks. The sufferings were so intense that I thought I would never be able to have my good life back. But never say never. With the help of many kind and experienced folks, and by listening to their collective wisdom, with gradual switching to more positive approach, my life is back to normal nowadays. Tinnitus still rings with its ultra high pitch, but it has lost its tyranny over me. I don't care a dime about it and I live my life abundantly to compensate for tinnitus suffering (if any). Tinnitus is livable and beatable even if not cured. Don't give up hope and have faith that you can be well in due TIME. God bless.


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