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I really wish it hadn’t spiked up 4 days ago. I was adjusting a tiny bit, then it got so much louder after that girl screamed at the pool. Aug 4, 2020

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    1. CAgirl
      CAgirl
      I really wish it hadn’t spiked up 4 days ago. I was adjusting a tiny bit, then it got so much louder after that girl screamed at the pool.
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      2. just1morething
        just1morething
        It’s hard to know what kind of damage is done to a person’s inner ear. It can be cumulative I was told. Part of it is related to the limbic system and sleep. Lack of sleep makes it worse I’m sure.
        Aug 5, 2020
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      3. just1morething
        just1morething
        I’m even trying an old CPAP machine to see if that helps. I have a certain amount of sleep apnea. I need to have another sleep study done to get a new one. My Insurance pays for 70% of sleep study and new CPAP.
        Aug 5, 2020
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      4. just1morething
        just1morething
        @CAgirl, I hope you are doing better! I noticed my noise went crazy when my jaw got off. If you have any kind of TMJ problem it can affect your ear canal I was told. I used my TMD appliance last night and I'm much better. This condition can have many origins.

        Oversleeping seemed to help me today.
        Aug 13, 2020 at 4:36 AM
    2. CAgirl
      CAgirl
      I feel like my only chance was if I could’ve tolerated the Prednisone. Now it’s been a month and so is likely here to stay. :(
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    3. CAgirl
      CAgirl
      Woke up at 3 am. Major spike!!! Hissing so loud!! I’m shaking and pacing around. Why did it get louder!?!
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Fleeting T can be terrifying, so I have a rule to not worry for the first 60 seconds. As a result of adopting this rule I have been able to avoid worrying for no good reason. And like I said, it is even possible that fleeting T is good for you.
        Aug 7, 2020
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      3. Tara Lyons
        Tara Lyons
        @Bill Bauer only had fleeting T for a second here or there before this nightmare began. Ears are buzzing right now, actually happy about it and hope it stays buzzing, until it fades and hopefully disappears
        Aug 7, 2020
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      4. Tara Lyons
        Tara Lyons
        Aug 7, 2020
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    4. CAgirl
      CAgirl
      Just want this to go away or at least improve a little.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Quiet hissing means that eventually you will get over T(!) Even if it won't go away (and it should), one can actually habituate to a quiet hiss and not be bothered by it.

        Personally I haven't experienced pain, but I am pretty sure that you just need to give it time. I've read posts by people who have been experiencing pain as a result of H.
        Aug 9, 2020 at 11:11 PM
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I confess that I haven't followed followed how their condition developed over time, but on the other hand I don't remember reading a post where someone said "Initially I had pain to go with my H, and it has never gone away."

        I am pretty sure that eventually you will get back to normal.
        Aug 9, 2020 at 11:11 PM
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      4. Tara Lyons
        Tara Lyons
        @Bill Bauer Lord, I hope so!!! I’d give all my money away to have my normal ears again!
        Aug 10, 2020 at 1:32 AM
    5. Tara Lyons
      Tara Lyons
      @CAgirl I’m sorry, it’s really a horrible condition. :(
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      3. CAgirl
        CAgirl
        @Bill Bauer Similar to me. I developed mild, maskable T in my right ear 15 years ago and although it bothered me at night, I eventually got used to it. I read how other people say have T that is unmaskable and loud and was horrified.
        Aug 5, 2020
      4. CAgirl
        CAgirl
        I was thankful that mine wasn’t that bad and that allowed me to accept what I had and move forward. I vowed to protect my hearing to avoid that happening to me. Now against all odds, I have that exact loud, unmaskable hissing T (and a few other rings and tones) after a freak event of blast exposure and I’m living a nightmare. It’s surreal. It’s so loud and intrusive. I’m just surviving and not living right now. :(
        Aug 5, 2020
      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        >so any change to a Lower tone is progress?

        Most definitely. Lower-pitch tone is easier to ignore.
        Aug 5, 2020
    6. Tara Lyons
      Tara Lyons
      @Bill Bauer how does someone fly with this condition? I am an avid traveler and go to Aruba every year. Not this year for the first time in year due to corona and this ear issue, but if this is going to take some time I can’t completely put my life on hold. I’m going to be 33, I still need to live.
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        If you are worried about this, just wear Peltor muffs during landings. You will also want to make sure that you are not suffering from stuffy nose - so bring a good decongestant with you. Of the people who got T or got a T spike as a result of being in a plane, all (or the vast majority) had a stuffy nose.
        Jul 27, 2020
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      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        By the way, I don't play any music through my headphones, I just turn on the noise cancelling and that's it.
        Jul 27, 2020
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      5. Tara Lyons
        Tara Lyons
        @Bill Bauer what type of ear plugs do you recommend for day to day things? (Gym, restaurants, driving) I currently have Vibes 15db and worried it’s not enough. Also If I go to a bar at night I’m afraid that’s not enough.
        Aug 10, 2020 at 11:14 PM
    7. Tara Lyons
      Tara Lyons
      Oh I’ve had quieter moments recently, but mentally I’m not ok still. I think it’s my anxiety over if this is ever going to go away or not.
      1. CAgirl
        CAgirl
        Totally get it. I’m three weeks in and a mess. Major anxiety and barely sleeping/eating. Even when I am functional and go out and do something I hear the hiss and it makes my stomach turn. I am just constantly miserable because never have any peace and quiet. Hear it all day. Only the shower masks it. :(
        Jul 25, 2020
      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        If you had experienced improvement, there is no reason for it to not continue to improve. Of course the more it improves, the slower it begins to improve, but 1-2.5 years after the onset you ought to get your life back.
        Jul 26, 2020
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    8. Tara Lyons
      Tara Lyons
      I also have hyperacusis which I think has improved but gave me some physical pain. Also a lot of strange sensations in my ears aside from ringing. I’m just over it honestly.
    9. Tara Lyons
      Tara Lyons
      I’m not doing well, at 6 months in I’m losing hope of ever hearing silence again. I don’t know what caused this. I’m thinking loud noise exposure maybe. I was never too careful with the radio in my car or headphones. I don’t know. It makes me sick to think I did this to myself. Ugh. I just want it to go away. I’m never happy since this started. I just can’t live normally
      1. CAgirl
        CAgirl
        Shoot. I thought I just saw a post where you thought you were finally doing a little better at 6 months out. So sorry. :(
        Jul 25, 2020
    10. Tara Lyons
      Tara Lyons
      Hi. Is this first time experiencing tinnitus?
      1. CAgirl
        CAgirl
        No. I’ve had it in my right ear for 15 years after a medication, but that is a very maskable tone that I only hear in quiet rooms or at night. But even that took me awhile to get used to.
        Jul 25, 2020
      2. CAgirl
        CAgirl
        The ear that is bothering me now (my left) has been fine. No T. Although looking back 10 years ago a balloon popped by it and it hissed for a couple days. Then another time I went to a loud event and didn’t think to bring plugs and it had a slight reactive hiss for a couple weeks. Nothing like the constant loud hiss and ringing it’s doing now.
        Jul 25, 2020
      3. CAgirl
        CAgirl
        I’ve been very careful to protect my ears the last 15 years, wearing plugs to all events including weddings and concerts. So it’s frustrating that this happened despite all my careful precautions against noise. I was caught off guard by those three LOUD blasts. Now I’m so scared it’s here to stay. :(
        Jul 25, 2020
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    Gender:
    Female
    Tinnitus Since:
    07/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    3 M80 Firecrackers