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  1. CAgirl rated MidnightOilAudio's post Agree in the thread 9 Days After Acoustic Trauma Caused by Three M80s Fireworks: Could Not Tolerate Prednisone.

    You have to be careful with those SPL meters. 55dB is really quiet. Remember, the apparent volume of a sound doubles every 3 dB. So from 55 to 65...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 6:12 PM
  2. CAgirl replied to the thread Noise Induced Tinnitus: Anyone See Improvement After the 6 Month Mark?.

    @Steph1710 That’s great! Did you take prednisone either time?

    Aug 3, 2020 at 4:13 PM
  3. CAgirl replied to the thread Noise Induced Tinnitus: Anyone See Improvement After the 6 Month Mark?.

    @Poseidon65 Did you take prednisone right after?

    Aug 3, 2020 at 4:12 PM
  4. 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. :( »

    Aug 3, 2020 at 3:18 PM
  5. CAgirl commented on CAgirl's profile post.

    @Bill Bauer I have had mild ringing in my right ear for 15 years, since 2006. I can only hear it at night or when in quiet rooms. I habituated...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 3:04 PM
  6. CAgirl liked astaff14's post in the thread Crickets/Frogs Tinnitus Sound Just Started.

    My acoustic trauma related tinnitus increase improved drastically after about 4 months. My tinnitus is more reactive than it once was and I am...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 8:45 AM
  7. CAgirl liked Stu1983's post in the thread Crickets/Frogs Tinnitus Sound Just Started.

    @CAgirl Hi CAgirl, I'm sorry that this has happened to you. I also have unmaskable tinnitus. Mine changes hourly/daily. I have had improvement...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 8:44 AM
  8. CAgirl replied to the thread Steroids: Prednisone / Dexamethasone / Others (Oral and Injections).

    @Barrowww I know this is from years ago but how are you doing now? Did you ever do the steroids? How is your tinnitus? I am in the same situation.

    Aug 3, 2020 at 4:26 AM
  9. CAgirl replied to the thread Anyone Else Have Ultra-High Frequency Tinnitus?.

    @volsung37 Oh my goodness! I’m so glad that your tinnitus quieted down. But I’m so sorry that it came back after vacuuming. I hope it settles...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 3:59 AM
  10. CAgirl liked volsung37's post in the thread Anyone Else Have Ultra-High Frequency Tinnitus?.

    My tinnitus had quietened to almost inaudible after several years. I honestly didn’t think of it for months on end. However I am right back to...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 3:58 AM
  11. CAgirl liked tbuzz89's post in the thread Anyone Else Have Ultra-High Frequency Tinnitus?.

    When you complete putting that together, I'm sure many people would love it if you shared that data! I personally have not but know there are...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 3:57 AM
  12. CAgirl liked Bill Bauer's comment on CAgirl's profile post

    @CAgirl Temporary spikes can last over 3 months, but normally begin fading after 4-6weeks. Even if yours hasn't faded at all yet, there's still...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 12:38 AM
  13. CAgirl liked Tara Lyons's comment on CAgirl's profile post

    @Bill Bauer She’s referring to a new trauma she got on the 4th of July @CAgirl

    Aug 3, 2020 at 12:37 AM
  14. CAgirl replied to the thread Anyone Else Have Ultra-High Frequency Tinnitus?.

    @Poseidon65 Sorry you’re losing hope after 6 months. I know there are people who see improvements around the 12-18 month mark so don’t despair...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 12:24 AM
  15. CAgirl replied to the thread Anyone Else Have Ultra-High Frequency Tinnitus?.

    @tbuzz89 Thanks for the encouragement. I sure hope I see some fading soon. Glad you've had some fading but, yes the bad days are tough. When you...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 12:15 AM
  16. CAgirl replied to the thread Anyone Else Have Ultra-High Frequency Tinnitus?.

    @Poseidon65 @tbuzz89 Looks like Poseidon is 6 months out and tbuzz89 is 4 months out. I am 1 month out with tinnitus the exact same way you...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:31 PM
  17. CAgirl liked ASilverLight's post in the thread 6 Months Into Tinnitus: I Dread to Think How Bad It Will Be When I'm Older.

    Starting to notice this too. I'm 6.5 months in and only now can I say I'm having really quiet moments throughout the day too. Time is definitely...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:11 PM
  18. CAgirl replied to the thread 6 Months Into Tinnitus: I Dread to Think How Bad It Will Be When I'm Older.

    @Ctw I read that Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is ptotoxic. Have you had any worsening of symptoms with it?

    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:10 PM
  19. CAgirl replied to the thread Update at Nearly 7 Months.

    Hi @Candy - I read this post from 2017 where you describe your tinnitus. I am one month out from an acoustic trauma and I would describe mine...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 8:13 PM
  20. CAgirl rated brownbear's post Agree in the thread Update at Nearly 7 Months.

    @Capricornus. Yes my tinnitus I perceive to be very loud but it really isn't much worse in the quiet which is strange. It is just that there is...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 6:15 PM
  21. CAgirl rated RaZaH's post Agree in the thread Update at Nearly 7 Months.

    This assertion has always bothered me a bit because I think its been turned on its head. I would think that this means that having low/mild...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 6:12 PM
  22. CAgirl liked brownbear's post in the thread Update at Nearly 7 Months.

    @GregCA You too! It’s pretty crap isn’t it but what can you do? I just try to have fun every day, even when I can’t face it. How you getting on?...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 6:03 PM
  23. CAgirl rated brownbear's post Agree in the thread Update at Nearly 7 Months.

    @CAgirl . I see you are very early in this process. Lot’s of people see a reduction in the first year or even later. Even if you don’t it’ll be...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 6:02 PM
  24. CAgirl replied to the thread Update at Nearly 7 Months.

    @brownear Thank you for your reply. That is amazing that you have come so far. It is so hard to imagine living with this and feeling joy again (or...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 5:08 PM
  25. CAgirl rated brownbear's post Winner in the thread Update at Nearly 7 Months.

    @CAgirl sorry for the delay. Been pretty busy! I’m doing reasonably well these days. Not great but way better than the first couple of years when...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 5:04 PM
  26. CAgirl replied to the thread Give It Time. Tinnitus Gets Better..

    @Steve2212 I know this is an old post, but how are you doing these days?

    Aug 2, 2020 at 2:03 PM
  27. CAgirl liked AL 3's post in the thread Give It Time. Tinnitus Gets Better..

    Hi Steve I found the first six months really hard but The weeks keep passing and gradually it improves. Some days you think ur making progress...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 1:30 PM
  28. CAgirl liked sweden1991's post in the thread One Year After Noise Induced Tinnitus (Success Story).

    Hi everyone. (sorry for the long post) I have been meaning to write this story, but I decided to wait until my one year tinnitus 'anniversary'....

    Aug 2, 2020 at 12:49 PM
  29. CAgirl liked Mymlan's status.

    I developed a new tone in my fairly ”good” ear. Life’s not doing well.

    Aug 2, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  30. CAgirl commented on Mymlan's profile post.

    I don’t know why this new tone began. At first it was fleeting, then it came back and hasn’t stopped in over 30 min. It’s somewhat maskable but...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  31. CAgirl commented on Mymlan's profile post.

    Thanks Mymlan. Do you have a noise trauma too? I would be asleep by now, but just as I was falling asleep a new lower tone started going in my...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  32. CAgirl liked Mymlan's comment on Mymlan's profile post

    @CAgirl I’m so sorry this happened to you. I know exactly how you feel and I’ve been saying the exact same things to myself many times. Noise...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 8:16 AM
  33. CAgirl replied to the thread New Lower-Pitched Tone?.

    @Bambam0 The same exact thing just happened to me. I have had hissing tinnitus for a month. Then tonight a new lower tone began. At first it was...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 8:15 AM
  34. CAgirl replied to the thread New Lower-Pitched Tone?.

    The exact same thing happened to me. I have had the hissing tone for a month and a new low tone just began. At first it was fleeting. But then...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 8:11 AM
  35. CAgirl replied to the thread Suicidal.

    OK, although the hiss is still very loud and can hear it over most everything, it passed the shower test.

    Aug 2, 2020 at 6:48 AM
  36. CAgirl replied to the thread Can Hearing Damage Still Occur Weeks After Noise Exposure?.

    @Paul38 How are you doing these days? How is the tinnitus?

    Aug 2, 2020 at 5:24 AM
  37. CAgirl replied to the thread Do Not Underestimate the Power of Habituating to Tinnitus.

    Thank you for posting this. Is yours the type of tinnitus you can hear all day over everything? Or do you only hear it an night and/or in a quiet...

    Aug 2, 2020 at 3:46 AM
  38. CAgirl liked lightning's post in the thread 9 Days After Acoustic Trauma Caused by Three M80s Fireworks: Could Not Tolerate Prednisone.

    It probably won't stay that way. Once you have a good night's sleep it should be back down to baseline.

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:41 PM
  39. CAgirl liked Tanni's comment on CAgirl's profile post

    Two big factors in Tinnitus loudness are stress/anxiety and lack of sleep. If you've been experiencing these things, it cause Tinnitus to get...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:41 PM
  40. CAgirl replied to the thread Suicidal.

    Pete I was just on my balcony and my decibel meter registered at 55 dB and I can easily hear the hissing. :(

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:36 PM
  41. CAgirl commented on CAgirl's profile post.

    It seems to spike it even more so I haven’t been. But now since it’s so loud I’m scared to go inside because it’s too quiet in there. And this is...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 7:31 PM
  42. CAgirl replied to the thread 9 Days After Acoustic Trauma Caused by Three M80s Fireworks: Could Not Tolerate Prednisone.

    I sure hope so. This is too much. It is at least 55 dB because I can hear the hissing easily right now outside and my dB meter says 55 dB.

    Aug 1, 2020 at 7:29 PM
  43. CAgirl replied to the thread Suicidal.

    I had a bad spike last night woke me at 3 am. Still spiking. So loud. Can barely function today. I am 4 weeks today since acoustic trauma and...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 7:09 PM
  44. CAgirl commented on CAgirl's profile post.

    @Bill Bauer you don’t think it can fade at this point?

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:34 PM
  45. CAgirl commented on CAgirl's profile post.

    Yesterday my daughters friend screamed a loud high-pitched scream as she jumped in pool (30 feet away) and my ear was facing that direction. My...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 2:23 PM
  46. CAgirl commented on CAgirl's profile post.

    6 am now. Still so loud. Should I have been wearing ear plugs last 4 weeks? I thought I shouldn’t overprotect.

    Aug 1, 2020 at 2:22 PM
  47. CAgirl Woke up at 3 am. Major spike!!! Hissing so loud!! I’m shaking and pacing around. Why did it get louder!?! »

    Aug 1, 2020 at 11:42 AM
  48. CAgirl liked Kriszti's post in the thread ENT Said If Tinnitus Doesn't Get Better in 3 Months, the Brain Memorizes It, and Never Gets Better.

    Thank you everyone, so basically there is always hope that it gets better.

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:22 AM
  49. CAgirl liked jjflyman's post in the thread ENT Said If Tinnitus Doesn't Get Better in 3 Months, the Brain Memorizes It, and Never Gets Better.

    Yes, tinnitus can (and usually does) fade, most tinnitus caused by acoustic trauma fades to a very mild level in 6-24 months, sometimes even...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 4:17 AM