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  1. Dirtworks rated MBH's post Agree in the thread Lifestyle Changes, Exercise — Positive Effect on Tinnitus?.

    Tinnitus is a shot in dark to unrealism of life. And trying to understand how it works is unbelievably difficult. But you have to change your...

    Mar 7, 2021 at 11:19 AM
  2. Dirtworks rated Markku's post Winner in the thread Announcement Changes in Tinnitus Hub Management.

    I am grateful for the years we have shared together, from the moment Steve joined back in April 2013, now culminating into this almost 6 years...

    Mar 7, 2021 at 11:08 AM
  3. Dirtworks rated Hazel's post Winner in the thread Announcement Changes in Tinnitus Hub Management.

    @Steve we are very sorry to see you go, though of course hoping it's not really goodbye, just See You Later, and not much will change! Indeed,...

    Mar 7, 2021 at 11:07 AM
  4. Dirtworks rated Tinnitus Talk's post Hug in the thread Announcement Changes in Tinnitus Hub Management.

    A message from @Steve: Hi everyone, Just a note to say that I'm stepping down as Director of Tinnitus Hub, effective by the end of March. My...

    Mar 7, 2021 at 11:06 AM
  5. Dirtworks rated Omid Rahmani's post Hug in the thread Tinnitus from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Caused by Motorcycle Accident — I Can't Endure This.

    My journey with tinnitus started in 2018 when I was involved in a motorcycle accident which caused a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). This resulted...

    Mar 6, 2021 at 9:02 AM
  6. Dirtworks rated Ed209's post Agree in the thread Getting More Funding for Tinnitus — Ideas Needed.

    The only way anything ever gets changed is through lobbying. Get huge numbers of people to sign petitions and/or write to senators/MPs to demand...

    Mar 6, 2021 at 1:11 AM
  7. Dirtworks rated Greg Sacramento's post Hug in the thread Getting More Funding for Tinnitus — Ideas Needed.

    @Ed209 A short time back I posted that I was considering contacting two US Senators for placement of Tinnitus on the Federal Tax Return for $1...

    Mar 6, 2021 at 1:11 AM
  8. Dirtworks liked twa's post in the thread Photo Album of Tinnitus Talk Members.

    [ATTACH] My motivation to press on during difficult days.

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  9. Dirtworks rated Koz's post Optimistic in the thread Photo Album of Tinnitus Talk Members.

    This is me (and my bad ear, shit I've just noticed that) probably in tinnitus jail or something. [ATTACH]

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  10. Dirtworks rated patorjk's post Informative in the thread Otonomy OTO-413 — Treatment of Hidden Hearing Loss.

    Otonomy did a press release today and gave a corporate update on their various drugs. Here's what they had to say about OTO-413: OTO-413: Phase...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 2:09 PM
  11. Dirtworks replied to the thread Forced Saline Solution Into Eustachian Tubes — Tinnitus Quieter as a Result.

    No wine last evening. And now the tinnitus, while it’s definitely there, is tolerable. Not as bad as it has been.

    Mar 5, 2021 at 11:25 AM
  12. Dirtworks rated SibilantRange's post Good Question in the thread Bought an Otoscope with Camera: Hair Coming Straight Out of Eardrum? What the Heck!.

    So I bought an otoscope that has a camera and connects to phone. It was like $40 from Amazon. Just to see how my eardrum is. Apparently my right...

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  13. Dirtworks rated GBB's post Hug in the thread How to Cope with Prolonged Periods of Time at Home Due to Tinnitus Spike?.

    I am in a hotel for the same reason - home is too loud. I keep the TV on every hour I'm awake. Helps distract me and feel tuned into the world -...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 7:49 AM
  14. Dirtworks liked Bill Bauer's post in the thread How to Cope with Prolonged Periods of Time at Home Due to Tinnitus Spike?.

    I think you are! Why not do something for your future - take online courses, or learn something that's useful to you by reading books, etc.?

    Mar 5, 2021 at 7:48 AM
  15. Dirtworks rated frischky's post Hug in the thread How to Cope with Prolonged Periods of Time at Home Due to Tinnitus Spike?.

    Undergoing the same thing right now.... just try and find yourself a space where you can do something you enjoy and is "safe" in terms of any kind...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 7:47 AM
  16. Dirtworks rated starrynights's post Hug in the thread How to Cope with Prolonged Periods of Time at Home Due to Tinnitus Spike?.

    I experienced my second major spike almost a month ago and since then I have rarely left my home to let my ears recover. Whenever I would leave my...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 7:46 AM
  17. Dirtworks replied to the thread Is My Intolerance Towards Certain Sounds (No Ear Pain) Considered Hyperacusis?.

    Since my tinnitus spike, I have found that many loud noises bother me. I wouldn’t say painful, just annoying. I too was wondering if it is...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 2:40 AM
  18. Dirtworks rated donotringatme's post Agree in the thread Is My Intolerance Towards Certain Sounds (No Ear Pain) Considered Hyperacusis?.

    I recently found out about hyperacusis after searching for tinnitus. I’ve had probably 2-3 years of intolerance towards certain sounds but no...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 2:32 AM
  19. Dirtworks rated Mattv's post Agree in the thread Poll: Better and Worse Tinnitus Days, Do You Know the Phenomenon?.

    Best advice I ever got was to stay off this and all internet tinnitus sites. The more I focus on it, the worse it is. The more I focus on things...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 1:47 AM
  20. Dirtworks rated Yugal Rai's post Hug in the thread Poll: How Old Were You When You First Got Tinnitus?.

    19 and I’m 19 right now.

    Mar 5, 2021 at 1:15 AM
  21. Dirtworks rated Ken219's post Agree in the thread Poll: How Old Were You When You First Got Tinnitus?.

    I grew up with ten watt speakers, I have not used headphones much at all. Today the sky's the limit. We manufacture too many harmful products.

    Mar 5, 2021 at 1:04 AM
  22. Dirtworks rated Greg Sacramento's post Good Question in the thread Poll: How Old Were You When You First Got Tinnitus?.

    Hi @Hazel I wonder if more over 60 have physical tinnitus, PT and medication caused tinnitus then noise exposure tinnitus. Studies tend to...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 1:03 AM
  23. Dirtworks rated Hazel's post Informative in the thread Poll: How Old Were You When You First Got Tinnitus?.

    Actually, more than half of our forum members are over 60. But the most active members seem to be younger, as are most of our volunteers.

    Mar 5, 2021 at 1:01 AM
  24. Dirtworks rated dpdx's post Hug in the thread Poll: How Old Were You When You First Got Tinnitus?.

    27 and after that my life turned to sh*t, grey hair, extreme stress/anxiety, severe h, severe t, etc.

    Mar 5, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  25. Dirtworks rated Rie's post Hug in the thread I Got Tinnitus Right After My Wife Said She Had Ringing in the Ears.

    thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. Yes this is one of the MOST difficult things I have to face so far and I pray everyday that it...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 12:38 AM
  26. Dirtworks rated Leila's post Agree in the thread I Got Tinnitus Right After My Wife Said She Had Ringing in the Ears.

    I'm still fairly new to Tinnitus Talk myself. I signed up because I developed a third tinnitus noise in my so far unaffected ear and it made me...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 12:38 AM
  27. Dirtworks rated Rie's post Hug in the thread I Got Tinnitus Right After My Wife Said She Had Ringing in the Ears.

    Hi All! I developed tinnitus on 11/21/20 after my wife came home and stated she had ringing in her ears while at work earlier in the day. I told...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 12:31 AM
  28. Dirtworks rated Forever hopeful's post Agree in the thread I Got Tinnitus After the Second Shot of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

    @Giruto, I hope it settles for you soon. I have not heard that was a side effect of the vaccine, however I have read more than once that people...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 12:29 AM
  29. Dirtworks rated nocticolor's post Agree in the thread I Got Tinnitus After the Second Shot of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

    Honestly, you could also get tinnitus from catching COVID-19 normally. There are definitely people who had that happen to them.

    Mar 5, 2021 at 12:28 AM
  30. Dirtworks rated Dr. Nagler's post Informative in the thread Memory Loss, Cognitive Abilities and Tinnitus.

    Hello @Kriszti - and thank you for your kind and supportive words. Tinnitus can for some be distracting enough to interfere with focusing on the...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 12:24 AM
  31. Dirtworks rated Kriszti's post Agree in the thread Memory Loss, Cognitive Abilities and Tinnitus.

    Dear Dr. Nagler, Thank you for your previous answers and once again, I'm really sorry for your loss. I would like to ask, is there any...

    Mar 5, 2021 at 12:24 AM
  32. Dirtworks rated weab00's post Agree in the thread Alcohol Quiets Down My Tinnitus.

    Positive topline OTO-413 results. Anecdotally positive FX-322 results and safety study. I believe the cure is truly coming this time.

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:28 PM
  33. Dirtworks rated GBB's post Agree in the thread Alcohol Quiets Down My Tinnitus.

    You deserve an F'in cure.

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:28 PM
  34. Dirtworks rated linearb's post Helpful in the thread Alcohol Quiets Down My Tinnitus.

    Yes and no; a huge component of tinnitus distress is often anxiety which can lead to muscle tension and pain. Klonopin will do something to help...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:27 PM
  35. Dirtworks rated weab00's post Informative in the thread Alcohol Quiets Down My Tinnitus.

    Alcohol is a depressant and suppresses your nervous system. It binds to GABA like benzos and calms down the rapid neuron firing that causes...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:21 PM
  36. Dirtworks rated Falchion's post Informative in the thread Alcohol Quiets Down My Tinnitus.

    I'm only two weeks in with tinnitus and hadn't read anything about not consuming alcohol. For sure, two beers in things got a lot quieter - but I...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:14 PM
  37. Dirtworks rated GlennS's post Informative in the thread Alcohol Quiets Down My Tinnitus.

    I think the eating out and drinking was becoming a problem for me. I was sort of wining and dining myself to self-medicate the depression brought...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:13 PM
  38. Dirtworks rated davidmp's post Informative in the thread Alcohol Quiets Down My Tinnitus.

    In my case red wine helps a lot, I take it only during dinner, and calms me down on the very bad days, I do not know if really makes it quieter or...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:12 PM
  39. Dirtworks rated ryand's post Informative in the thread Dairy Free Diet to Alleviate Hyperacusis.

    No doubt in my mind there's a dairy, casein protein or gluten correlation with Inflammation causing in increased tinnitus pitch and volume. I've...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:07 PM
  40. Dirtworks rated Aaron91's post Informative in the thread Dairy Free Diet to Alleviate Hyperacusis.

    Just for the benefit of having another data point, I went vegan a few months ago for about 4-5 weeks to see if it would do anything for my...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:06 PM
  41. Dirtworks rated TheDanishGirl's post Hug in the thread Dairy Free Diet to Alleviate Hyperacusis.

    No, it didn't help my hyperacusis. It's been pretty bad lately. But I feel dairy free diet does help a bit with my anxiety levels and general well...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:06 PM
  42. Dirtworks rated ryand's post Good Question in the thread Dairy Free Diet to Alleviate Hyperacusis.

    Do you have an update, did going non-dairy help? @TheDanishGirl

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:05 PM
  43. Dirtworks rated TheDanishGirl's post Informative in the thread Dairy Free Diet to Alleviate Hyperacusis.

    In terms of tinnitus spiking from food the only thing I have found that affects mine negatively is caffeine - but I never tolerated caffeine...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:05 PM
  44. Dirtworks replied to the thread Forced Saline Solution Into Eustachian Tubes — Tinnitus Quieter as a Result.

    I’m beginning to think that cheap red wine helps my tinnitus shortly after drinking a glass or two, but makes it worse for the next day or two.

    Mar 4, 2021 at 11:58 AM
  45. Dirtworks replied to the thread Ear Spasming Like Crazy — Like Pulsatile Tinnitus But Not in Rhythm with My Heart.

    I’m beginning to suspect red wine might be exasperating my tinnitus as well. Lately I’ve been having a couple of glasses of cheap red wine most...

    Mar 4, 2021 at 11:53 AM
  46. Dirtworks rated Vicki3116's post Helpful in the thread I Don’t Know What to Do Anymore: I'm Now in a Psychiatric Hospital and Tinnitus Is Crushing Me.

    Further update for anyone that wants to know... I went for acupuncture yesterday, she said she’s never heard of someone with such bizarre...

    Mar 3, 2021 at 12:12 PM
  47. Dirtworks rated twa's post Hug in the thread Re: Struggling with Tinnitus & Hyperacusis for 6 Weeks.

    Hi all, I've have tinnitus for 3 years at a very low level from medication or an MRI I had 3 years ago. It was not noticeable and I had a...

    Mar 3, 2021 at 11:52 AM
  48. Dirtworks replied to the thread I Got Tinnitus After the Second Shot of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

    I heard Dr Drew and Dr Oz talking about how the COVID-19 virus affects the brain. TV in garage and I was under my truck so I couldn’t follow 100%...

    Mar 3, 2021 at 11:40 AM
  49. Dirtworks liked Giruto's post in the thread I Got Tinnitus After the Second Shot of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

    Thanks, I wish you all the best... My wife and daughter are very supportive and understanding. They know what I’m going through right now. Keep...

    Mar 3, 2021 at 3:10 AM
  50. Dirtworks replied to the thread I Don’t Know What to Do Anymore: I'm Now in a Psychiatric Hospital and Tinnitus Is Crushing Me.

    Wow GREAT attitude and you are 100% right on the money. Congratulations, I need some of that today (y). I keep slipping. Gotta keep working on it....

    Mar 2, 2021