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I just turned down a date due to my ears... A itchy beard that smell of wet dog. And earmuffs around my neck... Sep 23, 2021 at 2:27 PM

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    1. Exit
      Exit
      I just turned down a date due to my ears... A itchy beard that smell of wet dog. And earmuffs around my neck...
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      3. aura
        aura
        You have to change the way you're thinking, my friend, if you want a sexy pair of legs instead of earmuffs around that neck!
        Sep 23, 2021 at 10:35 PM
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        You do know you’re practically talking to a monk right:)?
        Goodnight dear<3
        Sep 23, 2021 at 11:06 PM
      5. Exit
        Exit
        I guess a pair of strong thighs from an Amazon would probably protect those fragile ears...
        Sep 23, 2021 at 11:08 PM
    2. Exit
      Exit
      After being exiled for 12 days from my apartment I woke up to drilling.. The house is installing fibre, will take a year probably
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I could do with a good drilling tbh.
        Sep 20, 2021 at 6:58 PM
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      3. ajc
        ajc
        I would like to help!
        Sep 20, 2021 at 7:06 PM
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    3. Exit
      Exit
      I’m speedy Gonzales with the ladies! They’re gone before I can wag my tail twice...
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    4. Exit
      Exit
      I got a new young crush on happen! Is it too soon to ask about her living arrangements:)? Okay she’s gone already!
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    5. Exit
      Exit
      I’m a little upset @aura stopped using her Walker :)
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        You'll just have to get her addicted to Clonazepam now @Exit. She'll be too relaxed to ever leave you then.

        There's hope for you yet my boy. ( ≖ ͜ʖ≖)
        Sep 17, 2021
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      3. aura
        aura
        Don't worry. I'm using a cane now :)
        Sep 17, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        Can’t help to think you soon be running free....:D
        Sep 17, 2021
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    6. Exit
      Exit
      Found a card from my mum., she wished me a better year.. 2014
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Those wishes be dangerous things…
        Sep 13, 2021
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    7. Exit
      Exit
      A toenail fixed itself after 5 years...
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Exit and are you gunna post a picture of said toe? I think we should rate it out of 10. And if you have a before photo, then we have something to compare it to.
        Sep 10, 2021
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      4. Lurius
        Lurius
        I actually have a before and after photo of my foot because of the infection this summer (it was insanely swollen), but I'm not sure anyone wants to see that.
        Sep 10, 2021
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      5. aura
        aura
        @Lurius anything that keeps our mind away from tinnitus :)
        Sep 10, 2021
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    8. Exit
      Exit
      The day I kill myself I’ll be on tv!
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        You’re famous aren’t you lol
        Sep 5, 2021
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Not enough just to kill yourself if you wanna be on TV these days. Gotta take a couple of people with you, then you're in business.
        Sep 6, 2021
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    9. Damocles
      Damocles
      So we finally get to see what you REALLY look like... "Mr. Exit"... ( ̄~ ̄)
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        There’s a good reason those dogs are guide dogs for blind.
        They are excellent and you can’t do much harm to their good safe behaviour.
        Yes they’re big with big lungs:D
        The frequency should be better than small dogs but inside they can shake the walls:)
        Sep 2, 2021
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        If you’re really interested it would be a good idea to start ask owners of well behaved ones where they’ve gotten them and if they’re healthy when you meet them by accident over the next years.
        A mixed race dog can be very nice too and even out sickness traits and such. Some types have bad hips etc..
        Sep 2, 2021
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      4. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Thank you so much for the tips @Exit. I'll definitely take it into consideration! :D
        Sep 2, 2021
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    10. Exit
      Exit
      Never been less interested in finding a girlfriend.., yet I’m more interested than ever to find a girlfriend.., with a quiet house:)
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        Aug 28, 2021
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Exit I’m glad you stalk me. I need the attention, even if it’s unwanted. Feeling pretty lonely atm O_o
        Aug 28, 2021
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      5. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        I thought you are into men lol I guess I’m not special
        Sep 2, 2021
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    11. Exit
      Exit
      Want to die!
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        Mate, we've been over this...
        Aug 26, 2021
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    12. aura
      aura
      Eeeeexiiit!
      ¿Dónde estás?
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        Hahaha Right behind you cariño;)
        Check over your shoulder:D
        Aug 20, 2021
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Exit behind aura and not me? Damn
        Aug 21, 2021
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        Exit
        Aug 21, 2021
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    13. Exit
      Exit
      What a year. Gone from not checking my neck lumps to hoping they’re cancerous...
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Have you experienced Any fading/improvement?
        Aug 21, 2021
      4. Exit
        Exit
        Only first half year.
        But I’m worse than ever now after 1,5 years.. guess you’re right.. what you get is not what you’ll end up with;)
        Aug 21, 2021
      5. Exit
        Exit
        @Bill Bauer I hope you’re doing okay with your health.
        Aug 21, 2021
    14. Exit
      Exit
      Watching Simpsons.., episode lady gaga.., checked the date.., 2011..
      1. Christiaan
        Christiaan
        You have a loooot of catching up to do then. Don't worry, it's only about 200 episodes;)
        Aug 18, 2021
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    15. ZFire
      ZFire
      Hi Exit,
      I was reading some of your posts and was wondering what loud bang unfortunately erased all your progress? I’m praying and hoping that you can still recover from that setback! Might take more time than usual.
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        Hi there @ZFire
        Was just an everyday sound so with hyperacusis I suggest protecting around people you don’t know... Thank you I appreciate it but have no longer any hope. Keeps evolving to the worse as time goes.
        Aug 16, 2021
    16. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Hello Exit,,,,
      Good morning….
      Do you not like maskers…..
      Have you tried them….
      Thankyou
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        I’m a natural born pessimist so maskers are on my list of things I don’t believe in:) If I had no ear pain and just a single tone then I would perhaps have tried.
        Aug 15, 2021
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        I have multiple tones and ear reacts to white noise. I tried a sound machine and just woke up to very high tinnitus.
        I prefer masking with music / fan when I’m inside. Outside I either drive, or walk in nature with birds, wind and rivers.
        Aug 15, 2021
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    17. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Hello Exit and Damocles,,,,
      The tv I find it’s ok on channel four but I have radio on mostly on low….
      Also running bath water,,, filling kettle etc I’m ok with including switches etc
      Just got terrific anxiety with it all…
      Some voices I have found a bit painful….
      Going to try sound therapy ear maskers hopefully next week
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        Okay Eleanor. Good luck! and let us know how it goes!
        Aug 14, 2021
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        Hello dear @Eleanor89 :)
        Be a little careful with TRT.., tell them that you’re having discomfort to voices etc. Put it as low volume as possible first weeks..
        Aug 15, 2021
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      Exit
      The kitten around here that was so cute I thought “maybe I can be a cat person “, played with a mouse yesterday. Fun getting scratched...
      1. Farida
        Farida
        Welcome to the club
        Aug 13, 2021
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    19. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Hello Exit,,,,
      I hope you managed to get some sleep….
      What sort of loud noise exposure did you have….
      I truly hope it settles soon….
      Sending hugs
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        Thank you darling..
        Neighbour next door drilling the concrete we share...
        I wouldnt have heard a moped revving in my room when he drilled...
        Time will tell.., tinnitus changed but always does when I’m
        Assaulted..
        Aug 13, 2021
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        @Exit, please tell me you're putting on ear defenders when this sh*t is happening.
        Aug 14, 2021
    20. Eleanor89
    21. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Damocles
      How much time has it taken for your hyperacusis to resolve as I noticed on one of your posts that it’s nearly gone
      Thankyou
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Might not be what you want to hear: but years....

        It was a slow, step-by-step process.

        As I said, started with things like watching TV with no protection and I'd think I was just settled with that.
        Then a year after that I'd take another unprompted small step, like making things in the kitchen with no protection etc.
        Aug 14, 2021
      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        Like I said, a slow process. Probably 6 years in total, but then, I also had a big unrelated health nightmare somewhere in the middle of that, which I actually think expedited my recovery; it just made me want to live life a hell of a lot more, so I took the necessary risks.
        Aug 14, 2021
      5. Damocles
        Damocles
        There's a big psychological factor involved, and I really only recommend moving forward as and when you feel comfortable with where you're at NOW (I hope that makes sense?)

        I think, make sure you're stabilised and not in a state of panic or anxiety; get comfortable in your current mode of living, then begin taking small steps to getting over your hyperacusis.
        Aug 14, 2021
    22. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Hello Damocles
      Yes London is a busy place
      I’m in Cumbria x
      So pleased your improving x
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    23. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Hello Damocles
      How did you reintroduce sound for and how long did it take, what did you do
      Thankyou
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Eventually without even noticing I was studying with my window open next to me (of course shutting it quickly if a motorbike started up or a seagull started screeching...

        Also I should mention, I would always keep a pair of Ear Defenders close to me around the place (I live in an apartment block and I never know when some idiot in one of the flats next door's fire alarms are going to go off, for example).
        Aug 11, 2021
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      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        I still wear earplugs OUTSIDE (I live in London (you'd have to be mental as a T sufferer to walk around London without protection)), hence I hear my T all the time and am thus at harmony with it. I've never tried to escape my T, and I believe that forever listening to it (inside and out) is the reason why I can endure it with relative ease (until the day we get that BEAUTIFUL CURE!)

        Hope that helps.
        Aug 11, 2021
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      5. Damocles
        Damocles
        Aug 11, 2021
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    24. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Hello,
      Thankyou for everyone’s replies
      I really appreciate your perspectives…. On masking tinnitus etc…
      And michaels literature has been extremely helpful….
      I shall continue to mask and wear my plugs when things are to loud…..
      I even wore plugs when working with a client the other day as I felt his voice was too loud ( I’m a psychotherapist) I seem to be a bit sensitive to some noises

      Thankyou
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      2. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        Hi @Eleanor89 Thank you for your kind comments. I am in the process of writing another piece on habituation that you might find helpful. It follows on from the post: The Habituation Process. Take care.
        Aug 7, 2021
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    25. Exit
      Exit
      My neighbours got a death wish...
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        Here the strange things happen in my apartment:D
        But I’m not bothering anyone:P
        I talked to mine once but they have a very short memory.....
        Aug 8, 2021
      4. Exit
        Exit
        Are living in a house dangerous in Romania?
        I’m going to move into the woods in a couple of years...
        Aug 8, 2021
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      5. Exit
        Exit
        @aura you should get some gay men in police uniforms to knock on drug dealer’s back door:)
        Aug 8, 2021
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    26. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Hello Damocles
      I’ve read that listening to your tinnitus and relaxing with it helps habituation, as it teaches the brain not to fear it….
      Is this true
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        Guess she just wanted a second opinion then.

        Most Audiologists are clueless.
        Aug 7, 2021
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Precisely what @Stacken77 said.

        Same thing happened to me; crippling hyperacusis and reactive tinnitus off the back of lots of sound deprivation.

        But even that has, mostly, left me now, after GRADUAL exposure to moderate noise over time.
        Aug 7, 2021
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      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        At the end of the day @Eleanor89, do anything you want to help yourself cope with your T, sound enrichment vs no sound enrichment, neither one is going to hurt you; just don't go to noisy places, and if you have to go to noisy places, make sure you wear good hearing protection. That's the bottom line.
        Aug 7, 2021
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    27. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Thankyou so much for your replies….
      I shall try and boss this….
      I’ve done it before for 26 years but it’s different this time x
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Just keep focusing on small goals and keep doing things you enjoy (like Kebab Pizzas! and Tinnitus Minecrafts!! XD) and you'll be alright.

        I feel like we're not far off effective treatments now anyway, so at least you won't have to endure this complete nonsense as long as I have! XD
        Aug 10, 2021
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      4. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Dang @Damocles, you've really been exactly where I'm at and made such a fantastic recovery, it's just amazing to hear.

        Yeah man, right now I'm basically working and binge watching movies till night(and playing some Minecraft), it gives some happiness in the trying times. I'll definitely get some more kebab on Friday, I usually order food on Fridays cause this man's too lazy to stir the pots. xD
        Aug 10, 2021
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        Exit
        I’m only eating the greenest of salads, the white parts make to much noise
        Aug 10, 2021
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    28. Eleanor89
      Eleanor89
      Hello.
      That’s awful,,,, I hope it improves….
      so many things can happen outside,,,, or catch you off guard….
      I didn’t have a good nights sleep, woke up thought things were loud (noises around me) were louder and my head felt strange,,,,
      Not sure what it was…. Made me quite nervous,,,,
      Anyway today’s another day….
      Do you sudgest ear plugs at all times x
      Thankyou x
      Much appreciated
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        Thank you but I’ve given up.. if you’re sensitive to noise I think it would be a good idea to not get caught off guard amongst roads or houses.. That’s just like using a hammer by yourself without protection..
        Aug 5, 2021
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        But I hate plugs., I prefer to avoid places where I don’t need protection..Many people improving use earplugs so I don’t think it can harm us.
        Aug 5, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        @Eleanor89 Don’t give up, improvements are often not linear.
        And it can get worse before better.
        Aug 5, 2021
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    29. Exit
      Exit
      What’s the point..
      1. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Sometimes I’m not so sure. But I know I’m not going to leave this world without a fight. It’s hard sometimes, but we must carry on. My H has been pretty shit since this cold I have. Today a piece of paper swiped across a cutting mat, and it made my ears hurt/burn. Urgh! These conditions are fucking awful!! Massive hugs xoxox
        Aug 5, 2021
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    30. Bimmerboy
      Bimmerboy
      Been a while how you keeping bud ?
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        Thanks! :)
        This year been much better, only a week 25 then 2 weeks 17 and cloudy:)
        Tomorrow starts a 25-28 degrees long weekend.
        Let’s hope for a chill August. Take care and relax:-)
        Jul 22, 2021
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        Exit
        Another great day just waiting for it to pass by like all the others.. And my good ear was worse than ever when I woke up.., a phone tune I was certain from neighbour.. it disappeared and very loud uuuuuhhhhh afterwards.
        How’s your day @Bimmerboy:)?
        Jul 24, 2021
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        Exit
        Aug 5, 2021
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    Tinnitus Since:
    01/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Noise