Jason C
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Jason C

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    1. Martinf
      Martinf
      Hello Jason, I hope you doing well!
      Quick question, Did your hearing improve when the T went away. And how long it took your hearing to recover?
      1. Jason C
        Jason C
        My hearing improved over time
        as the tinnitus faded away. It took around 2 years for things to improve and the tinnitus to fade completely.
        Jun 2, 2021
    2. Robster
      Robster
      Another question I'm afraid! When you had Tinnitus did it react(get louder) around noise?
      1. Jason C
        Jason C
        Hiya, I used to say tinnitus would ride on top of anything I was listening too. So if I was listening to music I could hear the tinnitus on top of the music regardless of the volume (obviously at sensible volume) This I believe is hyperacusis, When your auditory system is over sensitive maybe due to noise damage and things seem louder than usual. This takes a long time to resolve but it can resolve over time.
        May 26, 2021
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      2. Robster
        Robster
        Thanks for the answer, really appreciate it. The Tinnitus riding noise is exactly what I experience and I do have some hyperacusis, though the hyperacusis has improved quite a lot.
        May 26, 2021
    3. Robster
      Robster
      Hi Jason, I hope you don't mind me asking another question. After your acoustic trauma did you suffer with earaches? I can't seem to go more than a few days without an earache.
      1. Jason C
        Jason C
        Hiya, Thankfully not earache, I did have a sensation of ear pressure and fullness which was annoying but not painful.
        The tinnitus was more of a concern at the time as that was mentally painful.
        May 12, 2021
    4. Robster
      Robster
      I've read your success story many times and it always gives me hope. They say age plays a large part in the ears recovering, if you don't mind me asking how old were you when you got tinnitus?
      1. Jason C
        Jason C
        Hi, I was 36 at the time of the noise trauma, 38 by the time it finally resolved and 41 now, Thankfully still free of tinnitus but always fearful of loud noise.
        May 6, 2021
    5. __nico__
      __nico__
      How long did it take for music to stop sounding like a broken speaker to you?
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      2. __nico__
        __nico__
        And would you describe the distortions as being 100% gone?
        Dec 23, 2020
      3. Jason C
        Jason C
        The distortion I had was literally like listening to music via a broken speaker, I couldn’t hear bass and the highs sounded very crackled but also with the tinnitus squealing over the top of everything.
        Thankfully yes now all the distortions and tinnitus have 100% gone.
        I do still experience fleeting tinnitus for a few seconds at a time but then fades away. This happens maybe a few times a week.
        Dec 24, 2020
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      4. __nico__
        __nico__
        @Jason C That's really motivating. All music sounds like clipping to me
        Dec 24, 2020
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    6. GBB
      GBB
      Hi Jason, before your tinnitus went away did you get spikes from doing normal things, like driving in a car or other day to day stuff, or was it always the same level more or less? Thanks!
      1. Jason C
        Jason C
        Hiya, Yea it did indeed. Even just being in a busy environment, when I got home my ears would be screaming. This was during the first year of tinnitus.
        Oct 19, 2020
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      2. GBB
        GBB
        Thanks, good to know someone can recover from that kind of sensitivity.
        Dec 17, 2020
    7. MarkX
      MarkX
      Hi Jason. I’m 3 months and still suffering. Do You hear your tinnitus at all anymore? I see your still visiting the site? Are you just keeping up with friends or has your tinnitus come back?
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        If yours has faded over the past two months, but is still very prominent at the three-months mark, it ought to fade, but it might take a 12-18-24 months. You might want to wear foam plugs (e.g., 3M 1100) when you are around your baby and especially when you carry the baby. Loud noises when the source is very close to one's ear can be dangerous.
        May 25, 2019
      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        As long as you avoid a secondary acoustic trauma it is reasonable to expect that eventually you will mostly get over it.
        May 25, 2019
      4. MarkX
        MarkX
        Yes thank you. I ordered custom ear plug when I hold the baby. I don’t want to be scared of my own baby. mine wasn’t acoustic trauma. It just happened all sudden while watching tv. May of been stress bc I was remodeling my kitchen at the time. But either way acoustic trama could make it worse.
        May 25, 2019
    8. GSC
      GSC
      Can you give us an update on how you're faring now? How life is, what you do. Did the fleeting T bouts die down. Anything like that.
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      2. Jason C
        Jason C
        I’m very well Thankyou.

        The fleeting tinnitus still occurs, this only lasts for 10 seconds at a time and occasionally I get a sensation of pressure difference in my ears for maybe 10-15 seconds a time but I’m pretty sure I had that now and then before the acoustic trauma.
        The 29th of this month will be 3 years from the event that caused my acoustic trauma, thankfully no tinnitus now.
        May 5, 2019
      3. Jason C
        Jason C
        I did do a skydive over new year this year and was fearful that this might be too much but thankfully I didn’t have any problems after.
        May 5, 2019
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      4. Jason C
        Jason C
        Life is back to normal now but I now understand how noise works and when to be careful. I use in ear monitors for times when I need to protect my hearing in loud environments like a show at the opera house and plug my ears if an ambulance goes screaming past but I dont over protect and I use noice cancelling headphones for flying.
        May 5, 2019
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    9. RichardGuy
      RichardGuy
      Hello Jason!

      How did you avoid noise during the year and a half/two years it took for your tinnitus to disappear completely?

      I have been struggling for roughly the same length of time, though my case is considerably less severe (with regards to side effects such as balance etc) and I continued to keep it worse with noisy activities (no more!)

      Please keep it up! You are an inspiration to others!
      1. Jason C
        Jason C
        Hiya

        Really I was just careful with loud noise, if I went to see a show I would use ear plugs and if I’m using power tools I would use ear muffs, I didn’t over protect though so if I went to a restaurant I wouldnt use hearing protection.
        Obviously you can’t avoid all loud noises and these things happen. You just need to do what ya can :)
        Apr 3, 2019
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      2. RichardGuy
        RichardGuy
        Thanks man!
        Apr 4, 2019
    10. GSC
      GSC
      You're my idol
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    11. Mi1
      Mi1
      Hi, did you also have a blocked / tight feeling? I have this since 2018 (because of fireworks) . Your story gives me hope! Thanks in advance!
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      2. Mi1
        Mi1
        When did it go away? Did you use vitamins or something special?
        Feb 21, 2019
      3. Jason C
        Jason C
        It was a good year before it went away, I read you don’t have tinnitus? You are very lucky, I had terrible tinnitus along with ear fullness, balance problems etc it was a horrible time.
        Feb 21, 2019
      4. Mi1
        Mi1
        No i don t have tinnitus.. i know! I m glad your feeling better!!!!! Hope this blocked feeling will also go away... i m taking magnesium and vitamine d right now.
        Feb 21, 2019
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    12. Dij111
      Dij111
      Hi Jason, just want to say thanks - your story is giving me hope. As I seem to be in the exact same situation with acoustic trauma and Tinnitus being reactive and being lowest in silence, hope to get to the same point eventually and post a success story.
      1. Dij111
        Dij111
        Hey @Jason C sorry to bother you, you probably don't want to be reminded of these events anymore. But do you remember in which way your T went away? - as in, did it slowly fade until it was no longer there, or did you wake up one morning and it was just gone?
        Mar 24, 2018
      2. Jason C
        Jason C
        Hiya, The tone changed into a higher tone that seemed to get higher and higher until I couldn’t hear it any more, the distortion in sounds eased and hypercaudis faded. It took a long time though. Thankfully I seem to be fully recovered ow and am about 8 weeks away from 2 years since the event that caused it all.
        Mar 27, 2018
    13. dpdx
      dpdx
      Did your Tinnitus go away?
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      2. dpdx
        dpdx
        You are so lucky. How does your audiogram look like?
        Jan 27, 2018
      3. dpdx
        dpdx
        Did you also have Tinnitus spikes in that 12-18 month range?
        Jan 27, 2018
      4. Jason C
        Jason C
        Audio gram up to 8k is fine, all within the 20db range, I know from my own tests however that my left ear cannot hear past 15k yet my right ear can hear past 16k.
        For the first 12 months I had a lot of spikes, good days and bad days. It was tough going.
        Jan 27, 2018
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    Gender:
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    Tinnitus Since:
    29 May 2016
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Burgler Alarm