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  1. JohnFox liked Drone Draper's post in the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    Pulling for you, man.

    Mar 23, 2019 at 5:38 PM
  2. JohnFox replied to the thread New Member — Look Forward to Help/Advice.

    Sorry to hear you are suffering with this beast. You are not alone. I guess I can count myself fortunate to have reached the age of 65 before this...

    Mar 23, 2019 at 5:36 PM
  3. JohnFox replied to the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    It only hurt for about 5-6 seconds.

    Mar 23, 2019 at 5:06 PM
  4. JohnFox liked Kelvin's post in the thread Do I Have Hyperacusis If I Can't Tolerate Certain External Sounds?.

    @JohnFox This is exactly what I have. A poor tolerance for certain sounds that will ramp up your background Tinnitus sounds. Mine just hisses...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 7:20 PM
  5. JohnFox posted a new thread.

    Do I Have Hyperacusis If I Can't Tolerate Certain External Sounds?

    In previous posts I have described how I have suffered complete loss of hearing in my right ear along with significant tinnitus. I also described...

    Forum: Support

    Mar 22, 2019 at 4:59 PM
  6. JohnFox liked billie48's post in the thread The Positivity Thread.

    Well it is cold winter in Canada. So like the snowbirds that fly south to stay away from the cold, me and my wife went on an extended vacation in...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 4:49 PM
  7. JohnFox replied to the thread What Helped Me Habituate — Earplugs, Sleeping Habits, Avoiding Reading About Tinnitus.

    I am, as much as possible. I cannot handle places like restaurants or coffee shops unless I can sit outside. Being outside helps quite a bit....

    Mar 22, 2019 at 4:48 PM
  8. JohnFox replied to the thread Why Doesn't Everyone Also Have Hyperacusis AND Hearing Loss If They Experience Tinnitus?.

    It is hight time that young people become EDUCATED on the risks they are taking with their ears when subjecting themselves to long periods of loud...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 4:38 PM
  9. JohnFox replied to the thread Snacking on Carrots --> Music Sounding Richer, Not Hearing Tinnitus as Much.

    I can't explain it, but hey....carry on. Or should I say "carrot on". If chewing on my finger nails while hopping up and down on one foot helped...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 4:21 PM
  10. JohnFox liked New Guy's post in the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    @JohnFox John, I just saw your profile and that you lost hearing in one ear last month. I wanted to say I'm pulling for you and we're here for...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 4:02 PM
  11. JohnFox replied to the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    Thank you very much. Will do.

    Mar 21, 2019 at 11:16 PM
  12. JohnFox replied to the thread Starting to Get Very Depressed... Can Inverters Cause Tinnitus?.

    I can't imagine solar panels being a cause for tinnitus. But the inverter certainly could be a culprit if it makes a noise especially a constant...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 11:10 PM
  13. JohnFox replied to the thread After a Week with Tinnitus It's Getting a Little Easier.

    I'm only about 3 1/2 weeks into this crap but I am already way further along than the first few days where I truly thought there is no freaking...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:58 PM
  14. JohnFox replied to the thread If Prednisone Is Ototoxic, Why Is It Prescribed for Acoustic Trauma?.

    I just completed a 3 week oral prednisone regime and experienced absolutely zero noticeable side effects. I am on the injections now. BTW, my T...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:32 PM
  15. JohnFox replied to the thread What Helped Me Habituate — Earplugs, Sleeping Habits, Avoiding Reading About Tinnitus.

    I'm already beginning to habituate, or maybe just getting used to it. (same thing?) Anyway, I notice too that when I wear a NC headset it makes...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:26 PM
  16. JohnFox replied to the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    Thanks. I'm going to Hawaii a couple of days after my next injection. I will definitely ask my doctor about swimming. I might be the only tourist...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:18 PM
  17. JohnFox replied to the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    Yea, after I play this out and come to the stark realization that I will probably never get any hearing back in the right ear, I will be looking...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:15 PM
  18. JohnFox replied to the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    Right thru the ear drum. Two holes were made. One hole for air to escape, and one for the steroid.

    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:11 PM
  19. JohnFox replied to the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    Still too early. I was on prednisone for 3 weeks. Higher does the first 8 days and then tapering off. I don't think the prednisone should be...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 10:10 PM
  20. JohnFox replied to the thread Positive Changes in Your Life Due to Tinnitus?.

    Wouldn't that be awesome. My focus going forward is to begin accumulating little positives such as the author listed above. (do I have a choice?)...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 4:07 AM
  21. JohnFox replied to the thread Will It Ever Be Possible to Listen to My Favorite Song Again?.

    If concerns about being able to listen to your favorite song is your biggest worry, count yourself blessed. For a lot of us in here our Tinnitus...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 3:41 AM
  22. JohnFox replied to the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    Was pretty much a non event. It felt exactly as the Doc described, which made me feel better. No surprises. There was about 5-6 seconds of pain...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 3:32 AM
  23. JohnFox replied to the thread When to Run for the Hills in Noisy Environments?.

    Same boat here. My hearing loss and T came very suddenly for no apparent reason, to an otherwise very healthy person. I have asked myself a 1,000...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 11:48 PM
  24. JohnFox replied to the thread Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear.

    If you are talking about the behind the ear bone implant, yes, I think that would be an option. Basically a receiver is implanted into the bone...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 11:30 PM
  25. JohnFox replied to the thread 5 Years Into Tinnitus — No Solution to Aid Concentration?.

    My T and hearing loss came suddenly (no exposure to noise) and I too have been left with a fullness plugged up feeling on my right side. I think...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 11:20 PM
  26. JohnFox replied to the thread 5 Years Into Tinnitus — No Solution to Aid Concentration?.

    I too do much better outside with natural sounds. Just about any noises indoors including people talking eventually becomes more than I can take...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 11:18 PM
  27. JohnFox posted a new thread.

    Today I Got Steroid Injections Directly Into the Ear

    Today I had my second (follow-up) hearing test since my onset of sudden hearing loss in my right ear with significant Tinnitus approx 3 weeks ago....

    Forum: Support

    Mar 20, 2019 at 11:09 PM
  28. JohnFox liked Allan1967's post in the thread This Time I Think I Will Commit Suicide — I Was Habituated, Now After Cold My Tinnitus Is Worse.

    Give it time for the infection to heal. It may seem worse because of it and it's understandable to be fearful of the future. We are all in the...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 3:34 PM
  29. JohnFox replied to the thread 7 Days Low Sugar & Caffeine / Zinc / Magnesium.

    Not my coffee!!! :woot:

    Mar 20, 2019 at 4:23 AM
  30. JohnFox replied to the thread Top Treatments to Consider in the Early Days After Onset.

    Screw the referral. Call an ENT and declare an emergency and make an appointment. It’s your body and you need to take charge. I didn’t bother w a...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 4:09 AM
  31. JohnFox replied to the thread Are Noise Cancelling Headphones the Same as Earmuffs?.

    I’m an all of the above type of guy. I use a set of NC Sony headphones, and for certain situations they are awesome. For other times a good set of...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 3:56 AM
  32. JohnFox replied to the thread For One Beautiful Day I Had Silence.

    “I’ll have what he’s having”. Seriously though, bravo. Happy for you. Where there’s one day, there’s more. Unlike a few naysayers, this forum is...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 3:43 AM
  33. JohnFox replied to the thread "Lyric" Hearing Aid Trial.

    So, for someone like me who has 100% hearing loss in right ear, I would suppose that this thing would not be applicable?? And anyway......

    Mar 20, 2019 at 12:17 AM
  34. JohnFox replied to the thread Noise Cancelling Headphones Giving Me Some Relief.

    Noise cancelling headphones have been around for quite a while now, created mainly as a way to protect ones ears from noise damage. I am a private...

    Mar 19, 2019 at 9:19 PM
  35. JohnFox replied to the thread False Hope and Reality.

    I wholeheartedly agree. Typical ENT doc..."Eh,.. it's your new reality. You just need to learn to live with it." "Oh, thanks doc. Can you at least...

    Mar 17, 2019