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Marshall

Member, Male, 30, from ND

99% of the time no matter how bad my T is that day, when I play video games with my 2 speaker set up (like headphones) my T diminishes. Feb 6, 2024

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Viewing thread Tinnitus Memory Is in the Hippocampus, Feb 23, 2024 at 4:51 PM
    1. ErikaS
      ErikaS
      Hey @Marshall so glad to read your updates and see you're doing well! Did you have any detected sudden hearing loss when T came on?
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        Yes, I had a measured 45db dip at 8K, that reduced to a 25db dip over the span of a year. Haven't had a hearing test in a year, and I never had a baseline hearing test before the incident.
        Feb 21, 2024 at 3:19 PM
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    2. Tryn2BHopeful
      Tryn2BHopeful
      I admire the positivity and information you are trying to bring. It's hard to see the light with this terror in your head sometimes.
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        I’ve been there brotha I’m proof that there’s another side. There’s a lot of people who’ve made it. There’s people when I first joined on the brink of SS who are in a way better place now
        Feb 7, 2024
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      3. gameover
        gameover
        Again, @Marshall thank you for coming back and giving us updates and support. This is invaluable.
        Feb 7, 2024
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    3. Marshall
      Marshall
      99% of the time no matter how bad my T is that day, when I play video games with my 2 speaker set up (like headphones) my T diminishes.
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      3. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        How long does it last after you stop playing? I can reduce mine with certain tones temporarily, by residual inhibition, but it returns to baseline in about 30 seconds when I stop playback.
        Feb 6, 2024
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      4. streifzug
        streifzug
        the last game I played was Cyberpunk 2077, loved it. can't play atm tho, because of T :(
        Feb 7, 2024
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      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        Literally the rest of the day.. most the time @RunningMan
        Feb 7, 2024
    4. Marshall
      Marshall
      Walked outside the gas station with a beanie on, and it was dead quiet.. It actually scared me for things to be that quiet. lmao uno reverse
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        @TheCapybara not really, and if I do its very unnoticeable compared from when this all started. I use to hear loud whistles over running water, my car AC, and other higher frequency noises. Very distracting, but don't experience things like that anymore.
        Feb 6, 2024
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      4. Marshall
        Marshall
        My fridge has a weird noise that could be considered a distortion but my wife hears it too, which makes me think they are normal to some degree, but we didn't care unitl we got bad tinnitus.
        Feb 6, 2024
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      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        @RunningMan I'm extremely grateful I have days like that, especial from how this started, I never though I'd get to this point. I lived like a hermit for almost 2 years reading almost this whole website deciding how I should treat this and came up with my best plan of action. Gave up the last of my 20's, and even them I'm still diligent with my ears
        Feb 6, 2024
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    5. Marshall
      Marshall
      In my 3rd year of T. Never had more of a humbling experience in my life. This whole adventure has made me a better person.
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        @gameover ver literally everyone was trying to put me on them, but i stuck to my guns.

        @HearingHell they slowly went away over a 2 cource, they also got worse before the got better. The worst one was one i had in the shower, a pure shrieking noise over the water coming out of my shower head.
        Feb 6, 2024
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      4. HearingHell
        HearingHell
        @Marshall Sorry if I sound dumb, but what do you mean by "went away over a 2 cource"?
        Feb 7, 2024
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      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        Feb 7, 2024
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    6. gameover
      gameover
      @Marshall it looks from your posts you could write a success story. You are another one that seems to give me some hope. And I on the verge of giving up.
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        Sorry, it's been quite a while. I could definitely write one, but I'm not the greatest writer LOL maybe I will soon
        Feb 5, 2024
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    7. Hardwell
      Hardwell
      Was good to read all your posts, took everything like a champ. Glad to see you getting on with your life now
      1. Marshall
        Marshall
        I'm doing the best I can taking it a day at a time. Slow and steady wins the race.
        Feb 5, 2024
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    8. cyberspace
      cyberspace
      I think prednisone is making my tinnitus worse. Currently tapering off, need advice
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        Prednisone may or may not of permanently made mine worse. I can't be 100% but i would avoid unless you actually need it for other medical issues.

        Sorry I'm late i don't get on here often. But you should finish the taper if you start.

        I hope youre doing well.
        May 18, 2023
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    9. Strawberryblonde
      Strawberryblonde
      How have you been doing these days Marshall?
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      3. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        Great to hear you are doing better these days and living a normal life as you should :) definitely not being fearful of noise helps immensely with this challenge. Static is a healing sign as @Bill Bauer has said :-D
        Mar 3, 2023
      4. ErikaS
        ErikaS
        @Marshall the static you’ve been having, is it reactive to driving, running water, TV, fan, etc or has your tinnitus also become less reactive ?
        Mar 16, 2023
      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        My T gets irritated from certain noises usually higher frequencies like running water/fan/vacuum you get the idea. But it's never permanent and always short lived. I try not to think about it too much like i used to. But definitely less reactive than it used to be.
        May 18, 2023
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    10. ErikaS
      ErikaS
      Hey @Marshall ! I have read some of your posts about how working out has helped you immensely. Wanted to know what kind of workouts you did with reactive tinnitus? My T gets revved up by just my heart rate going up! But I know how important it is to maintain health.
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      3. ErikaS
        ErikaS
        Thanks for the input @Marshall .. thankfully I have also learned that I do not permanently spike from many things that I was once scared to consider, and I count this as a blessing, so I will definitely be leaning into workouts more.
        Mar 3, 2023
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      4. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        This website is a hypochondriacs nightmare. Seriously think I'd get worse from so many things when I never even did in the past lol
        Mar 3, 2023
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      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        May 18, 2023
    11. Jackson Brady
      Jackson Brady
      Hey man, i've been following your story, glad to see you are getting better, can you give advice to a newcomer like me? @Marshall
      1. Marshall
        Marshall
        Don’t be anxious about every noise making it worse.

        Take a break from loud sounds.

        Get custom earplugs with filters for when you’re in a situation that can be loudish.

        It will calm down with proper care.

        It’ll most likely get worse before it gets better as my did over a period of months.
        Mar 3, 2023
      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        You got this. It’s not the end. You’ll adjust. Accept you have tinnitus. Don’t dwell on it not going away. And it just might
        Mar 3, 2023
    12. Strawberryblonde
      Strawberryblonde
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        Sorry for the late reply, but it's going! Good Days with some bad days, still want my old life back, but that's life and anything can happen at anytime.

        How're you doing? :)
        Oct 28, 2022
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      3. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        Good to hear you are having those good days and more and more of them I hope?!! Things can only get better as I keep telling myself lol :)
        I've got a nice bit of morse code reactivaty that's flared up again so sleeps shit but other than that my T seems lower in volume (knock on wood lol).
        Oct 28, 2022
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      4. Marshall
        Marshall
        That's so amazing :) Yeah I have days where my distortions and reactivity are full blast, and I have day's of complete silence. I'll take what I while I can and try to make the best of it.
        Oct 28, 2022
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    13. in_LA
      in_LA
      Hey bro I hope you're doing well, reading your comments looks like you might be getting better. Super happy for you
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    14. CRGC
      CRGC
      Hey man, been reading up on your story. How are you doing these days? H still under control?
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        Yeah, I wear filtered earplugs to places where I can't control the noise like work, super market, etc.. and don't use protection around the house unless I'm doing something loud. My T & H have been getting better over time.
        Oct 12, 2022
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        I went from having T that I could hear everywhere no matter what, to mostly good days, and some days of damn near absolute quiet. And went from H to where I couldn't talk it hurt my hear and ears so much, to forgetting about H most the time.
        Oct 12, 2022
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      4. CRGC
        CRGC
        Happy to hear about your progress man. Gives me hope that I can improve to a similar level.
        Oct 13, 2022
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    15. Marshall
      Marshall
      Convinced my brain is just unable to filter out any tinnitus now
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      3. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        The brain sure does love to obsess doesn't it. I have one super high pitch the jumps from ear to ear 24/7 with fleeting low tones.
        Sep 8, 2022
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Its seems once the brain starts making noise, it fights any attempts to stop it. Any methods that work are only temporary until the brain adapts.
        Sep 8, 2022
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      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        A hiss is usually a good direction for T IMO just based off countless experiences and my own @Strawberryblonde mine was Tonal then to loud hiss, to back and forth, to a softer hiss, and now I mostly have a soft hiss and some times no T. But I do get a bad day at least once a week, but they are getting farther and farther in between.
        Oct 12, 2022
    16. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      I agree with your assessment. Sound therapy is aggravating me more and more so silence really seems to be the fix for some of us. I think I’m done with sound therapy and will use nature instead
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        I think most people that heal reactive T and H with sound therapy do bc of time and not pushing to hard coupled with natural healing. Not the actual therapy itself. Why would I blast frequencies of the broken nerve or hair cell with that frequency if it’s irritated. That’s just my 2 cents. @Wrfortiscue
        Aug 31, 2022
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      3. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Marshall i agree. I’m starting to feel TRT is just a thing to sell hearing aids haha
        Aug 31, 2022
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      4. Daniel Lion
        Daniel Lion
        f.ck sound therapy. Rest your ears and stop hurting your self. Big hug to you, Same for you @Wrfortiscue
        Sep 1, 2022
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    17. Marshall
      Marshall
      I don't have a fear of sound and my H is not a problem anymore. But this T is could be forever so might as well be smart about it
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        @CRGC like 8 months. Things don’t bother me much anymore.
        Aug 31, 2022
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        I hope the both of us do @in_LA
        Aug 31, 2022
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      4. CRGC
        CRGC
        @Marshall That gives me hope! I'm 3 months in now...slowly coming to terms with T but H is hard to deal with. Did you have pain from sounds or just loudness discomfort?
        Aug 31, 2022
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    18. Marshall
      Marshall
      then so be it. It's not even a big deal to wear musician earplugs outside.
    19. Marshall
      Marshall
      I'm only 28 and i know i got a long road ahead with this alignment. If that means wearing filtered ear plugs in environments i cant control
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      2. in_LA
        in_LA
        What kind of filtered ear plugs?
        Aug 31, 2022
      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        I use Starkey. No One really uses them on this forum but I really like mineb
        Aug 31, 2022
      4. gameover
        gameover
        I also got Starkey plugs. I don't like them that much, I think the mold was done too short and they give me more occlusion that I expected.
        May 18, 2023
    20. Marshall
      Marshall
      And it all depends on how much t bothers you. I hate it so I'm going to treat it like a baby so it doesn't get worse.
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    21. Marshall
      Marshall
      pace your ears can tolerate as well as your tinnitus.
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    22. Marshall
      Marshall
      it. So that's my theory after testing out multiple situations. Noise makes T worse, H gets better with resting your ears and moving at 4/?
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    23. Marshall
      Marshall
      Unless doing something loud, and just generally avoiding the frequency of my tinnitus as much as possible. Only positives have come 3/?
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    24. Marshall
      Marshall
      Hyperacusis has only gotten better, not worse, and my spike seems to be subsiding over the past 3 weeks. I do not wear hp indoors 2/?
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    25. Marshall
      Marshall
      I've been "overprotecting" Earmuffs when i drive, earplugs at work, and sleeping in complete silence since my most recent spike, and my 1/?
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    26. Marshall
      Marshall
      Going to the dentist, wish me luck
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      3. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        How did it go?
        Aug 30, 2022
      4. Marshall
        Marshall
        Thankfully it was just a manual cleaning, but of course the found a cavity. Havnt had one since school but of course i have one after getting t
        Aug 30, 2022
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      5. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
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    27. Marshall
      Marshall
      What if we are being dramatic about tinnitus? Hmmm
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    28. Marshall
      Marshall
      Anyone else’s T change day to day. As in different sounds?
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      2. Strawberryblonde
        Strawberryblonde
        Last week mine seemed more high pitched in my right ear with less power behind it and quieter in my left ear than usual and today its gone back to its old annoying self. I like to think it's figuring itself out and getting better one slow arse day at a time. :-/
        Aug 22, 2022
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Yes. Changes throughout the day, everyday. Never stable.
        Aug 23, 2022
    29. Marshall
      Marshall
      After getting tinnitus my nightmares when from boo scary to being in loud places without hearing protection
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        Hahaahah you got the two in one combo type nightmare lmao
        Aug 19, 2022
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      4. blamingeverything
        blamingeverything
        recently had a few of these too
        Aug 20, 2022
      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Aug 20, 2022
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    30. Marshall
      Marshall
      Tinnitus should be one of the worlds 7 wonders
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      2. Lurius
        Lurius
        You mean one of the plagues that was put on the Egyptians.
        Aug 14, 2022
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    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Nov 28, 1993 (Age: 30)
    Location:
    ND
    Occupation:
    Lab tech
    Tinnitus Since:
    12/2021
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Barotrauma/virus/loud noise/antibiotics