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Fantastic day Tuesday. Thought I was turning the corner. No pain or chirp. Nope…louder and louder the chirp goes May 26, 2022 at 4:32 PM

    1. Matt G
      Matt G
      Fantastic day Tuesday. Thought I was turning the corner. No pain or chirp. Nope…louder and louder the chirp goes
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      2. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        That seems like the normal currency for having a good day unfortunately.
        May 26, 2022 at 8:18 PM
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      3. Matt G
        Matt G
        Yep…I want to be positive and say that it’s probably so amplified the past two days because I had a such a good day on Tuesday. At the same time it also seems objectively louder and more variable.

        Only time will tell.
        May 27, 2022 at 12:41 AM
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    2. Matt G
      Matt G
      Chirp was not as bothersome in the month of April. Stopped using headphones around this time and changed my lifestyle and now I’m worse?
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    3. Matt G
      Matt G
      Just so confused on how this is getting progressively worse. I stopped using headphones completely, eating healthier, consistent exercise..
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        It can get worse at times for no reason. Doesn’t mean it will stay this way or won’t get better
        May 17, 2022
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    4. Matt G
      Matt G
      Chirp is here to stay. Is incredibly reactive and the loudest, most shrill T I’ve ever had. I can’t escape this one.
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Matt G yup. Mine is too. I have better days where it behaves and is fairly quiet. However, the last few days it’s been loud again - and reactive. Yay! -_- Hope you’re okay? X
        May 16, 2022
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      3. Matt G
        Matt G
        @Steph1710 so annoying how variable this one is. It’s been so shrill for the past week and reacts to everything.

        Quite honestly, I’m not doing okay and am thinking about going to see my doctor and seeing if I can get prescribed antidepressants. Never once in my 20+ years has T made my mood unstable. This chirp is a life changer.

        I hope you are doing better than I am.
        May 16, 2022
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    5. Matt G
      Matt G
      Sprained my knee at softball this week. Looks like I’ll be forced to isolate now. Maybe this is a blessing in disguise.
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    6. Matt G
      Matt G
      Been said a million times here and elsewhere but the fact we don’t even have a viable treatment for this yet is absolutely insane.
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    7. Matt G
      Matt G
      These conditions have turned me into a bright, positive young man that enjoys life to someone that cannot even enjoy my days off work.
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        You could say that again
        May 11, 2022
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      3. Rockman
        Rockman
        You won't. It will get better.
        May 12, 2022
      4. Rockman
        Rockman
        I'm just not sure when. Some just take a couple months others seems like forever
        May 12, 2022
    8. Matt G
      Matt G
      How am I supposed to live the rest of my life like this? Honestly would take more pain H if reactive T would just fuck off.
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        Imagine stable tinnitus and no h man what a dream
        May 12, 2022
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      4. Matt G
        Matt G
        @Guywithapug its insane. I don’t react to my faucet at home but my friends faucet? Absolutely insane how loud the reactive t gets.

        @Marshall my original T for 20 years was stable. This is something completely different that I had no clue could ever get this bad. I really take it for granted…
        May 12, 2022
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      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        I never had stable T just straight to hell with this bs and h. But it’s getting a lot better. I just gotta be on my toes for the rest of life lol
        May 12, 2022
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    9. Matt G
      Matt G
      Wtf - took two Benadryl pills (allergies) and the most intrusive tone I have essentially disappeared. Anyone experience this before??
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      3. BrOKeN_1
        BrOKeN_1
        That's it... I'm taking ALL the Benadryl! Lol
        May 6, 2022
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      4. Rockman
        Rockman
        First time I took it had the same affect. Second time gave brain zaps
        May 6, 2022
      5. Matt G
        Matt G
        Take enough and you’ll get visits from the Hatman :p @BrOKeN_1
        May 6, 2022
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    10. Matt G
      Matt G
      Basically 20+ years of stable T, now I can’t even predict what’s it’s going to be like hour by hour. So fucking over this shit.
      1. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Damn I’m similar to you. Stable T for almost 2 decades and now unstable T that changes all day
        May 5, 2022
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        I went from no T to stable T to unstable T in the same week
        May 6, 2022
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    11. Matt G
      Matt G
      Just fucking mad. Been like this for almost a year and I’m definitely worse off than last year.
      1. Rockman
        Rockman
        Sorry man. Same here, I don't understand
        May 5, 2022
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      2. aura
        aura
        Same here.
        May 5, 2022
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    12. Matt G
      Matt G
      Reactivity still sucks, but haven’t heard the “chirp” T for a few days. Ear discomfort only coming from voice. No more radiating face pain.
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    13. Matt G
      Matt G
      No doubt that my TTTS is interconnected with my newly acquired pain hyperacusis. Still fairly mild pain. TTTS is just out of control tho…
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    14. Matt G
      Matt G
      TTTS symptoms basically gone last week. Back in full force this week
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      2. SB1981
        SB1981
        Try supplementing with magnesium. Liquid kind preferably. I’ve seen people say it clears it up over weeks to months time.
        Apr 22, 2022
    15. Brian Newman
      Brian Newman
      The middle ear pain, is not triggered by my voice anymore. My inner ear pain is getting triggered by it now. So if I have to talk I keep it short. If I’m feeling better I’ll try and talk a little longer.

      It definitely is best to go by how you feel. Never push through the pain cause that royally fucked me lol.
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      2. Matt G
        Matt G
        Yea I’ve been noticing that wearing ear plugs let’s me talk without reactive T/ pain H. Gonna have to start doing that moving forward I guess.

        How can you tell the difference between inner and middle ear pain if you don’t mind me asking?
        Mar 17, 2022
      3. SB1981
        SB1981
        The inner ear pain is normally like a cochlear stabbing sensation I believe. For me middle ear is a nerve pain that feels like a chisel is being ran through my ears till they are raw.
        Mar 25, 2022
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    16. Brian Newman
      Brian Newman
      Thanks Man I appreciate it. Yeah my voice has been an issue for me too. I had many different feelings of pain beside I have middle ear damage and inner ear damage. I can talk a little now, but I usually have to be wearing plugs. Thin shooting muffs are the most comfortable to wear when I’m talking. It does amplify my voice. Plugs are iffy they can amplify my voice.
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    17. Brian Newman
      Brian Newman
      Don’t let the nox get worse avoid any noise triggering it. I payed the price for letting it progress. It’s a nasty condition man.
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      2. Matt G
        Matt G
        Thanks man, been following your story since last year. I’m truly sorry for what you are dealing with.

        How do I protect against my own voice causing the worst of my pain? My nox on the right side seems to radiate through my neck when I speak up…
        Mar 16, 2022
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    18. Matt G
      Matt G
      Getting used to new T. Progressing noxacusis is starting to really scare me though…
    19. Matt G
      Matt G
      Of course I am not correlating this at all, but man every night that I take magnesium and melatonin before bed the next day is much quieter.
      1. SB1981
        SB1981
        Melatonin and Tru Niagen both lower my tinnitus. Magnesium actually makes it really hissy and fills my head with it though. It also made my loudness hyperacusis sensitivity much worse when I had it. It’s strange how various supplements effect us differently.
        Mar 25, 2022
    20. Matt G
      Matt G
      Oh also: lost my hi-fidelity ear plugs somehow…of course the day we had a work luncheon. Was able to make it through with no setback!
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    21. Matt G
      Matt G
      Decent day today. Fan in room, as well as central air at the office today was not much of an issue!
    22. Matt G
      Matt G
      I’ve habituated twice in my life already and facing a third. Just so frustrated that this is my life at 28.
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      3. UKBloke
        UKBloke
        @Matt G I can attest to reactivity adding complexity because I have it too (9 months in). Good days, not so good days, good days again. Are you able to move desks for a while if the office aircon is aggravating?
        Mar 8, 2022
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      4. Matt G
        Matt G
        @UKBloke chirp was way less reactive and noticeable today! As you said, good days and not so good days…truly is a battle, but a small victory along the way really helps the mind.
        Mar 9, 2022
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      5. JohnY
        JohnY
        Hi Matt, I just wanted to comment as I can relate.

        My left ear has always been my worst. It is an aggressive hiss, but thankfully, over the last 2 years I have managed to habituate.

        However, a few months ago my right ear started to chirp and reacts to exactly the same stimulus that you describe.

        Like you, I'm struggling to habituate with this one, but I'll get there I'm sure. Hang on in there!
        Mar 12, 2022
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    23. Matt G
      Matt G
      After having this for many years, I know how this goes sadly. chirp/increased Tinnitus in my right ear is probably here to stay.
    24. Matt G
      Matt G
      Does anyone else get a pure sense of dread when you wake up and hear T? I cannot seem to shake this off this time around.
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      3. Matt G
        Matt G
        @SB1981 not scaring me whatsoever. I really appreciate your insight. I am not protecting 24/7, but moving forward I am getting much more serious about protecting while out. I’ve seen similar cases to mine improve, and worsen. Based on what I’ve seen, most people that have been successful in recovery have walked a fine line of protecting and not protecting.
        Mar 7, 2022
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      4. Matt G
        Matt G
        Also, @SB1981 no shit you live in Columbus too? I think I know which record store you are talking about…

        Anyways, we should definitely keep in touch throughout the next months/years. It would be great to have a friend in town that understands and wouldn’t mind doing quite hobbies together once this all passes over. Feel free to DM me.
        Mar 7, 2022
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      5. SB1981
        SB1981
        Oh I didn’t mean you should protect 24/7. I meant I’m in 24/7 protection because my worsening is that severe from things I wouldn’t expect. I’m honestly in shock at how bad I’m doing. I’m almost homebound at this point and getting pain whenever I don’t have protection on within minutes. I’m probably in for a long haul of recovery now sadly.
        Mar 7, 2022
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    25. Matt G
      Matt G
      What bothers me the most is how this will affect my relationships. I was just feeling comfortable dating again after a 6 year relationship..
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    26. Matt G
      Matt G
      Wow - what a sick joke. Experiencing pain hyperacusis for the first time today. Still going to remain strong and optimistic.
    27. Matt G
      Matt G
      Coming to terms with our conditions, like many other struggles in life, is the first true step to recovery. Acceptance & positivity today.
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    28. Matt G
      Matt G
      Starting to narrow down what makes the chirp come back… Looks like it’s back to ear plugs in restaurants :(
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      3. Matt G
        Matt G
        @Damocles thank you for the kind words, and giving me some helpful information. I just ordered some curcumin supplement with added ginger/pepper extract.

        I try to keep up with everyone’s stories as much as possible, but remind me again, did you ever have/still have pain hyperacusis?
        Feb 28, 2022
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      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        Yeah, I still suffer pain hyperacusis to a tiny degree, @Matt G. But it is miniscule in terms of what I once suffered.

        My tinnitus became severe and I developed severe hyperacusis in 2009. From there it was an uphill struggle with anxiety, isolation and set backs. However after (coming up for) 13 years, my tinnitus and hyperacusis are finally stable, and allow me to live a semi-full life.
        Feb 28, 2022
      5. Matt G
        Matt G
        My man, I am so sorry @Damocles. No human being should ever have to experience this for one single day, let alone 13 years.

        I am so happy for you and the progress that you have made so far. I’m sure you wish it was sooner, but just know you provide me with great inspiration that things will get better eventually.
        Mar 1, 2022
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    29. Matt G
      Matt G
      Chirp is either gone completely today, or incredibly thin to where it’s a non issue. Central air at the office not bothering me like normal.
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    30. Matt G
      Matt G
      Good day today. Not correlating this to me feeling better, but have been taking lots of magnesium, Omega 3, and melatonin for sleep.
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    Tinnitus Since:
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