MatthewR
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    1. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Matthew 19:26
    2. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Best Valentine’s Day ever, one to never forget… when you find out ur gf has been cheating with a co worker. Confidence low since T H & loss
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      2. Juliane
        Juliane
        I am sorry
        Feb 19, 2024
      3. 4Grace
        4Grace
        I am sorry to. Life will get better for you. Keep your faith in God.
        Feb 23, 2024
    3. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Thoughts of wanting to be dead.. I sympathize for everyone on this forum. I wish we could just heal
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      2. gameover
        gameover
        Exactly. No money in the world. I guess at some crazy amount of $$$ it becomes moral dilemma - can I make the world better for others and my family?

        Frankly, fuck it. I am too selfish for that. And I am quite sure my family would better off with my old self, rather than $$$. So, yeah, I don't even want a 10 trillions of dollars. Shove it. I just want to get rid of T and H.
        Feb 16, 2024
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      3. gameover
        gameover
        As my (former) therapist said, it makes you realize how RICH you are when you are healthy. I kinda knew, but you don't really until you experience this kind of misery.
        Feb 16, 2024
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      4. crescentsky
        crescentsky
        @gameover 100% even at suboptimal health prior to T, it is still 100% better. What makes this difficult to manage is that other health issues usually can be managed through meds and goes back into remission or resolve your symptoms. T on the other hand doesn't really unless there is a miracle.
        Feb 16, 2024
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    4. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Ahhhhh….. it’s all I think about.. I’m obsessively thinking about my hearing issues. FK… this can’t be forever.. why don’t ears heal wtf
    5. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      I’m a power lifter, so every time I’m in the gym I use headphones full blast. I know it’s not smart considering I have hearing loss. Oh well
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      2. HearingHell
        HearingHell
        Feb 12, 2024
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      3. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        Thank you. If you could give me your opinion on my audiogram that would be nice. I think my hearing is awful, maybe it’s mostly in my head? I hate my life man fk
        Feb 12, 2024
      4. 4Grace
        4Grace
        Wow - I actually wish I could do that… your going to be okay if you stop blasting your ears. Try not to make things worse. What I would give.
        Feb 14, 2024
    6. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Matthew 21:22
    7. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      I think I made the correct choice rejecting the prednisone my ENT wanted me to take after gunshots ruined my hearing?
      1. Jupiterman
        Jupiterman
        Why do you say this if your life is ruined?

        If you could go back, would you not want to take the Prednisone?
        Feb 10, 2024
      2. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        Because for most people it doesn’t work, and I am the type of person that is afraid of medicines
        Feb 10, 2024
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    8. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      I just want my hearing back. Idc about tinnitus
      1. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        If your hearing comes back your T will likely fade. I hope something gets better for you. Hang in there.
        Feb 8, 2024
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    9. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Rollercoaster of emotions. I pray to God every single day and hope I can live a happy life. Mental breakdowns happen but gotta get back up
    10. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Is it possible for one to regain FULL hearing after acute acoustic trauma?
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      2. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        Jan 25, 2024
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      3. Ryan Scott
        Ryan Scott
        @MatthewR The general consensus is that if you will have any significant improvement, it will be in the first month. That is why the window for steroids is so small.
        Jan 25, 2024
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      4. From9to<1
        From9to<1
        Absolutely possible. I went deaf from an explosion when I was young. It was a gun that exploded. From the breech...right by my ear. Literally deaf and tinnitus as hearing came back. Whole process less than a week, all better. Probably youth. Doctor said tympanic membrane tightened to protect.
        Feb 27, 2024 at 11:30 PM
    11. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      I work at a loud tire shop… i don’t wear earplugs I just say F it… hope I’m not deaf by age 40
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      2. tpj
        tpj
        Jan 21, 2024
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      3. Jupiterman
        Jupiterman
        He'll soon earn.
        Jan 25, 2024
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      4. 4Grace
        4Grace
        I go out and do the same. Ear plugs drive me insane. I do it knowing it will be the end of me.
        Feb 4, 2024
    12. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Went from 55dB hearing loss in left ear to 30dB hearing loss
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    13. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      The mind is powerful
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      3. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        Positive mindset > negative mindset. ALWAYS
        Jan 14, 2024
      4. gameover
        gameover
        There is no "law of attraction". That's pure nonsense. Positive mind can help, to a point.
        Jan 14, 2024
      5. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        @gameover That’s your outlook on it which is fine, but I’ll continue to believe in it and pursue every day despite all my pain and see how far I can go. I think a positive mind can help tremendously regardless of this extremely bothersome loud ringing in both ears of mine. I will succeed. I know I will.
        Jan 15, 2024
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    14. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      It’s hard for all of us. Yes. Some worse than others but DONT GIVE UP! Enjoy life as much as you can despite restrictions. We are a family
      1. Juliane
        Juliane
        ❤️
        Jan 13, 2024
    15. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Anyone have good experience with lipoflavonoid?
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      2. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        I haven't used it. There's a thread on TT about it. My ENT suggested trying it. I didn't waste my time based on the thread on TT and study about it.
        Jan 11, 2024
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      3. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        My ENT suggested it as well. I have a bottle sitting here but haven't mustered up the courage to try it. ENT told me that it helps some but others tell her is a waste of money. If I try it I will likely post something on my experience on TT
        Jan 11, 2024
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      4. SharonBell
        SharonBell
        @MatthewR I took them when I first got Covid my doctor prescribed them. I think they helped then, I havnt taken since sept-oct.
        Jan 12, 2024
    16. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Visiting an ENT tomorrow to re test hearing/T. I’m just trying to find myself again. This accident changed me. I thought they were friends..
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      3. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        Thank you for the positive comments. Turns out my hearing improved and T since my first test. Now doctors say it will plateau. That makes me sad, but they said my hearing is almost in normal range but I just feel like it’s not
        Jan 11, 2024
      4. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        Jan 11, 2024
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      5. Juliane
        Juliane
        @MatthewR That is incredibly good news. Believe me
        Jan 11, 2024
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    17. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Sleep has been rough. Fan/white noise can only do so much
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    18. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Has anyone recovered from noise induced hearing loss? Ever? Moderate? I can’t accept this. I truly did ruin my life
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    19. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Reducing caffeine and exercise have been helping me sleep better!
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      2. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        Good to hear. Seems for me I just need to stop caffeine by mid-morning, although I mostly stopped completely most days for now. I exercised most days through the summer, but it didn't seem to help. Still a problem for me.
        Jan 4, 2024
      3. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        Yeah actually last night was terrible. I just want to sleep good, but tinnitus interferes so much
        Jan 5, 2024
    20. SharonBell
      SharonBell
      So you hearing loss and tinnitus is in just one ear? Mine is in both ears and my head24/7. So you should give it a little time.
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      3. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        I’m just scared. T, H, and hearing loss are difficult to deal with.
        Jan 2, 2024
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      4. SharonBell
        SharonBell
        MatthewR they say hearing aids can help with tinnitus also, but you need to get it set up by a professional.
        Jan 2, 2024
      5. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        I really don’t want to use hearing aids :/ I’m going to give this time and hope for the best
        Jan 3, 2024
    21. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      I feel disabled, I don’t want my girl to leave me
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      2. Juliane
        Juliane
        I am sorry for what you are going through. I have had similar fears. If people truly love you they will not leave you ❤️ No one is invincible and we can all fall ill
        Dec 31, 2023
      3. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        God bless you Juliane ❤️✝️ thank you for your support. We all miss our old lives but it’s true that staying positive is our best option. Stay close to God
        Dec 31, 2023
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    22. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      I can’t sleep. I am depressed... this is way too much for me to handle.
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      2. LukeYoung
        LukeYoung
        Getting good sleep is the first step, once you have found relief in sleep you will feel better. Have you tried masking? A fan was my go to and sometimes rain sounds on top when things were bad
        Dec 31, 2023
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    23. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      I lost 55dB in my left ear with tinnitus obtained at 8KHz from gunshots. Anyone think my hearing will return with time?
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      2. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        I’m taking a non medical route
        Dec 28, 2023
      3. Utdmad89
        Utdmad89
        No one knows sadly. But if it is at 8KHZ hearing aids should help.
        Dec 28, 2023
      4. RunningMan
        RunningMan
        You're about a full month out since the incident, so any improvement will likely be slow and minimal at this point. But at least some of that loss could come back. Protect your ears. And you can adapt to it over time where it won't be as depressing.
        Dec 28, 2023
    24. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Noise induced hearing loss…. I can’t live the same anymore I’m so depressed……… I want to be normal
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      3. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        Moderate hearing loss in my left ear. I don’t want to use a hearing aid I truly want to heal. I can’t accept this
        Dec 28, 2023
      4. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        Tinnitus obtained at 8KHz and 55dB HL in left ear.
        Dec 28, 2023
      5. just1morething
        just1morething
        @MatthewR, do a search of “gunshots” on upper right search bar. Maybe others here have some good advice for you.
        Dec 28, 2023
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    25. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Will I eventually live a normal life?
      1. Utdmad89
        Utdmad89
        Probably not totally normal. You will have to protect your ears in noisy environments.
        Dec 28, 2023
    26. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      2) I’m trying to get back to my work ethic but hearing loss, T, and H are kicki mg my butt. Help!!! I’m losing everything
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      2. 4Grace
        4Grace
        @mattewR - if it helped my tinnitus I would walk around with two yellow bananas on my ears.
        Dec 27, 2023
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      3. 4Grace
        4Grace
        You are also very early on, so much hope for you.
        Dec 27, 2023
      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        I would get some custom-painted hearing aids and make them a part of my style. A lot of young adults wear hearing aids and I think they rock.
        Dec 28, 2023
    27. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      1) I miss the way I would act around my gf when I was normal. Now I feel less of a man. I am not as masculine I don’t gym as hard.
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      2. Tryn2BHopeful
        Tryn2BHopeful
        I don't think your far enough in to know for sure. Hearing loss can be permanent, T can be as well. However there is a chance it could be temporary or atleast become more tolerable. Wish I could give a guarantee, but there isn't one. It does get easier for most.
        Dec 28, 2023
      3. SharonBell
        SharonBell
        Do you know how bad your hearing loss is?
        Dec 28, 2023
      4. MatthewR
        MatthewR
        Tinnitus obtained at 8KHz and 55dB HL in left ear.
        Dec 28, 2023
    28. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      I can’t sleep
      1. 4Grace
        4Grace
        ❤️- so sorry. I know how it feels. It’s hard. If you are early on have hope. Everyone’s case is not the same
        Dec 27, 2023
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    29. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      Anyone else miss hearing loud noises without any issues? H you are ruining me.
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      2. SharonBell
        SharonBell
        I miss being able to be around loud noises. I love working in our yard mowing and weed eating and using the palm sander and painting. I can’t wear earplugs because it makes my head buzz-static so I can’t do any of that anymore because I can’t protect my hearing from getting worse.That is what I love doing and it really sucks. I miss my old life also.
        Dec 28, 2023
    30. MatthewR
      MatthewR
      I miss my old life everyday
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    Gender:
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    Tinnitus Since:
    12/2023
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Gunshots