Michael Leigh's Recent Activity

  1. Michael Leigh liked Jason C's post in the thread Is It Really Possible for Acoustic Trauma Tinnitus to Go Away with Mild Hearing Loss?.

    Yes indeed and believe me I know it’s easier said than done. I was in such a dark state of mind that it didn’t matter what anyone said, I was...

    May 29, 2020 at 6:18 AM
  2. Michael Leigh rated tbuzz89's post Agree in the thread Is It Really Possible for Acoustic Trauma Tinnitus to Go Away with Mild Hearing Loss?.

    @Jason C, thank you. I guess many people who browse this forum have read that it can take time and hold onto hope, but many times it's nice to...

    May 29, 2020 at 6:18 AM
  3. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Is It Really Possible for Acoustic Trauma Tinnitus to Go Away with Mild Hearing Loss?.

    I wrote the post below in June 2017 about a member of this forum called Marcus, whose name is a pseudonym. I have asked @Jason C the member I...

    May 29, 2020 at 12:55 AM
  4. Michael Leigh liked Jason C's post in the thread Is It Really Possible for Acoustic Trauma Tinnitus to Go Away with Mild Hearing Loss?.

    Of course, Anything that can help people is a good thing :)

    May 29, 2020 at 12:42 AM
  5. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Is It Really Possible for Acoustic Trauma Tinnitus to Go Away with Mild Hearing Loss?.

    @Jason C Thank you Jason for your very kind words and its a real pleasure to see you here. Would you please allow me to submit my post on this...

    May 29, 2020 at 12:38 AM
  6. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Is It Really Possible for Acoustic Trauma Tinnitus to Go Away with Mild Hearing Loss?.

    @Jason C Nice to see you on the forum Jason and giving out the positive vibes. If some of the people on this thread, knew what you have been...

    May 29, 2020 at 12:25 AM
  7. Michael Leigh liked Steph1710's comment on Steph1710's profile post

    @Eloy Resendez Jr @Jaka thanks guys! After studying I'm gunna jump back in the river. Then I'm gunna cook a big bowl of chilli on the fire.. My...

    May 28, 2020 at 7:28 PM
  8. Michael Leigh liked Steph1710's post in the thread 23 Years without Silence — Then a Tinnitus Spike from Celebrex I Can't Endure.

    I would like to add *can't* pick ourselves back up - not *don't* pick ourselves back up. I know for many, it's some times impossible because of...

    May 28, 2020 at 5:18 PM
  9. Michael Leigh liked Ben_2020's post in the thread 23 Years without Silence — Then a Tinnitus Spike from Celebrex I Can't Endure.

    Thanks again @Michael Leigh I will get the St. John’s wort, I have a number of things going on in terms of camomile tea, reishi mushroom extract...

    May 28, 2020 at 5:18 PM
  10. Michael Leigh replied to the thread 23 Years without Silence — Then a Tinnitus Spike from Celebrex I Can't Endure.

    Thank you for your kind comments @Steph1710 . I believe you are doing all the right things by engaging in activities that you like to do. Please...

    May 28, 2020 at 12:24 PM
  11. Michael Leigh rated Steph1710's post Friendly in the thread 23 Years without Silence — Then a Tinnitus Spike from Celebrex I Can't Endure.

    @Michael Leigh Your message really brighten my day! Such a wonderful thing to wake up to and read! <3 The thing about tinnitus is - you can...

    May 28, 2020 at 12:21 PM
  12. Michael Leigh replied to the thread 23 Years without Silence — Then a Tinnitus Spike from Celebrex I Can't Endure.

    HI @Steph1710 Yes, you are new to tinnitus and I like your positive and optimistic approach to life and tinnitus. Even though you are going...

    May 28, 2020 at 8:05 AM
  13. Michael Leigh liked Steph1710's post in the thread 23 Years without Silence — Then a Tinnitus Spike from Celebrex I Can't Endure.

    Hi @Ben_2020 I’m so new to tinnitus, that I’m not sure I can offer any advice. However my tinnitus was caused by Ototoxic medication. I guess...

    May 28, 2020 at 7:03 AM
  14. Michael Leigh replied to the thread 23 Years without Silence — Then a Tinnitus Spike from Celebrex I Can't Endure.

    HI @Ben_2020 It is good news that you don't use headphones as they are something I don't recommend people with noise induced tinnitus to use,...

    May 27, 2020 at 9:28 PM
  15. Michael Leigh replied to the thread 23 Years without Silence — Then a Tinnitus Spike from Celebrex I Can't Endure.

    HI @Ben_2020 You have had tinnitus for the same length of time as me and that's quite a while. Pleased to hear that managed to live with it for...

    May 27, 2020 at 8:52 PM
  16. Michael Leigh liked Gansen Moodley's post in the thread Life with Tinnitus — I Hold My Employer Accountable for My Hearing Loss and Tinnitus.

    Hi @Michael Leigh Thank you, I will certainly try your two recommendations.

    May 27, 2020 at 4:31 PM
  17. Michael Leigh liked Charles Sidwell's post in the thread Tinnitus Since February 1st from Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (SSNHL) — My Story.

    "Welcome to the forum. I am sorry to know the difficulties you are going through with tinnitus, hearing and anxiety. Hopefully with time you will...

    May 27, 2020 at 4:31 PM
  18. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Life with Tinnitus — I Hold My Employer Accountable for My Hearing Loss and Tinnitus.

    HI @Gansen Moodley Please quote my text or write my name as: @Michael Leigh then I should receive an Alert message. I have quoted your text and...

    May 27, 2020 at 8:49 AM
  19. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Life with Tinnitus — I Hold My Employer Accountable for My Hearing Loss and Tinnitus.

    HI @Gansen Moodley Your tinnitus could have been caused by exposure to loud noise also resulting in hearing loss, since you work in a noisy...

    May 27, 2020 at 8:05 AM
  20. Michael Leigh rated Tara Lyons's post Hug in the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    @Michael Leigh This is so hard. I never expected any of this to happen to Yes I’ve considered that, it’s just hard with COVID-19. I am going to...

    May 27, 2020 at 7:18 AM
  21. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    I still did not receive an alert message even though you wrote my name correctly: @Michael Leigh Tinnitus can be quite a surprise and affected me...

    May 26, 2020 at 5:18 PM
  22. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    HI @Tara Lyons I have only seen your post by chance and didn't receive an alert. Your life is not over so try not to focus on that as it instils...

    May 26, 2020 at 2:38 PM
  23. Michael Leigh rated Tara Lyons's post Hug in the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    @Lucifer @Michael Leigh @aot I love traveling. I go to Aruba every year. Like is my life over because of this? Am I ever going to be able to...

    May 26, 2020 at 2:08 PM
  24. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    Experiment and see what works for you but try not to become too dependant on earplugs, as you risk lowering the loudness threshold of your...

    May 24, 2020 at 9:41 PM
  25. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    Try placing cotton wool in your ears when you drive, just to reduce external sound a little...

    May 24, 2020 at 8:40 PM
  26. Michael Leigh rated Tara Lyons's post Hug in the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    I drove for 3 hours on Thursday without hearing protection and my ears have flared up, I hope this is not permanent. I’m so scared. I have been...

    May 24, 2020 at 8:04 PM
  27. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    Sorry to hear about your ears. I did advise you that noise reducing earplugs could be used temporary. Take the magnesium for at least a year. Michael

    May 24, 2020 at 8:02 PM
  28. Michael Leigh replied to the thread (Manual) Wax Removal: Worth the Risk or Not? Can Wax Come Out on Its Own?.

    It's probably best to mention to the person who is going to remove the wax, whether to apply the ear oil to only the ear that has wax. I think you...

    May 24, 2020 at 7:27 PM
  29. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    Although no two people will experience the onset of tinnitus the same they do share similar symptoms. As I have explained to you in a previous...

    May 24, 2020 at 7:13 PM
  30. Michael Leigh rated Tara Lyons's post Hug in the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    I’m so scared about all of this I can’t believe this is my life. I can’t even look at pictures of my old life because it makes me cry and makes me...

    May 24, 2020 at 4:46 PM
  31. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    Feeling scared and worried is the way tinnitus can make us feel in the first few months of having the condition. It is about acceptance and this...

    May 24, 2020 at 4:46 PM
  32. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Earplugs in the Shower (the Occlusion Effect): Don't Do It!.

    @Tara Lyons Reading these sort of posts is not such a good idea as they can make you worry. Your tinnitus will fluctuate and this happens to...

    May 24, 2020 at 8:01 AM
  33. Michael Leigh replied to the thread Hyperacusis and Reactive Tinnitus — Help with Sound Generators & Treatment Methods?.

    HI @LynsieIndiana It is not unusual for tinnitus to spike when using white noise generators for the first time, or in the introductory phase as...

    May 23, 2020 at 7:47 PM
  34. Michael Leigh commented on Steph1710's profile post.

    Brighton is great and love living here since moving from London in 2014. Yes, lots of people here now the lock-down has lifted. It's just awful...

    May 23, 2020 at 2:12 PM
  35. Michael Leigh commented on Steph1710's profile post.

    Some medications can certainly cause tinnitus and from what you have described, this seems to be the case. I wouldn't give up hope of the tinnitus...

    May 23, 2020 at 10:38 AM
  36. Michael Leigh commented on Steph1710's profile post.

    I don't dispute that your tinnitus was caused by antibiotics. However, I get the feeling you enjoyed playing music at high levels. Nothing wrong...

    May 23, 2020 at 10:24 AM
  37. Michael Leigh liked Julien87's comment on Steph1710's profile post

    you can :) but it's better to use a speaker and to avoid earbuds/headphones. I am often surprised of how reasonably loud it is when I play music...

    May 23, 2020 at 8:16 AM
  38. Michael Leigh commented on Steph1710's profile post.

    This is unlikely to be long term. Did you listen to music regularly through headphones, earbuds? Most people with tinnitus can listen to music...

    May 23, 2020 at 8:05 AM
  39. Michael Leigh liked Bill Bauer's comment on Steph1710's profile post

    Be careful and don't overdo it: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/golf/tiger-woods-running-injuries-1.5553683 In my 30s I learned that knees take over 2...

    May 23, 2020 at 3:49 AM
  40. Michael Leigh replied to the thread (Manual) Wax Removal: Worth the Risk or Not? Can Wax Come Out on Its Own?.

    Pure olive oil in a dropper is all you need and is the best. Apply 3 times a day to each ear for 10 days, to thoroughly loosen the wax. However,...

    May 22, 2020
  41. Michael Leigh commented on pinkrose16's profile post.

    Well said @Eloy Resendez Jr I have found the ignore button particularly useful in dealing with people that are a persistant annoyance. They do not...

    May 22, 2020
  42. Michael Leigh liked Eloy Resendez Jr's comment on pinkrose16's profile post

    I hear you @pinkrose16, I don't blame you one bit. I get it, but I still seem to come back several times a week. I've learned to simply keep...

    May 22, 2020