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Its been 2 months and I still have ear pain :( May 31, 2022

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Jun 24, 2022 at 5:58 PM
    1. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Its been 2 months and I still have ear pain :(
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    2. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Is loudness H really that rare? I dont (want to) think so.
      1. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Seems like it isn’t
        May 25, 2022
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    3. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Heartbeat in my right ear now. Yay!
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      2. makeyourownluck
        makeyourownluck
        For most people PT is not permanent. You might just have a cold coming on etc.
        May 23, 2022
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      3. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @mkeyourownluck yeah its pretty intermittent and goes after a couple minutes.
        May 24, 2022
    4. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Protection really isnt working and its making my ears hurt. I'm going to protect less from now on and see how I do.
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        Protection hasn’t helped me either. Tinnitus varies from person to person. Keep in mind you may be sensitive try to allow just natural sounds for now like outdoor ambience. I don’t know just my 2 cents
        May 23, 2022
      3. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Wrfortiscue I have been doing that, I mean not protecting from situations like being in a classroom. I'm so sick of it.
        May 23, 2022
      4. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Franci003 Exactly, I can do those things without that many issues.
        May 23, 2022
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    5. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      To anyone reading this: did you notice an increase in BFEP after T/H?
      1. DimLeb
        DimLeb
        Yes, since last summer that my T appeared. Also an important increase in floaters (from 1-3 to around 8-10) and I realised there is some mild mild visual snow. Maybe I always had all these, but now they became quite noticeable...
        May 13, 2022
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      2. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @DimLeb Yep, I have the same thing but for now its just BFEP. I'm really scared of developing floaters and visual snow though. Are your symptoms manageable? Also, have they decreased over time?
        May 14, 2022
      3. Franci003
        Franci003
        Weirdest most unsuual thing for me that happened was a literal astigmatism in one eye more than the other. Dry eyes, light sensitivity and lots of pain and eye felt heavy. I also got negative after images. This seems to have settled still got the astigmatism. This was after my acoustic trauma. Can't find answers to it
        May 23, 2022
    6. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      "The human body is amazing!" no it isnt.
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      2. ThomasF
        ThomasF
        Specifically there is Frequency Therapeutics, A research team at Severance Hospital in S.Korea, and Northwest college.
        May 13, 2022
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      3. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @ThomasF If these teams/companies succeed? Will they be able to treat H and T and VSS caused by acoustic trauma?
        May 13, 2022
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      4. ThomasF
        ThomasF
        I can't say for certain as the direct causes for H and T aren't 100% known similarly with VSS there isn't anything written in stone. Doctors connect Hair cells and hearing as well as H and T to Hearing loss. It's described as possible that fixing Hearing can fix T and H but until they do that and see the result it's not something certain.
        May 13, 2022
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    7. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      are spikes from holding in a sneeze permenant? im so dumb
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        Don’t hold a sneeze. You’re essentially giving your sneeze no where to go but up your ears and can cause no damage to deafness depending on the pressure. Always sneeze out your mouth.
        May 9, 2022
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        But if you didn’t feel any dizziness/vertigo/muffled hearing after the sneeze I wouldn’t worry about it. The spike should calm down.
        May 9, 2022
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      4. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Marshall Im fine now I think but thanks, I'll never hold in a sneeze again lol
        May 9, 2022
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    8. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      ok i just now realised that it was 3 hours of the new batman in a cinema which messed up my ears and not the TV lol.
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      2. ZFire
        ZFire
        Was it a loud film for most its duration? Like lots of explosions/gunfire etc?
        May 8, 2022
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      3. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @ZFire at least half of the movie was explosions, gunfire etc i remember thinking it was loud asf in the theatre lol
        May 8, 2022
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    9. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      ok no more depression posts i promise
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    10. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Ugh, my brother just slammed the door and now my right ear feels full.
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        Walking on eggshells
        May 6, 2022
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    11. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      How common is VSS for tinnitus sufferers?
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      2. Marshall
        Marshall
        A lot of people have a mild form of it you just don’t notice it unless you pay attention
        May 7, 2022
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      3. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Snake If you dont mind, could you describe your symptoms? I just want to understand the condition better.
        May 7, 2022
      4. Slimer976
        Slimer976
        I discovered I had vss back in February of 2020, really not a good time for me. Although 2 years have passed and I haven’t paid much mind to it as my symptoms are mild.
        May 15, 2022
    12. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      I know that wearing ear protection at homr is bad, but what if some noises make me uncomfortable/hurt such as flushing the toilet?
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      3. Marshall
        Marshall
        I’m not sure if it matters. But those things used to be piercing to me but the more I subjected myself to them the less bothersome they got. I’m not sure why or what happened. But if something is above 80dbs or I know there a possibility of being loud and damaging, I wear muffs. Like vacuuming and the blender. I also switched to paper plates lol
        May 15, 2022
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      4. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Marshall yeah im not protecting my ears from those sounds anymore, anything over 79db however i will use protection. but, its hard to do even that.
        May 16, 2022
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      5. Marshall
        Marshall
        It’s really a catch 22 all we can do is do our best and hope for the best
        May 16, 2022
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    13. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Can anyone link me some good earplugs that allow me to talk to other people?
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      2. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Diesel Where would I get custom earplugs? And how much do they usually cost?
        Apr 25, 2022
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      3. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Most audiologists can take molds and place an order for you. Most seem to deal with Westone, but there are other companies such as Sensaphonics and ACS Custom. The latter two use a softer material which I find more comfortable, but seems to wear faster.

        They are typically around $200-$300. You are expected to re-mold and replace them every 4 years as the ear canal tends to change shape.
        Apr 25, 2022
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      4. kingsfan
        kingsfan
        Keep in mind that every earplug will have some level of occlusion. Using them as intended, in loud environments such as clubs or industrial jobs, you won't notice this. Us with bad tinnitus use them on lower volume situations which tends to accentuate it.
        Apr 25, 2022
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    14. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Counting my blessings: my T is mild, I can do pretty much everything as normal if I wear ear plugs, my pain is reducing and I can sleep!
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      2. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        That’s the way forward… good luck!
        Apr 25, 2022
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      3. Leila
        Leila
        That's great to hear!
        Apr 25, 2022
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    15. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      3 weeks in and no improvements
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      2. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        Apr 24, 2022
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Safari1999 did what not come back? Sorry, I must have missed something here. I still have T and H, if that’s what you mean? X
        Apr 25, 2022
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      4. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Steph1710 No, my mistake, I assumed that when you said you had seen improvements after "4/6 months" that you meant that you'd lost T and H. I'm glad you've improved though :)
        Apr 25, 2022
    16. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Ughhh spoke to soon, I think my tinnitus has gotten louder.
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      2. Rockman
        Rockman
        There's a good chance it will very over time and settle into constant sound you get use to or goes away hope for the second one
        Apr 22, 2022
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    17. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      School with earplugs actually was not that bad AND I had to take the loud bus twice :)
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    18. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Just a Q, is hyperacusis always chronic?
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      2. obnoxious
        obnoxious
        No.
        Apr 18, 2022
    19. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      I just want my life back
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      3. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        Apr 18, 2022
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      4. kuromi
        kuromi
        The great and mighty @Damocles summoned me, aha.

        In all seriousness. I'm a living testament that things can get much better. The most important thing I'd recommend is CAUTION. I can't advise this enough. You can live normally, but you gotta, gotta be cautious.
        Apr 19, 2022
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      5. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        Apr 19, 2022
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    20. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Did anyone experience unexplainable tingling in hands and feet prior to hyperacusis? Like pins and needles but for no reason.
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      3. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Wrfortiscue I have those same sensations but a lot less extreme. I feel like I get pins and needles much more easily than I used to. When did this start for you BTW?
        Apr 17, 2022
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      4. makeyourownluck
        makeyourownluck
        Pins and needles/pain shouldn’t be much of a concern. The nerve may be pinched or inflamed, but it still works, and in all likelihood will resolve by itself.

        When things start going numb, that’s a problem.
        Apr 18, 2022
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      5. Wrfortiscue
        Wrfortiscue
        @Safari1999 all those issues started after having years of anxiety and panic. My nervous system got fried. Please find ways to calm your anxiety right now
        Apr 18, 2022
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    21. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Does anyone have any tips on how to use earplugs safely? Sometimes I press too hard and feel pain :(
      1. Guywithapug
        Guywithapug
        Foam plugs should be rolled and compressed and then slid into the ear canal. You will feel it decompress in the canal and fill up space until it sits tight. The outer face of it should be flush and not extend out if you're looking into a mirror. When you remove it, dont just yank it out, pinch the face and pull slowly with a twisting motion. This is how most instructions read as well as online tutorials.
        Apr 16, 2022
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    22. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      I think I developed something called trigeminal neuralgia, the right side of my face/head hurts so much. I'm just getting worse day by day.
      1. MindOverMatter
        MindOverMatter
        What are your symptoms? More specifically?
        Apr 15, 2022
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      2. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @MindOverMatter Pain in my right ear radiating to my right cheek, right side of my head and the right side of my jaw. Its sort of gone now though :).
        Apr 15, 2022
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    23. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Any teenagers on here please reply!
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Exactly Steph. Them young'uns never stick around long, for the precise reason that they tend to heal and we don't.

        Not many 16 year olds end up with permanent moderate/severe tinnitus and/or hyperacusis.

        Take comfort in that @Safari1999.
        Apr 15, 2022
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      4. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Steph1710 @Damocles PLEASE dont take offence, I just realised my comment was quite blunt.

        Thanks for the reassurance :)
        Apr 15, 2022
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      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Safari1999 no offence taken. :) We were just making sure you’re alright - that’s all. X
        Apr 15, 2022
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    24. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      Cant go outside but hey, at least I got trophy points from TinnitusTalk.com!
      1. Damocles
        Damocles
        That's really all that matters.
        Apr 13, 2022
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        Text your friends and let them know. Ask them how many likes THEY got on TT this week. <( ̄~ ̄)>
        Apr 13, 2022
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    25. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      I was such a different person just a week ago.
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Safari1999 my H developed about three months after T in 2020. It was fairly mild at first, but my boyfriend hit two plates together & it became a lot worse. However, it’s mild again these days. Only certain sounds now hurt, whereas any sound would hurt before. One thing that never improved was the sore/burning ear pain which I seem to have regardless of noise exposure.
        Apr 15, 2022
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        The pain is worse in the morning for some reason. Not sure if that’s even H related though.
        I’m sorry you’re suffering with H atm. Do you know what might have triggered it? X
        Apr 15, 2022
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      5. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Steph1710 Noise exposure, I used to play music very loudly through earphones until I noticed (v. minor) sensitivity/pain that would go away after a day. I continued to use earphones at a lower volume which still hurt. Also, I take the train/bus frequently. My current acoustic shock was caused by TV volume that was too loud. I guess my ears just got more and more damaged over the course of a year.
        Apr 15, 2022
    26. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      No one understands, I thought I had problems before. Eating disorders are a luxury compared to this.
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      2. Foamearplugssuck
        Foamearplugssuck
        and yeah haha my ED is basically gone because of my H. I have 0 energy to care anymore. wish I could have my old problems back but alas.
        Apr 19, 2022
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      3. Safari1999
        Safari1999
        @Foamearplugssuck Thanks for your replies <3. I hate that I did this to myself but I've accepted it. I hope you improve soon <333
        Apr 19, 2022
      4. Foamearplugssuck
        Foamearplugssuck
        @Safari1999 ty you too! and please try not to be so hard on yourself. so many people abuse their ears on a daily basis, and no one knows how sensitive they are until they find themselves in this kind of situation. it's not your fault for not knowing.
        Apr 19, 2022
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    27. Safari1999
      Safari1999
      What is my future gonna be? Hmm..
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    Gender:
    Female
    Tinnitus Since:
    H and T since 04/2022
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Noise damage