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Shizune

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Roommate got the DDR cab today. Would love to play silently if exercise didn't spike my T :/ Jan 22, 2021 at 2:51 PM

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    1. Shizune
      Shizune
      Roommate got the DDR cab today. Would love to play silently if exercise didn't spike my T :/
    2. Shizune
      Shizune
      Tinnitus getting worse. Heard it in my dream last night. Can't be safe forever I guess.
    3. Shizune
      Shizune
      Wake me up when it's March
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    4. Shizune
      Shizune
      Is there some kind of site calendar with all the dates we get to look forward to this year?
      1. Watasha and Steph1710 like this.
      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        That is a very, very good question!
        Jan 9, 2021
      3. Watasha
        Watasha
        Great idea! Sounds like a good volunteer opportunity!
        Jan 9, 2021
    5. Shizune
      Shizune
      Chainsaws and woodchippers down on the street. Naturally, nobody is wearing hearing protection
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    6. Shizune
      Shizune
      Obligatory "U2 was right"
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        About what?
        Jan 2, 2021
      2. Shizune
        Shizune
        Nothing changes on new years day!
        Jan 2, 2021
    7. Shizune
      Shizune
      Can't watch orchestras without wincing at all the exposed ears
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      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        I feel the same way when my wife has an HGTV home renovation show on and everyone is using power tools and earplugs are no where in sight!
        Dec 31, 2020
      3. Lucifer
        Lucifer
        I feel you on this. When I see everyone without wearing earplugs at clubs it just makes me shiver inside knowing that they could get tinnitus or hyperacusis one day.
        Jan 1, 2021
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      4. Shizune
        Shizune
        Violins especially...ugh
        Jan 1, 2021
    8. Shizune
      Shizune
      Listened to a song I loved. Hadn't heard it since June. Hadn't listened to music since August. Distorted, low-pitched. A mess. Really sad.
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    9. Shizune
      Shizune
      "That's life, that's what all the people say. You're riding high in April, shot down in May"
    10. Shizune
      Shizune
      Do we truly have a reason for hope now vs years ago? Looking at past threads makes me sad. Things have progressed but can't help but worry
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Dec 22, 2020
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      2. Shizune
        Shizune
        Amazing!
        Dec 22, 2020
    11. Shizune
      Shizune
      All of a sudden, I miss it all.
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    12. Shizune
      Shizune
      Can elevation changes damage ears?
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        It won't Damage your ears, but it can cause a temporary spike.
        Dec 14, 2020
      2. weab00
        weab00
        I can see it affecting your mid ear or eustachian tubes but wouldn't think it'd be permanent.
        Dec 14, 2020
    13. Shizune
      Shizune
      Hey Amazon dude... The "don't ring the doorbell" sign is there for a reason :(
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Can't you turn it off, somehow?
        Dec 2, 2020
      3. Shizune
        Shizune
        Family probably wouldn't agree to it. Though now I'm moving so the issue is eliminated anyway haha.

        Had a hotel room phone ring next to my ear today though. oh what luck.
        Dec 3, 2020
    14. Shizune
      Shizune
      My left ear tinnitus sounds like evil carnival music
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      3. LukeYoung
        LukeYoung
        Sorry but that made me laugh. I hope it gets better
        Nov 29, 2020
      4. Shizune
        Shizune
        Haha no worries. Yeah it's just this horrible cacophony of calliope-esque music and ringing. On top of what sounds like metal being cut. It's basically a horror game in my left ear. I am thankful it is at least mild...for now...
        Nov 29, 2020
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      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        "Evil carnival music" sounds cool, but "metal being cut" doesn't...
        Nov 29, 2020
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    15. Shizune
      Shizune
      Been sleeping w/ earplugs lately...no idea if it's the cause of my setback w/ all that occlusion/conduction stuff...
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      2. Ricardo1991
        Ricardo1991
        Actually I find sleeping with earplugs helpful; they make my tinnitus fade most of the time, I think it's like staring at a dot on a blank wall like after a while the dot disappears if that makes sense?
        Nov 27, 2020
      3. Phendran
        Phendran
        I have a pair of sleeping-plugs that are custom-made.
        I put them in when I'm woken up in the morning. They're not comfortable to sleep with on the side, but they do a fairly good job of blocking out noises.
        Nov 28, 2020
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        I sometime wear plugs and they never make me better or worse. Absolutely no change.
        Nov 28, 2020
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    16. Shizune
      Shizune
      @Bill Bauer you sleep with ear plugs right? Do you still have H? Do you snore?
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        I have had H for only the first year after the onset. I don't believe I snore.
        Nov 27, 2020
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    17. Shizune
      Shizune
      Dad can use power tools & work w/ chemicals for years and his hearing &breathing are fine. I inhale something and I'm done for. Sigh.
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Oh yeah. My dad too. Even stands in garage revving motorbikes. He is fine.
        Nov 25, 2020
      4. Shizune
        Shizune
        It's crazy. My dad does thankfully use protection but with the amount of stuff he does you'd think it would eventually take its toll.
        My friends who attend several concerts per year, blast music, and shoot guns are right as rain too, of course.

        I'll take mild hearing loss. The H and T dice roll is the absolute worst.
        Nov 25, 2020
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      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        What did you inhale?

        Have you experienced any fading?

        Nice avatar, by the way.
        Nov 26, 2020
    18. Shizune
      Shizune
      Think I might be allergic to lion's mane. great.
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      2. Julien87
        Julien87
        Panthers make cooler pets anyway
        Nov 20, 2020
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Nov 20, 2020
    19. Shizune
      Shizune
      Dr. Pawel, I'm TRT
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      3. Shizune
        Shizune
        he didn't habituate so good
        who wants to try next
        Nov 8, 2020
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      4. lapidus
        lapidus
        If I remove your WNGs, will you die?
        Nov 8, 2020
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      5. Shizune
        Shizune
        it would be...probably less painful
        Nov 8, 2020
    20. Shizune
      Shizune
      H makes everything seem like an RPG enemy encounter. Walk in the woods? Here's a man playing a harmonica (actually happened).
      1. aot
        aot
        Aot used *earplugs!* it wasn't very effective.
        Nov 1, 2020
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      2. Julien87
        Julien87
        Oh :(
        The worst are those saxo guys...
        Nov 2, 2020
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      3. weab00
        weab00
        -50 HP: return to home base for 60 days
        Nov 2, 2020
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    21. Shizune
      Shizune
      New horrible tea kettle. Guessing it's from gabapentin. Sucks cuz people say it's good for H, but I can't handle more tones.
    22. Shizune
      Shizune
      Why be afraid of progress? Is it the fear of your thoughts being challenged, or skepticism that any potential treatments would even work?
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      2. GBB
        GBB
        Some people also have Stockholm syndrome and have invested so much in habituation I believe their psyche will collapse if they see other people "go free" shortly after developing T. They have a vested interest in the status quo, and playing the role of sympathetic warden in the jail we all inhabit.
        Oct 21, 2020
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      3. Shizune
        Shizune
        Yeah. I totally get that and it's understandable. But I even see some people who just don't believe in things and want to stay in the past when it comes to research and I really don't get that.
        Oct 21, 2020
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      4. Shizune
        Shizune
        Also the doctors who just straight up dismiss any news of research in this field. It's worrisome.
        Oct 22, 2020
    23. Shizune
      Shizune
      Welp I suspect I had mild carbon monoxide poisoning and i woke up with a great new tinnitus tone. actually the worst one
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        How did it happen?!
        Sep 22, 2020
      2. Shizune
        Shizune
        Sounds crazy but I had two candles going in my room for several hours. I got distracted. My room is small with poor airflow plus soundproofing. Began feeling light headed, could barely walk. Left, thought I aired out enough for a few hours, went back to sleep. Got jolted awake after only an hour of sleep to ear and head spasms and a new tone. It's been roaring ever since.
        Sep 22, 2020
      3. Shizune
        Shizune
        My previous suspected nerve issues are bad too. Seems like it wouldn't be possible to do that much damage but here we are.

        Were I not affilicted by T and H I would have called 9-11 immediately. But I couldn't risk them making things worse or not taking me seriously again. The price we pay. Just my luck.
        Sep 22, 2020
    24. Shizune
      Shizune
      47 million new tones per week
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      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        Horrible... At least T is still new for you. Hopefully it will stabilize and you begin healing soon.
        Sep 7, 2020
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      4. Shizune
        Shizune
        Thank you. I hope so too. I find it really scary that, due to my H, I've been keeping quiet and doing nothing. And yet the T just keeps on coming. I don't know if that means I'm just gaining more damage or what.
        Sep 7, 2020
      5. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        "I find it really scary that, due to my H, I've been keeping quiet "

        I think you are giving your body the best chance to heal.
        Sep 7, 2020
    25. Shizune
      Shizune
      Think that covid causing some folks to get T & H will make people start taking it more seriously and put more effort into treatment?
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      2. Zugzug
        Zugzug
        More research would be nice, but I doubt it's enough to move the needle.
        Sep 6, 2020
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      3. Shizune
        Shizune
        Sigh. Wishful thinking...
        Sep 6, 2020
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      4. Rjbookworm
        Rjbookworm
        I hope so. That would be great.
        Sep 6, 2020
    26. Shizune
      Shizune
      Anyone start with H and then get T? Or are most folks here the ones who started with T and got H after?
      1. Lilah
        Lilah
        T, then mild H.
        Sep 2, 2020
    27. Shizune
      Shizune
      I was missing music more than ever last night. Is it really impossible to ever enjoy music again with H?
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    28. Shizune
      Shizune
      Welp after trying to bounce back from two separate H setbacks, I've had yet another. Car alarms seem to love going off whenever I'm around.
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    29. Shizune
      Shizune
      What actually damages hearing after H? Can my freaking 40 decibel fan be harming me? I can't believe how much this has progressed.
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      2. Shizune
        Shizune
        I've had a spike/new tone for the last few days now, seemingly out of nowhere. I was talking (whispering) with a friend at the time. I've had spikes and new tones from doing absolutely nothing as well.
        Aug 24, 2020
      3. Shizune
        Shizune
        Yeah I am a bit crazy with the muffs right now. My sleep schedule is a bit backwards lately so I've been mostly wearing the muffs to protect against my loud family if they are awake when I'm trying to sleep. If it's especially hot too, I wear them while I run my AC.
        Aug 24, 2020
      4. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        You might consider 3M 1100 earplugs. I have been wearing those to bed for years. Don't worry about that. As for spikes out of nowhere, a spike can begin 24 hours (or even more) after the exposure to noise... Don't worry about the spike that has already lasted a few days. Temporary spikes can last for over 3 months, but should begin fading after 4-6 weeks.
        Aug 24, 2020
    30. Shizune
      Shizune
      new tone in my right ear. amazing.
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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Mountain hermit
    Tinnitus Since:
    H: 6/2020 T: 7/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Chemical exposure, made worse with benzo withdrawal
    An actual cat.