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In my experience, alcohol helps blunt tinnitus severity. Cheers! Mar 18, 2019

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    1. HeavyMantra
      HeavyMantra
      I don't have hyperacusis but certain sounds feel uncomfortable to listen to. It's more that the T drains my enjoyment and motivation to create music.
      Has your tinnitus worsened, why is that do you think?
      1. Contrast
        Contrast
        that's mild hyperacusis.
        Mar 19, 2019
      2. Skinjob
        Skinjob
        My tinnitus seems to worsen a few times a year. It's now much louder than it was just a few years ago. I have a set of 3M Peltors that I wear constantly, along with foam earplugs, I have the quietest job I could find, and I retired from writing songs, playing and singing years ago. But my ears are very unforgiving. However, I still want to live and I dream of making music again, like you do.
        Mar 20, 2019
      3. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I don't play live anymore, but I can still create music and sing just fine as long as I keep the volume low and use speakers instead of headphones. But most days the T just drains my motivation for everything and I just play video games to escape my anxiety
        Mar 21, 2019
    2. Skinjob
      Skinjob
      In my experience, alcohol helps blunt tinnitus severity. Cheers!
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      3. Skinjob
        Skinjob
        If your tinnitus is highly reactive or if you suspect you are becoming hyperacusic, a glass or two (although I had three last night) of wine does take the edge off. Strangely, I feel that I can hear details in music a bit better when there is less pain, and alcohol lowers the pain of sound for me.
        Mar 19, 2019
      4. Skinjob
        Skinjob
        I also practice meditation, which makes me focus less on tinnitus even as loud as it has become. But my tinnitus at its recent levels has been a challenge.
        I don't intend to become an alcoholic because of tinnitus. I want to try bimodal stimulation as soon as it is available in my country.
        Mar 19, 2019
      5. HeavyMantra
        HeavyMantra
        I've stopped meditating since I got T, and I also quit my job teaching yoga overnight. My mind used to be my sanctuary but now it's something I constantly try to escape. However, I have to find a way back to my practice or I'm lost. It's probably going to be more important than ever looking forward.
        Mar 21, 2019
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    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Former songwriter.
    Tinnitus Since:
    2001
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Bowie, The Chameleons, etc.