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Stacken77

Member, Male, from Sweden

This work week has been good. Many hours of meetings; no prolonged spike. Has also been using -15 dB filter in the daytime; working well. Dec 4, 2021 at 10:22 AM

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Dec 7, 2021 at 5:41 PM
    1. Damocles
      Damocles
      Gonna listen to The Bobb(77), from now on.
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Damocles I actually read The Bobbs post as it happened, but thought he was just being pessimistic. But he was right, and now I'll probably never get that money back, unless FREQ reports something completely spectacular.
        Dec 5, 2021 at 6:46 PM
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      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        lol @Stacken77! Honestly, there's no way you could have known FREQ was going to plummet from those posts. I've read them both about 5 times, and I still can't work out how anything he said proves sh*t was going to hit the fan.
        Dec 5, 2021 at 7:15 PM
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      5. Damocles
        Damocles
        Most of it seems to be about how in love him and his girlfriend are. XD
        Dec 5, 2021 at 7:16 PM
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    2. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      This work week has been good. Many hours of meetings; no prolonged spike. Has also been using -15 dB filter in the daytime; working well.
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @RishRamsey For me, -15 dB is good while working. It lets through the mouse clicks and keyboard typing, and it seems I don't really spike to that noise, which to me is a major breakthrough for dealing with my sensitivity. For high frequency sounds like a running tap, I need -25 dB or foam ear plugs/muffs.
        Dec 4, 2021 at 4:34 PM
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      4. catchthebus
        catchthebus
        Congratulations! I’m really happy for you! ☺️ Hang in there!
        Dec 5, 2021 at 12:51 PM
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      5. RishRamsey
        RishRamsey
        Thanks @Stacken77. I'll look more into custom molds now - never really considered them before, don't know why lol.
        Dec 6, 2021 at 5:04 AM
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    3. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      Switching back to regular coffee from decaf. It doesn't affect my T, never has.
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Also, yes, decaf also gets me. Not as bad as caffeinated, obviously, but just a couple of cups of the decaf adds up to a single cup of caffeinated, and boom, same problem.

        Plus cafes frequently serve you caffeinated when you ask for decaf, trust me.
        Dec 4, 2021 at 4:25 PM
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      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        Dec 4, 2021 at 4:27 PM
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      5. Shoon
        Shoon
        @Stacken77 Mine isn’t affected either but I used to drink 2-3 energy drinks a day without much difference. I just want to cut caffeine in general so I’m down to one cup or something around 70mg of caffeine. I really don’t want to battle trying to cut caffeine completely because it literally gives me a disabling headache.
        Dec 4, 2021 at 8:55 PM
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    4. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      Listened to one of my favorite songs for 3 seconds, was instantly brought to tears by the beauty. A glorious day it'll be without the fear..
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        <3
        Dec 3, 2021 at 11:56 AM
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        Going to spend the night on a couch in a detached house.
        Oh life’s small joys..
        Kebab:)?
        Dec 3, 2021 at 3:35 PM
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      4. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Exit No kebab for me tonight. I will just waste away the entire weekend with computer games, and sleep. :D
        Dec 3, 2021 at 4:20 PM
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    5. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      How's your hyperacusis @GBB?
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    6. Damocles
      Damocles
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        Nov 28, 2021
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        Stacken77
        Nov 29, 2021
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      5. Exit
        Exit
        Of course you do!
        I’m a grumpy grandpa:)
        Nov 29, 2021
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    7. Brian P
      Brian P
      Does your T spike to an open window? Just from the wind/noise?
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      3. Brian P
        Brian P
        @Exit same and I don’t know how it got this bad or what to do. The steam heat just came up and my head exploded as usual. How do you deal with it?
        Nov 28, 2021
      4. Exit
        Exit
        @Brian P my hyperacusis is a non issue as long as I always leave house with peltor muffs..
        Other than that I mock my t buddies all day, and keep myself in a mental bubble away from normal people as much as possible. I have 2 not normal friends I text sometimes. Oh and my neighbours distract me from depression with their drilling and screaming..
        Nov 29, 2021
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      5. Exit
        Exit
        @Brian P you should not give up yet. Hyperacusis will usually improve for 90% of even the basket cases on this site. Might not be able to leave house ever without something over the ears but it certainly feels good to not have ear pain/ ache.
        My lender of last resort is early retirement in a quiet village in Spain with a beach.
        Nov 29, 2021
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    8. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      T isn't total crap this evening. Might as well order some kebab.
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      3. Leila
        Leila
        Excellent idea - enjoy :)
        Nov 26, 2021
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      4. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Nov 26, 2021
      5. ZFire
        ZFire
        TinnitusTalk needs a food porn thread. I nominate @Stacken77 to kickstart it.
        Nov 26, 2021
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    9. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      Need to get home by Christmas. 25 km to the countryside. Ride a car and have a 4 day spike, or take the bike at midnight? Hmm.. decisions...
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        That new China Honqqi car is very very quiet if you need a luxury wagon for 6 kids and the mom:)
        Nov 25, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        Nov 26, 2021
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      5. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Exit I've taken a few days off before new years. In between I'll try to get approval to work from home, so I'll be with the family for some time. I'm aiming to make the bike trip sometime in the same week as Christmas, but it will depend on weather. Will probably not do it if there's bunch of snow, or slippery roads. It's usually warmer here, so it may work.
        Nov 26, 2021
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    10. Ava Lugo
      Ava Lugo
      Im commenting lately because my very lucky healthy eared friends dont get it but i wouldnt expect them to and i geuss you guys are the closest people who can somewhat relate.
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      3. Shoon
        Shoon
        @Exit I found that silence helped with distortions, my sound sensitivity is just a different beast. I’ve been reading a lot of comics and to be honest, I thought watching shows without sound is admitting defeat but it isn’t bad at all!
        Nov 22, 2021
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      4. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        I hear you @Ava Lugo. I too think this great discrepancy between us and our peers are very unfair and sometimes depressing. They have almost unlimited freedom, while my freedom is almost non-existent. But we have to try and look to ourselves, work our way though, and to try not to dwell on it too much. But I know it's hard.
        Nov 22, 2021
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      5. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Yeah @Exit, I will most likely need to take two weeks or so. It's just that I work in a mostly silent environment. Sound levels are at most conversation level (with ear plugs). I sadly don't participate in the coffee breaks, since there's just too many people talking. Previously this year, I've been in silence for over 2 weeks, and it didn't move the needle one bit.
        Nov 22, 2021
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    11. Ava Lugo
      Ava Lugo
      havent worked 7 hours with intrusive reactive T in almost a year lol. The most i work is 6 hours cause i work part time in a grocery store and the reason i havent quit is cause i have been unemployed for a couple years before my T became severe and it still sucked. I want to look forward to money and i want to feel like a part of something. I like the people i work with even though its hard.
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    12. Ava Lugo
      Ava Lugo
      Work 7 hours tomorrow at my job cause of Thanksgiving week i geuss so wish me luck lol. Im looking forward to more money.
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    13. JPGL
      JPGL
      Hold on there,me too 10/10 are horrible days
    14. Wrfortiscue
      Wrfortiscue
      How’s your angle grinder noise these days?
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        During the first 20 minutes of me waking up today, the angle grinder was the faintest it's been in 8 months. It did spin up to it's usual grind later though, but an extraordinary experience nonetheless.
        Nov 23, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        That’s a good experience:)
        Time without accidents plus a lot of luck is probably the recipe for success
        Nov 23, 2021
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      5. Shoon
        Shoon
        @Stacken77 I don’t know if you’ve slept without earplugs yet. But before I started my religious earplugs use, I would get the experience many would have with waking up to EXTREMELY quiet T that would go back to baseline as soon as I started moving around. Sleeping with earplugs, T gets maybe 10% less in the morning, not as great as before. Kind of a blessing if you can sleep in.
        Nov 23, 2021
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    15. Exit
      Exit
      Nothing better to do than ask a swede if he got a well deserved Kebab:)
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Exit I think people will buy a new car every 3 years or so, laying a huge crap on the environment with all the pollution involved in its manufacturing, while I may drive an old Volvo for decades running on some gas. I wonder what way is more sustainable... ;)
        Nov 17, 2021
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Damocles Sounds very crappy lol. I think some kebab producers here at least use beef.
        Nov 17, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        @Stacken77 yes its infuriating all the green babble, focusing on consumers and not the producers..
        There should be taxes to the producers for every car in the dump less than 10 years old. Then we would get some quality back:)
        Nov 17, 2021
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    16. Damocles
      Damocles
      Frequency thread is jumping tonight. ~~旦٩(❛‿❛ )
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        :D
        Nov 11, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        @serendipity1996 I have trust issues when it comes to women and Freq...
        It’s solely based on fool me once, fool me twice principle:D
        Can you really say those cowboys have been honest and straight forward with the market..?
        They admit sitting on the bad stuff 2 months while tweeting Donald stuff all along..
        How come their new drug is solely explained by a figure and 2 sentences..?
        Nov 11, 2021
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      5. Exit
        Exit
        @serendipity1996 there’s nothing I would like more than to get the faintest believe in freq. So if anyone can convince me I’m all open for a good argument..
        Nov 11, 2021
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    17. Exit
      Exit
      How’s working bunny doing:)?
      Looking forward to that Friday kebab already:P ?
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      3. Damocles
        Damocles
        @Exit fine. But I still think he should be fuzzy bunny, or maybe even FRIENDLY bunny U(^ㅅ^)U
        Nov 10, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        He could at least be fuzzy Elmer:D
        @Jazzer is a proper fuzzy bunny no..?
        Nov 10, 2021
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      5. Damocles
        Damocles
        Thanks @Exit, appreciate it.

        fuzzy Elmer it is !!
        Nov 10, 2021
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    18. Stacken77
      Stacken77
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      2. Damocles
        Damocles
        lol. This sort of conversation would be easier and a lot less prone to confusion if you'd just open your profile page up to comments @DaveFromChicago :P

        We still love you though. *Hugs*.
        Nov 9, 2021
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        Stacken77
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    19. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      To @DaveFromChicago: I don't know where I asked for quotes, but your comparison to war do reflect severe tinnitus acurrately. Wish you well.
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    20. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      To @DaveFromChicago: I do agree with your statements, but they'd make more sense in the context of a thread, if they're meant as a response.
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        Damocles
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    21. Damocles
      Damocles
      @Stacken77, I've got nothing to say. I f*cking love you mate, and I never thought I'd meet a guy I liked so much here when I registered to this forum on the 27th of May. I'm not going to forget you; I'll be back to check in on you when I've achieved some of my goals. Keep going and doing what you're doing, and we'll hang out one day in that house of yours with a kebab and some Minecraft. ♡
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Mr. @Exit put it pretty acurrately. Only correction I'd add is that my hyperacusis probably won't be able to handle the ranting voice of a wife. ;P
        Nov 5, 2021
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      4. Damocles
        Damocles
        @aura. Study hard > Get a decent job > Make a decent amount of money > Donate large chunks of that money to tinnitus research initiatives.

        I love TT and some of the people I've met on here... so much that I'm probably going to fail my studies if I don't set a limit on my being here.
        Nov 9, 2021
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      5. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Sounds like a very (sound (pun?)) plan, @Damocles! What do you intend to study, if I may ask?
        Nov 9, 2021
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    22. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      ♫ "Listenin' to the buzz. Oscillating fast, hyperacusis bad and I'm housebound [piano] Staring blankly ahead. Just buzzing away."♫ (cont.)
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      2. Foamearplugssuck
        Foamearplugssuck
        lmaooo this hits different since 1000 miles has been an auditory hallucination of mine for the past few weeks.
        Oct 31, 2021
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        Haha, wow, @Foamearplugssuck, I'm sorry to hear that, I hope it isn't tormenting you too much. I kinda like the song lol ;D
        Oct 31, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        I know this is just surreal
        Oct 31, 2021
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    23. Damocles
      Damocles
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        Stacken77
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    24. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      ♫"Friday, Friday; Gotta get down on Friday. Let's do some tinnitus friendly activities this weekend, weekend. TINNITUS TINNITUS YEAH x2"♫
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Damocles HAHAHAHAH spot on my friend!! It was quite a while since I laughed this hard. What a beautiful piece of lyrics. :')
        Oct 29, 2021
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        Damocles
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      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        My sister and I are actually throwing a mythical sea beasts Halloween party at her house. We’ve gone all out with the decorations. It’s gunna look wicked!! Ear plugs all the way!
        Oct 29, 2021
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    25. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      Almost seems like Melatonin troubles my sleep, rather than helping it. But that's just me.
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      3. ZFire
        ZFire
        Melatonin helps me fall asleep, but doesn’t help me stay asleep for extended time. I usually wake up 1 hour later and I’ll feel very sluggish the next day. Since going on nortriptyline, that helps me stay asleep. Combo with melatonin it works.
        Oct 29, 2021
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      4. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @ZFire Interesting. While Melatonin alone doesn't seem to do much, I have found that Melatonin (3 mg) combined with a low dose of Hydroxyzine (10 mg) knocks me out good, but I have trust issues with medications, so I don't do it often.
        Oct 29, 2021
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      5. ZFire
        ZFire
        I hear you. Medication can be a slippery slope, but honestly if it treats any difficulties you are having like mental health or sleep, it may be necessary.
        Oct 29, 2021
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    26. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      Reading what is being written in a national tinnitus Facebook group of mine makes me flip backwards in bewilderment..
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        You two guys are so lucky to at least be in your twenties..
        I would have to buy this girl :D
        Oct 28, 2021
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      4. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Exit I have a hard time believing a girl would like to hook up with someone who's severely debilitated by insane tinnitus and soul annihilating hyperacusis! ;D
        Oct 28, 2021
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      5. Exit
        Exit
        @Stacken77 you could fake it, just invite her to a camel safari:)
        Oct 28, 2021
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    27. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      1 year tinnitus anniversary! Time flies... It's been an extremely trying and heavy time in my life, but I'm hopeful for better days ahead!
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      2. Exit
        Exit
        Lots of documents yep.., I had some buildings to look after so nice to get a trip out of the office while the others with career was stuck inside:D
        Not anymore though....
        Oct 27, 2021
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        Its a shame a brilliant dude like you are stuck like that @Damocles ..
        You need to win the lottery so you could get some Hugh Hefner’s bunnies to do the copying for you in their cute bunny suits :)
        Oct 27, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @Stacken77 mine too! We must have joined about the same time. Hope you are doing well!
        Nov 5, 2021
    28. Brian P
      Brian P
      Did you get the COVID vaccine?
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Exit I don't think the economy was at stake; I think the reason the Public Health Agency of Sweden didn't decide to have the country locked down was because they were so damn certain they were right, too much hybris, 'We'll just go our own way because we're the best at everything...'. Now we know that Norway and Denmark's strategy saved more lives, and the choices of our government were crappy.
        Oct 25, 2021
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      4. Exit
        Exit
        You guys did save a lot of future pensions :P
        Oct 25, 2021
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      5. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Exit They just increase the age of retirement every year "because we live longer". Soon it's so high that I'll most likely rest in my grave before I get retired lol.
        Oct 25, 2021
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    29. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      Screw my savings, let's order some kebab...
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      3. Exit
        Exit
        @Stacken77 we just got electricity but still it’s hardcore up there and just people for long weekends and Easter, summer etc.. @Damocles @Kriszti neighbourhood construction??
        I’m getting green here...
        Try 10 kids running around with drills installing fibre and then next door one floor down total renovation...
        Oct 27, 2021
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        Exit
        @Damocles scary and dirty.... no shower!
        I’m still afraid of the dark after aliens when I was young kid:P
        Would feel better if the fearless miss Stephens came along.., we could put that Rob guy in the shed so he’ll get eaten first:)
        Oct 27, 2021
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      5. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        I'm talking about using jackhammer and dropping down concrete shit from 2 storeys in the next house, they also have been doing a total renovation. Bloody loud. Okay, they don't do it straight for months, but they are so loud. And have very questionable music taste which they try to tune out the sound of the construction. :) Not one earmuff in sight. How they don't have ear problems is beyond my understanding.
        Oct 27, 2021
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    30. Stacken77
      Stacken77
      This never ending battle is getting tiresome. Soon 5 months of full-time work. I'll probably go on sick leave soon to take some rest.
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      3. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @Exit One can expect to have some more noise from winter tires. If the noise bother you, I'd drive with muffs and plugs. ;)
        Nov 2, 2021
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        Exit
        Last winter i thought my tires were quiet:)
        The summer tires cheap and bigger..:/
        Noisy as hell..
        Second hand joy apparently. Saw papers in my car, the old lady saved 200€ and went for 4 dB louder tires..
        Nov 2, 2021
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        Exit
        @Stacken77 could have saved that 300€ spark plug job..
        doctor today was less asshole and I’ll be going on medication for a year more.., so my ears can’t deal with traveling back and forth from cabin. Kinda relieved.., need girlfriend with house ASAP!
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sweden
    Occupation:
    IT System Management / Scripting programmer
    Tinnitus Since:
    10/2020
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Noise (likely headphones & cars), Acoustic trauma did me in
    About my tinnitus (08/04/2021)
    Acquired through an acoustic trauma, October 2020. Ran a 4-stroke engine without hearing protection for a few minutes, threw some stuff at the dumpster and blew some stuff with a compressor. Hearing felt sensitive that evening and the day after I woke up with a clear ringing tone in my right ear. I also got hyperacusis; dishes were highly uncomfortable to handle.

    The following 3 months, my tinnitus improved slightly, I habituated, and hyperacusis resolved.

    Because of a spike, I became highly anxious and started to severely over-protect, sound depriving myself for the majority of hours. My tinnitus is now worse, extremely reactive(i.e. it gets louder in response to almost any noise), and my hyperacusis is a lot worse. Along that road I walk, hopefully I'll see improvements in the months ahead.

    About me
    Recently graduated with a bachelors degree in Software Engineering. Really likes reading, although it has become harder due to tinnitus. Christ is still on the throne, despite this hell.