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The most depressing thing is when you return from another physiotherapy session and T is still the same. May 9, 2021 at 6:17 PM

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    1. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      The most depressing thing is when you return from another physiotherapy session and T is still the same.
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      2. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        There is no magic pill. When T can get better, it takes 1-3 years to fade.
        May 9, 2021 at 9:46 PM
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    2. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      The way how tinnitus changed my personality is brutal. I have had worse illnesses and never was this anxious and depressed.
      1. aot, FGG, Guywithapug and 6 others like this.
    3. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Many people say they had ring at first and then turned to a hiss. But what if I had hiss since start?
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      2. Stanlex
        Stanlex
        @Stacken77 Oh I see. The thing is that it is not stable. Its like hISs HiSS ... HIss ... :) Its constantly grabbing my attention
        May 9, 2021 at 7:36 PM
      3. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        When a ring fades it turns into a hiss. If yours was a hiss to begin with, it means you haven't hurt your ears as much as the other people, so (assuming yours is fading) it should take you less time to get to the "can hear it only in quiet rooms" stage.
        May 9, 2021 at 9:52 PM
      4. Stanlex
        Stanlex
        @Bill Bauer yes but the thing is that my T most probably was not caused by noise but rather something unknown and therefore there is no guarantee for me it will ever get better until I find out what is causing it and try to remove it
        May 10, 2021 at 6:31 AM
    4. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      If it started getting better I would be 99% less worried.
      1. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        You'll get there, hang on
        May 9, 2021 at 2:50 PM
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    5. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Listening to headphones even at low volume might cause permanent spikes. Let's treat them by listening to white noise for 2 years 24/7...
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      2. Keith Handy
        Keith Handy
        I sense sarcasm :)
        May 8, 2021 at 8:40 PM
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    6. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Should I be worried if I have hearing distortions from no apparent reason? I had no noise trauma nor SSNHL. Probably no ETD as well. WTF?
      1. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        You probably have some amount of SNHL or NIHL, have you had an audiogram?
        May 8, 2021 at 7:35 PM
      2. Stanlex
        Stanlex
        @Tezcatlipoca no, I only had tuning fork test which was negative. And I also don't subjectively feel any hearing loss, just the T and D.
        May 9, 2021 at 7:41 AM
    7. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Anyone knows what is Pontocerebellar angle MRI? Is it the same as Inner ear MRI?
    8. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Is it possible to rule out noise induced by doing extended audiogram test?
      1. Bill Bauer
        Bill Bauer
        An audiogram test can Cause tinnitus.

        It doesn't really matter whether your T was caused by noise. Once you have T, your ears have been compromised, and now ototoxic medications and noises have a higher chance of making your tinnitus louder.
        May 8, 2021 at 1:32 AM
      2. Stanlex
        Stanlex
        @Bill Bauer how does it not matter what is the cause? I think it is a difference if it is caused by some underlying medical condition or noise damage? Why would noise increase someone's tinnitus that is not caused by noise? I suppose it would only add a new tone that is independent on the former wouldn't it?
        May 8, 2021 at 3:33 PM
    9. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      What really makes me sad is that I have T like I senior rocker, even when I didn't expose myself to any loud noises.
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    10. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Why does my T and distortions even exist, why they are so bad and why they are not getting better even after 2 months
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      2. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        @Stanlex some say 3 months is the limit to worry if you show no improvement
        May 7, 2021 at 2:09 AM
      3. Stanlex
        Stanlex
        @Tezcatlipoca oh I see myself one month later falling into deep depression that it didn't get better
        May 7, 2021 at 7:17 AM
      4. Stanlex
        Stanlex
        @kuromi but it got better suddenly or it was getting better from the beggining?
        May 7, 2021 at 7:18 AM
    11. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      For the love of God, why can't my tinnitus be constant instead of random firing.
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      2. Keith Handy
        Keith Handy
        "Constant" can mean constantly loud or constantly soft. Be precise in what you wish for.
        May 5, 2021 at 6:40 PM
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    12. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Hearing lights, electricity cables - that's my superpower!
    13. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      If I was ever sure that my T isn't caused by noise, I would now blast music to mask the T.
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      2. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        You can still mask, just don't overdo it
        May 5, 2021 at 12:17 AM
    14. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Movie: Bad shooter shoots at a hero. Hero survives and kills the shooter. Reality: Hero dies and shooter gets tinnitus.
    15. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Can be non-pulsatile T hissing caused by blood flow problems? Like not enough blood in inner ear.
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      2. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        Wondering the same thing
        May 3, 2021
      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        From the articles I found on the internet, the sound must always be pulsatile.
        May 3, 2021
    16. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      If T is caused by neck. How long I need to exercise neck before I spot any changes?
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    17. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Yesterday evening my hissing was raging loud, then I took a hot shower, and after few minutes it faded to almost nothing what the heck?
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      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        Happens to me all the time
        May 2, 2021
      3. PortugalTheMan
        PortugalTheMan
        the secret is that you stay calm :)
        May 2, 2021
      4. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        The shower mutes my T for 15 minutes sometimes. I believe it’s the same for a lot of people. :)
        May 2, 2021
    18. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      My tinnitus sounds and feels like someone put TENS suction cups on my cochleas.
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    19. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      Do antidepressants work on tinnitus related depression? Will I be a normal human again when they kick in?
      1. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        I would say yes. Reducing anxiety and depression is key ...gives you the arsenal to fight the battle. Normal..not sure but you will have to energy strength to fight
        May 2, 2021
      2. Stanlex
        Stanlex
        @Sayeed I just started taking it. If it will work, I will take that until I habituate. I just wish something good will happen..
        May 2, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        Let us know how you feel in a few weeks.
        May 2, 2021
    20. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      I don't know what is fluctuating. My T volume or my perception of it... Wish there was some device that would objectively measure T.
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      2. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        A "kind of" objective measurement would be to find a consistent sound environment that masks the T. If you feel it has increased, you can stand in that environment and see if you hear it. In my case, if my T is low, my right ear will be completely masked by devices in the kitchen, like the fridge - if I can hear the ring, I know it is spiked.
        May 1, 2021
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    21. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      I don' wanna jinx it, but I have very strong feeling that one reactive tone is entirely gone, 8 days since on Vinpocetine.
      1. TrevorSanders
        TrevorSanders
        What's your dosage?
        Apr 30, 2021
      2. Stanlex
        Stanlex
        May 1, 2021
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    22. Stanlex
      Stanlex
      I started having days where I think it is improving or much better, but later I feel it's the same. Perhaps it started fluctuating.
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    Tinnitus Since:
    03/2021
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    No reason
    This is my personal tinnitus story, you might want to read that and warn your healthy peers that even innocent and harmless actions have consequences.

    I'm 19-year-old boy who has always cared about my ears. Never attended a concert, gig, club, didn't use headphones (just few exceptions, but definitely not long-term), never fired a firecracker, never fired a gun, idk if I have ever heard a noise louder than 100dB in my life.

    Yet I am here. Unlike vast majority of my peers I can't enjoy life and focus to studying and things that matter to me most.

    I'm here, despite never doing things that my peers often do and it doesn't harm them, I'm here with raging several tones of tinnitus and dysacusis.

    It started one day after I used brand new headphones on lowest volume for one day. Perhaps it is just a coincidence, and the headphones are unrelated. I hope so. Hundreds of million people use headphones daily for work and entertainment, and I don't think that ENT waiting rooms are full of people complaining with dysacusis and severe T. Instead, I doubt ENT even know that condition such as dysacusis even exist.

    My ears are now more broken than ears of war veteran or old rocker. Atleast I don't seem to have hyperacusis or hearing loss. I hear good, but flawed. And the T is super bad.

    I wrote this part when I was 7 weeks in since the tragedy. I don't know how the things will change in the future, but I pray to God for a second chance for a normal life. A life, that I loved to live prior to tinnitus onset. You don't know how much I realised I lost and I considered it as a matter of course back then.

    But there is one sure thing I will do, regardless of the true cause and even if I get better. I will never, ever, use headphones in my life again. Not for a single second. Not even on 1% volume. Simply never.