Taylorslay
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Taylorslay

Member, Female, 18, from Orlando Florida

I see people everywhere I go turning the volume on their headphones on high and playing loud music in their car. I wish they knew... Oct 9, 2018

Taylorslay was last seen:
Jan 11, 2019
    1. DWoods.
      DWoods.
      Hey there. My last post was over a year ago. I guess I took to heart the advice of those T sufferers who often complain the TT site is a downer and to stay away. So I did. But, things are not better yet, but I have to have hope, so I hope to open a more consistent dialog with others who understand. You seem to still be quite active on the site. That's good, I think, right?
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      2. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        But do not be foolish. I'm not spreading false positivity. I want you to be a realist and do what makes you feel comfortable. Be knowledgeable. If you are not ready for something don't force yourself to get better. Know your strenghs and know your weaknesses. For example, I know when I need to wear earplugs and we I shouldn't. But don't be in constant fear to feel the need to be in silence all the time.
        Jan 3, 2019
      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Thats a bit overkill.
        Jan 3, 2019
      4. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        I know my response has been all over the place, but I hope you find it helpful.
        Jan 3, 2019
    2. LAnative
      LAnative
      Hello Taylor,
      I saw your old posts when you first got H.
      So its safe to say you don't have any H now?
      Looking for some hope.
      Thanks
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      2. LAnative
        LAnative
        Thanks for the update Taylor.
        I guess most of us in the beginning worry about permanently reducing our quality of life. Thanks for reassuring me that eventually life gets back to normal.
        For me its the ear fullness feeling that bothers me more than the mild H. Just hoping that goes away or hopefully thats something I can habituate to as well.
        Dec 7, 2018
      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        @LAnative I know you're probably scared. My ear fullness if I can remember didn't go away for a while. And I had this sensation that something was physically inside my ear. (Nothing was)
        Dec 13, 2018
      4. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        It will go away but it may take even as long as 1 months or more.
        Dec 13, 2018
    3. Rafahyperacusis
      Rafahyperacusis
      You can read my thread, I just have 2, the one that mentions mushrooms
    4. Rafahyperacusis
      Rafahyperacusis
      Hello there, how are you?
      I wanned to ask you something but dunno how to send private messages, I´m quite new here.
      It´s about one of the threads I´ve shared (mushrooms one), maybe we can talk there or shall I just write here the whole story?
      1. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Mushrooms??? Please elaborate.
        Nov 9, 2018
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    5. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      I see people everywhere I go turning the volume on their headphones on high and playing loud music in their car. I wish they knew...
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      3. MuffinMan
        MuffinMan
        @cspc they probably have way too mild
        Oct 9, 2018
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      4. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Yeah I've talked to some people and they say they have ringing but it's so mild it doesn't bother em. But they really don't know what actual moderate/severe Tinnitus is like or even Hyperacusis.
        Oct 11, 2018
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      5. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Tbh Google says hyperacusis is rare. I doubt that. I just think some people have it mild and don't mind it. I've also met other people who have hyperacusis (hearing sensitivities). I just think it's much more common. However most people's aren't not as severe as others.
        Oct 11, 2018
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    6. IvanRus
      IvanRus
      Hello!
      So, did you have some tinnitus and hyperacusis? How much or As far as I understand, basically you were disturbed with a hyperacusis, and tinnitus was very weak?
      Now your hyperacia recedes with time, and you can enjoy life?
      1. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        Talylorslay arrived at this forum having a lot of trouble with tinnitus and hyperacusis which were quite severe. I and other members helped her. However, this was backed up with her determination, hard work and positive attitude and resulted in her making remarkable progress. She is an inspiration to many.
        Michael
        Jul 31, 2018
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      2. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Exactly. What both of you have said is correct.
        Aug 2, 2018
      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        @IvanRus yes my Tinnitus is very mild compared to what my H use to be. So it hasn't bothered me except in the early days where it fluctuated some. Other than that my T is the least of my worries when comparing H and T.
        Aug 2, 2018
    7. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Life has been pretty good. Can't complain.
    8. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      So I got an H spike from running. Not sure why, but I'm going to keep at it. I'll try to train my ears to tolerate it.
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      2. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        HI @Taylorslay I am pleased that you are not going to give up. I like your attitude because you are a person that listens. Carry on this way and you will go far in life. I use an elliptical machine at home and have no problems with my tinnitus. l believe it's because my feet don't make contact with the floor, so there is no impact underfoot. Best of luck and take care
        Michael
        Jun 2, 2018
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      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        @Michael Leigh I never understood why people give up. I do understand bouts of depression and anxiety but completely giving up on life and ones goals is as if you're no longer a living human being. Simply just a body in space at that point. So of course, never give up, and if something does work out, try something new!
        Jun 2, 2018
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      4. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        HI @Taylorslay You are so right but life can be complicated and some people have more than their fair share on the plate. We all have a limit to how much we can take but it's good to have a positive outlook on life the way that you do. So go for it and keep shinning.
        Jun 2, 2018
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    9. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      In all of my progress regarding my H, I still sometimes freak out over nothing. A little freak outs good. We all need a good cry sometimes.
      1. IvanRus
        IvanRus
        Do I understand correctly that hyperacusis bothers you more than tinnitus itself?
        Do you have spikes / exacerbations of tinnitus from high-profile events or stress?
        May 11, 2018
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      2. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        @IvanRus My tinnitus can become loud but honestly, I have become use to it. It doesn't cause me stress like my Hyperacusis. My H use to be quite bad. I use to not be able to moderately raise my voice without having pain or loudness distortion.

        My tinnitus reacts with my Hyperacusis, but my Hyperacusis reacts worse than my Tinnitus.
        May 11, 2018
      3. victoria9273
        victoria9273
        Wow what a great mind you have! Things happens.. Everything is unpredictable and it's not our fault.
        May 16, 2018
    10. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Went to the movies Friday. I wore earplugs and I had an H spike. But the spike was from the earplugs. 3 days later I'm back to normal. :)
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      2. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        That's good to hear @New Guy getting H and T for the first time can be very traumatic but I do believe everyone gets better if they manage it properly.
        May 8, 2018
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      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        @Tinker Bell I can't remember the name of mine but I'll definitely look at those too :)
        May 8, 2018
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      4. victoria9273
        victoria9273
        I see you faring quite well. And your confidence is really something that contributes to this site. There might be hard times in our lives but go on..
        May 10, 2018
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    11. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      I went to lunch with my family in downtown Orlando today. It was super loud, cars, bikes, planes etc luckily no spike. Its been a good day.
      1. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        That is very surprising since my H is aggravated very easily.
        Feb 1, 2018
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      2. Michael Leigh
        Michael Leigh
        Hi Taylorslay. I am pleased that you had a nice time with your family. Please remember, it is often the negative counselling that one listens to from other people that can often instil negative thinking into others and make them believe, that every loud sound will cause their tinnitus to spike. This definitely not the case.
        Michael
        Feb 2, 2018
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    12. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Does anyone's ear sometimes ache? I have H but its nothing like H related pain. Its a literal ache. Its very mild though.
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      2. Tom Cnyc
        Tom Cnyc
        I used to get this a lot. I think its related to muscle tension caused by T related stress. Both neck muscles from the fight or flight "protect your neck" response as well as a protective tensor tympani that does not relax.
        Jan 30, 2018
      3. Tinker Bell
        Tinker Bell
        That’s a very plausible explanation, @Tom Cnyc. Thanks for sharing it!
        Jan 30, 2018
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      4. AZeurotuner
        AZeurotuner
        My ears always hurt... Although I started lasering a week ago and the aches are GONE, has to be the lllt, my ears feel good for once.
        Jan 30, 2018
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    13. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      I truly think Tinnitus and or Hyperacusis makes us stronger human beings.
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      3. dpdx
        dpdx
        They dont make me stronger, they make me weaker. They cause me more anxiety/stress. My view on life has been permanently changed. Never will i be that happy person i once was.
        Jan 24, 2018
      4. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        @dpdx I find that completely false. Much like every challenge we face we grow. Think of all the times in your life where you wanted something bad but it took lots of hard work. You suffered a lot and wanted to give up. But didn't.
        Jan 24, 2018
      5. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Looking at life in such a pessimistic way just because of Tinnitus and Hyperacusis is not worth the energy long term. For it does hurt our quality of life but once we as people learn to move past it. The challenges we face become easier to overcome. Because no struggle could compare to T and H.
        Jan 24, 2018
    14. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Man, I don't know what I'd do with out you guys. You really do make H and T easier to live with. Thank you all for being so supportive.
      1. AZeurotuner
        AZeurotuner
        I feel the same way... It's an awesome community.
        Jan 6, 2018
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    15. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday. :)
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      2. victoria9273
        victoria9273
        I'm glad to see that you're getting better.
        Dec 26, 2017
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    16. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Have a Merry Christmas or happy holidays this weekend :). If you celebrate neither, just have a good day.
      1. Rubenslash
        Rubenslash
        U too!
        Dec 23, 2017
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    17. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      I am not cured. But I have made tremendous progress that I'm happy with. I am able to move on with my life. Which I find most important. :)
    18. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Smile like you've never smiled before :) <3
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      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Dec 14, 2017
      4. threefirefour
        threefirefour
        That sounds like a bad idea tbh
        Dec 14, 2017
      5. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Dec 14, 2017
    19. DWoods.
      DWoods.
      BTW, forgot to mention hearing is better than ever, oddly. Have to listen around the T, which hovers at 6350 Hz.
    20. DWoods.
      DWoods.
      You give good advice, manifested somehow beyond your years. I developed whopping T in both years after getting bouts of bilateral intermittent T for a year+. I have a bad back, with herniated L5 since 10/15, and was wondering if simultaneous use of Tramadol and Norco can cause this. It changes drastically when I move my head around. Thanks for anything you know.
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      2. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        It's important to also understand that just because you may have good hearing does not mean it can't be noise induced or degeneration of the inner ear in some form. (But usually degeneration depends on age).
        Dec 9, 2017
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      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        I looked up my anti depressants all over the net because I was worried it would spike my T. I found nothing that gave me the notion it would.
        Dec 9, 2017
      4. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Do you know any known cause of your T or did it pop up out of no where?
        Dec 9, 2017
    21. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Smile <3 :) I wanna see a shine in your teeth and a sparkle in your eye.
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      2. Amiel
        Amiel
        that's very nice of you to say, i love you too. you are pretty
        Dec 4, 2017
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      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Dec 5, 2017
    22. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Just staying positive :)
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    23. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Lol my life is an emotional roller coaster :)
      1. JurgenG
        JurgenG
        Well the ups are good right?!
        Nov 27, 2017
      2. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Nov 28, 2017
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    24. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Abuse is all I get from the ones that supposedly love me, in my darkest hours.
      1. Red
        Red
        Do not know what to say without knowing your family. But your family's lack of concern for healthcare is worrying.
        Nov 26, 2017
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    25. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Relaxation has been one of my most difficult battles. But things seem to be looking up.
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      2. victoria9273
        victoria9273
        Good! I'm happy for you.
        Nov 26, 2017
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    26. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      I don't understand why I have balance problems from my acoustic trauma. I wasn't exposed to bombs or guns. I was exposed to headphones.
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      2. dpdx
        dpdx
        same
        Nov 25, 2017
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    27. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      I want my balance back...
      1. AmericanJosh
        AmericanJosh
        Did you get checked for Ménière's disease?
        Sep 12, 2018
      2. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Sep 13, 2018
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    28. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      As my family says about my H and T "You're crazy Taylor." "We need to take you to a shrink.". You're the real reason I'm going crazy. :'(
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      4. lapidus
        lapidus
        Nov 25, 2017
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    29. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      Speaking to my family about T and H, and my loss of clarity in hearing despite no visual loss on my audiogram, is like speaking to a wall.
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      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        It's not that the loss of frequency that I have. I have a loss of volume in decibels as well.
        Nov 21, 2017
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      4. shasta0863
        shasta0863
        What types of volume types do you believe you see a loss in? If you're audiogram was within normal levels, then everyday noises should be the same. Do only certain sounds sound lower volume than others? Sometimes when I hear higher freq. stuff my ear muscles deep inside tense up so I can a sort of slight muffle and fullness feeling, sometimes even pain if it's loud enough.
        Nov 21, 2017
      5. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        I can't exactly tell honestly. Feels like it's all over the place. It lacks depth and volume all over. I get pain from high frequencies but I have hyperacusis. When my H isn't spiked everything doesn't seem excessively loud. But when it is, everything is louder than it should be. But all frequencies lack overall clarity. Why I say lack volume because one of my ears is much lower than the other.
        Nov 22, 2017
    30. Taylorslay
      Taylorslay
      I see trees of green. Red roses too...
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      3. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        @jimH That was a beautiful song.
        Nov 18, 2017
      4. Tinker Bell
        Tinker Bell
        You’ve had me singing this song all day!
        Nov 18, 2017
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      5. Taylorslay
        Taylorslay
        Nov 18, 2017
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  • About

    Gender:
    Female
    Birthday:
    Oct 16, 2000 (Age: 18)
    Location:
    Orlando Florida
    Occupation:
    Student and Customer Service Associate.
    Tinnitus Since:
    09/2017
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    Years of excessively loud headphone use
    I got T and H when I was 16. My Audiologist found no hearing loss despite my hearing being uneven (and it still is). My ENT said to me "The ears are mysterious. I think you're fine" after I told her my symptoms revolving around Hyperacusis.

    I'm 17 now. And I can gladly say that my Hyperacusis has improved significantly. I can now enjoy life again. I still have H but its lowered to such a point life seems, well normal.
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