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My son said, "Mom you're one of the 7 wonders of the world". I asked him why and he said, "you don't let anyone push you around!". Love it! Jun 13, 2021 at 8:32 PM

    1. twa
      twa
      My son said, "Mom you're one of the 7 wonders of the world". I asked him why and he said, "you don't let anyone push you around!". Love it!
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    2. twa
      twa
      Kiddo is spending the night away. I enjoy the quiet time, but miss my buddy!
    3. twa
      twa
      Swimming four days in a row. Whole body hurts.
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      3. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        @Steph1710 where do you swim? I am jealous! Also, what's the protocol for ears and swimming? Are plugs needed?
        Jun 12, 2021 at 5:26 PM
      4. twa
        twa
        @ Jebbis, I thought I'd chime in. Prior to Covid, I swam in our neighborhood pools and then at the indoor pool in the winter at the club in my neighborhood. Once the pandemic started, we rented pools in our area through an app called Swimply. Now we are back at our neighborhood pools. I usually wear foam earplugs the entire time.
        Jun 12, 2021 at 10:47 PM
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      5. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        @Jebbis I swim in our local 25 metre pool, in a lake near me, and the sea because I live near the coast. I usually only front crawl, as it is easier on the ears compared to ducking your head down underwater doing breaststroke. I used to wear plugs but now don’t bother, and usually don’t have any issues, however I’ve developed an ear infection this week - that shit painful :(
        Jun 13, 2021 at 7:17 AM
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    4. twa
      twa
      Lunch with Grandaddy, Auntie and the kiddo. Felt like a normal day. Joy in the simple things.
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      2. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        So glad for you!
        Jun 11, 2021 at 11:06 PM
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      3. Shelbylynn
        Shelbylynn
        Yay, yes. As simple as it is it's tremendous in healing mentally and physically
        Jun 12, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    5. twa
      twa
      Walked to the pool, swim lessons, walked home, Liberty Burger, walked back to the pool, swam & made dinner, mom life in the summer!
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      2. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Sounds pretty sweet! :)
        Jun 11, 2021 at 9:20 AM
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    6. twa
      twa
      Share your your Voilà pic!
      1. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        You look like a Disney princess!
        Jun 9, 2021 at 11:26 PM
      2. twa
        twa
        Aww thanks! You're my new best friend!
        Jun 9, 2021 at 11:46 PM
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    7. twa
      twa
      My friend was telling me her son's school decided to surprise seniors with fireworks after graduation. I'm glad I was not there!
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      2. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        Oh bother...glad I graduated a few years ago...I wouldn't do too well at a ceremony nowadays, especially a Texas style one!
        Jun 10, 2021 at 4:35 AM
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    8. twa
      twa
      How many times have you watched Raya? I've watched it 4 times in 3 days.
    9. twa
      twa
      Tomorrow is the last day of school. Thankfully, I can tolerate sound better just in time for school to be out & be home with an active boy!
      1. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        Yay! I hope your tolerance to sound remains and continues to improve, and look at you, supermom, for being so ready to jump into it all. Inspiring!
        Jun 9, 2021 at 1:36 AM
      2. twa
        twa
        Thank you! I try, I hope he remembers the fun times.
        Jun 9, 2021 at 2:22 AM
    10. twa
      twa
      Raining cats and dogs. The thunder is loud...I wonder how many decibels it is?
      1. aot
        aot
        For what it's worth, I've never heard of anyone getting a spike (atleast not a permanent one.) From Thunder.
        Jun 7, 2021
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    11. twa
      twa
      So my husband's idea of honoring D-day is to make our 8 year old watch Band of Brothers. Ugh.
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    12. twa
      twa
      Block party celebrating graduations on the street behind us. It's so loud we are wearing earplugs and earmuffs in the house.
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      3. Ken219
        Ken219
        Maybe TinnitusTalk will get more members?
        Jun 6, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        I know, 5 hours of blaring music. Happy it's been raining for the last hour and they had to bring the speakers in :-(.
        Jun 6, 2021
      5. twa
        twa
        @Ken219 I know it's mean, but I think to myself don't get angry you know it will catch up with them eventually.
        Jun 6, 2021
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    13. twa
      twa
      I've heard people say it's like loud ringing when you leave a concert. Hmm...I've never experienced ringing after a concert.
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      3. Orions Pain
        Orions Pain
        Same! Interesting how people get this after concerts & it goes away and for us we never had it, but now it’s “permanent”
        Jun 5, 2021
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      4. ASilverLight
        ASilverLight
        Same. Always had earplugs in as well, not a single sound at all. But a string of unfortunate accidents all within 2 weeks and I'm in a multi tonal reactive mess
        Jun 6, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        I never wore earplugs at concerts. My thought was, if this was at a dangerous level they would tell us. :-D
        Jun 6, 2021
    14. twa
      twa
      Interesting...after 8 months of ringing and static, today sounds like cicadas. Previously, I had very faint cicadas for 3 years.
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      3. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        I am also curious how you feel about this
        Jun 4, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @Diesel @Jebbis I was thinking it was good because my previous T was cicadas and I never gave it a second thought, it was so very low that it never bothered me or changed in any way. I was not on a T forum previously so I didn't know it could change.
        Jun 5, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        @DieseI @Jebbis I think it would have stayed that way if I had not had an acoustic trauma. I was thinking it was a good change earlier today but it's kind of gone to an airplane engine sound, which I call static. I feel like I had lost some ground in April when I started getting vertigo, increased T and H.
        Jun 5, 2021
    15. twa
      twa
      Week 6 of vertigo/dizziness.
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    16. twa
      twa
      Two online meetings this morning. It's nice to be able to control the volume on conversations and presentations.
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    17. twa
      twa
      Pics of everyone brightened my day!
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    18. twa
      twa
      When your hyperacusis improved significantly, did you think you'd lost hearing because your perception of sound was not as loud?
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      2. Diesel
        Diesel
        @twa I'd say I at that point im 80% in good shape at 6mo when I take proper care. However, I have learned that the hyperacusis "ceiling" is still there if I'm not careful, and the recovery can start all over again from getting overconfident. So, just because you start feeling improvement, doesn't mean you still should be prepared to protect/avoid if things seem loud.
        Jun 2, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        @Diesel thank you for the info. Setbacks are rough. It's good to know that there's a need to remain cautious. I'll keep carrying my Westones when I'm out and the foam ones for walking outside and when the kiddo is loud. I was hoping that once recovered everything would be ok, but nothing with the ears seem that easy. It's just nice to have a little reprieve from the last 7 months!
        Jun 2, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @Diesel what types of sounds caused your setbacks with hyperacusis?
        Jun 3, 2021
    19. Marin
      Marin
      Hi @twa I just wanted to say that I’m so sorry to read about your increase in symptoms after getting the vaccine. How frustrating to have come all this way only to get a setback! I really hope you feel better soon.
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      2. twa
        twa
        Thank you Marin. I appreciate your kind words. I'm working on feeling better. Hope you are doing well. :-)
        May 25, 2021
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      3. Marin
        Marin
        I’m on a tiny upswing so I hope it’s a trend and not just a fluctuation. Time will tell. Thank you!

        I know you had worked so hard to get the improvements of made, and I’m sure you can get back there. You’ll be in my thoughts!
        May 26, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        Thank you Marin, so nice of you to think of me. I'm so very happy to hear you are doing better!
        May 26, 2021
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    20. twa
      twa
      Went to see my dad today. He had such a hard time hearing me. I tried to speak clearly, face him and enunciate.
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      3. twa
        twa
        @Sayeed how are you? Haven't seen you on the forum in a while. Hope you are doing ok. T~
        Jun 8, 2021 at 5:18 AM
      4. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        Sorry I've been away. I've been dealing with some other issues. But I plan been active on here again. I miss the community
        Jun 10, 2021 at 2:28 AM
      5. twa
        twa
        Jun 10, 2021 at 3:32 AM
    21. twa
      twa
      Rain for the next four days. Great...
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      3. TheDanishGirl
        TheDanishGirl
        @Steph1710 - Same here in Denmark. Its unbelivably cold for the season. And normally we get about 250ish sun hours in may, but so far I think its ranging in the 40s something.
        May 22, 2021
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      4. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        Same here, 12 C. I'm not complaining, because I'm not very fond of the heat, but the ran might just stop now, it's been raining cats and dogs for 2 weeks with some occasional sunshine. But on the plus side, I saw a pretty rainbow.
        May 22, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        We had 10 days of rain before this latest streak of 4 days. I've been at home with dizziness also. The lack of sunshine added to my frustration and sadness about my vestibular issues.
        May 23, 2021
    22. twa
      twa
      It's remote learning day, had fun teaching the kiddo. On breaks he designed "a man cave" in Minecraft and I played "Don't Stop Believing"!
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    23. Mary97
      Mary97
      I'm so sorry about your dizziness from the vaccine. Do you think you had a pre- disposition to the vertigo or just bad luck? Your dad sounds wonderful!!
      1. twa
        twa
        Thank you. No, I've never had dizziness or vertigo in my life. I've even been on two cruises in the last three years with rocky waters and no dizziness at all. I'm on another forum, with a slew of people who have also had vertigo and dizziness after the vaccine. He is a wonderful person, I pray that I can spend more time with him.
        May 21, 2021
    24. Mary97
      Mary97
      Twa, the roadnoise where I live is God awful. I'd love to know if you see much difference in the noise in your house with your new windows.. we have double pane but they must be paper thin, plus the vehicles around here are extremely loud!!! I'm a prisoner in this house and desperately wish I could move. I can't even be in the backyard at all, even with my huge earmuffs, the sound rumbles through my brain.
      1. twa
        twa
        I do think the triple pane windows help. I need to have two more replaced in the same room. I haven't noticed hearing trucks while sleeping.
        May 21, 2021
    25. twa
      twa
      You may have hyperacusis if you get excited about new triple pane windows!
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      2. twa
        twa
        The triple pane windows were only supposed to add an additional 20% reduction in sound. I think the reduction has been much higher. In the areas of my house that have double pane windows I can hear trucks with loud mufflers and the bass from car radios passing by much more clearly.
        May 23, 2021
    26. twa
      twa
      Of all the things I miss, going to the movies with my son is the activity I miss the most.
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      2. twa
        twa
        @Robster I know what you mean. I can't see taking the risk.

        @kuromi thanks so much! So glad to hear you are having quieter days! Great news!
        May 19, 2021
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      3. Sayeed
        Sayeed
        even with high quality noise cancelling head phones would it still be a risk? also i heard during covid you could rent out a whole small theater for like $100.
        May 19, 2021
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      4. Tezcatlipoca
        Tezcatlipoca
        You will go back again with them, don't lose hope
        May 19, 2021
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    27. twa
      twa
      Fireman/paramedic came to the house to install a window. He's the 1st I've told that I have had an acoustic trauma who lowered their voice.
      1. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        Thats so nice. I wonder if he maybe has had colleagues go through acoustic trauma in the past; i can only imagine the sounds they have to deal with on the daily!
        May 19, 2021
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      2. Tweedleman
        Tweedleman
        He's probably heard a few sirens in his time :P
        May 19, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        It was nice and compassionate. I've told my family and extended family about hyperacusis. They continue to slam car doors, talk loudly near my ears, throw dishes in the sink and slam the refrigerator door. I remind them and the response is, well it wasn't on purpose.
        May 19, 2021
    28. twa
      twa
      I'm mostly ok, but every now and then the realties of this condition just hit me and I want to cry.
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      2. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        My best wishes go out to you. I hope your good days start becoming more frequent and I hope you give yourself the space to cry when you need to.
        May 19, 2021
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      3. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        Aww @twa *hugs* If I lived near to you, I would come round, and we could have a good cry together. I’m not surprised after everything your poor body has been through recently, that you need to cry. Sending all my love to you. You’re a strong woman Twa, but we all need to be weak at times. <3
        May 19, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @Jebbis thanks so much. I pray I start having more good days too. This is hard.

        @Steph1710 thank you. That would be nice. We could talk in a normal, but quiet voice and eat a low salt anti-inflammatory lunch. I appreciate all the love :-). How's the dizziness?
        May 19, 2021
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    29. twa
      twa
      Binge worthy series on Netflix! Designated Survivor is interesting about a low level legislator who is 11th in line to the presidency.
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      2. twa
        twa
        Oh man! At least I have 3 seasons left. I've been home for 4 weeks and I'm running out of good shows to watch.
        May 18, 2021
      3. Sentinel
        Sentinel
        The Crown is really good.
        May 18, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @Sentinel I liked The Crown too! Watched all the seasons out on Netflix.
        May 19, 2021
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    30. twa
      twa
      Today was the first day since March 2020 that Texas has reported zero Covid deaths! Thank you God!
      1. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        Wonderful!
        May 18, 2021
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      2. kuromi
        kuromi
        That's great! Make sure to stay safe, twa!
        May 18, 2021
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    US
    Occupation:
    Education
    Tinnitus Since:
    2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    meds/acoustic trauma