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Kind of a different sound, more like a light saber from Star Wars. Hmm... Jul 26, 2021 at 4:02 AM

    1. twa
      twa
      Sitting in church, listening to the sermon with earplugs in, T ringing and I nodded off. Felt like a normal day! :-D
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      2. hurtingdream
        hurtingdream
        I went to church today too with earplugs :)
        Jun 20, 2021
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      3. twa
        twa
        @hurtingdream its just so nice to be normal and get back to church.
        Jun 21, 2021
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    2. twa
      twa
      Has anyone attended classes with hyperacusis? What strategies helped you? I'm required to take a week long class at the university in July.
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      3. twa
        twa
        @Stacken77 I appreciate the input. I think I remember you recently graduated??? My friend is a college professor and she is still teaching online classes for her school.
        Jun 20, 2021
      4. twa
        twa
        @Damocles I have custom Westones. I’ll take them and the filters. I’m still not proficient in which one is most appropriate for each setting. Sometimes, they start to get uncomfortable after a few hours. I’m might try and see if I can take breaks in wearing earplugs depending on the classroom environment after I get down there.
        Jun 21, 2021
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      5. Stacken77
        Stacken77
        @twa It is correct I recently graduated. Thankfully, the entirety of 2020 and this semester was taught from home due to covid. I acquired my T and H in October last year, so I never had to have f2f classes with these conditions.
        Jun 21, 2021
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    3. twa
      twa
      Thinking about everyone today, saying a prayer that you have a good Father's Day weekend with much peace~
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    4. twa
      twa
      It's already too hot to swim during the day in Texas. We have to wait until the evening and then we get carried away by mosquitos!
    5. twa
      twa
      Accepted as a Doctoral Candidate in Education. Let's get this party started!
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      2. Kriszti
        Kriszti
        Congrats :)
        Jun 18, 2021
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      3. Julien87
        Julien87
        Congratulations twa :)
        Jun 18, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        Thank you all! Now I have to get through the hardest part, the 4 hour drive to the university, attending orientation and classes in person for a week.
        Jun 18, 2021
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    6. twa
      twa
      My 80 year old dad is hard of hearing. What would be a helpful Father's Day gift?
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      2. twa
        twa
        Oddly enough he's not sensitive to sound, he just has the loss. He was sensitive to sound when I was a kid and always told us to quiet down.
        Jun 17, 2021
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      3. Martinf
        Martinf
        Does your father has T?
        Jun 20, 2021
      4. twa
        twa
        @Martinf he has very faint T occasionally. He said he never noticed it until I mentioned it. He has significant hearing loss. We are quite a pair and it's almost comical to have a conversation. He is very loud and i have hyperacusis, but can't hear him because of my earplugs to protect from his loud voice.
        Jun 20, 2021
    7. twa
      twa
      Working on my grad school application. I feel like with the pandemic, tinnitus/hyperacusis & dizziness at least I can focus on another goal!
      1. nocticolor, Steph1710, Zugzug and 2 others like this.
      2. nocticolor
        nocticolor
        I think we could all learn a thing or two from you. It’s very inspirational to see how you deal with everything!
        Jun 16, 2021
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      3. Robster
        Robster
        What are you planning on studying?
        Jun 17, 2021
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      4. twa
        twa
        @nocticolor thank you, that encourages my heart!

        @Robster Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. This would be my 3rd stint in graduate school.
        Jun 17, 2021
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    8. twa
      twa
      @Orions Pain I encourage you to get out and do one thing each day if possible. It really helps me mentally and physically. Hugs~ T
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    9. twa
      twa
      Really hard day.
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      3. twa
        twa
        Thank you for your encouragement and kind words kuromi, they really life me up. :-)
        Jun 14, 2021
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      4. Charburchar
        Charburchar
        Sorry to hear twa :( I hope you have a better day tomorrow!
        Jun 14, 2021
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      5. twa
        twa
        Jun 14, 2021
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    10. twa
      twa
      I had green tea for lunch and I'm awake. Ugh!
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    11. 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. Steph1710
        Steph1710
        What a sweetie :) <3 I am so glad he has a strong female role model in his life.
        Jun 14, 2021
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    12. twa
      twa
      Kiddo is spending the night away. I enjoy the quiet time, but miss my buddy!
    13. 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
      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
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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
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    14. 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
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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
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    15. 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
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    16. twa
      twa
      Share your your Voilà pic!
      1. Jebbis
        Jebbis
        You look like a Disney princess!
        Jun 9, 2021
      2. twa
        twa
        Aww thanks! You're my new best friend!
        Jun 9, 2021
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    17. 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
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    18. twa
      twa
      How many times have you watched Raya? I've watched it 4 times in 3 days.
    19. 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
      2. twa
        twa
        Thank you! I try, I hope he remembers the fun times.
        Jun 9, 2021
    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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
    24. 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
    25. twa
      twa
      Week 6 of vertigo/dizziness.
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    26. 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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    27. twa
      twa
      Pics of everyone brightened my day!
      1. LilSass, Keith Handy, aot and 2 others like this.
    28. 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. 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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      3. twa
        twa
        @Diesel what types of sounds caused your setbacks with hyperacusis?
        Jun 3, 2021
      4. Martinf
        Martinf
        When I first got T and no H my hearing was okay and when i developped hyperacusis few weeks later i had some hearing loss
        Jun 20, 2021
    29. 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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    30. 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
      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
      5. twa
        twa
        Jun 10, 2021
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    US
    Occupation:
    Education
    Tinnitus Since:
    2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
    Cause of Tinnitus:
    meds/acoustic trauma