13-Year-Old — Tinnitus Slowly Going Away — Guide for Newcomers

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    1. Buckiewackie

      Buckiewackie Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long use of ear-phones ( 6 hours )
      Hi guys, my name is Kyle but you can call me, anytime :) jokes! I'm 13 years old and relatively new to this thread, even though I've been monitoring tinnitus talk for a few months now, here is my story about me coping my Tinnitus.

      On the 16th of Janurary, 12:30 pm, I started to binge watch on my iPad. Netflix movies was usually the get-go, but it was at night-time and I didn't want to disturb anyone, so I grabbed my earphones and put them up on half-way ( 8 bars on iPad / iPhone ) I listened through my ear phones for over 5 hours. When I went to sleep, I noticed this sort of whooshing in my right ear, I thought it would go away on it's own so I just went to sleep. The next night, when I was about to go to sleep, I heard the same whooshing sound in the same ear. I didn't know what was happening so I searched up "ringing in the ears" The pessimism in every tinnitus article that I read made me very sad, to the point where I shed a tear in my eye.

      A few weeks onward, I decided to go to the General Practictioner near my area. We had a very long conversation about Tinnitus, and in specific words, she said to me
      "It will definetely go away, just give it time and it will heal on its own"

      This line, gave me hope, it gave me strength to keep on going with life and to remember that I can't let this stupid noise get into my life. Two months in from now, and I'm feeling just fine, I can still hear this ringing sound in my left, right ear ( it changes some times ) but only in very quiet rooms.

      What I'm trying to say is that as a 13 year old boy, I thought this ringing in my ears would kill me, I thought of so many negative thoughts and had a pessimistic attitude towards Tinnitus. But do you know what made me change this attitude? My kinship group. From families, to friends, or even teachers, everyone in my life made me feel like they cared about me and made me so happy. They didn't make feel depressed because they didn't hear this sound, but they made me happy. They made me so happy that they made me change my pessimistic attitude and make me overcome this problem.

      I can barely hear the ringing sound in my ear, it's only when I really want to focus on it. Habituation does work, Habituation may even make this ringing sound go away. Most cases of Tinnitus seem to go away, because people just simply don't care for this Ringing sound. They say "No, I'm not going to let this ringing sound destroy my connections with everyone, make me depressed and make me kill myself"

      Tip : Search for Success stories but don't over search so much!
      When you over search, you'll probably land yourself on a pessimistic thread

      In conclusion, just move on with your life, if you can hear the ringing sound, play some music that you like to cool you down on a relaxed night. Relax, don't be frightened, if you let tinnitus come in, it WILL eventually go away!

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    2. andrewk

      andrewk Member

      Orlando, FL
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Thanks for sharing your story Kyle. Handling T at 20 was hard enough for me, I don't know how I would do it at 13. Also, your writing is very impressive for a 13-year-old!
    3. Zora
      Kick ass

      Zora Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      1st time: Megaphone ;2nd time: headphones too loud
      wow, you seem to be a very smart 13 year old :D I dont know what I would have done if I got T when I was 13.

      But thats great and I am very happy for you Kyle :) just watch out for your ear from now on (but you already know that)
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    4. Gill Hayes

      Gill Hayes Member Benefactor

      North West England
      Tinnitus Since:
      Nov 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress I think
      You are an inspiration for new sufferers, well done Kyle ! Best wishes. x
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    5. mandi

      mandi Member Benefactor

      West Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear infection
      @Buckiewackie Thanks so much for your inspirational words and wisdom! And coming from a 13-year old makes them even more amazing. All you say is sooo right on! Thanks for reminding us and encouraging us with truth.

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