14 Months... Has Anyone Had Relief Take a Long Time? (Not Just Habituation)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Stew, Nov 14, 2016.

    1. Stew

      Stew Member

      Tinnitus Since:

      I have had Tinnitus for quite some time, but about 14 months ago I went to an outdoor networking event and didn't wear my earplugs. As a result my tinnitus has gotten worse. It is really sensitive to motors and every time I spent time outside I have a day or 2 of increased noise. 15 years ago I got Tinnitus and it receded quite a bit and my ears stabilized, but this time it keeps shifting. SO the question is....

      Has any one had over a long time their tinnitus reduced in intensity? I would like to hear about any journeys that have resulted in some relief over more than a year.

      BTW I know I am grasping at straws and maybe just irritable from suffering a whole weekend from 3 hours at a museum, but my tinnitus is really reactive now.


    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      @Stew If I were you I would get a referral to an ENT clinic for tests and then see a hearing therapist for treatment. You are describing hyperaucusis (sensitivity to sound) click on the link below to find out more about tinnitus, treatment, and hyperacusis. Keep a way from loud sounds and most importantly don't listen to music through headphones even at low volume. Use a sound machine at night by your bedside. More is explained in the link below.
      Best of luck

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