27-Year-Old Musician with Minor Tinnitus from Forklift Incident

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Brandon Williams, Oct 20, 2020.

    1. Brandon Williams

      Brandon Williams Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Forklift accident
      Hello everyone. My name is Brandon Williams and I am 27 years old and reside in Lincoln Nebraska.

      I have very minor tinnitus compared to others. I was driving a forklift outside one day at work and hit a bump in the road. This caused the forks to rattle and my left ear has been ringing (slightly) ever since. This is especially noticeable when trying to fall asleep. I also have noticed that I am sensitive to HARSH FREQUENCIES. Think of two forks hitting one another. This has lead to migraines that have resulted in vomiting.

      After all this, biggest fear is my love for music. I compose and engineer my own stuff but I'm afraid this interferes my ability to use headphones which are very important during the engineering process. Normal speakers are expensive and so is room treatment (acoustic panels).

      I read one time that a gentleman had committed suicide due to his sever tinnitus which wasn't comforting in the least.

      Please feel free to reach out. I believe my messages pop up in my Gmail which is also no my phone. Thank you all.
    2. T_Almost_Gone

      T_Almost_Gone Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bupropion nalextrone
      Hi Brandon, welcome, and sorry you're here. Have you been an ENT yet?

      "This has lead to migraines that have resulted in vomiting."

      Worth searching the forum for this to see if others have had the same.
    3. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum. Yes it has happened that people did feel suicidal and few did commit to do the unthinkable. But it is still relatively a rare event. Considering that people committed suicide for many other reasons, such as financial challenge, depression, for breaking up, students for failing exams, being fired from job, being bullied or whatever reasons out there, then we shouldn't think that just because someone committed suicide after having tinnitus is all because of tinnitus. Perhaps it is a combination of events that contributed to the suicides and that having tinnitus is just a nail in the coffin and not completely because of having tinnitus.

      Over the years living with tinnitus and having posted in tinnitus forums, I have met people whose tinnitus can be so loud that they couldn't hear what others were saying to them. That is tough and yet quite a few friends I know have this condition. Yet they seem to live a normal life. So having tinnitus is not an end game. It all depends on how you react to this new challenge in life. So try to be positive that your condition will improve over time and that you will be able to enjoy your music again. Try to read the success stories so you can feel more hopeful that all will be well like others. Good luck. God bless.
    4. Ken219

      Ken219 Member

      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      Your answer is in your writing. Protect your hearing at all costs. My tinnitus started low. I did the ENT thing and all sorts of tests. No issues found. It was just one of those things. Not one ENT said the cause could be exposure to loud noise. I went to weddings, other events, never a concert. I listened to music through my headphones. Not one doctor said to keep away from loud noise and if you are exposed to such noise, to wear ear plugs and/or muffs. Brandon as shallow as this sounds, the choice is yours. What I have had for 30 years, I'd pick 'PROTECT MY HEARING".

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