37 Year Sufferer

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Folk-DA, Sep 9, 2016.

    1. Folk-DA

      Folk-DA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Abuse of Antibiotics
      I have had "T" for about 37 years. I have had this as long as I can remember.

      When people ask I tell them it started at about 12 yrs old. I generally just disregard it and have for all this time. I have good hearing even with the high pitched ring. Some frequencies are not as noticeable but as I type this, for example, I can hear the fan on my laptop. It's not noisy, but it is there.

      I think my "T" is from the Dr. prescribing antibiotics for me every time I had tonsillitis, ear infection and sinus infection. I joke and say it is from my Mom yelling at me all the time. She was loud.

      - Later in life 18-21 I used to have a loud stereo in my car 119dBA's measured at ear level in front seat. Probably not as loud as some cars are today, but I am certain that didn't help anything.

      Recently I have tried Ginko and Vitiamin C and I have notice no changes. I saw some people use steroids - and I have had them for other reasons (swelling in my knee) and I have never noticed a change in pitch or intensity.

      I would like to get rid of it if possible. Just looking for those that might have had some success.

      A good friend of mine is an audio engineer (old school) he told me that the little hairs in your inner ear are broke and that is the end of your hearing. But I can generally hear frequency from about 23hz to 18000 w/o an issue.
    2. dan

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      You can't get rid of it, sorry.
    3. MrBonk

      MrBonk Member

      Winchester, Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD/Insane sinus congestion/TMJ/mold allergy/dog bark??????
      Has the volume stayed the same all this time? You can't get rid of it unfortunately. There has been a fraction of the money spent on Ear and T research compared to just about every other medical field.

    4. HiThere

      HiThere Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Delivery by forceps? Childhood ear infections?
      Greetings. Unlike most people on the forum that from what I've seen have had T for a relatively short time, I have a similar experience to yours. I've had mine as long as I can remember, 40+ years.

      I used to notice it the most, as I do now when in bed before falling asleep. Once when I was a child, I mentioned to someone about that "ringing" you hear before you fall asleep. I was very puzzled when the person responded with: "What ringing?" I assumed everyone's ears were like that.

      Like you, I have also gotten used to it for the most part. It's been there all my life and I don't think it will ever go away. I also don't have very high hopes that there will be a cure anytime soon.

      I have been fortunate enough to be able to live with it as my "normal".

    5. whale
      No Mood

      whale Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Myofascial crap Bruxism, a jackhammer, stress who knows
      Most subjective tinnitus is in the brain, not the ear, it can be noise induced but your hearing can be fine. also you could have hearing loss and no tinnitus. there is no real correlation. There is really no proven cure and top scientist are not really sure why it comes or goes. The US military would like a cure but have yet to find one. there are clinical trials now but they are off, One day maybe many years from now. if its really bothering your, find a good audiologist that does TRT and CBT to help you habituate, to the point your mind puts the noise off, and for the most part you forget all about T. its will cost about 2k , but for most it helps. as for vitamins, take a good multivitamin, eat right and exercise daily, and stay positive about life. You'll toss good many after bad on chasing off hand cures. If there is a spontaneous recovery, being mentally and physically fit will play a part i'm sure.

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