A Collection of Success Stories from Around the Web

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by jjflyman, Sep 30, 2017.

    1. jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      This is a collection of success stories found. I don't know who actually compiled these but I tried to copy and paste them here.

      • I had tinnitus really bad in my late teens. Then I stopped playing music really loud and stopped listening through headphones and in a couple years it became pretty much nonexistent... I guess the body can heal itself if you give it a chance, at least maybe if you're young. I'm almost thirty now and it's back (probably due to the studio environment), but almost nonexistent unless I concentrate on listening for it.

      • Wow interesting thread... I had pretty bad bout of tinnitus which started about a year ago...I was on medication at the time (anti-inflammatories) because of a bad case a sciatica...that plus general exhaustion probably triggered my tinnitus...anyway, I've mentioned it to my acupuncturist who suffered from tinnitus himself for quite awhile and after a few session where he concentrated on getting rid of it, I'm happy to say that I'm cured... I'm so relieved that it didn't become a chronic problem...I know there's a lot of different causes for tinnitus, and of course it can came back, but acupuncture can really help and put the tinnitus under control...the sooner you get a treatment the better.

      • Mine was caused by mega stress at work and a 8 hour high volume mixing session with violins...duuuuhhh. The methodology the less you stress and pay attention to it the less you hear it worked for me....but do see a doctor asap after you get it as either an IV drip or a boost of cortisone gets rid of it in many cases. Also no smoking, no alcohol, no stress, sport and meditation has helped me to get it 90% gone, I only notice it now when I look for it.

      • I had tinnitus about 3 yrs ago, after the initial panic I just tried not to focus on it, and after about a year managed to forget I "had it".... actually even listening for it now I don't notice it.

      • I had tinnitus for almost two years--and then it went away. Sure was annoying though--especially when I was trying to go to sleep! I found that sleeping with the affected ear DOWN helps to minimize the sound so that it can be ignored. I didn't do anything special to lose it either...just noticed one day that it was gone. Maybe it took that long to heal whatever it was that was wrong?

      • Yes, my tinnitus has gone away! About 25 years ago, I had it all the time, perhaps due to playing in a big band with powerful trombones playing behind me. Changing to different bands helped but the biggest factor was to stay out of the direct blast of loud trumpets and trombones. Perhaps aging and retiring from a day job helped also.

      • Stop playing super loud music nightly. Learn relaxation techniques so you don't grind your teeth (any stress in the area can reduce circulation). Take ginkgo. Had it diagnosed some years ago. Did the above. Now when I wake up I can actually hear silence …

      • When mine started, I found life really hard. I went to the people at tinnitus.org who completely sorted me.

      • The idea they made me see is that it's the reaction to tinnitus that's the problem, not the sound itself. Because of a very loud noise I once experienced, I started hearing a ringing that was already there-the brain is a noisy, electric place. The brain was just searching hard for the root of the loud noise. Problem is, you can't let tinnitus drift away until you relax with it-because it's that reaction that sustains it. My tinnitus has gone, because I never notice it.

      • Yes - Mine went away - Sadly - I don't know why. I took a multi-year break from music in the late 80's and came back as a studio player through about 2005 so I did get a break from the really loud stuff. These days though I've been playing live more than ever with no problems. And with mostly loud bands too. Who knows?... Maybe my definition of "loud" changed over those years. I certainly know that the speakers are smaller now, (even if there's lots more of them) and guitarists (usually) no longer use "stacks" on my gigs. Stage volumes seem to have come down since the ear-splitting set ups from the 70's and 80's. I've also taken to using one ear plug. I put it on the side that blocks the drums and guitars and now I can hear on stage as well...

      • My sister had it twice but hasn't got it now. She first got it during pregnancy and secondly during a bad cold. Somebody I work with, their Grandpa had it for 5 months, it just went one day and hasn't come back. Somebody else I know had it for 5 weeks after an ear infection but it's now gone. My mum has had it for 40 years and although it hasn't gone for her she said it's hardly noticeable now, it's become part of her and it doesn't bother her like it did at first. Two of my work colleagues have had it for years and said you get used to it and it fades into the background so much so that it has no impact on your life anymore.

      • I just recently discovered that both my dad and mother-in-law HAD tinnitus in the past-years and years ago. My Dad it on and off for a few years but never let it bother him too much and by the way he describes it, it was just like what I have which I allow to drive me insane from time to time. My mother-in-law thinks she had it continuously for at least a month maybe more. so that's great news.

      • I had tinnitus many years ago and on 2 separate occasions with a few years in between each, the tinnitus did go. I had it for a few days the first time and then a few weeks the next.......and it went.....so hang in there

      • I got tinnitus everytime I get an infection and Its went away everytime after I cleared the infection up, usually takes 2-12 weeks after my infection is gone. So there is hope, provided that you know what is causing this ring. Such as an infection or injury. I have ruptured my eardrum before and that left me with tinnitus for 3 months, but eventually my ear healed and shortly after regaining my hearing the ringing stopped.

      • I have recently (6 months ago) acquired tinnitus from noise exposure. I'm still (greatly) struggling, but upon sharing my struggles with my family, I learned from my father that he had tinnitus for 5+ years when he was younger and that it eventually just 'went away.' He was a competitive rifle shooter and a pilot, so he was exposed to a lot of noise. It may take time, but my father is proof that tinnitus remission is possible.

      • For those that don't know, I had noise induced tinnitus that started in April last year. It was constant and intrusive and didn't let up for 5 months or so then miraculously dropped to a more bearable level. Since then it just gradually improved over time. I'm still sensitive to loud, sharp or sudden noise so I'm really careful what I expose myself to now. In the last few weeks it's practically non-existent and is only noticeable in TOTAL silence. I realise that a certain level of tinnitus is present in everyone anyway and is normal. The tinnitus in my left ear is still slightly more noticeable with a high pitched but gentle hiss, but this varies from day to day and sometimes not present. So to those of you that are really worried about noise induced tinnitus, it can at least get better but you MUST be careful around noise and use protection where necessary! Esp. clubs and gigs .

      • I've had Tinnitus three times in my life, first two times it went away after 6-12 months.

      • I recently went through a bad patch in my life and due to living on my own was on my mobile phone for much longer periods than usual. I developed a whining sound in my ear during this time. I believe that my tinnitus is related to psychological problems from the stress that I was going through but the sound was always exacerbated after a period of time on the mobile. Fortunately, since stress has eased my tinnitus has disappeared. However, as I am getting my land line connection tomorrow I certainly am getting rid of my mobile phone!

      • My tinnitus went away for several days this last weekend. I was nearly suicidal the first two months I had it. The last couple of months I felt like I was not really focusing on tinnitus much. Just when I'm to the point where it isn't really affecting my life, to my surprise last weekend completely went away for a few days. I even plugged my ears in a quiet room to listen for it and there was no sound. I've never had that happen before, it's always been there for the last 9 months. The bad news is that I kinda detect it again now in one ear but the sound is about 10% of what is was. I don't really allow myself to think about whether it is going away forever, that is kinda one of my mental rules for myself, so I am just enjoying the moment for however long it may last.

      • I found 4 stories on the French web of people who have dealt with tinnitus for years. I wanted to post about them here. Funny enough none of these people posting were trying to sell any treatment which makes their stories more reliable to me. The first post was from a girl whose grand father aged 82 told her he had suffered for 4 years when he was young of tinnitus because of noise trauma during the war. He told her he always believed the noise in his ears would eventually go away and it just did.

      • The second person posting said he had tinnitus after an ear operation. He had 60% hearing loss in his ear and had suffered with tinnitus for more than 5 years and quite suddenly his tinnitus vanished. It had been 2 months the tinnitus had vanished when he wrote the post and he still couldn't believe his luck as he had not done anything special.

      • The 3rd person was a young women who had tinnitus after noise trauma for nearly 4 years. She felt she had been really avoiding noise and having a quiet life in the countryside when her tinnitus eventually disappeared. She was so surprised she almost felt like something was missing in her as she had gotten so used to her tinnitus.

      • Somebody also posted about his ENT having told him he had followed a 17 years old who had tinnitus for nearly 2 years after a firecracker exploded next to his ear and whose tinnitus disappeared without any treatment.

      • When I first got tinnitus I did the rounds of calling every teaching hospital in New York City,which is where I live, to find out it they had anyone who specialized in it. One of the places that I called was the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I was connected to their Otolaryngology department and I spoke to the secretary of the department chairperson. The person to whom I spoke told me that she had had tinnitus but that one day, several years ago, it just disappeared.

      • She is a friend of mine who burst her ears while diving and took the plane the next day to get back to Paris. (never do that). She felt awful with pain, vertigo, tinnitus. The ENT told her she had hearing loss in low and high range and that they had to wait and see. She told me everything sounded weird and mobile phones ringing were painful. She suffered from tinnitus for a month and a half. Today she feels fine and doesn't have tinnitus.. The funny thing is she wasn't aware her ears could have kept making noise forever. She was so busy on a theater tour she didn't give it much thought and the tinnitus went away…

      • I got tinnitus 3 and a half years ago. When I spoke to all the "experts" they told me that if the Tinnitus didn't go away after a year then it would be here forever. After 1 year my Tinnitus was still horrible. The thoughts I had scared me, but I ploughed on. After 1 and a half years I started to notice some improvement. After 2 and a half years the Tinnitus was still getting better, but with setbacks (which scared the hell out of me) and very slow improvements. After the end of year 2 and the beginning of year 3 things started to change for the better. I have had significant improvement. It started all of a sudden and continues to this day. I have all the hope that my Tinnitus will be of no serious consequence in a year.

      • Just heard of another happy ending story. A man who had constant tinnitus after receiving a hard punch on the ear. His tinnitus went away after 7 years! I also have more info on the grand-father who had tinnitus for 4 years. It was constant whistling for 3 years then off and on the 4th year, then it really disappeared apart for a few seconds when it still comes once or twice a year.

      • I should add I have a friend who got tinnitus far before I did and hers went away spontaneously after about 6 months.

      • I had tinnitus from WWII. I received a blast from mortar. My head was above the tube when the shell came out. I do not remember when the ringing stopped, it took quite a while. (A year or two.)

      • My unbearable tinnitus started after acoustic trauma during military action in 1987. I was told it was permanent, incurable, etc.... After years of torment, it went overnight in 1995. I did not and never could overcome it. It simply went away. It got better literally as if a switch had been turned off.

      • Hello I went to a Bruce concert here in jersey . i would say 3 years ago. I went with 3 other people. I saw one of the people I went to the concert a year ago. He said he got tinnitus from the concert. Saw him again last night you know what he said to me. He said his tinnitus left him. He said he had tinnitus since the concert and it drove him crazy. Last night he said the tinnitus left him. He said he doesn't hear it any more.

      • A good friend, bass player, had tinnitus for 4 or 5 years, he "claims" that he cannot hear it anymore, no habituation, simply cannot hear it.
       
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    2. Daisymay
      Thinking

      Daisymay Member

      Location:
      Buffalo, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Started after going to a loud concert
      @jjflyman Thank you for posting all of these success stories...they give us hope that someday the T could disappear! :)
       
    3. Daisymay
      Thinking

      Daisymay Member

      Location:
      Buffalo, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Started after going to a loud concert
      @jjflyman I see that your T is from a concert as well. I got mine from a concert in May 2017, but I also have TMJ, which I think made my T worse due to stress, anxiety and clenching my teeth at night. I just got a TMJ splint on Monday and am hoping that mine will go away with time like yours is. Keeping my fingers crossed! I wish you the best and hope your T continues to lessen! :)
       
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      jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      Yes I'm a year in now, and the T has faded a lot (maybe 80%), but it still bothers me in quiet areas. It might take another year, but as long as it continues to fade, I can wait
       
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    5. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      This isn't what the success stories page should look like. Great stuff.
       
    6. TheDanishGirl
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      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      @jjflyman I salute you Sir! What an absolute awesome post! :)
       
    7. threefirefour
      Rebellious

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      correction, this IS what the success stories page should look like. I swear that's what I made it, but it changed itself for some reason...
       
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      jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      Thanks!

      I found this on the web and saved it to a .doc file. I had to do a little work to get it to look correct, and some of the English is a little off (I assume these stories were from all over the world), but I think it gets the message across that lots of people have their Tinnitus fade away.
       
    9. sanj100

      sanj100 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2 months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      This is a great post about tinnitus remission and goes to show it really can go away even after many many years. If all those people used TinnitusTalk and posted their stories individually in the "success stories" section then that section would look a lot different and likely instill a lot more confidence in more people that are suffering with this this which in turn would actually aid them in their habituation and in many cases the T fading into the background - like a positive feedback loop.

      All of this goes to show that it's true that the majority of people who have tinnitus and the majority of people who have tinnitus and it goes away are not on this forum or forums like this.
       
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    10. Tinniger

      Tinniger Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      increasingly uncertain, maybe noise, maybe somatic ?
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    11. Daisymay
      Thinking

      Daisymay Member

      Location:
      Buffalo, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Started after going to a loud concert
      @jjflyman That's awesome!! :) I hope I can get to that point as well. I am only 4.5 months in but trying to remain positive. Some days are harder as my T is louder but then there are other days where it's not as bad. Some mornings it's almost completely gone. I keep telling myself that if it can lessen or go away completely at times that it's a good sign and that it will eventually go away.:)
       
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      jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      I agree...your T is still relatively new, IMO the fluctuations are a good sign. If you are having moments when it is almost undetectable that's a great sign. It may take a while (many months) but it sounds like you are making great progress. Mine continues to slowly improve, and I know from my last T it can easily take 18 months or more before it has faded to where I can't hear it.
      I look forward to read both OUR success stories!
       
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    13. Daisymay
      Thinking

      Daisymay Member

      Location:
      Buffalo, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      May 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Started after going to a loud concert
    14. Core2Duo

      Core2Duo Member

      Location:
      Bogota
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
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    15. John Olsen

      John Olsen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2000
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I have had Tinnitus for many years and like everyone else seeking a cure. I have tried acupuncture without success and recently tablets "Quiet Mind Plus" with no result. We keep searching.
      John
      Perth West Australia
       
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    16. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      I look forward to you success story.
       
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    17. Tony Phylactou

      Tony Phylactou Member

      Location:
      Limassol
      Tinnitus Since:
      Low 20 years high sept 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cement factory noise lowT,then stress high T
      I'm a musician. I've had loud noise induced tinnitus for about six months ;it was a torture. Then I found Julian YouTube channel and I started to do regular swimming,
      meditation for about one hour every day and all the body focussing exercises suggested by Julian. About two months later I was in silence again. I live on the mountains
      in a very quiet place and I can assure you that I can't hear nothing but silence even searching for the tinnitus! So total remission is possible! Don't give up
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      Professor Time
      Professor Time1 year ago
      On a scale of 1 to 10 I had Level 8 Tinnitus and was having suicidal thoughts. Did some research and got my Tinnitus down to Level 1 very quickly when my research revealed
      that Tinnitus is largely (if not entirely!) a psychosomatic condition aggravated by stress and emotions. I remind myself daily that Tinnitus is psychosomatic and that seems
      to keeps it down to Level 1 for me.
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      Angela Gunn1 year ago
      My positive story is to first off let you know that if your watching Julian Cowan Hill you have found the truth about tinnitus. Take his advice because it works. Watch all
      his videos. He will educate you. I am living proof of this.
      When I was severely stressed my ears would constantly ring, and hiss. I would have deaf or clogged ear feelings. I was sensitive to noise too. I worked on lowering my
      stress level. I worked on letting go. I worked on learning how to relax again and enjoy the hobbies that I once loved. I let go of things that were not my battles in life.
      I figured out I was being a door mat and a push over with people. I think this was why my stress was so high to start with. I felt I had no control of my life because I was
      letting others run it. So that being said I have also been working on taking up for myself and saying no to people with out feeling guilty. I started eating healthy and I
      started exercising too. I have lost over 20 pounds. I feel healthier and I feel better about myself. I recently have been dealing with a stressful issue and my ears have
      been talking to me a little bit again but I know why and I know what to do. I look at my ears as an alarm system that is saving my life. It lets me know "Hey you need to
      chill out, rest, take a step back and relax" When I work on letting go and relaxing the tinnitus goes Bye Bye........I actually can get rid of it pretty quickly now. I
      think getting rid of tinnitus is a matter of not being scared of it and looking at it as what it is, STRESS ALARM. Don't worry about your ears just work on calming your
      nervous system down and the tinnitus will fade away. I promise it will go away with out you thinking or worrying about it.



      Adrian Oropeza Oropeza1 year ago
      Julian, first of all you are GODSEND my man. One month into tinnitus for me, First weeks were hell. But i've regularly watched your videos and started to see improvement
      when I started to become more aware with my body. Positive thinking, Change in diet, Exercise, Therapy and body based practice is the road that I am on currently. Please
      keep the videos up and I will continue to fight for my own peace.


      KhemistrySet10 months ago
      Wow. I can't believe what I am about to type... I never thought I would get this far. Also for the record I do not personally know Julian Cowan Hill & I am not an affiliate
      in anyway (I.e getting paid to write this) but please you must believe him because HE IS RIGHT.

      First a little context... my father fell critically ill after a stroke in July 2015 & I came from a very dysfunctional family so whatever issues were building blew up
      horribly. I just finished my teacher training & was in a very demanding school which was incredibly stressful. Between handling my Dad's prognosis, my teaching job, not
      looking after myself & my dysfunctional family all started to take a massive toll on me. I had insomnia then my T came in February 2016.

      I woke up one day & it was there. It started off low but as the days went on it got louder & louder until I could hear was a loud pitched scream 24/7. Also my hearing become
      super sensitive. I panicked & went to my Doc who told me it 'was tinnitus & there was nothing they could do.' They send me off for an MRI of my ears (which made it 15 times
      worse) & I can honestly say it was worst time of my life. I couldn't work, I couldn't sleep & there were points that I just felt suicidal. I cried like a baby for months &
      months. My wife told me about Chinese medicine & how it could help my symptoms. Out of desperation I tried it & saw sum improvement but still had a nightmare sleeping. I
      stopped going on the Internet because the stories was just petrifying.

      About 3 months in to my nightmare, I came across Julian Cowen Hill's (JCH) videos & they were very comforting & when I couldn't sleep or had a massive spike, they were great
      comfort. JCH's theory about T being a friend seemed crazy... but it made sense. I didn't listen to loud music so I knew it was stress related. I brought his book & started
      to work on my nervous system. Because I came from a very unstable home, I always was on red alert, stressed & anxious & I started to realise that is not a normal state to
      be in.

      I am pleased to say that my T has massively improved since it started 10 months ago. It's become intermittent - sometimes I hear it & sometimes I don't but if I do hear it,
      it's a low hum. The only time it really spikes again is if I'm stressed, scared or angry & I work on calming myself down. It's become a stress warning system & I feel a lot
      stronger everyday.

      Here's some things that I started that helped.

      1) weekly message & acupuncture
      2) I stop working at 7.30pm every night to relax & have fun
      3) I started going to therapy - I realised that I held a lot of stress in my system because of my bad upbringing & working through my issues
      4) I try to do daily stretches & breathing techniques

      I'm not 100% cured but I'm on a good trajectory & I know it's not permanent. In fact I'm caring less & less about it as it is now coming & going. I was nervous writing

      this
      post as I thought I would 'jinx' myself but I know that I just need to take care of myself more. JCH is right & thank you for your message. Please, please, please if u r
      struggling it's NOT PERMANENT!!! I was going to write this when it was 100% gone but I realised I may a) forget & b) I still had a little fear about my T & it's a chance
      to tell myself im truly letting go. The doctors don't always get it right. It's not easy at first but it gets better - I never thought I would write this but hear I am.

      May GOD bless you. Look after yourself. It gets better.



      Diodoros1 year ago
      I had tinnitus. Untill i started to accept it, knowing that i will get rid of it by time. Now i can only hear it when i really try to listen to it... In a empty room and
      it has to be truly quiet. Otherwise i can't hear it. And i love that its almost fully gone. Just don't try to addapt to something that isnt there.. Tinnitus is static in
      your head of loud noise or damage from the outside.
      Just know that it will go off.



      THOMAS HARPER1 year ago
      Hi Julian..I got tinnitus in November 2014 so bad that by mid December 2014 I was admitted to hospital for a week due to having a nervous breakdown with this condition.
      I just could not function or sleep due to this constant ringing in my left ear. I had an MRI scan and put on a regime of tablets. I came home and picked up were I had
      left off.The tablets calmed me down but the ringing was as bad as ever. I searched the internet for any information on the subject and came across your site. Your videos
      were a god-send to me and gave me hope, I sent for your e-book and started on the slow road to recovery. Now, well over a year later I have got my life back. As I
      re-learned how to truly relax, the tinnitus began to fade into the background and didn't bother me at all, I only hear a slight hissing now. Even if I get a spike, it
      does not affect me in any negative manner. I have learned a great deal about life and living for the moment due to this tinnitus thing. I do think that stress over the
      previous 10 years was the cause of my tinnitus. I now worry less and enjoy life more ie, time spent with family and friends are now precious to me. Yes!!! it will get
      better if you re-evaluate your life and calm your nervous system, and stop listening out for for that noise. Make no mistake about this, my tinnitus was very loud,
      Imagine holding a telephone receiver to your ear and listening to the dial tone in your ear 24/7 that's how bad mine was. Thank you so much Julian for your help with my
      condition, via your books and videos. I don't think that I would be so well today if it was not for you and your good work. Cheers... Tom
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      Olli Benjii1 year ago
      I think that out there, people with total remission of symptoms are more that people still suffering. The thing is that living and fighting with tinnitus is really a
      strong experience; you're alone, nobody can help you or even know how much you're suffering. When you're finally out of it you want only to forget, you don't want to talk,
      read, or write about it anymore. I think this is necessary for a full recovery; but you can heal! It's just a matter of time and perseverance

      Holly1 year ago
      My mum had T and my ex husband had T................note the operative word here is HAD..............they don't have it any more! I myself have had T for nearly eleven
      years...........the reason why it has not gone is due to all the Stress I have had and still have and all the pressures I have been put under............plus my lifestyle!
      I am in the middle of reading your second book and agree with everything you have to say. Please write a third book............I love your video's..............they are
      most helpful! :)

      dom italiano1 year ago
      julian,I left comment last month when I got noise induced tinnitus.Your were very positive and I thank you,my tinnitus has improved the more I accepted and moved on from it.
      It has decreased and is barely there,I now know that it will continue to improve
       
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    18. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      mine has faded a lot over the last 18 months. many days it's as if it doesn't exist except for in dead silence (and even then its not all that harsh anymore).

      Today my left ear is ringing a bit, a "bad day" by today's standards. A year ago I'd have called this a "great" day though.

      I know a few people that this has healed for. I've posted many times on this site about it.

      Great post.
       
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    19. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Even though I am 2 months in. I want to write a sucess story on here and move on.
       
    20. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Is your from years of loud noise exposure? cause mine is.....and I have experienced no improvement in the 6½ months I have had it.
       
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    21. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      Yes. I have my cause listed. I was at a DIY venue with poor sound and no earplugs.

      I've been around loud music my whole life though, so there is cumulative damage
       
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    22. illegalmonkey77
      Fine

      illegalmonkey77 Member

      Location:
      New Hampshire
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/20/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Likely due to fluid in ears, and then it just stuck around.
      Reading these really made my day.
       
    23. buzzinfolsom

      buzzinfolsom Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thanks gives me some hope.I had a ray of hope when my left ear suddenly stopped buzzing and right had gone down to a 2.But next day it was back with a bang :(.Reading the above makes me feel i will get there eventually
       
    24. GSC
      Wishful

      GSC Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma.
      Another good thread...
       
    25. emmalee
      No Mood

      emmalee Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ?
      I agree, @GSC. The Success Stories are what helped me to stay somewhat sane during my early days/weeks with tinnitus.

      The good people here were also instrumental in my being able to cope.
       
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    26. Mymlan

      Mymlan Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Thank you for this post! I have hard time dealing with my T and H from an acoustic trauma that happened two months ago.
       
    27. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Have you experienced any fading compared to how you have been feeling a month ago?
       
    28. Mymlan

      Mymlan Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @Bill Bauer Yea, perhaps a tiiiiiny bit. I can pop my ears again. So that improved. But I’m super scared of sounds and everything feels too loud because of my H. And the T is still really annoying.
       
    29. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      H normally/reliably? goes away sometime during the first year after the onset. Don't worry about it.
      Are you doing it using that Valsalva maneuver? It is better to avoid doing that maneuver, as it can harm your ears. If you have to do it, make sure you are as gentle as possible.
      It should continue to fade. Ears take forever to heal, and some fading during those first three months or so demonstrates that your ears Can heal.
       
    30. Mymlan

      Mymlan Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @Bill Bauer Thank you! This means alot to me! I do Valsalva very carefully. If I can’t do it then l avoid it.
       
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