A Couple of Noise Induced Success Stories for You All!

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Capricornus, Dec 7, 2016.

    1. Capricornus
      Inspired

      Capricornus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Hello everyone!

      I have collected and translated some noise induced success stories that I have found online on Swedish forums.

      Hopefully it will bring some hope to someone out there!
      :)


      “I got noise induced tinnitus when I was 16 and it was really loud. I could easily hear it over a normal conversation. The first year was hell, but it got progressively better. After two years it had decreased to a level that I had to stand in a completely quiet room and block my ears in order to hear it.

      Now it is two years and nine months since I got it and it's almost completely gone except if I have exposed myself to loud noises, then it can come back for a few days. I was also very sensitive to sounds in the beginning, but that has also disappeared.

      My advice to you is to be very careful with loud noises, but at the same time try to “train” your ears a bit to get used to sounds again. You can do this by listening to low music on the stereo (do not use earbuds). It was in this way that my tinnitus became better. Today I consider myself completely cured, but I usually use earplugs in nightclubs nowadays.”



      “It took some years, but I felt that the sound diminished as time went on.” (noise-induced)


      “I had tinnitus for six months. I got it after riding a roller coaster (the noise was really loud). However, it disappeared completely."


      “I was at a concert last year. When the band played their last song the singer screamed incredibly loud and I was standing next to the speaker. When I came home and sat on the toilet I heard a loud beep in my right ear. Then it disappeared very slowly over a few months.”


      “After a concert, I had ear pain, hissing and beeping in my ears for a few months. It was extremely annoying, but it slowly went away."


      “Like Dasha I got tinnitus from clubbing, and it has almost disappeared. However, it took a couple of months until I wasn’t thinking about it anymore."


      I also found these posts on a saxophone forum:

      "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."


      "Yep, I had it. 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 ginko. Had it diagnosed some years ago. Did the above. Now when I wake up I can actually hear silence."


      "Used to have tinnitus, it went away after a year or so, and I don't take chances anymore with my hearing."

      :rockingbanana:
       
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    2. wags
      Wishful

      wags Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trama
      Thanks for the post @Capricornus , it's always nice to hear some success stories. Doesn't seem like there is enough of them to go around!
       
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    3. Reece bude

      Reece bude Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29/8/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gig/Etd retracted full eardrum
      Thanks for those! It does go away I've got rid of noise induced before and I'm 3 months after a stupid complacent relapse and it is getting better again
       
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    4. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Capricornus
      Inspired

      Capricornus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @Reece bude Hang in there! Give your ears a rest and try to find distractions to get your mind of T. I'm a strong believer of tinnitus going away. Great that yours has improved! (y)
       
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    5. Vinnitus
      Tired

      Vinnitus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      28/04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Great post @Capricornus! My noise-induced Tinnitus went away completely before (first time) after about 3 months, so I know it can disappear. I was consequently completely Tinnitus-free for 6 years, until I visited a concert. You can find my success story in this forum as well. If you see any new success stories coming up on those Swedish forums, please be kind to share them here as well. It will be dearly appreciated, as there is always a shortage on those stories. Thank you for your post.
       
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    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Capricornus
      Inspired

      Capricornus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      Thank you @Vinnitus for your kind words! I will definitely update this post if I stumble upon new success stories!

      I've just read your story, and that's the perfect evidence that tinnitus can indeed disappear on it's own. Very hopeful!
       
    7. bill 112
      Fine

      bill 112 Member

      Location:
      Republic Of Ireland
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      I had noise induced T in 2011,it completely disappeared after a few months,I think it was about 7-8 months and I could no longer hear it no matter how hard I tried.
       
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    8. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Capricornus
      Inspired

      Capricornus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @Tom Cnyc
       
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    9. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Capricornus
      Inspired

      Capricornus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @bill 112 That's just awesome. There's still hope!
       
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    10. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      When your t came and went, how loud was it...did it feel different to now?
       
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    11. BettyHasHope

      BettyHasHope Member

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ruptured eardrum
      I hope these stories are true, I feel like people make them up. I hope you guys aren't making them up that's really sad. It give me hope.
       
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    12. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      I always like reading these success stories when my T gets me down. -- It's been about 16 months for me and my T noise level is the same.

      The good news is that I have learned to live with it and sleep well but would sure love to wake up someday and have zero ringing (like mentioned above).

      I wondered why many people fall off the grid on this blog after a year and I think it is because they just want to stop dwelling on it and move on with their lives. -- I still check in once a week but my advice is still to eat well, exercise, and stay busy (an idol mind is the devil's playground!).

      Good luck to everyone and hang in there!
       
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    13. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Capricornus
      Inspired

      Capricornus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @John Meyers It's seems to me that you have habituated in a way. But yes, I agree - complete silence without any annoying background noise would be blissful.

      Have you experienced fluctuations in your T? Or is it always a steady tone/sound that never changes?

      Take care!
       
    14. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      Thanks Capricornus. -- The best way to describe mine is that it never fluctuates in volume per say but becomes "more noticeable" when I eat salty or sugary foods (or overeat in general).

      This past week, I overate and today my T spiked. That is why I jumped on the forum for a little relief. -- For me, it seems to be very connected to blood flow and higher blood pressure from the salty or sugar foods which makes it spike.

      When I am working out and doing cardio, it gets loud while doing it but becomes barely noticeable afterwards. -- Hopefully, that makes sense..
       
    15. ACG
      Curious

      ACG Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      June 10, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      Same here! Mine sounds like static on a TV that gets louder and louder during exercise, but when I settle down afterwards the T goes back down or to a little below what it was before. Glad you are doing well and habituating. Happy New Year!
       
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    16. Rohit Saluja
      Alienated

      Rohit Saluja Member

      Location:
      India
      Tinnitus Since:
      2 weeks
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced and sinus infection
      How long it took earlier to fade, what was the cause?
       
    17. Gabri
      Jaded

      Gabri Member

      Location:
      Bucharest, Romania
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress, emotional trauma
      Any success story for stress induced tinnitus?
       
    18. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      by the way, Capricornus doesn't post here anymore, but I've spoken to her on other forms of social media.

      She's fine these days. It mostly faded for her and what little is left she doesn't notice.
       
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    19. paganismos
      Angelic

      paganismos Member

      Location:
      Colombia
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Syringing (Acoustic Trauma)
      Do you know how long it took for it to fade?
       
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    20. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      For her? I think about 9 months. For me, it started to fade at 14 and continues to improve. I'm pretty much out of the weeds.
       
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    21. dm222
      Sad

      dm222 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018/02/23
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      after cold and ear syringing
      how bad was yours?
       
    22. SandraKD
      Sad

      SandraKD Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      O5/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      You mean, you experienced reduction in volume/severity only after 14 months? If that is the case then there is hope for me still.
       
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    23. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      There's alway's hope! No matter what you read or what anyone tells you.
       
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    24. SandraKD
      Sad

      SandraKD Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      O5/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      Hmm, not sure about that. I would generally say that T that has not faded somewhat in 2-3 years, will 99,9% never fade.
       
    25. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      I don’t know. My grandfather had tinnitus following WW2. Decades later, he woke up one day and it was gone. He worked with heavy machinery his entire life (without ear protection), so he did the direct opposite of what some claim helps.
       
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    26. Apolonia
      Disappointed

      Apolonia Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, acoustic trauma
      Did he lose hearing?
       
    27. MeBeSurfer

      MeBeSurfer Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSRI Medication, Movie Theaters, or Gaming Headphones
      Because they habituate to it and do move on. I've connected with several people who disappeared from this forum, but contacting them on Facebook. The general consensus is life went on and they forgot about their T.
      I've heard of several people get rid of T after 10 years. So that's def not true. Again, always have hope, anything is possible.
       
    28. Jason37

      Jason37 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gunshot
      I agree...there are more people than you think that have it go away after years. They just don't care after all that time and probobly never heard of this forum.
       
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    29. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Hope is the last part of a human being to die...
       
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    30. Tinker Bell

      Tinker Bell Member

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL from virus
      Not sure. At a minimum, I suspect he had lost some high frequency hearing.
       

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