A Question for the Cured People (If They Are Still Around)

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tim Hogan, Jul 14, 2016.

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    1. Tim Hogan
      Disappointed

      Tim Hogan Member

      Location:
      UK, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cold/Flu (Minor) >>> Botched Acoustic Reflex Test (Severe)
      When did you realise your Tinnitus was gone?

      Did you wake up one day to silence or did it eventually fade till it was nothing?

      Just curious as to what to expect if im one of the lucky ones.
       
    2. Tom Cnyc

      Tom Cnyc Member

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Warehouse event after years of enjoying music.
      @Tim Hogan
      anyone legitimately "cured" is not on this site. Most specialists indicate that the path to either remission or habituation is not linear, rather it is a roller coaster of symptom intensity that can last anywhere for a few days to a few years.
       
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    3. Mario martz
      Creative

      Mario martz Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      There are a few cases of remission in the success stories!
       
    4. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      They are most likely not here anymore. I would also classify habituation as cured.
       
    5. GregCA
      Frustrated

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I wouldn't.

      If I habituate it's going to increase my quality of life, no doubt about it. But if I listen to music, I won't enjoy it fully because it isn't going to sound right. I may not have a nasty reaction to it (thanks to habituation), but I'll realize that what I'm hearing is not right nonetheless.

      If I was cured, I'd be enjoying the music.

      Habituation may be a fantastic milestone, but it is not a cure.
       
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    6. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      ^ good point regarding listening to music. I do wonder however, if 100% habituation means that the brain 'corrects' the sensation of music...
       
    7. GregCA
      Frustrated

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I don't think so. If the brain was to correct its perception of sound such that it matches what is sent through the ear canal, then for all practical purposes, you are cured, as by definition your brain hears what is sent to the ear drum.

      Habituation, as I understand it, is different: you still hear the T. You just don't react negatively about it anymore.
       
    8. JSalvatore
      Studious

      JSalvatore Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2014
      When I was ok and didn't think about T I stopped coming to this forum (sorry about that), people generally move on with their lives and don't come back, that's why there are not many success stories and a lot of sad and dark posts.
      When I started to feel better about my T I found myself not paying attention to it for hours, after a few weeks of that happening it's volume started to drop and got to a point of 0.5/10, only noticing at complete silence. Now I had a relapse last month and trying slowly to get to that point again, hope to get there soon. Best wishes
       
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    9. Cor

      Cor Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Im not cured, far from it, but i am in a healthy relationship of mutual tolerance with my tinnitus at the moment. First 6 months were hell, with some very dark times. It's not something that happens over night but takes months to years with many setbacks.
       
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    10. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Habituation, means for the most part being able to move on with most of your life. It doesn't promise anything as a principle. Its all in how we define it for our own purposes I guess.
       
    11. Sound Wave
      Curious

      Sound Wave Member Benefactor Team Tech

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably headphones
      In my experience, you don't hear your T unless you start to search and listen to it. Majjor difference.
       
    12. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      How is your hearing? If you have dead hearing gaps with tinnitus replacing exterior sounds, good luck with not hearing T unless you listen for it.
       
    13. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I think you are possibly talking about physiological tinnitus, which everyone has. If not, you are talking about a tinnitus intensity level that can be set aside relatively easily. Many of us don't have that. For many of us, the sound in our heads is something you would instinctively move away from, were it an externally generated sound.
       
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    14. GregCA
      Frustrated

      GregCA Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Consider yourself lucky.
       
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    15. foryourinfo

      foryourinfo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Long time
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Something
      The chances of finding a cured person on a tinnitus forum are about as high as finding a vindicated person on death row.

      Actually... it sometimes feels a bit like death row here...
       
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    16. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Sometimes vindication arrives a bit late for some.
       
    17. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Forgot to add. Consistency. If your tinnitus is relatively unchanging then habituation is more likely for you because you have the familiarity advantage. When your tinnitus chops and changes with intensity, sound variety, hyperacusis sometimes there sometimes not, and those various middle-ear symptoms (the fullness, the spasmodic pains etc..) then habituation just isn't going to happen. Its like being expected to "habituate" to being hunted by zombies.
       
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    18. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      For someone with a mere 6 posts on this forum, you seem to know a lot about T
       
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