After 22 Months My Tinnitus Is Almost Non-Existent

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by markbae, Jun 4, 2015.

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    1. markbae
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      markbae Member

      Location:
      birmingham uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      august 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      head injury
      A message for positivity

      Afternoon all, hope all is well. Im pleased to say my T of 22 months is almost non existent. I fractured my skull in august 2013 causing instant, really loud T in my left ear. Although iv never taken any medication or vitamins for it I always believed some day it would go. After 1 year it was a little better, but it has been in the last 6 months things have dramatically improved. The only things I can think of that have helped me are listening to quiet music just in my left ear through earphones and drinking plenty of milk ( I think calcium helps).

      So I hope iv given all T sufferers some hope.. just stay positive people :)
       
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    2. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Director Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Thank you for joining Tinnitus Talk to tell about your story! (y)
       
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    3. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Thanks for sharing your success story. It is surely a message of positivity to the new sufferers. There are many roads to Rome. Take whatever works and run with it. But TIME is an important element in recovery for many people. So it is advisable to be patient and stay positive, so the body will heal itself over time.
       
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    4. Gosia
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      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      Hey @markbae ! could you tell us what was your damage to the ears , if any? How did you live since the onset? Did you protect yourself from noise, etc?did it go down gradually or one day it just wasn't there? Thanks for developing.
       
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    5. Lisa88

      Lisa88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Thanks for your positive story. It is heartening to hear success stories in chronic sufferers too. I know there are others out there like you. Just need to get them to write on this board :)
       
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    6. markbae
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      markbae Member

      Location:
      birmingham uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      august 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      head injury
      Sorry for the late reply folks, iv been way busy lately.

      yes I think your right @Lisa88 there are properly a lot more suffers that don't post. However this board is still usefull for them to realise they are not alone. its taken me over 20 months to write a post, but that is because I now want to help others.

      @Gosia when I fractured my skull, I was bleeding quite badly out of my left ear. i'm not actually sure which part of my ear has been damaged, as the doctor quite rightly was more interested in the damage to my skull and the bleeding on to my brain. I was discharged from hospital when I was given the all clear, and Iv never been back to get a diagnosis on the T. I just thought it would go eventually and lo and behold it almost has!

      living with it - I'v just cracked out my usual routine...going to work, going gym, socialising on the weekends. Don't let T rule our life.

      Yes i'v always been pretty good at protecting my ears even before the T. I try to avoid loud nightclubs, I cover my ears when theres loud noises happening around me e.g dads using a disc cutter in the garden. I also use ear defender religiously now if im using power tools, or operating machinery. If using earphones never have them over halfway on the volume control.

      The T did quieten down gradually. .. but iv never monitored it daily or even weekly. id try not to think about it. it would just come to me like.. OMG my T is a lot quieter than it was a couple of months ago..the brain has to get bored of this silly noise.

      Another tip id like to elaborate on from my first point is if you use your earphones quietly in the affected ear I think this helps because you are tricking you brain into listening out for the music rather than the T.

      Hope this helps
      Best wishes
      Mark
       
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    7. Gosia
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      Gosia Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      earplugs/ hearing loss
      Thanks for the reply:) sureit helps, it gives hope .
       
    8. markbae
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      markbae Member

      Location:
      birmingham uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      august 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      head injury
      It Was Glorious
      Had my first proper moment of silence last weekend ;-)

      Whilst walking down the pavement of a main road in light traffic I tried really hard to listen out for the ring but it was gone. The whole period of silence probably only lasted a couple of minutes but it was beautiful.

      I can hear it now but only ever so slightly, so iv brought some ginkgo biloba 60mg from Holland and Barret as advised by their staff. Hopefully this will finish the last bit off.

      Will let you all know how I get on with them.

      Best wishes
      Mark
       
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    9. Path Maker

      Path Maker Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic
      @markbae Are you still here on the forum? How are you doing? :)
       

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