Another Day of Despair, Sadness and Misery — 2.5 Months In

Discussion in 'Support' started by Bazan, Jan 30, 2018.

    1. Bazan

      Bazan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      My mild tinnitus which I had for 10 plus years and never bothered me, became loud and intrusive 2.5 months ago with ear infection, every day I just pray to get through the day, it's such a miserable existence, feels like I'm being mentally tortured
       
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    2. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England,
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Have a upto date hearing test to see if hearing aids are a option for you as can really help.
      Love glynis
       
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      Bazan

      Bazan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Hi Glynis, had hearing test one all if fine, have another one scheduled for March x thansks for reply xxx
       
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    4. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Would you [or other people reading this] have any tips on how one could prevent ear infections?
       
    5. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      There is no bullet proof way, just like you can't 100% protect yourself against the common cold or the flu, but you can take steps to minimize the chances, which are the typical hygiene recommendations (wash your hands, etc...).

      For the ear, additional precautions include avoiding putting stuff in your ears, whether solid or liquid, as it could deposit germs inside the ear canal and develop an infection. See Swimmer's Ears (otitis externa).

      If your ear is perforated for whatever reason, this is even more important since the middle ear is not protected from the elements anymore (by the ear drum), so germs can easily migrate into the middle ear and develop there.
       
    6. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I am concerned about reusing earplugs... I guess I ought to try keeping them in their own plastic carrying case...
       
    7. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Don't you feel like your ear canal is irritated from all the putting in/pulling out ?
       
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    8. Carlyi
      Blah

      Carlyi Member

      Location:
      Prague, Czech Republic
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      TMJ
      Eat alot of garlic and tumeric.
       
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    9. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      When I put them in, I roll them and they expand inside of the ear canal. So there is no friction/irritation. I pull them out as slowly as I can. I had experienced irritation many months ago. I haven't been experiencing it for a long time now.
       
      Last edited: Jan 30, 2018
    10. AZmom
      Buzzed

      AZmom Member

      Location:
      Chandler AZ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly caused by anti-inflammatory medicine
      I accidentally washed my ear plugs in the wash machine, guess they were in my pocket, and they turned out really clean, looked brand new! So I've thrown them right in the washer, and seems to clean them up nice. Also I just buy new ones too :)
       
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