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Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Jason C, Oct 12, 2018.

    1. Fields
      Busy

      Fields Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma
      In my experience, both time and lowering your anxiety serve as important healing factors.

      I'm now 5 months in and started being able to sleep a bit better at 3 months or so. This sufficiently lowered my anxiety so I started feeling a bit better overall. I actually had several pretty good days, despite the tinnitus still being perceptible throughout the day.

      Unfortunately, at around 4 months in, my 10-month-old entered some sort of screaming phase. He'll just randomly start screeching/screaming as loud and high-pitched as he can. Sigh, kids.

      So currently, I'm experiencing high levels of anxiety again, because I never know when he might start screaming. It hasn't affected my sleep, though.

      Wearing earplugs or headphones is one way to deal with it, but wearing them for prolonged periods of time kinda drives me crazy due to how much it amplifies my tinnitus.

      Anyway, once he turns back into his normal cute self I'm sure I'll start feeling better as well. :p
       
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    2. Vassili
      Dreaming

      Vassili Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      Thank you for the advice, Jason. I am doing my best to cope and I think I am doing well. Life does not stop for tinnitus but sometimes it's hard, especially in the evening. I also wanted to ask you about timing.

      Did it really take you 2 years or even longer to recover or did you start to feel almost "normal" somewhere between 14-18 months mark?

      After reading your inspiring post about recovery I also gave myself two years to get back to normal and I feel really happy that things are slowly changing for the better. I am 10.5 months in and it makes me happy to realize that maybe I am almost halfway there.

      Thank you for your inspiring success story.
       
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    3. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      I am glad my story gives you some hope :)
      It was a good 2 years before I could really say Tinnitus had gone for me. I know this doesn't happen for everyone, for some it resolves within 3 months and others it never resolved fully but it did go away for me and hopefully it does for you too :)
       
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    4. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      You should be canonized for genuine miracles.
       
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    5. lightning
      Amused

      lightning Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Severe tinnitus since Dec 30 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure
      lol wait till he's around 2. My daughter is 2.5 and when she's having fun she unleashes deafening screeches.
       
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    6. Vassili
      Dreaming

      Vassili Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      Two years is a pretty long time but it does not seem that way after almost 11 months of tinnitus. I think time will fly. I have lots of things to do plus it became much easier recently (I mean waiting and the condition itself). Sometimes I even think that I habituated a bit.

      Thanks for the answer, Jason. Take care. :beeranimation:
       
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    7. DesFox

      DesFox Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Dec 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Excessive noise exposure
      Hey. Your message is from June, so I hope you kept improving over the 3 months that passed. I was very happy to read your message, cause I have the same experience. My noise-induced tinnitus also evolved from a roaring wind in my head in December to a static sound in May. It has been a static since May, but gradually getting lower and I started getting day with no or little tinnitus. So in my case the the switch from a roar to a static was a positive experience.
       
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    8. Vassili
      Dreaming

      Vassili Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      Hi!

      Yes, I continue to improve. Life got much easier. I am happy to hear that other people with the same cause of tinnitus also make a great recovery.
       
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    9. Fields
      Busy

      Fields Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise trauma
      Yeah, not looking forward to that. In the Netherlands we have a saying for kids that age: twee is nee.

      It translates into two is no, or two is fudge you if you still want it to rhyme :p
       
    10. donotringatme

      donotringatme Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD, TMD, CI
      So it is true, silence can return. Amazing story, motivating and congratulations!
       
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    11. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      Did you taper off the Bromazepam, and did you have any withdrawal symptoms like louder tinnitus etc? Thanks!
       
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    12. Vassili
      Dreaming

      Vassili Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise-induced
      Hi!

      I took Bromazepam during my first four months. I did not take it every day, only when my anxiety was very intensive and I couldn't cope with it myself. I usually took half a tablet before going to sleep.

      I did not had any withdrawal symptoms. I used Bromazepam very responsibly and it really helped me in the beginning. Now I'm off Bromazepam for 8 months.
       
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    13. twa
      Busy

      twa Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017- mild /Sept. 2020-moderate
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      meds/acoustic trauma
      Hi,

      Did you ever get any other sounds, like a typewriter sound?
       
    14. SadMan
      Tired

      SadMan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Hi,

      My ringing started 2.5 months ago. I also suffered acoustic trauma from loud noise.
      I hear the ringing everywhere, even in a crowded environment.

      Did you hear your tinnitus everywhere in the first months?
      Was it reactive tinnitus?
       
    15. Hottopic29

      Hottopic29 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Niagara falls
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Zithromycin acoustic trauma 2022
      @Jason C, this gives me a little hope.
       
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    16. Geatly

      Geatly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, by jackhammering into concrete on constructio
      Are you able to go to gigs, like big parties etc with you hearing now? Of course with earplugs.
       
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      AUTHOR
      Jason C

      Jason C Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29 May 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Burgler Alarm
      Hiya, tbh yes I can. Obviously if the noise is really loud I’ll move away from the noise but restaurants and parties are generally ok.

      I find acoustic gigs to be fine but anything more than that I’ll use earplugs.
       
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    18. Geatly

      Geatly Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, by jackhammering into concrete on constructio
      I wish I can follow up your healing story, because I can't live without gigs and my symptoms were and are really similar to yours from the beginning.

      4 months in.
       
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    19. BrysonKingMe

      BrysonKingMe Member

      How long the reactivity stayed with you? Did it fade with your hyperacusis?

      Did it react to all external sounds or just certain frequencies?
       
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    20. Mister Muso
      No Mood

      Mister Muso Member

      Location:
      Scotland
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011 / April 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Three years in, and my tinnitus is still as loud as ever. My hyperacusis though has improved lowering from an 8/10 to 4/10. I've been able to attend 3 carefully-chosen concerts in the past six months with no ill effects. I wouldn't say I enjoyed them though, as it's hard to fully enjoy something when you are worrying at the same time about protecting your ears, are you making a big mistake etc.

      A friend of mine had Meniere's disease with jet engine-level tinnitus that kept him awake howling with grief at his lost life through the nights. However after several years of basically healthy living and not much else, he recovered, and he's celebrated by going to see the likes of Iron Maiden, AC/DC etc. I certainly don't recommend this, but he's doing well.
       
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    21. Mi1

      Mi1 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2 months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      firework
      How long did the fullness last?
       
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