Back to Silence

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by I who love music, Dec 7, 2014.

    1. Wrfortiscue
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      Wrfortiscue Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      Struggling a bit with this. some days it’s not as intrusive where I can go long periods without thinking about it, but on intrusive days it’s nonstop.
       
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    2. Henry Orlando FL
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      Henry Orlando FL Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Orlando, FL
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud sound via earbuds from a digital device.
      Yep, that is the way it goes. Some days better than others has been the most common experience from my reading about people with tinnitus. It took me at least a few months using the method to get to where I thought I probably had gotten all I could from the process in terms of reduction in my sounds entering my consciousness.

      Now years later I still practice the method at least a few times a day. One is typically when I wake and shortly after getting out of bed. Another is when I get into bed at night. Then a few times during the day but many days none. Maybe now the method acts as a bit of a security blanket if you will that is a message to my unconscious to take it easy and not be concerned which keeps my tinnitus sounds out of my consciousness.

      All I can say for you is the method is not a quick fix and you may never get to never having your tinnitus never enter your consciousness again but then again maybe that will happen for you. Also I use other methods as well when needed. I would say keep at it myself.
       
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    3. Wrfortiscue
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      Wrfortiscue Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      I will, thank you for the information and help!
       
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    4. BearWonda

      BearWonda Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I received this advice from a kind stranger.

      This method have totally changed my life.

      This is no exaggeration.

      The person gave me a number of sources and I randomly tried the "Back to Silence" method first.

      I'm a pretty cynical person by trade so when I read it I thought there is no way this is going to work but thought I would just give it a go. I did what the in the video told me to do, acknowledged whether the tinnitus was bothering me, if it was ok, stopped measuring it etc and noted down the number of times it was happening on my phone. As well as noting down my emotion.

      Oh my days!

      The ringing has massively dropped off and most days I'm not hearing it. I can sit in a silent room for the first time in nearly a year and not have the usual all consuming anxiety come over me about the noise in my ear.

      If I focus on it, it's still kind of there ever so slightly in the background and at night I prefer to have some white noise to drop off to sleep but its not at the forefront of my mind as it had been.

      Maybe this is a widely known method but I'm totally astonished that this has worked. Anyone who hasn't come across this needs to give it a go.

      Part of me is still worried this is just a lull, that's its something else making it go and that it's going to come back but it's been so much lower for the past week that I'm hoping this is it. I'll just keep going with the method and see where it goes but this has been incredible.

      This thing has dominated my thoughts for 11 straight months. I have driven my wife insane, I got so down at times, cried a fair bit and even resorted to repeatedly hitting the side of my head like a mad man.

      For now my tinnitus is not there and so just wanted to say a huge thank you again to the person that suggested this method and would recommend anyone giving this ago.
       
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    5. Wrfortiscue
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      Wrfortiscue Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Trauma
      That’s fantastic! How would you describe your tinnitus before?
       
    6. BearWonda

      BearWonda Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I had tinnitus in my right ear only and it sounded like one of those old fashioned bell alarm clocks but stuffed under a pillow.

      It came out of nowhere. I don't listen to loud music, generally take care of my hearing. I saw multiple specialists, had numerous scans etc but they couldn't detect an issue.

      I had totally given up and thought that was it, so I implore anyone to give this a go. I'm hoping it doesn't come back but if it does then at least I know it can be reduced.
       
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