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    1. Marcini
      Dreaming

      Marcini Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2008
      Hi all. I'm Marcini and I'm new here though certainly not new to the wonderful world of tinnitus. In my case it was caused by noise exposure; too many rock concerts and night clubs. After being hit with the tinnitus I took it upon myself to do a bit of research and educate myself and went out and got myself some custom fitted 26dB attenuating earplugs. Sadly the damage was already done and despite the earplugs a few more years of loud venues would cause an onset of mild hyperacusis. Now I've knocked that life on the head and thankfully the T has gotten no worse (except for the usual joys of the spike) and the H is much improved on the pain front with only the "reactive T" element of the H now bothersome. Anyway that's the brief version of my story.

      I'm a long term reader on this great site but first time poster. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute to some conversations.

       
    2. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      Welcome Marcini
       
    3. Karen
      Talkative

      Karen Manager Staff Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      First time: Noise 2nd Time: Ototoxic drug
      Hi, Marcini, and welcome!

      We're glad you've joined us, and look forward to your contributions.

      I know what you mean about the reactive part of tinnitus. I still have that myself, and wish I could find a way for it to just go away! Mine reacts to certain sounds, including television.

      Look around the forum, and you'll find lots of great information.

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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    4. Marcini
      Dreaming

      Marcini Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2008
      Thanks for your kind welcomes. I think the reactive element is far worse than the constant ringing in many ways. At least we can habituate to the classic high frequency T but the reactive element is so much more unpredictable and difficult to mask. Right now it is fine, and long may it continue that way, but I know it will be coming out of its box to play before long. Getting enough sleep is the best "cure" I have ever managed to managed to come up with. Its a crazy world.
       
    5. Della
      Creative

      Della Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Austin, Texas USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Welcome, Marcini ... glad you decided to join and contribute! This is such a helpful site, and since it seems that most doctors lack both knowledge and compassion, we are the best resource for each other.
      Best wishes,
      Della
       
    6. Steve H
      Creative

      Steve H Director Staff Benefactor Team Trobalt Team Tech Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      York, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2003
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Flu, Noise-induced, Jaw trauma
      Welcome aboard Marcini,

      Always nice to see a reader join up and get involved.

      Over the last 2 years or so mine has become reactive and it's a complete pain in the backside, so I sympathise entirely. I can make sounds that help it but when trying to watch movies, listen to music etc it's unpredictable to say the least.

      Steve
       

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