Both My Hearing Loss and Tinnitus (Almost) Cured — Caused by .223 Sniper Rifle Fired Near My Ear

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Screeeee, Aug 3, 2020.

    1. Jrblovsky

      Jrblovsky Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Christmas 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NOISE/Menieres Who knows
      Twa,

      Unfortunately I have not had any improvements. My tinnitus is a loud roar with a high pitched ring or sometimes cicadas. The noise is all over the place and changes constantly. Honestly the worst part is the ear pain and extreme pressure in the ear. I'm using Maxzide, was on Diamox but the pressure isn't going down.

      Doc wants to look into sac decompression surgery since I am having severe pain from the pressure.
       
    2. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      I’m sure you’ve done tons of research but since your profile mentions Meniere's have you tried Pycnogenol? I think people with Meniere's tend to respond better.
       
    3. Jrblovsky

      Jrblovsky Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Christmas 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      NOISE/Menieres Who knows
      I will have to try that. Anything to get the pressure down would be amazing. The pain is getting to be unbearable.
       
    4. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      When I noticed that, I began taking baths. I had been taking baths for over a year. Then I began wearing earplugs during showers. Eventually I was able to stop wearing earplugs when showering.
       
    5. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      I'm just going off the guy Mario in the below linked page who said it helped his Meniere's symptoms.

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/posts/543159/
       
    6. n_li808
      Irritated

      n_li808 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      aug 20, 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      most likely from acoustic shock/trauma
      @Bill Bauer Oh wow. So you had spikes that stopped after a while? Do you still get them?
       
    7. Lane

      Lane Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Single 25 mg dose of (anticholinergic) drug Promethazine
      @Jrblovsky -- You might want to consider DMSO, which is one of the most effective substances for reducing inflammation and reducing cranial pressure. Once it started being used in ERs to rapidly bring down head and brain pressure resulting from closed head injuries, deaths from those types of injuries plummeted. Starts working in less than 5 minutes. I use it regularly in combination with magnesium to reduce inflammation, stiffness, and pain in my neck and lower back. I also apply the residue to my eyelids, which has done wonders for my eye health. -- Best.
       
    8. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      Dumb question but do you apply it to your ears and has it done anything for your tinnitus?
       
    9. Lane

      Lane Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Single 25 mg dose of (anticholinergic) drug Promethazine
      @GBB -- Not a dumb question at all; in fact, I'd say it's a fairly astute one. -- I do regularly apply it to my ears, along with my neck and shoulder areas. I started a thread last year sometime on some of what I've learned about DMSO, and why it could be helpful for various issues that affect people's tinnitus. Here's the link:

      DMSO & Magnesium Oil for Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome (TTTS)

      You also might find this tidbit about DMSO interesting.
       
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    10. GBB

      GBB Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      NYC
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016-2019 (Mild, Cured) 8/2020 (Severe)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus / Microsuction / Acoustic Trauma
      Thanks - I don't have TTS but I'll give it a try. I need to fully digest what you wrote. I remember another forum member who claimed that DMSO and Liposomal Turmeric helped reduce their tinnitus and reactivity, and was focusing on emulating a 1975 study (linked below) in which DMSO had a beneficial impact.

      Thank you for affirming it has some merit.

      Dimethyl sulfoxide therapy in subjective tinnitus of unknown origin
       
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    11. Tara Lyons

      Tara Lyons Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/01/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I went back to using earplugs In the shower. Just not worth the aggravation.
       
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    12. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      If earplugs is enough to not get a spike, then that's what you want to do.
       
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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
      So very happy for you! You are young and have so much life ahead of you! Be safe and take care, enjoy a beautiful life!
       
    14. Mavris

      Mavris Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear wax
      @Screeeee, are you here? I think we have an answer to our question. Main point is to listen to music, or TV with the ear in which the tinnitus started. Of course first of all check your earwax. Then you train your ear with music and movies.
       
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    15. sensualmosquito
      Insomnious

      sensualmosquito Member

      Location:
      New Mexico
      Tinnitus Since:
      June 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      6-8 khz HL, T and H from gunshots
      I have been dealing with this situation for over a year (454 days as of today, not that anyone's counting) and I'd say that my tinnitus stabilized for the most part after about the year mark, or perhaps a little earlier than that. It's hard to say. What annoys me the most is certainly the reactive tinnitus, which I don't know what to do about. I have an air filter that I sleep with (makes white noise) and that helps, but it gets hard to do many of the things that I want to do with my time (play the piano, and here eventually doing things like listening to lung sounds while in nursing school). I haven't gone really aggressive with treatments like pink/white noise therapy, so maybe that's the issue. I could also stand to improve my diet, since I eat many things I shouldn't (lots of sugar and salt). I am also finding myself drinking beer more frequently in leu of the therapist I probably need to talk to. I hope that this thing gets better since I have gotten pretty used to being a little deaf in my right ear. I would do just about anything to get this stupid sound out of my ear, but I also realize that it could be considerably worse than it is. On the scale of 10, I would put it at an average 5.5-6 although I'll occasionally have days where it's a 7.5/8 and others where it's 1 to 3. It fluctuates quite a bit.

      I'm patiently waiting for the tinnitus turn-off implant, or the FX-322 nanoparticle package, or the OTO-???, or whatever comes out that actually works. Not a day goes by where I don't at least have a passing thought about the thousand different ways I could have prevented this, but thankfully I live in a time where there actually is hope for a treatment/solution. I think of it this way - even if a treatment could cut my symptoms in half, I'd be much more than twice as happy. Even if I'll never be free from this as long as my heart is still beating, I'd greatly appreciate something better than this. I'm willing to wait, but hopefully not too long. If my twenties have to be like this, then so be it. But my thirties? Hopefully either they find a way to fix this by then, or the war starts and I get vaporized by a thermonuclear weapon lol.
       
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