Do People Recover?

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    1. High pitch

      High pitch Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Hello,

      I have had high pitch 7500htz buzzing in my ears for about 6 weeks. As many know on this board that this is maddening and I'm scared! From everything I have read there doesn't seem to be any stories of recovery. At least not from folks that are not trying to sell a cure.

      Does anyone know if there is recovery for constant high pitch T? Is this a certain lifetime affliction? My doctor said I must learn to live with it. But I can't imagine 30 -40 more years of this battle. I have a 3&5 year old boy and the only income. I can't concentrate at work, I have broken down at work and just afraid that this will cause me to loss my job, and family well fare. I'm already telling my wife to sell the house and look for a job in case this condition continues or gets worse.

      My doc prescribed Valium but I believe this my worsen the condition.

      Is there hope of recovery?
       
    2. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      Unfortunately, not without the help of science, natural recovery is anecdotal in our case :(
       
    3. Valentin

      Valentin Member

      Location:
      Thailand
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/08/2013
      I forgot to add that clinical trials are actually being conducted (am-101) and aut00063 is starting in october, you could try to get enrolled in these studies :)
       
    4. lucy7

      lucy7 Member

      Location:
      north west England
      Tinnitus Since:
      21.07.2014
      i've had tinnitus high pitched ringing in my left ear for 8 weeks now, and i am getting used to it. it has varied from high tone, to crickets sound, to beeps, but i am starting to find that i forget about it from time to time. mine is reactive, because i've lost all of my hearing in the left ear, so it swells in shops etc, but whilst initially i was waking up every morning depressed at the thought of another day of it, it's amazing how quickly your body/brain get used to something, especially if you keep yourself busy. i am yet to see an audiologist so dont know if a white noise masker or tinnitus retraining therapy will be offered, but having spoken to others, there really are a lot of people worse off, particularly those who experience low pitch tinnitus or just generally with other medical conditions so try and stay positive as that is the best weapon against tinnitus
       
    5. Kathi
      Balanced

      Kathi Member Benefactor

      Location:
      NJ/USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/30/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      HFHL and stress
      If by 'recovery' you mean a cure--then no, to date there is no cure for tinnitus. If by 'recovery' you mean do people go on to live mostly normal lives--then yes, there is recovery.

      You are six weeks in so there is still a good chance it will resolve but if not, it will get better for you. I had a terrible time at work for awhile but it has gotten much better. I suggest you look into some of the treatments--not the snake oil stuff-but evidence based treatments like CBT. Also, try some masking at work. Do you have an iPod or mp3 player? I mostly try not to mask but sometimes I use classical music or nature's sound to help me at work. I can't use any music with lyrics because then I can't concentrate. At home I listen to audiobooks on bad days.

      The valium will help with anxiety and help to break the vicious cycle of anxiety worsening tinnitus. I've never heard of valium making tinnitus worse--it's possible if you withdraw too quickly I think but that would only be temporary. Of course, I'm not an expert or a physician. Talk it all over with your primary care physician. If he/she doesn't help you, then find another doctor.

      I have a high pitched T but lately it is much lower two to three days a week.

      Take care and let us know how you get on.

       
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    6. Floyd Mayweather
      Bored

      Floyd Mayweather Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise exposure or an ear infection, or maybe a combination :(
      I think so. Mine ranges from a high pitched ringing to hissing and I have had it for four months now, and it has decreased a lot since then so if you're lucky I think it can go.
       
    7. JSalvatore
      Studious

      JSalvatore Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2014
      I'm happy for you Floyd. I have had tinnitus since july, I was told it was not noice-induced, my doctor said it was due to a back problem, so I kept going to partys without protection, first it didn't affect my tinnitus at all but one night I got really drunk and stayed too long at the disco. Now, since past sunday I've a worse tinnitus, I'm trying to keep positive, hopefully sleeping has been normal so far. I think I will habituate again like I did with my other level of tinnitus.
      Regards, use plugs :(
       
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    8. Ricky81
      Worried

      Ricky81 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      July 14, 2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Assault/Contusion/Ear Infection
      Here are my MRI findings. Optic nerve is acting up and pressure due to fluid around brain, because I was assaulted on my forehead and head... luckily brain looks healthy.. except the fluid around it. Lumbar puncture is an option to drain some of that fluid, but i don't think I wanna do that yet.

      BRAIN:

      There is bilateral distention of the optic nerve sheaths, with
      flattening of the posterior globes and bulging of the optic nerve
      heads, suggestive of papilledema and elevated intracranial pressure.
      There is also an expanded, partially empty sella. Meckel's caves
      appear slightly prominent.

      Brain parenchyma appears normal. No mass lesion, abnormal
      enhancement, infarction or hemorrhage is identified.

      Ventricles are normal in size.

      Paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells appear clear.

      IACs:

      Posterior Fossa:
      Brainstem and cerebellum appear unremarkable. No cerebello-pontine
      angle cistern mass.

      A vascular loop of the right anterior inferior cerebellar artery
      slightly enters the right porous acusticus.

      A vascular loop of the left superior cerebellar artery abuts the
      medial cisternal segment of the left trigeminal nerve near the root
      entry zone.

      Temporal Bones:
      Seventh and eighth nerve complexes appear unremarkable, without
      evidence of mass. Otic capsule structures appear normal in signal.
      Mastoid signal within normal limits. No other temporal bone signal
      abnormality is identified.
       
    9. daedalus

      daedalus Member

      Location:
      Brussels
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2007
      Hello High Pitch,

      Recovery ? Yes but not in the way you imagine.

      I recovered. I still hear the screaming tinnitus but i recovered. What i recovered are: the ability to read and write and concentrate, the ability to study, the ability to enjoy calm end even "external" silence. When i want to read at peace i put noise canceling headphones and the tinnitus noise doesn't bother me even if he's very noisy.

      I sleep like a baby.

      Recovery didn't happen overnight though.
       
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    10. JSalvatore
      Studious

      JSalvatore Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2014
      I'm recovering!!! the sound became less noticeable after a few days of ignoring it.
       
    11. Thopeful

      Thopeful Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      9/20/14
      Glad to hear! Did you do anything different that you think that help the recovery? Ex. Taking vitamins?
       
    12. 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
      THopeful,

      I don't know about the others, but I decided to go the non-drug route to recover from my tinnitus. So -- I've been taking Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, Emergen-C, fish oil, magnesium chloride, ubiquinol, and moringa oliefera. I've taken other supplements in the past that helped, too, such as pharma GABA and holy basil. I'd say the vitamins and the magnesium helped the most.

      I'm not totally habituated yet, because this time around, my tinnitus was very severe, and I also have pulsatile tinnitus. But, yes, you can recover by gradually habituating to the tinnitus. It doesn't happen overnight, but it can happen, if you let it.

      Best wishes,
      Karen
       
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    13. JSalvatore
      Studious

      JSalvatore Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2014
      I'm only taking NAC. it really helped my hyperacusis, but not my tinnitus so far. I notice it very loud some days after some noise exposure. But I have been experiencing very low days too.
      Greetings
       
    14. Thopeful

      Thopeful Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      9/20/14
      Thank you Karen, I heard Gingko Biloba helps for some people. Have you tried that?
       
    15. 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
      @Thopeful,

      Yes, I have tried gingko biloba. It didn't really work for me, and I had to quit taking it because it increased the intensity of my pulsatile tinnitus. That's because it causes increased blood flow to the area.

      However, you might want to experiment with it to see if it works for you.
       
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    16. Albert Savage

      Albert Savage Member

      Location:
      Nevada
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/1972
      My T is the result of nerve damage due to exposure to an explosion. Then made worse by 40 + years of continued noise exposure. There were days when it was worse, days when it was better and days when it didn't bother me at all. Because I also have both high and low frequency hearing loss I started wearing hearing aids about 10 years ago and that helped reduce my tinnitus by a great deal. Do you know what caused your T and is your DR a PCP? Have you been seen by a specialist such as an EENT or an Audiologist? Does the firm you work for have health screening/wellness screening? Where I retired from, we had yearly physicals with emphasis on exposure to certain toxic chemicals and monitoring for hearing loss due to noise exposure at work. Plus, every two years I had physicals to maintain a Class A commercial driver's license. Plus annual physicals through my PCP, and the VA.
       

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