Does Tinnitus Really Ever Go Away?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Carlos1, Feb 13, 2014.

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    1. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      Once you had T for 6 months or more does it really ever go away? The people that are so call cured of T after that amout of time is it more the case that they embraced it and habituated and now the perception of T is no longer bothersome? I just need to stop thinking that my T will somehow magically disappear and just accept it ....and of course that isn't a easy task and it requires family and friend support. Habituation to me means your mind needs to be distracted away from T most of the time in order to habituate.
       
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    2. Erlend
      Question it

      Erlend Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Scandinavia
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2013
      It is possible but it's very unlikely. But checl out [Section: research news ], promising treatments exist, they just need more trials and approval.
       
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    3. Stina
      Psychedelic

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tartu
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      Actually in around 25% of cases it goes away itsself. Im pretty sure that these are not the people sitting in support forums:) You have to choose the best way to think for you. For me it helps whn I think that it wont leave, but I can live with it.
       
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    4. peter1974
      Balanced

      peter1974 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2013
      Read somewhere that reactive tinnitus has better chance of going away compared to general all the time tinnitus. Mines very reactive and its improved quite a bit in 12 weeks. I suspect it will take months for me to know if mine is for life....
       
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    5. katriina
      Frustrated

      katriina Member

      Location:
      finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I really hope your gets better! :) I have heard these kind of stories too that T has lasted several months and then just fade away...
       
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    6. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      Thank you ... Wish you well also
       
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    7. citigirl13
      Dreaming

      citigirl13 Member

      Location:
      North Yorkshire, England
      Tinnitus Since:
      17/1/14
      I know someone who said she had ringing/ a whooshing noise in her ears for months after a cold - but it went away :) I think we have to try and remain positive. Even if T had stuck around for years, there is still a chance (even if it's slim) that it can go.
       
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    8. My T Sucks

      My T Sucks Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Unbearable spikes since July 2012
      My T was brought on by a horrible Benzo C/T. At first it tortured me every day 24/7. It now can give me as much as two days of peace. I'm holding on to the hope that two days will very gradually turn to 3 then 4 and so on.
       
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    9. Dr. Ancill

      Dr. Ancill Member Clinician

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      Habutuation is behavioral as well as physiological. Everything you do to distract yourself and not focus on the tinnitus helps you habituate. Everything you do that focuses your attention on your tinnitus makes it harder to habituate - these activities include being on this forum!!
       
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    10. Dr. Ancill

      Dr. Ancill Member Clinician

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      It never bothers you when you are asleep !!
       
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    11. Carlos1

      Carlos1 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Boston
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Root Canal
      is that a joke
       
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    12. Dr. Ancill

      Dr. Ancill Member Clinician

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2013
      No.....it demonstrates that the brain can ignore tinnitus for hours at a time and should help people realize that relaxation and reducing dtress will assist in habituation.
       
    13. inadmin

      inadmin Member

      what i am really wondering about if even in the chronic stage it can calm down (get volume reduced)
       
    14. Tenna
      Anime

      Tenna Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      Got link for that source? What kind of tinnitus, what stage. I mean, most have it after concerts and it subsides but thats more than 25%
       
    15. Stina
      Psychedelic

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tartu
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      Unfortunately I havent got the link ( i have googled it A LOT and have no bookmarks). Logically it also depends a lot on the statistics as well (eg. who have been in the studies). However for example I have friends' father who also had tinnitus from repeated loud noise (he loves rock and roll). He had it for several months (around 4 months he said) and it left on its own for no reason. I also asked him for some tips and as it turns out, he never addressed the problem and didnt even know it was tinnitus, so unfortunately he had no tips to give me. Of course this is a "case study" but I suppose if there are cases like that it means that it could go away.
       
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    16. Tenna
      Anime

      Tenna Member

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2013
      I see Stina, haha we all did. Well maybe not spending ressources stressing is the key <:
      Yeah and that's the thing, I wonder how many dont weight any in the statistics we rely on.
      If ones tinnitus dissappeared why would one go back to the doctor. (that didnt listen to you in the first place lol)
       
    17. Stina
      Psychedelic

      Stina Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Tartu
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/13
      Yeah probablt it is... and I agree with the fact that many people with temp T dont turn to the doc. But it seems that us on this board are doomed:(
       
    18. Lisa88

      Lisa88 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      I never understood the exact time limit that is considered acute to permanent. I heave heard stories of people's t disappearing after months, 1.5 years, 2 years. 2 of my friends who have t went from a 10 to a 1 in 6 months to a year, and they think their t will disappear completely at some point. Keep the hope alive, people :)
       
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    19. DebInAustralia

      DebInAustralia Member Benefactor Team Research

      Location:
      Geelong, Victoria
      Tinnitus Since:
      30/12/13
      thankyou Lisa...
       
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    20. Srdjan
      Inspired

      Srdjan Member

      Location:
      Belgrade/SERBIA
      Tinnitus Since:
      early 2014 - summer 2014
      A friend of mine had Tinnitus for about 8 months I think - he had problems with blood pressure + stress, and it stopped.
      Also, my mother was convincing me she had T as well (even though I think she was just trying to soothe me) - caused by stress of losing a parent. Lasted for a month (35 days) and stopped. But considering the stress was the trigger, I guess it can stop (if you recover mentally etc)..
       
    21. mikey13
      Mellow

      mikey13 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/ 2014
      I personally know someone who had it for 7 months,and then it cleared up on it's own.

      recovery is always possible, there are people out there who had it for years,then it just went away.
       
    22. khayla

      khayla Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2015
      hi! i'm 13 and about three months ago i noticed a ringing in my right ear when i was trying to sleep. it doesn't bother me throughout the day, because i can only really hear it when i'm in dead silence or like at night when i'm in bed. it gets really annoying and i have no idea why i have it? like it came out of nowhere and i don't listen to loud music or anything. do you think it will go away? like i'm still really young and have a lot of my life ahead of me so i'm really scared
       
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