Found Out a Co-Worker Completely Recovered from Noise-Induced Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by jjflyman, Apr 1, 2018.

    1. jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      A quick success story:

      This week my wife got talking to a co-worker and the subject of earplugs came up.

      My wife confided in him about my acoustic trauma tinnitus (concert) and he told her that he had bad Tinnitus back in the 1980's from gunshots, and it completely faded away. He is around 60 now, and said it was quite bad, with loud ringing, pain and fullness. He didn't say how long it took to fade away, but he said he is fine now and always protects his ears from loud noise with earplugs now.
       
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    2. Jason37

      Jason37 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Gunshot
      I have seen a lot of these stories online in other forums other than T forums. I've read quite a few on firearm and motorcycle forums. I know the experts say it won't go away after hearing loss but I think they are just scientific minded and can't explain spontaneous remission.
       
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    3. Rohit Saluja
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      Rohit Saluja Member

      Location:
      India
      Tinnitus Since:
      2 weeks
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced and sinus infection
      I hope my tinnitus goes away, it is very low hiss in the morning, but in night it becomes loud, it follows the same trend everyday. It's been 4 months since I got this, it's like 30 to 20 percent remaining but still annoying at night.
       
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    4. Kritish Gooriah
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      Kritish Gooriah Member

      Location:
      Haubourdin (France)
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ear surgery acoustic trauma tmj ETD noise new ear surgery?
      Hi jiflyman, do you wear earplugs or earmuffs all time (cars, street, restaurant, friend's house, when there is a loud noise...)? My hearing is better and normal and i had a new surgery for my eardrum. I see a dentist tommorow.
       
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      jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      I don't wear them all the time when going out anymore (I did at first), but I have foams handy and will put them in when/if a place gets too loud
       
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      jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      Thats the same pattern my did as it continues to fade. In the mornings it is pretty quiet, but in the evenings it gets a little louder. It continues to get more and more quiet in the morning, and less loud at night, so it is still fading.
       
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    7. dpdx
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      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      LOVE IT :)
       
    8. Core2Duo

      Core2Duo Member

      Location:
      Bogota
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      When I was young - 18 year old - I was playing with fireworks - I live in a third world country - I had tinnitus for four weeks, serious ear fullness and very loud ringing. I noticed each day was improving. By the time I got an appointment with and ENT the tinnitus was resolved by itself.
       
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    9. Rajin

      Rajin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      9/7/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss ,noise
       
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    10. Core2Duo

      Core2Duo Member

      Location:
      Bogota
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      using headphones all the time and going to a rock concert in a closed space.
       
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    11. Rajin

      Rajin Member Benefactor

      Location:
      PA
      Tinnitus Since:
      9/7/17
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss ,noise
      @Core2Duo Thanks, do you have Any hearing loss ?
       
    12. Core2Duo

      Core2Duo Member

      Location:
      Bogota
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      At 13.5Khz
       
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    13. Apolonia
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      Apolonia Member

      Location:
      Croatia
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, acoustic trauma
      Same thing happened to me.
       
    14. Soren Fogh
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      Soren Fogh Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explosive going of 1 meter from me.
      @Core2Duo How long would you say it took before you started to notice improvement when you first got your T, at the age of 18 from fireworks. I have did the same thing about 3 weeks ago one very loud bang aproxmally one meter away. And havent seen that much improvement to be honest, I know it takes time dont get me wrong.
       
    15. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      That is hopeful news. -- Thanks for sharing.

      After 3 years with T from one loud concert, I pray for a cure or at least a downtick in the noise level..

      Hemp oil spray does seem to help temporarily, however, it may just be a placebo effect.. :)
       
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      jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      @John Meyers
      One concert did this to you. that's scary. How long/loud was the concert? Have you had any fading since the concert?
      I'm sorry.
       
    17. dpdx
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      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Some people are not as lucky.
       
    18. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      Thanks. It was just one concert that I did something very stupid at. -- I cupped my ears for the guitar solos until my ears burned. -- I wouldn't have gotten T if I didn't do that.

      Yes, it was complete drunk'n stupidity and nothing more..

      Before that, I was always very careful with my ears and even left this same band years earlier when we had a sky box right in front of the speakers.

      I've spent the last 3 years kicking myself but there really is nothing I can do about it unless Elon Musk invents a time machine...
       
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    19. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Do you have hearing loss? Have you done an Audiogram? DPOAE?
       
    20. Chilliwoman

      Chilliwoman Member

      Location:
      Lancashire
      Tinnitus Since:
      21st June 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown

      Hi jjflyman

      I just bought some ear plugs from the BTA but they are huge and hang out of my ears. I do actually have very small ears though. Can you recommend any ear plugs?
       
    21. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      No hearing loss at all.

      Within the first month, I went to two different ENTs and had an audiogram.

      The ENTs didn't really know what to say but a regular doctor explained that the ear follicles are like hay being knocked down in a field with no hope of rising again. -- The brain doesn't know what to make of all the regular noise so it substitutes with the ringing. In addition, nerve endings are damaged and contribute to the ringing as well.

      Layman's terms I know but that explanation helped me to at least understand what was going on since I was really freaking out in that first month..
       
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    22. dpdx
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      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      My Audiogram was fine but I had damaged OHC.
      Did you have Hyperacusis?
       
    23. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      No hyperacusis for me. -- Just a constant ringing that never subsides unless I eat very healthy and exercise regularly which is hard to do when I'm busy working every day..

      What is OHC?
       
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    24. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Outer Cochlea Hair Cells. DPOAE revealed that I damaged some. Now I am trying to figure out if I can damage Inner Hair cells without damaging Outer.
       
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    25. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      I don't know how they are for small ears, all I can do is share what I use.
      I use Mack's ultra soft foam earplugs. They are cheap and work well for me.
       
    26. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      Got it
      Got it.

      I think it's my inner hairs that are dead since I remember the burning being deep inside my head when it happened.. :-(
       
    27. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      I felt a cooling sensation and that's it. I got severe hyperacusis.
       
    28. John Meyers
      Artistic

      John Meyers Member

      Location:
      Chicago, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Just One (1) Loud Rock Concert!
      Hang in there and remember that there are worse ailments and situations that people are in.

      I know it's hard to do but true and the biggest challenge is just accepting T and moving on with life. -- I accepted it 2 years ago when I thought it was temporary and hope to do it again very soon.

      Take Care,
      John
       
    29. Rohit Saluja
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      Rohit Saluja Member

      Location:
      India
      Tinnitus Since:
      2 weeks
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced and sinus infection
      Yes it's now fading in the evening too.
       
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    30. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      jjflyman

      jjflyman Member

      Location:
      Michigan, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise (Concert)
      Outstanding.
      I think you will be tinnitus free in time.
       
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