From Bad to Worse

Discussion in 'Support' started by terry b, Sep 5, 2016.

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    1. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      Has this ever happened anyone?
      I was wearing ear defenders last week and noises that existed in the background when I took them off, moved to the foreground and one was quite loud ....

      I was doing okay till this point now like so many others feel suicidal ..... if I didnt have a mum that would be gutted by my death I would now be dead .... all caused by a mobile phone can you believe it !!!!!!
       
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    2. Karel
      Stressed

      Karel Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      How did a mobile phone cause your T? EMF? Electromagnetic field?
      I got a big increase in my T&H from talking on a cellphone too long. Personally I think there's something dangerous about the type of sound they make.
       
    3. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      I put it backwards against my ears and noises erupted ... spoke to an Audiologist who said a lot of people who come to her blame their mobile but thats more talking on the phone rather than the way i got mine......mine is so random
       
    4. Karel
      Stressed

      Karel Member

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Tinnitus Since:
      2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      Yeah, I haven't heard that before. People can get T in all kinds of weird ways, the ears are so fragile, at least for some of us. :/
       
    5. Owen
      Disappointed

      Owen Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unclear. Inflammatory allergic reaction/AIED
      The cause of my tinnitus is pretty rare, so I would be the first to accept unusual causes, but placing a phone upside down against your head is about as unusual as I have ever heard? How long was it present? Did it instantly appear, or some time later? The negative health effects associated with mobile phone use are generally attributed to the heating effects, which take a few minutes to build up.
       
    6. terry b

      terry b Member

      Location:
      uk
      Tinnitus Since:
      six months
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      mobile phone held to head wrong way round!! assume emf
      Tell me about it.

      No I noticed it almost immediate - it was a series of noises worse in right ear than left ...

      On top of it I have a series of vibrations happening on both sides .... the vibrations are different on both sides and came with noises too its just a train wreck to be honest .....

      Told the story before - I have a hell of a data sounding noise and one day I tried to stop it by biting down on till foil and also submerging my head in water ... both of these occurrences created the vibrations that I mentioned .....

      I sound like a nutcase .... the worse thing I was coping with it hated it but coping till last week when I wore ear defenders and this made the noises worse .......

      Im going to head dentist and get fillings out - its a just incase scenario
       
    7. MikeP505
      Curious

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Hello Kerel.

      Just a quick few words here. I often wondered if cell phones were doing more damage as well as the ear phones and heads phones today. I remember owning the "BRICK". The cell phone that looked like a brick and was as heavy as a brick. It ran on an analog signal that needed great power to use. Today's phones are all digital signals and require much less power to run. Possibly a tad safer than the old units that first came on the market years ago. However, I am not convinced these phones will not cause issues to all who use them. Many studies still being done and large amounts of data collected on all of these issues. The problem with Tinnitus and hearing loss is..... there really can be dozens of reasons, from illnesses, head trauma, medications, loud working environments, loud music... just to name a few. So to focus on cell phones may not be an answer at all.

      I know how you feel about these issues and how much it effects your life. Even as strong as I try to remain, I had done research on the best ways of just "checking out". But there is still many years ahead of me and I need to focus on adapting to my issues and accepting them. I am stuck living in small cramped living conditions now with a relative because my total hearing loss has made it hard to stay gainfully employed. I do receive a small disability however it would not even cover rent here for a month if I had to live alone. I would love to be able to go to work every day. Gives you other things to focus on than hearing the noises in your head. Also probably allows you to exist a little easier in your own space. Trying to find a gear to income apartment/flat but that list is huge. I really could end up on a park bench one day as my full time address.

      I will not give up tho and neither should you. Keep talking to your doctors and specialists and others in your situation. Learn as much as you can about adapting and moving on with these issues. Do not be afraid and remember this, you are not alone. So many people have Tinnitus and or hearing loss. They say it is 1 in 10 for sure. Imagine if everyone decided that death would be better than living and you can imagine the population of earth decreasing by 10% overnight!! Focus more on what you still want to do. Focus on places you wish to visit or see. Focus on tomorrow and forget about yesterday. In time you can do this. I know you can!!
       

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