Hearing Has Returned After 3 Years, Yeepee!

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Sandy M1, May 21, 2019.

    1. Sandy M1

      Sandy M1 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      I have had tinnitus and hearing loss (right ear only) for three years. I was stubborn and would not go get a hearing aid because I was convinced that my hearing would eventually come back.

      Two months ago I decided to try two supplements that I read about on Tinnitus Talk. These supplements are N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine (Vitamin Shoppe brand). I have been taking one each daily.

      My tinnitus has not gotten better but my hearing has greatly improved, WOW!

      I am thrilled to be able to hear again. It was so embarrassing to have to ask people to repeat themselves.

      I will post again if my tinnitus improves.
       
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    2. Piney

      Piney Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Shingles virus
      What? 3 years and your hearing returned. How did you lose your hearing? Did you have a circulation issue?
       
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      Sandy M1

      Sandy M1 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      About 3 ½ years ago I had a bad cold and noticed the tinnitus for the first time. In conjunction, also could not hear very well. I felt like I was underwater and everything sounded gargled from right ear. I could not use ear buds, headphones, or phone on the bad ear. I always wondered if it was the hearing loss that was causing the tinnitus, and now I know it wasn’t the case.
       
    4. ringinghours

      ringinghours Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Hearing doesn't improve, once it is lost it is gone permanently. That's why your tinnitus didn't improve, because you still have the same hearing loss as before.
       
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    5. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      This is actually confusing knowing peripheral hearing returned and you still have tinnitus, and competes with statistics on hearing aids, cochlear implants and middle ear malfunctions being corrected and tinnitus going away.

      How long has your hearing been back? Maybe eventually your tinnitus will go away, please keep us updated.
       
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    6. kelpiemsp
      Swamped

      kelpiemsp Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      birth/ recent spike 2/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Born with ETD, several acoustic traumas, most recently ETD
      Sounds like TMJ as that would cause muffled hearing and it also can take a few years for the muscles to relax and quit putting pressure on your inner ear.
       
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    7. JohnAdams
      Starving

      JohnAdams Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      here
      Tinnitus Since:
      it started.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      hearing loss
      Maybe it wasn't a full return and they went from hearing loss to like hidden hearing loss?
       
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    8. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Others have reported hearing that has improved - hearing tests that have been markedly better than prior hearing tests. Do you think then that such people had conductive hearing loss?
       
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    9. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      This person's tinnitus would have to have had improved?

      I can't figure this out either, I guess it isn't 100% consistent if tinnitus becomes deeply rooted in regions of the brain that have nothing to do with hearing.
       
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    10. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      My own hearing improved the first 6 months or so after acoustic injury but yeah I agree 3 years is extremely unlikely.


      Deficiency issues or a placebo are two possibilities
       
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    11. Mathew Gould

      Mathew Gould Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      6/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neck/Jaw misalignment
      Shit I didn't know it could take that long for the muscles to relax. Anyway to speed this process up?? Also my ears haven't been as full as usual, is this a good sign? Explain.
       

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