Hello from Long-Term Sufferer, New Member

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by John Phillips, Nov 9, 2014.

    1. John Phillips

      John Phillips Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/1985
      I am a long-term sufferer of 30+years of sound-induced (firearms, music) tinnitus. I am now 49 years old and as I age the ringing is bothering me more and more. I am not sure if it is getting louder or I am becoming more aware of it. I hope that we all can find relief soon and look forward to interacting with you all.
       
    2. Teri
      Caffeine

      Teri Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      4/2014
      Welcome. Glad to have you on the board.
       
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    3. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Founder Staff Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Do you have how much hearing loss as a result of those activities? Have you recently had a hearing test?

      :welcomesignanimation:

      You certainly have a lot to offer to everyone here with your decades of tinnitus experience.
       
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    4. patrick234

      patrick234 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2001
      Thanks for all the replys sorry have not replied earlier but my mum is ill at the mo and didn't get any emails to say id received any replies I will message again later as id like to know how to cope with it as it has affected me mentally and I'm no longer the person I was, I'm very short fused now and snap at people very easy when I was more of a joker type person, than snapping and moaning, I have no sleep pattern and can sleep very short periods due to T sometimes lucky getting an hour till I wake with a plane taking off in my head so can't sleep again and find it hard to cope with, mentally I'm a wreck, what I didn't like was docs sayin nothing wrong you listen too much, soon as I seen an audiologist asked me did you work with explosives, which I have not as he said there badly scarred I was gob smacked as gp said no scars and nothing wrong for over 2 years, and had to really kick off to see a specialist I will update a bit more later as I need to go to help my mum. Thanks again for all the replies many thanks Patrick
       

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