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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by SnuggleBunny, Nov 16, 2016.

    1. SnuggleBunny

      SnuggleBunny Member

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      I dont know what do anymore im currently 14 years old i got tinnitus in my left ear by the beginning of summer when i went with my friends and celebrate back then i was 13 my tinnitus is sometimes worse and sometimes better but i dont know if i can bare with this ringing tone anymore i just wanna jump infront of a train
    2. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

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      Hello, sorry to hear about you t, glad you're having some good days...it's very hard in the beginning but I know lots of people manage to have a good life with tinnitus, they develop a toolkit to deal with it, step by step.

      I met a lady who had it since she was 16, she said it was loud in the beginning but she got used to it. She went on to have 3 kids and a good job...
    3. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

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      Welcome to the forum @SnuggleBunny.

      Being young with T doesn't mean it will be suffering for life time. Young people sometimes can recover faster or better than older members. It also depends on your philosophy or approach towards life. If you can learn to accept T, it is a lot easier to move on with life. There is a young pretty lady Zoe Cartwright who was completely deaf at young 15, and so her loud T was unmaskable and often &%$*#!^ loud. She was smart to make a decision early to accept the reality of T in her life. She said either acceptance or risking a life time of misery. She made a tinnitus film after 10 years of living with 7/24 loud, unmaskable and amazingly she said she loves her life despite T. You can read a more detail story of her and also watch her film on page 14 & 15 of the Positivity Thread (at the top of the Support Forum).

      She is not alone for being young and doing well even after T. There is a 12 year old and a 17 year old on TT who wrote their success stories and perhaps others too. So don't worry that you are young with T. Here are a few links of success stories from young people:

      success story of 17 years old Zach:

      success story of Jari with T since 12 years old:

      lana got T at 15 and getting better:

      I also hope you start masking your T when it bothers you. Have you tried any masking yet? Here are some suggestions if you haven't done masking:

      1) Mask at bed time so you can sleep better. Find whatever sounds/music that are soothing to you. You can use a sound machine or sound pillow for this, or a computer with speakers.

      2) If you need masking on the go, try load an ipod with nature sounds or music using itune. If you have a smart phone, you can download free APPs for soothing or T-masking sounds.

      3) If you have computer and speakers, you can try these excellent masking sounds too:

      TT's audio player: https://www.tinnitustalk.com/audioplayer/

      or this online sound library, particularly the self-mix nature sounds: https://mynoise.net/

      or download free sound generator ‘aire freshener’: http://www.peterhirschberg.com/mysoftware.html

      or search youtube with words like 'tinnitus masking sounds', 'white noise', 'rain sound' etc
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    4. Stewie

      Stewie Member

      Champaign-Urbanna Illinois
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      Frenquencies high to low.
      Hello I am freshly new as of right now, I get my tinnitus usually at high frequent sounds throughout the day, but when it is dumb down to like t.v. normal volume, it just spiked around like an hour ago, i have not done anything unusuall yet today. I wonder if there is some how to mute it though?

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