Hello. New Yorker Here.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by MerkinBill, Sep 5, 2016.

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    1. MerkinBill

      MerkinBill Member

      Location:
      Upstate NY (Formerly NYC, imagine the noise!)
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I guess some good CAN be found from Tinnitus Terminator. Research before purchasing the too-good-to-be-true "cure" led me here. I read the posts and signed up.

      My profile says September 2010, but I don't quite remember when I was diagnosed. It was about 5 or 6 years ago, so 2010 is good enough. I have had difficulty hearing, in general, as long as I can remember. I hear everything, more or less, to the point of having difficulty sifting out what I'm trying to listen to. Socializing and attending events is a difficult, sometimes painful ordeal.

      I've often wondered how others describe their tinnitus. I liken it to the hiss of TV snow of old, but clearer or sharper, as if the TV speakers dampened it. Any thoughts?
       
    2. wanda evans

      wanda evans Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      age related hearing loss
      I'll tag my introduction onto yours - I came to this site by a similar route. I've had low level T for several years but a spike about a month ago sent me to the internet to find a fix. The advice I've found here is the next best thing, especially the links to masking tracks and the neuromodulators. Thank you, someone, for posting the crickets/running water link. My T is similar to an icy shower sound but the spike was a ringing noise that drove me close to mad. I had it for a few weeks following a sinus cold. Several pcp, ent and an er visit later, the ringing is no longer a constant thing but my baseline T is either higher or I'm more attuned to it now. I'd like to get back to where I was before the spike, knowing I have T but not letting it be in the forefront of my mind.
       
    3. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Do you use hearing aids? If not, why not?

      Usually after a spike has mostly gone down the baseline T is a little more "sharp," packs more of a punch.

      Give it a few months and I bet it will sound how it was before the spike.
       
    4. OnceUponaTime
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      OnceUponaTime Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies or Acoustic Trauma, Stress
      Welcome! Upstate NYer here too (formerly NYC too!) Glad you found this site which is full of great people, help and information.
       
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    5. wanda evans

      wanda evans Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      age related hearing loss
      Thank you for the encouraging words. That is what I am hoping for. This morning it was hardly noticable but it's picked up steam since then.
       
    6. MerkinBill

      MerkinBill Member

      Location:
      Upstate NY (Formerly NYC, imagine the noise!)
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
       
    7. MerkinBill

      MerkinBill Member

      Location:
      Upstate NY (Formerly NYC, imagine the noise!)
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      My constant ringing has become something of a normal thing for me. It's there. I hear it, but can usually manage to do the things I need to do. I've learned that closed captions aren't just for people who have no hearing, but I wish they would always match what is being said in a show/movie.

      What does throw me is what I refer to as a "pitch change" (no idea if there's a better/technical term for it). It's like the wavelengthflattens out somewhat, so the tone becomes lower/deeper. Anyone have this?
       

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