Help — My Husband Was Diagnosed with Cortical Hearing Loss, Vertigo, Severe Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by AnitaDeason, Jan 12, 2019.

    1. AnitaDeason

      AnitaDeason Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Construction work
      My husband has been in construction for about 35 years. When he started out hearing protection was not implemented and he being young thought he could surpass it.
      He was recently diagnosed with cortical hearing loss, vertigo and severe tinnitus. We are implementing every technique shown to us and seeing what works for him.

      I'm mentally, physically, emotionally exhausted. Recently he has become very aggravated at the tiniest of things, angry, sullen, and downright rude at times.

      Is this typical? I've Googled until my eyes hurt trying to find something, anything to help me understand so that I can present it to him without triggering his anger.

      Any suggestions, links, numbers that I can get for information.

      Thanks,
      Anita
       
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    2. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England,
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @AnitaDeason ,
      Tinnitus comes with lots of unwanted emotions as we hear a sound all the time and can cause anxiety and low mood and sleepless nights add to it .

      Reasurance ,support, hugs help and really nice of you to come on here to help him and support for yourself.

      Relaxing music ,natural sounds can help and at night through pillow speakers so you don't have to listen to it.

      Counselling can help and and keeping away from extra loud places like clubs etc that can cause tinnitus spikes.

      Tinnitus is like a nagging that you carn't get away from 24/7 and it takes time to adapt to it in the early months.

      Come on here together as will help support you both.

      love glynis

      Cinnarazine, Proclorperazine, Betahistine can help vertigo and the sickness with it.
       
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    3. SillyMama
      Cheerful

      SillyMama Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      When my intermittent tinnitus started, I called it vertigo with tinnitus. Later I realized that when my tinnitus pulses, it somehow causes my eyes to jerk. Because what we see helps tell us where we are in space, this feels similar to vertigo.
      There are a few of us here that report this phenomenon. It's exasperating because it makes it difficult to *do* everything.
      Several of us have found that it's worse or better with different head/neck positions.
      I'm chasing ways to find that elusive neck or head position that might lessen it. I haven't found anything reliable yet, but I've occasionally achieved some spells of relief, so I haven't given up.
      Any chance that his symptoms are similar to this?
       
    4. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Usually vertigo and tinnitus may point to Meniere's. But if it isn't for that, there are other causes too. One is BPPV which is what I had. It resulted in violent vomiting with everything spinning around me. Luckily I found something from youtube where a lady MD shares her technique called 'half-somersault maneuver' and it works like a charm. My vertigo was gone in one day. Give this a try when your vertigo shows up again. God bless.

      Dr Carol Foster - Half Somersault Maneuver -...
       
    5. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum. Yes your husband's negative reaction is quite typical for new tinnitus sufferers. Many of us went through a hellish initial stage when we were mentally and physically exhausted. Bad temper, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, self-denial, withdrawal from social circle, sleeplessness and what have you. The first 3 to 6 months can be tough. Gradually things will usually improve. Within 18 months many people have achieved some form of habituation. There are many success stories on this forum. Check out the Success Stories forum and hopefully your husband can read up those to help him understand the process. If it helps him, you can share my success story dealing with loud, ultra high pitched tinnitus and severe hyperacusis. I have a section on it discussing the relationship issue with family members. Hopefully it will help him to have hope for the future. Take good care. God bless.

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...w-i-recovered-from-tinnitus-hyperacusis.3148/
       
    6. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
    7. SillyMama
      Cheerful

      SillyMama Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Thanks Billie,
      I actually first went to see an ENT doc with my "self-diagnosed" BPPV, and he told me flatly that BPPV doesn't present with tinnitus. He couldn't have seemed less interested, but he was willing to schedule me with the rotating chair sets of tests to try to replicate it... then we had an ice storm and that got cancelled... but by then my symptoms had disappeared and stayed gone for about 10 months. This year I no longer call it vertigo... but I'll keep the somersault maneuver in mind if it starts to feel like that. Thanks again.
       
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