How to Avoid Thinking About Your Tinnitus?

Discussion in 'Support' started by laniakea, May 10, 2018.

    1. laniakea

      laniakea Member

      Location:
      Spain
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I would like to know ways of managing the ringing because I don't want to care about it.
      I know it sounds a bit stupid, but if you do something in order to get it, I would appreciate your answers.
       
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    2. Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p
      I struggle with this a lot too. Based on my experience, the harder I try not to think about it the worse it gets!

      Distracting myself seems to work the best and always having some kind of background noise so my brain has other things to focus on.
       
    3. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Hi there - I just posted my relaxation method for another lady, and thought I would post it to you, as it may help.

      Sit or lay down, with head laying slightly to one side to assist easy breathing

      leave the lips closed

      the teeth apart

      the jaw hanging comfortably

      allow the inside of the mouth
      and the throat to go quite quite soft

      Be aware of your tongue
      floating gently in water

      Ask your tummy to take over your breathing

      Allow gentle breathing to take place.
      Breath like a baby.

      ..................................

      (There are reflexes in the tummy (Diaphragm)which will instigate an in breath and an out breath for you,
      so do no more conscious breathing.
      Breathing just happens.)

      .....................................

      Once you are relaxed, repeat (just think)
      your encouraging message.

      For me:
      “Easy Dave - hiss is normal....”

      (Eventually you will notice
      your Tinnitus far less.)


      ......................................

      Best wishes
      Dave
      xx



       
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    4. dayma
      Swamped

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      I have hobbies that I use to distract me. I make models , read and play some video games. Its important to have a hobby that engages your mind though.
       
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    5. New Guy
      Doh

      New Guy Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      It's going to take time to not notice it so try to be patient. I'm still working on not hearing mine.

      One thing I recommend is to not have the voice in your head saying don't listen to t. Instead, have the voice in your head saying what noises do I hear besides my t. I think by telling ourselves to not listen to t we bring attention to it. I understand there are many different levels of t so please forgive me if your t is very intrusive.
       
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    6. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      I think the main thing is to relearn your response to it, so that your CNS becomes indifferent. That way, overtime, the perception and reaction part of the equation change, and it’s very possible to reach a stage where it has no negative effect at on you at all. Ways of achieving this include: living your life, giving yourself goals, taking up new hobbies, breaking old routines, doing things that scare you, but are exciting, exercising, eating better, etc

      It takes time and you can’t rush it.
       
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    7. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      WE CAN NOT change the noise in our head,
      BUT WE CAN change our perception of it.

      Hiss is normal,”
      needs to be registered in our subconscious mind.
      either through:

      Hypnosis
      Meditation
      or Auto-suggestion
      It helped turn me around.

      The proof of the pudding..etc....
       
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    8. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      “If I give you a cartoon - you might just remember my message,
      ......but I won’t hold my breath......”


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    9. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Try to imagine that the hiss/noise is perceived
      as being so normal, that you don’t even notice it,
      .........would that be okay....?
       
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