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    1. Raul5

      Raul5 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cayey, Puerto Rico
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      headset spike noise
      Hi, My name is Raul, I am from Puerto Rico and work as a collector in a call Centre. I fist presented the tinnitus first of Agust 2015. as today have been 20 days of constant ringing I miss the silence. I am anxious at the point of desesperation. I havent been able to work with no income and a 2 year old girl. I want thise to go away, my employer sended me to workers comp. in PR and as they told me is going to be a long long prossess to be accomodated if available. Any tips or sugestion to make it go away and retain my current emplyment?

      best regards
       
    2. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      I suggest you quit working with a headset, if thats what you do and ask for another position within the company if possible.
       
    3. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I concur.
       
    4. papu
      Amazed

      papu Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Read the retgaine forum thread it might help you if you can convince your doctor and get it. Have you seen an ENT specialist
       
    5. Raul5

      Raul5 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cayey, Puerto Rico
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      headset spike noise
      Tanks,

      I am in state workers comp. I spoke with the regional supervisor and she toldme that for a resonable acomodation it will take a very long time.

      I have gone to a private ENT and the ENT from state workers comp. and both concurr that I have to look other job options and if I continue in the same position the tinnitus will get louder.

      It is verry dificult for me to guet another job in the current general colonial situation Puerto Rico is facing. I am the heavy provider and the health insurance of my job is good and very dificult to find in another job.

      For another position within my current employer I see it very dificult because the only possitions not reqiring headset I dont possess the skills to do them.

      I will look into the retgaine forum.

      thanks for the reply
       
    6. billie48
      Sunshine

      billie48 Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Research

      Location:
      Vancouver, Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Welcome Raul. Don't depair. Your T is very new and so you are going through the worst phase, the initial suffering. The reason this phase is so tough is that all the alien sensation of T ringing is new to the brain. It tries to shake off this T bully but can't and no drugs are offered by the doctors to help. So the brain senses the threat and so far doesn't know what to do with it, hence anxiety and panic, trauma, despair and sleeplessness. This is a very common process of suffering the grief of the loss of silence and dealing with a loud ringing sound 7/24 without escape.

      But this phase will pass and things will improve. How I know? I have been there like many other members. Many are doing much better now including myself, and we wrote our success stories. Go read up the Success Stories Forum and get some hope for the future. You can also get some masking going asap. TT has a good link to a thread with masking sounds as well as helpful tips for newer sufferers. Check this out and God bless your recovery.

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/panic/
       
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    7. Raul5

      Raul5 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cayey, Puerto Rico
      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      headset spike noise
      Tanks Billie,

      I am trying my best to keep it together.

      I will look into the link.
       
    8. Sue W

      Sue W Member

      Location:
      manchester
      Tinnitus Since:
      21/07/1985
      My tinnitus is very loud but since having hearing aids it's not noticeable at all. I take them out early evening whilst there's still background noise as I found taking them out before bed make the tinnitus even louder than normal. Speak to your ENT consultant about hearing aids. Good luck
       

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