I Developed Tinnitus 3 Months Ago — Any Suggestions on My Next Steps?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Rock, Oct 12, 2016.

    1. Rock

      Rock Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loss of some hearing in the right ear.
      I didn't know where to start in this forum. Because of some hearing loss(minor-moderate), I developed T. about 3 months ago, except it seems more in my head than in my ear. Sure is loud sometimes, lately most of the time. My doctor gave me a hearing aid for one ear. Doesn't help T but helps me hear better, says my wife:) Any suggestions anyone on my next step.

    2. gotyoubynuts

      gotyoubynuts Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Welcome, it's a waiting hell for us Rock!! There are no good treatments :( Time improves the noise sometimes...
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    3. MikeL1972

      MikeL1972 Member

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      Hi Rock,

      Welcome to the site.

      I've had tinnitus since March and the best thing I can tell you is not to get stressed or anxious over it. It will not kill you. I know it is not easy as you are doing the natural thing and putting up your emotional and mental defense systems against it, but it is a losing battle. Just ignore it and your mind will gradually dismiss it and put it in the 'not important' file of your brain. It will take some work, but you can do it. The worst thing you can do is to change your mood or daily activities because of it! Live life and enjoy!!
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    4. MikeP505

      MikeP505 Member Benefactor

      Ontario Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Punishment for being so darn good looking!
      Hello Rock and welcome.

      Sorry to hear about your issues and we here at Tinnitus Talk fully understand your issues and concerns. Do you know what caused your hearing loss in the right ear? Do you only hear tinnitus in your right ear?
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    5. Lorac

      Lorac Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sudden profound hearing loss in left ear.
      Welcome to the forum @Rock ,
      Reducing caffeine helps me. Reducing exposure to loud sounds helps me also. Some people use masking sounds to help with tinnitus. It's hard to say whether or not your T is here to stay. Let's hope that you're is temporary but if not, you may find it to be less intrusive as time goes by.
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    6. volsung37

      volsung37 Member Benefactor

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      Just take one day at a time. Your ability to cope will grow over time. Appreciate the little things in life that you may have overlooked when everything seemed rosy. Somehow you will pull through.
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