I Don't Need a Fan Anymore — Tinnitus DOES Get Easier

Discussion in 'Support' started by Holly1987, Sep 8, 2019.

    1. Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p
      For the last 2.5 years I've had a fan on full blast EVERY night to help block out my tinnitus so I can sleep, I even take the fan on holidays. Last night I forgot to turn it on and was perfectly fine. I didn't bother turning it on tonight, I genuinely don't give a shit anymore. My tinnitus is blasting away and I feel 2/10 worried, I'm about to go to sleep.

      If you had told me 6 months ago I would be laying in a silent room and not feel suicidal there is NO WAY I would have believed you.

      Don't listen to the negative people on here, it DOES get easier.

      Holly x
       
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    2. Autumnly
      Wishful

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      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      What negative people? The people that say that it, unfortunately, doesn't get better for everyone?

      It's awesome that you've gotten to a point where your tinnitus doesn't bother you (as much) anymore but we can support each other without ignoring that this won't be the case for everyone.

      Edit: But I'm genuinely happy to hear that you've gotten better!
       
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      Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p

      You're right, I apologise for that statement it was very insensitive.
       
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    4. dayma
      Frustrated

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      Really awesome that you have been able to move forward in life with your T. Wishing you the best!
       
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    5. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      No worries. I'm really happy to hear you've gotten better!! :huganimation:I remember your posts at the beginning and it's so great to see that you've gotten to a point where things are not as difficult anymore. Keep up the good work and I'm crossing my fingers that you'll see even more progress with time!
       
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    6. Luman
      Spaced

      Luman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Brooklyn
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Intermittent Tinnitus probably noise induced
      Great success story - Congratulations!

      I still use the 'LectroFan sound machine to sleep, but I've been using fans and various mechanical and digital sound machines in the bedroom for decades, even before my tinnitus got bad a couple of years ago. I could probably go without it, and may try in the near future.

      Keep up the good work!
       
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    7. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Congrats on the great progress you have made. Be sure to keep up the protection so it does not get worse again.

      Any other wisdom to impart that helped the progress other than masking with a fan at night?
       
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    8. Extreme
      Paranoid

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      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      That's excellent news. I do understand your point and you are right about the negativity. It's just so easy to fall into that trap and I'm sure you understand that. There isn't enough optimism on here so this is great to read!
       
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    9. Allan1967

      Allan1967 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1997
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Can you describe your tinnitus? Do you hear it all day every day?

      Is it high pitched? Multiple noises?
       
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    10. Extreme
      Paranoid

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      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
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      Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p

      I have no advice, I wish I did! I have struggled immensely (if you go through my history you will see how bad it got). Around one year ago I was ready to end my life because of my tinnitus, it was just so bloody exhausting. I guess I got used to it?

      I'm sure if I have a spike I won't be so relaxed but for now I'm good.

      I can't remember what silence is like so maybe that helps too, I'm past the grief stage.
       
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      Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p
      I have three different tones, the first one is permanent, I've had it from the start. It's a very loud static noise.

      The 2nd one hangs around 90% of the time but did go away for a few months at the start of the year so I'm not sure if it's going to be permanent. It's a soft "eeeee" I have struggled a lot with this tone.

      The third one is hard to desribe, it kinda sound like an echo? It comes and goes a few times a week. Doesn't really bother me.
       
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      Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p
      I should probably add that I'm still very paranoid about noise and won't go out anywhere that may be loud. Although I'm more relaxed about the tinnitus my fear of loud noise is still very much there.
       
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      Holly1987

      Holly1987 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown p
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    15. InfiniteLoop
      Relaxed

      InfiniteLoop Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Redwood City, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very high frequency hearing loss in left ear.
      @Holly1987

      You are having a good tinnitus day. More to come. Still the most common success story is that tinnitus does no improve, but people do. Bittersweet victories.....
       
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    16. Extreme
      Paranoid

      Extreme Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes but peace of mind is still peace of mind. The end goal is the same. It's still a very wonderful thing.
      And there are some cases of tinnitus improving.
       
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    17. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
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    18. Digital Doc

      Digital Doc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise induced
      Thanks for the honesty, and encouragement.
       
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    19. Jim Goose

      Jim Goose Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ????
      Good to hear Holly.

      I’ts been the anxiety and depression that was the worst for me. I think it’s worn off, and the physical symptoms of tinnitus bothers me less now as a result.
       
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