I Hate I Find Tinnitus Fascinating

Discussion in 'Support' started by Strife_84, Apr 7, 2019.

    1. Strife_84
      Energetic

      Strife_84 Member

      Location:
      Finland
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Mixing music for long hours and too loud I guess.
      I caused this to myself. I hate myself for it. But what I hate even more that the small scientist inside me finds this condition so fascinating.

      I can't sleep well. Can't make music. I am angry, irritated, tired. I miss silent mornings. I miss silence.

      Yet why still I find this beast inside my head so... interesting? How on earth does this sound come and go. Change tones. Change volume. Why there is no cure? So many questions.

      So underrated condition.
       
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    2. Vaclav
      Lurking

      Vaclav Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Yep, you could easily become obsessed with tinnitus, but after some time it will just become boring. First 3 months I was monitoring my tinnitus at least 10 times everyday. Now I check it once in a week or so. And that's good, I feel much better.
       
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    3. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      I´ve been monitoring it every second for 4.5 years. Something must be wrong with me!
       
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    4. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      T is a problem with the brain. Human brain is the most complex object in the known universe.
       
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    5. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      It's fun when you realize palliative medicine formed a monopoly on hearing loss, tinnitus and noise pain and the reason there's not a cure is because sufferers are silent and don't lobby for research to advance.
       
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    6. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I find it really interesting too! As well as evil and pointless but its very pointlessness is interesting. The thing that puzzles me the most is why some people find it so easy and why others find it so difficult, at the same loudness level. It suggests that might be true for every other physical health condition, such as chronic pain. Also how the f is the brain creating all this phantom noise? Why does the volume vary so much between individuals or even for one individual as well? Can you truly get this condition without any hearing loss? What is the connection with TMJ? I want to know!
       
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    7. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      Research would have been 20+ years in the future if it wasn't for TRT and Pawel Jastreboff's monopoly on the field.

      Audiologist are Hearing aid salesmen, not doctors. Otologist are actual doctors who study the inner ear, what happened was hearing aid salesmen dominated a field that should have been treated as a science the entire time.
       
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    8. Vaclav
      Lurking

      Vaclav Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      Monitoring for me is when I put my fingers to the ears a check the volume and pitch. I hope that you are not living 4,5 years with fingers in the ears :D
       
    9. grate_biff
      Alone

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma, benzo/mirtazapine withdrawal, or combo!
      I don´t need to.
       
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    10. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Can you only hear it with your ears plugged?
       
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    11. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Most neurological conditions have no cure.

      I did this for the first 2+ years. It was hell. Somehow I've gotten to the point where I can ignore it for extended periods of time, but when it's bad or spiking (like now) I go back to monitoring it.
       
    12. Vaclav
      Lurking

      Vaclav Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      November
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert
      I can hear it better with plugged ears. Normally my T is hissing, but when I plug my ears its more high pithced. But it used to be high pitched all the time and I could hear it even in a bus. But even then I think that it was moderate and not severe like T of some of other members.
       
    13. SteveShield

      SteveShield Member

      Location:
      CA
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      HTN Rx, Migraine hx, Oil of Wintergreen induced?
      3.6 months now with tinnitus... all the above feelings...
       
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