I Have This Fear of Losing All My Hearing

Discussion in 'Support' started by Lazypugfilms, Mar 29, 2016.

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    1. Lazypugfilms

      Lazypugfilms Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I still have decent hearing in my left ear and great hearing in my right. I have tinnitus in my left ear but sometimes at night (especially when my sinuses act up) I fear I hear ringing in my right ear.


      Does anyone else fear this? How do I stop worrying?

      The good news is after about 6 weeks i think the ringing has gone lower? I don't know it doesn't bother me unless I think I hear in the right side now
       
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    2. ceauses97
      Speechless

      ceauses97 Member

      Location:
      Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/12/15
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music/chemotherapy/hypercalcemia
      First of all, you're not going to lose your hearing just because you have tinnitus.

      Second, ask yourself this question: What is the probality of what you're scared actually will happen? Where is the evidence that you're going to lose you're hearing? The probality of you losing you're hearing is probably lower than you meeting a lion in the forrest, when there is in fact no single lions living in the forrest. Instead of focusing on the worst outcomes, try a more positive, realistic way of looking at the situation.

      And last but not least, think about it this way: Whatever happends to you, you can do nothing about it. So it's gonna do you no good worrying all the time.

      See! Only been 6 weeks and you're ringing has already gone lower. That's a very good sign. Keep thinking positive. Who knows, 6 weeks from now your tinnitus may be completely gone. Hope for the best my friend.

      I wish you good luck.
       
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    3. Michael2013
      Happy

      Michael2013 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2013
      I used to worry about losing all my hearing. In fact, I'm quite sure that I will lose all my hearing at some point in my life due to a condition I have. But it actually doesn't bother me anymore because with technology today, it's not likely to be permanent. If it ever happens, cochlear implants can bring a lot of it back. So I don't worry about it anymore.

      -Mike
       
    4. jdjd09

      jdjd09 Member

      I guess I have lost hearing and it does worry me. I guess I hear you on saying technology is coming out but I guess I just don't see it. Sure, maybe when I'm super old hey cure hesring loss. But, at that point, I missed out on life when I feel it matters (when I'm suppose to be dating, starting a career, taking chances, learning new skills, etc.). At that point i t will be nice to have hearing back, but I missed out at that point.

      To answer your question though a while back, the hearing loss bothers me because it's hard to hear stuff like I did before. Music and conversations around me. I used music to program for long hours. Now I hear the noise and the hearing loss. Both are associated. I would go to audio logist but I've ran out of most all my time off seeing 7 doctors and days off from shutting down. No doctor really helped and had to get anti anxiety meds that work other ways. I should have asked for leave of absence but no one in family or work really helped guide me when I was in crisis mode.

      I guess with no sign of good time frame on cure I see little hope.
       
    5. Michael2013
      Happy

      Michael2013 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2013
      In my earlier post I wasn't talking about technology that is yet to come, I was referring to technology we have today. Sure, it's not a biological cure, but it restores hearing well enough that you can function in life. I knew a CIO of a large multinational corporation who one day just went completely deaf. Instantly, it was just gone. With a cochlear implant, he was able to function just as he did before and continued serving in the role of CIO.

      With technology available today, you won't miss out on life unless you allow yourself to. You have given quite a few excuses as to why you can't go see an audiologist. If you really wanted to do it, you can find a way. Why does it have to be during your work hours? Adjust your schedule. Find a weekend or evening appointment. Something. You have options; find them.

      -Mike
       
    6. trocobob

      trocobob Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe stress ?
      what the cause of your Tinnitus ?
      The same for me My Tinnitus gone lower on 6 - 7 weeks . but it is stable now . I can hear it only in quieter rooms and at sleep .
      Maybe I should check my ears again .
       
    7. jdjd09

      jdjd09 Member

      I will try. I'm not aware of audiologists who work on weekends. But if they do I would go. I also wonder if I just hold out another 3 months and see if things improve. I'd they do then I save money on hearing aid. Idk though. I do know I will probably have to quit my job at end of summer. Mainly because I have ran through all my time off and can't take this job for another year with no break. I will prob have to drop out of my current school too. But I am considering going back full time to an in state school instead. I may take longer, but it may be the route I need to take to finish my degree.
       
    8. Lazypugfilms

      Lazypugfilms Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/17/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown

      Doctor doesn't know and I don't. He assumes infection but I think I just heared music too loud on my iPod and for too long
       
    9. Zorro!
      Wtf

      Zorro! Member

      Worry is a waste of time. You're causing yourself distress over something that may never happen. And if it does happen you'll handle it. Trust me, there are worse things than losing your hearing. (And this is from a guy who is losing his hearing.)
       
    10. Path Maker

      Path Maker Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic
      @jdjd09
      Please. I know you're in the thick of being upset, but, please. Take out a sheet of paper and write down three positive things. Write ten positive things. Please stop yourself from engaging in a non-stop refrain of negativity that is wearing a deep path into your outlook (and probably also affecting your health). The world is full of people like the man in this video who are getting on with life despite all sorts of things. You are a person in this world too. You can get on with it. We DON'T get to set the agenda for our lives, not completely. Some stuff just happens. We DO get to have a choice about how to creatively and inventively respond. Use your power to do that. If you want to miss out, you WILL miss out. If you want more, you CAN have more. You can meet someone, achieve goals, have kids, etc. And if you do, don’t you want to gift them with the person of inner strength and resolve that you can be? Don’t you want the best parts of who you already are to shine, and not be eclipsed by negative attitudes? You can do this! You can go on with this as a PART of your life, not the defining factor. The man in this video just had his second child. He's in his late 20s. Sending you a hug, some optimism, and please: love yourself and find some positive reasons and apply them. It is up to you.

      The Incredible Love Story of Nick Vujicic and...
       

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