If Your Tinnitus Vanished, How Would Your Life Change?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Danny Boy, Apr 5, 2015.

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    1. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I'd drink so much caffeine that I'd overdose lol! God how I miss green tea.
       
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    2. Stink

      Stink Member

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2000
      you can drink caffeine it's been tested in a clinical trial and it doesn't spike tinnitus

      i don't know how my life would change, first i would cry for a few days
       
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    3. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Really? How come mine spikes from caffeine? I might start drinking green tea, if that's the case...Although I'll have trobalt on standby lol
       
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    4. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Do the same as before T. Live a f--kin awesome life that everyone envies.
       
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    5. nills
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      nills Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Belgium
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      acoustic trauma
      I would not speak with or listen to anyone because I would be making love to the Silence all day and all night long!
       
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    6. SusanGee

      SusanGee Member

      Location:
      Yorkshire
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I'd just go back to my wonderful happy life with no anxiety, nights out with my friends, I'd smile more, have fun more and get some sweet sweet sleep :)
       
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    7. geg1992
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      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      I think I'd still be similar as I am now, as I'd be protecting my self from it coming back haha.
       
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    8. I would walk around as the most humble guy that you could find:angelic:
       
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    9. valeri

      valeri Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2011
      I would just enjoy "normal" life:)
      Going to sleep in silence and waking up in silence with no knot in my stomach would be gold!
       
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    10. ASD

      ASD Member

      sleep peacefully for some 1000 days at a stretch may be!!! :sleep::)
       
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    11. BobDigi
      Kick ass

      BobDigi Member

      Location:
      UK, Fareham
      Tinnitus Since:
      5.6.14
      Sit in silence for a few hours. Then carry on as normal.
       
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    12. Ilija
      Breezy

      Ilija Member

      Location:
      Jagodina, Serbia
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud gig/year of loud headphone usage.
      It would end up being the same as it was when I lost some of my anxiety induced sound sensitivity.
      Day 1: Oh lawd it ain't there any more
      Day 2: Yes still not there
      Day 3: Already forgot about it ever being there.
      I would be happy but I would stop being massively happy after a week of furious masturbation to silence
       
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    13. Matt01

      Matt01 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      28/11/14
      Life wouldn't change much. I suspect many people would just find something else to worry about! It's human nature.
       
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    14. click
      Busy

      click Member Benefactor

      Location:
      West Cornwall, England, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/04/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not sure
      I have days of silence. Yesterday the morning buzz disappeared at 11.30am. Then total.. absolute... silence. It's wonderful. I turn off all the cd players which, on T days, play continuously, and, if it's the weekend, I sometimes do nothing - I just enjoy the silence - often staring at the sky or into the distance. I stay up until I almost collapse because I don't want the day to end. I know that the following morning the buzz will be back, that it could be loud & that it may not go away - and so I make the silent days last as long as possible. Usually I can't last longer than 3.30am & that's what it was yesterday/this morning - finally not being able to stay awake and enjoy it any longer :eek:) Today the buzz went completely at 10.45am and I had just over 6 hours of silence before mosquito like sounds appeared in the distance a few minutes ago - it may get louder or it may disappear again.
       
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    15. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I love reading your comments, because people seriously don't understand how much a cure would make people. I honestly wish we would all be cured, so we find true happiness.
       
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    16. TwinGlocks

      TwinGlocks Member

      Location:
      Houston, TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/20/2013
      Would ask myself "Gee why is it so quiet now?" and go back to what I was doing.
       
    17. I'd go after my dreams and wouldn't stop until the day I die!

      I'm still trying to do that now, but H and T sets it's limits.

      In the end, nobody can say I didn't try.

      On another note, I can't believe I just began to live out my dreams before H, T and pain hit me. What a bloody pisser!
       
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    18. Nope. Not me. This has completely changed me.
       
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    19. pef

      pef Member

      Location:
      Georgia, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/16/2013
      It wouldn't change my life much.

      I'd spend more time on the treadmill, I guess. I'd be $1500 richer, as I spent that much on a Waterrower to replace the teadmill for an indoor workout. I need a cardio workout on a machine that doesn't make a lot of noise so I can watch TV at normal volume during the workout.

      For me the best thing I ever did was "give up" on the hope that my T would go away. Once I accepted it was here to stay, and that I would be hearing an 11.5 kHz tonal hiss in my left ear and about a 6 - 8 k square wave in my right ear, life got better fast.

      Sometimes I think I miss the silence, but there's nothing I can do about it. So I don't really think about what I would do if my T disappeared, because it's not productive for me.
       
    20. I who love music
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      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I'd join a band and play every other weekend or so.
      And I'd have some Pepsi.
       
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    21. NiNyu

      NiNyu Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      29/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma? stress?
      At first I would cry for hours..
      ..thanking nature for granting me a second chance.

      Then I would go out and socialize. Enjoy nature, listen to the wind and approach strangers. I'd open their blinded eyes on how beautiful life can be if one is healthy and not in utter misery. I'd tell them to grasp the moment. To forget about money. All that really matters is health and happiness. Share and care with those beings around you. After that, I'd pursue my dream.

      And no! I would never forget where I came from. I would NOT abandon my fellow sufferers. I'd do anything in my power to raise awareness and find a cure for T. That would be my new dream.
       
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    22. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Good man! Just a shame people without tinnitus aren't as compassionate. I wish the awareness for tinnitus was as big as cancer.
       
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    23. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Well, here's hoping within the next 5 years there's a real treatment for us, so we can go back to a normal life.
       
    24. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Must have low tinnitus!
       
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    25. MattK

      MattK Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/13/2014
      Actually, nothing other than just not think about tinnitus. Otherwise, my tinnitus doesn't affect my life anymore. I'm doing everything I'd be doing without tinnitus.

      With that said, diet doesn't affect mine at all. In that way, I'm blessed.
       
    26. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      So low tinnitus?
       
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    27. MattK

      MattK Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/13/2014
      @Danny Boy it's pretty loud and the pitch seems to change every second. It's really hard to mask. It used to drive me to a point where I really thought about suicide a lot. But thanks to a good network of support from friends, family and CBT counseling, I got through it. And now I guess I've habituated enough to where I don't think about it 24/7 and when I do think of it, it rarely bothers me.

      That said though, I also don't pretend I have it as bad as some. Because I don't have H, which sounds like it's worse than T.
       
    28. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Yeah, hyperacusis is killer as is makes your t very reactive.
       
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    29. MattK

      MattK Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/13/2014
      Do you have that? Does Trobalt help?
       
    30. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      my overall health and quality of life would go up a tick. I don't think much else would change, I don't have much interest in loud live music in general anymore anyway, and there isn't much else that tinnitus keeps me from doing.
       
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