In Loving Memory of Allan1967

Discussion in 'Support' started by Tinnitus Talk, Jan 8, 2020.

    1. Tinnitus Talk
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      Tinnitus Talk Knowledge Base Staff

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      Dearest members,

      We are saddened to announce that a valued member of our community has passed away: @Allan1967. We have no information on how this happened.

      We know that Allan struggled a lot with his tinnitus, which recently worsened, and he had not been in a good mental state recently. But we would like to stress that there is no evidence (as far as we know) about what exactly transpired; neither Allan nor his family nor anyone else has spoken out publicly, so we must respect this and refrain from speculation, which could only hurt those who loved him. We’d like to urge you all to treat this matter with the highest degree of dignity and respect.

      Allan was passionate about tinnitus research and the quest for a cure. He donated generously to various research causes and always urged others to do the same. Let’s all honor his spirit by following his example to push for a cure!

      We’ve reached out to his family to ask whether we can organize a fundraiser in his name, similar to what we did for @Danny Boy. We have not received a response from his family so far, we will let you know if this changes.

      We can imagine that this news might hit some of you hard, especially if you knew him personally. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you want to talk.

      All the best,
      @Markku and @Hazel
       
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    2. Nanny chocolate

      Nanny chocolate Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Devon
      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unbelievable caused by audiologist!
      Oh I’m so devastatingly sorry to hear this.

      He posted his photo outside the Heritage Centre in Dublin and was hoping that Lenire would work for him. R.I.P Allan.

      Thank you Markku and Hazel.
       
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    3. RishRamsey
      Doubtful

      RishRamsey Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stupid DJ
      May he find peace wherever he is now!
       
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    4. Mark A
      Wishful

      Mark A Member

      Location:
      California, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/05/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure
      This is so sad to hear.
       
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    5. Chinmoku

      Chinmoku Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown, possibly medication
      This is devastating. I hope Allan is at peace now, his soul enjoying silence and free from the weights of this life. My thoughts are with his wife and kids. Prayers.

      Thank you Markku and Hazel for contacting his family.
       
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    6. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I feel so bad for his family. My thoughts go out to them.

      I hope he found peace in his final moments.
       
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    7. Mymlan

      Mymlan Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      This is so sad. May he be in peace now.

      My thoughts goes out to his family.
       
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    8. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Dear Allan - I am so sorry.

      I am so sorry we could not help you more.
      Nobody understands, nor experiences our noise, our pain, nor our desolation, other than the severest members of our community.
      You showed great honesty and integrity.

      Love
      Dave xx
       
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    9. pinklights98
      No Mood

      pinklights98 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise Exposure
      Oh my goodness.

      I was just thinking about him moments before I logged on to this forum with the intention of checking his profile. Then I saw this post.

      I am heartbroken to hear this news and my thoughts are with him and his family.

      Rest in peace and silence, Allan.
       
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    10. TheDanishGirl
      Sad

      TheDanishGirl Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Denmark
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2017 (H since 06/2017)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term noise exposure (headphones), maybe some stress.
      I knew it. I just knew it, when he suddenly disappeared from here :(

      I am so saddened by this. I am having some REALLY rough days myself, not due to tinnitus though, so this news really gets to me.

      I really hope his passing was quick and painless and that he is now at peace. We won't forget you.
       
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    11. FGG
      No Mood

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multi-factorial
      Language is so limiting when you hear things like this. The universe is such an unnecessarily cruel place :(.

      I feel for his family and friends and hope they get the support and comfort they need right now. I will be so glad when there is a day that no one has to suffer this kind of torment anymore.
       
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    12. Agrajag364

      Agrajag364 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      This is tragic. Thoughts to his family.
       
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    13. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I am very sad and upset to hear what has happened to Allan, for I have corresponded with him many times by Private messenger, and he has telephoned me on three occasions where our conversation lasted for more than one hour. Therefore, I got to know him quite well and the way the tinnitus was affecting him.

      This news has really hit me hard and my thoughts are with his family.
      Michael
       
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    14. Harley

      Harley Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      There are no words to describe this human tragedy.

      I hope Allan found the silence and peace that so many of us are looking for.
       
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    15. david c

      david c Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2012
      So very sad to hear this news. Despite the huge challenges he faced, Allan managed to be often so funny, sarcastic and caustic in his comments, never more so than when criticising the BTA for their waste of research funding. I had really hoped that he would get some help from Lenire but sadly it wasn't to be. RIP.
       
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    16. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
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    17. Sironketchup

      Sironketchup Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL / Stress
      R.I.P.
       
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    18. threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      Well this is gutting. I feel so bad for his family as well. Of course it’s possible it wasn’t the S word, but the guy had a tombstone for his profile picture just so you know.

      People were discussing it in the Lenire thread. I hope others got to reach out to him like I wish I did.
       
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    19. DaveFromChicago

      DaveFromChicago Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headcold/Flu
      To Contrast:

      You are utterly correct. Medical Science should have recognized the dire seriousness of this long ago and devised a treatment method so that this would have been avoidable.
       
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    20. fishbone
      Shitfaced

      fishbone Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      1988
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud noise and very bad sickness
      May he rest in peace. My condolences to the family, friends and all who loved him. He was a terrific guy and all of us loved him on this forum.
       
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    21. jay777

      jay777 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      benzo/ headphones
      Sorry I could not help you Allan. You were brave to live and die with tinnitus.
       
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    22. Don Tinny

      Don Tinny Member

      Location:
      Argentina
      Tinnitus Since:
      2017 (worsening)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert with ear plugs
      It is scary. I'm sorry for him and his family. They will surely believe that he had psychiatric problems or something like that...

      We have to live with these sounds, OK? There is no way to escape. Maybe everything goes well, who knows. We have to resist like the people who suffer from other horrible conditions do. And I am not a mild sufferer.
       
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    23. Greg Sacramento

      Greg Sacramento Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      syringing and now somatic T dental work
      Just saw this heartbreaking news.

      Severe tinnitus has no body and mind boundaries. More response from the medical communities is needed for physical associations with tinnitus as researches have discovered most associations.

      As for the mind associations, we are still in the dark ages with neuro disease.
       
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    24. Bartoli

      Bartoli Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2009,worsened 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Truly heartbreaking. My condolences to the family.

      Despite the torment caused by his tinnitus, he always was a true gentleman in his comments on here.
       
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    25. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      I feel absolutely awful reading this. It always breaks my heart when I read news of someone passing in the community. I know he had children which makes me feel even worse.

      I felt so happy for Alan when I heard he was getting into Lenire early. I truly thought he was going to get some relief and return to a relatively normal life with tinnitus. I was rooting hard for him and it made me optimistic.

      I don’t know really what else to say, but I hope he is in a better quieter place now.

      Please stay strong everyone and give what you can to tinnitus research whether it be money or donated time to help with Tinnitus Hub.
       
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    26. jimH
      Caffeine

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      I can’t seem to find the words to adequately express the depth of my sorrow for Allan and His family. Rest in peace now, our dear friend, and know that you are already missed and will be for a long time...
       
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    27. Selah1281

      Selah1281 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Bustown, OH10
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      R.I.P.

      So sad... My condolences to his family.
       
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    28. jmasterj
      No Mood

      jmasterj Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic?
      So sad. My condolences to his family.

      I had several private message conversations with Allan over the last year trying to help each other.

      Rest in peace brother.
       
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    29. AfroSnowman
      Balanced

      AfroSnowman Member Podcast Patron Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      April 16 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      trauma
      I understand.

      May you be at peace.

      May your family heal from this tragedy.
       
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    30. astaff14

      astaff14 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Earwax/Botched Irrigation/Noise Trauma
      RIP Alan... :(

      I’m so sad to hear this, he was a good man. I hope his family can get some peace.
       
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