In Real Life Meetings/Events

Discussion in 'Support' started by Mathieulh, Jun 27, 2019.

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Should we organize IRL events and would you be interested in going?

  1. Count me in!

  2. No, I am not interested.

  3. I am not sure.

  4. I like the idea, but I don't think I can make it.

  5. I am not comfortable with meeting other people.

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    1. Mathieulh
      No Mood

      Mathieulh Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Paris, France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/24/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Chronic headphones use and acute noise induced trauma.
      While I know most Tinnitus Talk members don't live close to each other, and travelling with tinnitus might be an ordeal to a lot of people. I do believe support is important, as such I wonder if we shouldn't organize In Real Life events where members of the Tinnitus Talk community can meet up, talk of their experiences and provide support to each other.

      I am not sure this has been proposed before, what does everyone think of this idea?
       
    2. annV
      Fine

      annV Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown - possibly hereditary
      I wouldn't dare to meet anyone suffering from tinnitus, too many lunatics.
       
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    3. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Airplane barotrauma to left ear, noise exposure.
      I'm a lunatic with tinnitus. Hard not to be.
       
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    4. annV
      Fine

      annV Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown - possibly hereditary
      I like your jokes! You are not a lunatic like some here.
       
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    5. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      I went to a few face-to-face ATA support meetings and did not find them very helpful.
       
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    6. Jcb
      No Mood

      Jcb Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      possible TMJ, came on after severe cold and chest infection,
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      @annV being her usual reserved self
       
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    7. Ken219
      Frustrated

      Ken219 Member

      Location:
      New York Area
      Tinnitus Since:
      Summer of 1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure?
      You are the joke!
       
    8. AVIYT
      Wishful

      AVIYT Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregabalin
      Yes, I certainly wouldn't want to meet many others with tinnitus. Only because most of us already have fragile mental states and I'm sure doing more than just talking on here would worsen it for me.. but that's my personal opinion. Maybe for some it would help.

      For example, if my partner were also someone who had tinnitus then it'd be 10x more difficult of a relationship. But thankfully she doesn't (and I never wish for her or anyone I know to get this, which maybe my warnings may have saved them ;))
       
    9. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Airplane barotrauma to left ear, noise exposure.
      Are you in an angry mood? I guess we are more prone with our affliction.
       
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    10. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      For me, the reason was not that at all. I just realized that what I experience and what they experience is night and day, so the discussions were completely irrelevant to me. Suggestions like "sleep with a fan" or "find a distraction" abounded, and most people trivialized and laughed out the symptoms as if they were only a minor annoyance.

      Finally, there isn't much I can discover from live contact that I can't find out about online (such as on this forum). If anything, most people were greatly misinformed and knew very little about "the state of the art", so the value was mostly related to me educating them, which is cool and I was happy to do, but not something I can spend too much time on on a regular basis, unfortunately.

      Also, I'm not looking to make new friends either.
       
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    11. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Airplane barotrauma to left ear, noise exposure.
      I did Skype before with some Tinnitus Talk members in the past but no real life meetings.
       
    12. Jazzer

      Jazzer Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I find some Tinnitus-tit-ians promise things
      but don’t deliver.
      (....know wot I mean....?)

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