Is Your ENT Right: Just Live With It

Discussion in 'Support' started by gary, May 17, 2015.

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    1. gary
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      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Most days I can hear my T plain as day even while showering, so I am not talking about mild T. When T is high I have noticed that lately, when watching something on TV that is really interesting, I can go a whole hour without even noticing any T. Same thing happened today while I was doing some work around the house, I was so focused on what I was doing I did not even notice the T, until I was done and sat down to relax.

      This I am thinking may be the start of habituation, but it's not that I feel I am used to the noise, but rather my mind is so focused on something else, that it over rides the part of the brain that processes the T

      Again I am talking very loud T, not the "it's there if I listen for it, or mine is mild T.

      I guess the trick is to, well as our ENT's tells us to, learn to live with it. Even as I write this post if I really focus on what I am writing I do not notice the T. That being said I now am aware of the T

      I now see the light at the end of the tunnel, or at least I am grasping the idea of how our minds can control T by focusing on something else. That one hour of not noticing T really convinced me that if I can go an hour, then why not two, three etc. It appears to me, I am taking the first steps toward living with it.
       
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    2. Carm

      Carm Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/01/2011
      Learning to live with it is the only option right now. They aren't lying about that one.

      But some ENTs are incompetent tards; they should offer tools that may help a person get habituated. Instead they just say that you should learn to live with it, get out of here, your 15 minutes are up.

      We can only hope that in 10 years there will be better treatments. It's a long time to wait but no choice.
       
    3. gary
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      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Carm I had an ENT like what you described. I got rid of him and found one that is working with me. He will put me down for 30 minutes when I see him, usually every 3 months. Many time we talk even longer.
       

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