Kids

Discussion in 'Support' started by Marlino, May 15, 2016.

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If my parents and me have really severe T, would you still decide to have kids on your own?

  1. Yes, because life is good anyway

    5 vote(s)
    41.7%
  2. Yes, because there's no genetic reason

    6 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. No

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
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    1. Marlino
      Cowboy

      Marlino Member Team Research

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Supposed you have severe Tinnitus in young age and one of your parents has it as well (since young age).

      Would you dare to get kids?
      Is it fair to take the risk?
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      As tinnitus as a list of causes .
      The chance I think would be the same for everyone getting it.
      You have a better understanding of getting them protect their ears from a young age....lots of love glynis
       
    3. Marie79

      Marie79 Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2/1/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      of course. so many people have severe T and have no emotional reaction to it at all.
       
    4. Fangen
      Monday blues

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      I don't want kids and neither does my boyfriend. We might changed our mind once we get closer to 30 or over. But yeah, I have thought about how my T would change (or not) with a kid crying and screaming. Having earplugs each time you pick them up or try to comfort them? It seems tough with a baby that do not speak or understand you..
       
    5. Marlino
      Cowboy

      Marlino Member Team Research

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      I'm just doing the math.
      Since probability for severe T is very low in young age (neither me or my parents were abusing their ears as far as I know), what are the odds that my mom and me both have it coincidentally?

      A genetic reason in our family to be prone to T is imho very likely.

      After 4 month with big T I'm not sure if I want to give this burden to my kids.
      I think I would blame myself if my kids get it as well and I knew before.
       

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