Long-Term Tinnitus/Hyperacusis Sufferers: Why Haven't You Given Up?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Sevv, Jul 3, 2020.

    1. Sevv

      Sevv Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud concert
      Hello everyone,

      I've become a bit fatalistic after my last spike (time will tell if permanent again or temporary) so I've resigned myself to one day having severe tinnitus. Will probably happen sooner than later given my luck.

      So I have a question that is probably meaningful to many in here. I would like to ask people with loud/severe tinnitus or hyperacusis: What is the reason you haven't thrown in the towel? Why haven't you given up when fate has taken so much from you? What is the value or meaning that life still provides you?
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    2. grate_biff

      grate_biff Member Benefactor

      Moss, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma and or benzo withdrawal
      To me, the fear of death is still stronger than the torment. That's the only reason.:cry:
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    3. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced

      Tinnitus and hyperacusis can be very disruptive to a person's life when they are severe. Even more when there are additional problems in one's life whatever they may be. Each person's circumstances will be different so can only speak for myself. I have had my full share knowing how debilitating T&H can be. Even in my darkest hours I tried not to throw the towel in, to borrow your phrase but admit I came close to it. Sadly, some people are unable to endure the distress and turmoil any longer and will seek to cause their own demise. I have nothing but sympathy for them because a person can only take so much.

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    4. Forever hopeful

      Forever hopeful Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015
      I think all the long term suffers on here with severe tinnitus and hyperacusis are truly amazing and epitomize the profound power of the human spirit!

      God bless you all.
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