Mild, Moderate, Severe — What Does It Really Mean?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Forever hopeful, Sep 7, 2015.

    1. Forever hopeful

      Forever hopeful Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015
      Can someone tell me the difference between mild , moderate and severe Tinnitus? Is there a clinical definition?

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    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi forever hopeful,
      Mild tinnitus can come,stay and go and you still can carry on in life with no bother and not really needing help as cope ok and emotions ok as you get to understand tinnitus.
      Moderate would be annoying and might not be sleeping and having unwanted emotions and starting impact on your day and seeking help and answers.
      Sever would be hearing it above everything and impacting on your day and not coping with unwanted feelings and needing lots of support and help and answers.
      Needing to use sound therapy and looking to seek help with counselling and other help put in place by your doctor.
      It can be disabilitating for some and struggling get through the day or go work and real mental torture for some and usually the family unit start having problems and social and emotional and physically impacting on their life .
      May have sever depression and anxiety .
      On a scale out of one to ten is used sometimes to Gage how your tinnitus sound level is.......lots of love glynis
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      Forever hopeful

      Forever hopeful Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015
      I guess I have more moderate then as in the quiet I can hear it loud and clear. And it is freaking me out and impacting my sleep. But I do not hear it much at all over other noise.

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