My Hyperacusis Recovery / Success Story

Discussion in 'Support' started by Adam007, Jan 12, 2015.

    1. Adam007

      Adam007 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2013
      Hey everyone! After 10 and a half months of suffering from Hyperacusis, I can gladly say I made a full recovery through TRT, CBT, emotional support from my loved ones, and a positive mindset. I created this video to share my experience with hyperacusis on how I personally recovered. I wish you all the best of luck and I want to let you know that hyperacusis is NOT always a chronic condition.


      My Hyperacusis Success Story Part 1
       
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    2. marqualler
      Nerdy

      marqualler Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Minneapolis, MN
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection / Mild Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      @Adam007, this is awesome! Great story. Thanks for sharing!
       
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      Adam007

      Adam007 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2013
    4. Mark Beehre
      Facebooking

      Mark Beehre Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Wellington, New Zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2008 // 11/2014
      Adam, this is an absolutely fantastic video. Thank you so much for sharing. I feel more positive about my personal outlook already, so much so I have inquired to get CBT of my own. I am already doing my own personalized TRT with whitenoise. Thank you!
       
    5. generalfuzz

      generalfuzz Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ototoxic reaction to relafen
      Glad you made a recovery! Inspiring to hear about.
       
    6. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      Adam007

      Adam007 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2013
      @Mark Beehre thank you so much for the positive feedback, it's comments like yours that make creating the video worth it!
       
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    7. lapidus

      lapidus Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
    8. Mark Beehre
      Facebooking

      Mark Beehre Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Wellington, New Zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2008 // 11/2014
      Hey Adam,

      Just a thought here. I had a relapse of T & H which occurred back in October last year. I am still going through it now with the eventual goal being habituation. H is starting to settle but it usually takes up to a year...taking about 6 months to a year last time.

      Anyway, my point was that after six years of going to concerts, movies and not using ear plugs it came back. I think the course was actually my 400w speaker in my room which I was using to play white noise at night. Volume was low but the intensity was probably what did it. My symptoms on build up was sore ears, which I put down to tiredness, maybe an infection etc. They were actually warning signs.

      I just want to advise you to take any ear pain seriously going forward. If it starts happening it might be a good idea to take a break from loud sounds for a wee bit to avoid any re-occurrence. In saying that please make sure you wear hearing protection in any environment north of 85db, this includes malls, movies, concerts etc. You can get musician ear plugs custom made that will actually make the voice sound normal not muffled. Trust me they are worth the investment. You don't want it to come back and you don't want any additional T sounds or louder T. :)

      I think I am realtively lucky that I haven't yet had any increase in actual T volume (just my nervous system and limbic system have latched on) making it louder. However, I do have new sounds that weren't there before!

      Hope that helps. Just want to make sure you don't relapse after making such amazing progress.

      God bless mate.
      Mark
       
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    9. HThom4
      Not amused

      HThom4 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      This gives me hope. Thank you for sharing.
       
    10. demi
      No Mood

      demi Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2012
      Thank you for sharing this! I have not yet had a recovery from my H yet, but this is the kind of story that continues to push me forward and keeps me hopeful!
       
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    11. MattH-

      MattH- Member

      Location:
      Palatine, IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/1/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud music(headphones)
      Thanks for sharing this video!!! About an hour ago I just started to experience what I believe might be hyperacusis, my T started about 20 days ago, so i am fairly new to all of it.

      Hope you continue to have your relief of H and your T, once again thank you so much for sharing this story.
       
    12. Rudy

      Rudy Member

      Location:
      Orange County
      Tinnitus Since:
      8/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Post ear lavage tinnitus.
      adam are you able to use headphones to listen to music or anything of that sort?
       
    13. LoNicot
      Panicky

      LoNicot Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/1971
      Hey, where is Part 2 of the video??
       
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    14. 1MW
      No Mood

      1MW Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2008 but cured and relapsed from benzos
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ssnhl/benzos/unknown
      Your hyperacusis went away on its own - not from TRT or CRT.
      Also I had hyperacusis and it went away on its own after 1 year.
       
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    15. Sam98

      Sam98 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe loud music? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ if not, then perhaps jaw related
      Hi. Very old post, and you’ve probably moved on, but how are you doing now?
       
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    16. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      Peripheral nerves regenerate on their own. The TRT/CBT mafia profits off the bodies own natural healing process.
       
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    17. Mila9828

      Mila9828 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accident/Screaming?
      Wait so there's hope for H then? It just takes time?
       
    18. Contrast

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Retrovile
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      injury from noxious noise
      each case is it's own story.
       
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    19. Marc22
      Wtf

      Marc22 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1995
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      exposure to broken muffler noise
      Dear Adam 007:

      This is great news. I have had hyperacusis for almost 24 years. Maybe if I could have stuck with TRT, I would have got a lot better. As far as Contrast's comment that peripheral nerves regenerate on their own, mine never completely did after 24 years, and the nerves of most people with hyperacusis never do. What seems most common is that people with hyperacusis will recover to a certain extent, if not traumatised again, that is, if they are careful. But that extent is still within the condition of having hyperacusis but less. So it does not look like we can count on Mother Nature 99.9% of the time for a full recovery.

      One last thing: a request. I cannot listen to this video of yours Adam007, because cheap tinny computer speakers wreck my ears very quickly for some reason, even at low levels. Can you provide a short written summary of your experiences?

      Marco
       

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