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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by threefirefour, Sep 2, 2017.

    1. HeavyMantra
      Bugridden

      HeavyMantra Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2017. Worsened 10/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headphones (low volume long duration), shows with earplugs?
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    2. IAmCalifornia
      Wishful

      IAmCalifornia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      this year
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      i wish i knew
      Dude is a supposed neuro scientist and calls people suffering from a debilitating condition as attention seeking flag wavers.

      You couldn’t write this shit.
       
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      threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      Your boots, bootlicker.

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    4. FGG
      No Mood

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multi-factorial
      Thanks. I found that thread and downvoted both of those sociopaths.
       
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    5. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      DAMN!!!!!!!
       
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      AUTHOR
      threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      Nice
       
    7. JulianBrumbelow

      JulianBrumbelow Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/14/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      loud headphones audio work
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    8. Manny
      Dead

      Manny Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      United States
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      central gain << NIHL
      The video depressed, nay enraged me. This man's arrogant gaslighting is utterly abhorrent, not to mention the great damage he's actually caused.
      On the flip side, the comments made my day.
       
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    9. HootOwl

      HootOwl Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Explanation in About You
      @Hazel Hey, can I change my username to FLAGWAVER or add it somehow. I want to be a cool kid tinnitus sufferer who wants everyone to know I only want attention.

      Also if Hazel says I can do this I’m crowdsourcing designs for my new avatar of said flag.
       
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    10. serendipity1996

      serendipity1996 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown but suspect noise-induced
      Smh it's scary how little empathy Jastreboff has holding sufferers in contempt like that
       
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    11. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:
       
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    12. Jaysterk
      Blah

      Jaysterk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Neomycin
      Hi all. Are there any ladies or gentlemen on here that are good/knowledgable with ear plugs/ear muffs?
       
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    13. mrbrightside614

      mrbrightside614 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      NE Ohio, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Downvoted & then some.

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    14. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      By any chance is anyone here in the areas that is effected by the Corona virus?!
       
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      threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      My grandparents are.
       
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      threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      You guys remember when I was dunked on 3 years ago for saying Jastreboff was a con artist? Yesterday was kind of my victory lap
       
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    17. FGG
      No Mood

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multi-factorial
      Not only does he charge thousands at his clinic in Maryland but you can donate to his hearing disorders foundation, too:

      http://tinnitus-pjj.com/

      To add to that here is the mission statement:

      Mission: The purpose of the organization is to make contributions in the form of scientific, basic and clinical research into proper diagnosis methods, underlying causes, and treatment options for the betterment of individuals suffering from hearing disorders.

      Programs: The foundation conducted its post-graduate level training course in advanced research and treatment methods for hearing disorders.
       
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    18. IAmCalifornia
      Wishful

      IAmCalifornia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      this year
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      i wish i knew
      According to Jackoff Jastreboff this is my favourite song because it represents who I am. EVERYONE I AM SO HAPPY I HAVE TINNITUS. THIS LACK OF SLEEP, MENTAL BREAKDOWN, SUICIDAL IDEATIONS, and CAREER AND FAMILY LOSS IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT. WAA HOO! FDDF6D76-F48F-4307-A1EB-4187FC10C0C4.jpeg
       
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    19. IAmCalifornia
      Wishful

      IAmCalifornia Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Pennsylvania
      Tinnitus Since:
      this year
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      i wish i knew
      TRT fanboys

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    20. ajc

      ajc Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2002; spike 2009; worse 2017-18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music - noise damage
      Can we do a fundraiser for him please!!!
       
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    21. Autumnly
      Wishful

      Autumnly Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      Germany
      Tinnitus Since:
      July/August 2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      That's his actual homepage??
      • Notably, the involvement of the limbic and autonomic nervous systems is responsible for the annoyance evoked by tinnitus; the loudness and pitch of tinnitus are irrelevant to a large degree and normally do not play a significant role.
      • Accordingly, if we can train the brain to classify tinnitus-related neuronal activity as representing a neutral, nonsignificant signal, then the process of habituation will occur automatically. To achieve this, it is necessary, however, to fulfill two basic conditions:
        • removal of the negative association attached to tinnitus perception.
        • preservation of tinnitus detection (but not necessary perception) during treatment.
      • Another important property of Tinnitus Retraining Therapy is that it cannot create any harm.
      I genuinely don't understand how anyone could read this and not see it for the obvious patient-blaming and gaslighting it is. That's like saying the severity of chronic pain is irrelevant, if you just respond positively your brain will tune it out. Also, TRT can and has harmed patients. Whether it's pain-hyperacusis patients that relapsed or people whose tinnitus got worse, the advice given by TRT practitioners isn't safe for everyone.
       
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    22. FGG
      No Mood

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multi-factorial
      I assume that's a least a page that he manages. The "research" foundation is really his, though and I assume the page I posted is managed by him, too or seems to be.
       
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      threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      I like how a few pages haven’t been updated since the 90’s. That’s a pretty accurate metaphor for TRT.
       
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    24. FGG
      No Mood

      FGG Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Multi-factorial
      He's too busy building a TRT empire with books, courses and multiple clinics. He has made a fortune with this idea, he has every financial incentive in the world to never question it.
       
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    25. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      His webpage loads correctly on web browsers from 1995-1997. The only element that does not load correctly is the pay pal extension.
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    26. AUTHOR
      AUTHOR
      threefirefour
      Peeping tom

      threefirefour Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      California
      Tinnitus Since:
      5/15/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      140dB B R U H moment
      Tbh his site gives off serious internet 1.0 vibes I kind of like it. It would be cool if he didn’t suck.
       
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    27. serendipity1996

      serendipity1996 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown but suspect noise-induced
      Mindboggling. The guy is a living anachronism. Imagine having a broken leg and being labelled as purposefully negative and weak if you struggle to walk on it. Wow smh this guy infuriates me
       
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    28. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      @Autumnly that's what TRT specialists will be telling their patients one by one. The irony is that on this very site many of the people who introduce themselves have been able to live with their tinnitus for years before it got worse and then things change. It kind of debunks their argument.

      Like all the people with the Mesh implant who were told there was nothing wrong with it...we are effectively been denied our suffering.

      That’s why I’m chuffed with the petition and the comments - which can’t be attributed to “forum users”.

      This aspect is infuriating and when we contributed to the Nice guidelines we tried to address this.
       
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    29. Contrast
      No Mood

      Contrast Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Clown World
      Tinnitus Since:
      late 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      noise injury
      I won't be here much longer, my master plan however seems to be working.
       
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    30. DaveFromChicago

      DaveFromChicago Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Headcold/Flu
      To FGG:

      I wonder if the Psychotherapy Community's insistence of the efficacy of TRT and CBT is their last
      attempt to claim relevance.
      Ever since the introduction of Prozac in 1987, their influence and feasibility has shrunken to the point where they are virtually marginalized with so many "methods" discredited.

      Several years ago I read that less than 20% of all psychiatrists engage in talking therapy to any degree.
      (I recall such TRT and CBTish "therapies" as Rational-Emotive, Reality, Client-Centered,
      Encounter Group, et.al. which have almost no practitioners and are largely historical curiosities).
      Before 1987, if you visited a psychiatrist for depression he automatically assumed that your attitude, outlook on life, previous experiences, etc. were the cause of such depression and these factors had to be improved. You were supposed to make a Herculean effort of will to suppress all depressive thoughts, sensations, etc. Clients received such "therapy" for years with no improvement. When the first antidepressant drugs were introduced, many clients had their depressive states lifted within weeks.

      This began the demolition of the talking therapy model that was originally instituted by Freud.
      In spite of all of the defenders and apologists for TRT and CBT, the one single, galling realization is that they have not yet been rendered as obsolete as the abovementioned example regarding depression only because no other treatment for tinnitus yet exists.

      They resemble squatters who occupy vacant, abandoned buildings and then disappear when a new owner arrives.

      The last vacant building for them to occupy is this treatmentless condition.
       
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