My Tinnitus Went Away! It Does Go Away

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Marco23, Feb 5, 2020.

    1. Marco23

      Marco23 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wellbutrin
      I've had tinnitus for almost 8 months and last night it went away.

      What I did was I started trying to sleep with the tinnitus.

      I also got my ears cleaned out about a week ago and I think that is what made it go away so I just wanted to make this post to give hope to whoever feels like there is none.

      I'm here to tell you that it does go away and it does get better.
       
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    2. Candy

      Candy Member Benefactor Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unidentified
      Was it hissing or a static noise?
      Btw amazing!
       
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    3. OnceUponaTime
      Busy

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/11
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Happy for you!! Enjoy the peace and quiet.
       
    4. mrbrightside614

      mrbrightside614 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      NE Ohio, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Nice work.
      Any guess as to what frequency your tinnitus was? Mild/moderate volume (scale of 1-10)?
       
    5. Tony Phylactou

      Tony Phylactou Member

      Location:
      Limassol
      Tinnitus Since:
      Low 20 years high sept 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Cement factory noise lowT,then stress high T
      Ear wax must have been the cause. My son gets tinnitus once a year then he cleans his ears and it goes away. You should have done yours earlier.
       
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    6. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Fuck I wish I was that lucky. I have had it 8 months now. It's improved some but it's still constant. Hissing. I hope it fades away one day.
       
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    7. aot
      Bookworm

      aot Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016. Worsened 11/2019.
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound induced, worsened due to noise expouse + flu.
      Congrats! Protect your ears.
       
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    8. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      @Bill Bauer hopefully I'm not being too optimistic.
       
    9. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      If it has improved, there shouldn't be any reason for it to not continue to improve.The fact that it's a hiss is a good news (the switch from a tone to a hiss is half the battle).
       
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    10. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      Thank you Bill.
       
    11. Orions Pain
      Dreaming

      Orions Pain Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Hissing is so much harder to tune out and mask though. Nothing masks it.

      My brain sounds like someone is cooking bacon 24/7:cry:
       
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    12. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Harder than a high-pitch tone that has the same volume level?
       
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    13. Orions Pain
      Dreaming

      Orions Pain Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Hi Marco,

      Did you see any doctors prior to getting your ears cleaned? Or did you wait 8 months with T, and then go get them cleaned out and it resulted in the T going away?
       
    14. Orions Pain
      Dreaming

      Orions Pain Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I have a hissing and ringing and find that the ringing can be masked but the hissing can’t because it almost feels like a sensation. I feel like there’s electricity running through me
       
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    15. unlucky_eli
      Happy

      unlucky_eli Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Aug 24 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear Infection
      I know exactly what you mean. I had electrical hissing (it felt like 2 live electrical wires touching) in my head for months. It was unmaskable, since, as you say it was more felt than heard. Good news is that It went away after about 3 months from my T onset and I haven't heard (felt) it since.
       
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    16. Orions Pain
      Dreaming

      Orions Pain Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      Thank you for sharing! I’m glad someone knows what I mean! It’s terrible. Even when I can manage to avoid the hiss during the day, I still get the zap zap sensation every few seconds making it impossible to forget about
       
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    17. Tybs

      Tybs Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fall from stairs
      I'm all for keeping up the hope, but I would like to add that T going away by itself heavily depends on the cause. For example, TMJ issues are not fixed automatically: a specialist needs to help in addressing such a case. This is why proper diagnosis is so important with T (and sadly, still hard to get).

      I have a similar experience with two of my sounds, both sides of the head. The one on the left is quite soft and can literally be disabled once I apply pressure on my chin. The one on the right is a bit louder, and capable of masking the single tone I still have. Though the hiss is easily masked by any kind of external noise, I can still "feel" its presence in a weird way. Since it's quite constant in nature, it does not bother me too much though, the sound was way more annoying to cope with.

      Interestingly enough, all these sounds increase when I'm lying down, but they can get reduced as well once I found my proper posture in bed (lying on my right shoulder in a specific way). If I manage to fall asleep and keep said posture, it's completely quiet when I wake up. Lovely moments... I guess there is a hidden pinched nerve somewhere, though my neck MRI earlier did not reveal anything of the sort.
       
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    18. Cape crusader
      Cool

      Cape crusader Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/18/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Microsuction ear wax removal
      Does anyone have the hissing along with hearing loss?
       
    19. Rb86

      Rb86 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      5/31/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise
      I do.
       
    20. ThomasW

      ThomasW Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      February 2019(nearly gone)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Medication
      I think one of the first things people should have checked when they develop T is ear wax. Now I know there are many reports ear of people developing T from ear cleaning procedures buts it often the root cause.

      I knew someone who had T for 2 years and every doctor blamed it on him playing in a live band and said he had hearing loss. He went to get his ears cleaned to find he had a huge buildup of wax. Once cleaned his hearing came back and his T went away completely. He would of kicked himself for not getting done sooner but he was delighted to have silence again.
       
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    21. Rockrose
      No Mood

      Rockrose Member

      Location:
      Maine
      Tinnitus Since:
      spike since 7/15 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Congrats, ThomasW for your success! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and careful observations. I'm 7 months into this and am open to trying new things, whether it be sound therapy, psychology or supplements. I appreciate the research that you've done, how you've cracked a code for yourself and hopefully for others.

      Almost all of the things you mentioned that aggravate your T are in line with my experience. I miss tomato sauce, tea, caffeine and sugary desserts, though I still have some decaf in the morning and bittersweet chocolate later on. I've suspected that magnesium causes spikes, though magnesium oxide seems ok for me (maybe b'c it's poorly absorbed, lol). I've tried to reduce dietary salicylates except for some cooking spices like ginger or chili and supplements like curcumin. I was eating a high salicylate diet with lots of dark greens, olive oil and so on when my T began last July. I wonder now if the hairs in my inner ear are coated with some kind of oxalate or salicylate crud. I've been taking the lemon bioflavonoids but maybe should try going off them. I wonder if salicylates increase noise sensitivity. Salt consumption is another key thing I'll have to work on. I'll try ginkgo again, that is if I'm being careful with salt and and the other things that you mentioned.

      For now I'll try some zinc gluconate lozenges that I have, away from phytate meals. I can only take a portion of one if on an empty stomach or it'll make me nauseous. I saw a video on youtube by Chris Masterjohn awhile back on how to supplement with zinc. For some reason he doesn't recommend zinc picolinate. But hey, it worked for you. I might buy some on my next vitamin order. He recommends Zinc Balance by Jarrow for people who need to regularly take zinc b'c it balances copper, which zinc can deplete over time.

      The nitric oxide connection you made is really interesting. I like most of the high arginine foods like brown rice, beans, pecans, chocolate, meat, turkey and so on but I might try a supplement to increase NO activity. Did you try a nitric oxide supplement and if so, is there one that you recommend?

      I have a B complex vitamin that is only the RDA amount, which is pretty low. Do you supplement with a higher dose B vitamin?

      Thanks again for the inspiring post!
       
    22. Sironketchup

      Sironketchup Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      SSHL / Stress
      So good that it went away for you!

      But no - it does not go away. For most people here it's gonna stay forever. So your title "it does go away" is wrong.

      For most people is doesn't matter what they eat, supplements etc... It just stays.

      It just went away for you. Very lucky you!
       
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    23. Rockrose
      No Mood

      Rockrose Member

      Location:
      Maine
      Tinnitus Since:
      spike since 7/15 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      Rather jaded remark. What entitles you to say that?
       
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    24. Tybs

      Tybs Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fall from stairs
      He is pointing out that it does not go away for everyone: which is one of the rare facts we know about for sure when it comes to T.

      I assume Siron is indicating that he'd have preferred a title like "it might go away" or "it could go away". He probably did not mean any harm with his statements.
       
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    25. Rockrose
      No Mood

      Rockrose Member

      Location:
      Maine
      Tinnitus Since:
      spike since 7/15 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown
      He didn't say "It does not go away for everyone" (fact), rather "It does not go away for most people" (conjecture) and that the cure depends entirely on luck (broad guess). Then "Lucky You!" (condescending remark).
       
    26. Lurius
      Wishful

      Lurius Member

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Valsalva maneuver

      I used to be very hopeful and believed in trying new things all the time. After almost 18 months with this fucking monster in my head, I've become very cynical and detached from reality. And I come to this forum a lot, so it probably affects the way I look at things. But I have to say I agree completely with Siron here. For most people, it seems that it doesn't just go away. It stays. Forever. Which is almost impossible for a human being to comprehend. We're supposed to take to heart that we have to live with this torture for the rest of our lives? A lot of people in this forum are in their 20's and 30's, they were supposed to have their life ahead of them. Now it's all ruined. There's no life quality to gain anymore. So excuse me that I get a little agitated when someone says that "hey, my Tinnitus is gone, I guess it goes away sometimes". You have no idea how much I would want to be that person. Especially since it happened to me once before. I feel like crying every day. I want to express my sadness over the life I have lost. The rotting person I've become. I'm unable to enjoy anything in life anymore. I simply cannot imagine myself as 50 or 60 years old, I don't want to get to that place anymore. I just want it to end, I want the tinnitus to end and if that's impossible I want my life to end. Not in 20 years. Right now. I can't believe that this one little misstep I made on the 31st of August in 2018 was going to rob me of all life quality, joy and pleasure. It's not fair. It's brutal and a cosmic joke.
       
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    27. Tybs

      Tybs Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Fall from stairs
      Keep the hope strong, it is important to hold on to it while living your life. And hope itself isn't unrealistic: sometimes even T that started years ago can still vanish. It does not happen to everyone, but statistics in themselves don't say anything about your individual case.

      And even if it does not go by itself: the treatments are incoming. Not perfected yet, and progress feels slow, but once they're ready and available, you will be able to go in and tame the beast, and it won't have any other choice but to face defeat. Our position is way better than 50 years ago.

      The moment will come. Hold on to that thought during the struggle!
       
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    28. mrbrightside614

      mrbrightside614 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Advocate

      Location:
      NE Ohio, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      July 2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      How in the hell did not one single PCP do a simple, routine ear examination?
       
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    29. LongWait

      LongWait Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Concert
      You can't generalise like that, I've got NIHL and constant ringing, high pitch tone, 2 years on, it will never go, I'm doomed.
       
    30. daiso

      daiso Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      OCt 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I'm sure many will find this post encouraging. But for me who believes in facts and stats and have seen the odds, it's a slap in the face by a new kid who just lucked out. Sorry for being negative.
       
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