Nearly a Year In and Still Struggling with Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Annika12345, Nov 19, 2018.

    1. Annika12345

      Annika12345 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Can't be normal? Why am I not habituating?
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    2. glynis

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      @Annika12345 ,
      For some people Habituation can take longer but sadly for some people tinnitus can be continuously troublesome
      love glynis .
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    3. Michael B
      No Mood

      Michael B Member Benefactor

      San Diego
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      To me it depends on your definition of habituation. It's been 7 years for me and I'm not fully habituated, but I do habituate sometimes for hours on a near daily basis. I'm OK with that.
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    4. Steve G

      Steve G Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      20th November 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Slap to left ear made worse by ultrasonic dental clean 2019
      If your tinnitus is continually changing in volume and intensity such as mine it is hard to habituate. That being said I hope yours is not changing and you may learn to accept it and give it no emotion in time to come.
    5. PDodge

      PDodge Member Benefactor

      Woods of Alberta
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bear ate my Cochlea
      You and me both. Although I have better come to terms with that now and don't lose my shit as often.
    6. Bazan

      Bazan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      sadly i am in the same boat, still struggling about to start TRT
    7. Bam

      Bam Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      You are entirely normal Annika. You’ve been sold a concept namely ‘habituation’ that simply doesn’t cut it for a lot of people and has mutated in to a way of shaming people who can’t tolerate or live normally with constant intrusive head noise.

      You’re not alone and you’re not abnormal. Stay strong, be honest and open about your suffering. Don’t let yourself be shamed in to silence and keep the dream alive of a proper treatment that returns us to our natural silent state........Nothing less is bullshit pretence I’m afraid.
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    8. Alue
      No Mood

      Alue Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I'm not fully habituated yet, but it took me over two years before I think I really started habituation to it.

      I don't know if I'll ever fully habituate, but it doesn't bother me as much as it used to.

      It used to be daily torture that I was acutely aware of every waking moment.
    9. Wolfears

      Wolfears Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 20/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely accoustic trauma
      There is nothing wrong with you.
      Having any noise inside your head is not natural.
      Yes you can a point, depending on the severity and intrusiveness.
      As @Bam has already mentioned above, "getting used to it" simply does not cut it for many sufferers.
      We need a real cure or at least a real treatment.
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    10. BuzzyBee

      BuzzyBee Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Not Sure
      I'm at 2 1/2 years and don't feel habituated, but I certainly have better days. It is very much influenced by levels of hormones and neurotransmitters and whatever those chemicals happen to be doing in the brain and on any given day. I used to think anxiety played into it, but I can be having a perfectly time and some noise will spike it. So hang in there! Distraction and focusing on things you still can do is key.
    11. jasonbourne

      jasonbourne Member

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Habituation. The day you accept you will have tinnitus for the rest of your life you will habituate. That's all the word means. Acceptance. The thing that truly matters is how the tinnitus is affecting your life. If it is too loud and getting in the way of everything, how could anyone accept that?
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    12. IntotheBlue03

      IntotheBlue03 Member

      Philadelphia PA
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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      I think reactive tinnitus begs to differ and makes habituation very difficult if not impossible as I’m seeing across this board. It doesn’t seem that the odds are in our favor.

      @BuzzyBee, hope you have some good news 5 years in :(

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