New to the Forum, Not New to Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Methos1979, Mar 31, 2015.

    1. Methos1979

      Methos1979 Member

      Seacoast, NH
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hello all,

      I'm a 53-year-old man with pretty severe tinnitus and a significant mid range hearing loss. I've had the hearing loss since I was a young child and it's gotten progressively, albeit slowly worse over the years. I can still function fairly well without hearing aids and am holding off as long as I can.

      I've had tinnitus since I was probably in high school. It was mild then but in 1986 I suffered an accident while serving in the Navy where I was in close proximity to an explosion and my ears have rang fairly loud since. It's annoying but it does not affect me more than it's annoying. It's much worse when I'm sick or hungry or haven't been exercising enough and my blood pressure is higher. But I don't get depressed about it or lose sleep - I have sleep Apnea for that!

      I came here as I have some specific questions about things I've noticed lately that seem to aggravate the tinnitus more and I'm wondering if others are noticing the same. But I'll save that until after I've poked around a bit and used the search function... yes, I'm a veteran of internet forum use!

    2. marqualler

      marqualler Member Benefactor

      Minneapolis, MN
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection / Mild Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      Welcome @Methos1979! You've come to the right place.
    3. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome again, Methos. Feel free to ask questions, although you are probably more of a teacher than a student about living with T. The newer T sufferers can learn something from your experiences.

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