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    1. veggieman

      veggieman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2001
      I am totally new to this forum.
      I have had tinnitus for about 14 years and it started, in my case, after a trip to the dentist. I was having a filling done in one of my back teeth and the tinnitus seemingly started after the vibration of the drill. It was there in an instant and has been with me ever since.
      Over the years, I have tried several products, wasting several hundred pounds, but have totally given up on there ever being a cure and I have now totally come to terms with it.
      I now wear a pair of hearing aids during my daytime hours and the increase in sounds, as a result of the hearing aids, helps to mask the tinnitus.
      At nighttime, I use a mono earpiece whilst I listen to a radio phone-in station and, whilst I don't get too many hours of sleep, it gets me through the night with my eyes closed.
      I have learned to live with it and, at age 66, realise that life is for living and I should enjoy the other relative good health that I have. Whatever else happens to me in life, I certainly won't die from tinnitus and there are certainly worse things to suffer from.
      Take good care, folks.
       
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    2. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      It all depends on how bad you've got tinnitus. Tinnitus has killed people, not because they were weak, but because their tinnitus severity was so bad, that they were incapable of living. Thankfully, that's not happened to you
       
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    3. veggieman

      veggieman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2001
      Thanks for your reply.
      Of course, I am thankful for the remainder of my health but my tinnitus has been categorised as at a high level and I could have also given up as a result. I am not looking for any sympathy and, as a newbie to this forum, I thought I would state my experience with this problem.
      Perhaps I won't bother posting to this forum again.
       
    4. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Sorry, I didn't know how bad it was. Anyway, trust me, I do sympathise I just don't want to downplay anyone's tinnitus and of course I would love for you to post and talk to people on here. We're a lovely bunch. As I said, I want tinnitus, us sufferers to be represented and not be told to just live with it. Anyway all the best buddy.
       
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    5. Chelles
      Balanced

      Chelles Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2011
      Hi @veggieman :welcomesignanimation:

      Sorry to hear about your tinnitus but I'm glad you found this forum!!
       
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    6. veggieman

      veggieman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2001
      Thank you.
      I used to work in London, near the RNID (now with a new name). I twice completed a survey with them about my tinnitus problems as part of their continuing research and I used to pop in to see them every few months offering to be a guinea pig for any new drugs that might become available. Alas, even now, we are still being told that the problem is incurable and we must learn to live with it.
      This I have done but, now that I have found this forum, I will look with interest to see how others are coping with this terrible ailment.
      All the best !
       
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    7. Quentino
      Tired

      Quentino Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Decrease of Hearing i presume.
      You have understood all.

      You still have difficulties to sleep? I'm sur you will find a way to improve your sleep on this forum.

      Welcome by the way!
       
    8. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Well, there's the Autifony trial mate. Also, I take trobalt which has reduced my tinnitus by 80% and cured treated my hyperacusis and reactive tinnitus with keppra...So there are things which are helping and there will be treatments very soon.
       
    9. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Don't be hurt by people's posts like you said perhaps you won't post again. Often what we say to a person face to face can be interpreted badly in written form due to the inability to hear the persons tone or see their facial expressions. Also our frame of mind as we may be tired, stressed and easily read negativity into a persons comment when it might have been meant in a positive way. Also we all say and do dumb things from time to time!
      I agree whole heartedly with your post. My tinnitus though not constant as some people have to cope with is so loud I cannot hear people's speech. But although I'm still hoping to find a cure I have given up fighting to be "normal" and accept that I must endure this.
       
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