Newbie Here, Lifelong Tinnitus Getting Worse

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by ajmich, Sep 17, 2016.

    1. ajmich

      ajmich Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Audio technician for rock band
      Hi, I'm Alex, new here and finally seeking medical attention for lifelong tinnitus that seems to be worsening in one ear. Forgive me, I have yet to learn the tinnitus vocabulary, but mine has always been always been primarily a steady or lightly pulsing tone in various high frequencies. Lately my right ear has been going through episodes of stronger, lower frequencies that vary but can last for a day or two.

      Most likely my exposure was about 2 years working the sound board for a local rock band. I was fairly careful not to push the dB levels into the discomfort zone, but had little control over the electric guitarists who played at levels to suit themselves. My doc has just now prescribed carbamazepine, and scheduled a hearing test... I suppose I just didn't want to know that I have permanent damage. I'm a bit of an audiophile and enjoy many kinds of music on modest high quality gear. Especially interested in hearing from those that have been able to minimize or rid themselves of this annoying malady. Hello, and thanks!
    2. billie48

      billie48 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      not sure
      Welcome to the forum. Those folks who have gotten better may be or may not be with the forum anymore. They wrote their success stories to tell people how they get better. I will list mine as well as the most read story on TT plus a few others. Together these stories paint the right attitude and approach to get better and IWLM has a very simple method to get better even after 40 years of T. Take good care. God bless.

      My story:

      The most read success story ‘Back to Silence’ with a simple effective strategy by IWLM:

      Jade’s success story with super loud T:

      Dr. Hubbard’s success story:

      success story of 17 years old Zach:

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